Sunday, October 23, 2011

Our Latest Illustrator is Deer Prudence

Below he will tell us about his work and then we will have fotos of his work on Zazzle:

I am a deer of green color. I joined Zazzle in February this year, and slowly built up my store, because I just couldn't put my drawings on all available products – so I did them one by one.
Being an illustrator, I do many different things, but in my store I focus on cartoon animals and creatures. These are my neighbors in the wood where I live, so please treat them with respect.
The drawings are hand-drawn with a paintbrush and ink and some color added digitally. I see Zazzle as a showcase of this line of my work, that even gets me an occasional sale. The variety of products is amazing.

Following are fotos of his illustrations, with an embedded link to that product on Zazzle: 

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Our Next Artist Is Briana Blair From Macon, GA Area

Below, she will tell us a bit about herself, and her work on Zazzle:

I mostly use a graphics tablet to do my "drawing" these days, but I have always been fond of ink drawing. I did a lot of tattoo design in the past, and it's a comfortable thing for me to work with.
I found Zazzle some time back when I was researching an alternative to the other POD I was using. Once I found Zazzle, I closed my other shop and focused all my time here.
My art is very eclectic, just like me. I don't do art with the intention of creating what will sell, I create what I love and what feels true to me. I just happen to be lucky enough that there are plenty of geeks and freaks out there that enjoy my work. I'm especially fond of creating quirky and even dark humor designs.

I do love Zazzle, because it gives me a way to earn a living doing something that I love and have talent in. Not many people get to do that, work doing what they love, but I have that chance, and it's something I'm very grateful for. I also love that it gives me a way to share my art with the world.

Below are fotos of three of her Zazzle products, with a link to that product:


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Our Next Designer is Rose Santuci-Sofranko

She will tell us a bit about herself and her work, and following will be photos of her designs, with links to her store, and particular products:

I am both a Graphic Designer and a photographer.

I love creating "3-D" look graphic designs in PhotoImpact X3 for my 6 Zazzle stores. I have many such designs especially in my Cute Critters with Heart and Bouncing Babies with Heart stores!

I first discovered Zazzle several years ago, but then
rediscovered it in November of 2010 and have since been busy creating over 40,000 products for my many stores! I hope you check them all out, the links to them are at the top of my Cute Critters with Heart store and also in my Zazzle profile. My very first store, which is now my "megastore" was I love to honor our Lord and Lady with my artwork.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and check out my products. God bless you and yours! Rose

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Newest Artist is Liora Hess From Atlanta, GA

 Below, she will tell us a bit about herself, and her Art:

I'm an artist living in Atlanta with my black-and-white tuxedo cat (look for him in my artwork!). I'm Jewish and a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed just after turning 39). Currently my creative work is my "second living," but I'm working toward making it my primary income. I can't imagine ever wanting to retire from creating art!

My personal interests are:  art, design, illustration, sculpting, pottery, photography, creativity, writing, reading, cats.

Following are Fotos of her work, with links to her Zazzle Store, and individual products:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Our Newest Artist Is Matt Peppler

Below he will tell us a bit about his work, and his love for Zazzle:

I am a digital designer that uses traditional pen and ink drawings along with Photoshop and Illustrator to create my Zazzle designs. I love using the best of both worlds because there are elements that I can create from pen and ink drawings that I can't get using Photoshop and Illustrator, which is also the case when the tables are turned. There are many tools that I use in these two programs the help create the look that I am going after which is not possible with traditional media.

Zazzle was recommended to me through an Illustrator that I know. He had heard about it through word of mouth and thought that it would be a good fit for me. He knew that I was finishing up a freelance job for a clothing company in Lansing, Michigan. I had a freelance opportunity doing what I am doing now, only I was working for someone instead of being my own boss, owner and creator. I wanted more control over the direction that I wanted to go and Zazzle was the perfect fit.

I love working on my Zazzle store because of all the freedom that I have to create anything that I want. Any idea that pops into my head is something that I can create and sell through my store and earn some money in the meantime.

It is always a thrill and a compliment when a customer purchases one of my designs. Not because I just made a sale which will help me to starve a little less, but that idea that the shirt that someone just bought could become that persons favorite shirt! I buy shirts all the time. Some I wear only a couple of times, while others I wear so much that they wear out. For one reason or another, the design or the feel of the fabric or just how the shirt makes you feel while you are wearing it become the answer to why it is your favorite shirt. That it the result that I am striving for. I want to make designs that become peoples favorite.

Below are photos of some of his favorite work with links to that product on Zazzle:


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Newest Artist Is Annemarie Lieftink, From Raalte, Netherlands

Below she will tell us a bit about herself and her work:

I work in the traditional way (pencil, paint) and with a tablet. I prefer the tablet, because you have more options like airbrush and markers. I used to work in  advertising, but I would love to become a full time illustrator.

I'm a mom of three kids (two boys 18, 14 and a girl 8 years old), living together with my husband. And we have 1 dog, 1 bird and a guinea pig. So very busy!

Artistic Interests

Digital fantasy art and realistic drawings!

Personal Interests

Drawing, music and having a good time with friends and family

This is the link to my website in The Netherlands:  Quattro Design

Following are photos, linking to her work in her Zazzle Shop click on the foto to be taken to the product:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Our Newest Artist Is Carla Martell

Below she will tell us about herself, and how she happened upon Zazzle:

My name is Carla Martell - I'm an illustrator, and I'm pretty new to Zazzle. I discovered it through an online illustrators forum that was discussing merchandising and print on demand sites - I've always had a love of print, pattern and the different ways illustration can be used on products. Hearing about Zazzle, I was very excited and immediately wanted to give it a go! My favorite medium has always been pen and ink, and I love traditional printmaking techniques, but for my Zazzle store I've been using a combination of hand drawn illustration, rendered digitally. I've just started teaching myself Illustrator and after a few weeks of tearing my hair out I am learning to love it - it's so easy to rework and resize designs and I think the boldness of vector graphics suit the style of Zazzle products. There are lots of animals in my store, designs created from hand drawn text, and birds! It's definitely whimsical, colorful and lighthearted, with an emphasis on fun.

Following are Fotos of her work in her Zazzle store, just click on the foto to be taken directly to that product: