Literary Genres - Humor

I was looking around for ideas on how to practice my design skills. I came up with the idea of trying to visually show genres from different types of literature. I'm going to try working with fonts, colours, and characters to portray each genre.

Here is my first one...

Cute little monsters. We'll see what other ones I can come up with!

Enjoy :)

Oh, and please excuse the watermark... I'm not sure how I should go about doing this... I feel like I should start... but It really takes away from the design. Any suggestions on how to properly watermark your work? Should I even bother?


  1. I've been following your blog for a while now and your art is evolving beautifully. Keep up the good work!

    As for the watermark thing, I used to do that as well but stopped because it ruined the look. There are people out there that steal other artists work but its seems like few. Most artists go by an unspoken law where plagerizing is a really dirty low thing to do. The worst that happens is someone re-posts your work and not take credit for it but at the same time, does not credit you.

    As for protecting your work without using a watermark, signing each peice and uploading small (under 1000 x 1000 pixels) or low dpi (150 or lower)images might help.

    I've also been told that if you happen to find your logo/ other art pieces floating around internet land or printed on stuff than legally you can take action aginst the party that is using your work to endorse their means. When you post on a blog, its timestamped (as well as the original file on your hard drive) so this provides proof that your work is the real deal.

    Hope that helps ;)

  2. Hi Kristen,
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I agree that watermarks really do ruin the look, and I think you are a right in saying that just a signature will do on a low res file. I really appreciate that you enlightened me on this topic!