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:

all day i eat blog shark |


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 πŸ™ )


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 πŸ˜€

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


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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.

    • January 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      thank you for stopping by Janice!

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

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

    • December 17, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Thank you Jess! πŸ™‚

    • December 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

      thank you Tom/Audrey πŸ™‚

  • 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 17, 2016 at 8:08 am

      thank you Randy! next time!

    • December 17, 2016 at 8:08 am

      thank you Linda! πŸ™‚

  • December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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

    • December 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Randy, thank you for the note ! πŸ™‚

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