Selling Originals is Tricky
I got a request the other day from a guy who was interested in buying some of my original art from MAD magazine. This isn’t as simple as it sounds. As an illustrator, I’m all over the place in the way that I work. For some jobs I might do a series of drawings, all on separate pieces of paper, scan them in and the assemble the pieces in Photoshop. Other times I may do a very clean inked drawing all on one sheet of paper but then again I may like the clean pencil so much that I wouldn’t bother to ink it and scan it in as is. I pretty much do all of my color in Photoshop. Being slightly colorblind, it allows me to shift any hues that I may have gotten wrong.
Anyway, I went looking through some sketchbooks in the flat files from things that I thought might be appropriate to show this guy.
By the way, if you’re looking for any original art or a commission job, contact me directly. I don’t bite!
Here’s a sampling that illustrates what I was talking about:
Few questions! Did mad ever pick up your weapons of mASS destruction idea cuz i see you have a couple of sketches up of that!, and was wondering do you have more sketches from that idea also how much would you sell that drone strike pic for?
Did you get my email?
Also what are you commission prices