|So again, this is the final piece. |
Since the client didn't finish paying for the piece, the rights still belong to me (there were no original characters, and I came up with the concept).
Once this piece was done, I put it on the print on demand site Cafe Press, and it has been making me passive money pretty consistently ever since.
People bought it a lot on teeshirts at first, but I see more sales on stickers and prints on Cafe Press these days.
I also make prints that I sell when I do shows, and sometimes people ask me to do commissions specifically based on this image (so showing it to you is not an accident).
So what started out as a failed teeshirt project became a modest passive income stream.
I made lemonade from the lemons, or whatever.