Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Porcelæns dekoration


Jeg har ikke så meget tid ved tegnebordet, men så leger jeg lidt med at dekorere porcelæn. Jeg kan godt lide enkeltheden ved et sort/hvidt mønster. Her motivdele fra mit mønster "Flowers and Stribes"


smile-humørikoJeg kan godt lide enkeltheden ved et sort/hvidt mønster

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Review and looking into 2016

Review of 2015 and looking into 2016:

My annual review and thoughts about the last year and the year to come.


What was the best artistic experience in 2015?

  •  That Society6 selected quite a bit of my images to be in the Society6 Shop. This makes me really happy.
  •  Increased sales on Society6.com/doggyshop - makes me even more happy.
  •  A Diane Culhane on-line course. Exciting course even acrylic is not my no. 1. media.
  •  Trying out ink-pens for more than simple deco-illustrations.



Where did I succeed the most?

I had the most succes selling at Society6.com/doggyshop. I am very happy my dogdrawings are out there, on a variaty of items, that doglovers use and adore.





Where did things not turn out great?

  • I am still wondering why 200+ people see my posting on FB about a competition, to win one of my prints – and only 2 people participate.. Think FB is not my print-market platform. 
  •  Also no one participated in my competition for a Pin-up calendar, also wondering as my 2015 pin-up prints and calendar was quite popular. I will think of another kind of calender for next year.
  •  I could have done many more drawings/paintings in a whole year…I am trying to take more control via my calendar in order to be more productive and enjoying time with my drawing and painting supplies.
  •  My FB fan-troops are growing so slowly. I would like many more people see and know about my artwork. But I am grateful for you people, that follow. 
  • I think I have some nice stuff at society6.com/lenedaugaard, but sell close to nothing from there. 



How about my goals predicted in 2014 for 2015?

  •  I did more work for usage in my Society6 shops. Both for doggyshop and lenedaugaard shop.
  •  I did make a calendar – the Pin-up 2016 calendar
  •  I did not go to any fair or market with my stuff – a goal I will bring into 2016 and hopefully join in some 2016 events
  •  My Society6 shops grew – and the Doggyshop is most successfull.
  •  I did set up my DK-shop with t-shirts with dogs for sale (mydoggyshop.blogspot.dk), but didn’t sell much. All in all it seems I have much more succes abroad than in DK. I don’t know why



Where do I feel I grew as an artist?

  • I did some more complicated ink-drawings and felt very happy with both the process and the result. I will do more inkdrawings in the future.
  • I think I did some quite charming placement designs. And I really enjoy putting my simple ink-drawings into patterns.
  • My best abstract paintings so far - came from following the Diane Culhane course


 "Mousing around"

"Flowers and stribes" - 2


"Nature shapes" 2



What piece of art took the most hours to finish?
”Sunshine days – Teen years” in colored pencils.



Where did I do something new?

  • Inkdrawings mentioned above.
  • Diane Culhane course methods of acrylic abstract painting



Made any series ?
3-4 series, but not very large. Which is typical of my Scanner personality (from my last review: ”Reading “Refuse to choose” by Barbara Sher was especially helpful regarding my artwork, as it made me realize that my personality as a
“scanner” (Shers definition) makes it difficult, to choose one direction with my work.”
But – trying to dig more into my trouble with this, I hope to develop series more in 2016.


How about shows/exhibitions?
3 exhibitions and 3 competitions.
I hope to join markets in 2016 and some exhibitions with Stiplet artgroup. I am still a bit uncertain about competitions. It will not be my key-focus.


And any competitions held by me?
Yes, several. But participation was quite dissapointing. My auction was the better one – held at Doggyshop.dk on FB.



What will I quit?
I will give my site mydoggyshop.blogspot.dk a chance to grow this year. If nothing happens there – as to selling stuff – I might give it up later in 2016.
As mentioned above my own competitions seems to lack interest, even I might try the auction type again. But I love to have competitions, so …. I’ll see



What will I like to do more of? What is to be goals and what will I focus on in 2016?

  • I will continue having my 3 society6 shops, but my main focus is on Doggyshop, which is the most popular.
  •  I will try much harder, to do series. I mean series of 10-15 pictures in a Theme. If I succeed, I will try to exhibit more.
  • I want to develop more ”story-telling” compositions
  • I also want to do more paintings including females. 



You can meet me here:
http://theplanet.dk/lenedaugaard
lenedaugaard.blogspot.dk
tegnebutikken.blogspot.dk
dyreriget.blogspot.dk
Tegneriet
Facebook: lenedaugaardartwork


Dog fans:
Facebook: doggyshop.dk
Mydoggyshop.blogspot.dk

Society6 shops:
Society6.com/doggyshop
Society6.com/horsyshop
Society6.com/lenedaugaard



Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Glædelig jul til jer alle med ønsker om et lykkebringende nyt år

A merry christmas to you all and wishing you a happy new year

Monday, December 21, 2015

Society 6 selected

Wild - my drawing "Colorful pattern I - Zebra" was selected for the society6 shop :) Shop items :)




Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Beagle - wip


Okay, det blev gættet på facebook igår: jeg er igang med at tegne en beagle :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ny wip - hund


Jeg er startet op på en ny hundetegning. Med blyanter på Mellotex papir.
Kan du gætte hvilken race det er?

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Auktions vinderen


James Dean - portrættet fra auktionen, jeg afholdte tidligere via Facebook
 Er han ikke sød ? 

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Society6 shop Holiday savings

Find your calender - pick your day and choise of items - and order in time at Doggyshop

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On december 14. 12am PT and 24 hours ahead - you will save 15% on everything, and have it delivered to your doorstep for free. It's time to get the final christmas presents bought 


Thursday, December 03, 2015

My society6 doggyshop

Update:
Just got notice that using this promolink: https://society6.com/doggyshop?promo=BW3B9NY9F9YF - you SAVE 20% on every single item + get free world wide shipping - this is a time to buy wise - ends dec. 5 Midnight Pacific Time:)

I am very happy that doggy friends like my shop at http://society6.com/doggyshop. It seems you are also using the promo and saving offers at Society6 - at present to buy some Christmas gifts too, I guess :)
I usually announce these at http://Facebook.com/doggyshop.dk, but you can also visit the shop directly :) I will start to spread the word of these offers more on my blog and Google+
It is fun to see which dogbreeds sell the most. I actually think all my images are of high standard, so guess it is a matter of which breed-owners discovered my shop :)
Top 5 right now: Basset hound, Poodle (black), Pug, Border collie and Great Dane.
Have a great december to you and your dogs :)