Where did the name Potato Art Studios come from?
My maiden 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. Potatoes have been a long-time favorite food of mine. 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 and sticks. All of the papers I use are acid-free.
For a comprehensive list of the art supplies I use I have two blog posts below:
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 below
How to do I pay for a drawing?
I require all drawings to be paid either in full upfront, or a non-refundable 50% deposit through Etsy. I accept Paypal and most major credit cards. For partial payment, the remaining 50% will be due after the portrait has been completed, but prior to shipment.
Are you on other Social Media sites?
I most frequently post to Instagram and share progress pictures and videos of my latest drawings 5x a week. I am also on Facebook, but upload less frequently.
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. Please read my Photo Tips Guide below to learn how take the best photos of your pet.
I need my portrait in a rush! Can you provide rush services?
Unfortunately, I do not accept rush orders. The order queue is based on the order I receive payment from my clients. Gift certificates are available in my Etsy store and ship within two business days. They are a great way to send a last-minute gift.
Don’t see a question you have answered here? Contact me via the “Contact” page and I will get back to you!