Friday, 18 June 2021

Best Ways To Make Money With Fiverr As An Artist


Fiverr is a Freelancer website in which you can set yourself up as a freelancer on many areas that you are skilled at and make money from the tasks that you complete for Customers. We are going to explore how you can make money through this website as an Artist in a series of blog posts.

Important Note: I will say that Fiverr isn't for everyone as there are some annoying things about using this site, such as the cut that Fiverr takes out of your earnings and even any tips that you may receive, but having said this, it's a site that exists to bring freelancers and Customers together for mutual work based offers, so the site itself would need to make something to host and maintain the website.

You'll also find that sometimes it's a small percentage of Customers that can really hinder your progress on the work that they ask for. We all know that some Clients can be quite demanding and in turn ask you to revise an order several times which can become an issue and one that you will have to address if you want to carry on providing Services through Fiverr.

Starting out on Fiverr: Provide A Need

When beginning to make that decision to use this Freelance option for your art, you have to decide first of all what you yourself are going to offer and whether your Customers will actually buy, so first look on the actual homepage and search for what it is you are going to offer and see if the Gigs pop up. Once you know that there is a market for the artwork, then you can begin.

There are many art options to create work for Clients:

  • Illustration
  • Character Concept Design
  • Children's Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Cover Illustrations
  • Logo Work
  • Tattoo Design
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Commissions
  • Graphic Design/Digital Art

The key with Using Fiverr is if you can diversify with more than one on the above list then your chances of making money will increase significantly over time as you build a reputation in each art area. But when starting out, try and build one area out first and then gradually add other strings to your freelancing art career.

Remember that you will be sending the scanned images to your customer digitally, so make sure they are high quality and high resolution scans at 300 DPI (dots per inch) or more.

Create Specific Gigs That Provide A Need

Gigs are the name for your offers and you need to really explain what you are offering and what you will not do and you need to get specific with all the keywords that you can write in your title and description so that it's clear what art you will sketch and create for the Customer.

There is space for adding some samples as well as a short video also showing you as the Artist and what work you will make. Consider filling out your Gig with everything you can to give your offer a good chance for getting searched in the marketplace.

Tip: Download the Fiverr app on your phone if you can, as you can reply to messages about orders through your phone quicker and also if you leave the app open then you will be classed as Online through the Fiverr search filter, so you may get more enquiries.

Always Offer Extras

On each Gig you create, you have the option to add gig extras to earn even more money, you can charge for each revision needed or charge extra for coloring your design. Or even charge for Shipping. Always work out what extras you can offer as you could increase your income.

Creating artwork of any kind for Clients can usually mean they will be using the design Commercially to sell or to be used again and again, so it is a good idea to offer commercial license which you can charge a fee on top for the purposes of using your art in different ways beyond the main transaction.

I myself have been using Fiverr on and off for a few years and my most popular gig over there was this one - I'll draw Black Ink Album Horror Art Illustration In the 2 years with this gig I made nearly $4,000,(which doesn't sound a lot, but if I would have focused on this alone, I would have made more!) but I didn't promote it as much as I should have as I also had other commission and freelance work coming from different sources so I couldn't commit to just this one or a handful of gigs.

Once again, this site may not work for everybody, but give it a try

I'll be writing another article about the important things to know about using this site and further money making tips next, so look for that soon.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Limited Edition Venom Colour Art Prints Now Available

 Limited edition art prints of a Venom illustration I created are available over on Zazzle.

This was created in mixed media with Copic markers, Faber Castell polychromos coloured pencils and a bit of paint.

This is also a premium priced art print with only 100 prints available in various sizes and paper types, matt or glossy.

Not interested? Well check out all the other Venom Art available over on Zazzle.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Drawing An Imaginary Dark Souls Creature Concept (video)

 Drawing an imaginary dark souls creature boss concept is something that I wanted to try and have a go at creating for quite awhile. If you've played the Dark Souls video games, then you'll know that the bosses in the game are some of the most amazing concepts I've seen and that in turn inspired me to have a go at sketching, inking and coloring a boss creature.

Here is the video - How I drew an imaginary Dark Souls Boss Creature

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Resident Evil Nemesis Head Copic Marker Art

 A couple of Resident Evil Nemesis head artworks I have been working on. The second one I started a few years back and have only just dug out the drawing under a stack of other artwork and have started to finish off the ink work and add some more colors.

The first one, sort of similar I did the basic ink drawing awhile back and colored this in on an art stream recently here - Colouring Nemesis Head Artwork 

Mainly used copic markers which are excellent for smooth blends and skin tones etc.

Drawing a Dark Souls 3 Infested Corpse (Video)

 Draw a dark souls 3 infested corpse. In this video I go through the drawing process of creating a rotten looking corpse that appears to have ghostly ectoplasmic maggoty stuff spewing out of it's belly. (sounds nice lol)

In the video I used a sheet of Strathmore Grey toned paper and some liquitex basic paints such as the neutral grey 5 and a white.

The paper really gave a great mid tone to help balance out further shades of grey and together with the inks of the undead corpse, it really stood out as a cool concept kind of sketch.

Here's the link to the video - Drawing Dark Souls 3 Infested Corpse

Or you can watch it below....