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Digital Artist?

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Creating an audio download product with music

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Comment by Deby Dearman on October 13, 2014 at 9:43am

Nathan, I have a friend who signed up with an online talent pool, can't remember the name of it though. He was hired to travel around to various conferences sketching faces. Check out online services for illustrators. Also make sure and check this out: 45 Markets of Illustrations


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Comment by nathan miller on October 13, 2014 at 9:34am

ok, one more photo. This one I had to do with ballpoint pen, which doesn't bleed when wet, so I can't create a watercolor effect like the others. It's also done on regular, boring paper so there isn't the same texture as the previous drawings. 

I'd really like to make some money off this idea... anyone have suggestions on how to do this? I've even thought about fiverr.com but these cost me almost $5 in materials - thoughts?

Comment by Billie Wells on October 13, 2014 at 8:45am

Thanks Deby, This is my first teespring and I haven't placed an ad yet. I was wondering if you guys think it might sell for $20 with proper marketing. Teespring charges a base price by the color and how many you think you are going to sell. This has four colors and it's base price is a little high. I might pull the plug and reprice after I do another one first.

And what do you all think about this one?


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Comment by nathan miller on October 13, 2014 at 8:35am

Thanks Billie! Yes, the first one is Dan, the other is Alan Jackson (of 'Jump Start' here on 48days.net). I'd love to do something like you say (especially I got a "hefty price" for it!), but for now I'd like to find a way to do these sketches in my home, at my own pace. No idea where to start something like that, or how to find a buyer. 

Comment by Billie Wells on October 13, 2014 at 8:29am

Nathan, I love them. Dan - the first one.

I remember hearing Dan say that someone he knew booked themselves at conferences or something like that as an artist drawing people there. He booked it by the hour at a hefty price and got paid well. That might be an awesome gig.


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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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