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My products get liked by celebrities

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Quit32, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Quit32

    Quit32 Newbie

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    How do I make as much money possible with my illustration?
    - I have a quick turnaround time
    - can paint anything - people, places, objects, vehicles, family photos, memories, games, movies, tv shows, celebs - any image
    - What would you do if you could produce images that people love?

    I am open to ideas, PM's, Joint ventures etc
     
  2. quietlearner

    quietlearner Junior Member

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    Etsy? Seems like the exact marketplace for your skills.
     
  3. Quit32

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    Thanks. I think going down the same route every designer and illustrator goes down is illogical due to the competition - I want to do it differently
     
  4. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I'm guessing that you're getting followers on Instagram?

    Start a simple Woocommerce website and watermark your images with the URL. Sell prints of your images on the website.

    Make sure you sell them at a high price.

    Maybe try dying to increase the prices.
     
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  5. quietlearner

    quietlearner Junior Member

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    I hear you, but marketplaces like etsy where it's artist vs artist is different than trying to create an adsense site selling adult websites and trying to compete. You're competing at a level where it's your artistic ability that differentiates you.

    Anyways, good luck to you, your work is excellent.
     
  6. JadMac

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    Do something controversial that will go viral maybe? Sell originals at a very high price and signed prints at a more affordable price, that way you will sell more.
     
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  7. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Have you been getting your marketing tips from gurus on YouTube again?
     
  8. breck

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    I think you can also try Freelancing with these skills.
     
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  9. harleyquinn

    harleyquinn Newbie

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    Your work is really good. Get signed up with an illustration agency who will represent you and put your work in front of creative directors of big ad firms. They'll be able to negotiate higher prices on your behalf better than you could on your own as a freelancer.
     
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  10. BreaknBrix

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    Your are very talented but from what I know about art.... talent is highly overrated. ;)

    You need to brand your name. Preferably with rich people. So I'd paint things like the leaning towers of pizza. Orrr, paint something you know x celebrity loves, do an awesome job.... then mail it to them for free. If they take just 1 picture on their instagram and mention your name you never know what might happen. I'd probably do that like 50 times and if you're not making money by then then stop painting.

    Good luck.
     
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    looks pretty good
     
  12. Quit32

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    Where would I get their address? Thanks
     
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  14. Tuff Dreamer

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    That would be the hard part, I think. Artists, celebs alike gets lots of fan mail. Aside from the obsessive stuff, you could perhaps try and find out who is close to them on tour. Who they hang out with, find their Instagram pages and try and get in contact with them that way. Their friends won't have a bazillion followers, so it'll be easier to try and get a response back. Mail them through your Instagram and have samples of your work up to look at. Say you're a big fan and wanted to send them a hard copy of your artistry. And that you wanted to make sure it gets to them.

    As a whole, I think singers mostly get gifts like: foods, clothes, letters...

    So you stand out and they'll be impressed. Lots of them have hearts of gold and know nothing about the dystopia of this place, so they'll maybe sponsor your stuff on their pages as a thank you. I know Chris Brown for example is in a bad place right now, he could really use something like that. I know Birdman kept a really sweet painting of Obama at one of his spots.

    Definitely worth some effort.
     
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  15. neat06

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    I think with the talent you've got you can either use etsy or come up with your own ecommerce site
     
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  16. Quit32

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    For people PMing me, I cannot reply due to not having 15 posts
     
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    This. Reciprocation is a powerful psychological device, we're hardwired to repay favors even when they aren't requested. If you give away your art for free this way, maybe with a little prompting for social media sharing, chances are they'll feel obligated to help you especially because of the quality of what you do.

    To increase your chances, research celebrities who have previous history of sharing fans' items etc or who are particularly vein (no shortage there) or who regularly comply with re-tweet requests, a perfect example being Steven Fry. As BreaknBrix said, have a brand/website ready for people to find you after you receive a mention.

    By the way, your work is excellent.
     
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  18. cowtastic

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    Your Twitter is now attached to blackhatworld. When people hear of the word blackhat they think spammers and hackers... which it truly isnt . I would recommend editing your post to remove your Twitter username, just in the off chance that it causes any harm to your image when you (hopefully) blow up in popularity . Great art and the very best of luck .
     
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  19. bojan92

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    I think you can start selling you artworks on ebay, with a little marketing people with notice you and you will start selling your stuff. That is what i would do, i wanted to start something like that but i can't have ebay account in my country because i can't receive money through paypal :)
     
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