Art Gallery Started

It’s not yet “officially” online, but I’ve been working on taking some better photos of my finished paintings (there are still many left to do) and getting them onto a dedicated gallery site — art.zentastic.com for now. There are some XML/CSS errors so it looks terrible in IE… but really, what sort of fool uses IE?

The site has very high resolution images that are suitable for printing, and the images are under a creative commons license so as long as you credit them you’re welcome to use them quite broadly.

Question: I’d like to start selling prints, and I know there are a number of sites (CafePress and others) who offer this service. If anyone has worked with any of these, I’m definitely interested in hearing your feedback on their comparative merits.

14 Comments

  1. Crystal wrote:

    I can’t really help you with any of your questions, but I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog. Thanks!

    Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  2. Sepigoth wrote:

    I know Deviant art (http://www.deviantart.com/) has the ability to see prints online. Might be worth looking into.

    Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
  3. I adore ‘The Lonely Tree’.

    I imagine you’ll be getting an awful lot of commissions.

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 1:52 am | Permalink
  4. Eddie wrote:

    Mpix.com is great for selling prints! I’ve always loved your art!

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  5. DON wrote:

    Umm… I use IE, fool that I am! Anyway, it all looks (and works) fine in IE7 – exactly like the screenshot above, in fact. And very nice indeed it is, too. So there you go!

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  6. darcy wrote:

    I love ‘The Lonely Tree’

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 9:42 am | Permalink
  7. Marshall wrote:

    I can’t advise about online printers, but I can say that the most important thing is working with someone who can guarantee some kind of archival quality, and who will stand behind it.

    I’ve produced, owned and exhibited tons of printed works over the past decade and I’ve seen all kinds of short and long-term fading. Your work is especially colourful and contrasty, which means that if one colour fades faster than others, it’s likely to be highlt noticeable.

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:09 pm | Permalink
  8. heather wrote:

    I’ve loved everything I’ve bought from Deviant Art

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
  9. Hilikme wrote:

    I’d also suggest deviantART for prints — they seem to understand the importance of quality and such.

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  10. kivaka wrote:

    very cool i can place a banner on my sites for you aswell

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  11. Cat wrote:

    I’m gonna have to repeat what the others have said about deviantART for prints!

    [But I use IE so just ignore me :P]

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Permalink
  12. sarah wrote:

    i’d advise against cafepress. i’ve not used them as an artist, but i have bought a few prints, and the quality was not very good, and the paper was not that great.

    i am SO excited that you’re thinking of doing this. i’ll be first in line once you get something set up!

    Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:00 am | Permalink
  13. Ellis wrote:

    your paintings are brilliant, my fav is Apocalypse Spiders, i thin kbecause it reminds me of Yoshi’s island =D

    Keep up the good work
    xx

    Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:12 am | Permalink
  14. h wrote:

    no ideas about where to sell prints from, but if you do find somewhere I’ll definitely be buying :)

    Friday, May 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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