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Turn Your Drawing into a Digital Product

Lesson 26 from: How to Draw

Cleo Papanikolas

Turn Your Drawing into a Digital Product

Lesson 26 from: How to Draw

Cleo Papanikolas

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26. Turn Your Drawing into a Digital Product

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Turn Your Drawing into a Digital Product

so another way. Great way to get your heart out of your sketchbook and out into the world is to put it on a website that will print it on objects for you like society. Six. This is really fun because you can get your stuff printed on a cell phone case. This is a painting I did a while ago, or you could get a print made really big of it. Okay, you can get it made on a cell phone case. This is a painting I did a while ago, or you can get it printed really big on a poster. This is great, thick paper and that see if we have the original here. That's what the original looked like. I think this is a joke. Clay also has a fancy name. Then there's all kinds of apparel. We drew all those scissors and spoons before, so this is just taking my regular pencil drawing and scanty then and uploading it. Society sex, and you can put it on your T shirt. Next, find design or something you never think of. You put your art on a pillow and then look, it's also on back as well case. One side gets dirty case ...

you have a dog like mine, so it just it makes it even more inspiring. When you start putting it on these products, you could do a fine art canvas. They take your art and wrap it around the edges of a structure. So it looks like you painted it on the canvas. Smaller prints as well. All kinds of things. I'm gonna show you how to put it on the zipper pouch. So how do I start? I go to society six and first I log in. So this little alien up here, I can see my I've already logged in. I can click on me and I can see my store. So now I have my very own store out on the Internet. Anybody can buy this stuff that who wants to. And I have a community of other people who are also selling their so they get a lot of traffic. A lot more people are going to see it because they're not just coming looking for me. First thing I'm gonna dio um, after I create my account is I'm going to decide what to make. So I've decided I want to make a carry all pouch. When you go and find any, carry all pouch up there and click on it and you see the size come up. You can have a small that six by five. You can have a medium that's 9.5 by six, or you can have a large that's 12 by fought, um, 8.5. So I think I'm gonna make a large and it really matters proportionally. What size your artists. So your choices make a new piece of art just the right size to fit on the object that you want to make or be really good at Photoshopped be able to really adjust things and move them around. So I'm going with making a piece of art the right size. So I just cut a piece of paper that was 12.5 by 8.5 to fit my fit. This zipper pouch. Then you need Teoh. Scan this and well, how big do you scan it in? Go up to the sell button or I think you can find this Access is also from the home screen. Go all the way down to the bottom and hit this little button in the menu that says selling. This is where you're gonna find all the questions you have about how do you upload it? What is it? They have a list here that tells all the prices of the amounts of money that you might make make if someone buys your product and under upload your art for additional products, I'm gonna look at carry all pouches, and it is by 3000 pixels wide. So now I have two dimensions. I know how many inches my artwork is. And I know how many pixels my file needs to be. So I could do the math or what I usually do. I just scan it at a high resolution because then I can use it on all kinds of products. So I scan my art in at 600 dots per inch. Now it's sitting on my desktop, so I'm going to go to the sell button again and this comes up. Add a title. Okay, um, candy, I'm gonna do short titles because you don't want to watch me type at a description. Colorful candy, if you're really trying to get more traffic and selling. You're gonna You're gonna look for keywords and try and put in turn search terms that people are going to use. You want to add a category? This is going to be food, and it's gonna be a painting. Then you select your file. So my file is on my desktop and it is called fruit zipper open, and it says it's ready. So once it's ready, it ask you to set your selling price. The first thing it's gonna upload is as artwork for sale. So that's the prince. That's the canvas, and they want you to make a little profit of If it's art, you get to choose your own profit. A lot of the other products come with built in profit. So I'm just gonna say, Let's see my small one is going to be $2. That was a mini My medium one is going to be $4. Small medium is $6. Am I large to me? $ thes air, just random prices to get us started. Just get it up there. Then, if you want to do some research, compare yourself to others. See how things are selling, You can always go back and change it. So I hit the publish button. We wait for it to publish, then pretty quickly it comes in. Now, this is in a square format. That's a thumb. Now, if you upload your art, it will put your art the size. Or Artis, don't worry about that some now. So since I know I want to make a silver platter pouch and that's what I've been planning for, I scroll down here to it says laptop and IPad skins at the end. It says carry all pouches. So it says, please select the file. That is 4600 by 3000. I planned ahead, so mine is already done. So I'm gonna select the same file, okay? And it uploads. And in a jiffy, it shows up now on the screen, it gives you that great picture of what it's gonna look like on a on a, um, IPad skin gets nice and large. I love that. So get ready. You, uh, now I'm gonna go back to my store. I'm going to see what it looks like on the carry. All pouches there it iss Nazi fruit candy carry all pouch. Now the proportions are a little different, so I'm going to be really careful to check my borders. When I painted this, I paid extra wide borders on here because I knew things could get resized a little bit and cut off unfolded around the edges and stone, so if it's on a small, that's a little bit square. But since I left those borders, it does seem to fit. If it's on the large, I think that's the one I want to order. It looks like it's fitting pretty well, so that's just planning ahead. Otherwise, you could maybe go back into photo shop and crop it a little bit more adjusted. You could delete it right here, but you really don't want to have to go through that whole process of all your keywords again. So just hit this edit button, and if I hit that I have the choice of or if you hover over it, I guess you have the choice of going back in and selecting a new file or changing your keywords or something like that. Then all you have to dio is just click buy and then sell it. Send it, Teoh, and you'll get great, more, more great products. And you can put your zipper case. You can get all your notebooks you made and all your pencils you've collected on all your art supplies. Put him in that case, and it really completes the cycle and starts it all over your ready to go out and make more art inspired by the art on your new zipper case pouch.

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Ratings and Reviews

Lt. Cmnd. Data

This fun course is perfect for the beginner that wants to learn how to draw with pencil. Cleo had lots of great tips and techniques that are easy to employ and you can get started with whatever supplies you have around the house (back of the envelope and a #2 pencil..). It is great to have more fuel for my creative habit!


I thought this course was great! Cleo broke down the fundamentals of drawing in a way that was easy to understand. I was particularly impressed by the different tracing paper techniques and using the pencil as a measuring tool. After taking this class I can now look at drawings and identify the techniques that were used to accomplish them and that's an awesome feeling :)


This class is fantastic for getting you off and running for a daily practice of drawing and DIY exhibition. The range of techniques that Cleo goes over are easy to follow and enable you to create something that has potential! I am inspired to apply what I have learn in this class right away. I primarily work in the digital space, so spending time developing analog skills with an experienced instructor has been so valuable for me and my work. And as a side note, I loved focusing on everyday things (keys, scissors, etc.) and bringing out the character and beauty of those objects in our drawings.

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