So, I’m a little biased when it comes to commissioning works from artists.
For one thing, I’ve never commissioned something (never is a strong word, I might have informally requested and traded something at some point, but I don’t remember). For another thing, I have been working on a webcomic for over a year and a half.
I’m going to assume you don’t need the “pay someone for their services” speech or the “publicity doesn’t pay for groceries or rent” speech, because I prefer to assume the best of the people I encounter, including those who read this blog (or might read it eventually).
I have been seeing some new “commissions open” posts on twitter, and that reminds me that I want to create a list for myself of amazing artists.
I’m going to begin this list now, and add to it regularly. I also hope that people comment with suggestions so that I can check out new artists or add folks to the list who I may be forgetting at the moment (or not even know! *gasp*)
Here goes, in no particular order…
- Anna Landin: creator of Grassblades
- Draco Plato: creator of Zenchav and Soul Hymn
- G Pike: creator of Title Unrelated
- Lho Brockhoff: creator of The Lost Oracle
- Meghan Dornbrock: “professional magical girl”
- Shen Travis: artist for Hey Kitty
- (and many more…)
I plan to edit this list at least every other week if there are suggestions or as things come up… Eventually, this list will probably end up as part of a bigger project to try to publicize for awesome artists.