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Eclipse Phase - LAMBDA sketches by SableGear Eclipse Phase - LAMBDA sketches :iconsablegear:SableGear 1 0 HLD - Mini Tarot Portraits Colour by SableGear HLD - Mini Tarot Portraits Colour :iconsablegear:SableGear 4 4 HLD - Mini Tarot Portraits b/w by SableGear HLD - Mini Tarot Portraits b/w :iconsablegear:SableGear 2 0 SableGear's Char-O-Matic (blank) by SableGear SableGear's Char-O-Matic (blank) :iconsablegear:SableGear 0 0 SableGear's Char-O-Matic (with text) by SableGear SableGear's Char-O-Matic (with text) :iconsablegear:SableGear 0 0 HLD - Good Doggo by SableGear HLD - Good Doggo :iconsablegear:SableGear 7 0 Hyper Light Drifter - Worst Dog by SableGear Hyper Light Drifter - Worst Dog :iconsablegear:SableGear 2 0 Hyper Light Drifter - I love you, man by SableGear Hyper Light Drifter - I love you, man :iconsablegear:SableGear 4 2 Hyper Light Drifter - Blue people party hard by SableGear Hyper Light Drifter - Blue people party hard :iconsablegear:SableGear 2 2 Necropolis - [Cries in Baphis] by SableGear Necropolis - [Cries in Baphis] :iconsablegear:SableGear 0 0 Blight - Traditional by SableGear Blight - Traditional :iconsablegear:SableGear 3 0 Alec and Kosovich - Traditional by SableGear Alec and Kosovich - Traditional :iconsablegear:SableGear 0 0 Camerata 'Complex' - Gary Numan by SableGear Camerata 'Complex' - Gary Numan :iconsablegear:SableGear 3 0 Royce Prepares a Laser Attack! by SableGear Royce Prepares a Laser Attack! :iconsablegear:SableGear 2 0 Robot Hugs by SableGear Robot Hugs :iconsablegear:SableGear 2 0 Not quite Process-shipping by SableGear Not quite Process-shipping :iconsablegear:SableGear 0 0

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THE DRIFTER by 0tacoon THE DRIFTER :icon0tacoon:0tacoon 510 67 NULL and VOID: Rift Twins {LIO contest entries} by VANAD1UM NULL and VOID: Rift Twins {LIO contest entries} :iconvanad1um:VANAD1UM 12 11 Mini Kitsune Mask Hairclip Lot by DragonCid Mini Kitsune Mask Hairclip Lot :icondragoncid:DragonCid 68 1 Loving Gifts by emlan Loving Gifts :iconemlan:emlan 347 17 Kettumainen by evelmiina Kettumainen :iconevelmiina:evelmiina 580 24 Drifters by Nafomoth Drifters :iconnafomoth:Nafomoth 57 11 Undertale - Hakama Undyne by aryllins Undertale - Hakama Undyne :iconaryllins:aryllins 1,942 87 The black dragon by woxys The black dragon :iconwoxys:woxys 292 22 Hyper Light Drifter Art - The Magician by KinDeviant Hyper Light Drifter Art - The Magician :iconkindeviant:KinDeviant 6 0 Hyper Light Drifter 2 by FlippedScript Hyper Light Drifter 2 :iconflippedscript:FlippedScript 6 2 Drifter by Fruitloop-chan Drifter :iconfruitloop-chan:Fruitloop-chan 36 0 Hyper Light Drifter: Afterlife by steelsuit Hyper Light Drifter: Afterlife :iconsteelsuit:steelsuit 114 13 Hyper Light Drifter Collage by Cartoon-Knight Hyper Light Drifter Collage :iconcartoon-knight:Cartoon-Knight 22 0 Gif | Echo by ani-cel Gif | Echo :iconani-cel:ani-cel 22 1 Drifter Gif by ani-cel Drifter Gif :iconani-cel:ani-cel 39 11 Comic 1006 by nellucnhoj Comic 1006 :iconnellucnhoj:nellucnhoj 218 16

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Hey all, got a broad, overarching, difficult question for all of you.

How do I make my art worth selling?

See, various factors are conspiring to make me ambitious that my work might actually be worth money...someday. Right now I'm not confident enough in my work to ask for money; everyone I know that takes commissions has an established style and/or extremely high quality of product. I...do not have these qualities. Either of them.

Now the first obvious fix is practice, yes, I know. But that's not entirely what I'm asking. What I want to know more, I suppose, is what are people willing to spend money on? Is there a particular medium, style, etc. that's (reliably) in demand? What should I focus my efforts on practicing? Or should I keep my generalist attitude and just try to hone whatever I'm most comfortable with? 

Alternately, what's a good way to break in to/start monetizing my work? Small, cheap commissions (sketches, headshots, etc) would be my best guess but I'm just not sure. It all begs the question of how do I show others (and prove to myself too, I guess) that my art is worth something more than a comment or a fave?

Thanks for the input in advance, I'm going to leave this one up for a while to see what comes my way. Until next time.
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  • Watching: Let's Plays
  • Playing: Eclipse Phase, Pathfinder
  • Eating: Kale chips
  • Drinking: Water

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SableGear
the first SableGear
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
~Art Style: I'm mostly an adapter; I prefer to put my own spin on existing creatures/characters in drawings, sometimes altering existing pictures. I've got a small base of OCs and adopted characters I'm trying to flesh out.
~Writing Style: My fanfic is tangential and expansion-oriented; exploring dimensions of the mythos and characters not obvious in canon. My own stuff is primarily basic fantasy with a touch of the surreal. My poetry is mainly freeverse or has a simple scheme.
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:iconkinokashi:
kinokashi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch~+
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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:iconchristopher-stoll:
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
If you enjoy my anatomical artwork please check out my PokéNatomy Kickstarter!

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:iconprincessdargon:
PrincessDargon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!!! I just wanted to say hi!! How have you been?
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Been alright I guess. Living with the bf, graduated from my uni and trying to find a job. How about you? =)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching :D
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:iconvanad1um:
VANAD1UM Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch.
I really appreciate it~
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:icontheowlgoesmoo:
TheOwlGoesMoo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
[random, but] I love your icon. ^^ After Dark, right?
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup. The winged toaster is my spirit animal XD
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