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    Ways to make money as an artist

    What are some good ways to make money as an artist when the clientele is dry? I want to supplement my income while improving my creative skills and the only thing I can think of is caricatures. Ways to increase commission request are welcome as well; my network needs building.

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    Pet portraits.
    Though as we can't see what level your artwork is and what you do, it's hard to give very deep advice on how to improve your situation.

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    You could try developing a portfolio for a different market that you're not currently addressing but could lead to access to more clients. Or you could develop products that can be sold independently, like t-shirts, prints, or tutorials for other artists.

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    Robbing someone at gunpoint.
    You don't even have to be a very good artist for that!

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    Improve the work. Whenever an artist finds themselves without clients it usually means their work is not perceived as a value compared to other artists work at the same price point. At every price point there are willing buyers.

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    Thanks for the comments, what's the best way to display my portfolio on ConceptArt?

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    You can use the 'post it to Gallery' feature and then click on My Gallery to get the url to stick in your signature.

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    why dont you try an interactive technique, say your in town being a busky pan, and get people to throw shoelaces dripping with paint at a canvas, (thats the physical challenge bit) then just get a sharpie, and put a couple of eyes on it at the right place, and there you go, instant creature feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digydan1 View Post
    why dont you try an interactive technique, say your in town being a busky pan, and get people to throw shoelaces dripping with paint at a canvas, (thats the physical challenge bit) then just get a sharpie, and put a couple of eyes on it at the right place, and there you go, instant creature feature.
    More verbal diarrhea cloggng up the bandwidth.

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    Look for tatooers in your area that aren't tatoo artists (people who just tatoo the visuals on the skin and don't draw themselves) with a portfolio full of little illustrations and discuss a prices with them so they can add your designs to their catalogue. I don't really know how it works in the us but a few of my artists friends in France have done it as an odd job to get extra money. The tatooers will mostly be interested in fantasy visuals.

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    get the labradore up her.

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