Throwback Thursday – The Birth of the All Day I Eat Shark

I’ve got a little something special for you today.

I am celebrating 5 months of blogging with my first throwback Thursday post. Yes, it has already been 5 months!

I started this site on July 15, 2016. It doesn’t seem like that long ago and maybe it’s not.

I wanted to show you what my logo looked like before I ever started this blog.

I used a 53 Pencil and my iPad for the initial sketch.

The pen comes with a free app that you can download and mess around with.

My first sketch

using the pencil and app. This shark was born hungry and open-mouthed:

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I then uploaded the sketch to my computer. Inkscape is the program that I use to finalize my drawings.

It’s free and pretty powerful. It has so far included everything that I need to make my art.

I traced the bitmap and turned the sketch into vector art. This is how it looked after smoothing out the lines:


all day i eat blog shark |


After making more adjustments this was my initial product. I changed the skin from black to gray and added a fish. My initial thought was I could alternate the fish with a different type of food, depending on my post. But haven’t had a chance to work on that yet. (Writing takes up a lot more time than I anticipated 🙁 )


all day i eat blog shark |


I thought the little ocean the shark was swimming in was a bit small, so I made it bigger. However, it just didn’t look clean when I put it on my website.


all day i eat blog shark |


So, I got rid of the blue water and this is how I made my final logo




All Day I Eat Christmas edition

Designed on 12/8/16



All Day I Eat Special Christmas edition

Designed on 12/11/16

With a parachuting gingerbread man

Now that the shark has a hat, it makes the initial logo look a bit naked.

I’ll have to think of something new for next year 😀

Thanks for stopping by and if you are interested in seeing more of my art, you can visit my Etsy store.


Yo! I'm Pat. I have the appetite of a shark. And with that, I strive daily to improve my skills and satisfy it with tasty food. My site is focused on Japanese cuisine, hydroponic gardening, and points travel. First time here? Learn more about me.

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16 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – The Birth of the All Day I Eat Shark

  • January 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    wow! can’t believe you’ve only been doing this for five/six months!!! Love your logo. It’s so creative and I like how you change it to fit the seasons!

  • January 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Nice clean site, everything in place. Will certainly check back in again. Good job.

  • December 21, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I like the hat for Xmas
    And the little edition of the 4 fish lower right adds some pizazz

  • December 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    You liked a comment I made on Bernadine’s blog. I wanted to come over to say thank you for liking my comment and to introduce myself. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

    It’s neat to see the transformation take place!! Congrats on 5 months of awesome content!! 🙂

  • December 16, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Thanks! Your Etsy store items are so adorable. And, unfortunately, I ate my chicken without using either of our recipes (sad-face)… Oh, well. One of these days I’ll hopefully try it!

  • December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you for that basic walk-through. It was nice to know how you did that.


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