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Laura R Hepworth

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I have never thought of unicorns as scary, until now. Very nicely done.
Thank you! That was pretty much exactly why I wanted to paint this version :LOL:. Almost every time I see unicorns somewhere they are this 'perfect' creatures and I thought I would be fun to turn that on its head. My Mom had suggested I paint some unicorns since they are so popular. This wasn't quite what she had in mind :ROFLMAO: (and why I ended up with two unicorn paintings!).
 

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My latest couple of models. Really like how the cat turned out with a limited colour palette.


This one began with a broken sword, and as we all know when a soldier has a broken sword, you just have to break his sword arm. I sculpted the sling and bottle, and cut his head off so I could reposition it and make it sadder. The diorama base didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped but at some point you have to say something is done and move on with your life :)
 

Laura R Hepworth

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Started this digital painting last year and finally got back to it and finished the thing this week.

"And Then the Dragons Arrived"
Painted in Corel Painter.

And-Then-the-Dragons-Arrived1a.jpg
 

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Trying to sell my artwork on line. Does anyone have a preference for one site or another? I have etsy but just saw that there is a file size restriction and apparently only 5 digital items allowed. I filled out a free artstation account, not being able to clearly see what the differences in selling your work for different account levels amounted to.
 

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ArtStation seems to be the professional choice and with their recent acquisition by Epic there will probably be a fee reduction in the pipeline (if not already).
 

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Thanks, first day, hard for me to navigate, stumbling around puts it best. Can't even find my "home" section, though it might exist only as a tiny dot lost in digitalized space since I took the free subscription.
 

Laura R Hepworth

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Trying to sell my artwork on line. Does anyone have a preference for one site or another? I have etsy but just saw that there is a file size restriction and apparently only 5 digital items allowed. I filled out a free artstation account, not being able to clearly see what the differences in selling your work for different account levels amounted to.

I'm on ArtStation and RedBubble. I started with the free account on ArtStation, but upgraded last year to a Plus account because I wanted access to their learning section. As far as I can tell, the earning differences between the accounts is with sales via your ArtStation website (not through the profile, but the free website they set-up for each site member). It also looks to be for the Marketplace and not with the Print Shop. For prints, it all comes down to what markup you set.

ArtStation is likely the best for high quality art prints, but, if you want to make your art available on other items (like journals, clothing, tote bags, etc.) then RedBubble is a good option for that.

Personally, I would never sell my artwork as a digital file on Etsy. You have to trust that the buyer isn't going to steal the image and sell the file themselves (this has happened!). Etsy doesn't actually have a printing service itself. Etsy POD sellers have to create an account with the printing service they want to go through and connect that account to their Etsy. Another thing that some do is to pay a printing service themselves to print stock of their artwork and then list them as a physical product instead of a digital or POD.
 
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Laura R Hepworth

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Thanks, first day, hard for me to navigate, stumbling around puts it best. Can't even find my "home" section, though it might exist only as a tiny dot lost in digitalized space since I took the free subscription.

All your account controls are found in the top right corner. Just click on your profile picture and the menu will drop down.
 

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Thanks Laura. I haven't had much luck with etsy. I'll check out red bubble.

No, haven't seen Wet Canvas, but I'll look at it. I can't find easy answers or look at what is on wet canvas, seems like you have to join it to see what is on it.

The free aspect for art station was the main driver for me. It's early but I seem to be getting more looks on instagram (selling it is a different story) and the ease of setting up something to sell is a big plus. I don't think I ever had it so easy.

I also ran across mentions of the adobe illustrator site, Behance, which looks interesting but you have to supply your own store. I also don't like the idea of expensive software, or rental only. My photo shop is older than the hills, it makes the artist do most of the work, which I don't mind.

Art Station seems to be the highest tech, latest and greatest programs, which makes sense because it is a base for the state of the art graphics industry. My work probably sticks out like how did that happen, but haven't had a chance to browse it very much yet to see if it is not all high tech, ultra realistic. Just a few minutes glancing through Behance I did see simpler techniques. For my eye, using preset programs seems to easily generate similar looking styles, something I have to work at.
 

Laura R Hepworth

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Thanks Laura. I haven't had much luck with etsy. I'll check out red bubble.

Very welcome! Good luck! Yeah, Etsy's tricky to do well on for most people :confused:.

Art Station seems to be the highest tech, latest and greatest programs, which makes sense because it is a base for the state of the art graphics industry. My work probably sticks out like how did that happen, but haven't had a chance to browse it very much yet to see if it is not all high tech, ultra realistic. Just a few minutes glancing through Behance I did see simpler techniques. For my eye, using preset programs seems to easily generate similar looking styles, something I have to work at.

ArtStation is a mix of digital and traditional art. Stylistically, there's a huge range on there from the hyper-realistic art to the various cartoon styles, though there is a lot of hyper-realism and semi-realism.
 

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