14May/15

More Than Meets the Eye …

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words …

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(Over committed, with an inability to say “no”)

Not every illustration and cartoon has to be funny.  Sometimes the message is so difficult that just a touch of humor (or sugar) makes the medicine go down easier.

Perhaps your message is complicated and you’ve noticed your audience stumbling over a particular point or subject matter.  Perhaps an illustration is needed to help those attendees visualize the concept more clearly.

If your message is important enough for you to devote your time and energy to delivering it, then you will want to pay attention to the high number of individuals who are visual learners.

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29Apr/14

How To Create Your Product Empire on a Shoe String Budget

Four Seasons MousepadWhat if you were to take your message, or the characters in your book … or those powerful quotes that you love to repeat and share … and put them in a product that your website visitors would buy? Imagine multiplying your intellectual property into a line of products that reinforce everything you write?

Here’s 3 Ideas for creating products:

Online Retailers:  Zazzle is an online service that provides a plethora of products and opportunities for you to implement into your own business online and offline.

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01Jul/13

Images in Posts

Artist at easelImages in posts are extremely important but not always easy to come by. There are times when your blog post just doesn’t have enough descriptive words to conjure up an image, or, after searching the Internet for way too long, you find nothing that inspires you, or enhances the post.

Perhaps you are making a comment on another bloggers article, or a newspaper article and to use an image from their site would mean copyright infringement. Nope, don’t want to go there!

Here are some ideas to help you fill that image space which will enhance your blog post and break up the monotony of the reader’s eye and attention span.

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15Apr/13

What You Can Expect When Working with Me as an Artist

The following information is in regards to the creative process, and is unique to me. Other artists may approach their work differently, so I’m not in a position to speak for them, but I think much of what I am about to say will apply to them as well.

 

One bite at a timeMany of my illustration contracts center around providing interior book illustrations for a wide range of books that are written for adults and children alike. Each are different in how they are approached, and the styles will vary.  Gratefully, my styles do vary and I’m blessed to be able to many different types of artwork because of this.

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