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Tips on Taking CommissionsI've always struggled a bit with doing commission work, but still greatly appreciate the fact that it is possible for me to supplement my income through making art.
I much more enjoy making art for myself as a means of venting and learning new techniques, and usually have a hard time not feeling too pressured by commissions.
Over the years I have developed some commission practices that help keep things fair to both me and my commissioners. I think these work very well for part time/supplemental income. To support yourself full time, you may not be able to do all of these.
1. Open for things you enjoy and do well - don't be afraid to limit your commissions to specific items. This helps ensure that you will do the commission in a timely manner, and that it will look good. I also do this to keep commissions as similar to art I would do for myself personally. This allows me to have a closer connection with my commission art. Ever notice how some artists' personal art is much b