The client wants something handwritten; witha a cabin, mountains, trees and a river
GREAT revision! Logo looks way cleaner and i love the mountain detail and the "bumpy shadows"!
Now firstly I would crop out that teeny section on the left side of your mountain, you see that sharp point sticking out? Cut that off so it seams nicely with your lake. The outline of your lake also is too thin, so make it thick enough so that it matches the same thickness of everything else. Also your house may do you some justice if the black outline was NOT a varying width. It simply looks too "Was made in Flash" ish. If you can change the width of the out line to match what you got with the mountains so it all blends better.
Your font is MUCH better, I like your choices of this revision and the one before it, and i think you should combine the two. Make CABANA the san-serif font you had for VERSION TWO and LEAVE Eledor like you have it here, I think this font combo is a better one then what you have here and keeping the name Eledor scripty makes it look like someone written their name "eledor" which is a nice touch. For the sake of print, take off the gradient of ELEDOR and choose a green that you used with your shadow bump things, probably the midtone one in the middle will work best for you.
thank you a lot for all the help; i know i still have to work with the line, but it looks waaaay better than my first logo attempt
Yep it's getting there! Lets see what everyone else thinks about it so far. :)
"The client wants something handwritten"....it seems they are not getting it:)
The typography of all your versions is unacceptable to be honest. I'd suggest that you look through a thousand logos, look at the way they do the company name, the fonts, the alignment of text with symbols and then start this thing over. You got a good base for the emblem, there's not too long to go. If you are having a hard time aligning your text to an assymetric graphic than change the shape of the graphic to a circle or a rectangle or something that you can use more easily. And no, do not use two completly different font types if you cant find matching ones.