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For a while now, I have been entertaining the idea of starting a home rendering business, but never knew quite how to approach it. Very recently, I had the idea of marketing this service directly to realtors, who may offer home renderings as gifts to their clients at home closings. As I see it there could potentially be a very high demand for good quality renderings in his kind of market, and even national sales ability if I use the internet as a sales tool. Over the weekend I spoke to my neighbor Ann King, who is a top-notch realtor with Prestige Properties. She was very encouraging of this idea.
Currently, I am developing a group of rendering types and a price structure. I will offer both watercolor and pen & ink renderings. Perhaps other types in the future. I am in the process of developing samples of the watercolor renderings, but recently I came across this pen which will serve as my model (at least technically) for my pen & ink home renderings.
My plan is to market to realtors, have a web presence marketing through Craiglist, and maybe Ebay, Overstock, or other art auction sites. Hopefully, I will be able to get a secondary market as well, of referrals from the realtor's clients who received the renderings.
I will be creating a website with samples, prices, and a way for people to order. Until then, you can Contact me to discuss.
P.S. This style of drawing comes directly from my training as an architect. I realize that it's quite a different style of drawing from my chosen style of expressive artwork. But, as Andy Warhol would say, an artist doesn't have to be just one thing. Picasso could draw in a very detailed "tradtional" style. But it's not what his soul was crying out for ultimately.
I actually enjoy both styles of drawings. For me they each provide very different personal benefits that the other does not. So I think I can have the best of both worlds this way. In the meantime, it would be really nice to get paid to do it.
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