Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm Thinking of Offering Prints of My Work.

Happy Tax Day Everybody!

Over the weekend, while juggling freelance work and a bad sinus infection, I realized that I still haven't done my taxes. While crunching numbers and counting receipts I had another thing on my mind. Recently I've had a few requests for prints of my paintings. My originals on my "Nude of the Day" blog are already pretty affordable, but some of my Illustration work and other Fine Art work may not be. I'd like to offer some prints but I'm not sure of the best way to go about it. My main concern is the quality of the print and its longevity. I ordered a sample pack of Hahnemühle rag papers (tax write off!), and I'm planning to do some test prints with Epson UltraChrome Ink, which I hear is an industry standard. Does anyone have any other suggestions for quality printing?

Here are some images I'm thinking of offering up:

"Welcome to the Beginning of the End"

"Tiffany Wearing a Feathered Hat"

"Rest (Reclining Nude)"

Are there any particular paintings that you would like a print of? Help me choose. Anyone that sells prints and has some helpful advice on how to go about it, please chime in. If these prints turn out to be a successful business venture maybe it will justify all my tax write offs. ;)

Also, I'll be hanging out at the New York Comic Con this weekend. My friend Steve Belledin has an artists table in the Artists Alley so I'm sure I'll be hanging around there for extended periods of time. Stop by and say hello to the both of us.


Dan said...

Your life drawing is incredible. Soon I will be posting some of my charcoal life drawings that I've been doing in a free Thursday class.
I'll let you know and maybe you can critique me haha.

Arkady Roytman said...

Sure thing, Dan.
Once I'll get a little more time.

Chad Wallace said...

Good stuff! You sure to get a lot out of the drawing sessions. I'm going to try to make it back again next Tuesday.