Sunday, September 27, 2009

ARTIST STATEMENT ON FREE DOWNLOADS

I am beginning a new blog site to offer free 8.5"x11" free downloads of many of my images including the most popular ones. They are available for you as 200 dpi resolution downloads. I create everything in 300 dpi, but downloading at that resolution would create very large files, bigger than most people want to download. I have them set up for 8.5"x11" for home printing. If you want larger sizes, or you want images on products such as t shirts and mugs, then go to my Zazzle gallery @:
http://zazzle.com/robert_coyne
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My idea in offering these free images is that you will want to have larger ones and will go to Zazzle where I make a small profit. Most of my pictures are designed to look best at poster size of 23"x34.5", but they also look good at smaller sizes. I have even made some into postage stamps which are also available on Zazzle.
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I can do custom orders. As I explain on my parent blog, many images can be done as murals; but I could design some as business card logos. The possibilities are endless. Use your imagination and let me make it real for you.
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I am offering some designs as greeting and note cards including the insides. If you want them custonized, let me know. I figure that every card you send, every print you put on a wall, is free advertising for me; so feel free to share in a non-commercial manner. You can buy envelopes to fit the card sizes at any office supply store.
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In offering these downloads, I am trying to give my art a wider exposure and give my customers free samples of my work. All rights are reserved. You may e mail images to friends and relatives or make copies for free, but that does not give you permission to reproduce for profit.
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If you think you could print and market these images for profit, contact me to make arrangements for distribution. I would be happy to arrange marketing rights or to even work for a company already marketing cards, gifts, calendars and so on. I have many ideas for future designs and continue to improve. Anyone would be better off working with me than trying to steal from me, as I am affordable. I love creating the designs and want to make them widely availale at affordable prices.
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I make my living operating a board & care home, so this is a sideline. I am, however, very productive and could fill most any design demands you might have. I would also be willing to work with other designers. I offer two tutorial blogs in which I show how to make the digital mandalas. I think this type of design is a natural outgrowth of the new digital technology and would like to promote its development and growth in general.
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I may be reached by e mail at: nightbloomingcards@gmail.com
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From there, I can give further contact information as appropriate.
ENJOY!
Bob Coyne
9/27/2009

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