We now go from the hustle and bustle of the city streets to a nature-inspired abstract piece. Organic IV by Ricki Mountain is photo that Ricki has edited digitally to create a lush, sophisticated image that becomes more than just a tree.
Based in Northern California, Ricki uses several mediums of expression, from collage and drawing to digital imagery. Visit her Artist Rising studio to see more artworks and photos from this dynamic artist. And while you’re at it, drop by her other home on the web at RickiMountain.com
For many of you experienced Artist Rising members, this should be old news — but for the new kids on the block, here’s a new ‘how-to’ article outlining the 6 steps to upload your artwork to Artist Rising and make your images available for sale as art prints on Sistino.
Or for those of you who want to skip straight to a specific step, here they are:
- STEP 1 – Check Your File Sizes and Formatting
- STEP 2 – Upload Your Images
- STEP 3 – Wait for Approvals
- STEP 4 – Add Info About Your Artwork
- STEP 5 – Set Up Your Work for Print
- STEP 6 – Add Your Prints to the Sistino Marketplace
You may also download these instructions as a printable PDF file.
Chances are, your artwork is guilty of at least one of the 7 sins of image submission. Even Vincent Van Gogh would have gotten the “Sorry” note if he sumitted Starry Night with a date stamp plastered on the image (a.k.a. Reason #6 – T.M.I. – Too Much Information).
See our article about the 7 sure-fire ways to get your images rejected, and hopefully, the next time you send in your images, they won’t be bounced back.
Originally from Yalta, near the shores of the Black Sea in the Ukraine, Ekaterina now lives and creates in New York State. Drop by her Artist Rising atelier to view more pieces by this up-and-coming artist.
Tired of fumbling with your digital camera, struggling with the lighting and still getting sub-par results? Reproducing your artwork as fine art prints requires high-quality photographic image files. While many readers get great results going the do-it-yourself route, we recommend getting your paintings, prints or drawings shot by a professional photographer, preferably one that specializes in photographing artwork.
Find out how to find a photographer that will make your artwork look its very best in our latest “how-to” article, Find a Pro to Photograph Your Artwork.
Photographers: Do you shoot artwork for other artists? Drop a line to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our upcoming Artist Services Directory.
Mike’s a self-taught animator and illustrator who has worked for many major animation studios, game companies and publications in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. Now living in Issaquah just outside of Seattle, Mike also does children’s book illustrations, such as his recent release, The Great Show and Tell Disaster. Visit his Artist Rising gallery for more fun or visit his site, MikeCressy.com.
Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexey is studying photography at the London College of Communications in England. His online gallery includes some intriguing landscapes, still-life and portraits, so take a look behind the lens of this young photographer.