For those of you who don't know what RedBubble is about...it's basically an online based 'shop' where you get to create your own personal store to help showcase your work online. You setup the profile and upload high res images of your best artwork. Be it paintings, illustrations, digital art or photography. Any medium of art is most welcomed....even mixed mediums. You upload your images and they take care of the back end work. Back end work includes printing, mounting and shipping. If you don't feel that you are quite ready to manage the printing and logistics of your artwork this is one venue to use.
Mind you....you will still need to promote your work yourself. The whole point is to show your work to the outside world. No matter how fantastic of an artist you are will not matter till you actually show your work. You will receive constructive, positive and/or negative criticism. No need to shy away because art is very subjective and take it with a grain of salt. If you feel someone's suggestions are worthwhile listening to then do so otherwise still acknowledge what the other person is saying, but in the end it's up to you whether you'd like to follow it or not. Be confident and continue to practice. Picasso painted an abundance of mediocre art. He painted everyday, but out of all that mass amount of works only some were absolutely brilliant. Now keep in mind... he did paint everyday...so that 'some' is in his case...quite a bit of brilliant paintings! Don't think that you'll be able to produce fantastic work every time. Fine art is producing and showcasing your best, which means you are expected to create a plenty of mediocre work that very few or no one will ever see. It's a part of growth...so embrace it wholly. You'll greatly benefit from it.... trust me ;)
I will be providing custom sized resin coated prints which will be showcased on my Etsy shop once I have it all figured out. I do have a shop open on Etsy.com under NadiaCheema profile, but nothing is there yet to view. It will be the same artwork as shown on RedBubble, but resin will be applied on the prints... and I have to say.... the images do look beautiful. Much more so with the resin. It gives it a beautiful contrast and pop and the details stand out much more.
All of my fine artwork is available for purchase. Please feel free to either go through RedBubble or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be posting these as Still Life on my site as well. Stay tuned for more as this is a work in progress!
All images are copyright. Nadia Cheema © 2010 www.nadiac.com