I would like to make a logo that has two simplified branches of barley that mirror each other and curve to a perfectly circular shape, like the following from http://culination.co:
I have tried to do it in Illustrator, Sketch and Pixelmator, but I can’t seem to figure it out and can’t find a tutorial. I tried making the pattern straight and curving it and when that didn’t work, I tried making it curved, which was a total mess.
Does anyone have an idea how to do this elegantly?
To create those branches of barley like that, you could draw them straight then create an Art Brush out of them:
Create a new Art Brush
Select your art, then Brushes panel click the New Brush button in the bottom right
Apply the art brush to a curve
The brush will nicely flow with whatever curves you apply it to