Sunday, February 17, 2013

museum drawing



For the first time in God knows how many months, I actually took a whole day off work! What a wonderful Sunday! I did this drawing from a statue at The Art Institute of Chicago. (Well, it's from a photo of a statue. We were with a few friends so I didn't do any drawings in the museum.) I REALLY needed the day off and am so glad I did! (will try to do this more often!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Super Kiss!




It looks like I unintentionally have a Valentines theme going on here!
Well, Happy Valentine's Day I guess. ;)

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Facebook Page!




Catherine and I created The Art of Catherine and Sarah Satrun page for ourselves on Facebook! It's just one more step of things we're doing to gear up for our table at C2E2 in April. Please "like" us if you do! We're planning on getting a website up eventually, but our workload has prevented us from barely looking into it at the moment. In the meantime, for new artwork, news on projects, news on a future online store, and more fun, please "Like" us on Facebook! Remember to click "Add to Interests Lists" otherwise it won't show up on your news feed. Thanks for all the followers! ^.^

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

seal


I've been drawing a lot for a few jobs, but until I can post anything, please enjoy this little seal ;)

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Stop Working For Free!


Here is a great rant by the ever so talented Stephen Silver that I just have to share here (in addition to all my other social media sites). Please watch this short six minute rant:

Stephen Silver: “Stop Working For Free!”


Catherine and I occasionally get asked to do free work. In some situations, like artist collaboration or charity/good causes, it's totally acceptable, but in most cases it's big corporations who are profiting off of starving artists. This is WRONG! Do not do this! It drives down prices and shows little to no respect for artists. My favorite quote from this rant is, "For me, in order to do that drawing that you need, even if it takes me ten minutes to do, you know, the reality is, it's taken me FORTY YEARS and ten minutes to do because of all my experience...." This is so true! I have given my entire life from as long as I can possibly remember towards improving as an artist. That means taking classes even still to this day, and really sacrificing having much of any social life or down time. Besides, why would I do something for free for someone else when I have a million things of my own I am dying to find time to work on?! My time is worth a lot and I will only work with clients who respect me as an artist. Don't waste time on people who don't show you respect!


Update: Stephen Silver is now starting a series of videos on business matters such as this. Here's the next one: Protect You Art Career 2