Category Archives: Advice on Business

Selina often gets asked about her career as an artist, and what advice she has for others interested in pursuing their creative dreams. Below are a few posts by Selina with advice on running an art business, licensing, general business advice and art career guidance.

Self Publishing- Why I did it, how I did it, and how you can too.

Since I released Memory’s Wake, I’ve had an influx of people contacting me interested in self publishing. They want to know what my experiences have been, how I did it, and most importantly, can, or should, they do it themselves. The opportunities for Self publishing are really exciting right now, thanks to new printing methods […]

Starting at the Bottom

I still remember when I first put my art in an online gallery. I was fourteen years old and the whole “internet” thing wasn’t as big back then. Elfwood was already around though, and as a timid amateur artist, I posted the minimum amount of art that was required to actually be eligible for a gallery. […]

Ask Selina- Starting Out as an Artist

“For an artist just starting out how would you suggest they get their work out there?” This is a question I get asked a lot, and it’s a really tricky one to answer because of one major factor- things are very different now from when I was first starting out. My second disclaimer is that […]

Ask Selina- New to Art Licensing, Help!

Hi selina, Firstly sorry for bothering you i know your probably very busy but i was wondering if you could give me some advice. Someone has approached me about licensing some of my artwork,the site is called “XXXX” and sells digital XXXX The thing is i have never licensed anything before and have no clue […]

Work Efficiency- Tips to save time as your business grows.

There are lots of tips and tutorials on the internet about how to begin your career as an artist. Being self employed is the dream of many artists, but what happens when you reach that point? What happens when suddenly demand for your art exceeds your ability to meet it? Suddenly you’re in business, real […]

Advanced Licensing Advice

DISCLAIMER!! I’m not a legal professional. The advice posted below is based on my own experiences on licensing and is not meant to be a replacement for proper legal advice for dealing with contracts. Advanced Licensing for Visual Artists It’s a sorry state of things when there are very few artists out there who could […]