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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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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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:iconkrav1tzz:
Krav1tzz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for fave! =)
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I love traditional ink work, I wish my stuff looked this clean and beautiful!
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:iconvitery:
vitery Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lets play contune the song ill start!"when you speak i hear silence"
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Every word a defiance"
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:iconvitery:
vitery Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"i can hear oh i can hear"
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:iconsablegear:
SableGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Think I'll go where it suits me"
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:iconnickalive:
nickalive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
grato pelo fav
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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!
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