Jul 23 2014
Would you recommend society 6 as a good way of selling your art? And is tumblr a good places to start posting work? Thank you xxx your art is incredible
Hi there! I would of course recommend spreading your work onto as many sites as you can just for the sake of exposure but, as I just posted about with my interview and stuff, I actually would recommend RedBubble a little over Society6 at the moment. While talking during and after the interview I got to find out a lot about how the company works and they more regularly feature and promote artists and their work which I am a huge supporter of! Society6 is a great place to sell work but in my experience RedBubble has gone above and beyond in terms of supporting the artists there.
Tumblr is a fantastic place to start posting work but be sure to take advantage of the tags system to get more eyes on your work! I’m always in support of posting literally everywhere and I currently have about 10-12 sites I regularly update but the most successful for me have been Tumblr & Behance. Behance is a little more geared towards professional work and it’s definitely been a real joy to get feedback there. On top of those for networking purposes I would also suggest like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook - any of those would be great because they offer a little more secluded ways to get your work seen and to interact with art directors or illustrators that you admire.
Just, don’t get discouraged when posting if there’s no real activity at first. If you just keep doing things you enjoy and continue to improve - people will come. I always find that the mindset of “don’t cater to others - cater to yourself” has helped me a lot, having fun and doing something you care about helps a whole lot.
All the best!