So, I have been playing around on Skillshare (highly recommend) and have been loving the camaraderie of being “in class” again. This was for a class with the great Lisa Congdon. The project was to respond to an imaginary art director’s email and then illustrate a creative brief she sent. In a nutshell, it was to reinterpret a well known fairy tale. I think the houses need a little something, but I am pretty satisfied with this.
Hello Lovely people. I have been working on branding myself a little better, so that any samples I send out have a logo and that Lemony “flavor” of my style. Branding…it’s a whole other kettle of fish. From my work with branding events, you’d think branding myself would be relatively simple, but…it’s a lot harder, as I am attempting to build something lasting rather than an event with a new theme every year. And, AND because it’s so personal, I never feel I have it quite right. However, I have given myself a deadline to order business cards, soo…I give to you 2 logos:
For the blog here?
I’ve been Nancy Lemon as long as I’ve been an artist, but I’ve been Nancy Carney for almost 2 years. I like the ferris wheel AND the lemon tree. At least they have similar shapes. I was thinking I could keep Lemon’s Tree as the blog of Nancy Lemon Carney, the artiste. There was also the thought that I should put the website and blog all under one url: lemonstree.com. Or maybe I’m just worrying too much, and need to make a dang decision. On the good side, I think they both reflect my “brand” as they are sketchy in style, use hand drawn type (which I’ve really been loving doing lately), and they are kind of silly/whimsical.
I may redraw the ferris wheel here, as the cars on the wheel are a little too big. I think they are both pretty fun, though. Thoughts on either, or both?? Comments welcome, good people.
This just popped into my head at work as a good way to play with hand drawn type. Happy Friday!
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This is further experimentation with the new Wacom Pro. It’s liberating and a trial at the same time. Liberating because mistakes are so easy to correct, a trial because sometimes I just want to reach into the computer to make something look “right.”
For now, this is a work in progress. I am trying to add pieces to my portfolio that incorporate hand drawn type.