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Why is it so hard to profit from making porn?
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Same guy. He made a thread on Newgrounds.
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>>2389479
Is this you OP?

Here's why people fail

>draws like shit
>no followers/fanbase (need min 100,000 to make $1000/mo)


Why would someone pay for a pic of feces?
Why would someone pay a non-famous artist they can't show off to their friends on IG?
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You have no value until you get good.

You have no market until you get well-known.
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A QUESTION

Is it legal to make money from loli doujins?
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>>2389501
Is this the (Korean?) artist who cannot into breasts and all of his girls look like fucking aliens?
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>>2389504
I also want to know this for science
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>>2389504
yes in Japan
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>>2389504
Most western sites have seriously cracked down on that kind of content disallowing it even being uploaded.

I doubt Paypal/Patreon/Whatever would be too keen on having you use their services for that. I guess you could always get paid in bitcoin or Amazon giftcards.
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>>2389496
>no followers/fanbase (need min 100,000 to make $1000/mo)

That's a vast exaggeration. Very few artists who make 2000$+ on patreon have 100.000 followers.
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>>2389504
Check your country's porn laws senpai, in some places producing loli is a crime.
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>>2389496
>need min 100,000 to make $1000/mo

no way that is true
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>>2389479
because its harder to make yourself known in a sea where there's shitloads of competition
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ANOTHER HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION

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
$$$

what yall think?
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>>2389682
I also think you can use current fads as a multiplier

For example, putting Choa's face on Elsa.
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In this day and age we have outstanding porn artists. You can't just come up with mediocre art and average kink and hope to make a career out of it.
Better start practicing.
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>>2389705
It will looks shitty at first, but I think it can be covered with filters, blurs, chromatic aberration, effects

maybe a chibi character next to her face, or like an anime accessory in their hair or something
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What's the fastest progress you've seen posted?
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>>2389723
I don't want pic related to happen to me
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ask shadman
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>>2389504
you can as long as its kemololi
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>>2389479

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.
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>>2389504
It can be legal, it depends on your country, the country of the website's server hosting (and website domain if they are in different countries).
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Git gud.
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when are you all going to realize that this is a bubble economy like buttcoins and if you didn't get in during the initial bonanza you're fucked?
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Because payment processors don't really condone being used to pay for it.
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I thought porn was easy mode for making art monies
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>>2390198
More like hard mode.
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>>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?
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>>2390198

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.
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Guys I could live off $20-100 a month

What do you recommend I do to get those numbers? Thinks are looking grim for me and I need outside money
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>>2390285
have you considered getting gud?

Thats literally the only advice you can give about these threads. If you are shit or even slighlty above mediocre you aren't going to make anything.
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Actually, going to their Patreon homepage it looks like the real problem is PayPal cracking down on NSFW Patreon accounts.

So it's the same problem it always was: finding a payment service that isn't run by nazis.
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>>2390285

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.
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>>2390323
I'm familiar with Photoshop but I don't know what a flatter does

I already work two jobs from 8 to 8. Slave labor is something I'm familiar with
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>>2390337
Here you go anon

http://www.aliceito.com/flatter
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>>2390359
sounds like something I can do

do you work with comics anon?
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>>2389504
b-but that's despicable, anon
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>>2390359
What the fuck is left for the "colourist" to do besides adding values? Monkeyboi just did the entire page so someone else can brush and blend 10-20 strokes.

Might as well fire the colourist and hire another monkey if he can't flat and add values to a drawing.
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>>2390375
I think the purpose is to save time to make deadlines
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Is it even worth it to become a porn artist or just git gud and draw normal stuff
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>>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.
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>>2390589

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.
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>>2390936
Isn't this just really wishful thinking, even in the porn industry there's so much competition you can only stand out with super weird fetish stuff
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>>2390947

Not necessarily. InCase makes about double what Shad does, and Shad's much more into fet than InCase
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>>2390947

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.
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>>2390991
>also the above estimates are very conservative, numbers are likely much better.
it really isn't, it's pulled right out of your ass
that line sticks out the most

>out of those it's reasonable to assume 10% are willing and able to pay money for porn comissions
> 52mil
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>>2391036

well, that's just like, your opinion man.
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>>2389479
probably because you are shit and you don't have a good fanbase
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>>2389682
>being this delusional kek
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>>2389480
>>2389479
if you draw this ugly you should pay me instead for watching you
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>>2389723
I don't see it as amazing when somebody goes from total shit to pretty good.

They simply found out what was holding them back and worked at it. They always had that potential in them.
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>>2389727
I'd say this person got better, but it was just poorly re-designed so it looks like shit.

Look at the legs. Look at the texture on the armor.

Look at how much more advanced the armor is on the right.

Look at the skulls. They have significantly more depth to them.

They progressed at a steady pace and re-drew the one on the left.

It's not as bad as it looks.
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>>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.
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>>2391310
but look at the time span
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>>2389815
did they replace the artist?
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>>2390359
what a hellish job
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>>2390921
how much can I pay for some nigger to flat my drawings?
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>>2391333
Oh well my man.
At least it's not reverse progress.
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>>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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>>2391343
Isn't it easier (and cost-effective) to just do everything yourself unless you have a hard deadline?
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>>2391365
>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.

now you have my attention. can you go a little bit into detail?
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>>2391586

take out your calculator and do the math to find out. i'm at a point where i might definitely increase my $/h a bit if i hire a flatter. not yet at a point where i would be super inclined tho

(sorry anon, but i'm sure you can find flattening work if you go look for it and have some skills to show)
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>>2391680
you actually showed me a market I didn't know existed so it's all good
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