Warning this post will contain waffling's and ramblings BUT I need advice please help
So recently some of you may have seen my various polls about prints and commissions and what are your thoughts on it. And well I didn't get that much of a positive response, however seeing as not many people answered them it doesn't give me much to go on...heheh
Basically I want to become a proper artist and create serious artwork that is worthy enough of selling.
At the moment I am flooded with art course work (as you have probably noticed from the amount of serious looking stuff you've seen from me lately)
which means that doing things like commissions at the moment as a stupid commitment. However what I have been thinking of is setting up a print shop...
However looking at my gallery there are very few pieces that I am 100% happy with and believe people would like to buy, so here's what I am thinking.
I have started up a little project called "Is it just me?" this is going to be a series of cartoons, illustrations all to do with the incidents we face as girls, I want it to be relatable and not only something about loving who we are but also about laughing at ourselves and embracing those faults we have. What I hope to be doing is selling these pieces in little postcard packs, very affordable and will make a nice gift for someone or just something cute to have in your home and hopefully to remind you of who you are.
I'm also thinking of doing commissions where I can include you in some of the pieces like for example these:
Those are just WIPS but seriously I just finished the chibi one and it is the first time in forever that I've done something in promarkers and loved it completely and utterly. I really am passionate about this and I hope you like this idea and will support it!
Another thing I've been thinking about is my name and image. I want to be more professional, and looking at the body of work I have in my gallery I've been thinking, am I even "missanimestranger" anymore? Roxie stranger has always been a part of me. But I wonder now if I'm vering away from manga now and that maybe I need a more neautral name. But what?
I also wonder whether I need to cut down the range of work I upload on here, because I feel like a weird jumble sale of art. It just reeks of existential crisis. Doesn't it? What do you think?
I'm also seriously considering in the summer going to the city and getting a pitch to sell my paintings, so my watercolour, oil and acrylic work of that place. Selling them as originals as well as maybe prints aswell. I got the idea form going to places like Bath and big cities like Rome where so many artists where selling art and painting on the streets. It's a long shot but it's something that I dream of making happen. DA is great but it's slow. I desperately want to promote my art and get it out there. Which is why going out on the streets and selling would be the perfect thing, I could promote my deviant ART and finally see my art going somewhere. If theres any job that would be the perfect job it would be that.
I'd maybe also like to sell my manga art (obviously only the very best stuff, I have a long way to go) at cons too. That's another thing I need to look into!
I'm also thinking of uploading my art on different sites, I'm going to sort out my tumblr, I'm in the process of setting up my pixiv account and am also wondering about setting up a instagram and pinterest account but I'm not sure what's best, any thoughts?
This is all a lot to take in but I hope you can help me out, and if you ever have any ideas then please give me shout! I'm kind of seizing the day as it were. But that's because I feel that it's my time. I want to see what I'm limits are
Love you all as always and please let me know what you think!