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DSC_0889I let my cats outside today after the snowstorm. Simon LOVED it… for 3 minutes. Samba hated it and ran back inside after 10 seconds.

My cats, like me, like the warm summer days a heck of a lot better. At least it’s sunny, right?

 

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KITTIES!

cute cartoon portraits kittiesNewest portrait. Kitties!

 

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ellen degeneres family cute cartoon portrait cat dog

I think Ellen is hilarious! Since she and her wife Portia de Rossi have 3 cats and 2 dogs, I figured it would be fun to draw them all!

Also, this is one of the funniest Ellen clips:

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Valentine’s day is not that far away! If you are looking for the perfect gift, why not give your loved one a custom portrait of the two of you? Single? Get one of you and your pet! (like below, tee hee!) Order now until Feb 1 and get 25% your order! Go to www.cutecartoonportraits.com and use code VDAY25

Remember: between drawing, printing, and sending, it can take a few weeks to get this done. Order early to endure your loved one gets it on time!

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etsy interview

Rebecca from Good Dog Pet Portraits does a different type of custom pet portrait from what I do. She specializes in more realistic looking illustrations.

Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Rebecca: I’m not from the country but I live out in it now. I never imagined that llamas and sheep would be my neighbors, that I would love growing gourds, or that I’d really want peacocks for Christmas. I have always been an artist but this way of living has opened something in my artistic brain. I take more photographs. I paint horses and dogs with acrylics all the time and in a “big” way. (Sometimes my canvases are 5ftx5ft.) I made some abstracts that I like after two years of trying and failing. The best part about this majorly artistic time in my life is that I’ve learned how to digitally draw. That is what my Etsy shop is about. Being able to bring together my love for dogs, people, and for art with a brand new skill is a great feeling.

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CCP: How did you get into illustrating and selling on etsy?

R: It started about 9 months ago when my fiance (a computer guru) told me that I should buy this tablet thing. Honestly, it cost $200 and I had a really hard time spending that kind of money on something I had no idea how it worked or if I was going to like it. The first day, he hooked it up to my computer and big monitor on the wall for me and I drew like I did when I was six. The small, black tablet is in your lap and you draw with a digital pen while looking at a totally different spot. We are all used to drawing, writing, etc while looking down at what we are working on. Day two and three looked like I was intoxicated because you could see shapes but the lines were squiggly. Day four and five, I let my friends play with it because I had given up. Then, once the pressure I put on myself let up, I got it. I found that amazing spot that artists find when they are in the middle of something good. I started drawing/painting my friend’s dogs on my personal facebook page and decided to try Etsy after I got my sea legs.

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CCP: Are you a cat or a dog person?

R: I am a dog person but I think I’d be both if I weren’t allergic to cats. Cats are cool. Dogs are sweet. You can’t go wrong with either. I am seriously adopting three peacocks in January.

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Peacocks! Wow!

Also, I can relate to the Wacom tablet experience. It takes a while to get used to, but once you do, WATCH OUT! The thing is an AMAZING tool. I don’t know what I would do without it.

Check out Rebecca’s store here

also, like her on facebook

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etsy interviewToday’s interview: Abi from Grizzly Bear Greetings! Abi makes SUCH cute illustrations! I was really happy when she agreed to be interviewed.

Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Abi:  I live in the small coastal city of New London, CT, where I work primarily as a web/graphic designer. Although I do sometimes use my illustration skills for client work, I find Etsy to be a great outlet to just draw whatever I feel like drawing at the moment.

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CCP: How did you get into illustrating and selling on etsy?

Abi:  I’ve always drawn and painted animals. My first business venture was selling realistic pet portraits. Most were done in acrylics or pastels. But I got into doing computer-based illustrations after a few years of making cards and nursery artwork for friends and family who were having babies. So last year, I decided to take the plunge and start selling on Etsy. It’s been a blast so far!

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CCP: What’s your favorite animal?

Abi: My favorite animal is a rabbit. I have two house rabbits named Coco and Cosette who keep me company while I work. They have the run of the third floor where my office is located. They inspired my Little Bunnies series of cards and prints and are the star models on my rabbit care website, myhouserabbit.com.

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To check out Abi’s Etsy store, go here

 

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Grumpy Cat Meme cartoon cute portraitI loved this meme so much I just had to draw it! Grumpy Cat is the coolest! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, go here

 

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