Digital Art, Computer Artist.. I am an artist. I have made art all kinds of ways and I’ve decided that computer created digital art is the most compatible to my needs at this time. I use a few different digital art software platforms including PicMonkey, Corel and Adobe. I like to do pre-design with PicMonkey, the free online photo editor. I use Corel PaintShop Pro 7 to ready for print as it allows the largest files that take up the least amount of space which is important for uploading digital images to the internet for the purposes of printing. I also take advantage of Corel when needing to create graphic art and I love the layer art pathways or numerical techniques I’ve established for the Layer Art project. Though I like to use Adobe to define properties for each image, I have slowly stopped using Adobe applications, Corel seems to meet all of my needs. There is so much to the world of digital art, computer artists will continue to express themselves in ways that just blow my mind both as a digital artist and as a fan of digital artists. Technology is officially a part of the fine art world, let’s be our best.
Sell your art online as prints There are lots of websites that help you sell your art as prints. Some are good some are not so good. Find out more about how to sell your art with Creative Bloom. I use a few galleries to sell my art as prints. I’ve been at For a list of websites where you can sell your art prints and originals check out Artonomy
Fine Art America is an online gallery, store and community all in one. You can upload your digital images of art and they will give you and audience of people who want to buy art. They specialize in prints but will help you sell your originals as well. Of course, all of this is not free, FAA takes a percentage of every sale and a yearly fee to store unlimited amounts of images.
ArtWanted for years, it’s a sharing platform that is now a selling platform. You may upload your art into an individual gallery and the community collective. This is a respectful critique website where you can sell your art as prints. I have not sold a single print at ArtWanted but it gives my website lots of visits. I keep my ArtWanted out of loyalty but it’s enough.
Social networking. I truly believe in the power of online social networking. For me, it means sharing my artwork with those I would never have contact with ordinarily. What thrills me most is knowing that thousands of people across the world have seen my artwork, nothing more, nothing less. That my art would influence anyone in any way interests me most. There are a few ways I reach out to the world with my art. I am a member and manage profiles and business pages at primary social network websites. I’ll list a few.
- Facebook is an obvious choice. I use because everyone is there and it would be odd if I were not. You can get help setting up Facebook pages, it’s not very user friendly beyond adding your business name and interest. They think it’s easy but I beg to differ and bow to the fb developers. Ask for help, it’s so worth it!
- StumbleUpon is great for a massive amount of quick views that might mess up your bounce rate (you should know what that is by now it’s 2015 Google Analytics) try out Stumble Upon. There are rules to posting in Stumbling, you must give as you get. You can share your blog posts about art as a digital image and get tons of visits to that post. Be sure to participate and visit other stumbles.
- +Google is another must, I have had a profile and page there since inception but just started really using it, let you know how it goes. It’s in my favorites for its power within Google search and I am an SEO’er. Be sure to check into authorization and authentication which connects your +G page and profile (must have profile first then make page) to your website or blog. This turns all of your +Google circles into potential search return viewers. When your +G circles are logged in, they are likely to see your web pages or blog posts in their search returns.
- Twitter is another account that will pay off. It’s all about validation, proving you and your products are real. Not having Twitter is like not having a sign on your business building or not having an address at your house. If you want your website to show up in search returns under certain word phrasing like ‘digital art’ you must let the internet know your site is available and valid. When you share your work with social networks, using text that clearly says ‘digital art’ maybe like this #digitalart bots will report that info as relevant for search return. The more other Tweet makers like, share, favorite or whatever your shared post or page, the more relevant the origin of your page, post or shared item becomes to the search return ‘digital art’. Bots are important to your networking, you need them to follow your posts and pages so the Internets know your website exists and is relevant. I know that was repetitive but so necessary. There are lots of social entities out there to join, the point is to get yourself and your stuff out there and seen. People want to see your best and will support you if you give them a chance.
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