A big concern of mine with art is the sustainability side of it. This is one of the reasons I don't go out and make a shit ton of products, wrapped in plastic. In fact, I have a hard time justifying selling prints locally. But, of all the mediums available to work in, colored pencils are fairly low impact, I buy my pencils in bulk and I make a point of using found materials to draw on. I've recently become enamored with working on matte boards. I was given a bunch for free and did a series of faces on them, a few pictured below.
But I quickly ran out of what I was given and recently found and a framing shop which gives out their scraps! I collected a good 20 pieces today for free. So I'm pretty happy with finding a fairly low impact art making niche.
Now to tackle the sustainability of the print selling/money making aspect. . .
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.