I thought things would tone down after the holidays, but gladly I was wrong and I’ve been keeping quite busy. Thanks to everyone who has placed an order, bought merch from my store, and/or promoted me on social media. I couldn’t do it without you! The following is your update for February 2017.
As I mentioned, January was almost as busy as the holidays, so I don’t have any new art for sale. I have lots of client work that I’m not at liberty to share (due to NDAs), but I’ve been posting the client work I can share on my social media. I’ve posted one example, below. (It’s a family caricature for a birthday card.) Make sure you’re following me on Facebook and Instagram to catch all the new illustrations. (I’m also on ArtStation and deviantART, if you’re into that.)
Wanna Get a Celeb Caricature Per Day?
As mentioned in last month’s update, I’ve started a Patreon campaign and have been posting one celebrity caricature per day, on their birthday. (See the image below.) The idea was to drive traffic to my site and to try to make some extra money by having patrons pledge $1 per month. So far, I hate to admit, the campaign has been a disappointment. I’ve gotten two patrons total, and one has since dropped out. The main feedback I’ve gotten is to post color pictures, so potential patrons can see what they’re getting. (For $1, you get all of that month’s caricatures in high resolution format plus sketches.)
I’m going to give it another month, and see if I can’t scrape up some more pledges. If so, great. If not, it’s back to the drawing board as I can’t keep up the pace if I’m not making any money. Do you have any suggestions? What rewards would entice you to make a pledge? Visit my Patreon page here to check out what I’m currently offering. Your feedback is VERY valuable, so please leave a comment or send me a message. Would you be interested in a book collecting the caricatures plus sketches and info? What would you spend on that? Feedback is greatly appreciated, please help!
Top sellers for January 2017
My caricature of Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday from the movie Tombstone was once again my top seller. The other top seller was my cartoon of a bulldog puppy. Click the images to be taken to my online shops. (Get your own pet caricature here.)
Most of my art is available on canvas, iPhones, tees, blankets, towels, and much more. Every social media like and share is appreciated, too! I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Please follow me for new artwork posted weekly.
Today only (2/1), you can get up to 40% off plus FREE worldwide shipping. Click here to visit my store, or click on the images below to see some of my Valentine’s designs. You don’t need a code to get the discount, but the same ends tonight at 11:59 PST. Order today! Society6 has a few new options, too, like bathroom mats, comforters, and notebooks.
Top blog post for January 2017
My top post for January was my very popular editorial entited, “Top Five Reasons I Don’t Argue Politics on Facebook (Anymore).” You can read it here, or by clicking the image. I was also hired to write a blog post for a marketing company in Europe, so it’s nice that my writing as well as my artwork is being appreciated.
I’m on Steemit
If you click the link in the section above, you’ll notice they won’t take you to my Digital Tyrants blog, but to Steemit. Steemit is a social media site that pays you cryptocurrency (called Steem) for popular posts. Think Facebook, but instead of making Mark Zuckerberg rich, you’re helping yourself and the online community. Click here to check it out; please follow me and help upvote my posts!
Now that the holidays are over, I’ve opened my commissions once again. I’ll draw your loved ones, your pets, your favorite celebs, or you! Use the contact form below (or click here) to discuss your project.
Please Support this Site
Thank you for your time and attention, and thanks for reading! If you’d like to help keep this blog going, please support it! You can help in a couple ways:
First, buy something from my shop! I’ve got mugs, tapestries, canvas, tee shirts, phone cases, pillows, blankets, and much more.
The second way is to hire me directly! I’m a professional caricaturist/illustrator. I’m currently offering pet illustrations, personalized caricatures of you or a loved one, and celebrity caricatures. Click the links for details and pricing, or you can place an order using the form below.