Hello everyone! I want to let you all know that I closed my CafePress store today. Due to the changes in their commission structure, I had been losing lots of income. I don’t know how many of you actually bought stuff from that store, but I will give you alternatives in the future to get merchandise with my designs.
My artwork is varied in style and subject. I have many different art styles and subjects that inspire and influence my own personal style. One of my many inspirations comes from Celtic art. 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 incorported Celtic design work in my many mandala pieces.
What does it mean to be a self-taught artist? If I never went to art school, can I still be successful as an artist? Can I still call myself an artist if I do not have a degree in art? These are all great questions. I hope I can answer some of them and give some insight into why I chose to be a self-taught artist rather than going to art school.
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.
Many people have asked me about the meaning behind my site’s name. 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.
This is the first article of a series of art styles and subjects that influence and inspire my own artwork. Included in this article is the definition of this particular art style as well as how and why it influences my art styles.
In this article I will explain why artists choose to do both original art and commissions. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and here I will try to cover briefly why I like to try to devote equal amounts of time to both. I will only focus on being a freelance artist here. I will not include the advantages and disadvantages of working full time for a company as an artist.
I have reviewed 8 print-on-demand stores. These are among the oldest and most popular POD stores on the internet today. These also happen to be 8 stores that I currently use. There are so many other POD stores out there, but I feel this gives a fair sample. Most artists are going to be using at least one of these stores to sell their products, if they use a print-on-demand store.