It has been ages since I posted my sketchbook pages here on the blog! I released new cards this month, and here they are with some of the original pen and ink illustrations from my sketchbook.
Here are the finished cards…
And here are some of the initial sketches…
And this is what it looks like when you need to hurry up and take the photo because the baby monster is coming to terrorize your sketchbook…
There’s not much to report around here, but I’m making slow, steady progress on those new pins. Here’s a little peek!
Holy cow! After less than a month I’m nearly sold out of my uterus pins. Thank you to everyone who ordered! Now I’m creating a whole line of enamel pins. Here’s a little sketchbook process…
Some of these concecepts haven’t made it to their final forms yet, but a bunch have! I’m trying to decide which 4 or 5 of the pin designs below to add to the shop first. Which are your favorites? I want them all!
1. stag beetle “love bug” pin
2. green thumb pin
3. draw something pencil pin
4. smarty pants pin
5. egg & sperm pin
6. Pilea peperomioides pin (my favorite houseplant)
7. tea lover pin
8. crazy plant lady pin
9. heart eyes turd & fly pin set
Yup, I’m still working on my logo. I can’t stop agonizing over every little detail! Thanks for all the feedback over on Instagram the other day. You helped me narrow it down to my two favorites from all of these.
Then I whipped out my light table for a little redrawing and tweaking.
These two are my favorites at this point, but it turns out I prefer the “wit & whistle” a little less bold (the way I had it before). Doh. I think I like the first logo better in every application except at the top of my website.
See? The bottom, more horizontal, one looks less awkward up there in the header. Changing the layout of my site is sooo not happening, since it was a pain to get it to display properly and be responsive in the first place. Maybe I could come up with some sort of ornamentation for either side of the round logo, just to give it a little more horizontalness when needed. Hmm…
Basically, I’ll never be done! ;)
Update: I’m going to go with the more circular logo, but I’ll have a text only version of the logo for my website. Check it out, it’s up there now! Now don’t let me tweak it anymore, okay?
Wit & Whistle has had the same logo for almost 7 years, and I’m ready for a redesign. I’m still in the sketching stages, but I’m starting to hone in on the final design. Sometimes I think I am my own worst client—I don’t know what I want until I see it!