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A place for both Hobbyist & Professional Artists of ALL skill levels to submit their Art Commission Information as well as pieces they have been commissioned to make. Even if you do not offer Commissions at this time, or even if you do not draw, you are still welcome to join the Group.

Tips & Tricks for Artists taking Art Commissions. ex. How to Price your work. How to use the dA Commission Widget to make points into real life earnings.
Founded 3 Years ago
Sep 4, 2015


Group Focus
Art Creation

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!!!ARTISTS: Please remember to charge payments for Art Commissions upfront, either in full, or at least charge for the sketch before beginning ANY work for anyone, you can always charge the remainder to them after the sketch is done if they want it to be fully finished art!!!

"Why won't you draw commissions before payment?"
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! ! ARTISTS: Do not begin any work, even sketches, unpaid. You are providing a skill to any that seek art from you, and just like any other Job, you deserve guaranteed pay, which in the case of non-contract work is to be paid upfront. No negotiations, that is how you should conduct your Commissions, in order to do so safely. If a user wants a "test" sketch, charge them for the sketch, then do the sketch, then if they want it drawn to completion charge them the remainder, then finish the piece.

Exposure is not a form of payment.

Remember a user doesn't need to see an example of a drawing an Artist has done of a specific character or series to prove they can draw the character, as there are many who don't draw Fan Art of it on our spare time, the user wanting to commission just needs to try looking at an Artist's styles and use that in consideration of if you would like to commission a drawing. If they do not like the style provided by an Artist they can choose to look elsewhere. Most Artists are capable of making characters recognizable, even without an example of that specific character. Don't give users looking to commission you freebie fan art, by drawing them an unpaid example to "prove" anything. If they like your style they can commission you to draw the character upfront.

ArtCommissionArtists Group Guide:

Providing Advice & Tutorials for Commission Artists

Folders for submitting your Art Commission info  are separated into payment & media types Click the bold types below to be redirected to their Info folders: 

- Artists accepting Multiple Payment Types ( points + paypal + etc) 

- Artists accepting payment through Paypal, Stripe, Cash by Mail, or Money Orders ONLY.

- Artists accepting payments through deviantART Points ONLY. 
       (also, if you are not aware, remember that if you accept Commissions through the Commission Widget installable on your dA Profile, you can actually withdraw any Points received on it as real earnings via Paypal / check. Info on how to use the Point Commission Widget here

-What do we consider a Beginning Artist?

Any combination of the following:
- If your HIGHEST priced Commission is less than $10/1000 points
- Looking for their first Commission experience to better their range of art.
- Learning Student (or Hobbyist) level work, not Professional.
We have a folder:

Beginning Commission Artists folder for you to post your information in, to hopefully help you get more experience and get you towards being confident enough to charge what your work is worth. You of course, are still allowed to charge your work as you would like to price it, but the folder is designed to help you get more experience through commissions. (:

If you specialize in making Crafts (think buttons, sewing,  papercraft, etc) you are welcome to submit your Crafts Info & your Commissioned Crafts.

For any Artists that are selling their Art Originals or Crafts that are pre-made and ready for purchase you can share them too.

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Gallery Folders

Of Coffee and Art by colormymemory
Art Commission Info - MULTIPLE PAYMENT TYPES $10+
BEGINNING ARTISTS - Commmissioned Art
OPENED SONIC OC COMMISSIONS! by sarahlouiseghost
Pastel Foxy by Kamicchan
[CM] Mitukit by illusses
New Refining Cover 9 by pyraker
Commissioned Art - Animals
Guard Dog {C} by KurushimiFutago
Ash [cm] by Zond-ER
Breeding result: yanderegirl2 by meowthatsme
{COM} PortraitRose by DaintyNeko
Commissioned Art - BUST
Commission - Angelica by uhzin
Commissioned Art - CHIBI
Kaoru + Kanzaki (Commission for NoIntegri-Tae) by Lunzey
Commissioned Art - CREATURES
OC Carmesi Diamond -Patreon Reward NSFW- by Shugoii
Commissioned Art - Furry and Anthro
commission: clip by sendmeapeach
Commissioned Art - Pony MLP
Point commission for JaegerPony by frirro
Commissioned Art - Sketch
[Raffle Prize] Valerie, the freelance adventurer by Eoniam
Commissioned Art - DIGITAL general
She's a lil bit bratty by Loodii
Commissioned Art - TRADITIONAL general
Inescapable Struggle by dwarfeater
Commissioned Art - BANNERS etc.
Arts AND Crafts - FOR SALE
[PREORDERS] - Golden sun Charms by Nelliette
[CS Adopt: open] Plant Lover | AB Added by Neon-Hazard
Commissioned CRAFTS
Jessica Truscott by Lullass
Examples of your Art
Sushi Pattern by michellecreatesstuff
YCH Commissions and info
[YDH]Dainty 06 (OPEN) by Zinovia-star






Questions for thought! (reply via comments to whichever questions if you'd like!)

Do you find that you draw more or less during summer / vacation time?

What mediums do you like to create with?

Do you have a favorite style to draw in?

What made you want to start taking on Art Commissions?

What is your favorite type of Art Commission to accept?

What have you learned from taking Art Commissions?

Has taking on Art Commissions changed you as an Artist?

Do you prefer to listen to music while creating, or silence for focus?

Have you been part of an Artist Alley at conventions before? Or wanted to?

How long have you been drawing / crafting / etc?

Do you prefer to scan or photograph your sketchbook drawings?

What is your goal as an Artist?
More Journal Entries


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Jokesterrzero Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Student General Artist
Hello! I have commissions open! I'd like to earn some extra money with my art, as I'm going back to college soon and I don't really have a stable job yet! My lowest commission is 8 bucks, and without shading or not much else added, my commission prices are $15 bucks! And while my art range contains mostly animals, I'm wiling to draw humans or whatever else you want! 
Commission Price Sheet by Jokesterrzero
KohanaDrawings Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Comission prices by KohanaDrawings  Hey! ♥ I'm a young artist who was told her drawings would be worth selling. I'm recently a little bit in need of some extra money so I thought of it again and here i am :D Feel free to have a look at my prices and aditional notes.
Lemanntim Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist

Hello everyone!   Kawaii fox Purple ver.  
I'm a professional illustrator. 
I draw books, portraits, fan art, etc. 
I do not have a list of things I can not draw. 
So just write to me and I think we can come to an agreement. ^^

My commissions are always open to you!
My price varies depending on your budget. 
Offer me a convenient price for you, and I will tell you what I can offer.
Bullet; PinkPAYPAL ONLY!Bullet; Pink)

I have a very great experience in drawing cute characters and backgrounds,
and also i very fast draw - 1-2 days.

Please check my illustrations and send me a note.  
Thank you!

Disney princess comm by Lemanntim   Detroit fan art comm gif by Lemanntim Family commission by Lemanntim  little prince fan art comm by Lemanntim  Artimys and Staen comm by Lemanntim

RaydaFR Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi guys ! I make YCH , please , check it ^^ Information about YCH u can see in the description
  YCH [OPEN] by RaydaFR
ElliCoffee Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi everyone! ♥

PayPal and Point Commissions are currently OPEN! Price starts at 3 USD.

My Commission Info: COMMISSIONS | OPEN

Here are some examples:
[OPEN] 6 USD Sketchy Chibi Commissions! by ElliCoffee Mommo by ElliCoffee Happy Morning by ElliCoffee  

Thank you and have a great day! Love
Mainecare Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Nothing above 10 USD!   

Arrow left by Drawn-Mario  COMMISSIONS [OPEN]  Arrow right by Drawn-Mario

Some examples of what I can do below~ 

Artfight: Arrietta by Mainecare Artfight: Kou by Mainecare
:iconluvluvplz: Thank you for your time! :iconluvluvplz:
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