Let's say you have 4 months to go from complete shit deviantart tier artist to making $1000/mo on Patreon. How would you do it?
>Month 1 - Drawabox lessons - Perspective Is Easy - Keys to Drawing ~150 line control exercises and drills
>Month 2 - ctrlpaint vids - Color and Light - Gurney - Head and Hands - Loomis ~75 color and value studies ~75 face and upper body anatomy studies
>Month 3 - Start IG account - Post studies of AKB48, AOA, EXO members faces - get liked by their official accounts - Gradually add cutesy shit like small creatures on their shoulders to cleavage/abs to full blown softcore porn
>Month 4 Keep doing this until got gud and 5K followers Start Patreon $$$
Porn is everywhere. Most people don't pay for porn since it's easily accessible. Go to ghentai or any other booru, type what interests you and see dozens upon dozens of pics of comparable or better quality than what you would produce.
So people will pay for porn only in 2-3 overlapping cases: it's a new and heavily popular stuff and such porn doesn't exist yet (like I don't know - Deadpool + Antman from newest movie), it's hard to access fetish stuff and a commissioner wants personalized fapworks.
I don't have to tell you that everyone wants to jump on those new fanarts and fetish stuff and you'd have to really be a tryhard to get money out of this and outcompete 1000 other fucks who had exact same idea. Or try to outsmart NSA and draw guro scat child gangbangs for inbred retards living in the swamps of Louisiana.
This is why it's so hard to make profit on that, if you'd think for a minute it's obvious.
Brotip #2: Similar applies to lots of other types of art. It's either drawing what people want NOW and staying current or taking a niche with your distinctive artstyle, ideas + subject matter.
So good look becoming fantasy video game illustrator and making money in the future if you aren't willing to draw art for shitty mobile "japanese rpg" apps.
>>2389479 You're seeing it all wrong, first of all.
Think of porn as the icing on the cake. If you have a following, you'll get x amount of money depending on how many followers you have. But if you draw porn, you'll get MORE from those same followers. Ya dig?
it is easy mode. relatively. currently pulling in 800-1000$ a month, but my hourly rate is around 15$. better than min wage, but still really tough. i think if i got into more niche fetishes, i could just lower the standard of my work to around half the time, while charging the same. then i would be sitting at 30$/h which would be pretty sweet. maybe i'll expand and give that a shot. but in terms of 'just making some money, i don't want to work a real job' porn is as easy as it gets.
100$ a month is something you can make by just begging on the internet lol.
are you good with photoshop? can i outsource some of my work to you? do you know what a flatter does? i can easily put 200-300$ a month in your pocket but wether that's a lot or not really depends on how comfortable/fast you can work with photoshop. if you are not somewhat good already it'll be slave labour.
>>2390375 makes a lot of sense actually, I don't actually use color but when I was experimenting with it I spent a good chunk of time trying to figure out a way to fill with color the drawings I had already spent so much time carefully linedrawing. It felt like doing the same thing twice in a row, it's definitely not a fun part imo. If that flatter guy makes his layer smarts, the colorist can completely change the colors as he see fit and then add the fancy stuff.
get into porn. you get in easily, snowball easily, and you can start gaining experience in terms of professionality (tracking your $/h, gaining experience dealing with clients, including shit clients, gain xp in terms of self promotion (no ego attached bc pseudonym so you are free to be an embarassing annoying cunt) etc etc.
i genuinely believe long term it can be worthwhile too (even if you have higher aspirations professionally with your art) for two reasons:
1) at some point you can transition into a very lucrative $/h thing were you leverage your following and fanbase to run for instance some kind of webcomic or something. you put out one page every two weeks (takes you 8 hours) and since you are popular af you cash in via patreon... say... a monthly 1500 or something. at that stage you don't do comissions anymore (much lower $/h) but just keep the popularity train running and people interested with consistant comic updates.
2) your popularity never really goes away. you can at any time of need (say you are now 3-4 years into professional illustration freelancing but suddenly lost a big client and need 1k$ this month for an unexpected reason) jump back into the porn game and pull out a handful of pre-payment money, which you can then spend, and then you start working through the comission queue. it's quite forgiving and i see a lot of popular furry artists who suddenly pop up 'yo guys comissions are open! 10 slots!' and boom the next day they have 10 comissions and 2000 or so more $ on their paypal. ok more like 1700 bc fuck paypal but you get the idea.
i did the math on this once. let me see if i can do it again, i'll use conservative estimates
so, there's 7.5 billion ppl on earth. (google)
3.3bil have internet access. by the time you are a skilled artist (say 2018) that number will be... say 3.5bil
out of those 3.5bil people, it's reasonably to assume 90% consume pornography -> 3.15bil
out of those it's reasonable to assume 25% will seek out drawn porn -> 787.5mil
out of those it's reasonable to assume 66% communicate sufficiently well in english -> 519.75mil
out of those it's reasonable to assume 10% are willing and able to pay money for porn comissions -> 52mil
out of those it's reasonable to assume 10% have taste bad enough that they would be willing to comission your shitty art -> 5.2mil
out of those it's reasonable to assume 5% are into the particular look and subject matter of your porn -> 260k
out of those 20% actually find your work within the cluttered filthy swamps of hentai foundry or wherever -> 52k
out of those 50% prefer another artist over you, because whatever fucking reason -> 26k
that's 26000 people, with internet, who like porn, have money, are willing to buy custom drawn porn, like your work over that of your niche-competitors, speak good english, have shit taste so they like your smut, like your particular fetish niche, and find you.
26000 people anon. if you provide enough value for them to motivate them to give you just 1$ a month... even if only half of them end up doing it, you have a fanbase worth a yearly salary of 150k.
and believe me when i tell you: people WANT to do good. 1$ doesn't hurt anyone and if they can keep their favourite smut artist going, they will be happy to send it over. i myself send several artist 1$ each despite the fact that i can barely pay the bills.
also the above estimates are very conservative, numbers are likely much better.
>>2389727 The trick is actually not putting out finished works. You are supposed to study what intrests you and recreate then differently. While doing that you also have to think about your every line and try different things.
>>2390991 This doesn't apply to furry porn. There is an unlimited amount of money waiting to be spent on furry porn commissions. I'm sure if you made a Ponzi scheme with furry porn you'd be a millionaire in a year.
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