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Digital Artist?

Started by Dawn Blair. Last reply by Dawn Blair Mar 18. 2 Replies

Creating an audio download product with music

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Indivual or Organization

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Selling art through an agency?

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Comment by nathan miller on October 12, 2014 at 7:55pm

Just posted this to the Jump Start page to see if anyone had ideas on how to do pen and ink sketches like this to make some extra cash, but I wanted to share it here too. :)
I had a fun time doing these. 

(Extra points if you can guess who these are of)

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Comment by Deby Dearman on October 11, 2014 at 9:23am

Fascinating and good news for us!

Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory For Artists

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Comment by Deby Dearman on October 11, 2014 at 9:20am

Check out this link - research done for the illustration market:

45 Markets of Illustrations

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Comment by Deby Dearman on October 11, 2014 at 9:18am

Billie, thankful that your arteries are 'beautiful!' 

Blessings on the Happy Tee campaign! 

Comment by Billie Wells on October 10, 2014 at 2:27pm

Hi Guys,

I am home for a few days - I had chest pains and some eye issues at same time - so I had a heart cath on Tuesday. Turns out it really was indigestion - my arteries are as doc said "beautiful." My whole family was stunned since I have eaten junk and Southern food for 40 years. Cleaned my act up 15 years ago, well, not totally.

I am spending the time working and just did my first teespring campaign. I put it on facebook. Would you all share it?

"Let's Start a Happiness Revolution! This is Vanessa's brainchild!

Check it out at http://teespring.com/behappytees
and order your Be Happy Tee. Hoodies, tanks available too. Available through Sunday, October 19, 2pm EST.

I am going to do a facebook ad tomorrow, but if anyone has any experience with teespring, I would love to have some insight.

I am on facebook at Billie Wells-Photography.

Thanks Guys!!

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Comment by Deby Dearman on October 8, 2014 at 11:54am

Interesting article! I 'd love to hear your thoughts about this.

Why Doubling Your Rates Doubles Your Success

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Comment by Deby Dearman on September 25, 2014 at 11:02am

Ed, thanks so much. Honestly, I was surprised at how difficult it was for me to paint commissions. I never dreamed that it would be hard, but inevitably I spend 3 to 4 Xs longer on them. So unless I can charge 3-4 Xs more, I figure that it's not worth my time.

Comment by Ed Ouano on September 25, 2014 at 12:18am

Great interview, Deby! It's very neat to learn more about you and your art. I completely understand what you mean about having a job and also not wanting to do much commission work. People ask me fairly often about freelancing and doing custom work and like you, I honestly prefer not doing it either. As I've been creating my art these past few years in addition to having fun, I'm also discovering how personal it is for me generally speaking something I enjoy doing for myself. I used to think about freelancing or illustrating other people's books, but not so much any more. 

Best of luck on your new business venture! 

Comment by Melissa AuClair on September 24, 2014 at 11:24pm

Thank you for the replay link Deby!  

And thank you for the clarification of the story!

Comment by Michael Brugh on September 24, 2014 at 10:47pm

You keep on keeping on. And, don't say you are too old! That's just the voices of others trying to label you, so they can place you in a box. I know, because I have to tell the voices to be quiet, myself!

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