Back in 2011, I was attempting to create a logo for Ripples that accurately expressed how I felt about it from an artistic angle. The project was pretty much a mess, because I didn’t understand how logos needed to be very simple and scale down to a small size. However, eventually our logo as it is now took shape (and can be edited later to look better and be easier to scale) and in the process we got some neat rainbow trees that people have commented on approvingly.
These trees are modeled after oaks and bonsai. Another design based on a weeping willow was never finished beyond the initial concept sketch.