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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.

etsy interview

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

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Cute Cartoon Portraits web siteI am happy to announce that the new CuteCartoonPortraits website is done! Take a look around, watch the How it Works video, check out the gallery…. enjoy!

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This is a drawing I did as a wedding gift for a friend of mine. I ended up printing it 16 x 20″ and framed it. They loved it 🙂

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Turtle

Here’s a little turtle that I drew. This comes after reading the sad tail of turtle divorce (after 115 years!) 😦

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Answer: Yes, TWO baby Slow Lorises!

 

That is all. 🙂

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I don’t know what this thing is (possum mixed with a mouse mixed with a tarsier??) but it is soooooooooooo cute!!!!

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