Where did the name Potato Art Studios come from?

My last name is notoriously difficult to pronounce (and even harder to spell) so I didn’t have opportunity like many artists to use my full name as my internet handle. I’ve loved potatoes for as long as I can remember. It was an easy word to insert before “Art Studios” and I thought it sounded quite catchy. Surprisingly the domain name wasn’t taken and I snatched it up in 2017.

What materials do you use?

I only use quality materials in my work. For both my colored pencil and pastel portraits, I use the highest-rated light-fast pencils from Caran d’Ache, Derwent, Faber-Castell, and Prismacolor. All of the papers I use are acid-free. For colored pencil drawings I use Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel paper (98 lb/160g) or Strathmore Artagain paper (60 lb). For pastel drawings I use PastelMat from Clairefontaine (170 lb).

Can I order a drawing of my pet from you?/Do you take commissions?

Yes! I’m available for commissions year-round. To place an order, please visit my Etsy site here→ https://www.etsy.com/shop/PotatoArtStudios 

Holiday orders typically start filling up around fall, so contact me as early as possible if you would like to have your custom portrait reach you in time!

How to do I pay for a drawing?

I require all drawings to be paid in full upfront through Etsy. I accept Paypal and most major credit cards.

Are you on other Social Media sites?

I regularly post to Instagram. I post pictures of the progress of my latest drawings. If you’d like to follow me, click the Instagram icon or simply search for @PotatoArtStudios or #PotatoArtStudios. The direct link to my Instagram account is here: →  https://www.instagram.com/potatoartstudios/  ←

Do you only draw animals? What about people?

I enjoy drawing everything, but currently I’m focusing my efforts on drawing animals.

How long does it take for you to do a drawing?

A typical portrait takes approximately 1 week. Drawings with multiple subjects or complex accessories may take up to two weeks.

For commissions, once your pet reference is submitted and I receive confirmation of payment by Etsy, I will give you an estimated time of completion. I draw all portraits in the order they are received.

Is there a reason why you won’t draw my pet?

The most common reason why I turn down people is due to blurry or small images. If there is not enough information to work from, it’s very difficult to make up details that I cannot see.

 

Don’t see a question you have answered here? Contact me via the “Contact” page and I will get back to you!