So, I still have way too much time on my hands, and I want to keep doing useful, even money-making, activities. I've done some commission gigs lately, but none from DA. I've never had any luck landing commissions here, and my main theories are that I don't spend enough time here networking and stuff, I don't produce art at a consistent rate, and the commission market for lots of the stuff I do is saturated and otherwise dominated by more popular and better networked artists. Now that I'm settled into my new place (yeah, I moved, it was a bitch), and not in so much of a financial bind anymore, I can pay attention to DA a bit more.
So, I work at a tech startup as the designer/media manager. Things aren't going so hot, so funding for my position runs out in a couple months, reducing me from full-time staff to an as-needed contractor. This means I'm off looking for a new job.
Of course, I'm very concerned about finances. Even though I have decent time buffer, in this economy, you never know. I'd like to have as much buffer as possible, so I'm seriously ramping up commission efforts here and elsewhere.
First, I'd like to ask you guys what type of art you'd be most interested/able to buy, not just from me, but in general. For example, would you be more interested in
...Actually it's pretty damn easy. Just request critique in your artist's comments. Use < h1 >< /h1 > tags around your "critique requested" note (sans spaces, of course) if you want it to be extra visible.
When I first joined dA, there was a nice little check box on the art submission page that you could check off if you wanted to encourage critique. I always checked it. A nice 'Easy Button' for requesting critique. Those were the days. But later on, that nice little item was replaced with the Premium-Only Critique Request Feature thing. A new, special (or speshul) platform was created to request and deliver critiqu