I get to cross logo off of my list ! Wahoooo! (scroll down for the finish) Opening an online shop has been in the works for quite some time and I needed to settle on a logo. I'm using 2 characters (including Ollie here) in packaging/branding. And I needed one simple image for the backs of cards,etc. I'm betting down the road, and as I learn more, Ollie will grow and change. And I'm giving myself permission to accept & allow that. But what I really want to talk about a little is my friend, Photoshop. We did not get along at first and there was a time when I was sure I would NEVER speak to her again. But I came around and have taught myself a few small things. Like, for instance, taking the small scanned image you see in the corner (created on 140 lb. Arches with watercolor + micron pen) and turning it into the logo below. Super simple stuff. However, it took me a good while to figure it out. And I love to share information. It's how we all learn. So if anyone has any questions about how to go from here to there with something like this just leave me a comment. I'll be happy to answer in the simplest way possible. Cause that's how I roll. All simple. (Complicated gives me a big, fat headache.)
(note to self: fix that space between illustrated and nest in the web address....)
I adore children’s illustration and spend my time drawing and painting. I especially enjoy creating characters. After a bit of sketching they seem to take on a life of their own and are kind enough to let me get to know them.