I’ve already made a paypal and I’m fixing up some previews. Anyone know how I can go about it?
- Make a journal/entry with your prices. Use examples to what sort of art you’re willing to draw for how much.
- Make sure to state what your rules are/what you will and will not…
This entire site is allergic to jokes.You can’t even make a chicken crosses the road joke without someone screaming about how chickens are oppressed.
A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.
All of these things.
Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.
Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.
Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.
All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!) If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).
Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.
also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.
this should probably be something that’s said, since I saw a post earlier this week about how “as an artist, you should never put down your own work with this list of negative buzz words:” and on that list was included the term “SKETCH”
Often people yell at me when I call my…
"HE RUINS MY SCHEMES!"
"HE ESCAPES MY TRAPS!"
"And he helps… NICE PEOPLE!"
Yet another encore of Animation’s Sexiest Fat Man… on his Boxers!