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I want to sell my art. I want to make enough money to support my art addiction. My digital stuff doesn't have much of a market even though all you lovelies really enjoy it (as do I, trust me). On top of that, each piece takes 10-40 hours and lets face it... I'm not good enough to compete with most other artists in that arena.

My solution is to delve into charcoal, graphite, and watercolor (maybe other stuff too) and come up with a large enough collection to have a decent portfolio (maybe a year??) Then I will begin selling on Etsy or something.

I go to art festivals here in town and I'm looking at a lot of stuff people make and I keep finding myself saying "I can do that" or even "I can do BETTER than that" and they are selling originals for $200-$750 (depending on size, skill, and time spent). So why the hell don't I try? If nothing else I will get better at these mediums. So, you are probably going to be seeing a lot more nudes from me (currently still doing figure drawing until the baby comes and hoping to do more afterwards). I will of course probably start doing horses in traditional medium. I haven't really decided where my watercolor is going to go yet, but I have a feeling it will probably be fantasy based and perhaps more stylized. Ink would also be fun to play with again.

I get a lot of positive responses for my stylized, digital horses and I know that is why a lot of people watch me, buuuuuut I need to stop using deviantart for instant gratification and begin looking into what I can really accomplish.

How on earth this is going to work with a baby on the way? I have no idea, but I will figure it out. I'm currently 8 months pregnant. Wish me luck! I'm going to need it.
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Reixma Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Such a change in things! This sounds very interesting. I look forward to the results!
I really hope you do well. I do admire you for your work, but I look forward to new stuff! :la:

So exciting with a baby on the way! :XD:
flameinheaven Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck and best wishes to you :D
woohooligan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck! It sounds like a great direction for you! :hug:

Sorry for the late response, I've been so busy lately! :O_o:
AnoraAlia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you luck, you really deserve it! Your art is great and if you want to get it started seriously with selling it, I think there's no reason why this shouldn't work. You definitly ARE a great artist and you have a very special style, so be selfconfident and you'll make it, I'm sure of that! :)
SamuraiDragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant! All the best for you c: I love dabbling in new mediums <3 
RebeccaStapp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck hun! I've really enjoyed seeing the watercolor pieces, and I can't wait to see what you come up with as you progress.
Kalik-ing-Away Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Good luck! I know you can sell your art, and if you balance your time you'll have time for art, your hubby, and the baby! <3
jennyleigh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The balance thing is going to be the hard part... plus motivation. Motivation seems to be my biggest problem right now.
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