Illustration, Running your own art business

Using Adobe Illustrator for pattern design

It's lesson 2 of Anne LaFollette's 'From Doodles to Dollars' free mini course about pattern design. As I had thought, the lessons are from her Skillshare course 'From Sketch to Wrapping Paper'. Consequently, I am running ahead a bit as I know most of the techniques in this course. I'm using Procreate on the iPad… Continue reading Using Adobe Illustrator for pattern design

Blog, Illustration, Running your own art business

Teaching yourself pattern design

I've started Anne LaFollette's pattern design mini course, 'From Doodles to Dollars'. For day 1, I created sketches to use in a pattern. I drew them on my iPad Pro using Procreate and Apple Pencil. Anne works on paper and photographs her sketches to digitise them. I took inspiration from my daily walk in the… Continue reading Teaching yourself pattern design

Blog, Illustration, Running your own art business

Learning surface pattern design

I’m starting Anne LaFolette’s surface pattern design mini course ‘From Doodles to Dollars’ on Monday! I’m excited to learn about this area of illustration and design and to see if it’s something I would like to delve deeper into. It is a 5 day commitment, Anne will be setting homework assignments! I’m a bit nervous… Continue reading Learning surface pattern design

Blog, Commercial, photography, Running your own art business

Using Lightroom for commercial photography

I did some commercial photography recently. The first time for years! The images were for the website of a new business, plus marketing materials.  I edited the majority of images in Lightroom and used Photoshop to clean up a few with the clone and healing tool. Lightroom Lightroom is great for editing lots of images… Continue reading Using Lightroom for commercial photography

Blog, photography, Running your own art business, surrealism

Selling limited edition prints

My ‘Daugter Of Woman’ series is the first time I have created work to sell as a limited edition series. Wife Of Woman - 20x20cm Limited Edition Giclee print - Artist Proof So I had to do some research on how to work with limited editions and what mine would look like. Things to consider… Continue reading Selling limited edition prints

Blog, photography, Running your own art business

Lisa Congdon – Becoming a working artist

I have never sold or marketed my work, and I have never run a business. But it is time to take my passionate hobby seriously and turn it into a profitable business. I am on a steep learning curve! I stumbled across Lisa Congdon's 'Becoming a Working Artist' workshop on Creative Live and what a… Continue reading Lisa Congdon – Becoming a working artist