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Winter Scavenger Hunt
Dec 5, 2016 #event

Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

Xmas Charity Volunteers
Nov 28, 2016 #event

It's almost time for our annual GASR Xmas Charity Event, and we are in need of volunteers who would be willing to make artwork for GASR's donors. If you are interested, please click here to sign up. The deadline to become a volunteer is Dec 10.

GASR Secret Santa
Nov 14, 2016 #event

It's time for GASR's annual holiday event: the Secret Santa gift exchange! Get your hot cocoa to marshmallow ratio perfect and your mistletoe hung up because it's time to get those art gifts wrapped and under the tree for a happy holiday surprise. Click here to join the fun, and make sure to sign up before the 25th of November!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Oct 29, 2016 #event

It's about to get spooky with the Halloween scavenger hunt! Put on your masks, makeup, and your witch hats because everyone can join! Young, old, artist, non-artist, passer-by, moose, potatoes, or any living or my favorite… non-living may join. Click here to join the fun. This event lasts from Oct 31st - Nov 14th. Check out the cool prizes!

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I have been an artist on gasr for almost 5 years now, It took me so long to get to where I am now, and I am still learning. I'm currently a intern for makeup, still in school and have a part time job. Art has always been apart of my heart and it always was that "stress reliever" whenever i needed it. I have been into arts since the 5th grade once I started to draw on pencil and paper, and in 8th grade I found digital art and the amazing art of makeup. When I grew older, I found that art was all about me and I wanted to succeed in it. Many friends supported me in trying to work harder, many people helped me get to where I am now. Without art, I have no clue what id be doing. I enjoy seeing people's faces light up after I finish a piece or after im done beautifying their "imperfections". THAT inspires me.

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Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:59 am
I don't think GASR would be the right venue for that, since the focus is mostly on IMVU, OC, and traditional art, nothing business related.

Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:02 am
@Queen wrote:
I don't think GASR would be the right venue for that, since the focus is mostly on IMVU, OC, and traditional art, nothing business related.

Yeah I figured that. But this forum isn't based on imvu anymore (I recall the staff stating that a year or so ago) so people outside of imvu come here to buy and sell art that isn't imvu related.
But I guess people here don't really want logos.
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:10 am
Mmm, I know staff want GASR to be less reliant to IMVU and open it up to a broader range of both buyers and sellers, but most of the people who actively use the forum still come from IMVU, so it's still based around the site.

Even if they don't use IMVU as actively as they use GASR, IMVU credits are one of our main currencies still and is why most people here still use their accounts.

From my perspective, a lot of the people non-IMVU related don't stick around for too long because people don't want to pay more than the prices they've been accustomed to paying.  You can get a half-body portrait here for $10.  That's highway robbery for someone who comes here from dA that normally charges $60+ for a half-body.  

Opinion aside, I think you should post your examples on outlets like deviantart, since I do know artists who have gotten contracts with businesses and even game developers through showcasing their artwork on there.
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:44 am
I don't think GASR is the right place for logo's
Maybe you could try this one: http://99designs.nl/
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:31 pm
GASR allows logos, but it is not too popular. The main place I see it in in requests, and some look for it to be cheap and free since most don't understand that they are buying more than just rights to display the art (but can actually own it and make profit on its use), but that we also have a lot of legal contractual information we have to go through to prevent various thefts/not receiving payment/etc. Plus, they aren't just buying the logo; it's branding them, and it's a thing all customers will remember and attach with their business. It's a lot of work, and many people on GASR are still paying with credits or they are not willing to pay the price.

Personally, $5 is way too cheap in my opinion. The price varies, but its something you need to set and establish. Underselling seems like it can bring more people, but it can actually cause a ton of problems. While being new and not having a ton of experience with customs does impact it, it is no reason to lower your price if you feel that it is worth more.

A site I use is the Professional Association for Design. They have everything from programs to resources (that include jobs for freelance), but it is for people in the United States. It has some good resources though. You just need to pay attention to which jobs need you physically present (and part of why I'm providing more resources below...)


Australian Graphic Design Association would be similar for you in that they have resources and articles, but you can also list yourself for potential clients.

And here is the International Council of Design. They have similar resources and jobs available all over the world.

Here is on interesting article on AGDA about some things people run in to and struggle with.

"Lessons from a Young Designer" is another AGDA article, but from a young artist who grew popular on Pinterest and what she learned from that.

Oh, and for a giggle and shaking your head at situations: CFH is one of my personal favorite sites to browse.


Ok, I'll stop with the resources for now. There are many, many more out there that can help you out when it comes to finding a good place (and how) to advertise/promote your art as well as some other things.
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:33 pm
@Persephone wrote:

I do $5 because I'm fairly new to making logos for other people/companies. And also because at the moment I'm trying to get traffic to my Fiverr gigs (site based on things being mostly $5 + extra things cost more like source file, complexity etc) so $5 would be to get me going and have more samples to put up.

I've already sold a fair few logos for companies to use on their sites, so I understand the amount of time and effort that goes into them. But again, I just need to do a few more to gain more experience and samples so I can eventually charge more.

But thank you for the resources, I will check them out!
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:09 pm
I'm looking for a custom logo, what are your prices?
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