Last year my focus was to draw as much as possible. I would draw almost every night!
I’ve been focusing mostly on brush and ink, occasionally coloring with marker or watercolor. My topics would range from the surreal to the fun. Though if you don’t find skulls fun, I guess throw in mildly morbid onto the pile.
I’ve sold a few pieces, but not nearly enough. My goal this year is to get better at marketing and selling while keeping my drawing schedule. Part of this requires better visibility. Last year, I sold a few pieces because of my constant upload schedule to Instagram, and I got a few commissions thanks to Facebook. So far, while I have a decent following on Google Plus, I haven’t made a sale thanks to that platform.
Part of this new task for me has involved setting up an Etsy shop. However, I can’t get previous customers to leave reviews there, as they didn’t buy via Etsy. I’m worried that having a store with no reviews might turn off potential customers.
Hopefully I’ll figure it out. In the mean time, feel free to check out my Etsy shop:
Or follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/albinogoth/
Or Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+JohnShrader
If you have any helpful advice, feel free to share it!