Story is, i started modeling a guitar in C4D awhile back...for sheer fun and i probably had something better to do, but i pissed the hours away on my mac.
Well im one of those "its never done" people. So nonstop im tweaking it. Ive arrived at a very neat, very fictional, and physically impossible concept in the picture.
I souly beleive it will be the next big thing hevy metal fans remember, like the iron cross, bullet belt guitar slings (zak wylde) razorblade necklace (dimebag darel) bleeding brick wall (pink floyd). its jsut one of those simple, painful looking things.
Thing is, i dont have a band or any sort of connections to make it "big"
I showed it to a guy that does Tshirts as a living. (my gf got him to take a look) He loved it, and agrees it would sell, however its too photorealistic, and he is only setup for SIMPLE images (its www.systemdownclothing.com) He said if i redid it in 2D photoshop, or added his logo he'd be interested, but he wouldnt point me in the right direction for getting rights of anykind so i could possibly make a deal.. Alright whatever. Weather he was serious, or nicely rejecting, point is im not any farther (and its not the end of the world). Besides, "dumbing" it down to 2D would be a waste of my modeling time
Ive shown a few others i can trust, and they totally love it. Others who arent into hard rock look and just basically agree, yea thats something youd see in Spencers or on metal CD.
This reminds me of the scene in Forest gump, where forest makes the smiley face out of mud on the yellow T shirt and goes "Some man probably made alot of money off of that idea"
I figure once ive secured rights, then maybe redo it in the simple white outline, and in other forms.
So, ive looked into copyrighting. Not really sure HOW to do that. Most ive done is read the rules on the US copyright office website.(im reading as i type on my left monitor) Getting the rights is my first goal. Im not worried about if it DOESNT sell (yet), id like to know the whole procedure before i put any money down to protect it.
But after that, what do i do? Is there some online place kind of like Turbosquid? Only a little more in-depth with the deals and selling? And then say ive got someone interested, what happens next? etc..
This is the spot where ive hit a complete brick wall. Im sure you guys on here have experience, and id really appreciate any help. I realize its probably a longshot, but i havent had much else go right lately so i figure why not, ill never know unless i try.
Thanks in advance everyone.