How does it affect interest/price when there is no "one of a kind" factor?
I think that depends on your skill level, I've only been drawing digitally for 4 years before that I sold drawings in INK+lead (tattoo studios)
& paintings in watercolor for around 15 years (commissioned portraits)
but in just the 4 years drawing digitally I've made more money.
I learned when you sell an original for top dollar but then sell prints made from that original that you have effectively "ripped off" the person you sold the piece to.
How does that work with digital art?
Where did you learn this Susan?
it's not true, even after you've sold an original piece to someone YOU own the copyright on it, only YOU can make copies and sell them and they have no rights to do that or to ask you not to.
In fact as the creator you can sell them reproduction rights, or a licence to print.
I have friends who've made more money from selling the copyright retaining license on the picture than the picture itself lol ..but that may stop you reproducing it without their permission.
(if you were suggesting selling off 1 off prints as originals over and over again - I agree thats immoral)
The reason I am curious is I have considered trying my hand at digital art. I have made memes that include some artwork in them. Thinking of branching out.
I think thats a fantastic idea!
digital art's helped me evolve my watercolor painting skills to new levels
you wouldn't think it but many of the aspects, techniques and skills you learn on screen will totally pass over to painting in things like, color mixing, contrasts, compositions & depth of fields!
I choose to paint digitally now because my screen is 55 inches, thats an infinite amount of canvas's for FREE
saving me Ģ30 each time I pick up my tablet