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alright,

i've been trying to think of ways to make some money off of art lately, since many people around me including myself are having money troubles and/or worries and it would be awesome if i could help them out or figure out some neat little project that people would pay for...

so i had an idea...and i need all of your opinions on it...

so basically, i know alot of people have characters of their own drawn out or just stuck in their heads...and stories, multitudes of stories just lying around and sitting there...and so often i've heard people say "ah, if only i was able to draw out this character, but i can't figure out how" or "oh man, i've got this great story worked out, but i just can't manage to think of a character suitable for the plot..."
so what if i managed to pull together a small collective of artists who would take these tasks head on and create these things for a small nominal fee?
yes? no? would it work?
would you go for it?
if you would, how much would you be willing to pay?
perhaps this idea is not that great, but maybe you have some improvements in mind, or something else altogether?
any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

thanks guys!

theumbrella

EDIT: i was thinking this would be more along the lines of character design, to create/draw the characters and the like...or generally just visual aspects (ie. architecture, landscapes etc.) as i know NOTHING about writing and would eb a failure at any sort of writing suggestion...however, we could bring along to writers too help out too...
and i need to be sure this is something people would actually be up to PAYING for! as much as i'd like to go non-profit, there's no time for it that way...

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ShadowFirelaw Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if you actually feel like dealing with my crappy art and/or writing I'd be happy to try and help.
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:iconcarnivalchild:
it's a good idea in theory, but part of the attachment people feel for heir characters is the time that went into developing them as people.
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theumbrella Oct 4, 2007  Student General Artist
mmmm, it's very true, i know that all too well...
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Pensri Oct 3, 2007
i think it a great idea and i would love to help but i dont think i could do it right now because my arm is in bandages(?) so i cant draw right now ;____;
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:iconlost-my-sanity:
I tihnk it's a good idea, but, as some other people have said, it might be hard to co-ordinate...

and as for your writing skills, i think you're a fine story teller Ash! (remember the tourists? XD)
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:iconrindarro:
I commissioned an artist to draw a character I couldn't visualize, and his finished image cemented that character in my mind. So I can vouch that the process works. As long as your "clients" agree to the nominal fee before you start, I think this project would be very successful.

Oh, I'd volunteer to help out on the writing side of things, pending how busy I was with my own writing work.
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:iconlychi:
Ooh, isn't that what most studios do though? It's just like having people commission you to visualize their work (concept art, storyboarding, etc...) But more casually specialized and less strict and professional I guess. Sounds fun!
There are some interesting ideas in this journal. I'm looking forward to whatever more ideas you all come up with!
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:iconeternity9:
Sound pretty good, from my view.
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:iconkommandantsven:
Hey, that's a cool idea. Character design...

I wish I had the skills to help you out. XD
But there are plenty of great artists on dA, so good luck~
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mighterbump Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha...."Rent-a-stories"

I can see it, a series of books made by a group of artist only all the stories were not written by them.

Oh wait...that's kind of done professionaly.

Maybe if you start a webcomic of sorts where readers submit stories and bid for their story to be made next before the comic is done.

Troubleshoot ideas: Copyrighting and length of story.
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