I am open to your ideas!
What I have been picturing in my head:
-- All-black logo of a dog version of the laughing Buddha—full body, sitting and laughing, eyes squinting, head tilted back slightly.
-- Playful but sophisticated logo aimed at adults.
--Fat and round belly. Lots of curves, not straight lines or angles.
--Could be a silhouette-type logo using negative space, or a drawing.
--Not too cartoonish. Can be abstract with broad strokes. I like the style in the image I uploaded called “Laughing Buddhog 1”
--Big grin, eyes squinting, laughing uncontrollably: Logo should convey joy, glee, happiness, contentment
--"Rays of sunshine" emanating from behind the Laughing Buddhog to convey light and energy, and also to catch the eye.
--If it makes sense, try to incorporate the large dangling earlobes of the laughing Buddha (see uploaded images). But this is not 100% necessary--I'd like to see a variety of ear types.
--Brand is based on unconditional love, compassion, joy, humor, fun, peace.
--Buddhism used as a playful and humorous theme, not a serious religious tone.
--Idea for all black logo is that the logo will stand out on a solid, bright-color label or package; I plan to start on Amazon, so package image needs to stand out in the search results and also be clearly visible in a small image (like you would see in Amazon search results).
-- I've been picturing a Sanskrit-type font for “Laughing Buddhog”, or some other exotic Asian-looking font (see some ideas in uploaded images), but I'm open to a more modern font as well if it works.
--NOTE: I don't own the copyright for any of the images I have uploaded--they are only for ideas. Please don't copy them.