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PaintRider

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Post Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:47 pm

New here, looking to draw on commission

I'm looking to start selling artwork prints and drawing on commission. I thought I'd upload a few pictures here in case anyone was interested or knew someone that was. Thanks :D
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Prints are $45 and include shipping within the United States.
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you can go view more works at http://originalsbykaty.weebly.com
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Post Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: New here, looking to draw on commission

I would focus on improving your technique rather than focusing on selling prints at the moment. There are a lot of good artists on here that can help you improve. You need to make your art stand out in order to sell it, and improving your technique is a good way to start.
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Post Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:24 pm

Re: New here, looking to draw on commission

I agree with Mark. You need to improve your skills before you'll make any considerable amount of money from your art. I sold 6 prints of my signed Luke Schenn drawing at $30 each including shipping for a profit of about $8 per print. I sold them on a website dedicated to the Leafs so it was really diehard fans that bought them. From that I got a couple of commissions for drawings of other Leafs players. If you're going to sell prints you have to be/do one of three things:

(1) extremely talented (better than 99% of the artists out there)
(2) have a style that is extremely unique and completely different than anything else you can find out there
(3) cater to a small niche market that buys your art because of their love of the subject matter

There is not much money to be made selling online prints, I don't know of anyone who makes a living or even the better part of a living from it.
Just your typical waffle-loving Canadian.
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