After much debate, I decided to set up shop at Society6. It specializes in selling art prints of artists work along with a bunch of other merchandise such as iPhone cases and throw pillows. You can even get shower curtains and tote bags as well! For now, I am sticking mainly with art prints and a few other items that lend itself well to the style of art I will be posting there.
Society6 tends to cater mostly to other artists, so much of my cartoon-styles artwork probably won’t make it to the site, but you will find a lot of exclusive content that hasn’t made it to my blog or portfolio. So click on the link below and check it out!
For quite a few years I’ve been attending a Life Drawing Open Studio to keep up with my life drawing skills. I’ve been stockpiling images for years. Now I’m going to do something about it. So for now, art prints can be ordered though my DeviantArt account from here. All it took was a little photoshoping to add some extra textures. More prints will become available as I add them, so check back often!
Back at the end of 2013, I created a drawing challenge for myself called Drawcember. The result was a bunch of pencil or ink drawings. This dragon sketch was one of them. I then brought the pencil into Procreate’s iPad app to colour it. A bit of texture was then added in Photoshop afterwards. Enjoy.
Like most really great things, I discovered this place quite by accident online. I believe I was poking around the Red River College web site and found a link to their webpage.
Tiny Feast is a small stationery and supply store located in the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It boasts a nice selection of journals, cards and pens along with a bunch of other small room decor tchotchkes that would fit well with the modern home office.
Originally, I wanted to go there to see if they had any iPad Air cases that I might not easily find in your average big box stores. It also meant I needed to find a way to sneak away from my wife (as the case was to be a Christmas gift). I had thought I might be able to sneak away with my son in tow as it was a pretty easy bus ride from my home. Good thing I found some time to go without him as just about everything in the store was just the perfect height for my son. It was a pretty expensive trip without him, I can only imagine how much it would have cost to replace the stuff he would have accidentally broken or refused to give up. And he’s a pretty well behaved kid.
While I did not find any cases, there was a really great selection of journals, thank-you cards, pens, pencils and even a few interesting wall prints as well. Lots of stuff I hadn’t seen anywhere else.
The store was well laid out with lots of room to run around. Making me further glad that I left the kidlet behind. And since it was in the Exchange District, it was in a nice old building with lots of wood finishes and character appeal.
Despite not having what I was looking for, I did manage to pick up a few stocking stuffers and a other supplies as well. I even snagged a quick something for myself while I was there. They had these cool little wooden boxes filled with stamps of letters made out to look like hot metal type a typesetter would have used in the 19th and early 20th Century. Very cool. And it beats searching for eBay or Craigslist for old hot metal type or purchasing from the few foundries in North America who still make the stuff. Yeah, type people are weird.
As you can see, some of the letters have already been used!
Now if only they start looking into Japanese brush pens, Pitt pens or these watercolour brush pens I recently discovered,. If they do, they might find a more regular customer in me!
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