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My Label Designs for Sky Valley Foods Sauces – Part 2

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 Sauces – Part 1

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.

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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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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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Excellent 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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My Art Influences – Celtic Artwork

Celtic Horse by Rebecca Wang

Celtic Horse

I have many different art styles and subjects that inspire and influence my own personal style. One of my many inspirations comes from Celtic artwork.  Their rich geometric forms and highly detailed knots are beautiful to behold.  I love to use forms such as spirals, knots and triskeles in many of my more abstract and stylized art pieces.  In particular, I have incorporated Celtic design work in my many mandala pieces.

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6 of the Best Art Supply Websites Online

In this blog article I will list some of the best art supply companies online.  I have personally used almost all of these websites at one point or another, and can vouch for their quality. I will only focus on companies that serve the United States, since that is where I am located and most familiar with.  Most of these companies will ship outside of the US, but it will cost more.

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What Does “Psychedelic Zen” Mean?

Healing Lotus

Healing Lotus

Many people have asked me about the meaning behind my site’s name – Psychedelic Zen.  I hope this article can answer that question and provide some insight about why I named it that and also the shift in my art style that prompted this name.  Please continue to read the article to understand why I chose this unusual name.

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