Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator
All you need to begin is an image to use for the reference like the one Ihave below of the gecko.Now on to the tutorial!
Step 1-Place the Original Photo as a template.
With a new document open (8.5"x11" artboard should suffice), you willwant to place the image that you will redraw as a template.
File->Place->image name->check template box
This will place the image on its own locked layer with its opacity at50%.A new layer will also be created above this one automatically. The image should appear faded out as the one tothe left is.