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I love doing patrons, because I know so many in the art field that it's easy for me to recommend others based on the work they do. I also like to perks, and most of all I love to support artists in there craft.  I had someone asking me about realistic anime artwork, and I showed them some examples of a tutorial posted on a patron. They really liked it, and it got the artist another pledge.

The issue I seem run into a lot is it's not always clear if the artist is active, or what you receive. When this occurs I tend to not pledge. Better to not have funds taken out if an artist is not active. I have had this done before, and I just learned that if the artist doesn't respond to my note send then I'll just simply not pledge for that month, or etc until I find out. 

I don't really have a preference if I prefer doing patrons or not. To be honest, I enjoy the ones that give discounts, or commissions due to the fact that I get these anyway. Though, I know patrons can be a lot of work for an artist to keep up with along with every day life. I've seen some of the busy posts, and it makes my head spin. So, either way I continue to support people. 
I was asked, where I get my commissions and a few other questions by a number of people. I figured I'd post something here to be helpful.

First, you need to have someplace you are looking. I choose to browse through Deviant art, I use them a lot, and I am always adding. They have commission groups as well, and they post up a wide range of commissions. Since I love a variety of styles this works perfect for me, and they offer different price ranges. 

Second, it helps to know what character you are building or if you have a reference that is a plus. A lot of artists will not do anything without a reference, or they charge more. They just need an idea of what you want, and words do not always do the same as an image.

Third, think of what type of style you like. This will have an impact on the price as well as the quality, but it would be what you want. You are the customer after all, and everyone has different tastes.

Fourth, how much do you want to spend? This will have an impact on what you get as well. Though sometimes you can catch sales, and some artists charge less. Though, it's all about in the same price range, depending on how popular the artist is.

Fifth, understand that if you get digital realistic it will cost more than a sketch without as much detail. If you get an illustration it will cost a lot more than if you get something digitalized. There are reasons for this. Time is money to an artist, and also illustrations are typically shipped to you.

Sixth, contact the artists and see if they are open. Even if they say they are sometimes they get backed up. Understand that they work to, and have lives. Don't be over demanding, but get your idea clearly across.

If the artist does not give you what you want by any means, which I had this happen only once thankfully, it's a chance you just take. However, most will not do this, and I have a great amount of trust in anyone I use old or new.

Always remember to be patient, and clear. I cannot stress this enough. I never demand an artist have a time frame, but you can. This just typically makes the price go up. 

I hope this small bit helps. If I think of anything else I will add.

Thank you!!

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WanderingSketchPad Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
aww ty kindly for the watch ^^
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Ayandarielle Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
You are welcome. In the future I do plan to post my work up if I get any up. My hands sometimes do not allow me to finish things like I want, but I can at least post progress :) 
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WanderingSketchPad Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
whats wrong with your hands? D:
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Ayandarielle Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
i have a chronic medical disorder, and sometimes the flares make it where by the end of the day I cannot hardly move my fingers. I do better with photoshop than I do trying to free hand things too much :) 
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WanderingSketchPad Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
<33 thank you for the lovely comment. you said you draw, but I dont see any art xD show us! <33
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Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the watch! :la:
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Go-Ichiro Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcakepinkplz::iconhappybirthdayplz:Airborne Airborne 
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Ayandarielle Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you very much <3 
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Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hi!
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Ayandarielle Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hello :) 
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