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Do you prefer standard commissions or YCH? 

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52 deviants said Standard commissions
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18 deviants said Your Character Here - Flat sale
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4 deviants said Your Character Here Commissions! - Bidding

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PupSpace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I like all three, for different reasons. 

Flat-rate YCH's sell awesome and are a simple and accessible way for customer and producer to get a good result. The artist can just work out some old sketches or designs they haven't been able to figure anything to do with yet and the consumer gets easy and rather cheap artwork that is often a great character representation because they're usually a tad simpler than usual commissions. 

Bidding would be great for you and several other artists with a decent following in certain situations (holidays, sales) because the stir gets really big and people get truly excited for your work. Often the people who lose will be more considerate of buying from you later as well in this case because Gambler's Fallacies and overall excitement. 

I personally adore standard commissions, though, because the artist gets to spread their wings and experiment and has the chance to succeed and fail and that's just really exciting for me.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly I'd had little luck bidding except with teh sketchbook commissions I did. All the YCH I did before went for tarting bid was like, a full color for 50$. Ouch. So I'm a bit wary to bid, mostly I posted this to see what my watchers were most interested in.

While I like the standard commissions, these YCH are great for poses I've WANTED to use for a while, but had no reason to and gives me even greater reason to KEEP sketching! :la:
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AquaShadow3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist
((Wait, what's the difference between a "Your Character Here" and a standard commission?))
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The main difference is that a YCH is a predetermined pose and BG if there is one. I usually let the commissioners choose the pose or enviro if they have an idea.
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PupSpace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I hope Ahk doesn't mind but YCH's are where the artist makes a basic sketch and offers to fill your character in in that space for a fee. A standard commission is started from scratch. Essentially, you buy the pose/surroundings/context and your character is placed in it in a YCH.
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Flat rate YCHs sell best for me
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Standard commissions.

YCHs rarely ever have the species that I'm looking for, and I dislike bidding.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
What sort of species were you wanting? If I do go to YCH, I had considered making the pose adjustable for other species.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
The most recent non-human animals that I have been interested in are rats and Patagonian maras. I wouldn't recommend making YCHs of the latter, because I'm pretty sure I'm about the only one that is interested in them! :lol:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I'm trying to stay more diverse, so maybe I'll include some less common animals in my next batch, XD
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