And so it was that I decided to start selling prints. I’ve been doing graphical work for the fun of it for 6 years. November last year I decided to cut the lifeline that was my previous employment. Part of the reason for going freelance was to explore opportunities such as this.
A good friend of mine tells me that when a company sells products, it’s called selling products. When an artist sells artwork, it’s called selling out. It certainly feels like it like the latter. Fortunately, it’s also a good feeling to finally feel the tactile sensation of my pixels beamed out to real, physical paper and canvas. It’s finally gift-worthy.
Imagekind, the US print service I’ve decided to go with, seems to have great potential. Before writing this to you, the potentially interested purchaser of no-art, I ordered one of my own prints to check out the quality. Turns out the paper is thick and deliciously matte, the color is spot on (get it?) and the resolution is just fine. In other words: Imagekind is very much approved by yours truly, should you be interested in selling your own art, or even better, shelling out for mine.
While I do charge for the prints (and Imagekind does too, appx. 8USD worth of paper, color and transport per print), money is not really the goal here. I don’t expect to be able to make a living by selling prints, but hopefully it’ll be a little stream of revenue that pays the brunt of my exorbitant chocolate abuse. Not really; while I do enjoy chocolate, the driving force is the idea that my artwork might actually grace the walls of someone, somewhere. Possibly make them happy. Possibly make them point and laugh. Either way, I’ll be beamingly proud.
Buy a piece only if you like it, don’t buy it to make me happy—that would be cheating. If you do purchase a piece, let me know if you like or dislike the picture or the physical representation. Also, let me know if there’s anything from the archive you might be interested in.