I wanted to let you all know about a current goal I have. I want to start doing my own silk screening on t-shirts and posters. That way I have full responsibility on quality control and pricing. With having a bit of experience of dealing with silk screening from past jobs at sign shops, I feel like I can really go to town with this. I'm hoping to be able to buy my own press with materials and items (like tees) by the new year (maybe sooner?).
The only thing is that is holding this up, is of course, money. My boyfriend and I are currently stashing away our money for a trip to Europe next year, plus a house! Crazy! Though I'm really pumped on buying a house, I get to have an art studio. :3
So with saving away any extra money I make for bigger things, I don't really have anything to tuck away for the silk screen press. What I am planning on doing is putting away the money I make from sales at Hal-Con, HFX Pop! Explosion and whatever I make at the stores I sell at. Even so, I don't think all of that will get me to my goal.
That all being said, I am planning on making an Indie Go Go campaign. It's going to take me a little while to get that set up. I need to figure out the exact costs of everything and what I'm going to offer for those who donate. I know for a certain amount, people can get the 1st run of t-shirts that will be printed. Other things will include; buttons (for the smaller donations), posters, t-shirts, tote bags, and some original art. My goal to raise will be around $800 - $900. And then anything that I save up from my own earnings will go towards extra supplies, like different size screens, paint, blank tees, paper, etc... All that fun stuff.
Right now though, I am open for some cheap commissions. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook. Your drawing will be mailed to you at no extra cost.
Inked Head shot with one color: $5 (5"x7")
Inked Full Body with one color: $15 (5"x7")
Inked Bust with one color: $10 (5"x7")
Full Color - Head shot: $20, Bust: $30, Full Body: $40 (8.5"x11")