Today I was chatting with my very wise friend Wynette, who told me that I really needed to make sure that I was thinking about branding. After all, if I’m going to be a world famous blogger and graphic artist I do need a signature. Wise or annoying. I’m not sure.
I’ve got a full plate already. I don’t have time to come up with an idea. No, she’s not wise, she’s annoying. I mean, she makes sense. I should be putting something on my graphics. Artists sign their work, right?
Then I wondered why on earth I was overcomplicating things. It’s a signature. I have a signature for my art already. Someone commented on it the other day. Ok, so maybe she’s wise, but she’s still annoying because now I need to make something else.
The other day I picked up a lovely little Wacom tablet that I’ve been practicing on. Honestly I feel like I have the penmanship of a 7-year-old right now on it but still, practice makes perfect, right?
With that in mind I sat down and I started making capital M’s. The first ones were laughable. Eventually, they improved. I’m over the top in love with Nanda’s Real Pen and Marker Brushes for Photoshop on Deviant Art by Soenanda. She’s done an amazing job with these brushes and I couldn’t be happier with how they perform. I still need some work with my pen control and I find that using a tool that reacts on screen the same as the tools I’m using on paper….game changer.
To my great surprise, within an hour or so I had an M that I was happy with. I shared it with the grandly wise Wynette and once I did I realized why I was so happy with it. The legs of the M are nearly mirror image J’s. Ah, symbolism…at least I think that’s what it is called. I couldn’t have designed this better if I had set out with all those things in mind.
Until next time…