Thursday, February 13, 2014

Expanding Horizons

It’s time to stop thinking about selling my art, and time to start actually making the effort to sell my art.

One avenue is through deviantART ( I’ve put up a couple of new items there, rendered at a size suitable for prints, along with some older ones.

Self-promotion is hard. Why is it so hard for me to say things like “I’ve got some great artwork that might look good hanging on your wall!”? Perhaps it is a reflection of my age and up-bringing. But hey, I’ve got some great artwork that might look good hanging on your wall!

To that end, I have to say, I have some of my artwork hanging on my walls, and I get a lot of compliments. There I did it, I tooted my own horn. Still feels so wrong.

I am in the process of going back through my Ultra Fractal images made with Ultra Fractal 4 for the purpose of rendering some of them at a size deemed suitable for printing by deviantART. I am also taking the time to modify them with things like grouping into folders and adding my copyright signature image layer.

If you look at my last post, and scroll down to where I describe creating my Fibonacci Flower, you will see that I mentioned taking the image posted there and turning it into 22 images of varying colors. I find that this technique doesn’t work all the time, but when it does, oh baby. So now I have Fibonacci Flowers I and Fibonacci Flowers II series.

FFI_Default               FFII_Default

I know they are very similar which, I believe, makes them more commercial. If you see a picture for sale that you like, but the colors are all wrong for your room, don’t you wish you could ask the artist to do another one in your colors? I see digital art as the solution to that particular dilemma. Each of the above images comes in a total of 22 flavors which allows you to get just the combination you think would look best hanging in your home.

I would love to get feedback on my ideas.

Visit my gallery on deviantART at

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