While I agree with you (no pro is going to sign on for that amount anyhow), but it is better than getting paid nothing (I've been a professional for almost 18 years and people still ask me to work for free). There's plenty of students and hobbyists out there that would be quite happy to get a little money and see their work published.
Yep I'm aware of that but it's like a dead end. Student will work for 'almost free' then he's published and then...nothing. He wont be flooded with job offers after being published this once, he wont be flooded even when he would be published several times. What only goes after that is destruction of market, it just create bad habit in potential job providers to think they can have art made for pizza money. Is it better to work for 20-50? Maybe yes but do we have to agree about being ripped off? isn't it better to work for proper money? Making art is not making pizza, I wonder when people will realize that they and their work are worth more.
For 25-50 i got a caracter with weapons, background and a lot of elements like, color effect, caracter design, background, light and shadows...
I only ask for a sheet of simples items which will be not more than 10cm long for the biggest! No backgrounds, no long ressearch, simples colors, no ligth heavy light effect( like magic). Just static weapons!
I know there are a lot of stuff, but they are no big elements, no global creations (take an history book and you got your design).
Can you understand ?
If you read a bit more about my project you will see i can not pay a lot. If you are looking for a big company look somewhere else ! I don't want to loose my time and yours.