My newest hobby...my own art!

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  1. Arendelle

    Arendelle Active Member

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    I've had a fair amount of reflective time to myself as I've been living in a medical facility and my hobbies have had to be slightly hampered for the time being, but I've discovered a new hobby I am just loving, and that is making my own Disney art!
    I've surprised myself that I can make the characters look as reasonable as they do (hey, don't judge me! I just started and never had art lessons!). So I'm pretty happy with myself.
    Simba was my first attempt. Just done in pencil.
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    Next was Bianca, also in pencil. [​IMG]

    After that, I decided to try acrylics with the Mouse.
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    Then I was even more daring and combined pencil, ink, gel and acrylics on Marie.
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    Today, I tried a humanoid form (so scary!) and did Joy with pencil, ink, and gel.
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    I would love to hear what you all think.

    I plan (at this point, due to some encouragement from the facility's art therapist) to place Mickey and Marie into an art show here locally in Florida. To do so, I have to have a selling price for them. I've never DREAMED of selling art (or being an artist) so I really don't have a CLUE what beginner art pieces should be priced at to be reasonable. I do know that they bring me joy, so I don't want to just "give" them away, but I don't want to embarrass myself by overpricing them either. I hope this makes sense.
    Also I would just love some feedback even if you don't know about beginner art prices!
    Thanks!


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  2. bcol

    bcol "They call me Bruce" ....and mupins

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    They look great! There's the silver lining in having to stay there. You may never have known how talented your are. JUST KEEP DRAWING!
     
  3. PixiePost

    PixiePost Previously SoraPandora

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    These are great! I love your Bianca and Marie pictures best of all. I wish I could draw and paint that well myself, but I lack the talent and the patience. ❤️

    As far as pricing your work, I'm afraid I can't help you there... But hopefully someone else on the forum can. I know we have several resident artists.




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  4. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    These are pretty good! If you didn't tell us, I would've thought you traced the pencil ones! The sorcerer Mickey and marie are super cute! That's so cool to find a new hobby and put yourself out there in that local show. Good luck!
     
  5. caw caw rawr

    caw caw rawr Squirrel!

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    These are great! Thanks for sharing your talent!
     
  6. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful work! Love the Marie and Simba.
     
  7. AidanShepard

    AidanShepard A Villainous Villain!

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    Probably the best thing as a sort of "starting price", is minimum wage + how long it took you to do the art.

    Or a little above minimum wage + time it took. You can factor in an extra dollar or two for materials as well, since this is traditional art. Especially for Marie, who's framed - if you plan on selling her in the frame, I'd factor the cost of the frame, too.

    Also take into account the size of the art. I can't properly tell from pictures, haha.

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  8. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    That's how I price my work. Whatever price you put your time and skill level at.
     
  9. Connies_Hobby

    Connies_Hobby It's All about the MAGIC!!

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    Congratulations on finding that creative-voice inside you.

    They are WONDERFUL.

    Best wishes with selling them.

    Look forward to seeing more.
     
  10. Arendelle

    Arendelle Active Member

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    Thanks for the help! Here's some more[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  11. Arendelle

    Arendelle Active Member

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    Mickey was denied entry due to copyright infringement issues :-( I didn't even know that was a thing! But somehow Marie was fine. It was two different shows so maybe the rules were different? I don't know. I'm really clueless about art.


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  12. TammyH

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    I think these look lovely! Good luck with your sales. I hope they do well. :)
     
  13. Disneychildwithin

    Disneychildwithin Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on discovering the artist in you! Hope you sell lots!
     
  14. Arendelle

    Arendelle Active Member

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    Just a few more!


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  15. Pinfun

    Pinfun Active Member

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    So pretty! Love the addition of the Santa hat!
     
  16. isida2009

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    It is always so interesting to see people's art ^^ keep drawing, we can tell you're improving ! :) how did your sales go by the way? :)
     

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