CurtisAllenArtist

Illustrated Gifts: Portraits, Greeting Cards, Prints

Birmingham, England

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Announcement    Until UK Mother's Day, 5% of all sales goes to Women's Aid - a charity working to help women and children suffering from domestic violence.

Welcome to Curtis Allen's shop of illustrated things, selling portraits, greetings cards, art prints, caricatures and more.

Check out my website, here: www.curtisallen.co.uk
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Last updated on 18 Feb, 2018

Until UK Mother's Day, 5% of all sales goes to Women's Aid - a charity working to help women and children suffering from domestic violence.

Welcome to Curtis Allen's shop of illustrated things, selling portraits, greetings cards, art prints, caricatures and more.

Check out my website, here: www.curtisallen.co.uk
Sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bnRD2T

And find me here:
www.facebook.com/CurtisAllenIllustrator
http://instagram.com/curtisallenillustration/
https://www.pinterest.com/capndred
http://capndred.tumblr.com/

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My new Robert Smalls vector portrait and quote. Smalls, a former slave, used cunning to free himself, eventually becoming a US Senator and working to improve the lives of all Americans.
My most recent portrait, completed last week.
Get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing a toony portrait! relaxed
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About CurtisAllenArtist

Sales 523
On Etsy since 2012

The Shop of Freelance Artist and Illustrator, Curtis Allen

I've always drawn ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. (Slightly alarmingly, when I was very young, I wanted to draw everything "broke" - possibly because I had back then the fascination I still have for seeing inside thigs to see how they work.

I used to be mostly pictures just for my own amusement but every so often, occasionally I did the odd commission for someone.

A friend put me in touch with the publishers Wiley-Blackthorn when they were looking for an illustrator, and I've produced illustrations for a few of their books now. After having drawn pictures of a few of my friends, I started offering canvasses of caricatures for sale on Etsy. And after drawing personalised Christmas cards for all my friends one year, I thought I should give it a go at seeing if I could sell some I'd drawn.

Here is the result of that thought.

This is my Etsy shop of hand-drawn illustrated items. At the moment, it is almost exclusively steampunk or dieselpunk flavoured greetings cards but as and when I get chance to add more things like book-boxes or trinkets I've made for sale, they'll go up here too.

I currently have a full-time job working as an educator at Cadbury World and a few other part-time jobs such as DJing and stilt-walking so I don't get as much time to create new products nearly as often as I would like, but as often as I can, I'll get new products up on here.

Currently, most of what I draw I draw on paper with pencils, then scan it into Photoshop for the colouring and adding effects and photomanipulations. My cards are a combination of my own original drawings, and photographs I've taken of items such as frames, keys, cogs, and so on.

Have a look, and see what you think of my offerings.

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  • Curtis Allen

    Owner

    Based in Leeds, UK, I am a lone illustrator, working for myself; illustrating, Stiltwalking, and care work... It all keeps the wolves from the door! Check out my blog: http://www.curtisallen.co.uk/blog

Production partners

  • A Print Shop

    Stockport, England

    I completely design and draw all my own artwork. However, as I do not yet have a large format or canvas printer, the actual printing and mounting of prints is handled externally.

  • A Print Shop

    Blackburn, England

    This is a print shop that prints my designs to t-shirts, and delivers them to customers.

  • A Print Shop

    London, England

    This partner prints my designs to greeting cards and delivers them to me.

  • A Print Shop

    Venlo, Netherlands

    The designs are created in their entirety by me. This partner then prints them to merchandise for me and ships them to you.

  • Zazzle

    Cork, Ireland

    This company takes my original designs, and prints and ships them for me.

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Last updated on 30 Nov, 2016
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Can you draw a portrait of my pet(s)?

I can, but please message me first before purchasing.

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