I don't think the country really matters - I think exotic sounding places would sell better anyway. When I say I'm from South Africa people feel like their helping out the third world.
People in my country just don't appreciate art unless it's oil or watercolor paintings. They have a mental block when it comes to that. I sell my originals (A3) for the equivalent of 50 pounds and you should see people's reactions to that - you'd swear I called their kids ugly or something. No one cares how much skill is involved or how long it takes to draw a piece and the people who do are usually fellow starving artists!
The only way to make money out of this is to do exhibitions and get commission work.
I think many think my country is third world country. If that's so, why don't they start helping already? I don't know, I think it wasn't me who came up with this country thing, I think someone else mentioned this to me as possible reason.
It's like that everywhere. Painting or it's not art, no value. I'd probably get $20 for a fully detailed A4. I can imagine what would they think if I tried to sell it for $100 and also said that's actually still cheap compared to prices some other people charge for the exactly same thing, or I even have examples for a 3few lines on a paper" for $100+. And people actually buy that for that price. People buy all kinds of things for all kinds of prices that are just shocking, incomprehensible to you.
Yeah, but if you can't and watch all this people around you who do just fine or really good selling only originals and you for some reason can't and just ask why.