Navigating the Creative Journey: The Challenges of Becoming a Successful Digital Pet Portrait Artist
The Curious Creative
by Justin
9M ago
In the age of digital art and online marketplaces, pursuing a career as a digital pet portrait artist might seem like a dream job. After all, who wouldn’t want to transform their passion for art and love for animals into a profitable venture? However, the road to success in this niche field is filled with unique challenges that require dedication, creativity, and resilience. In this article, I’m not going to dwell on the process of actually creating the art. Instead, we’ll explore the myriad of other difficulties that aspiring digital pet portrait artists often face on their journey to success ..read more
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The Subjectivity of Art and Style
The Curious Creative
by admin
2y ago
As an artist, I’m often asked what my “style” is. In all honesty, I have real trouble answering this question. It’s not that I don’t like answering it or anything, just that answering it always feels a bit pretentious to me and, dare I say it, overly complicated. Why pretentious? Well, I’ve never been into any of the more haughty aspects of the art world. An example of a painting in oils Standing around discussing, for instance, the juxtaposition of an artist’s choices has never appealed. Quite frankly I’ve never really ‘got’ it, and I find it all rather dull. Consequently, I’m careful not to ..read more
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Products In Real Life
The Curious Creative
by admin
2y ago
I’m aware that some of the product images in my shop aren\’t the best in terms of resolution. I’m working on getting better images available, but there isn’t a lot I can do about this currently, as I have to use the images my framers etc send me. With this in mind, I thought I’d take a moment to share some examples of how a few of my products look in real life. Giving you a close-up view to better see their quality. Canvas Prints To start things off, here’s an example of one of my paintings, The Kingfisher, as a canvas print: This is the mid-sized canvas option (12″ x 1 ..read more
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Diary of a painting – Those Magnificent Men
The Curious Creative
by admin
2y ago
In the second post of my Diary of a painting series, where I pick a painting and explore its backstory and my reasons and motivations for painting it, I wanted to touch on a subject that has been a fascination of mine since I was a boy. Planes! I live in Eastbourne in the beautiful county of East Sussex – seriously if you get the chance to visit the area, do so, it’s lovely – and every year for as long as I can remember The Red Arrows came to town. If you’re from the UK you’ll have heard of them, but if not they’re the RAF’s legendary aerobatic display team, roughly equivalent to the US’s Thu ..read more
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My latest updates and happenings
The Curious Creative
by admin
2y ago
I’ve been meaning to add my next ‘diary of a painting’ post, but life has been rather busy lately. It’s mostly written, so it shouldn’t be much longer. Instead, I just thought I’d write this quick post to tell you about all of the latest updates and happenings that’ve been going on behind the scenes here at TCC HQ. Another pet portrait completed Bonnie I recently completed another pet portrait commission, this time of the lovely Bonnie. This was a lot of fun to do, and really tested my ‘artistic licence’. Originally I’d planned to do a full-body portrait, and I set out painting just that. How ..read more
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The Subjectivity of Art and Style
The Curious Creative
by Justin
2y ago
As an artist, I’m often asked what my “style” is. In all honesty, I have real trouble answering this question. It’s not that I don’t like answering it or anything, but answering it always feels a bit pretentious to me and, dare I say it, overly complicated. Why pretentious? Well, I’ve never been into any ..read more
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Products In Real Life
The Curious Creative
by Justin
3y ago
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Diary of a painting – Those Magnificent Men
The Curious Creative
by Justin
3y ago
In the second post of my Diary of a painting series, where I pick a painting and explore its backstory and my reasons and motivations for painting it, I wanted to touch on a subject that has been a fascination of mine since I was a boy. Planes! I live in Eastbourne in the beautiful ..read more
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My latest updates and happenings
The Curious Creative
by Justin
3y ago
  I’ve been meaning to add my next ‘diary of a painting’ post, but life has been rather busy lately. It’s mostly written, so it shouldn’t be much longer. Instead, I just through I’d write this quick post to tell you about all of the latest updates and happenings that’ve been going on behind the ..read more
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New Pet Portrait – Bonnie the Sprocker
The Curious Creative
by Justin
3y ago
I just wanted to write a very quick update to say that I’ve just completed another pet portrait. This time it’s of Bonnie the Sprocker: This portrait was painted in watercolour. Initially it was going to be a full body portrait, but due to Bonnie’s feet being hidden by a very thick rug, I decided ..read more
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