This soap turned out beautifully, and I think the name is funny AND I’ve been spending way too much time trying to think of labels for it.
Now the fragrance is called “blue sugar” which I gather is a famous fragrance but the name mostly reminds me of this:
If I had to describe it, I’d say it smells like “masculine cotton candy”. With that description in mind, my friend started calling it “man candy” and that name ALSO amuses me, but makes me think of this:
Alas, I cannot use either of those on a soap label, so my next thought was to follow-up on that theme. Maybe the statue of Leonidas? Or maybe this?
But then, my best Man Candy fan came through with a suggestion and the labels will look like this:
I’ve been trying to come up with a very stylized fox to fit with the tree & owl and so far that’s not been working out so great. I may need to go back to some sort of ancient technology like paper and pencil to get the sketch done first!
Instead I made another color-block fox. This time I tried to use simpler lines, but I may need to ‘cartoonify’ him even more to get him to fit the scene. Still, I like him.
I may try this again with flatter colors to see if I can still convey the roundness without using a gradient and get more variation in the color (and a background). But in the meantime, here are some blueberries:
I added a background to the new oak tree with owls. Getting the blur effect around the moon was fun. I’m not entirely happy with the background trees but we were watching Bob Ross while I was thinking about them and it turns out that things he can do easily are going to take some time and thought for me.
I made another tree with a more oak-tree shape than my first. The ferns are present, plus a few of the little ferns that grow on the trunks of trees in the rainforest. This oak had a large horizontal branch that needed some owls.
The first owls were based off a movie – but I wanted to draw my own version this time. As it turned out the cartoon owls looked the way they did for a good reason: this is just what owls look like. My own owls are very similar. If I change anything it will to make the eye edges more distinct from the white face and perhaps to make the feet more fuzzy.