I wish this thread got more attention! I was wondering whether to post or not the other day...
I haven't painted much lately, but I have been doing a bit of drawing.
I left the big sketch pad at home (in London for a few weeks now), but here's a photo I took of something I started and was pretty happy with:
It's not a very detailed photo of it, plus I need some more appropriate pencils.. I only have HB and a 2H, which was useful for the tiny hand in the background.
But I'd like to paint it, cut it out, and lay it onto a canvas with something else in the background.
I added something in that crafting thread, but might be more relevant in here? Idk.
The difficult thing about selling to other people is that it's part fashion, part personal taste.
Like, I personally, I don't really go for realism in stuff that I use to decorate. Faces particularly.. unless I know the person. (I loved my old print of Dali's female figure with head of flowers, lol), but that's purely my personal taste and probably deeply psychological Please don't take that as criticism, though! It's just a personal thing..
Fashion.. I guess means whatever's selling in art shows and exhibitions lately.
I'm glad you've brought this up, because it's made me think about it more.. I painted something for my mum's birthday and she's so pleased with it she's like, "you could sell these!!" and I'm.. I dunno.. I need to look into stuff more to decide whether she's just being a mum or not..
On the plus side, my Aunt thought it came from a shop.
On the other hand, it's very, very basic. Though the greys I mixed were fucking lush, and I never ever use that word, so yaknow.
I don't have a photo of it, but it's hanging in the kitchen diner, which is basically the main room It makes me really happy!
Yeah, I'm gonna go out and look at what's selling locally before I embark upon that.