Sunday, August 23, 2015

Me and My Sketchbook...

I'm feeling much better...my tummy bug has decided to go live somewhere else. I've been sketching a bit more since most of the time I was relaxing in bed. I'm not one of those people who can take their art supplies to bed and work in a journal. I'm much too messy for that. So I stick to pencils, pens, and my sketchbook.

Here is a face I'm working on...as you can tell, she isn't ready for her close-up!


I also managed to do a flower design...


As much as I love color, I also love the simplicity of plain black and white pen sketches. They seem clean and fresh to me. I'd like to offer some of my black and white designs for sale as coloring pages if I can figure out how to make a PDF that is downloadable one time. I know how to make the PDF but it's the part about making it download once (for each person) and then be gone that has me stumped. If you have any suggestions please let me know.
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On another subject, I recently saw an article online that has me wondering...


This article told about a man who takes screenshots of Instagram photos and is selling them at a show and it's all legal! He isn't selling the photo, he's selling the screenshot! Here is the website in case you want to read about this. This makes me mad, and also makes me less inclined to use Instagram. Not that I think my art is so special but it's mine and shouldn't be used by anyone else to make money unless I say they can. What do you think??

5 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are feeling better now. Thanks for sharing your sketchbook pages...looking forward to seeing what you do with the face drawing.
    Good information about Instagram...I didn't know that someone can take screenshots like that and sell them. I shouldn't be shocked at what some people will do....it's just not right!
    Have a good week!
    hugs,
    Mary

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  2. I love that you are going to sell those colouring pages...it's all the rage. It's a new world Janet. Don't be discouraged. I knew about that person. I think it was amazing that he thought of it. However I want to you watch this video... see if you might not think of instagram differently! He is my guilty pleasure too!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUKBvNgqoKc

    So very glad you are feeling better!! I often get a tummy ache during the heat!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. I read about the instagram thing too and this guy who was stealing some photos, the actual photographer of some he stole, sold them for $90 each and wrote all about it. Gotta go after these dudes. Another friend said, only post snippets, but if someone is going to be dishonest, well, what are you going to do.....xox

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  4. Keep being well Mz. Janet so you can keep doing awesome art! xoxo

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  5. Love that floral! There is a scammer born every day. Think of what they could do if they put their mind to something positive. Sad commentary on our society.

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