ComMission Impossible [CLOSED]

Should I start asking for real money?

  • No not yet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes it’s good enough

    Votes: 6 100.0%

  • Total voters
    6
  • Poll closed .

Samiwashere

Lord of Altera
Legend
samiwasthere
samiwasthere
Legend
If you're interested fill this out:
IGN: BoredBritishGuy and Fjor_Wilkstrom
Which type of piece: full body static
Character profile:
https://hollowworld.co.uk/threads/maceo-de-courtnay.37775/
https://hollowworld.co.uk/threads/marie-du-lavoyard-princess-of-the-fallen-empire.42284/
Other references: on profiles
Special requests?: a couples pose. Want to get something for THIS nerd. BoredBrit
Did you mean full body static or full body pose? Sorry just the "Couple pose" special request confused me and I don't want to get it wrong, Haha

If you do want a pose could I get something specific? Maybe even a ref pic if you've got one! Thanks :heart:
 

Cukie1

Essentially a Chihuahua
Retired Council Member
Did you mean full body static or full body pose? Sorry just the "Couple pose" special request confused me and I don't want to get it wrong, Haha

If you do want a pose could I get something specific? Maybe even a ref pic if you've got one! Thanks :heart:
Just static I meant it more as it's two people in the picture. Sorry it's just weird typing on my phone
 

Samiwashere

Lord of Altera
Legend
samiwasthere
samiwasthere
Legend
So since I don’t trust my own self esteem, I’ve made a poll about this.
I’m wondering if y’all think my stuff has gotten to the point where it’s worth actual money. I’m broke as hell and can’t work for another two months so if this is an honest possibility I want to take it up.
I know I have a commission on the back burner that I’ve been meaning to finish, that won’t be affected by the results of this poll.
Please be honest, you won’t hurt my feelings. I personally think I’m no where near good enough but I generally have the self confidence of a spoon.
Thanks
 

Cukie1

Essentially a Chihuahua
Retired Council Member
So since I don’t trust my own self esteem, I’ve made a poll about this.
I’m wondering if y’all think my stuff has gotten to the point where it’s worth actual money. I’m broke as hell and can’t work for another two months so if this is an honest possibility I want to take it up.
I know I have a commission on the back burner that I’ve been meaning to finish, that won’t be affected by the results of this poll.
Please be honest, you won’t hurt my feelings. I personally think I’m no where near good enough but I generally have the self confidence of a spoon.
Thanks
If you keep saying you're not good enough, eventually people will start believing that. You need to start being more optimistic about your own art and skills, it's the only way to be positive about promotional means. If you only point out the bad, people will see the bad and not the good. The thing about art and artists is that it's always changing and adapting, but as long as you know and acknowledge the fundamentals to make art comprehensible, then why worry?

Quick edit in case you don't believe me:
 

Jazzper

Actually a cactus
Staff member
Jasper151627237
Jasper151627237
Why is there no option "Yes you're good enough but no you shouldn't do it for real money because I'm a broke bum and my only chance at purchasing your fine art is through radiants" for all the poor bums that need some quality character refs?
 

Samiwashere

Lord of Altera
Legend
samiwasthere
samiwasthere
Legend
Why is there no option "Yes you're good enough but no you shouldn't do it for real money because I'm a broke bum and my only chance at purchasing your fine art is through radiants" for all the poor bums that need some quality character refs?
If I do start asking for money it wont always be for money DW
because I dont just do commissions for rads, I do them so I have things to draw as i can often become uninspired
 

Samiwashere

Lord of Altera
Legend
samiwasthere
samiwasthere
Legend
If you keep saying you're not good enough, eventually people will start believing that. You need to start being more optimistic about your own art and skills, it's the only way to be positive about promotional means. If you only point out the bad, people will see the bad and not the good. The thing about art and artists is that it's always changing and adapting, but as long as you know and acknowledge the fundamentals to make art comprehensible, then why worry?

Quick edit in case you don't believe me:
While I appreciate this my issues with self confidence are not just about my skill and are not so easily overcome. Though I am trying. Have been trying. And I know I'm not the only person like this, none of this was supposed to be a cry for pity. It was more so just...my thought process on why I couldnt make the decision myself.
Besides its normal for people to doubt their own skills.
 

Cukie1

Essentially a Chihuahua
Retired Council Member
While I appreciate this my issues with self confidence are not just about my skill and are not so easily overcome. Though I am trying. Have been trying. And I know I'm not the only person like this, none of this was supposed to be a cry for pity. It was more so just...my thought process on why I couldnt make the decision myself.
Besides its normal for people to doubt their own skills.
I'm aware. Im not saying it sounds that way, though I've noticed in a lot of your posts you point out the flaws of your work or how you don't like it. I simply say that it's a habit you should break, not only for others to pick up your art in a positive light, but to help your own mental health. I've been through this process before and it would end up with me trashing art that quite frankly was good, even with it's mistakes. I say this mostly in hopes that you understand that art and creation isn't about comparisons, but about your own improvement.
 

Samiwashere

Lord of Altera
Legend
samiwasthere
samiwasthere
Legend
Im going to be doing some free shoulders up pieces and ONLY shoulders up pieces. No reserves. First five to reply with a filled out form.