Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Case of the Cyber Mondays

The Cyber Monday sale at my Etsy shop is on now! Get 20% off anything in my shop from now through December 2nd by using coupon code ACASEOFTHEMONDAYS upon checkout. I rarely offer discounts this big, so get it while you can!

After December 2nd, the sale will continue at a lower discount of 10% off through December 19th with coupon code HOLIDAYS2015.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fabled Earth Art Holiday News

Once again, I must interrupt this blog to advertise my wares...

Holiday greeting cards are back at my Etsy shop, Fabled Earth Art! There are two options: Cute Critter and Old Man Winter, a design by Vinod. Both are available as individual cards and in packs.

Cute Critter card

Old Man Winter card

Starting Monday November 30th and ending Wednesday December 2nd, everything in my shop is 20% off! This is the biggest sale I've offered all year! Just spend at least $5 and enter coupon code ACASEOFTHEMONDAYS upon checkout to receive your discount.

After December 2nd, the sale will continue at a lower discount of 10% off through December 19th with coupon code HOLIDAYS2015.

The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures

I also have signed copies of The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures available if you're looking for a unique gift for an aspiring young artist or creature enthusiast. Please contact me through my website for info on how to purchase.

Thanks for supporting my work!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


I apologize for not posting much lately. I've recently become busy with a new project. Over the past several months I've been trying to post interesting things on a somewhat regular basis, but I'm afraid I might need to make the jump to another platform in the near future as Blogger might be growing obsolete. Even if that happens, I'll keep writing here, too.

Anyway, today I'd like to share what it's like to sell original art and what happens to it afterwards. Despite the fact that I've been working professionally as an artist for fourteen years now, it's still thrilling to make an art sale. It means a lot that someone is willing to spend their hard-earned money to hang a picture I've made up in their house. Interacting with fans and knowing that someone has formed a connection with one of my paintings is what helps to keep me moving forward during the moments of doubt and despair I might be feeling about my artwork. I'm guessing this is a feeling shared by many artists.

Earlier this year at Gen Con, I sold a painting that I did for the cover of the Pathfinder Player Companion, Familiar Folio

I titled the painting "Spell Study."

Gen Con is an interesting situation because Vinod and I have to travel by plane to the show, so we're unable to bring pieces framed. That means we can price them a bit lower, but the framing is up to the buyer. In this instance, the buyer was interested in having me frame the painting and ship it when it was ready. I was happy to oblige and it was fun picking out mat and frame options for the piece.

The narrowed down frame and mat combinations.
The finished product can be seen below. The natural wood grain of the walnut frame complemented the warm browns in the painting beautifully. To read a little more about the framing process, check out the story posted at Mainframe.

Here are a couple more photos people have shared of my paintings they've purchased: