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:


Rich Powell

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in a small, North Carolina town. I worked for a few years as a conceptual artist and art director in the computer game industry but set off on my own to freelance. I currently do humorous illustration and cartoons for publications such as MAD Magazine and Highlights for Children.

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3 Responses

  1. Themanofthehour1245 says:

    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?

  2. Themanofthehour1245 says:

    Also what are you commission prices

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