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Winter Wolf by Lucky978 Winter Wolf :iconlucky978:Lucky978 2,745 63 From Here I Can Almost See The Stars by tigaer From Here I Can Almost See The Stars :icontigaer:tigaer 3,760 194 SelfCaged by NanoMortis SelfCaged :iconnanomortis:NanoMortis 3,204 68
Seeing as lately there have been quite a few people confused on why some art sells for considered "high prices", designs especially, let me try my best to explain why it does and give a bit of insight to the people who dont understand as to why things do sell for what they do.
Artists are Underpricing Themselves
For a very long time, society has conditioned us to believe that everything has to be dirt cheap, art is also included as being perceived as a cheap product and that artists should be treated as cheap commodities. It is a sad reality that many artists have to face when they want to make a career out of their profession, but that doesnt mean we should accept this conditioning, if an artist wishes to price their work high, then they should have every right to. Not only does it take decades for an artist to hone their skills, it takes days, months or even years to finish one piece of work depending on the artistic profession, an artist should be able to get their money's worth for
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Wonder by yuumei Wonder :iconyuumei:yuumei 45,929 2,345 Daily Life by Ennokni Daily Life :iconennokni:Ennokni 50,636 5,446 How I paint - Eyes/Nose/mouth - Grayscale to color by rika-dono How I paint - Eyes/Nose/mouth - Grayscale to color :iconrika-dono:rika-dono 3,102 22
A guide on making an art portfolio.
Hello! Very often people ask me to review their portfolio, often enough to detect a certain pattern of wrong choices that cause potential proffecional artists to sit longer on the side bench than necessary.
The following article serves as a guideline but in no way it it the absolute truth or only route into getting yourself a concept art position or illustration job. See it as a checklist, before approaching your dream job.
It's the big artist dream to simply paint what you like and be able to sell that and make a ton of money so you can simply keep making what you like. Even though there are some artists out there that are pretty much living this dream reality, it is incredibly rare. 
When you want to be an artist working for commercial things like: movies, video-games, tabletop games, tv-shows, graphic novels etc, you have to inevitably compete with tons of other great artists. A lot of those artists don't know how to market themselves though.
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Goku Carrot Drawing by AtomiccircuS Goku Carrot Drawing :iconatomiccircus:AtomiccircuS 1,199 125 Straw-Robbery Drawing by AtomiccircuS Straw-Robbery Drawing :iconatomiccircus:AtomiccircuS 683 59 Unnecessary violence by AtomiccircuS Unnecessary violence :iconatomiccircus:AtomiccircuS 797 47 Nice Time by ryky Nice Time :iconryky:ryky 4,879 110 11.2 km/s by GUWEIZ 11.2 km/s :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 10,496 213 ice by tknk ice :icontknk:tknk 2,763 44 Wandering the city by Friis Wandering the city :iconfriis:Friis 226 7 Colors Of My Past by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Colors Of My Past by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 252 4


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