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[Tutorial] How to set up and handle commissionsThis is directed mostly towards digital/traditional artists, but also literature artists!
At some point in your artistic life, you might want to start earning a bit of extra money from the work that you love to do; yet I see that many people struggle with commissions, especially in the beginning. Thus I decided to write this little "How to" journal, where I share my own experience.
1. When do I start to do commissions?
Whenever you want to, and especially, whenever you feel comfortable doing so! Especially that last part is important. I remember lots of people asking me if I were doing commissions years ago, and I had to say "no" to all of them, simply because I didn't feel ready for it. I was also completely nervous when I started doing commissions for the first time; what if no one would respond? What if the commissions were way too difficult to handle? What if I got negative responses?
I started doing commissi
Introducing Commissions on deviantART1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests.
2. Client request Commissions
Commission requests are sent to the artist's Message Center, allowing them to accept or reject the request.
3. You receive payment, you deliver artwork
Artists can track their Commission transactions and generate real profit through My Earnings, garnering 80% royalty on each transaction. Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, via PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
The new My Correspondence page gives you access to all of your correspondence messages, including Commissions and Group requests. Comments and replies can also be left on accepted commission requests, for a more convenient experience for buyer and seller alike.
The 80% Royalty, Explained
BJD Doll FAQ
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
❤ BASICS ❤
What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
For me, a friend is ...A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows
Or maybe like the ocean that gently flows.
A friend is like gold that you should treasure
And take care of forever and ever.
A friend is like an angel that is there to guide you.
A friend is someone you can trust out of a few.
A friend is more than one in a million.
They are one in a ca-zillion
And you, my friend, are very special
and so it is...forever in my heart!
A friend like you in my life!"A friend like you is always there
A friend like you is like a dream
A friend like you is a wish so true
The feelings are so pure
A friend like you understands me
A friend like you gives all the glee
And makes my life so happy to be
Thanks for coming in my life!"
Take time...Take time to Laugh: It is the Music of the soul.
Take time to Think: It is the source of power.
Take time to Play: It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to Read: It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to Pray: It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to Love and be loved: It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be Friendly: It is the road to happiness.
Take time to Give: It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to Work: It is the price of success!
Balance: 192 Points
I WILL OPEN POINT COMMISSIONS AND ART TRADES SOON!
Look at my WILL DRAW list and tell me what character (s) you want and how you want me to style them. If you don't see something you want on the list, tell me.
Half Body - 10 Points per character
Full Body - 15 Points per character
Backgrounds are 20 Points more
Religion (as long as it's not offensive)
Original Characters (as long as they're not covered in tattoos or robotics and wires)
Guitar Hero (Can't draw the Grim Ripper, Eddie Knox, Metalhead, Elroy Budvis, Lou, Rockubot, Skeleton, or any of the hidden secret characters)
Sonic The Hedgehog
Mega Man (Original and X series only)
My Little Pony
Kingdom Hearts (except the gigantic Heartless like Dark Side)
Calvin And Hobbes
Raggedy Ann And Andy
Puppy In My Pocket
Classic shows like Saved By The Bell, The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, etc.
Today's Special (the children's TV show)
Tom And Jerry
Gundam Characters (not the giant machines)
D.C. Universe (as long as they don't have too much detail)
Looney Tunes and Tiny Toon Adventures
X-Men and Marvel Characters (except characters like the Hulk)
Jem And The Holograms
Total Drama (Island, Action and World Tour only)
Ghost In The Shell (except the Tachikomas)
Mortal Kombat (Defenders Of The Realm cartoon only)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 universe only)
Bubble Guppies (though I don't know it that well)
Home Alone (1 and 2 universe only)
Characters puffing up like balloons
Anyone Urinating Or Having A Crap On The Toilet
Politics (Republican or Democrat)
Nickelodeon Cartoons (especially Rugrats)
The Cleveland Show
Billy And Mandy
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
Today's Disney Channel Shows (like Hanna Montana, etc.)