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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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cute cartoon portrait family illustrationHappy New Year everyone! Above is the latest family portrait I did. It was given as a Christmas Gift (and apparently is was a huge success!). I hope that 2013 brings lots of love and happiness to all.

See you next year!

www.cutecartoonportraits.com

 

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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 I got to interview Angela from Angelina’s Avenue on Etsy!

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

Angela: My name is Angela, I’m 23 years old from New York. I went to The University of Hartford Art School where I specialized in fine arts. I worked as a department manager at a local craft store where I learned to make just about anything!

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CCP: How did you start making pet beds?

A: I started making pet beds in June of this year. I became ill in early May and lost my job, so I started crafting to keep my mind off being sick. I love fabric and I figured why not make something for mans best friend? I know every time I go into a department store I end up buying something for my dog because its just too cute!

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CCP: Do you have pets?

A: My inspiration is my little pup Spanky. Hes my 9 year old Lhasa Apso mix. He serves as my model for the different styles of beds I make. I figured his just too cute face would warm the buyers 🙂

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Thanks Angela! Be sure to check out Angela’s store here.

 

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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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Etsy interview

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Sally from Bloomingtails Dog Duds on Etsy!

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

Sally: I’ve enjoyed designing and sewing things since I was little, and in college I majored in art. I’m also a dog lover and since 2001 have designed and made clothing for my female Pomeranian, who is featured in my Shop avatar and recently became my fashion model. Friends loved the dog clothes I made for Dominique so much, they advised me to sell it, so here I am!

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CCP: How did you get into making dog clothing?

S: Since many small dog owners including me tend to think of our dogs as being like little people, I enjoy basing my styles on people’s clothing, either small children’s or sophisticated ladies’ and gentlemen’s, and it’s fun to sew them and to form a mental picture of buyers’ furbabies wearing them. Of course they’re not direct copies of people’s clothes, but, to use an example, a friend of mind has a jacket I would practically die for, so several of my dog dresses each have a pointed yoke at the mid-back, like my friend’s’ jacket has.

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CCP: Anything else you’d like to add?

S: You’re invited to see my blog and my Facebook page:
bloomingtailsdogduds.wordpress.com [to September 29]
bloomingtailsdogduds.blogspot.com [from September 29]
www.facebook.com/pages/BloomingtailsDogDuds

My other interests include writing, nature, interior and landscape design, acrylic painting, and designing and making semiprecious gemstone jewelry of nature and food themes based on the color and/or shape of the beads. My jewelry is marketed locally.

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Go check out her Etsy store here. It’s really cute and fun!

 

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