Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Logo

To get this blog started, I knew that I needed a logo to put at the top. I have an obsession with typography and right now, chalk board drawings are very popular. I love the look so much that I knew I wanted to do something like it.

Here are some images that I used as inspiration:

I had considered doing the whole logo digitally, but then decided that might not be the best idea. I wanted to get the hand-drawn look across and knew as hard as I tried to accomplish that digitally, I would not be satisfied. So, after digging in the studio closet, I was able to sit down and start drawing. Here is the drawn version:

 Then, after scanning and cleaning and adding a background this is what I finally came up with (which can also be seen above):

I am hoping to keep working this and develop it even further. I know, easier said than done . . . . I need more hours in the day!!!!


Welcome to Struthers Studios Blog!!!

I have been wanting to start a blog for the past year and never sat down to do it. But it is finally here!! 

For those of you who don't know me, I have a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design. I work as a full time Senior Designer in the greeting card department at Design Design -  When I am not working I am at home designing. I find as a creative person my mind fills up quickly with ideas or projects that I want to work on but don't have enough time to accomplish. So, I make lists to help me keep my brain in check. 

This blog will be a free-for-all of design, illustration, painting, drawing, jewelry and inspiration. 

Hope you enjoy in the inner workings of my crazy brain.