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: Just Wanted to Introduce Myself

11-07-2016, 11:35 AM
Hey guys! I'm so glad I found this forum. I thought before I did anything else, I should probably introduce myself.

I am a Christian teenage artist, finding my inspiration in God's creation, specifically in His animals. I have been blessed to own 4 of my own: My APHA mare, Tessa, my dog, Bella, and my 2 Budgies, Hermes & Izzy (pics of them below, because I just couldn't resist!) Many of my art pieces are of them, because I feel like they turn out the best because I know the subject well and can capture their personality. Not to mention that because I'm passionate about the subject, I can work through a frustrating part of the piece and have the patience to finish it :)

I have recently decided to start to try selling my art (hard because I'm only a teen and don't have a name for myself). I'm doing so after my art teacher encouraged me to, so here I am :) I'm mainly selling cards based off of my originals and some prints for now. I may do commissions in the future...we'll see. So far a local, family-owned bird store agreed to sell my art (weird place I know but many of my art pieces are of birds, so that's why they're selling them) and trying to find some other businesses willing to sell my art. Hard thing is, a lot of the local businesses here are part of a chain, so they don't buy or sell things for individuals. And family-owned businesses are often small, so not a whole lot of traffic. I also made an account on Etsy, but haven't sold much so far. So definitely a work-in-progress. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up some tips around the forum.

That's it for now! I'll try to post some of my art up pretty quick and start getting integrated into the forum ;)