New piece: Spring Brood. This piece will be available as a very limited edition hand-embellished print. More info soon! :) http://ift.tt/1mFLqLe
firesighn asked: Hello I just found you the other day and finally got around to checking your blog and just. cats catscatscatscats boy I love cats. I like you yes good. never enough cats. /never/ and yours are /so beautiful/
sticksstonesandherringbones asked: Hi Jenny! So, on the Printkeg website, they show some of your prints/postcards as their product examples. Now, I've purchased postcards from you in the past, and they've always looked really good, but when I tried ordering prints of my artwork via Printkeg, they were all sorta awful. Do you have a good relationship with them, and maybe my experience was atypical? Or did they just print your stuff once, and now they just keep showing it because you make them look good?
I find that all printing places vary in their quality, especially if you don’t ask them for a physical proof so you can ask for changes before they do the actual printing. The biggest difference I find is how their customer service treats you if you have a complaint about your prints. I used to use the big name company Overnight Prints, and their customer service was AWFUL. I would get pretty good prints, and then I started getting some that were really dark or had some flaw on them. I had to go through so many hoops to try and resolve the issue, and even then it would come down to “So you want a refund? Fine, send the prints back.” In a very cold, automatic message. Long story short, I switched to PrintKeg for some of my prints (I use them for my 11x17 prints only now, and a place called MGXCopy for my postcards.) I would get good prints most of the time, but whenever I do get some that are too dark or with some other flaw, they are so so so nice about doing reprints. You just send them a picture of the print, explain what’s wrong, and in my experience are really cool and understanding about it all, no extra charge for reprinting.
So that’s why I like them, and MGXCopy. If you want your printing flawless every time, you can ask for a physical proof to be mailed, or use a local place so you can get a proof right there and not wait for it to be mailed. It costs a little extra but it could save some hassle in the future if things don’t come out right.
Hope that helps!
I’ve been busy preparing for Wondercon… which is this weekend in Anaheim!
Come see me at table AA-60.
bucky-barnes-howling-commando asked: I just wanted to drop a line and tell you how wonderful I think your art is. You have a great talent, and every time I see something new from you, I get really excited.
Aw… thanks so much!! I’m really glad. :3
I wish I was fast enough to have new art more often. :P
Finally done! (So long as I don’t spot something I missed…)
This was a bit of a beast to paint, but I’m pretty pleased with it overall. So here you have it… Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham cats! (If you can actually come up with a good cat pun for those names, I’ll be impressed.)
Again, sorry for the obnoxious watermarks, but I’ve had issues with people stealing my work lately.
Anonymous asked: You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.
"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another.
"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.
"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.
"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).
"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.
"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.
"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand.
But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.
Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.
justrice asked: I came across your booth at ECCC Saturday morning while waiting for a friend across the isle, and wow I just wanted to say the Doctor Mew pin set was the single and greatest thing I purchased at ECCC. I wish I'd spent more time at your booth taking it all in and maybe asking some questions. Anyway, so glad I saw your booth and got something ; u ;
:3 Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by and enjoy the buttons! If you still want to ask me any questions about my art or whatever, I’d be happy to (try and) answer them.