I'm looking for fantasy images to license (to print a limited number of small prints for inclusion in a subscription book box) or images that I can purchase as small prints at a discounted price. By "small" prints, I mean 5”x7”, 6”x6”, or 8” x 10”.
You will be credited for the art both on the print and on our website. The prints will be pictured in advertising media (Instagram pics, pics on our website, etc.) as part of advertising for the subscription box.
I prefer detailed digital paintings and traditional artworks (pen and ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, etc.). I'm not interested in anime or comic-style art. NO FAN ART unless properly licensed or in the public domain. Fan art of Le Morte de Arthur is fine. Fan art of modern IP will not be considered unless licensed.). Must be safe for work.
Themes I'm looking for:
fairytales (must not be fan art of Disney-owned interpretations of the characters)
masquerade ball / masks / disguises
Please comment with example artworks. I'll send a note to those I am interested in. This is an ongoing requirement, so if there are already 50 comments, please don't be shy about adding yours into the mix!
ETA: Sea-Kurry asked some good questions, and I'm answering them here to make sure they're not missed:
- what is the price range of the prints? - The subscription box will have several prices depending on the level the subscriber selects. The prints will not GENERALLY be sold separately - they're intended as part of the box. If we have extra prints after all the boxes for that shipment have sold, we can either sell the prints individually from our website and at cons/events where we vend (we'll match the artist's retail price so as not to undercut the artist), or we can ship them to the artist to be sold as the artist wishes (in this case, if we licensed the art and printed it at our expense, we'll ask the artist to reimburse the actual cost of the physical prints [pro-rated], and we'll pay shipping to you. If we bought the prints from you, we'll similarly ask for a pro-rated reimbursement of that cost and we'll pay shipping.). This would be at the artist's choice - you decide if you want the prints or not, and we will sell whatever inventory we have left. If we have a bunch left over and you only want a few for your own inventory, that's fine - you can buy back just a few and we'll sell the rest. I prefer to sell the box and contents as a unit, so individual retail sales on our end should be minimal either way.
- How big is your first production print run? - We expect 100 prints but will have a better idea closer to shipment time. I'm hoping to guess within 20 units of our actual requirement.
- Are you going to pay royalty's to the artists for ever print that is sold or? - I was thinking of the license as a flat fee to the artist for the print run. If you would prefer a fee per unit rather than a flat fee, we can work something out. If you sell the prints to us at a wholesale price, you can set it that way if you wish.
- Are you going to offer up a contract for each artists? - Yes, there will be a contract for each artist.
- If the artists doesn't want to be with your company any longer will they be able to get out of their contract? - There will be a separate contract for each print, and each print will only be in one box shipment. So there is not an ongoing professional connection once that print run and the decisions about any left over prints are settled. I will look at artists we've worked with previously when considering art for future boxes, though.