Sunday, July 1, 2012

Couple of ideas for illustrators to make extra money -

Are you selling originals AND prints? Entry level art collectors love prints!

What about having your illustrations on flip flops that sell? There's a site that will do this for you.

In the opening keynote presentation at ICON 7 we were introduced to some community building tools to help illustrators embrace their fans by marketing their creative talents and personal projects via the internet. A site like Etsy is a great site where illustrators support each other. One nice tip from Venessa Bertozzi from Etsy was, "cute dogs sell". I said the same thing in a previous post!

With summer here, I particularly love the idea of giving consumers an opportunity for self-expression by choosing artwork for their own sandals. Every time Sandalista sells a pair of sandals with your art work, you get paid. Check out the Sandalista site here for the details...

ICON 7 board member, Thomas James, Escape from Illustration Island, put together a great website referencing places an illustrator can sell their prints and other things.

Computer Arts Magazine recently did a story offering insight and examples on what sells and how to price your prints.

To understand a little more about selling fine prints to collectors you might want to check out auction houses like Skinner Antiques and Fine Art Auctions. They give us a great description: “Print” is a broad term. The artist may or may not be the actual printer, but generally approves of the quality and methodology of printing, and often signs his or her prints by hand.

Establish your place in the industry as well as your public profile - it helps you sell your prints or anything else you create.


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