Hello McVickar Family - Concept 2 has been completed and amazing results by Jenn.

I wanted to recap on the requirements we provided Jenn and then you can see how they visualize on the latest drawing she provided.

Requirements to preserve

  • Must have Argent (Silver/White) shield – this is in historical documentation as part of the description of record
  • Must have Sable (Black) millrind with 4 estoles – this is in historical documentation as part of the description of record
  • Must have helmet facing right with facemask closed – represents gentleman/nobleman
  • Must have eagle rising proper – our family crest
  • Must retain some of the original color

Requirements to enhance

  • Add McVickar name
  • Add family motto
  • Add 2021 in roman numerals
  • Add cross for tie to Christianity
  • Enhance eagle – move from sea eagle to bald eagle
  • Enhance helmet – improved design
  • Move helmet onto shield and incorporate eagle firmly grasping top of shield
  • Add American and Irish flags
  • Move color braids to top of shield (black, purple, white – repeating)

Next steps - Concept with color

Assuming no major changes or feedback we will follow up with Jenn this weekend to enhance the picture with color so we can finalize what/where the colors are.

  • Red/White/Blue on American Flag
  • Green/White/Orange on Irish Flag
  • Black/Purple/White repeating on braid on top of shield (reference original drawing under bird)



Exciting times McVickar Family - Jenn has completed our first concept drawing.  As a reminder early concept drawings are without color or detail to allow changes and feedback.  Here is what Jenn said:

Please note that concepts are just very rough sketches to show placement, scale and style of the elements. The final artwork will reflect what you see on our website and social media 🙂

Once you are happy with the overall idea, I will add some quick digital colour to the concept for you to approve before moving onto the final hand drawn (and then vector) artwork.

Please use the comments below to share your feedback, suggestions, etc.  I'll consolidate and get back to Jenn.



Summary of current feedback:

  • Need new eagle design
  • Swap eagle and helmet placement
  • Original had 1 millrind, now has 3.  Back to 1, does it need centered?
  • Move "c" up on McVickar - do not like it low as it is currently drawn
  • Move braids off helmet to below eagle


Modified Concept 1 Slides below

  1. Gma Pete - v1
  2. Jack - v1
  3. Jack - v2

Happy Monday all. Been a while (years) since I last sat down and thought about how to improve this site. Fortunately recently bit by the bug to research family tree and crest so hoping to leverage the site to share what we have learned as well as questions we are working to address. More to follow but certainly look forward to connecting with others to learn about our ancestors.

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