Thank you for your reply, We would like to know if it's possible, that you could produce a little example (just a small part of the logo so we won't be able to use it). The logo should have a black background, neon-green letters, with green / gray / yellowgreen smoke around it. Should look really cool. The Text should be: ' Resurrection ' . If u use a premade font or create a cool looking own one is up to u. It's for a Guild in an Online Game. We are on a pretty high level, and it should look as awesome as we are .
Please send a rough example in your email so we can see ur skills thx ( Use Watermark or sth. like that so we can't use the picture without payment)
Not paying up front is an acceptable practice if you don't know the artist, as long as you guarantee that they will be payed for their effortlater. But if you expect people to make free samples before you decide on an artist - that's unacceptable.
Respect the artists. You need their services, while they can take their business elsewhere.
Most logo artists already have plenty of examples in their galleries. That should be more than enough for you to get an idea of their skill. No offense, but making people work on logos that they may not get paid for, is only helping yourself look shifty. Just saying..