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Old 09-25-2019, 05:24 PM
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how to value a sale

hi guys!
i hope you don't mind talking about a graphite work for a bit?

i was wondering about pricing politics these days, how do you reason when selling the rights to a (graphite) drawing for use in PR material? i'm a nobody, plus i intend to be very kind and for a good reason. plus i love the buyer's cause and considered gifting the piece, then started dreaming of doing a different version with either ink or line&wash. the exposure of this work will be very limited (geographically) but it will matter.

i would basically just want to understand exactly what i'm doing when doing this, to be in charge of the difference between being generous and being a fool. oh and this is in europe, it probably plays a part as well?
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:28 PM
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Re: how to value a sale

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hi guys!

i was wondering about pricing politics these days, how do you reason when selling the rights to a (graphite) drawing for use in PR material? i'm a nobody, plus i intend to be very kind and for a good reason. plus i love the buyer's cause and considered gifting the piece, then started dreaming of doing a different version with either ink or line&wash. the exposure of this work will be very limited (geographically) but it will matter.

i would basically just want to understand exactly what i'm doing when doing this, to be in charge of the difference between being generous and being a fool. oh and this is in europe, it probably plays a part as well?

Well, being a "nobody" & given that "this work will be very limited (geographically)".
Logically speaking - you have little to lose & little to gain !
Perhaps a small something for your portfolio at best if you had wished to pursue this in a wider context as a larger money making project ?
I mean a small something is bigger than a massive nothing !
Publicity & being published in any form IS worth it ,what's to lose ?
But NO perhaps don't dream yet & put your energies into a new pen & wash reinterpretation - that will just lead to resentment & regret.
Have you scanned the pencil in greyscale ?, how does that work ?
You could add had pen lines either digitally or literally by drawing on a greyscale print, not much bother really.
Oh that was business , I forgot ! "you have good reason to be kind" - then just do it but just in the manner suggested above .

Well that's the way I think anyway !
Mike

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Old 09-26-2019, 05:37 AM
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Re: how to value a sale

thank you Mike!
what a difference a few sensible words can make!
all value in this enterprise is well beyond huge and it has nothing at all to do with money. i envisioned the conversation ahead with the buyer and suddenly felt like a moron trying to find business expressions and it stole my confidence.

technically, we'll use a camera not a scanner, but as the picture will be blown up times fifty, someone else is taking the photo, i've concerns....... wish i had my old gear here, wacom&al, but i get around with a pencil quite comfortably. there will be a second version, but only to guard the good that is already in play, time is not a concern. probably a third version as well, as the diluted ink washes are made for the subject but ink is new to me. feeling grounded and happy, thank you again!
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