Monday, April 30, 2012

Etsy Store Update

It might change in the future, but for now I've settled on the banner you see above as my storefront image. 

There has been much progress! Unfortunately it's all been behind the scenes... So far I've only been listing items that will be for sale as 'drafts' which on Etsy basically means that I can see it but no one else can. I want to get some prints done to make sure they look magically delicious before offering them for sale, which means that I need to find the original files (amongst the many burned CDs I have lying around), format them for printing and actually get them printed. There was a plan to at least print the ones I have already formatted (around 30) but that's been delayed due to a color problem I'm having with Photoshop. It's been saving jpgs with really high contrast and saturation. :( From what I've googled it sounds somewhat easy to fix on PC but on Mac you never know if it will work the same. 

Once I do have some of them printed, I will take pretty pictures of the prints framed and matted and on the wall, to make them oh so much more appealing. I also want to have shipping supplies on hand for when the items go live just in case people actually want to buy stuff. :P

More updates soon, thanks for reading!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Creating an Etsy Store

Hey there readers!

I'm working on getting an Etsy store set up for the sale of original drawings, paintings and sketches as well as prints, all by yours truly. There are still some details to work out, I can already tell that figuring out shipping pricing is going to be FUN.  :/

I'm using the name Adorkable Doodles for the shop, which, if you've been following for awhile you might remember was the title of a book design I was working on back in 2009. Oh how the time flies. Here's what that looked like if you haven't seen it before:

I think I'll probably clean the design up a bit, maybe make some smallish changes, and probably add some color before that will become the storefront design.

Once I've got some things listed in the store I'll post another update, keep watching!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Robotic Fashion Accessories

On a roll over here. This time I've got an intentional addition to the unintentional series. I'm having some trouble coming up with a name for this series, so if you have any brilliant suggestions please let me know. :D

See other drawings with a similar theme:

Versatile Blog Award & 11 Questions Tag

Parisa over at The Nail Movement double tagged me for the 11 question tag and the versatile blogger award. Thanks Parisa!

The Versatile Rules:
  • Nominate 5 fellow bloggers.
  • Let them know that you have nominated them.
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Add the versatile blogger image to your blog post
11 Question Tag Rules:
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 5 people to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about "You are tagged if you're reading this" You actually have to tag 5 people.

Now the 11 random facts...
  1. I was goth in high school.
  2. I like watching other people play video games much more than I like playing them myself.
  3. I LOVE TO READ. I've already read 30 books since the beginning of 2012.
  4. Strawberries and avocados are the best things ever.
  5. Tomatoes are gross.
  6. I'm usually the youngest in my group of friends (I like to think that means that I'm mature but it probably just means that they aren't :P).
  7. I have a small collection of dragon figurines.
  8. I typically play volleyball 3 times a week, and would not mind doing so more.  
  9. Could really go for a breakfast bagel right now, just saying.
  10. There is a Weeping Angel (Doctor Who) as my wallpaper. And yes it did freak me out when I closed windows at first...
  11. These two videos almost made me pee my pants with laughter:

11 Questions From Parisa for me to Answer: 
  1. What/who inspired you to make a blog? My art, I'm hoping to get my name out there in the world.
  2. If you could have any work of art on your nails which would you choose? I love Galaxy Nails, but haven't had the time to try it yet, so probably those.
  3. Do you have any other interests besides the things featured on your blog? Well I probably answered this above but I love volleyball and reading, also movies/tv shows and music.
  4. What product /collection are you looking forward to the most? I'm still waiting for my Hunger Games nail polishes to get to me! I can't wait to try them. Also anything new from NerdLacquer.
  5. Favorite indie polish? NerdLacquer.
  6. Do you match your manicure with your fashion? Nope, more like the other way around.
  7. Do you go for cute or for classy nails? Both.
  8. What is your favorite nail polish finish? Shine, I like the way that matte polish looks in pictures but I've never liked the way it looks on my own nails.
  9. If you could start a blog about anything else what would it be? Actually I'd probably split up my art and my nails to separate blogs.
  10. Do other people know about your blog or is it your internet secret? lol they know, whether they care is another matter!
  11. Out of all the blogs you follow whose posts are you most excited about seeing? io9 definitely, it speaks to the nerd in me. :D
I nominate:
Lilacs and Butterflies  

Questions for you guys to answer:
  1. What is your favorite blog?
  2. Which of your own posts are you most proud of?
  3. And why? 
  4. Who/what inspires you the most?
  5. If you had to pick a favorite picture from your blog what would it be?
  6. Favorite picture from someone else's blog? (Give credit!)
  7. What projects are coming up on your blog?
  8. What is one thing you want to do but won't because it's against social norms?
  9. What's your favorite genre and why?
  10. What's your computer wallpaper right now?
  11. What's your favorite color?
You can probably tell I ran out of momentum there at the end... sorry!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Man's Gadgets Drawing

Hey guys, I just finished a new sketch tonight. I guess I've sort of unintentionally been creating a series. This is the... 6th recent drawing I've done with a similar theme. Links to the others are at the bottom of the post.

See other drawings with a similar theme: