Although the name of the business is "little lion tamer" i don't wish to portray a circus image at all.
i was thinking more along the lines of a simple sketch of a child and a lion hugging or rolling in the grass, something that looks playful, fun and friendly, as in "taming" by friendship not by a circus act.
Eventually for my website, i don't envision this to be too childish, but more of the simple & modern clean lines style, so the logo will need to tie in with this eventually.
the logo can show either the lions face or whole body, likewise for the child.
I'm open to a simple black and white image or introducing colour also, as long as it keeps the simple.
In using the lions face or head in the logo, i'd like it to look along the lines of the images attached, there are some images of cartoon lions on the web which are fairly basic and i'd like the logo to look like a lion, not like a dog or bear with a mane!
I think the file titled "cartoon lion pics 4" could be a good basis, and the lion could be licking the child's face or something like that.