10-30-2006, 12:03 AM
Hello all, I am new to the boards, but this just became my new favourite website! I have been doing a variety of artwork for several years, however my home base has been calligraphy, both Western and Japanese and on a wide range of mediums: Sumi on shoji (Charcoal ink on rice paper) wood carvings, acrylic and india ink on paper, parchment, gourds, just to name a few. I love doing it, and vastly prefer doing custom work to the generic clich'e things that you see everywhere. I would really love to do this for a living and of course get paid for it. So, my question is... how can I market this? I have a brief portfolio (Photos) of work that I have done. Those that I remember to take a picture of anyway. The second question... is what would a fair price be to charge for this kind of work? I want to make money, but I do not want to rip anyone off. At some point I will post some pictures of some of my work... I would like honest opinions on it anyway.