Kickstarter: Help me Build my Portfolio

EBSQ artist Tabatha Rhodes is running a Kickstarter!

What is an artist without a portfolio to back them up? I am shifting my artistic path and I need your help to rebuild my portfolio.

Tabatha Rhodes Kickstarter

Tabatha Rhodes is taking the plunge! She wants to build a career in art with pet portraits. Will you help her? The campaign is already 96% funded, but there are still 22 days left to take advantage of the great rewards she’s offering.

I’ve chosen the $10 Pledge for a Digital “PetHedz” Portrait of my cat Drusilla:

A digital drawing of your pet or animal of your choice done in my “PetHedz” style delivered to you via e-mail. This will be formatted for printing (think mugs, phone cases, pillows!) or to use on the internet or whatever you want!

I can’t wait! Check out Tabatha’s Kickstarter today! http://kck.st/1Dn5RAI

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EBSQ Friday Five

A Little Birdy Told Me by Natasha Wescoat

1. This week’s featured Friday artist is Natasha Wescoat and her magical siren painting, A Little Birdy Told Me.

2. The Art of Copying – a history, a business, and a tool. This is an excellent blog post from Dinotopia creator James Gurney.

3. This week I want to invite my fellow artists to take a look at a Kickstarter campaign – Pictures at an Exhibition. Even $1 will help, but if you can’t donate to the campaign can you share it with a few friends? This is a fusion of Art and Music:

Join us on an adventure as a young woman journeys through the art that inspired Mussorgsky’s classic  Pictures at an Exhibition!

4. The deadline is approaching fast for three EBSQ Art Exhibits – Plein Air: Found Reflections, Flower of the Month: Dianthus, and the 14th Annual EBSQ Ripped Off Show.

5. Another great video from Will Terry – How to Get Past Artist Block:

EBSQ Friday Five

Mermaid and River Dragon by Nico Niemi

1. Have a look at the treasure I found on EBSQ’s front page this morning, Mermaid and River Dragon by Nico Niemi is magical.

2. Registration is now open for Doodle Swap #17 but now for long! Register by March 3rd to be a part of this fun event.

3. The first of three FREE Strathmore Workshops begins on March 10th. Don’t miss out!

4. Good Art Is Popular Because It’s Good. Right? – An interesting piece from NPR, read it or listen.

5. **If you only click on one link, make it this one!!** Loving Vincent is a Kickstarter campaign to bring an extraordinary, unique animated film to life. This could be the world’s first feature-length animated film, brought you by the Oscar winning studio, BreakThru Films. Watch the video and contribute!

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

Ashleigh Michelle by Mark Satchwill

1. Ashleigh – Mark Satchwill is an amazing portrait artist. Check out his latest marker portrait. Yes, markers!

2. The Etsy Front Page Debate – Don’t miss this informative post by Jennifer Lommers on selling at Etsy and being featured on the front page.

3. Asleep by the Window – Erika Nelson has a wonderful post up on her latest DPW painting and how it came to be. Awesome!

4. Interactive Art Print – Kim Niles of KiniArt has a new print on Zazzle that allows you to change the color of one aspect in the art print (I’m not telling which one). I had to give this a go!

5. Tarot Drawing and Prizes – Misty Benson is holding a drawing for some amazing prizes, but she needs your help. Check out her blog for details on her Kickstarter Project, how you can help and how to enter the Tarot Drawing!