I guess this could be another of my New Years resolutions. Sell original artwork.
I often get requests to buy originals of prints and commissions on new work. I get squirmy in both situations.
I like to keep my originals. Its a bit of a "what if I lost the scans", a bit of "what if I wanted to look at them" and a lot of "I digitally rework a ton of my paintings."
But its also kind of crazy to have a huge stash of artwork people want to buy and just letting it sit in a drawer.
So I grabbed a stack of paintings that I will try to force myself to sell this year.
See how carefully I treat them? Most of them don't even have covers!! My university profs would be smacking their foreheads.
A lot of them are ones I sell as prints in my Etsy shop, some are batcat stuff, and works that never really saw the light of day. Nothing is written in stone yet though. Sorry!
I am not going to just throw them up online. I have to retouch a ton of them, get custom mats for others and make sure I have about 10 scans of each one (paranoid much?)I just got a cute new external hard drive, so that makes this process easier. (Thanks mom and dad!)
Ask me again in 24 hours and I will be like "What blog post about selling paintings? I never made a post like that. LIAR" and run away clutching a pile of illustration boards.