Original logo, circa 2012. Too boxy and too casual, though perfect for a very new business.
Updated logo, released on Jan. 18, 2013.
Interesting Tidbit: The new logo is called an ambigram, an art form that one still could read from another direction. When this logo is turned completely clockwise or counterclockwise, the letters would appear the same. Cool, right?
Experience-sharing: Had so much fun creating this logo. The process itself felt so natural, so intuitive, and so meditative that I lost track of time. I gave the logo a facelift to reflect the evolution of my business, my commitment of creating quality works of art, and for the sheer pleasure of doing it.
Look forward to creating logos similar to this!
I know it’s been a while since the last entry here. I’ve been busy working on the second e-book; brewing up some ideas for my upcoming creative projects. No news is good news, right? ;)
About the most recent scratchboard experiment (seen below; yes, my very first time doing it), I loved doing the whole etching process because I cannot really afford to make “mistakes” in this medium. What is done is done. This process forces me to stay in the now. Meditative in a way, really. I’m so itching to scratch some more but I have a page (for the ebook) to work on first.
For artists (applies everyone, really) who savor a bit of adrenaline rush, I highly recommend you to try out this medium. Happy scratching!
The publication of this first e-book was a milestone for me in my art career. It was just few quick months ago on a rainy afternoon that I first met Rachel and Chris Blythe. After brainstorming, Zoey Goes To The Dog Park was born. Their vision of the e-book matched mine, as that I am a huge supporter of social change. To me, social change means a strong emphasis on bilingualism which brings both ASL and written English to an equal footing — as well as reframing the word Deaf through positive, well-adjusted characters of this book.
This has been a tremendous honor for me to be able to work with the author, Rachel and the producer, Chris on this first e-book. I have learned a lot on what it takes to be an professional children’s book illustrator.
I am now at ease knowing that today’s Deaf children will have access to literature in their natural language while they simultaneously absorb written English. This is something I would have enjoyed having when I was a young kid. With a certain vision in mind, all the illustrations I’ve done for the book was so worth it. So worth it that I will be carrying the vision through the upcoming series of this book.
Quick impromptu drawing done one morning on Jan. 6, 2013.
Experimenting with fineliner pens: STABILO point 88. So much fun and so easy on paper! Highly recommended for anyone who loves to doodle! :)