Making money from creating fantasy art is easier said than done. It takes a creative individual to create some good fantasy art, whether that is a painting or a drawing or a special fantasy comic book or graphic novel. Fantasy art is a highly popular artistic medium that has been around for a long while, over a couple of hundred years I suppose and there have been many artists over those years creating some stunning pieces of work to inspire.
Typically creating some worlds and scenes in a drawing or painting takes some good solid draft work, but it is achievable with having a self belief in your own art and believing it can sell, if you can match the quality of other fantasy artists you admire, then sure selling your own art would be fantastic. Making money with your fantasy art can be done in other ways, with selling wallpapers or screen savers online, these are the screens that can appear when you leave your computer ideal for a certain amount of time. Wallpapers are photos or illustrations that display on a persons computer desk top and this is the first image they would see when they switch on their computer.
Clip art would be the next one, as clip art has advanced over the years from the early pixellated versions of Microsoft Paint clip art as many are created now with Photoshop or some advanced art software like Gimp, they really make things much simpler in the design and certainly more smoother, although they do take time to learn, but they are very worth it.
If you have some reasonable talent in the style that you draw and create your own art, then you could consider selling courses and tutorials which others would benefit from, maybe students or artists who are just interested in the art style that you draw and even the stuff that you draw. You could start off with basic drawing tutorials that get advanced at a later stage or you could show people how to draw specific things, like tattoo art, comic book art, portraits etc. There are endless possibilities!
Whenever you may hear online about making money, you might find that most stuff online is just for these site owners to make money and they present money making products that sound good and that they may work to some degree, but not overnight or within a week like the products sales copy suggests. So with this in mind, you need to be making your own corner of the business world, creating your own line of products that you will use as evidence that you are serious about this as a viable business.
But among the obvious ways to make money with your art, there are others that require a certan amount of pushyness that will help to get your foot in a few industries, like games development and other Illustration based concept environments. An art portfolio is needed to show your best fantasy artwork and present it in a way that will show your capabilities as a fantasy artist/illustrator, bear in mind that the creative industries are very competitive, so you have to think of ideas to stick out of the crowd and either get employment in creating art or making money with your art directly.
Next time when you begin drawing, have a little think about the possibilities of marketing your artwork, who would buy it? think, what would your art best suit?, what genres? and what styles?
Always think ahead of your artistic creations and try and categorize them into manageable earning entities that create many strands of income on their own.
Go on, make money with your fantasy art!