Three Little Pigs, reboot

Inspiration, Le Grand Portefeuille
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Sample cover

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.

 

Logos, hand drawn type, and a store update

Business of Art

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:

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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.

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For my website, nancylemon.com

I miss Mr. Rogers.

Digital, Le Grand Portefeuille
growIDEAS, mr. rogers, digital art

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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.