Welcome to my blog , I am a self taught Freelance illustrator , I love to draw it makes me happy and its also a way of a stress relief when your having a negative day , so for me I find it calming and very therapeutic to draw , plus seeing people buy my art on products gives me a lovely feeling of pride that I can produce things people really want to buy .
So my merchandise stores I have three , what are merchandise stores you are thinking right ? well they are business like printing apparel companies and they offer artist a online shop where you can upload your images designs artwork onto clothing or products such as laptop covers and phone cases clocks cushions mugs travel cups leggings and more , you get a commission each sale so if there price is £19.99 you will earn a percentage for the sale , and more depending on the company providing the service , what happens is a customer sees your merchandise store orders say a hoodie with your art on from it , the company that runs the store then prints it and packages it and sends it directly to the customer on your behalf ,with your stores name in the invoice , its a great stepping stone for starting up in business , although having the machines and products yourself , you would make much more profit , but for me I don’t have the funds to buy the machines needed so right now that’s how I trade from them , I am with Clothes2order Redbubble and Woven Monkey .
I also hand paint using fabric paint on jute bags canvas and cotton that is very time consuming , but relaxing and rewarding when you see the end results .
Self taught on Adobe Illustrator , I draw digitally using a little Huion graphic drawing tablet , these are tricky to use so if you master one you can certainly draw , I let my family have ago my dad found it very hard , my sister said its not working , and my daughter said I prefer to sketch on paper , but I found it easy to use and can draw on it well I really want to get a more expensive one I hear the Wacom Bamboo is a great one to invest in , one day I’m hoping I can afford one .
So right now I’m designing my Christmas range , I tend go from one thing to another and actually have three pages drawn up of my wedding reception colouring in book ,for children as the wedding season is high in June July August I can leave that for now I need to fill 8 pages so any ideas on what to put in comment below , so I have named it Something Old Something New Something For The Kids To Do colouring in book and the writing on the front cover will be blue .
So just a little snippet of what I’m up to , if you love art crafting designing comment below what you love about it , till next time thanks for reading Sarah xx .