Yuki_perv, on 14 March 2011 - 11:03 PM, said:
i dont have an answer but some questions...if i read ur post right ur takeing questions too?....if not ill find out soon enough lol
ok i plan to get a table for artists alley of acen 2012 (i know im getting ahead of myself but oh well) the other replys helped me with my questions on prints but i have some geared more twards the 'buisness and display' aspect of selling at artist alley
1.where can i buy different ways of displaying my art and wht are some popular ways to display art that are affective?
2.in previos years iv seen some sellers display some of there print on this upside down U wire frame contraption, over their table and i was wondering where u get that? or is it provided?
3.wht are some tips for doing commisions?
4.wht are some popular genre that sell alot ( for instance, horror, funny, cutesy, action ect.)
1. Depending on what you're trying to display and sell, you need different things. For small artwork, a binder with clear sheets is pretty simple and effective. It's easy to carry and stores a lot of artwork. For larger items, you might want a backing of some kind. Preferably something you can take apart and stow quickly. You can store the larger prints themselves in a document tube. If you have paintings, you'll want an easel to set them up, or a sturdy way to hang them.
2.no, you'd have to supply that yourself. (It's actually just a piece of PVC or aluminum pipe cut and shaped to the user's specifications with some hanging apparatus.)
3. -Have a lot of sample work to look at. This can be either a bunch of prints available, or a sample binder.
-Have a chart with flat rates available for your customers, including shipping. Flat rate envelopes are your friend for this.
-Don't sell yourself short. Balance the amount of work you put into something with the customer's desire for a low price.
-Don't give a customer a deadline you can't meet. You're better off overestimating and shipping out early than shipping out late and having to apologize.
-And of course, be as clear as possible with what you are -and aren't- comfortable drawing. That way people know what to expect from you.
4. There isn't any one particular genre that sells over another. Pick something you happen to enjoy drawing and just do it. Don't try to force yourself to draw something you aren't interested in unless specifically commissioned to. You'll sell more art that way because you'll do a better job.
-Popular series will sell quickly and easily, but so will an obscure title. More people might recognize the former, but it will be everywhere. Unusual series will draw in their own fans who might have a harder time finding merchandise.
This post has been edited by Accidental Suicide Bomber: 14 April 2011 - 07:49 AM