I've always admired illustrators who can turn simple forms into something spectacular, since the proper use of basic shapes is the foundation to a good drawing, but most artists try to hide their drawing's underlying frame.
However, California-based Art Director Anuja Kanani doesn't mind letting the world see the framework for her drawings, and she creates simply wonderful animal logos out of circles and simple lines.
Her series Wild Lines: Animal Logos Vol. 1 is inspirational anda good example of how less can be more when it comes to effective logo design:
“I have finally done it! A series of animal forms designed using circle geometry. Animals have elegant structure and form, and this design experiment was something I have wanted to do for a very long time. I sketched out a basic structure guided by circles, and then defined the animal using just line forms. Being an animal lover myself, this was definitely a fun journey!”