Art Gifs as Promos

I have become addicted to making promotional art gifs (Graphics Interchange Format) using characters from my paintings. These are fun and easy to make using any of the gif-making sites out there and, if you have some spare time, you may find it rewarding to explore these as eye-catching promos for up-coming sales, demos, or…

Postcards as Art Souvenirs

Certain images are irresistible to me and I have long collected bits and pieces from magazines and newspapers, postcards sent by friends, old photos, and the odd doodle for my collection. I guess it was inevitable that I would eventually produce my own cards, both original and professionally printed. I have a difficult time keeping…

How I Commissioned the Perfect Art Piece

After all, it was his spontaneous inspiration that I was commissioning as much as the actual finished work. But most importantly, and I cannot emphasize this point enough, we shared an aesthetic – battered, frayed, worn, eroded, but with an underlying charm. When choosing an artist and commissioning an artwork, having this in common helps to ensure your end result will be positive.

ACEO – From Hobbyist to Professional Artist Part I

ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. They are kissin’ cousins of ATC’s or Art Trading Cards. Both are by definition cards of artwork measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as a standard playing card. ACEO’s originated on Ebay, and are a favorite form of art on the world’s biggest online auction site.

Follow the Rabbit

Passions come and go but curiosity need only be nudged and encouraged a little bit each day. Follow where it leads. ..