I am returning to illustration after spending about fifteen years in a career with ballroom dance (yes, you read that right...) I always told myself, "you can draw when you're old and can't dance." Turns out, I love the drawing board more than I love the dance floor... So, even though I'm not old...I am returning to art. I'm older than I should be for starting an art career, which only means I have to practice to make up for lost time. Go easy with me, I'm a beginner.
I want to make art inspired by stories, mythology, religion and nature. I aspire to be published within a year. I have goals to make art my full-time job sooner than later.
Posts made by Laurasketches
Best Practices for selling Prints?
In a stroke of luck I created a piece that I posted on my social media site that has had requests for prints (enough that I have decided to sell prints)... Trouble is, I'm not certain of the best way to go about it. Esty? Venmo? Make a website (I have one through wordpress) and use Woocommerce?
Assuming I have had the piece professionally photographed and have found a decent printshop to produce archival quality prints, what pitfalls should I look out for? Shipping problems? Packaging problem?
Any advice would be appreciated!
(just in case you are curious... I uploaded the piece for printing...)
The Advent Elves: a project for my Favorite Client (my daughter)
I'm new to this forum (and newly back--attempting--to doing illustration). I've spent time binge-listening to Mr. Jake Parker's youtube channel where over and over there's talk of making projects and holding yourself accountable (I'm not complaining, the content is super helpful and encouraging). So... here I am announcing my December project in the hopes for feedback and an added sense of accountability (also terrified of being in front of real artists).
Project: 25 Drawings of Elves on one big poster...I'm calling it Advent Elves. I'm posting my first drawing and the announcement! I made for social media....![!]
RE: NOVEMBER COMPETITION TOPIC: SLOW
@whitney-simms Thank you! I am returning to illustration after a long hiatus, so it is very confidence building to hear that someone likes my work. (however, seeing it onscreen, I'm aware of all the hard edges that I wish were softer). Ego Ally is absolutely charming. Lovely choice of color palette.