This minimal funky Toucan logo design is very easy to make. So, in this tutorial we are going to talk about use of shapes to create a simple vibrant icon logo. We’ll use the shapes such as rectangle and circles as our base and create curves and add color to bring out the best in the design. To start with, we need a basic idea of what we want to create. Here, I wanted to create a logo including a toucan bird so I looked for bird inspirations on the internet. That helped me to decide the shapes and colors I wanted to work with. You may find additional inspiration by searching on Vlemonn.
Let’s get started!
First, we create a new document (cmd+N or ctrl+N) in Adobe Illustrator with an artboard size of 800 x 600px
Now use Rectangle Tool (M) from the tool panel on your left and create a rectangle on the artboard as shown below. Then simply select the Direct Selection Tool (A) and select three vertexes on the rectangle and drag them inside, to give them a rounded edge. The only 90-degree angled vertex should be on the left top corner.
Afterwards, use the Pen Tool (P) to create the tail of the toucan. Keep the shape by creating a straight line, two slanted lines and one curved line as shown below. Remember the straight line should be overlapping our existing rectangle.
Use the rectangle tool again to make the beak of the bird. Create three rectangles of different sizes as shown below. Then use the Direct Selection Tool and select the top left corner of the first rectangle and drag it inside to create a rounded edge.
Now select the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a circle while pressing Shift on your keyboard. Then select the Direct Selection Tool and select the top vertex on the circle and click on scissor icon on the top panel as shown below.
Repeat the same process for the bottom vertex on the circle and then delete the left semi circle. You should only have right semi circle after that.
Then to complete our design, create two circles on the toucan body as shown below. Select the ellipse tool from the tool panel and then press Shift on the keyboard and then it creates a perfect round circle.
Now that our design is complete, let’s fill in the color. Select the body and the tail and fill in with black color. Select the semi circle and fill it with vibrant yellow color and fill the beak colors you choose as for inspirations. I chose Red, blue and green for that. Fill the eyes with white and black.
Our vibrant toucan logo is complete! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you do follow this tutorial and create your own logo, please post it in the comments so we can see your result. Thankyou fellow designers!
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