*Edit 06/29/2017* Hi guys! It's been over 3 years since I originally wrote this guide. I was just rereading today, and while I still agree with many of the core principals, there are some edits and updates I would like to make. I am going to try and make an updated version sometime soon!
I decided to write this journal because in the last month alone, I had about five young artists ask me this question in one form or another: "How should I go about offering commissions?"
This seemingly easy question can actually be quite difficult to answer. The first time I was asked this question, I expected to write only a paragraph response. I was shocked to find that once I had finished writing my response, I had been writing for almost a half hour and had written five paragraphs. Why is this not a simple question? I think the answer lies in the fact that how to offer commissions is not altogether intuitive. I know that when I began to offer commissions,