Setting up a timeline for your client is not only essential for said client, but also for you because it will guide you through your own planning as well. It’s easy for an artist to get lost in their art, and you probably recognize the feeling that your art is never ‘finished’ or ‘good enough. If that’s the case with you too, and you are hired for commissions every now and then, you probably know this is not true, and it only feels that way. Having a timeline set up will help you to quit fiddling and actually get to work, as well as accept your art for what it is.
Copyright is one of the most important things you should have a good understanding of whenever you’re selling your art. There is a lot of misunderstanding going around among both artists and their clients. Selling/obtaining the copyright then seems like the easiest thing to do, while in fact, you as an artist might end up dealing with a serious headache. Selling the copyright shouldn’t even be considered. Instead, licensing is the way to go.
So what is the difference? And how do you go about informing your client and creating licenses?
Who doesn’t want to make money with their passion? There are few people out there that enjoy work they have no passion for. We artists are quite privileged when it comes to that. We have a passion, and that passion can bring in some good money. But how do you make your first money? What do you need to do to get there, and when you do get there, what should your rates be? And how do you make sure both you and your client are happy at the end of the line?
After nearly 1,5 years of writing articles, it’s time to backtrack a bit and make you some archives! This time it’s about creature design as that’s the one that’s covered the most. So here you go, sit down, relax, and flip through this overview without having to worry that you missed something!
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The last update stems from 21-03-2022.
A contract is key for good cooperation between you and your client. Never make art for anyone without a contract. But what should be in this contract? Well, here are some ins and outs and a default contract for you to use. Make sure though that you always do your research! Different countries may have their own rules and different situations may require additional clauses! These are just guidelines.