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:
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.
16 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – The Birth of the All Day I Eat Shark”
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!
Nice clean site, everything in place. Will certainly check back in again. Good job.
I like the hat for Xmas
And the little edition of the 4 fish lower right adds some pizazz
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.
thank you for stopping by Janice!
It’s neat to see the transformation take place!! Congrats on 5 months of awesome content!! 🙂
Thank you Jess! 🙂
Thank you for sharing how your logo evolved. Very creative.
thank you Tom/Audrey 🙂
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!
thank you Randy! next time!
BLESSING IN SHARING HAVE A BLESSED DAY
thank you Linda! 🙂
Thank you for that basic walk-through. It was nice to know how you did that.
Randy, thank you for the note ! 🙂