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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 4 Years ago
Sep 4, 2015


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Digital Media

11,242 Members
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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
"I am looking for Artists to Commission..."
BEGINNING ARTISTS - Commmissioned Art
[C] Neko love by TakyHime
Deni - Head of a Harpy by salgatanas
[C] Baby batch 3 by TakyHime
Roast [CM] by Dragonbat1
Commissioned Art - Animals
Commission for Synthucard by frirro
Jellyfish by LovelyLucarioGirl
Arrowcatcher [comm] by Dachiia
Guard Dog {C} by twinrot-arts
Commissioned Art - BUST
[Commission] Love has blossomed by bronze11
Commissioned Art - CHIBI
C : Abrianna Cortez by Lazybuns
Commissioned Art - CREATURES
[AT] with Eloru by Inntary
Commissioned Art - Furry and Anthro
Smokes Smokes by Ronkeyroo
Commissioned Art - Pony MLP
Safari! [Commission] by LysMily
Commissioned Art - Sketch
Commission Work by clabell
Commissioned Art - DIGITAL general
:commission: by NikuComics
Commissioned Art - TRADITIONAL general
Comm by hamiartt
Commissioned Art - BANNERS etc.
Arts AND Crafts - FOR SALE by CastNY
Sighters Adoptables ~AUCTION~ [1/2 OPEN] by Fiorrie
Commissioned CRAFTS
Jessica Truscott by Lullass
Examples of your Art
Junkenstein's Revenge by md-photoshops
YCH Commissions and info
Light After Rain - [ Open YCH ] by Ronkeyroo






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?
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MegumiBara Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Hi! Heart I am open for discount NSFW Commissions.
There's three slots open. Will do Yaoi, Yuri, and Het.

Hhjkjghku by MegumiBara  

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Reigisa - Beautiful Love [NSFW Version] by MegumiBara
AviianStudios Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Raijtt Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
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