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Old 02-01-2018, 05:00 PM
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Selling Digital vs Conventional Art work

I just thought I would throw this out there...I find that it's harder to sell digital work because it's not "One of a Kind". Any comments are welcome

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Old 02-01-2018, 07:27 PM
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Re: Selling Digital vs Conventional Art work

I guess that depends on where you are selling. To play a little bit of devil's advocate, there are sites like Fine Art America, that will print and sell prints of your work. They sell framed or unframed prints as well putting your work on everything from shower curtains to throw pillows, I know they are selling stuff.
Actually, digital can be one of a kind, if you agree to sell just the "original" meaning the first print and none after that. Again, I suppose it is just your particular market.
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:48 PM
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Re: Selling Digital vs Conventional Art work

It is possible to sell the original piece of digital art if you are willing to provide a certificate which says you have relinquished copyright. For that you would presumably want to place a premium charge on the file you send because you, as the originator/artist, will not be able to use the image again except for, say, a reference of your work on your website.

An alternative may be to offer 'Limited Editions' of, say, 50 or 100. You would have to show '1 of 50', '2 of 50', etc, on each one you send out, just as you would when sending out prints. As with the previous example, you would not then be able to commercially use that image again, unless it was used on an object (mug, plate, cushion, T-shirt) that cannot be considered similar.

Once you have sent out a digital art file, however, there are few ways you can effectively police its ongoing use.

This site will allow you to sell digital images so may be worth checking out.


Commission is charged, of course, depending on the size of the image you are offering. This is much less than for prints. I doubt, however, that there is anything in their operating protocols that helps to safeguard your copyright.

It depends on what you want I suppose.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
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