We are developing a legal contracts application for the iPad, and we need a custom logo & icon set designed for it. We've attached a mockup of what we'd like to have done (a wax seal on an envelope), but we'd like it done as photorealistic as possible.
An example of the level of photorealism that we'd like to see in the finished product can be seen here: http://bit.ly/bBBlOE
First of all, we trust that you guys will be able to come up with some excellent versions of the seal on your own. But, if you are looking for some additional direction from us, read on:
This is a stock illustration from stock exchange. We don't like the blobbiness of it. The shape is not interesting and it doesn't look like the shape of a real wax seal.
This one looks really bad, weird, jittery edges, and they just did a pillow emboss filter on it. Again, the shape doesn't look right.
These are closer to reality, shape wise. Obviously they are fairly simplistic versions.
We like the organic flow of the wax and the thickness to it. It's not contrived to look like a blobby mess, it's just how the wax would actually go.
The "C" on the seal stands for Contracts. We like the "C" on this poster: http://bit.ly/aOOmL5 But, other ideas are also welcome.
iPad icons need to be 72x72px and 512x512px.