PietensArt

Drawing the people, animals, stars, and things we love!

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    $1 from every sale will be donated to Anxiety Canada! For anyone in need of resources or assistance related to anxiety, you can visit Anxiety Canada's homepage at https://www.anxietycanada.com/.

Please note that Canada Post AND USPS are experiencing unprecedented difficulties due to the impact of the global pandemic. As a result, packages may take longer than the quoted expected delivery date. Once the package is sent, I have limited control over what happens from there on. I will, however, do as much as I can to assist!

Follow me on instagram and facebook to see what I'm working on next and when I'll be releasing limited editions of it. @pietensart

Announcement

Last updated on 04 Feb, 2021

$1 from every sale will be donated to Anxiety Canada! For anyone in need of resources or assistance related to anxiety, you can visit Anxiety Canada's homepage at https://www.anxietycanada.com/.

Please note that Canada Post AND USPS are experiencing unprecedented difficulties due to the impact of the global pandemic. As a result, packages may take longer than the quoted expected delivery date. Once the package is sent, I have limited control over what happens from there on. I will, however, do as much as I can to assist!

Follow me on instagram and facebook to see what I'm working on next and when I'll be releasing limited editions of it. @pietensart

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About PietensArt

Sales 600
On Etsy since 2019

Drawing - Mastery, Therapy, Artistry

When I was younger, I showed a natural talent for drawing. I used to sit at my mother's work and draw action figures for hours instead of actually playing with them. Once I got into high-school, I found that the restrictions of mediums and subjects detracted a lot from the fun of the process. I did well, but never produced work that excited me. As a result, I left the graphite and paper behind while I attended University. Fast forward 12 years, I found myself with 2 degrees, a diploma, stress, and a large creative hole in my life.
To cope with the stressors of my life, I turned to TV. In particular, watching The Office before work became a daily ritual. I don't know if it was a need to pay tribute or if I felt as though I found something worthy of drawing, but after finishing my 6th rewatch of the iconic show I became motivated to draw again. I dusted off the pencils and drew Steve Carell ("Michael Scott - Prison Mike"). After completing the piece in about 6 hours, I was surprised to see how much my skills had developed since I last drew. I then figured it out...it wasn't that my technique was magically better, it was because I was drawing what I loved. The show that helped get me through so many tough points in my life was now the motivator for my art. The drawing then became therapeutic. Drawing was now fun, relaxing, challenging, and rewarding.
Despite my success in drawing, I have always been and always will be very self-conscious of my art. Knowing this, my family pushed me to share my art since they knew there were others out there that would also enjoy it. I reluctantly decided to share my art on social media channels. To my surprise, people wanted to support me.
Since selling my first original, I have drawn many portraits. I enjoy drawing these types of pieces as I feel there is an additional opportunity to demonstrate a level of mastery and difficulty not available in other compositions. Portraits allow the artist to convey emotion by capturing and rendering the subtleties of the face.
With each piece I draw I become more patient, more daring, and more experienced. As a result, I am always excited for my next piece which I believe will be my best.
Thanks for reading my story.
Danny

Shop members

  • Danny

    Owner

    I am a passionate artist trying to share my drawings with the world. Nothing means more to me than having someone hang and display my art in their home. Every sale is a true honour.

Production partners

  • Mercury Blueprinting

    London, ON

    Produces high quality scans of my art and produces high quality prints.

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Last updated on 23 Jan, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Do you sell originals or do commissions?

Yes, I do! Please contact me if you are interested in an original of the prints you see in my shop or if you are looking for a custom piece.

How do you ship your art? Is it safe?

Smaller (up to 11x14") prints and originals are shipped in acid-free crystal clear archival bags and rigid stayflats.
Larger prints are rolled and shipped inside mailing tubes.
I have shipped around the world without issue.

How do handle the art once I receive it?

Originals are sprayed with a fixative to prevent smudging and degradation. I recommend keeping all pieces inside their acid-free crystal clear archival bags regardless of framing intentions.

What size prints do you offer?

I offer most prints in 11 x 14" and 22x28". If you require a larger size, please contact me.

What is the difference between a Limited Edition and regular print?

Limited Edition prints are limited quantity prints (10 are made of each piece) that are signed and numbered by me. Once these prints are gone, no more will ever be produced. Regular prints are not hand signed and are likely to be reprinted.

My print arrived damage, can you help?

While I do my best to safely package my prints, sometimes damage occurs due to reasons outside of our control. If your print arrives damaged, please send me a message with images of the damage and I will do what I can to make the situation right. I want you to have something you are proud to display!

I live in London. Can I pick up from you and avoid the shipping cost?

Absolutely. I offer contactless pickup as well. When you place your order, please message me right away stating that you would like to pick it up. I will then refund you the shipping and we can arrange a pickup time.