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Let's make an Original Character! by YurixTheWanderer Let's make an Original Character! :iconyurixthewanderer:YurixTheWanderer 8 18 Clean-and-Jerk by YurixTheWanderer Clean-and-Jerk :iconyurixthewanderer:YurixTheWanderer 9 6 Itadakimasu! by YurixTheWanderer Itadakimasu! :iconyurixthewanderer:YurixTheWanderer 22 5 Laelynn, Planar of the Forge by YurixTheWanderer
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If I made a 'Pay whatever you like' commission thread, would you be interested?
65%
15 deviants said Yes
35%
8 deviants said No
*sigh* What will it take to get some feedback from people? Sheesh!
Let's make an Original Character!
I found this on Facebook and thought it would be an interesting idea to try. Given that my contest didn't go as planned, I'm hoping that this will be a bit easier.

I mean... I did use Polls to create Resham and Merka, and also Luyu (which I sadly have not found a story use yet).

So, let's throw some ideas and see what comes out!
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After having a chat on Discord with a few Deviants and hearing their arguments about my contest, I decided to cancel it altogether.

Here are some issues they pointed out.

1- Using polls was a terrible idea. From what I read, people who post polls usually don't pick what would work best; they just pick what they like. That explains why my first try at the contest using the 'What if?' idea didn't work.

2- Artists only take part in contests if there is something in it that they want. I wanted to use the contest as a way to promote my novel AND give out copies of them to people who'd be interested in it. From what I was told, artists don't go 'art-for-art'. It just makes it seem like I'd be looking for commissions for cheap (which wasn't my case). Moreover, people tend to be unmotivated unless it's something that really catches their attention.

3- I was too specific in what I wanted. I thought that by having multiple contest divisions would be a good idea, but all it did was muddle everything.

4- I wasn't specific on what I wanted. It may sound contradictory to what I just said, but the deal is that I asked people to pick from any of my original characters. Since I have a lot of them, I would have needed to hand-pick a select few.

5- I didn't specify how much money was in the 'cash prize'. Due to expenses for my novels and on regular things (food, gas, etc.), my budget is tight. I was told that a contest isn't about promotion, but about business. Essentially, artists need the cash prize to be worth it, and the contest-maker needs to put enough money on the table to make it worth it.

With all this in mind, I decided to end the contest altogether. Given that I've been doing requests without getting anything in return, and that most art trades I've done ended up for nothing... I'm starting to wonder if I should stop doing requests altogether.
Clean-and-Jerk
This picture of me was taken today at the Montreal ComicCon by my sister. This stand was for Popeye's - a company that sells nutritional supplements. Now, I'm not the kind of guy to take protein powder or shakes, but my mother did want a picture of me... and I thought it would be a good way to show how much the exercise I've been doing since late August/early September 2016.

While the weights were fake - just a prop to take pictures with - there was a bit of weight to them. I put on a bit of a show by copying the movements from a very old, Olympics-inspired game I used to play, and went for a classic 'Clean and Jerk' - meaning lifting from the ground to the elbows, then lifting overhead.

I know I still have some pudge to lose, but at least I'm showing some gains.
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After having a chat on Discord with a few Deviants and hearing their arguments about my contest, I decided to cancel it altogether.

Here are some issues they pointed out.

1- Using polls was a terrible idea. From what I read, people who post polls usually don't pick what would work best; they just pick what they like. That explains why my first try at the contest using the 'What if?' idea didn't work.

2- Artists only take part in contests if there is something in it that they want. I wanted to use the contest as a way to promote my novel AND give out copies of them to people who'd be interested in it. From what I was told, artists don't go 'art-for-art'. It just makes it seem like I'd be looking for commissions for cheap (which wasn't my case). Moreover, people tend to be unmotivated unless it's something that really catches their attention.

3- I was too specific in what I wanted. I thought that by having multiple contest divisions would be a good idea, but all it did was muddle everything.

4- I wasn't specific on what I wanted. It may sound contradictory to what I just said, but the deal is that I asked people to pick from any of my original characters. Since I have a lot of them, I would have needed to hand-pick a select few.

5- I didn't specify how much money was in the 'cash prize'. Due to expenses for my novels and on regular things (food, gas, etc.), my budget is tight. I was told that a contest isn't about promotion, but about business. Essentially, artists need the cash prize to be worth it, and the contest-maker needs to put enough money on the table to make it worth it.

With all this in mind, I decided to end the contest altogether. Given that I've been doing requests without getting anything in return, and that most art trades I've done ended up for nothing... I'm starting to wonder if I should stop doing requests altogether.

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YurixTheWanderer
Sebastien
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Current Residence: Montreal
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Favourite style of art: I usually draw manga style, but without Photoshop
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If I made a 'Pay whatever you like' commission thread, would you be interested? 

65%
15 deviants said Yes
35%
8 deviants said No

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:iconjoebev910:
joebev910 Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
Hello
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:iconyurixthewanderer:
YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hi.
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:iconjoebev910:
joebev910 Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Mask
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:iconyurixthewanderer:
YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Huh?
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:iconalvarobmk123:
alvarobmk123 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
hi!
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:iconyurixthewanderer:
YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hey there.
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:iconalvarobmk123:
alvarobmk123 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
I'm working on the what if story
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:iconyurixthewanderer:
YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice. You may end up being the first entry to the contest.
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:icondraftmadman-x:
DraftMadman-X Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see you are talking requests
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:iconyurixthewanderer:
YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
If you want something, please post it here: Saturday and Sunday request line
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