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the art + life of sharon samples

I’m on Patreon

August 29, 2014 by Sharon | 0 comments

support artgyrl on patreon

I’ve started an account on the site Patreon. It’s a lot like Kickstarter, but instead of obtaining funding for one big project, an artist can get support for smaller projects on a monthly basis. You can set a limit to how much you donate, but there are various rewards I’ve set up depending on how much you give. (The CEO of Patreon is Jack Conte, one half of the musical duo Pomplamoose, which makes it even more awesome.)

I have quite a few projects in the works, so it would be great to get financial support to help with the expenses. And you’re not getting something for nothing. I have a variety of rewards depending on how much you donate. So…win/win. :)

This time of year is the slow season at my job, so I think it’s an ideal time to get all these projects in the works. I will be sharing more info (sketches mostly) regarding my comic project. I’m planning on posting it free for you guys to read, eventually compiling it into book form, if all goes well.

Thanks you for the support. I hope you find something you’d like to contribute toward.

In other news, I’m taking my photography more seriously. I’m available for bookings this fall. [Sharon Samples Photography]

Two posts in a month, y’all. Progress.

 

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Hello, March.

March 11, 2014 by Sharon | 0 comments

Finally an update.

I had grand plans for awesome new content and features, beginning the month of February. As you can see, we’re halfway through March (where does the year go?), and that has yet to occur. There’s still time, though, and it’s always good to have goals to keep me moving forward.

Today I’m doing the hipster thing, wearing a truly vintage shirt. It belonged to my dad and it’s from the 1982 Fiesta Run in Pensacola, FL. Back then, he was into jogging (before it was cool, to hear him tell it), so I guess the apple hasn’t fallen far.

On top of that, I’m blogging from a cafe. It was needed though. Since my niece was born, it’s been difficult to get a quiet moment to focus on things. I easily get distracted with being ask to hold her and/or watch her while someone goes and does something or the other.

And she indeed needs to be watched, because that baby is quite precocious and love to “explore” her surroundings.

So…about the plans for my blog. Hopefully, within the next week, I will start posting Featured Artist Interviews. Over the past year-and-a-half, I’ve met many amazing artists, and I’m eager to share their worth with you.

I also plan on doing a Throwback Thursday: Art Edition. I started doing this on my Instagram, occasionally posting images of old art, especially when I didn’t have an old photo available. I might do this in conjunction with a version of the Draw This Again Meme, in which you take a piece of old art and redraw it, making use of your current and improved artistic skills.

As always, I will keep posting art. Here’s a Rule 63 Robin Hood that I did for @sketch_dailies.

robin hood

January 24, 2012
by Sharon
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The Art of Sharon Samples

The opening reception of my first solo art exhibition—simply titled “The Art of Sharon Samples—went amazingly well. I did not know quite what to expect or what the crowd would be like. But people came out in drives on that … Continue reading