This piece took a month to get to this stage, all drawn out of my head, self portraiture, so the only reference i used is the photographs of me and also the illusions, I had to take three seperate images to fit it in the best i could due to the dimentions:
W: 23.5 Inches
How much would you reckon I could go for ? Im highly pleased with the outcome.
Also, what are your thoughts on this piece ?
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You are talented Scott Rowlands! The images are very well done, albeit a bit disturbing. It seems ther first person is getting literally consumed by the machine and in your second part, the sad eyed fellow can only watch without otherwise helping.
I'll assume you will digitally stitch the two together in software for the finished artwork? You're going to need to photograph them both in even light or it will not look right. As they stand, putting them together now is not ideal.
You'll eventually upload here, I presume, and set your own prices. This will be the price you want to receive from any prospective buyer.
Yes Jeff, I plan to stitch it digitally and with a better camera for a more professional finish for the viewer/buyer. I'm just curious to know ( as im only 17 years of age ) if i could get anywhere in the art business.
Like anything else in life, Scott, you get out what you put into it. Understanding you're age - it just takes time, practice and patience to be able to produce regular sales. Develop your following on Facebook and Twitter. Down the road as your artwork collection grows you'll then have followers who will hopefully grow into buyers.
My Facebook followers "like" my page, and then their followers see it - it's a multiplying effect. Eventually someone will buy.
Great tip Jeff, I will keep that in mind. Exposure is key, I understand that, but reaching out to an audience and gaining followers is easier said than done.
I'm currently building a page on facebook as we speak, but how would I gain followers outside of my friends and local circle.
its great to be so immaginative and crazey! lol pricing wise i haven a clue but with 1 months work id say u were justifid - cant u do one hi-res photograph of the entire pierce? at 16:9 you might have narrow strips that would edit out, but its best to see the work as one... u could then sell prints of it. On facebook some manange to get 1000s of followers... i like google +. do a tweet ever now and then, be careful *** NOT*** to upload ur image to the social net sites - as the can then sell it (as a lower res but could enough to sell) so use the links to FAA images.... theres a guy on here of these crazey b/w sketches... cant remeber his name... pricing is alwasy arbitary, some go low or high, i thinkits what u believe its worth tha counts and others should just go boil and egg ( im often shocked how low originals are soemtimes sold at - id have thought then be 10-20x or maybe 100x the prints.... it mgiht never sell but hey its really original work so it prob will so well done!!!
The easiest way, Scott, would be to visit artwork pages here and utilise the "like" button that FAA provides. As you "like" other artists, they in turn will reciprocate. Additionally, you can leave comments on artwork here, and as your gallery grows people will also leave you comments and perhaps "follow" you not only here but on Facebook and Twitter.
Utilise the marketing tools FAA provides on your "Behind the Scenes" page by building up your e-mail contacts, download the Adobe PDF sales sheets. If you're currently in Uni, you can pin those sales sheets on campus bulletin boards, or at the local market and shoppes. Enable the Pinterest button on your artwork page. I've noticed my viewers have doubled since I enabled mine.
Get yourself some business cards and generate a Quick Response (QR) code - have them printed on the cards. The PDF sales sheets have the QR code of your website already on them. People with smart phones will scan it and be taken directly to your site.
There are a plethora of marketing tools at your disposal.
very nice idea Jason, I shall look into it ! & Jeff, I plan on doing so, soon as I get some more images of my work and build up my page I shall start liking and commenting frequently. Hopefully, in turn, building an audience.