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5 Art Selling Tips
While I used to see "art sales" simply as bonus money coming in on the side, over the past few years it's become enough of an asset that it justifies an art dealer, record keeping, insurance, and taxes at the end of each year. It's currently 25% of my total income, and that has a lot of impact over my work. And just like storytelling, design and page flow--abstract principles that keep my career afloat daily--art sales also deserve to be studied, theorized, and understood.
These are guidelines, not rules. And while most of them usually work for me, they might not all work for you, so keep in mind that my market might be different than yours. Because not only do we not draw the same, we probably have different sorts of buyers.
1. Don't stay on a book for too long
I find that doing mini series of 4-12 issues is optimal for selling art. If you spend a year doing one-shots or 2-3 issue minis, you'll be hard for buyers to keep track of because it's too infrequent. And it's hard to make an i
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Background Tips
Hey all!  I've gotten a few people asking me about advice for drawing backgrounds.  So instead of being a true gentleman and writing each person back separately, I figure it's easier to tackle this with an nice, impersonal journal post!  Maybe one day I'll shoot a tutorial or something to actually demonstrate what I'm talking about, but for now a quick list will have to do.
*Before I start, a quick disclaimer—by no means do I have "it" figured out.  My opinions on backgrounds and how to tackle them are always changing.  And a lot of what I think is based on the artists on whose shoulders I stand upon.  Feel free to disagree with any of this.
POINT-AND-CLICK
Remember those point-and-click adventure games from the 90s?  I loved those games!  Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Flashback, Full Throttle, Space Quest, Hero Quest—adventure games blew me away by how beautiful, imaginative and expansi
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sketchandthecity
Oh So Sketchiful
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Well, I am Sketchy and I am trying to break into the world of comics and animation. I currently am working on several indie projects and working on my own webcomic.

I am available for commissions for pinups, coloring, and at regg502@msn.com.
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Hi everyone, I haven’t been updating as much as I could, but I have been busy working on stuff.  

So, the summer has ended and fall has arrived. Summer still wants to stay, but Autumn is telling her that she isn’t welcome any more. So with the change of the season, I have been getting familiar on how to take myself to the next level as an artist and a businessman.

 

I am cleaning house of my DA account. This account will be a place for Fan Art only, which is a shame because that’s not what I intended when I first joined DeviantART. When I came here, I wanted to become a prominent artist and wanted people to see my work. Over the years I went through ups and downs and at this point, I need to change how I do things. I am going to be stronger, more aggressive, and really go hard in what I need to do because I love to draw and color and create, but I want to take it to a place where people can see my talents.

 

So um, I am not going to leave DA, but I will post only Fan Art from posting my art everywhere else.

 

Find my tumblr at sketchandthecity.tumblr.com for all of my art and colors and stay tuned for updates.

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:iconpounomik:
PounomiK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
One little step to getting you noticed. (I watched you)
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Djake Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there,
I just dropped by to say: welcome to :iconblackartsociety: !  We're looking forward to seeing more of you!
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me!
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eternalejeculation Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
:lmao: 
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ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the :+devwatch:!:icondragonglomp::heart:
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tpavlet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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Take this down! You had no right to this artwork nor to alter and/or it in any way! I still own ALL rights and have original. Since you NEVER approached me or anybody @ What the Flux comics publisher on doing this in any manner, please take this down.
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sketchandthecity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sorry Terry, I took it down. Larry Jarrell sent me those inks years ago. I thought he told you.
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tpavlet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No he didn't. He does thinks like this. My question is, did you sell prints for this art?
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sketchandthecity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
nope. I don't sell prints of colors.
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