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Artist Year in Review – 2018

2018 Year in Review Paintings

2018 Year in Review Paintings

It has been a prolific year for me as an artist.  I have created 26 new artworks in 2018.  Of those, 16 were original artworks, and 10 were commissioned.  I started a new series – Colorful Dog Portraits.  I added 12 new dog portraits to the 2 that were already there from last year.  I created 4 new Colorful Animal Artworks – a tiger, leopard, fox, and a reworking of my Wolf Aurora pastel drawing.

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Colorful Expressive Dog Art – Veterinary Clinic Decor

Looking for unique decor for your veterinary clinic, boarding kennel, or pet grooming salon?  My colorful and expressive dog paintings are a perfect solution.  These colorful and vibrant stretched canvas dog portraits are perfect for veterinary clinic decor.  They would complement any hospital color scheme, and look great anywhere on your business walls.  Bring a splash of color to your veterinary clinic’s waiting room, reception area, office, exam rooms, and treatment areas.  There are many popular breeds to choose from, and more are being added all the time.  The energetic and expressive dog portraits will be sure to bring a smile to your clients and staff.

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My Label Designs for Sky Valley Foods Sodas

Sky Valley Foods Organic Sodas

Sky Valley Foods Organic Sodas

Since 2013, I have had the honor of doing label designs for Sky Valley Foods (formerly Organicville) for their organic sauces and sodas.  It has been an interesting process and I have learned a lot. In this article, I will focus on those designs made for their line of organic sodas.

The label designs always center around a specific animal, and are drawn with pastels.  I try to make the designs fun, colorful and interesting.   The animals are eye-catching on the shelf. Many people compliment on how much they like the animals on the labels!  I also love that my original artwork appears on supermarket shelves across the United States.  How cool is that?  Every time I go into a Whole Foods, Sprouts, or other store that carries these products, I always get excited to see my designs sitting on the shelf.  It has provided a unique opportunity for me.  I get to earn money doing these label designs and I get the experience that comes along with it.

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Indian Sauces Label Designs for Sky Valley Foods

Since 2013, I have had the honor of doing label designs for Sky Valley Foods (formerly Organicville) for their organic sauces and sodas.  It has been an interesting process and I have learned a lot.  In this article, I will focus on those designs made for their line of Asian sauces.

The label designs always center around a specific animal, and are drawn with pastels.  I try to make the designs fun, colorful and interesting.   The animals are eye-catching on the shelf. Many people compliment on how much they like the animals on the labels!  I also love that my original artwork appears on supermarket shelves across the United States.  How cool is that?  Every time I go into a Whole Foods, Sprouts, or other store that carries these products, I always get excited to see my designs sitting on the shelf.  It has provided a unique opportunity for me.  I get to earn money doing these label designs and I get the experience that comes along with it.

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My Label Designs for Sky Valley Foods – Asian Sauces

Celestial Tiger

Celestial Tiger

Since 2013, I have had the honor of doing label designs for Sky Valley Foods (formerly Organicville) for their organic sauces and sodas.  It has been an interesting process and I have learned a lot.  In this article, I will focus on those designs made for their line of Asian sauces.

The label designs always center around a specific animal, and are drawn with pastels.  I try to make the designs fun, colorful and interesting.   The animals are eye-catching on the shelf. Many people compliment on how much they like the animals on the labels!  I also love that my original artwork appears on supermarket shelves across the United States.  How cool is that?  Every time I go into a Whole Foods, Sprouts, or other store that carries these products, I always get excited to see my designs sitting on the shelf.  It has provided a unique opportunity for me.  I get to earn money doing these label designs and I get the experience that comes along with it.

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My Label Designs for Sky Valley Foods – South American Sauces

Golden Eagle label design

Golden Eagle

Since 2013, I have had the honor of doing label designs for Sky Valley Foods (formerly Organicville) for their organic sauces and sodas.  It has been an interesting process and I have learned a lot. In this article, I will focus on those designs made for their line of Hispanic sauces.

The label designs always center around a specific animal, and are drawn with pastels.  I try to make the designs fun, colorful and interesting.   The animals are eye-catching on the shelf. Many people compliment on how much they like the animals on the labels!  I also love that my original artwork appears on supermarket shelves across the United States.  How cool is that?  Every time I go into a Whole Foods, Sprouts, or other store that carries these products, I always get excited to see my designs sitting on the shelf.  It has provided a unique opportunity for me.  I get to earn money doing these label designs and I get the experience that comes along with it.

 You can see all of these designs and more in my Label Designs Gallery.

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Colorful Custom Pet Portrait of your Furry Friend

Colorful French Bulldog by Rebecca Wang

Colorful French Bulldog by Rebecca Wang

What better way to honor your furry, feathered, or scaled friends than to have them immortalized as a customized pet portrait!  I can create a colorful and fully customized pet portrait just for you.  With vibrant rainbow colors and bold pencils strokes, your pet’s personality will shine through!  My style blends realistic anatomy and proportions with bold color to create one-of-a-kind artwork of your beloved pet.

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Guide to the Different Types of Colored Pencils

There are so many different types of colored pencils on the market today.  To a beginner, it can be confusing.  You don’t know what brand or kind to get.  You ask for recommendations from your artist friends and get ten different answers.  What exactly is the difference between all these pencils, and why do some cost so much more than others?   As someone who uses primarily colored pencils in their art, I feel like this is a good topic to cover. This article will attempt to answer these questions and provide a simple guide for the different types of pencils that are out there today.

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How to Use Mockups to Promote Your Products

Using Mockups to Promote your Products

Using Mockups to Promote your Products

Being a designer with an online store means a lot of self-promotion.  Having great products is important of course.  But you can have the greatest products in the world, but having a not-so-great photograph of it will result in lost sales and people passing over your product for others.  A well-designed mockup can go a long way on your own website and social media.  Products with a professional looking mockup will catch attention.  They make people want to share your product photographs, and ultimately buy your products. This is important whether you sell your own products through your own website, or use a fulfillment store such as Zazzle, RedBubble, or Society6.

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Copyright-Free Reference Photo Websites for Artists

Beautiful Mountains

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Most people are well aware that paintings are copyrighted.  But not many people stop to think that photographs are copyrighted too!  This includes derivative works.  Making a painting or drawing from a photograph is a derivative work, and unless you have the photographer’s explicit permission, you are not allowed to use it as a reference or sell your finished work.  This makes it difficult for the artist, especially those just starting out. Finding the right reference photo for your artwork requires a little work.

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