200!

200th POD (Print On Demand) sale today, Dodge Durango outline on an asphalt T-shirt

It took 269 days to make my first 100 POD sales, just 47 for the second hundred – after a slow start doing better every month and learning a lot along the way. So much so that I spent most of August updating my earlier designs, evidently a phase many of us go through!

My sincere thanks as ever to everyone who has bought one of my works, very much appreciated and I hope you enjoy them 🙂

This particular design based on a Durango I owned for a couple of years in Bahrain, the perfect car for me in that place at that time, very fond memories of it

Still We Stand

My image of old pilings on the beach at Spurn Point, Yorkshire, was voted into 6th place in the Your Art Gallery “Seaside Vacation” contest

I usually stick to juried contests as I’m not willing to go pestering for votes on social media, so finishing in the top ten in a voted contest is quite gratifying (I join in the YAG contests in the hope that the exposure will bring more views of my YAG portfolio, where I have images for sale)

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Abstract exhibition

“Scratch” selected for inclusion in the London Photo Festival “Abstracts” exhibition being held at Harris+Hoole in Twickenham London for 3 months from 15 September

“We are delighted to announce the winners and exhibitors of our abstract photography competition. The standard was so high that we’ve opened up 5 more exhibition places!” – really pleased that my entry has made it into the exhibition

My image is of a vintage and well used leather covered desktop at a country manor in Norfolk; unclear what it was used for to have been marked in this way, and whether it ended up in this condition before or after being relegated to a stone outbuilding used by the servants – either way, full of character and history

Update: Exhibition photo by London Photo Festival and included here with their kind permission

Classics with colours

A departure from the monochrome pencil lines of my current classic car outline drawing project, I was playing around with ideas for Halloween and Christmas special editions based on my line drawing of a 1930s Morris 8 (which seems to lend itself to this sort of experimentation) and this is where it lead…

Not really what I had in mind but interesting enough in their own right – I especially like the way the car outlines seem to float above the background in an almost 3D effect – that I have made them available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to print-on-demand products including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

100th POD sale

Just made my 100th POD (Print On Demand) sale, a 1961 Morris Minor outline on a T-shirt

After a slow start it’s picking up nicely. Perseverance pays off! My monthly sales to date this year: 1,1,3,6,9,25,43 and so far 11 in the first 4 days of August. Mainly classic car outlines although some of my photos have sold as well. My top sites are Teepublic, Redbubble and Amazon Merch

My sincere thanks to everyone who has bought one of my works, very much appreciated and I hope you enjoy them. I’m delighted by every sale, that someone liked my work enough to pay to have it printed on clothing, wall art, phone cases and so on. You are all awesome 🙂

Thanks also for the various comments I’ve received, one from Australia sums up what my designs are about: “Simple but great, stands out to all who know the vehicle” – I deliberately don’t add any text, I let the image do the talking. I can’t respond to comments on POD sites as they are anonymous, but I do read them and hereby my thanks!

Mirror Man

“Mirror Man” – a life size mannequin in the reception area of the gym I go to for physio, taken from a low angle to make it appear bigger than it actually is – has been selected for inclusion in the Loosen Art Gallery “Mannequins and Puppets” exhibition to be held at the Millepiani in Rome this November

mosaic mirror man

YAG Curate collection

I’ve had some of my images – as a “Silver level” member limited to 10 at a time – listed on YAG (Your Art Gallery) for a while now, my “Kissing Camels” image was a Runner Up (voted into 4th place, from 80 entries) in their “Animal Kingdom” contest last year and plenty of interest in my work but no sales as yet…

Now a couple of my images – “Stripes” and “Kaleidoscope” (aka “Spectrum”) – have been selected for inclusion in the YAG Curate collection: “our new B2B service, through which we hand select and curate complementary images and offer them to buyers in sets at an affordable price point. Our customers can purchase YAG Curate sets as is, simply sizing and arranging the pieces to enhance an interior space. Or, they can customize the collections, swapping out images better suited to their style and project needs.”

I will receive commission for every sale of my images – looking forward to it!

Other line drawings

Some line drawings that aren’t cars… Leyland Titan bus, Piper Cherokee PA28, Ducati 916, Cessna C172, Kenworth W900, Honda C70 “Super Cub”

As usual all have both black line and white line versions, and are available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to print-on-demand products including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc