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$50 for novel cover art. Must submitted by 11/12 at 3pm CST

:iconarchie0072011:
archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I will pay $50 via paypal for cover art for my new novel. Please use the links at the bottom of this page for examples and provide your artist rendition of the scene in the pictures. It should be like someone just cleared the treeline and sees the tree with the lake and sky filling the majority of the background.

Dark, emotional, ominous, all a plus, but I am open to your interpretation.

A sketch will determine who I select, but the final work MUST be done in color, to specifications provided so that it will fit the cover template. It must all be done within a week, so promptness in response to this post with your sample is a plus.

Submissions later than 3pm CST on Monday, November 12th WILL NOT be considered.

None of these terms are negotiable. Send your sketch to archie0072011@hotmail.com

The greater the detail in the sketch, the greater weight your submission will have.


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:iconmichaelsyrigos:
MichaelSyrigos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Forget about this guy, maybe shoves his head up the cow's rear end before he decides to buy the meat.

It's the artists we should be coaching to not be exploited this way.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're asking people to do work for you without getting paid. That's not the proper way to conduct business.
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heavycat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a contest. Projects forum is that way --->
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DigitalMake Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello,
i am interested in the job offered.
will like to introduce myself , i am a professional digital artist ,
I am currently working as fulltime freelance digital artist here as i have
just lost my job. i hope i can earn some little amount from here till i get
a new job. please support me by commission me. thank you.

I am holding a promotion of 3 artwork and you will get a free one on any of the catalog.

The following is the example of work i have done latest.








This is the Video Reviews of my latest commissioner.

[link]
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Please contact me at digitalmake@hotmail.com or note me here for more detail of my service.
THANK YOU.

Regards,
DIGITALMAKE
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:iconmoofactory:
moofactory Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
y u n read
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:iconarchie0072011:
archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
the position has been filled
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:iconlucidcreations:
LucidCreations Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Portfolios are to determine who to select, not free sketches. If you don't like what you see in a portfolio, don't hire an artist. If you do, then you invest in getting what you want out of that artist.

Imagine if we had to do a free sketch for every client - we'd lose thousands of dollars' worth of time doing that when they could simply look at what we've already done.

Aside from the fact that your 50$ price is low for something you're potentially going to make money off of and the typical price for a book cover is 250$+, asking for a free sketch on top of that price is pretty nuts. :/

Do you ask a hooker for a free "test run" before you hire her for sex? Or do you pick her based on how she looks? ;)
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archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
doesn't matter, while you got upset, someone sent me a sketch i like. this isn't up for debate
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:iconodomi2:
Odomi2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nobodyīs upset. But itīs true that for a person that gets the job, there can be from 10 to 100 who donīt. What makes from 10 to 100 useless works, a big loss of time.
I donīt see the point of making a sketch if you arenīt considering me, nor even know my work.
That really sounds like a contest.
You filled the position... well both the artist and you were lucky, but this is not how it uses to be.
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LucidCreations Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not upset. If I got upset over every cheap ass coming into these forums asking for way too much for way too little, my hair would be grey and I'd be taking blood pressure medication.

Actually, I'd probably be the Hulk. And then I probably wouldn't draw for a living, I would SMASH. :)

Just trying to help educate some people. Whether it works or not is up to the thickness of skulls.
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LordFreeza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had a few like this too I would rather work with the one who hires me based on my skill and I can do the work and show results, I have been noticing more and more of them are asking for free spec work, the last guy and I ask gave him a contract to sign and instead he altered it, to make it look like he signed it while my signature was gone and then asked for the work in progress with out a down payment, even though I ever gave him an invoice I mentioned he must respect the agreement and sign his copy to return to me which he failed to do.

It's tough.
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LucasOfTheArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's because they keep coming back with new accounts each time. You can see how he argues which shows he's not new to deviantart at all. lol What I mean imagine joining the website still all fresh and new and start fighting people because they're trying to point out certain things how the website works. Any sane person would think about it which means this guy ain't new.
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:iconlordfreeza:
LordFreeza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You know whats worse is the ones here already are selling them selves short all the time making some think we accept low pay too. It's sucks.
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Leorica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd happily apply if you asked for samples of similar previous work.
But asking for free sketches before deciding on what you want is not fair for the artists involved.
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archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
then feel no need to submit
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:iconfriendlyhand:
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I meant to write: "You can contact a moderator here: [link] or here: [link] to move your thread to the Projects section for you"
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archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
thanks
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:iconfriendlyhand:
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,

Asking multiple people to submit custom sketches so you can pick one person to pay is a contest, so it belongs in the Projects section. You can contact a moderator here: [link] or here: [link]

Experienced artists will generally avoid this type of contest because clients who ask for free tryout sketches often just walk away with the sketches and don't pay anyone.
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archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
sketch, dotted line tracing, whatever. i'm not going to pay for anything until i know what you can do with the project. i could just as easily say the same thing. if i pay, you could walk away...
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weremole Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Digital Artist
That is why artists have portfolios. You look at it, and go "does this person fit what I'm looking for?" and then you either hire or not hire the person. Then you should sign a contract, which is legally binding for BOTH parties. If you don't want to make a contract you can discuss things among eachother and iterate the sketch until you have something that works for you. You or your artist can also go separate ways and no harm is done. You can set up a thread again. Money wise either half to start and half upon completion or something like that.

It's a gig, you're a client and neither party are scary inhuman beasts.
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archie0072011 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
debatable
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:iconweremole:
weremole Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Sometimes people in both directions can be assholes. But that happens in every part of life. Which is why there are contracts.
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