Getting Connected- Crowd Funding

as part of getting connected i tried to set up a kickstarter account to better understand the process and the possibilities that this site offers. i was surprised to learn that the site currently does not permit the isle of man as a crown dependency from running on its site


following this i looked at creating a brand/ logo for each of my sites so that if a client had used one and discovered another that they would instantly identify it as mine and may be more inclined to look through the site, having seen my other workPicture5

since my initial focus when getting connected was animation i chose to show a selection of my animated characters and pieces in the banner.  since my focus has now shifted to 2D art i will have to change my banner, and will do so when i have completed editing the into pieces for my YouTubePicture7


since Kickstarter does not work from the Isle Of Man i have opted to go for Etsy as the next viable and most appropriate site with which to sell my work whist i use Facebook to promote and link my pieces.  since setting up the facebook account i have learned that this is one of the best ways to link my YouTube account through my blog. this facility was not possible without having each of the sites set up and linked. this ment that though i had produced earlier animation pieces they were not available to view on my blog till now

Facebook has since trebled the number of people viewing my work and has helped my update my understanding of my audience.


Getting Connected-Facebook as a promotion tool


Tanya Anderson from lovely greens gave a talk on her own experiences

she highlighted that she had two site,

her own

and Face book

she pointed out that the Facebook site led many of her new clients to her site and updated her existing clients on new products that she had available.  she also pointed out the importance of the statistic of each site in following trends and being adaptable to keep her product relevant and salable.

this information has proved invaluable as following the statistics on my blog has highlighted the areas of my working practise that has produced the most interest.

it should allow me the opportunity to keep my work available and sellable.

Photography-Experimenting with Environment

taking a few photographs during a foggy night and experiment with the set filters on my computer i generated these images. i believe some can be edited further perhaps enlarge or indeed reduced to create fascinating photographic presentation that when framed my  produce a saleable outcome.  by placing one or more of these on a crowd funding website would allow  prospective clients to show their interest in the pieces allow me a oppotunity to assess by means of their ficical appreciation to measure the success of each piece.

Zine-Animation 3D character

img_3825img_3826img_3827By making a wire frame with electrical wire, surrounding it with foam and then sewing the body by hand. I was able to make this version of my yeti character, which unlike the Fimo versions is fully animatronics though i need to find new “eyes” when im next at uni. This process is fascinating and challenging.  if time allows and i have completed some of my other intended projects i will revisit this practice again.  the outcome is interesting and will be a good way to produce animated characters that i can show to either prospective investors on a crowd funding web site such as Kickstarter or Patreon. or a prospective animation employer.img_3828