LovelyDorrie [dorrie sacks] is an amazingly talented eldrich digital being who voice acts, is a writer (read da blog !), and celebrity internet host on youtube anime talk show. she commissioned me to design her a new business card. we were inspired by visual novels games, magical girls (u can say madoka), soft goth + lolita fashion, the backgrounds in earthbound, etc.
i decided to draw the entire card in pixel art using pixel, which worked pretty well. i've never done a whole pixel art piece, so it was cool to try. i learned about dithering, and next time i'd do some pattern toning instead of ummm random scribbles
the logo is inspired by shojou anime titles, street art tags, and ribbon. i animated it on a bounce like a game loading screen, and i wanted to animate sparkles too, but animation is just not my calling....
if you know magical girl anime, then you know theres a lot more under the surface than the cute outfits and sidekicks (i mean, madoka, tokyo mew mew, cardcaptor sakura, i could go on). that's very dorrie, super cute and a little spooky. when i was designing her as a magical girl i was keeping that in mind. i decided on a broken heart theme to reflect that good good taurus energy and also keep a solid pink theme. i also just had to include her kitties pepper and layla.