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  1. 134282

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    At the advice of more than a few people, i'm gonna put one of my drawings on ebay, just to test the waters... i think i'm gonna try it out with the second picture in this thread and see what happens... But i'm not sure if i should keep the original and just sell a lithograph or sell the original or how much to start the bid at or what to make the bid increments... Any advice would be greatly appreciated; thank you.
     
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  3. Tyson

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    How much time did it take to draw that? I would probably just start out at 5$ and see what kind of interest you get.
     
  4. Auraraptor

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    DES, IMHO, you have real talent and need to continue to practice until you start putting sometihng on ebay for $.

    PS I like your last one better than any of these.
     
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    Not very long... i don't remember exactly... 2-3 hours, with a few short breaks in between... Almost all of the detail is shading, so it was pretty easy (comparatively)...
     
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    Omar, are you suggesting i wait before i put something on ebay and practice more until i'm better at it, THEN i can start putting stuff on ebay...? i'm not sure what you meant... Any and all advice is appreciated... Thank you...
     
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  9. Tyson

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    OK I got it, put a buy it now of 500$ and start the bidding @ $25. You have nothing to lose.
     
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    LMAO...! That DID cross my mind, but i don't think it'll fly...

    "This is a one-off McCoy original; there are no others like it in the world...!"
    LOL...
     
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  12. Tyson

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  13. Auraraptor

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    Yes, I feel you need more practice. But judging by your progression, I feel that you are very close to that point.
     
  14. Tyson

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    I'm not an artist but I think they're pretty good.
     
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    i actually started working on that when i got home last night, but then decided to wait until i could get all the words... Unfortunately, www.musicmademe.com is not working for me for some reason, but if you can somehow get me all the words to the whole song, i'll work on it tonight... i know you're on a deadline, so i'll do what i can... If you get the lyrics, you can post them or email them to me at: BlackNNO@aol.com ...
     
  16. 134282

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    LOL, thanks Omar, but i've been drawing longer than i haven't; i doubt a considerable progression will occur any time soon... Thanks for the advice, though, i appreciate it... That's the kind of stuff i'm looking for...
     
  17. Tyson

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    You've made my day Carbon. You have mail
     
  18. 134282

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    Got it; looking at it, now, gonna try and bang it out tonight...
     
  19. Tyson

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    Thanks again and sorry to hijack your thread.
     
  20. Chiaro_Slag

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    I think your pictures are very worthy of selling. :)

    I think you could start them out at $5 and see what kind of response they get - Maybe even a $5-$10 buy it now for a lithograph. If the picture is of an obscure guy, not many people will see it. If you put one out there of Enzo Ferrari, it would attract some attention & you would have more potential customers.

    Anyway, can't hurt to try!
     
  21. Jay GT4

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    I've found when I sell things on ebay it helps to have other auctions going on at the same time and indicate you have similar stuff at auction. This way, someone may see another item and then click on "sellers other auctions". It has really increased the traffic on my auctions.

    Art today is a funny thing. All I ever wanted to be was an artist(Hence my company name: Artisan Flooring) but computers gave alot of people with no talent all of the jobs. Not that the CG stuff is bad, alot can be considered real art, but the typical artists jobs are being lost to desk-top computers. Sad that real art is taking a back seat to people splashing paint on a canvass or digitally cutting and editing pictures. I haven't scketched or done any photography in many years, but I think I might just get out my pad and pencil. Thanks Carbon! It is amazing how quickly you begin to remember all of the techniques.

    Are they worthy of selling...yes. Can they be better...yes. Can you make any real money...probably not, but it is the creative process that makes it worth while. Why not offer to scketch people in their cars with the serial number? I could see a specialty market for something like that, in fact several artists do that already. Just ask them for a photo of them in their car with all the info, you could charge anywhere from $100-$500.
     

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