Wonderful news: The website is finally ready for public release!
This website has been made with the hopes to (over time) develop into a go-to art resource for young/hobbyist artists wanting to sell commissions, and commissioners wanting to buy their art. Artists can look through ads made by commissioners and pick out commissions they want to do, and in return, commissioners can choose which interested artist gets to do the work. (it can work in many other ways as well, it doesn’t always have to be through ads! Commissioners can directly contact any artist they like!)
This site was made specifically for the young online art community. Our intentions when building this site was to target the audience of young artists and hobbyists, as well as fans of these artists, and bring them together in one place where the community can thrive and grow.
Unlike other commissioning sites that only recruit professional/specific artists to use their site, set prices for you, take out service fees/percentages from the artist’s income, and be the middle man between the artist and commissioner, our website is completely free to use, ANYONE can join, and we’ll NEVER get in the way between an artist and a commissioner. You have the freedom and control to sell/buy art work as you please.
All payments are done on your own personal terms. No fees or charges are made in transactions because payments for commissions are not done through our site. All transactions are done however an artist chooses to do them (such as through their paypal). (For example: On DeviantART or here on Tumblr, artists use their email or the site’s messaging system to communicate with commissioners and exchange payment info. My Artist Alley.com works the same exact way. The only difference is it’s an organized “art market” and brings the art community to one convenient place!)
Did I mention anyone and everyone can join and share their creativity? It’s not just for 2D artists, it’s for all creators. Writers, Crafters, Musicians, Adult Artists, everyone.
For More information on what this site contains, please see my tag on the project here: http://latte-dah.tumblr.com/tagged/art-website
The site will definitely be slow at first because it is new, but we’re hoping that traffic will eventually pick up and it will become something everyone can use. Please signal boost to get the word out that the site is now open to the public!
This site was a project my fiance and I decided to do in our free time outside of work. We wanted to make something useful that all artists and fans can use. We hope you enjoy using the site as much as we enjoyed making it.
There are still some minor bugs that we’re working on, but in the meantime, you can sign up, explore the site, join the forum, and publish ads!