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.
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:
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:
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 🙁 )
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.
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.