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Hello and welcome to Art A&A number 19. I am Lezley Davidson with The Artist as Entrepreneur.com. Today I’d like to talk to you about artistic style. It’s a question that a lot of artists concern themselves with, especially in the beginning… A unique style, a personal style, what’s my style? I need to develop […]

The Online Art Search If you missed part I, you can get that here. If you’re selling or planning on selling with an online storefront like Etsy or Red Bubble (or the myriad of others), it’s worth a look to do a search on their site to see what’s going to come up when regular […]

If you’ve ever thought of creating art products for the holiday season, now is the time to be doing the research for next year.

Today we’ll take a look at the work and story of several successful licensed artists. What I love is that they all have very unique styles and are quite different from one another. This a great visual example of the breadth and scope of difference there is in opportunity in art licensing. (I haven’t even […]

Today we talk about 5 things you should avoid in art licensing.

Welcome to Part II Yesterday we covered 1 – 3 in our Art Licensing Baby Steps. Today we take it to the end and give you a pretty solid basis to launch your art licensing empire. No seriously. That could be you. Why not you? (P.S. Welcome to the issues that arise when you walk […]

   Art licensing can seem pretty overwhelming when you’re just getting started. With sufficient patience and knowledge of the biz from an artist who’s been working in the industry – you can make strides in creating a lucrative revenue stream to your growing art biz. Derek Wicks is a great source for information and support […]

Create your art once and then develop merch, licensing and print offerings to maximize your return on your art.

Make great stuff that people love and offer it to them in a variety of forms.

The “Merch Artists” are the illustrators, designers, painters, cartoonists and artisans that are creating pop culture inspired art and merchandise for sale directly to the consumer. They have become more plentiful as the rise of Comic, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Pop Culture conventions have become more popular. The “Geek as mainstream creates a huge market for merch artists.