Where Thumpernicus shared their Washington State Ghost patch for Spokane, WA. - which is actually pretty good.
And I designed some patches based on the Pacific Northwest Legend Bigfoot (a.k.a. Sasquatch) as an example of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest's great and wonderful tradition in the Strange & Unexplained.
The multiple color Circle Slash is just to show the different colors themes for the patches - I'm partial to the green circle slash since this design is intended for Washington State (the Evergreen State).
Originally I started work on the purple one with the hands and the foot and the eyes hidden in the dark - it wasn't purple when I started. In all actuality I didn't know what the colors were going to be like so I started tinkering around and in this example I show the standard brown fingers with the dark nails.
I opted for a cryptid firstly because (to me at least) it's not about just ghosts --it's about investigating the unknown. A Ghostbuster specializes in tracking and trapping ghosts and if you're a Ghostbuster from the Pacific Northwest you can expect to run into more than just spooks, spectres or ghosts.
You'll notice multiple arrangements for that theme - since it is in vector I have control over how and where the hands go. The object to the bottom right with the exception of the blue one is a foot (or at least the toes). The idea is that big foot is pulling and kicking through the circle slash and doing major damage. I could do more hand gestures and change the placement around, but for the sake of this sample preview I just tossed up the most common placements.
NOW –after having slaved over a hot computer making the crushing hands I didn’t feel that the level of detail would translate very well to an effective patch, and the fact that Bigfoot is scaled down to just eyes and a nose will kind of miss the mark as being a anything identifiable. After a lunch break I came back to the patch and though a little bit about if I were to show the ghost of a Bigfoot, what would it look like.