New Logo, better me
Hello sunshine! How are you today? :)
This week was a busy bee kind of week filled with progress on awesome projects that I can't share unfortunately. :/
I'm currently working on 2 quite different ones! I'm also taking Danish classes (started last month) and this week started Christmas Course by Victoria Johnson (which I'm already a bit behind but I'll soon catch up and share here)
And, I've been building a new routine, tracking habits, taking time to enjoy a bit more the ride of creative process. It's on baby steps stage. Soon I hope share a review. :)
Speaking about routine, I've been slowly back to do daily drawings on sketchbook. You can follow it on my Instagram & Twitter.
But if you don't feel like go there now, don't worry! I'll post here my top fav of the month next week ;)
MY LOGO HISTORY
Probably because of my Advertising/Marketing background, when I decided to follow the Illustrator path the first thing that I thought about was my "logo". Something from my "comfort zone".
Something to show "I'm my own brand now and I love it."
This week I was thinking about this process and how it was in a way, always related to my art skills. I decided to migrate my site and the first thing I did was update "my logo".
About 2 years ago I changed my signature from Frontleroy Brown Font to my own hand-lettering - Best choice ever! Since then, every time I sign a sketch is a chance to brand myself effortless.
Following this natural feeling, this year I decided to chang my icon from a girl to a bunny.
In case you are wondering, bunny was not always my fav animal.
This love happened on my early days of drawing. I think I was making a logo for a friend and, I guess, he arrived.
Mr. Imaginary Bunny looks a bit of Alice's White Rabbit, with his glasses and a pocket watch. He has been my studio buddy- more like my art adviser, being crazy about deadlines but also giving art ideas, love and support.
He is self-confident, loves cute things and it's always over the moon about my new projects! He also gets bored easily and sleep early. He appreciates routine and marshmallows.
My first icon was a little girl drawing clouds. You couldn't see her face, just her drawings. I guess that was my way to tell others that I wasn't ready to show the artist, just my dreams of art.
She was me. And she grew up like me. Today she was replaced by a bunny. Not because she disappeared but because she became more like her bunny buddy.
She is a bunny queen, a reference to Mr. Imaginary Bunny admiration for her growth as an artist (also, she now lives in Denmark, a land with a proper Queen and fairytales)
Plus, and probably the most important note, it feels natural since this is how most of my bunny drawings look like. So you can look at her and see a sample of my style! win-win.
Hope you like new bunny me! :)
• Last year I replaced bunny for a bird. Did I stop like bunnies?!?! Not really. I just couldn't see my style on that bunny and since I couldn't figure out what was wrong with him, I replaced him for a bird. It was a confuse time...
• In 2015 I changed my tagline to "cute maker" instead of designer. It was when I noticed "cute" as the most used word by others to react to my art. ;)
• Where is 2012? I wasn't an Illustrator! I started my self-taught journey in 2013. :)