Oct 16, 2012

Blog header design

Today I would like to write about my blog header design. :) When I decided to start blogging I gave the layout a lot of thought. It was my very wish to design and draw everything by myself. :)

It was very hard to decide which kind of header to make. Sketches or clear outlines? Color or b/w? Colored by hand or on the computer?

So at first I started drawing various objects which came to my mind, when I thought about the name of my blog and things I like the most: a baobab trunk with various kinds of leafs, origami animals and objects, crocheted objects, books, snowflakes and jars, flowers producing soap bubbles and so on.


Not every one of them made it into the final header. :) This one just didn't fit into the entire image, even though I kind of like the bubbles and the origami flowers. ;)


I left out this "self portrait" too, since I had the feeling that it's too style defining. It reminds me of my drawings when I was younger and liked mangas a lot. ;) I still like to draw little funny figures, but I just didn't want it in the header of my blog. :)


So after matching everything to a final image, which took reaaaaaaaaally long by the way, I "colored" it on the computer with watercolor brushes. I was too self-conscious to color it by hand. (But watercoloring is something I MUST try out soon!)

I'm still not sure, if I'm content with my header, but I think I got kind of used to it. :) So I guess I'll leave it like this...at least for a while. ;)
What about you? I would love to hear about your experiences while designing your blog layout! :)

14 comments:

  1. Your header design is so lovely! :)

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  2. Wow! I'm amazed by your drawing skills!
    I used simple photoshop to make my header XP

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    1. Thanks! :) But I really have to practice more. Hopefully I soon start trying out water colors. :D
      I like your header in "Le Petite Charmeur" :D

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    2. Ah! You checked it out?! Thank you :3

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  3. Dein Header ist schön! Super originell und man merkt, dass du dir viel Mühe gegeben hast.
    Die Farbkleckse dazu lockern das Design auf und machen es rund. Kompliment!
    xoxo
    Maggie

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    1. Danke. :) Finde übrigens toll, wie viel kreative DIY-Ideen du in deinem Blog veröffentlichst! :) :)

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  4. I did the same thing as you! I wanted to have everything made by myself and actually i'm currently rethinking it again;) It's hard, I must admit, but... there's nothing better than making everything by my own hands:)

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  5. I like your header! I changed my header often in the last years, because my mood changes and then I need something new. Grade bin ich erst draufgekommen, dass du ja in Deutschland wohnst hihi :)

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    1. Haha, ich dachte, du wüsstest das. :) Bin gespannt, wann ich mein Layout mal Leid bin...;)

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  6. dein blog ist SO wunderschön! wirklich <3
    und ich finde es toll wie kreativ und talentiert du bist und wie viel mühe du in das design steckst. bewundernswert! :)

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    1. Vielen Dank! :) Das ist echt lieb von dir!

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  7. Ah, so pretty! I wish I had talent like this!

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i'm happy about every comment! :) thanks a lot! <3