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Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 4:44 PM

Looking for Honest critique for sales and presentation of my art.
I create quire often (truth be told, more concerned about exposure than money generated , supplies aren't cheap though).
Any pointers At all will help.

 

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Posted by: Jahred Klahre on 06/07/2013 - 4:56 PM

Try Entering a few of your best works into the contests.

 

Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 4:59 PM

I have, but ill keep trying. Any likes or dislikes on my works?

Thanks Jahred

 

Posted by: Jahred Klahre on 06/07/2013 - 5:03 PM

I like your stuff man its very creative. I've been on this site what seems like forever (really only been about 3 months) and still haven't sold anything but i dont worry weither its my work or not.

The only person you have to please with your work is yourself. Art isn't about money but we both agree that some income would help to pay for the lenses and cameras but dont be worried that your stuff isn't any good. I like your works.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 06/07/2013 - 5:05 PM

OK, I like the image below but it leaves more questions in my mind and would in the mind of a potential buyer.

Where is this? What happened to it? How did you come about this spot. Descriptions help google find you and they help sell...

When it comes to selling photographic images it often comes down to location location location. Not many people will find this searching for auto or sand. The categories are too broad, but if you had The __________ Valley, in ____________ county near ___________ state then maybe someone else that has stumbled upon this site might go hey, here is an image of the buggy we found out hunting back when.

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Posted by: Karyn Robinson on 06/07/2013 - 5:14 PM

I asked this same question at one time but what I came to realize is what other people think of my art isn't important. It's what I think of my art and if I'm happy with it that's what is most rewarding to me. Making a sale is just the icing on the cake. I will never paint, or photograph something just because I think it's 'commercial'.

When you're not creating, work on promoting yourself. There seems to be a buyer out there for ever style of art but if they never find you you'll never sell.

 

Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 5:18 PM

Thanks Jahred , creating is my heartbeat

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/morning-peace-jahred-klahre.html

Great piece ... the angle causes my mind to keep floatinf to see what's next

 

Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 5:24 PM

Good advice JC, hadn't thought in those terms...much appreciated (ameture photographer I am)

Makes a lot of sence

 

Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 5:31 PM

I'm happy with most my works, I do tend to be critical on them though.

Thanks Karyen

 

Posted by: Doug Srock on 06/07/2013 - 5:50 PM

Anyone who claims they create art only for themselves and they are not worried about the commercial appeal has no business
trying to sell their work. Keep it in your closet and look at it on Christmas.

I'm always thinking about a potential audience when I do any type of creative work.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 06/07/2013 - 6:14 PM

you only have 33 images, no bio.

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you have no descriptions and no keywords - the image is far too small, not in focus, i see some odd pattern and there's a large crop mark.

overall you have very few keywords, and no descriptions. you have to market yourself.

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this has potential, but the main subject is cut off at the bottom, it's mostly sand. and few words.

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you have to many kinds of art here and it's all mixed up. while this is interesting as it is, as a print it would look funny.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 06/07/2013 - 6:16 PM

you should be happy with your own work you present, but you should be making it for the buyer because they have the money.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 6:21 PM

Thank you Mark
, I'm new at this marketing angle of things, deeply appreciared

 

Posted by: Josh Jeffers on 06/07/2013 - 6:34 PM

Mike
Can you define mixed up on the rusted Simple Cacti.I had debated posting it initially/ maybe a darkerer background, I'm thinking.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 06/07/2013 - 6:46 PM

you have photo's, paintings, i guess that one is a sculpture. when people log into your store provided they know your there in the first place, they will associate one kind of art with you. but since you have a couple of photos. and other things mixed in, it can confuse people what your are trying to sell. like if someone came in on your painting, they may assume that's what you sell. but if they came in on that snapshot of the two dogs, they may leave thinking the rest of the album only has those things.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Louise Reeves on 06/07/2013 - 7:02 PM

Make separate galleries and place the images as they might be categorized. For instance, one gallery might be "nature watercolors" and another "cars". Put descriptions for each piece, too as well as tags.

As for critiquing the work, the only thing I notice (keeping in mind I am old and old school), your lines aren't clean where one might expect them to be and there is also canvas popping through. Working with watercolors ain't easy, but you can keep the line clean without running over each other.

 

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