In an effort to reach out to my MugStudios followers and maybe do a little social media marketing, I hosted a contest on my Facebook page last week. The challenge was for the animal enthusiasts in my circle to pitch ideas for the next animal portrait for the shop and the prize was a free print to the winning idea-maker.
As you can see, a little Hedgehog took the prize and I just. Love. Him. I will definitely be doing this again in the future. Not only was I thrilled with the amount of participation, but people had some great ideas (much better than the stuff I was coming up with)!
If you want to be in the know for the next Facebook Animal Portrait Challenge, hop over to my fan page and "like" me! I also use the page to post updates on my other art projects, so you will basically be on the cusp of everything going down with Casey D. Sibley.
If you like this little guy, I will be posting the original Hedgehog portrait in MugStudios (probably this weekend after I have a chance to photograph the finished painting in natural light). I'll also be adding a few Hedgehog prints.