Okay, so basically the end goal of any artist is to be able to make money doing what they do anyway. Are there any artists out there who have some advice for how I can go about doing that? I keep thinking commissions would be a good idea. I could draw up whatever for set prices. That's practice PLUS portfolio, and you get a nice little tip for doing it. I've always enjoyed making stuff for others, so it seems legit. Problem is consistency...
Here's the gig: I'm in retail management. I get paid crap and have to deal with even more crap. I don't much care for it. However, bills.... SO, I'm looking for alternative sources that I could get into. Basically, at this point, if I could earn an average of $500/month, it would ultimately be more valuable than going to that hell everyday and folding shirts. I think to myself, "that's not that much, man. Surely you could find a way!" So I'm reaching out to my fellow artists. Suggestions? Comments? Is there work to be had? Or is commission work the only way to go? Is it worth putting up a thing to DO commissions? What ground rules should there be?
Anyway, I've done this kinda thing before, but I'm just not entirely sure if there's something else I could get into. I know a friend of mine does tentacle porn art. Maybe I should do that. I dunno. HELP!!
Also: Thanks for the continued support, everyone! Work or no work, I will keep up doing what I love doing, regardless. I know there's plenty of others like me out there maybe wondering the same thing, or maybe could benefit from answers to this. That'd be awesome! Next cartoon short almost done...... back to work..