So in my college art class we were required to make some logos. They have to be entirely in black and white for now. I wanted to make mine look 3D which is hard for two colors so I modeled the objects in blender, saved them as PNG files and used Photoshop to dial up the contrast until I had only two colors. Then I traced in Illustrator. .
Just to be curious …
If you had only used Illustrator … was the outcome then the same?
And maybe much quicker.
I don’t think so because I was having a hard time visualizing where to put the shadows without modeling it first. I maybe could have skipped Photoshop.
@Melissa_Marriott is right. Some high-concept artists use easy-to-shape 3D models (seen a lot of sculpts like this) to get a basic shape or scene ready to trace in details in illustration and 2D art programs. Whilst the end product is a 2D picture, the process of visualisation comes different to all people. No matter your method, it all becomes clear using this easy to remember 1 step plan:
Do what works.
Thanks! Yes, I wish I could just visualize without this step but it was so much easier with it!.