Thanks! The guide looks like it contains great promise (though the link was broken D: so I just Googled it ) I thank you for sharing such a thing with me, and hope that you becomes a great commissioner as well
Also, your English is pretty solid! Then again, I'm not one to pick on others just because they left out a comma or something; I am not a grammer nazi
Sorry, about that, I didn't copy the link properly, haha. My bad
Thanks! I hope you become a great commissioner too! I saw your gallery, and I can certainly say that you sure can check off the minimum "requirements" to start doing commissions. Your pieces are awesome.
Thanks! Means a lot to hear someone (rather in this case, see, can't hear computer words xP) say that about my art Your art is very great as well! (I think you're more than capable to do some great character commissions!) Don't mind if I +watch you, do you? Hope not xP
I've contempled the idea lately, as I started to draw way more frequently this last months I think I'll start doing some commissions in the near future! but first I'll practice a little to get more conffident about it
Thanks for the compliment! And you're very welcome!
Hope you get lots of commisions and have fun while doing them!
To promote yourself, there are a bunch of groups here on DA for people offering commissions, so you could join those. I find that the best way to find work is to network with people (online and at conventions or fairs) and just generally be friendly and open. I notice that the people with the most work are the most social and most involved with other artists and art appreciators, even if their work isn't that great.
The long short of it is if people aren't already asking you, you aren't ready.
Put up a notice that you're willing to do them, and that's pretty much all you can do that isn't joining the teeming horde of people in your shoes. Posting in Job Services can't hurt, but you're basically fighting over pennies, since most people in there are advertising 'working' for dollars at a time. Hone your craft, decide how serious about art as a career you are, and go from there. If this is something you want to pursue long term, forget about commissions for now unless you are approached about them, and spend as much time as you can doing studies and seeing what the pros in the field you want to go into are doing.
There just isn't any money in dredging around for commissions for low to mid tier artists anymore (I don't know that there ever really was.) Too many people in that tier are willing to work for free or so cheap it isn't even worth it. You basically have to do the same to compete.
"The long short of it is if people aren't already asking you, you aren't ready."
Sorry, but that's probably the most il-logical thing about your post; that's like saying if girls aren't coming up to ask you out, then you aren't ready to date My art may not be DAILY DEVIATION worth, but it's still worth something, and I put time and effort into it; what more do people need? (it doesn't look like someone made it in MS paint either).
The whole, no money for the mid tier artist and me working for free, is probably the one that rings the most true. Kinda sad it is.
Thanks for the reply, but I am starting to think it's all in the marketing, because I've seen some artist (that aren't really all above my level) get SOME income from their art and commisions. There's always a way, and for the time being I am going to stay as postivite as I possibly can.
plus, I don't really want art to be my "career." I consider it just a hobby.