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Creating a Fine Art Series

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Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

Brooke Shaden

Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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64. Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints
Brooke goes through the benefits of selling original prints and how they can be done simply to add to your arsenal as an artist.

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1 Class Introduction Duration:07:25
3 Your Timeline is Nonlinear Duration:05:37
5 What Factors Dictate Growth Duration:08:24
7 Niche Branding Duration:04:57
11 Idea Fluency Duration:10:33
12 How to Represent an Idea Duration:07:01
13 How to Innovate an Idea Duration:07:07
22 Shooting for a Fine Art Series Duration:05:45
24 Wardrobe and Texture Duration:04:54
25 Posing for the Story Duration:05:32
26 Choosing an Image Duration:01:23
28 Posing for the Story Duration:04:17
29 Creating Backlight Duration:02:37
33 Shooting the Background Images Duration:06:14
54 Oil Painting on Prints Duration:05:41
55 Encaustic Wax on Prints Duration:03:09
56 Failure vs. Sell Out Duration:05:14
58 Branding Yourself Into a Story Duration:05:40
59 The Artistic Narrative Duration:05:26
61 Get People to Buy Your Story Duration:11:36
63 Pricing For Commissions Duration:06:43
65 Class Outro Duration:01:00
66 Live Premiere Duration:16:14
69 Live Premiere: Q&A Duration:16:10
70 Live Premiere: Photo Critique Duration:47:33

Lesson Info

Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

The final thing that I want to say about Prince is that you can also create original prints, which we looked at about how to make ah print original. What can you apply to the print? There are also other ways of creating original prints other than applying something to the print. For example, a tintype or a Santa type is another way of creating an original print that's a one off print. So look into ways to make originals. If you're interested in going that route, the benefit of creating an original print is that it's one of one. There are no other prints out there that look like that. It's the only one that will ever be. Therefore, it carries a higher price tag. So think about that. The benefits of that. Because if you're a collector and you go into a gallery and they say, Okay, you can have this image, but 10 other people will eventually by this image, or you can have this one and nobody else will ever own it. Like what a better sales pitch, right? You're going to be the only one in th...

e world ever toe have this print. It's a much more desirable option for buyers, so creating original Prince has its own benefit to it. And these were some of my original prints that you're looking at here, just the details of the paint on the print on. But that looks like so I use oil paints personally, but I believe that it's playtime. So when you're creating an original print, practice with it and see what that looks like for you and all of the beautiful ways that you can create something really sort of precious and personal within your work. I hope that this helps you with branding and reaching out and marketing yourself. Because if you can get a handle on that overall narrative that you're telling about yourself and your art and how you package that together, then you're going to have a much higher success rate of reaching out to galleries or anyone else that you might want to support you in your work because they're going to see that specificity of story, and they're going to know that you have a handle on what you're doing and how you're communicating it. So have fun branding, which is really just storytelling, and don't be afraid of it. And I hope that you come up with a really beautiful story to tell

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Beat “creator's block” by practicing exercises to help you overcome it
  • Conceptualize a series that nails story, emotion, and connection
  • Execute a low-budget, high-impact photoshoot for your series
  • Edit your images for series cohesion and seamless compositing
  • Brand yourself and your art into a story that others can connect with

ABOUT BROOKE'S CLASS:

Creating a fine art body of work can be daunting when you consider that a great series has innovative ideas, cohesive editing, and an undeniable connection to an audience. During this class, Brooke will walk through the entire process of creating a fine art series, from conceptualization, shooting, and editing to branding and pricing. The success of a body of work comes from the artist’s ability to go beyond the connection to an audience; it must land in the heart of the viewer and then instill a call to action within them. Brooke will lead you through not only how to make your work relatable, but how to take that extra step to become unforgettable, and ultimately, sellable.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Intermediate creators who want to focus on personal work and find a deeper level of creating.
  • Creators who not only want to tighten the cohesion of their work but ensure that the full depth of meaning is communicated.
  • Artists who want to learn simple yet effective ways of creating a body of personal work.

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop 2020 (v21.2.4) and Adobe Bridge CC 2020 (v10.1.1)


ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Brooke explores the darkness and light in people, and her work looks at that juxtaposition. As a self-portrait artist, she photographs herself and becomes the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense imagination and fear. Being the creator and the actor, Brooke controls her darkness and confronts those fears.

After studying films for years in college, she realized her love of storytelling was universal. She started photography then in 2008, excited to create in solitude and take on character roles herself. Brooke works from a place of theme, often gravitating toward death and rebirth or beauty and decay.

Ultimately, her process is more discovery than creation. She follows her curiosity into the unknown to see who her characters might become. Brooke believes the greatest gift an artist has is the ability to channel fears, hopes, and experience into a representation of one's potential.

While her images come from a personal place of exploration, the goal in creating is not only to satisfy herself; her greatest wish is to show others a part of themselves. Art is a mirror for the creator and the observer.

Brooke's passion is storytelling, and her life is engulfed in it. From creating self-portraits and writing to international adventures and motivational speeches, she wants to live a thousand lives in one. She keeps her curiosity burning to live a truly interesting story.


*This course contains artistic nudity.



Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!

Søren Nielsen
 

Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark

Rebecca Potter
 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!