We need a bee mascot; a cute and cuddly standing humanoid type of body design...though not human (as opposed to a realistic insect) cartoon illustration with a yellow/orange candle in the hand of the upper right arm and a lower arm that rests on the hip. We will also need an open hand (to replace the close hand around the candle for other product lines..and to wave at customers) as an addition to use in the design at a later stage. The open hand can be a separate file or be included on the side of the final AI file.
The bee could have its body and and head "slightly" angled to look slightly to the right side...same side as the candle in hand. Thus, the design can be used to both face front, and also to the right, making it much easier to use for multiple purposes and product designs. This is very important that it can be used for both. Perhaps the head could have a slight angle while the body's angle would be a little less...making it perfect for both design areas. If you have any questions, please contact me and I'll do my best to assist you. Thank you so much!!
The bee typically would be standard bee colours: yellows, oranges and various shades of black, with other colours as you see fit (perhaps a little blue in the eyes, if you find that works for you...but feel free to play around). Full highlights and shading details along with a little gloss effect would be awesome!!
The bee should also be wearing white gloves. The glove would also be on the (additional file or add-on to final AI file) open hand.
I prefer the open-mouth design as that allows me to add a speech bubble for various advertising and product campaigns when I get to them.
I also prefer the upside down turnip-shaped head as that was the cutest head that I could design. If you have a better idea, go for it!!
We do not need any sort of background (or anything else...just the bee with candle and an additional open hand) as I will be creating many full logos myself as soon as I get the final design.
The text that I'm working on right now, that will be using along-side the bee mascot will be framed on a red wavy flag using Arial Bold-type of font with the I in EPIC as a candle (with a flame) and the A in BEESWAX as a beehive skep, thus completing my brand, if that helps you to envision my final design for my base logo. The text will be in shades of yellow and orange with a slight 3-D type of appearance (via a couple layered strokes), a drop shadow, and a glossy sheen. The flag will also have a drop shadow and a couple layered strokes. The bee itself will be placed on the flag for a couple products, and be placed behind (standing over) the flag for the main logo and most products. The bee will also be used independently for various purposes.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you so much!!