Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Then yesterday afternoon a friend called me up and told me that she had been talking to a guy at a local Dune Buggy shop that she knows and deals with and he has been looking for someone to design his logo for his shop for over a year now and couldnt get anyone to do it. She was telling him that she knew someone who would do it in a heartbeat and would do a great job and that all she had to do was talk to me. So when she got home she called me up and told me about it and asked me to put something together and of course instead of me just waiting around on it until today. I started right away lol. I had an idea brewing in my mind and its not often I get hired for something like this so I was like OK lets go! lol I started working on the logo at 8 last night and finished the rough draft of it at 2 am. LOL. then this morning I sent Robin the rough draft and she told me she loved it but it did need a few tweaks (after all I have never even seen a dune buggy so I was using photos I googled as references) and I worked all those tweaks out and sent it back... She printed it out on photo paper and drove up to Mudslinger's to show Eric (the owner) and he LOVED it. He called me up on the phone and told me that it was like I had plucked the idea's he had right out of his brain and put them on paper! LMAO. I was so thrilled to hear him say that! He said he was going to give Robin the $ for it and that he is having t-shirts made up with the logo and he will get a couple of free ones to me as soon as he gets them. I am just thrilled to death! I have never been hired to do a logo for a business before and I've done it. Im really getting my name and art out there now. WOW. This Friday I get to see if I won any awards, I get to go to the fair and walk around and I plan to look at all the entry's and see what others think of my work from a distance by watching people who check them out and maybe talking to a few. I cant wait. Then Saturday Tim and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary. but we havent decided what we are going to do. On Sunday I get to go pick up my artwork from the show, and then head over to Jack and Robin's to pick up my pay for the logo and everything. Im just super excited and proud of myself. Below is the logo for the shop. Its alot larger but I shrunk it down so it wouldnt take so long to load. I just wanted to share how my week is going so far... can you believe I was actually giving all of this up because I didnt think I had what it takes... and now look at whats happening! Someone really is looking down on me right now!
Oh I almost forgot to mention... along with me doing this logo Eric (the owner of Mudslingers) is thinking of having the logo tattoo'd AND he mentioned that he has an airbrush set and that he really thinks I should borrow it and see how well I do with that... if I do well maybe thats another side job for me to take on. WOW! So not only am I drawing, tattoo designing, and trying to teach myself how to tattoo... Im also going to start airbrushing and logo designing too. SHEESH! Talk about some fun and busy times ahead.
The image on the left is the challenge image for the August Creative Challenge in Artistic-Creations. So for my challenge share, I thought I would just draw the picture. I thought it would make a great drawing or tattoo design for sisters, or best friends. Just thought I would share!
This is for another swap from my group Artistic-Creations. The swap was for 2 3×3’s in a ‘Sitting Pretty’ theme, and this is what I came up with….
I created the backgrounds using metallic and regular liquid watercolors in a mini mister. The images were actually from a cute set of rub on’s that I stumbled on at Michaels on the clearance shelf. They actually have glitter in certain parts, you cant really see it that well with the scan but its there in the wings of the fairies and their outfits.
For the first 3×3 I used a corner flourish stamp and black ink. I then drew in the stars and moon with a white and silver gel pen. Of course did the edging with black ink and then added a small and simple stamped word ‘Pray’.
For the second 3×3 I used a flourish stamp and black ink. I then drew in accents with a white gel pen. I drew in stars with a black gel pen and did the centers with a white gel pen. I used a sun stamp and also added white accents using a gel pen. I did the edging also in black, and added a small and simple stamped word ‘Hope’.
I really love how they turned out. Im really glad to have this hobby again as a release from every day stresses.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I thought it turned out ok, Im not too thrilled with the way the coloring of the main image turned out but what can ya do lol. I used gesso instead of white ink, lots of fourishes, and lots of hand drawn hearts =]
I hope my partner likes it =] I know its not exactly the same, but I wanted to try and do something a little different and try to figure out how to do similar techniques w/out having the exact supplies. Oh and the little words I used say Love, and Togetherness. You can click on the image to view it larger.
Well I suppose thats all for now, I have a lot of work to do..... Just wanted to say SOMETHING.