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Christopher Munoz
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Long Island, New York
Age: 18
Favorite genre of music: Cinematic Orchestral
Operating System: Windows 7
Favorite drawing program: Paint tool Sai

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Frank-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Pustulio. :D
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farahin001 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Clap 
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MoonieStarSky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy b-day! :D :cake:
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mister-games Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday :D
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aramintaXkazemaru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, are you going to be going to BronyCon again this summer? :D I just found out that I'm going to vendor an Artist Alley table for the first time!
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Pustulioooooo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I'll be going this year. It has gotten a bit too expensive for me now and with college coming up soon, I don't really have the time for it. :(

But congratulations on being accepted as a vendor! I heard it was really tough to get in this year. I believe you'll do great! :D

If you want, here's a document with some general, but very helpful, convention vendor tips- docs.google.com/document/edit?…

Also for table set up, I recommend using these storage cube panel things- amzn.com/B007ELALZC

Along with some cable ties for more stability- amzn.com/B0002GX1XA

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :)
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aramintaXkazemaru Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Sorry it took so long to get back to you! ^^; (I got sick, then work and school piled up, and excuse, excuse, excuse. "OTL)

But THANK YOU SO MUCH for your recommendations! I was actually gonna ask if you had some suggestions on what would be helpful. These are great! I'm definitely gonna get them. They'll be perfect for my little wooly friends. ^_^

I'm actually going to be sharing the table with my friend :iconjayparmesan: who will be selling prints, and I wanted to know how you had them made, or whatever you think is cheapest/highest quality. He basically has no direction on how to make them.

Any chance you might be going to Ponycon then, since it's more local for you? Regardless, I wish you good luck with college! :)
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Pustulioooooo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need to be sorry! I'm glad you found the recommendations helpful! And Thank You, I've decided on going to Stony Brook University! :D

Sadly though, I don't think I'll be going to Ponycon either. I've mostly lost interest in mlp, so pony conventions aren't really something I want to go to anymore.  :(

But that doesn't mean all conventions! So other local conventions like NY Comic-Con are still a possibility! :)

And for your friend, I recommend going to Staples (or Kinkos) to get them printed. It's pretty cheap if you work with the exact paper/poster sizes they carry and the quality is great! You usually have a choice of printing in glossy or matte paper. If you have a lot of vibrant colors (which is expected with printing mlp) then I recommend printing in glossy. But since it's relatively cheap, it wouldn't hurt to test both paper types to see which one's more appealing. And most importantly, talk with the employee(s) who oversee the printing services, they can most likely answer any question you may have and save you a lot of money if you're doing something wrong.  Also have some more advice! :)

Digital art advice,
- Work in 300dpi  
- Work in exact paper dimensions
- Save your artwork as a PDF when it's done and ready for printing!
- Don't save as JPEGs and especially PNGs because they can sometimes printout horribly!

Sales advice (Some can apply to both of you),
- Don't underestimate the price of your artwork! An 8.5 x 11 print is not worth $5, it's worth at least $10.
- Don't overestimate sales, con attendance sometimes does not correlate with sales
* BRING CHANGE!
- 25 prints of a single artwork is a safe amount. 30-50 prints is a good range if you're confident a piece of art will sell well.
- Don't put strange prices (examples: $7 or $11) on your main products, keep it strict (examples: $5 or $10) or else your change box will suffer.
- Little items like postcards or magnets can have strange prices 
- Appeal to people who like buying groups of prints, make group bundles that cost cheaper. (example: Mane 6 bundle! A 60 dollar price only 40 dollars!)
* The ponies that sold the most in my experiences have been Octavia, Vinyl Scratch, and Princess Luna. So I recommend you make some stuff with them.
* Appeal to debit and credit card owners! Order a free square device for your phone or tablet! squareup.com/

Commission advice (if he's doing commissions),
- Like I said previously, don't underestimate the price of your skills! If you price yourself too low, you will be overwhelmed with commissions and not have a lot of money earned to make up for it.
- You can have strange prices for your commissions.
- Set a limit for how many commissions you can take. You don't want to burn yourself out.
- When writing down commissions, always write down the type of commission, the email of the commissioner, and the description of the commission.
- When getting an OC commission, always make sure you get an image reference of the OC or at the very least a detailed description of it.
- Charge extra for drawing more than one more pony/creature.
- People love on-the-spot sketches, so, if you're comfortable with doing that, go for it! Just bring a notebook with easily detachable paper.
- A reasonable price for sketches (traditional and digital) is $5
- Offer different levels of commissions (examples: Line-art, Solid color, Shaded, etc) with an increasing price with each level. (Your work time is valuable) 

I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, ask away!
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HarmonyStar-v2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Happy Birthday! :iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
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Meg-Pony Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it came back.
I asked, "why?"
The angel said, "angels don't watch over angels."
Twenty one angels are IN your world.
Ten of them are sleeping, Ten are playing, one is reading this message.
Send this to ten friends including me.
I guess if I don't get it back I'm not one of them. As soon as you get five replies someone you love will quietly surprise you.
Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says it's over. A blessing is coming your way. If you believe in God send this message on. Please don't ignore it. You are being tested. God is going to fix two things BIG tonight in your favor. DROP everything and pass it on. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't break this chain. Send this to 14 friends in 10 minutes. It's not that hard
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