As most of you know from my past blog announcements, I am now offering clothing items featuring my artwork in my Etsy shop. I had also mentioned that it would take me some time to get all the items posted because I needed to make mock up designs for all of them and then get them all added to the shop.
Well…… I am excited to say that there are now close to 30 shirts available!!
Each shirt is listed as a unisex t-shirt available in S- XL. As the artist, I also chose the color shirt that I felt coincides and brings out the art piece best. This was a lot of work as I would create a mock up to be sure I liked the color and then if it wasn’t good enough would keep creating mock ups until I was happy with the outcome.
However, if you like the design but wish it was in a different colored shirt, style (tank top, womens fitted, long sleeve etc.) or size (youth, XS, XXL etc.) let me know! I have already customized shirts for customers. This has included making pink shirts black for men. Making them in XS Women’s Fitted style for smaller frames. I have even added the title of the art piece to one of them for a customer! Contact me through Etsy or my website to see how custom we can make one for you (based on product availability). When you rock my work I want it to be as unique as you are!
As you all know, I already have my artwork on clothing. However the items are on such sites as RedBubble and RageOn! As much as I love these sites because they are trying to help artists make a name for themselves, I don’t like the fact that I don’t have much control over the shop process (other then uploading my work etc). I also hate the fact that in order to make any money you have to mark the items up or they are already marked up to prices people can’t afford. And to make matters more frustrating you can’t cash out your earnings until you have made so much in profit which is usually a lot and takes a long time to accumulate.
And speaking of frustrating… I also hate that my customers have to go to multiple sites in order to purchase various items. I have been researching like crazy to find a legitimate and good printer who will work with me. I do all my art by hand and not with layered computer files. Almost all printers these days only want to work with graphic artists and not us artists who do things the old school way (you know.. sweat, tears, pencils and paper). However, I am happy to say that my search is over and I am officially moving forward with a printing company who has truly impressed me. My research has been intensive and this company even sent me 3 sample shirts for me to look over the quality of the garments and the printing results to assure me that my work and my customers were in good hands.
So with that, you can now purchase affordable high quality t-shirts directly from me through the Ghoulish Garments section of my Etsy Shop! No more just uploading my work to different sites and hoping whoever buys their items with my work on it gets what they hoped for. You will actually purchase the items directly through me. I then work with the printer to get the items printed and shipped out to you. It’s pretty awesome and after all the research I have been doing, I must say that I am pretty stoked about this!
I do ask that you please bare with me. I have tons of portraits and I actually have to design each shirt before I put it up in my shop. Right now there are only a couple in there but TONS more are coming! Please Favorite my shop and keep checking back for more.