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[Tutorial] How to set up and handle commissions
This 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. =) (Smile)
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
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Commission - Approach and Pricing Guide
Do you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
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Setting up commissions tutorial
I've done commissions myself for a while and also commissioned lots of others, so I kinda know what works and what doesn't. So why not do a tutorial for it and share my knowledge? Keep in mind this is just based off my experiences and may be different from what others say. 
STEP 1:
Figure out how you want to do it. There's several ways to set up commissions and in my opinion making a journal for it is the best way to do it. You can use the widget to put on your page, but people tend to overlook those and if someone asks to see your commissions there's no link you can give them. I've personally never commissioned someone through a commission widget. I don't notice them and they're just weird in general so I stay away from them. One way I've noticed people do it is by having a stash document just like a journal, but a journal that was never submitted. I don't mean to offend anyone if that's what you do, but I think it's the absolute worst way to set up commissi
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Martekah Young
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United States
I am a graduate student who enjoys using a digital and traditional medium. I do certain traditional mediums such as watercolor paint, acrylic paint, graphite and charcoal. As well as digital software such as MediBang Paint, Krita and occasional Photoshop. I would like to make my own comics or graphic novels but in the meantime, I need to focus on creating my own art style.

Favorite colors: orange, red, black, purple, blue

Favorite foods: ramen noodles and sweets( especially cookies), fries!

Favorite movie: Frozen, Brave, Atlantis: Lost Empire, Wolf Children, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, Naruto movie's, Black Panther, Pitch Perfect, Moana, Inside Out, Ratatouille, Kung Fu Panda movie's. Coraline, Coco, Zootopia, Anastasia

Favorite shows: Naruto, Legend of Korra, Steven Universe, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Craig of the Creek, O.K. K.O, Star Vs. The Forces of Evile, Gravity Falls, Duck Tales, Four Weddings, What Not To Wear, Bones, NCIS, Law and Order and many more I have watch yet

Favorite song: Lovestruck by V-Factory, Let It Go(Disney Frozen), RWBY soundtrack, Steven Universe soundtrack, Studio Killers, Twenty One Pilots-Stressed Out and Heathens, Madeon-Pop Culture, Kendrick Lamar-All The Stars, Dua Lipa songs, Ciara-Get Up, Utada Hikaru-Simple and Clean, Sanctuary and Sakura Drops, Bruno Mars ft Cardi B-Finesse, Black Pink-Boombayan, Amerie- 1 thing, Pentatonix-Attention, Can't Sleep Love, Niki Minaj- Pound the Alarm, Summi-Gashina, Voltaire, Freak Kitchen and many more to come.

Art of Trade: Medibang Paint, Krita

Social Media and View My Work:
Personal tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/kibaisepic
My Art Tumblr: darkheartartist.tumblr.com/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkheartart…
Behance: www.behance.net/CreativeScorpi…
Pinterest:www.pinterest.com/kibagirlluvs…
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Shiruvi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate the favorite. I only get a handful of them so it means a lot to me :) (Smile). I hope you keep on posting and I wish you luck in your art journey :D (Big Grin)
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temari102 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2018  Student General Artist
 Thank you so much! That is really sweet of you, and the best of luck on your art journey as well.:happybounce:
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Syrazel-NightRose Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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temari102 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Your welcome! Love 
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AquaVarin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch:):star::sun:
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temari102 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Your welcome!Love 
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PrincessPeachyPom Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :heart:
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temari102 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Your welcome!Love 
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Korin2b Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch !
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