I haven't been doing much crossdressing lately because a friend has talked me into becoming an online personality. Due to the abundance of snow this week, I've had a few days off and I've been really focusing on making a logo.
My first intention was to work with a cross and "play" icon as Crossplay is the nickname I'm most known for. However, try as I might, I just didn't like any combination I made. I looked around for inspiration and came across a logo for a series of novels that I never started. I took the font and layout for that and worked on giving my Youtube channel a unique name while still keeping Crossplay for myself. At first I was going to go with "The Gothic Gaijin" but I felt that was too weeaboo. Then I considered "Gothic Lolita Crossplay" but I wasn't feeling that either. Eventually I settled on "The Gothic Gamer". I feel some people may get the wrong idea when they first hear of me, expecting someone more brooding, into metal or all manner of stereotypes associated with the word "goth". However, I'm sure they'll have a better understanding of me after seeing a few of my videos.
As for the backdrop of the logo, it just made sense to me to use a bat as they are deeply associated with gothic stuff. Coming up with a silhouette was hell though as pretty much every kind imaginable is linked to Batman. I figured the best way to make mine distinct is to give it 4 wings instead of 2. I also added the silhouette of a Playstation dualshock controller to give it a more gamer feeling. Sadly I had to remove the buttons so the letter s would stand out more but, if the backdrop is ever shown on its own, it will have the buttons.
When I finally got everything done and uploaded the image as a banner, I found out that Youtube banners are scaled down and my image was way too small to fit the requirements. Simple upscaling looked horrible to me so I spent the day afterwards rebuilding the entire logo 3 times larger. It was a pain but I love the result.
Normally I don't like putting watermarks on my images but I feel it is necessary for this one as I plan on turning this into a job. This is the first of my assets that I have to protect.
I have a lot of work to do before I officially get the channel off the ground so wish me luck guys!