Live feedback 3
Assignments 7 - as a working artist and minister, hard to get even the challenges done, never mind assignments. But I invest in myself an hour a day, so not impossible.
Crits 5 (cost implication)
Live workshops 1. Unless they are recorded in which case 8. I live in the uk and they are never at a good time from experience in other learning international environments. Either family or other business. Attending in person impossible.
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RE: SVS Survey
RE: Making prints for sale
Going back to my mention of woodblocks,(another thread) an early mistake I made was sizes. One picture I created I could print to my paper size, but the customers ended up having to buy custom made frames, adding about £80 to the bill! So I learned that if I was expecting them to buy the frame and mat, then I had to make my images to easily bought off the shelf frames.
What you say about selling in mats is good. If you buy off the shelf mats (we have bargain shops that do this...and craft shops in the uk) it will cost an extra £3 but you can add an extra £10 to the final product because of the worth it adds.
However that also adds to the postage costs.
It’s worth thinking in terms of pricing :
What will make it sell better
Pricing at a value that makes it a good deal
Pricing at a value that puts it behind the reach of an after thought
Sell people the process and not just the image
My prints sell without a mat for £30 each. £5 for a Mat
£5 more for postage
They cost me £2 to make each one. And my time is covered by all sales easily.
RE: What is your favorite part of SVS and what can we do better?
The course side of things is brilliant. Could do with a kind of ‘route’ outline as there is so much to consume. There would be different routes.
I’d like to see if a members only forum would work only because it would give a feel to paid up people having that something extra besides course content which felt more interactive. But then again I think that would be selfish and ruin the atmosphere here....so not sold out on this idea.
I’d like the manga side of things too, and more on the comic.
Comic noir is of particular interest
Use of linkd in for getting work...and going into more depth on twitter and fb for marketing.
RE: Making repaints of original compositions for sale.
So....rather than doing an original painting and selling digital prints of it, you are doing real media copies of your own work?
If I understand right then yes, it works. I think there’s a Japanese industry based around it, which causes problems in the original art market elsewhere in the country. So they are basically masterwork copies.
I’v done it with some of my fast watercolour cartoons. Take about 10 mins to do and sell at £30each.
Lino prints and my speciality, woodblock, is closest to identical copies. But each is considered as an original work of art. Unlike giclee which is considered reproduction.
For sales, you’ll need a bit of romance around it. My woodblock prints have a romance about the technique, materials, and video of the process. Better than Lino. For your suggestion, I’d think about calling them a ‘series’. Recognising that each time you create the next ‘copy’ you will be refining your process and painting more instinctively, you should f;ind that the later copies are more energetic and lively than the earlier ones. Essentially the later ones will be better. So you could charge more.