|My version of whitty-boo's lineart, "5-7-5"|
Adoptables, I sold one, now what?So you started doing adoptables, made or used a nice lineart, put some pretty colours on it and someone liked it enough to shove money or points in your face and demand it for themselves. Awesome, you just sold your first adoptable and I can tell you that the main part (making one and finding a buyer) is done.
Since selling adoptables is not easy, many people concentrate only on the first part of it, which is made up of designing and advertising the adoptable. And then suddenly a buyer appears and pays.
I just sold my first adoptable. Now what do I do?
Well, the first thing to do is 'close' the adoptable. You do it by changing the adoptable status and adding a 'CLOSED' to the title or somewhere in the description. I strongly suggest to add the 'closed' status only after being paid because if you're being scammed, the 'closed' status can trick any other interested buyers into believing that the adoptable is truly gone.
You might also want to take it down from the grou
Adoptables, Original Species Confusion(What follows is my own, personal opinion and is not to be considered a rule in any way, shape or form.)
Lately many people have asked me an opinion about their new Original Species, or about Original Species in general, so I decided to do a Journal about it. Hopefully it will clear up some things for you.
First of all no Original Species is truly original.
To some, this might come as a surprise because why call something original if it's not? It's not truly original because, like it or not, inspiration has to come from somewhere. The 'magic' about OS is that, if an artist is careful enough, you don't notice the inspiration, you only have a vague tickling in the back of your head that tells you that that is familiar but you can't place it.
Mixing all your inspirations is quite important to avoid one of the most common mistakes in the adoptables world, creating a chimera and treating it like an OS.
Before all of you surge at me, yelling and screamin
Adoptables, AuctionsWhat is an Adoptable Auction?
An Adoptable Auction it's like a normal auction, with an adoptable on the plate and the highest point/money offer wins. These are not 'first come, first serve' adoptables.
Is it the same thing as a Name-Your-Price Adoptable?
Both can cause a bidding war, but no, they're not the same thing. Auctions are more organized and have more terms to them that the NYP Adopts. NYP Adopts usually have a price range and not a starting bid, they don't have an autobuy, nor a minimum bid raise and end when the Adoptable Creator feels like it.
Bid = Money/Point Offer
Starting Bid/Base Bid (SB) = The first and lowest bid you can make for the adoptable (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Minimum Raise/Minimum Increase (MR/MI) = The minimum amount of money/points that you need to add to a previous bid to beat it (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Autobuy/Buyout (AB) = The price that you need to pay to
Adoptables, PricingMany people have asked me about this subject and while I did write a small 'Pricing' section in Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists, the requests have not decreased so I decided to do a Journal dedicated to it.
Pricing is a tricky art because you need to balance three things, the Price/Effort ratio, the Price/Design ratio and the General Market Price.
This is what you think you deserve to earn and the price that you would put on your adoptable if you didn't take into account the other two aspects. This takes into account mainly two things:
Time spent on the adoptable
Obviously, spending five hours on an adoptable instead of one makes the price rise. Many artists use a hourly wage to do their commission prices, so you should time yourself when you do an adoptable, at
Adoptables, Buying AdoptablesBUYING AN ADOPTABLE
Have an Adoptable Fund ready
Having some extra cash in your paypal or extra points in your dA helps you a lot in case you wish to purchase a limited hold-time adoptable. To avoid scamming, many adoptables artists ask for payment within a certain time frame (one or two days generally) and having a fund helps you when you see an adoptable you really want. Sometimes artists will let you put an adoptable on hold, but it's still better to ask first if the 'hold' option is available or not before claiming.
Find an Adoptable that you really like
Adoptables often come in sheets or maybe you follow a lot of adoptables artists and no one can deny that there's a lot of choice around dA. Since you finances are not unlimited, you might find yourself in the tight spot of choosing an adoptable over another. The point here is, you need to *choose*. Because asking both and then making one
Adoptables, Customs What is a Custom Adoptable?
It's an adoptable commission that is created using a pre-set lineart or base and the colours/patterns of the adopter's choice.
How do I start making Customs?
Starting is easy enough, you just have to decide that you have the time to do them and be willing to work with another person to produce something together. A custom is not unlike a collaboration after all, you'll just be doing all the "arm-work".
How do I make it easy for myself?
First: Be prepared!
(Only works with programs that support layers)
The fastest way to "make it easy" is to prepare beforehand. This means having some kind of layered base ready to be coloured. It doesn't matter if it's your own lineart or someone elses, but having to do all the colour outlines *every single time* is just boring and time consuming. And if you want to offer lower prices, you can't spend hours on the outlines.
[CLOSED] 300 watchers adopt raffle! Results
First Prize goes to ....
Second Prize goes to...
Third Prize goes to...
Congratulations to the winners! The prizes will be sent shortly!
Thank you all for joining!
Hi this is Pineshavings and I have reached 300 watchers so yay I'm opening this raffle! *applause
I'm busy at uni right now and can hardly contribute to the Inktober arts but anyways--
20181012- Includes extra headshot for the main adoptable!
20181013- 20 entries reached! Extra chibi adopt for main winner