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You need to read this because I need opinions. LOTS of opinions. I don't care if you're one of my best friends. I don't care if you only watch me because you saw something cute in my gallery. I need a little bit of help.

Okay, so I want to get a table in the artist alley at the next con (whichever one that may be). I know, a couple of you are probably rolling your eyes. I've talked about this many times before. I've said "No, guys I really mean it!" just as many times, if not more. But this time I'm ready to go ahead and do it. I've counted up my pieces, I've got some money on hand, I have connections, and a rough idea of how I want to do it.

Notice, a rough idea. A rough idea because I noticed while backtracking through my sketchbooks and such that I've developed two totally different styles. Many of those other works you haven't seen simply because they're a bit older than what I've been putting up here recently. But that's beside the point. Moving on.

Truth be told, I don't know what to take with me. Hell, I don't even know if my stuff will sell. What I do know is that I need you guys to help me out with this. I need to know which of my styles you think would have a better chance of grabbing people's attention, my more cartoony and bubbly style (think those little white blobby dudes I've been drawing) or my other more anime-geared/realism style, as in the girl in my avatar. I need to know what kind of little things besides prints I could make with my artwork. Most of all, I need to know how much you think my stuff would sell for.

If I think of anything else I may need then I'll update this page.
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WingsALaMode Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I agree with most everything Greyscale says in the first comment.

If you think of the usual Lemmings who come to conventions (imagine me if you will), they really just love commisions. Most people will want commisions of themselves and/or anime characters, usually in an anime-ish look.

Most people don't know your work yet, so you need to start basic with everything. Instead of doing large picture prints of unusual things, you need to do things like keychains and bookmarks or generic things like horoscope signs and maybe a bit of some characters you know how to draw well that are cute (like Momiji or something).
You can also do your little blob people on bookmarks and keychains, since they're cute and smallish.

I don't know much about pricing, but be fair to everyone while also making a profit. Don't be like the girl at MegaCon who gave me crap art and ruined my day (I COULD HAVE GOTTEN AWESOME CONTACTS DDDDDDDD: ).

Also, did you need me to have the table with you? I'm willing to pay for half and such if you want me. (But tell me quick so I can try to gather up some money and art examples if I decide to maybe work my hand at commisions. :P )
Froggy-Spaztastic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Heh heh...funny story about the table, actually...XD
WingsALaMode Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Lawlz, it's not happening now?
Froggy-Spaztastic Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
We'll see. We'll just have to see about some things... ><
since-then Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Don't worry, you won't get a table this time...
You'll do it NEXT time. (Ha ha.)
Froggy-Spaztastic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
You be quiet. >.>
since-then Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I'll be quiet neeeeeeext time.
RukiaKuchiki926 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
The little bubbly people XD They're adorable XD
KadberryF Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Student General Artist
In my opinion, people like to buy cute things. Cute things are adorable.

The more realistic style would be towards people who are either not into cute things, or just want to appreciate art.

Cute sells.

So, whatever's cute, I guess...
ColorfulGreyscale Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
-Stickers sell well.

-I think your cats would do awesomely.

-Offer commissions/portraits. Five minute ones for five dollars, more detailed ones for ten, etc.

-Always charge more for colored pictures.
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