Sunday, August 21, 2011

Print #1/30: Princess Pooches Cameo

The print, including images with detail, is available on Etsy

First day of my 30/30 project! This illustration of my Princess Pooches Cameo print is near and dear to my heart. As you may know, I did custom pet portraits for five years (2005-10). I loved it. It was a time of great growth and learning for me. It was intense, and it helped me to figure out a lot about who I was as a person and as an artist and as a creative entrepreneur, and what subjects made me happy to draw, what I could accomplish with my art on many levels, and moving forward what I really wanted to accomplish long-term with all of that.

I have always been very enthusiastic and, well, maybe even kind of kind of kooky-obsessed for creating little cute, fun characters. As you can see, doing the pet portraits professionally helped to figure out what the true focus of my art subject passions were, and to further distill it. I not only love pets and cute characters, but creating fun pet- and character-based art is truly one of my greatest joys in life and in art.

Hey, you gotta do what YOU love... life's just too short! but what IS it? Only YOU can answer that. Sometimes, it takes awhile to figure it out—oftentimes it takes a GREAT while...but you have to do the search. The journey is just as important as the destination.

Here are some of the process sketches... you can click on each of these images for a larger look. (See the final with detail on Etsy.)


5 comments:

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Oh I love this, Kathy! Great post!!

Shirley said...

Awesome, Kathy!! What an amazing challenge..good for you - and this piece is a fantastic beginning!

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks guys! I very much appreciate your comments and support. :)

Bearded Lady said...

this is so cute! You could pair this with your doggie illustrations and sell it as a collection. I would love this as a bed spread for a dog themed room. sell it!

Kathy Weller said...

Hi Carlyn! It is part of an art licensing group of mine! :) I am working on it all! Promise!!! :) :D