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HaleyGottardo

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Tree Swallow in Watercolor by HaleyGottardo, visual art

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Northern Saw-whet Owl in Watercolor by HaleyGottardo, visual art

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Aurora Borealis and Ridges by HaleyGottardo, visual art

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Volcano Under the Stars by HaleyGottardo, visual art

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Early Winter Sunset in Watercolor by HaleyGottardo, visual art

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My Bio

I'm a graduate of Northern Illinois University's Visual Communications program.

I transferred from College of DuPage with a ASA in Graphic Design.

I live in Warrenville, IL, in DuPage county, which is home to many forest preserves full of wildlife, especially birds.

My favorite medium is watercolor. I also love nature photography.

I was hired for my first full time job in October 2017 as a Ad Traffic Coordinator for Gatehouse Media.


Favourite Visual Artist
Cliff Nielsen
Favourite Movies
The Hunger Games, Zombieland, The Avengers, Thor
Favourite TV Shows
Supernatural, Fringe, Vampire Diaries, Grimm, Once Upon A Time
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Taylor Swift, Cascada, Selena Gomez, The Band Perry
Favourite Books
Maximum Ride series, Hush Hush series, Unearthly trilogy, Fallen series, The Immortal series, and many many more YA books
Favourite Writers
James Patterson, Alyson Noel, Cynthia Hand, Lauren Kate, Aprilynne Pike, Amy Plum, Becca Fitzpatrick
Favourite Games
Apples to Apples
Favourite Gaming Platform
I don't play video games
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, Pens, Watercolors, Photoshop, Illustrator, My Camera
Other Interests
Art, Music, Writing, Reading, Gemstones and geology

I'm Starting an Etsy Shop

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I recently learned about a website called Gooten that will let you print on demand. I am hoping to set up an Etsy shop so people can buy prints, calendars, shirts, mugs, magnets, ect. My store link is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HaleyGottardoDesign I don't currently have anything on it yet, but stay tuned for updates. If anyone has any other suggestions, let me know.
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New Photos Uploaded

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I finally uploaded photos I have been editing for a while now. I took these photos last October. I am really behind on my photos because I take too many, but here are some of the highlights:
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Thinking of selling some art to a stock image site

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I want to see if I can make a couple bucks by putting some of my photos and art on a stock image site. I signed up for Shutterstock. I could also try Adobe Stock. If you can suggest any other site that you can contribute for free, let me know. Most of my quality photos are nature-related, and I know that at least the plants/flower ones are more in demand that any of my bird or bug photos. I don't photograph people much, but I read that you need their permission to sell any photos with them in it, so I'm avoiding uploading any people-shots outside of Deviant Art. What might be the most likely to be in demand is illustrations. I paint with watercolors and I also can do some vector/hand-drawn art. On the stock website that the media company (Metro Creative) I work for has been using, there was not a lot of watercolor art available. They're switching to Getty now, and I don't know what their needs are, and what's available. A coworker said that Getty is buying out shutter stock, so
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Love all your bird photographs! I'm trying to improve my own bird watching/photographing skills! Merry Christmas! :D

Thanks! I'm trying to compile a gallery of all my best shots so maybe I could get around to printing some or selling them somehow.

https://www.deviantart.com/haleygottardo/gallery/71654851/best-of-wild-birds

Thanks for the faves! 😊
Thanks for the fave on =)
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