I have been messing around with my Wacom and realise what a difference it is to the iPad Pro I was playing with just a couple of days ago, you just don’t get the hand and eye coordination right that you do when you are not looking at the thing you are drawing with and on. I’m not complaining and am having a lot of fun with the Bamboo at the moment just doodling and drawing my SMC posts but I have been ruined by the iPad Pro. However as they say practice makes perfect and although in my case the creative gene pasted me by in the sibling line up I do things that make me happy and doodling is fun.
One thing about design and art(works) is that it has all usually been done before and most of our ideas are in some way consciously or unconsciously affected by prior works its impossible not to be. Just think of all the iconic branding you can think of that has no text to identify it such as Mercedes Benz, the Olympic rings, Macdonalds and Apple. There is so much more out there on the mechanics and ethics of design but for me it’s just a pastime I like to dabble in now and then and in thinking about my blog I thought it would be interesting to come up with its own logo.
I have always been interested in the Yin & Yang form and think it sums up life perfectly for me and so when I started this blog I hadn’t really thought about it being much more than an online diary and I certainly didn’t think it was a meant to be a philosophical look at life. But in putting down the facts to ones life there is a certain amount of philosophy to it and hence the logo. I have adapted the Yin&Yang symbol rather roughly to take its elements but to morph it into a question mark that underlies the wotsitallabout question I put here originally. I also thought that the circle should be a planetary body implying its in a universe as we are and have thought that keeping it in this form allows it to be in a natural form or an inverted one for use on a dark background.
I have enjoyed starting this little project and will slowly bring it to fruition and add it to my blog when I am happy with it. Learning new things is good for the brain allegedly and its good to keep the old grey matter moving so here’s to the next doodle..