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Kitty Trio
A trio of cats, commissioned as a birthday gift. 4x6", marker and pencil crayon.
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So, one little twist of fate solved a lot of problems at once! Let me tell you about it.

For the past few years, my friend and I have been tabling at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I have always struggled to find a sustainable product to sell - I just don't have the portfolio that a lot of artists have. Even worse, I didn't have any new art for the show. My friend sells jewelry and I accepted that I'm here to talk to people, hang out with my friend and enjoy the show.  Then, m partner had to cancel a few weeks before the show date. "Ahhhhh! Nooooo!" I thought, especially as I only had enough inventory to fill half the table.

So, I decided I would do pet sketches at the table. I made a sign and made some ACEO sized samples and cut up a stack of cardstock. As my forte is birds and horses, I literally had a "how to draw animals" book out and tried drawing cats and dogs. I didn't think anyone would pay me money, LOL, but I ended up taking 19 commissions! Some are pencil crayon, some are marker. I finished five or six at the show and just finished the last one this morning. Apparently when time and money are on the line, I can draw dogs and cats pretty good. The lesson learned is to believe in yourself, as corny as that sounds.

You can see them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/calzephyr77, but I will also be sharing them here. Stay tuned!
So, one little twist of fate solved a lot of problems at once! Let me tell you about it.

For the past few years, my friend and I have been tabling at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I have always struggled to find a sustainable product to sell - I just don't have the portfolio that a lot of artists have. Even worse, I didn't have any new art for the show. My friend sells jewelry and I accepted that I'm here to talk to people, hang out with my friend and enjoy the show.  Then, m partner had to cancel a few weeks before the show date. "Ahhhhh! Nooooo!" I thought, especially as I only had enough inventory to fill half the table.

So, I decided I would do pet sketches at the table. I made a sign and made some ACEO sized samples and cut up a stack of cardstock. As my forte is birds and horses, I literally had a "how to draw animals" book out and tried drawing cats and dogs. I didn't think anyone would pay me money, LOL, but I ended up taking 19 commissions! Some are pencil crayon, some are marker. I finished five or six at the show and just finished the last one this morning. Apparently when time and money are on the line, I can draw dogs and cats pretty good. The lesson learned is to believe in yourself, as corny as that sounds.

You can see them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/calzephyr77, but I will also be sharing them here. Stay tuned!

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Christine Bennett
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Canada
Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Rock. Definitely.
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL my very first stalker :-) Thanks so much for the compliment, it's nice to know I'm not headed for obscurity any time soon! I'm sure one day you will be worthy. Don't ever give up on your art.
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HeatherMaki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2004
I can't believe no-one's commented on your work! It's all very amazing, and rich with emotion and wonder. Your skills at finger painting blow me away, and your style gives everything such an earthy, real, yet supernatural (in the best sense of the word) feel to it. I'm so awed and inspired by all that you do. :worship:

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You deserve it. :D
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I never thought that so many people would like my fingerpainting...for me it has been something new to explore. Earthy...yes...supernatural...I strive for that because I see the natural world as that. Thanks very much for the Dev Watch!
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