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Old May 13th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Selling artwork online?

I've now finished my first year at college, and I'm wondering, would it be good for me to sell some of my artwork online?
For example, if I were to draw a picture over the next few days then sell it on Ebay, would it be successful in selling and help me get my name out there?

Here's some of my art work from the past year:











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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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wow, those aare really nice!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #3
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Got paid a few times for my prints on deviant art. So that is something :-)
Generally no. Don't sell your original artwork online. You and I to put bluntly are no names (no offense). No matter how good are works are they will go undervalued, and sell for perhaps Ikea prices oras one of those shops that sells "prints printed on canvas as art".

The best you can do is organize an exhibition, get more exposure, and sell it face to face. Some of these are actually really nice.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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I really like the last one
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Old June 28th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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How much for the last one?
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Old June 30th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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Hi! Firstly, nice work and good luck with sharing and selling.

I Started selling work online at the start of the year. I was at art school in London towards the end of the '90s and on leaving (what with little interweb back then) there was little opportunity to sell work so I got a propper job instead! (nursing).



I continued dabbling in art (be it drawing, music, model making etc) and last year propperly got back into painting again - put a painting up on facebook, got offered money for it, did another which sold and then got a commission - all via friends of friends.



I decided to set up a dedicated facebook art page https://www.facebook.com/pages/James...46534305514658 and through people liking and sharing it I have sold 16 paintings (at anywhere between £60 and £400) all in just over 6 months!



The last few weeks I have set up my own (free) website via 'weebly' at http://www.jamesoliverart.net mainly because those pros such as agencies, galleries and such demand a better online presence than facebook - think of you own site as a kind of online CV. Weebly is so bloody easy to use, my site took two hours! I have recently dropped the 'weebly' bit in the domain name and bought my own web address for $26! It of course will show up in google searches so anyone looking for 'london absract art' for instance will eventually come across my work.



With facebook and sales there I find I am exhausting my pool of potentual buyers (friends of friends with spare money basically) so I am now branching out to the likes of linkedin (very good art forums and access to competitions) and twitter (two big and fast moving i think, need to get my head 'round it)



I've tried ebay a couple of times and it didn't work for me - work gets lost amongst the droves of prints and imports, also a sale of £600 (which I put up a job lot of paintings for) would have cost me close to £150 in fees and postage. I'll be trying Saatchi, etsy, redbubble etc (for potential print sales) once I get better photos of my work.



My advice then - this is a long term plan selling art, start with a dedicated facebook art page and invite everyone you know to join, 'like' other artists and hope they share (BIG HINT!!!) I have 92 likers following me which is reaching 25'000 other facebookers, this alone has earnt me nough to put in a new bathroom!



Most importantly - keep producing good quality original work. Good luck!

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How much for the last one?
It was an art project at college for my exam, so it is not on sale sorry, but glad to hear people are interested!

also, just a question, if i finished it off, how much would you be willing to pay for it? (just to take note, the white splodges is for lens flare and create a better effect when seen in person than from a camera)

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Old June 30th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #8
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also thanks for the advise and help Megalothian!

I personally plan to become an architect when I'm older, but I'd just like to get my name out there, and to make a bit of money whilst doing something I like
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Old July 15th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Me too
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Old February 27th, 2017, 11:13 AM   #10
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nice work..in my view,you can publish your work n social media..it's a good way to marketing.
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Old March 1st, 2017, 04:21 AM   #11
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these are nice bro
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Old March 9th, 2017, 03:37 AM   #12
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everything you can sell at online
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Old March 26th, 2017, 01:33 PM   #13
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Wow! those are really great artworks. Good luck to you but I think why not organize an art exhibit maybe rather than selling your art works online. No offense but if you are trying to sell it online people might bargain it for a low price and you don't want that to happen.
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Old April 13th, 2017, 04:02 AM   #14
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