How do you get into a good commission group?

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:55 pm

Who are they? Where are they? Are they like a cult? I've already been kicked out of Scientology. Will they still accept me?
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:36 pm

Much like Jesus there is no such thing as a good commission. But some still believe, again, like Jesus.
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:34 am

xangelx wrote:Much like Jesus there is no such thing as a good commission. But some still believe, again, like Jesus.
Of course good commissions exist...the trick is to get you and your commission group to up vote them for EB art of the week so people can see the light! #openmyeyes #believe
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:40 am

Most seem to be on facebook.

As far as getting in, just ask. Worst they can say is no.

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:47 am

ccsmd598 wrote:
xangelx wrote:Much like Jesus there is no such thing as a good commission. But some still believe, again, like Jesus.
Of course good commissions exist...the trick is to get you and your commission group to up vote them for EB art of the week so people can see the light! #openmyeyes #believe

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:52 am

The commissioners club on facebook has a bunch running.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Commissioners.Club/
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:15 am

Start it yourself?

Choose an artist you already enjoy and respect. Present an idea that they are excited about and let them work at their own pace. Do not rush them. Do not let the group pick apart the artist's work to where you start to turn on the artist and present ideas that muddle the artist's vision. Have a spine and stand up to bad ideas that group members present that you are not excited about. Prepare for additional costs like paying for the file to be separated, shipping, damaged copies, etc.

Or don't. Most are garbage.
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:lol:
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:41 am

iambillyg wrote:Start it yourself?

Choose an artist you already enjoy and respect. Present an idea that they are excited about and let them work at their own pace. Do not rush them. Do not let the group pick apart the artist's work to where you start to turn on the artist and present ideas that muddle the artist's vision. Have a spine and stand up to bad ideas that group members present that you are not excited about. Prepare for additional costs like paying for the file to be separated, shipping, damaged copies, etc.

Or don't. Most are garbage.
Wow, very incisive, you seem like a guy that should do one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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iambillyg wrote:Image
ROI says otherwise... 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:17 am

Another bit of advice from someone that learned the hard way. You are probably better off just trying to buy a commission print that you want after its done. The vast majority can barely sell for cost. However the vast majority of commissions you get it on at the beginning will not turn out great and it'll be you trying to sell them for cost.
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:18 am

Just start running them. Piper and Reist clean up on them shits whether they end up flipping or not.
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Obvious alt is obvious.
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