Your blog is really helpful for me as it describe the thing very simply and easy to understand for a new person in the market.
All Hung Up
I emailed the guy that was in charge of Java's (his name's Chuck) and then he asked me to show him a sample of my work. I didn't really know what to do because I didn't know what to show him. So I whipped out the ol' portfolio and did some editing. I took out some old pieces and replaced them with some new ones. I also made sure that I showed him my range. I have some experience in fine arts so I showed him some of my paintings and prints. I also love to take pictures so a threw in one or two photographs. The rest were just some illustrations that I had done for the past 2 years. Putting together a portfolio was kind of tough because you have to show off your creativity, range, and personality in only a few images. It was a little nerve wracking.
I sent it over to Chuck and just waited. Days past and I didn't hear from him. I started to get a little discouraged, but he eventually responded. To my surprise, he liked my work and specifically wanted one painting and a couple of my prints. :)))))))))) Can you sense my excitement? So I fixed my work up and made it presentable for the whole world to see!!! I also had to price my work...which was a lot tougher than I thought. Good thing I'm taking that business for illustrators class! So I did some quick research and discovered that for an unknown artist's print, prices can range from $100-$400 based on size and medium. This discovery was kind of exciting because for a college kid, that can buy me a lot of ramen!
I dropped my work off today and it should be available for viewing within the next couple of days! So keep your eyes peeled for a Clarissa Baston creation!!! Maybe you'll love it so much that you'll buy it! I know that my work is just being displayed in a college coffee shop, but I feel so official. Like I'm a real artist now. Hopefully I can keep this up for a long time.