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Selling art through an agency?

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Comment by John Chang on March 18, 2014 at 12:36am
nice, Tony!
Comment by Tony Snipes on March 17, 2014 at 10:53pm

Concerning the prints question: I've dabbled with several online print on demand resources. I started with Cafepress.com but now I'm enjoying the variety that Society6.com allows. Here's a pic of a gift set I created for one of my daughters on her birthday. I took the original art and printed to canvas,a mug...even a pillow case! She loved it!

Comment by Timmery Clark on March 17, 2014 at 9:28am
Thanks for the article link, Deby. I enjoyed Vonnegot's infectious urging to go and do. Making prints sounds more involved than I would have initially thought. Look at you guys trail blazing and sharing your discovered insights with us!
Comment by John Chang on March 16, 2014 at 6:31pm

Congrats, Dean - any paid gig to practice our art is awesome! 

Tonight I'll DJ'ng the Argentine tango portion of this Roaring 20s event - stop by if you're in the area! :-)

Comment by Dean Mastern on March 16, 2014 at 4:31pm

I did my first commercial render this weekend!

The client wanted something different for their introduction video, so I suggested a 3D character holding their logo, rather than a plain logo on screen with text. The bullet points that they wanted to mention come up in the space below the logo that the girl is holding (all purple areas in the picture are transparent, with blurred moving video behind).

The client loved it, and I'm pumped because I'm actually getting paid, even though I just started doing this 3D building a couple of months ago!


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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 16, 2014 at 11:07am

Kent, did you create the HungryChallenge? It looks really interesting. Are you from a liturgical church?


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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 16, 2014 at 11:05am

Tomas, where are you located? I wanna use your printer. :-)


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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Rachel, I am on the search for a local printer that I can work with.

Patti, Safe travels as you head to Oregon. It should be beautiful this time of year. Just off hand I don't know anyone from this group in that area, but perhaps someone will pop up. Blessings on this 13 week adventure!


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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 16, 2014 at 10:58am

Chris, you may need to charge more for your commissions. You should cover all of your supplies + get at least $10 an hour. I always charge more for commissions than a normal painting because commissions take longer and are more stressful! I'd say you should add a minimum of $50 -$100 per commission.

Anyone have more thoughts on this?


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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 16, 2014 at 10:55am

Nathan and Rachel, I'm making my own prints for now. I had one of my paintings scanned on a million dollar scanner, so I could make quality prints. However, I've found that some of my photos of my art create prints that look really great. I'm making prints myself from the suggestion of a very successful artist who sells tons of prints. With some experimentation I've found that I can 'touch up' my prints with a little acrylic paint and bring back the vivid color that's missing. I think this might be my strategy for awhile . . . at least until I figure out another way, or find a better paper.

 
 
 

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