Someone once told me I was a Bird of Paradise. A beautiful and kind-hearted bird, rare and admired and always a bit different from the rest. I then decided it would be my mascot.
This was the first way I drew him. However, one of my teachers thought that it didn't match my colorful personality enough.
So then, I tried redrawing the bird with a more diverse color palette and some more personality. But still, something seemed off.
I finally realized that it needed some depth, so I added some drop shadows and made the letters brighter as well as the same color as the brush.
I absolutely love the final design.