What's going on is I've done a series of three gauche on canvas paintings (so far, in the unlikely event there is time, I'll do more) and I'm going to put the originals up for sale in the auction. Because of that, I don't think it's fair to the buyer of the original to keep selling an indefinate amount of prints, so I want to put a cap on it. At the same time, I don't want too many people buying the prints rather than bidding on the original, so it's a hard balance of where I should draw the line. If I knew for sure the originals were going to sell for a decent price, I wouldn't worry so much, but it's hard to say.
As for the Summit, half over so far, met some nice people and even got a little sculpting done, so so-far, so-good Although, after a day of trying to sculpt on the floor for lack of a table, I think if they do it again, I'll try to split a paid table with someone. If what I'm working on right now pans out, I might even have something worth a table to sell, too
Ah, i see, that makes sense. Are you going to try to do the LE through dA? I keep pushing for the option to have a cut off at a certain number of prints, it would be a really great feature - even better if we could figure out how to get them personally signed by the artist. Gets kinda complicated i guess.
So yeah, i am looking forward to the deluge of summit photos
I'm just going to print these myself so I can print them onto the watercolor paper. I really like it for the traditionally painted stuff because it has just enough texture to add a little bit of reality. That means I'm restricted to 8.5 x 11, but I think that will be ok.
I did figure out a way to do a signature in so much as they could have it mailed to me when they purchase it and send a small amount to cover my sending it on to them, but that's still not ideal. I suppose dev could have that as a purchasable option in the shop (like add $10 for signature or something of the like) so it's all paid for at once, but then they can't guarantee the shipping the same way. Oh well, it's a thought. As for editions, you could just keep track of the sales and cut it off when it got close to the number or do a limited day run where it would only be available for a short amount of time.
As for pix from the summit, I took my camera and then proceeded to get so involved with everything, I didn't take any But I did notice many people with cameras bigger than mine, so I'm sure there's still pleanty to go around
I say other. 25 seems like an ok number for a limited edition. If you are doing 8x10 prints, then $10 is the minimum (in my opinion) for an open edition. So $15 doesn't seem enough for an LE. I would charge somewhere between $20 and $100 Wide range huh? I suppose it depends on the complexity of the piece and what you feel you should charge in the end. I just don't want you to sell yourself short because art is always worth money
As a person that deals with the Business of setting a value on things
(sometimes at knockdown values )
I suggest that U offer 10 prints signed and personal noted to buyer at $50-100 apiece.(to get the high rollers to shell out$$$$$)
25 at signed and dated @$25-35(tell 'em how much you like them and take $5 off the price of they buy 2(gives them that good deal feeling and encourages them to buy more!!))
50@$20 each no date or sig.(for the cheapskates,or offer trades to other DAs)
some at $10 if you want to be charitable(it Your talent that is being valued here!!)
Just my thoughts....
I get them now and Zen
We aren't talking my original art here, this is specifically for Anime Expo in the Artist's Alley. Most attendies while boisterous and enthusiastic, end up without money even for food by the afternoon, so the object is to keep it affordable
Got the note on the $$$ sit.Charge what ever you think its worth......
my only thought is keep inmind the first part and do you feel makes you feel good in what prices(if any )your heart tells to.
I'm only an observ.,not yet an artist like your self