The picture above started with a small sketch.
As you can see, the lines are messier, and the detail unclear. That’s what the problem with working small is.
So partially, it’s my lack of physical stability that’s making me work so small. Also, having the long, tired out, idea that small pictures would sell better, and damn…..presto, I would be making a living as an artist. I have sold a couple, but mostly greeting cards below a reasonable wage to make them.
So, the quandary is: Do I try once again to tie myself in pretzels to find something that sells? Or do I stay the path and do my the work I enjoy doing and people seem to like, even when they’re not buyers?
I can’t put the love and details into something as small as a 5×7. Here are some examples.
True, there have been a couple of small ones that sold on EBay:
So, the question is, do I sell out or do I keep authentic? Since no one seems to be buying when I try to sell out….
I do have the ability to sit and brace my hand at larger than 5×7, and and get into those tasty details I love so much.
So, one last try at getting small:
Soon to come to a larger picture near you.
And this from last week.