I had this whole huge big long rant I was going to give about making this sculpture, and now I’ve completely forgotten it.
Grrr, the right foreleg got bent in the oven and it BOTHERS me to no end. I plan on selling this once I- A: Paint it, and B: find out how to ship these things without them breaking. But I think the bent leg drops it’s value by… a lot. I would have sold it at $100, but I’m probably going to price it at $75 or less. 😛 That’s not even minimum wage…
As far as shipping goes, I assume that my one sculpture sale, Hoofed Dragon, made it all the way to England okay because I never heard from my customer after the payment went through. I’m certain that if it arrived broken, I would have been informed right away. But Hoofed Dragon was much less fragile. Any sculptors out there have advice on packaging thin and fragile clay pieces?
Edit- I added a progression series on making Fenrir. Also, I highly recommend books by Katherine Dewey for other aspiring sculptors. I use very similar methods as the ones she outlines in her books, seeing as I learned to sculpt by reading her animal book. 😀 She is, of course, also much better than I and far far more experienced.
Phew, I’m trying to get ready to open up shop on Etsy, and there’s so much to do! I’m listing it here so I don’t forget any of it.
- Scan and crop old photographs of flowers and butterflies (also touch up a few in Photoshop :P)
- Make 5×7 prints of said photographs
- Cut lots and lots of mattes, then use them for framing watercolours and photo prints
- Finish painting and sealing Fenrir
- take better photos of older sculptures
- Find out how to package sculptures so they don’t break in the mail
- Research prices and sizes of flat-rate shipping boxes and envelopes
- Get an Etsy account
There’s also something I want to sell on Indyplanet. AND if there are ANY of my original paintings or drawings (that means ones that aren’t fanart) that you would like to buy as a print on Indyplanet, please let me know and I’ll make it happen! Indyplanet has much cheaper print prices than DeviantART.
Fenrir is © Leah Colagiacomo 2010. Do not repost unless a link is provided to this page. I’m getting tired of finding art thieves and people posting my work to galleries/ blogs without giving a link back to me.