Five Ways To Find New Markets for Your Dog and Cat Art
As you create your dog and cat art, you will find that you
would like to find a market for your many non-commissioned
pieces. When it comes to generic dog and cat art, keep the
following tips in mind:
1. Full body renderings peak more interest than head studies,
as buyers tend to feel that a head study alone is more specific
to an individual animal--more like a portrait done for-hire than
just a generic rendering of a breed.
2. Backgrounds add value and interest to an animal painting,
giving it a more finished look. The time spent on it will
generally result in more interest in the piece.
3. Purebreed renderings peak more interest than blended
breeds, as buyers who live with that particular breed often feel
an immediate affiliation with the piece.
4. Abstract or stylized pieces find a wide market, as buyers
are often as interested in the colors or feel of the piece as
they are in the subject matter.
5. Tips 1-4 above are subject to change. As an artist, you
know that buyers' tastes are often unpredictable and sometimes
you must be aware of the standard rules just so you can work
If any one of these guidelines helps you build a market for
the style of art that you most enjoy creating, then stay true to
it and build on it. As a companion animal artist, you already
know that your work brings good things into the lives of those
who view it. It's a special feeling to know that your passion
also enriches others' lives as well as your own.
The author has worked with dogs and cats and their people for
two decades. She also provides a venue for dog and cat artists
with her online gallery, http://www.GreatandSmallGallery.com
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