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I'll close my Etsy shop soon!

Most items are on sale, so you can buy my prints and merch a little cheaper until the current listings expire.


Once they end, I won't renew them anymore!

The reason is I'm not selling much and I have to pay a fee per every item I post or renew, even if it's just a few cents, if I don't sell anything at the end of the month I lose money. So I'm looking for a new online shop that doesn't charge a fee per item, but per sale. Any suggestions? I was thinking Storenvy or Tictail.

Anyway, if you want to buy one of my prints, original art, keychains or stickers at lower price, buy them on Etsy before they're gone!




deviantART COMMISSIONS STATUS: OPEN deviantART

If you like my art, please consider commissioning, buying or donating on one of these sites:

ART COMMISSIONS
~pay to get custom art made especially for you~
PATREON
~donate a monthly amount in exchange for exclusive contents and rewards~
KO-FI 
~for small one-time donations~
MY ETSY SHOP
~buy original pieces~
MY REDBUBBLE SHOP
~buy merchandising~

No money? It's OK!
You can also support me for free!
Follow me on social media of your choice:

TWITTER
FACEBOOK
TUMBLR
INSTAGRAM
MY TASHIGI ASK BLOG

And help me by sharing/retweeting/reblogging my artworks.
Thank you very much!


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  • Listening to: One Piece - Megane-goshi no Blue Sky
  • Reading: La Marca del Guerrero
  • Watching: Sangatsu no Lion
  • Playing: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright
  • Eating: Snacks
  • Drinking: Ice tea

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Alkanet
Liz F. Caballero
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Spain
Name: Liz F. Caballero
Penname: Eithne Greensleeves
Birthday: 18 August
Birthplace: Murcia (Spain)
Website: minstrelbook.com

Current Residence: Murcia, Spain
Favourite genre of music: Folk rock
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: AIMP3
Wallpaper of choice: Zoro x Tashigi
Favourite cartoon character: Tashigi
Interests

Activity


I'll close my Etsy shop soon!

Most items are on sale, so you can buy my prints and merch a little cheaper until the current listings expire.


Once they end, I won't renew them anymore!

The reason is I'm not selling much and I have to pay a fee per every item I post or renew, even if it's just a few cents, if I don't sell anything at the end of the month I lose money. So I'm looking for a new online shop that doesn't charge a fee per item, but per sale. Any suggestions? I was thinking Storenvy or Tictail.

Anyway, if you want to buy one of my prints, original art, keychains or stickers at lower price, buy them on Etsy before they're gone!




deviantART COMMISSIONS STATUS: OPEN deviantART

If you like my art, please consider commissioning, buying or donating on one of these sites:

ART COMMISSIONS
~pay to get custom art made especially for you~
PATREON
~donate a monthly amount in exchange for exclusive contents and rewards~
KO-FI 
~for small one-time donations~
MY ETSY SHOP
~buy original pieces~
MY REDBUBBLE SHOP
~buy merchandising~

No money? It's OK!
You can also support me for free!
Follow me on social media of your choice:

TWITTER
FACEBOOK
TUMBLR
INSTAGRAM
MY TASHIGI ASK BLOG

And help me by sharing/retweeting/reblogging my artworks.
Thank you very much!


JOINED
:iconartemisfowlfc::iconbrosh-x-ross::icondenny-maria-fanclub::iconharryargentino::iconkyokugenryu-dojo::icononepiece-marines::iconshintenipuri::iconspanish-daikazoku::iconusoka::iconzorotashi::iconshamankingobsession::iconinuidata::iconsannin-bakemono::iconmurciada::iconrikkaidai-fc::iconanothercontestgroup::iconlovingbishiesglasses::icondai-no-daibouken::iconnonshippers::icontashigi-fc::iconking-kof-club::iconfireemblem-club::iconarslan-senki:
  • Listening to: One Piece - Megane-goshi no Blue Sky
  • Reading: La Marca del Guerrero
  • Watching: Sangatsu no Lion
  • Playing: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright
  • Eating: Snacks
  • Drinking: Ice tea
Chibi Eliwood
Eliwood, the kind lord, in chibi form!

From my favorite videogame, Fire Emblem 7

Colored with Copic markers

Would anybody be interested if I made keychains or stickers with my FE7 lords?
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Chibi Lyn
Chibi Lyndis (Fire Emblem 7)

Colored with Copic markers.
I don't make enough fanart of my all time favorite videogame...
I'll definitely make some stickers with my Fire Emblem chibis, maybe keychains in the future.
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This year, I decided to start the adventure of selling my art at conventions. It's been a great personal experience, not so great financially, but I'm doing better at each con and learning from my mistakes little by little.

I'm an experienced artist who has been doing commissions for many years, but artist alleys are quite new in Spain and I didn't feel confident enough to try and apply for one. At the end, one of my artist friends convinced me and, last summer, I decided to save money to invest in prints, merchandising and tabling costs.

From that moment, I spent a long, long time doing research, looking for blogs and websites with very basic advice for newbies, comparing online printing services and ordering my first prints and merchandising little by little.
I started sending applications in December, and I've done four conventions in two months so far.
So I decided to write this blog talking about my first four artist alleys.


JAPAN WEEKEND MADRID (FEBRUARY 2018)


One of the first pieces of advice I read was "start with small, local conventions" but I must admit I ignored that. Local cons were too late in the year, and it was too hard to get tables for different reasons. So I took a big step and decided to start at a HUGE con with, probably, the biggest artist alley in Spain (200+ tables!!): Japan Weekend Madrid.
I asked my friend Sandalwood to share a table with me, so we could split the cost and share our first artist alley experience. Being with a friend made me a lot less nervous and we also had my brother to lend a hand, but I was quite nervous anyway xD
We were lucky to get a table and the convention was great, even if I didn't sell much. I was prepared for that, because it was my first artist alley, but there were many slow times. But hearing the nice comments people made about my art was really nice! I met some old friends who came to see me, and some of the neighboring artists, but I'm shy and I wish I had taken more time to talk with more people. But also the artist alley was HUGE, I didn't even have time to see everything, let alone talk with everyone.

Mistakes I made in my first artist alley:
-Not giving a business card with every purchase. Some people took one, but some just walked away with their prints and I didn't sign them or include a card. Now I always put my card inside the plastic bag with everything!
-Not giving business cards to random visitors who didn't buy anything. Again, some took one, but some spent a long time looking at the table, made nice comments, and I was waiting in case they wanted to buy something, but they didn't and walked away without even taking my card. Only on Sunday afternoon I started offering cards to everyone who stood for more than 10 seconds looking at my art (or to Harry Potter cosplayers, because my card has Harry Potter art on them)
-Not putting a visible banner with my name. Some people were looking for my booth, but it was a huge event and I didn't have a sign with my name or my booth number, so they couldn't find me, I was so sad when they told me!


JAPAN WEEKEND BARCELONA (MARCH 2018)

A similar event, this time in Barcelona. I had to travel alone this time, so I found someone to share my table, I'd be less nervous if I had someone to go with and help each other. I shared with Alma de Origami and she turned out to be really nice!
But, again, it was a huge convention with 100+ tables and sales were really, really slow (not only for us, even more experienced artists said the same, but the girl beside us was selling non stop all weekend and even had a queue at her booth).
I was a little depressed because I had sold very little on Saturday and it was a disaster but, surprisingly, I made most of my sales on Sunday afternoon and could make up for it. I was also glad to meet some of my cosplay friends!


EXPOTAKU ALMERÍA (MARCH 2018)

My first event with a whole table all for myself! I used that extra space to bring my art supplies and start offering color commissions (I offered pencil and ink commissions at the previous events, but nobody requested a commission). Friday was really, really boring, but I made some good sales on Saturday and I started doing commissions on Sunday, which kept me busy all day. Even if it was a much smaller event, I sold much more than in Japan Weekend (about 2x) and people were really nice! Some people recognized my old Harry Potter fanart and they were so happy about it, it made my day! *^__^*


SALÓN DEL MANGA DE ALICANTE (APRIL 2018)


My best event so far! I'm so happy I got a table, because it was amazing!
It was only 1 hour from home, so I could save up on travel and accomodation, and the table was free. The convention was crowded all day, I thought the artist alley was a little hidden and nobody would come, but I was wrong! I got my first commission on the first day at 11 am, and from that moment, I spent the whole weekend drawing and selling stuff. I was exhausted, but really happy! I realized people love seeing me draw, and when they saw me working on a commission, they wanted one for themselves (I even had to take down the commissions sign because I was a little overwhelmed, but they kept asking about them!), so next time, I'll make sure to make room for my art supplies!


I got accepted for another Japan Weekend in September but... this time, there will be about 300 artist tables and it's a little scary. I applied for another two local conventions but I haven't heard back from them. Wish me good luck! And even if I've done four cons, I'm still a newbie, advice is always welcome!



deviantART COMMISSIONS STATUS: OPEN deviantART

If you like my art, please consider commissioning, buying or donating on one of these sites:

ART COMMISSIONS
~pay to get custom art made especially for you~
PATREON
~donate a monthly amount in exchange for exclusive contents and rewards~
KO-FI 
~for small one-time donations~
MY ETSY SHOP
~buy original pieces~
MY REDBUBBLE SHOP
~buy merchandising~

No money? It's OK!
You can also support me for free!
Follow me on social media of your choice:

TWITTER
FACEBOOK
TUMBLR
INSTAGRAM
MY TASHIGI ASK BLOG

And help me by sharing/retweeting/reblogging my artworks.
Thank you very much!


JOINED
:iconartemisfowlfc::iconbrosh-x-ross::icondenny-maria-fanclub::iconharryargentino::iconkyokugenryu-dojo::icononepiece-marines::iconshintenipuri::iconspanish-daikazoku::iconusoka::iconzorotashi::iconshamankingobsession::iconinuidata::iconsannin-bakemono::iconmurciada::iconrikkaidai-fc::iconanothercontestgroup::iconlovingbishiesglasses::icondai-no-daibouken::iconnonshippers::icontashigi-fc::iconking-kof-club::iconfireemblem-club::iconarslan-senki:
  • Listening to: One Piece - Megane-goshi no Blue Sky
  • Reading: La Marca del Guerrero
  • Watching: Sangatsu no Lion
  • Playing: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright
  • Eating: Snacks
  • Drinking: Ice tea

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johnvenus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Thanks for the fav!
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NihonFreakMB Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Great work. Don't stop using old-school media and making hand-made art!

Buenos trabajes, en todos los dibujos. No deje que usarse metodas tradiccionales y por sus manos!

[I'm in the US and don't have a good keyboard for writing in Spanish (como accentes, tildes, etc). But being from New Mexico, and now Texas, I can speak some. Pero no es el Espanol de Castilla!]
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
Happy birthday! :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
Happy Birthday! Chestnut Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Id gladly pay anything for your skills. Your art is amazing.
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Alkanet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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Neyade Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Lo que me pasa con tu cuenta de DeviantArt desde hace ya un montón de años es muy curioso: cada vez que me engancho a algo, busco en Google fanarts y doy contigo como sin querer: Harry Potter, Slayers, Hikaru no Go... Y ahora, en pleno fangirleo con Prince of Tennis, resulta que Google me vuelve a soplar que tienes un montón de dibujos de la serie. Encima según tengo entendido tu personaje favorito es Oishi (corrígeme si me equivoco) y yo amo e idolatro a la Golden Pair por encima de todas las cosas.

En fin, que me encantan tus dibujos y me alegro de que la casualidad haga que te gusten las mismas cosas que a mí. ^_^
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Happy birthday! :cake:
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