Hey, any thing I offer is always up for negotiations nothing's is set in stone. Again I apologize for the thread. Saying my offer is not serious is a downgrade. If anyone does not like my offer and don't want to negotiate a more profitable deal then don't respond to my thread its as simple as that. And btw layers do work for free sometimes, I think they call it pro bono.
Can anyone tell me how to contact the mod so I can have this thread removed? These comments are becoming redundant.
Actually, yes, it is the same thing. As a fellow illustrator, I would think you would understand why this is not a serious offer. I've done work for no pay in the past, and it has in no way whatsoever advanced my career beyond the fact that I added an extra illustration or two to my portfolio, which I could have done on my own anyways. There is no guarantee of exposure and even if there were, you should still offer some sort of payment. Even though you're asking for work that is relatively simple, it still takes skill. That skill should be properly compensated. Now, if you were to offer a permanent paying position for future project, or at least royalties, or if the book was being published by a major company, then I could see that as a more serious offer. I'm not trying to degrade your project (for all I know if could be the greatest thing ever), but your offer is not very great. Good luck.
Let me just say this and I'm done. Check out our website all the books we have done for the past three years are 70 percent was done by great artist that had a passion for their work and did it for comp copies not monetary payments so yes it is a great offer. Our site was design and maintained free of charge. Sorry if you can't see past money but some of us do love art and I have done it for free myself a time or two. Www.twilightstarstudios.com tell me we ain't serious!
Like I said, I'm not degrading your project. I'm sure you do in fact operate a serious company and produce good work. I'm not going to go to your website because regardless of how your company operates as a whole, this particular offer is not a serious one. Yes, a lot of people produce art for the sake of producing art, myself included. But at the same time, bills have to be paid and you can't do that simply by potential word of mouth. I'm tired of people thinking that they are offering something "great" when in fact they are not. There is potential to what you're asking for, yes. But if it's so great, why don't you pay for the work upfront as a work-for-hire agreement and then recoup all the back end profits entirely for yourself? There's a lot of people who would probably do this work for very very cheap. If you cannot offer even a small payment, it looks unprepared and unprofessional.