I've been toying with the idea recently of offering my talents for commissions. I can't seem to motivate myself to draw as much as I feel I should, so perhaps the added incentive of money could get me into painting regularly. Plus one of the biggest stumbling blocks I run into when I do want to make art is not having any idea what I should do, commissions would solve that as well.
I've seen some surprisingly bad artists on deviantArt get some commissions, so I figure it's worth a shot.
So the question now is, would anyone even be interested in hiring me to make them something?
At this point I am not sure what I would charge, how the payments would be made (paypal?), when the payments would be made, or anything along those lines. I don't want anyone to feel they've been ripped off and I don't want to get ripped off.
I don't, as of yet, have any established rules regarding commissions but as a ground rule I will not do anything pornographic or sexually provocative. I will refuse commissions consisting of a subject matter or promoting an ideology that I feel uncomfortable with or morally opposed to. I'll probably refuse commissions that I just really don't want to do as well. I will try to be fair in my dealings but, as I've not done this before, it might be a bumpy road at first.
So my watchers and passerbys, reviewing my gallery, would you trust me with a commission? What are your thoughts on the idea? Please comment, start a discussion. Even if I do not reply to each comment I will have read them all.
Do you have any commissions now that you'd like to propose? Send me a message summarizing your idea and we can start a private dialog discussing the piece and its price.