Let me please stress that again - I cannot work for free. I make my living as a freelance artist, without being paid, I can't survive.
Pictures are also not $1 each (or anywhere close to that). If you're serious about hiring me, keep in mind that most projects start at $75 per page/panel and that's for projects with at least 10 pages. The price can go much higher, depending on the complexity of the scenes/characters/renders needed. And sometimes, they do cost less than $75 per panel too.
This happens more often than you'd imagine. Time is money, you're paying for my time/talent, and you're going to be charged accordingly. I do make deals on large projects, and I frequently give away bonus pages, just ask the people I've done work for.
4: I want to pay you to make a book cover at Print Resolution, what does that cost?
It's probably a lot more than you're willing to pay. High resolution images can take a very long time to render, even on my computer, be ready to pay for that time. Keep in mind the more complex the image is, the longer it will take to render and the more you're going to pay.
5: I want to commission you to illustrate my story, but I won't pay you until you're all finished with it.
Nope. That's not going to happen. I don't start on any projects until there's some agreed upon down payment for the work, and I do not deliver final images until I've been paid in full.
6: How about you do all of my illustrations for the exposure it will get you on my website, that's worth more than paying you.
Yeah, that's never going to happen either. I'm pretty sure that when I go to the grocery store and try to purchase a dozen eggs, a carton of milk, and a loaf of bread with "exposure", I'm going to be escorted out the door.
8: I need images of a girl doing ____ with a moose.
Everybody has the right to like whatever they want within legal bounds, or in the dark recesses of their minds, but that doesn't mean that I just because I'm a freelance artist that I will illustrate a picture of anything for you. If a project sounds like something that I don't want to do, I'll let you know and I expect to be treated with the same respect you would for yourself.
To clarify a little further: I do create a lot of adult content, but that doesn't meant that I'll illustrate anything out there.
9: I need you to make an image using ___ character, wearing a aqua blue turtle neck sweater and black leather pants, standing like this, using this gun, pointing it this way, while in this setting, with these lights, and ____ girl gasping this way, with carrot red hair, wearing this dress, with blue eyes, holding a white swan, while a murder of ten crows spell out the word "shock" in the background, and since I already did all of this art direction work, I shouldn't have to pay you more than half your usual fee.
No thanks - go get your own 3d app and make it yourself.
10: I want you to reference these photos of my girlfriend, or this girl I know from work for the story.
Sorry, I don't use "real people" as references. I don't mind referring to a celebrity, but I don't want to make it look exactly like anybody.
11: Does anybody actually read these?
You can view all of the unfinished pages at tgcomics for free.
I use Victoria 4 and Michael 4 for almost everything in Poser. (www.daz3d.com)
16: What is your next Premium TG Comic, and when is it coming out?
My next Premium TG Comic is called "Demotion" and the first issue came out in Spring of 2016 and the second issue hopefully in the Fall of 2016. It is planned as a four issue series.
17: Can I ask you any Poser questions, or how you made a specific image?
Yes, go for it. I always try to help out if I can with any Poser or art questions.
18: Can I give you Poser files in trade for your work?
This has come up a couple times now. If you're a vendor and own the rights to the files in question, maybe we can trade. - But do not offer me pirated files.
19: Can I ask you how you did ____ in that one picture?
Yes, I'm thrilled to answer questions like that, because I already know the answer!