Happy Friday all! Today I am excited to introduce you to a fascinating artist: Heather Pritchett. You can browse her online portfolio on her website, or shop from her on Etsy. Learn more about Heather and her artistic process in the interview below.
Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I’m an artist and illustrator working mostly in pen and ink. I graduated from art school a year and a half ago, since then I’ve been working on freelance work and selling in my Etsy store. My pieces are mostly either drawings of animals or of monsters, and I always try for a solid feeling with a lot of detail.
Tell us about what you sell:
I sell prints of my work – my 100% original work, no knock offs – that I mat myself. I may sell some of the originals in the future, but for now I don’t think I could part with them.
What is your favorite thing about creating?
Finally fleshing that idea out enough that I can begin working on it, having something that’s fully formed in your mind but doesn’t exist until you make it is extremely exciting.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Sometimes in dreams, very often looking at nature and patterns in nature. I don’t really like the term “inspiration” – people kind of assume that it means this whole amazing idea hits you and you just write it down and you’re down. Inspiration is a small part of an idea, something that you may spend hours and hours working out and understanding, before you spend hours and hours executing it.
Do you have any advice for other sellers?
It’s harder than it looks, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth doing. Keep at it, especially at trying to find ways to promote yourself and to expand your body of work. Someone told me once that an illustrator is never really unemployed, there is always work for you to do, either adding to your portfolio or organizing your business. You may not get paid for that, but it’s an important part of your job.
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