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Eclipse Phase - Lambdaween by SableGear Eclipse Phase - Lambdaween :iconsablegear:SableGear 0 0 HLD - Restraint by SableGear HLD - Restraint :iconsablegear:SableGear 3 3 More Processed Royce for fun by SableGear More Processed Royce for fun :iconsablegear:SableGear 3 3 Draw the Squad- Pyre imminent beatdown by SableGear Draw the Squad- Pyre imminent beatdown :iconsablegear:SableGear 4 0 Draw the Squad- Pyre friend-ship by SableGear Draw the Squad- Pyre friend-ship :iconsablegear:SableGear 2 0 Cloudside AU Fan Triumvirate Sigils by SableGear Cloudside AU Fan Triumvirate Sigils :iconsablegear:SableGear 3 7 HLD - Rumors of my demise by SableGear HLD - Rumors of my demise :iconsablegear:SableGear 12 0 HLD - Blind Obedience by SableGear HLD - Blind Obedience :iconsablegear:SableGear 6 1 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 7 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 8 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

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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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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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SableGear Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks it's...unfocused :P
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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Krav1tzz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for fave! =)
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SableGear Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  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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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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SableGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Every word a defiance"
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vitery Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"i can hear oh i can hear"
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SableGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Think I'll go where it suits me"
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nickalive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
grato pelo fav
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