I got my first Etsy sale yesterday! I am so freaking happy. This has gone to my head! So in light of my already inflated ego bursting I decided to make a post about pointers on starting your own Etsy store if you are an artist. As if I can give advise on the subject (well it was a sale to a non relative or friend a stranger sale!! That’s for real!!) So I would say the first step is […]
Do you want to know how to color your pencil/charcoal drawing in Photoshop? There are benefits to trying it! Such as if your like me and a little sloppy about using paint or watercolor and need the clean digital edge to give your drawing justice–or your drawing is so perfect as is, you do not want to re-draw on expensive paper because you lose that spontaneous integrity, or your don’t want to paint on your pencil drawing because it will […]
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This piece is new for sale in my shop! An 8×8 print for $15. When a bunny loves another bunny it licks it’s head. I show my affection EXACTLY the same way so I have that in common with bunnies. Well that and having my heart near my kidneys and being covered in hot pink sparkle fur. DO you think I will get my first sale this weekend?!!?I ask,believe and receive it will happen!!
Sooo you are graduating from art school soon. You have a degree in fine art, illustration, printmaking, something. You have all these fantastic images in a portfolio. How about you use those images in a second portfolio and call it your “graphic design” portfolio? its scary language to use for an illustrator because it evokes computers, maybe high tech web design even but use the term as an umbrella and it can help you in that first year to […]
Today was so exciting for me! I launched my Etsy shop! Come to Haus of Art by Schirin live on Etsy! Now selling fine art prints on beautiful archival paper. Make a unique statement in your home with some art from a real artist! The critics are going wild! “oh isn’t that sweet, I need someone to put my photos in an album…your so artistic when will you come over?”- elderly relative “when will you get a real job? Oooh! […]
So last week I went to my Alma Mater the Fashion Institute of Technology with Anna Polkowska and talked to a class of seniors about how to get an entry level job in the art world…I will be posting over the next few months how to get in to this field once you earn your BFA. For my first post I will show you an example of the cover letter and resume I sent to lenox, my second job in […]
New for spring 2012 I see fresh pastels and shabby chic. Distressed provincial look is a classic. It comes back every year with new twists. This year a big twist is vintage labels I’m thinking 19th century apothecary labels. Also a few floral prints and a hint of sparkle but the over look is muted and slightly inorganic, digitized color here is my trend board for this look: The color pallet is British pound coins, and the notebook in the […]