New to the art game, would love your help.

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PrintNoob87
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Fri May 29, 2015 10:38 am

whl10 wrote:Image

buy something by IK = creativity levels soar
Should also consider acquiring some peyote to go with it if possible.
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Fri May 29, 2015 10:45 am

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Fri May 29, 2015 10:53 am

Hey Edo, based on your intro and present collection, it looks like you have the right idea.

My best piece of advice is to periodically reflect upon but otherwise generally ignore other people's opinions here. It's like anything else in life; people tend to run in herds. Don't follow the herds - trust your own judgment and taste, and go wherever it takes you.
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Fri May 29, 2015 10:58 am

"There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc. Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard."
~ Mark Twain, 1896
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Fri May 29, 2015 10:59 am

^^ nice quotage!
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IronBott
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:11 am

Ill tell you what people told me when I joined.

Dont believe the hype. Buy what you like and what you need to decorate your walls the way you want it. Dont think like it was an investment and everything will be good.
And no you dont need a bot, just patience and good timings.

And by following every release on site like 411posters and others, you'll develop your tastes seeing whats out there.
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:15 am

charter wrote:Bots, turds that post mouth diarrhea, turds that camp 4 days out, and turds that think their instaflip is worth $5000 in trade value have ruined this hobby for me. It's not fun anymore.

My advice...don't listen to anyone here except for mcnail and danieldanger.
and yet here you are
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:15 am

rerocustom1989 wrote:I'm gonnaaaaaa disregard the post-body and just go off the title:
  • You're never going to get what you want without a bot. Start writing one.
    Also, people around here will just think you're somebody's alt if you go against the grain.
Regarding the post body:
Daniel Danger tends to make darker colored prints, but I find some of them to be rather dream-like. He also seems pretty knowledgable about how to render his work with silkscreening. (and it shows) Wish he would post more about it honestly.
Laurent Durieux has a fantastic cross-hatch half-tone style and is strutting his stuff in a retro travel-poster series that's ongoing atm.
Olly Moss helped shoot Mondo into popularity with his pop-culture pieces. I would describe his work as "deceptively simple". Usually the longer you look the more you find.
Kevin Tong tends to use great metallic inks in his work. They're not something that show up in JPEGs of the work, only sometimes in photos. I suppose Horkey is the same way!
OK. Whose alt is this?
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:24 am

Im also relatively new here. I began by wanting a single poster. ( Bertmer - Swamp Thing - Variant )
Once I found it, I found about 100 other things I liked. I don't give a crap about "Flipability or "Investments"
Although, it is nice knowing that some posters are worth more now than when you first purchased them. :wink:

If you find a certain artist that you like, subscribe to their dedicated thread, then youll be updated when new stuff comes out.

Edit: The artists you said you were interested in are the "Cream of the Crop" IMO.
If you cant score one of their posters on the drop, get ready for some carnage on the secondary market.
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:26 am

whl10 wrote:
charter wrote:Bots, turds that post mouth diarrhea, turds that camp 4 days out, and turds that think their instaflip is worth $5000 in trade value have ruined this hobby for me. It's not fun anymore.

My advice...don't listen to anyone here except for mcnail and danieldanger.
and yet here you are
I have to sell off. You want anything?
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:37 am

The other bit of advice is that collecting is a habit. Be mindful of your purchases and enjoy each piece you have.
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:44 am

My advice is go to a show. It's awesome to met the artist, make friends, and experience the gallery viewing. That's where I enjoyed this hobby the most. I'll still try and catch a show a year even though I'm backing down. Make it a vacation and not a job opportunity.
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:51 am

you will think you're all about one thing one minute, and then stumble upon other artists you didn't even know existed. manage those finances and have fun with the ppl on here. read sidewaysscott's sig and that'll get you off on the right foot too!
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:57 am

Awesome stuff boys. I especially enjoy the bitter old timers posts.
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Fri May 29, 2015 11:58 am

First tip is to ignore ANYTHING rerocustom1989 says.

My only other thing is to be mindful of spending. It's easy to get caught up in hype and feeling like you need a particular piece. If that happens a few times a month you could easily blow a lot of money so try to be as objective as possible. Just take it easy and enjoy the hobby for what it is.

Welcome! :pint:
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