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Would / Have you ever commissioned an artist to draw their own character? (For example commissioning me to draw Ahk, Koko, Aros, etc...) 

48%
71 deviants said No! I'm commissioning for me, not for them. I want my character!
30%
44 deviants said Maybe, it depends on if the artist says it is ok.
23%
34 deviants said Yeah, I'd love to see some cool art of my favorite character!

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Enadarxel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I had commissionned two other artists to draw their character with one of my characters. I also commissioned you to draw a character of mine with some of a friend. I'm at this point where good art is abundant, where mixing universes make the whole commission more exciting.
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Iiwi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
No I wouldn't commission an artist to draw their own character.
I would only do that if I really really liked them, and they only did fanart or redentions of series that isn't theres' if i really wanted to see there original art i may? but then again if they are solely doing this I am probably not watching them anyway. I like original content more then fanart content and sometimes I see if they become original like some have.
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Kaymaro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just artist character? I think no :'D
But commissioner oc+artist oc sounds pretty good for me~

But I got commission in real life where I had to draw my own character with flowers as gift to other person :'D
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KolaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow Kay! Someone really commissioned you to draw your own character? xD lucky...
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Kaymaro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes :'D
It was traditional Ktchi with flowers. I don't even have a scanned version of it, I gave original to person right after doing it :'D
It was mostly joke thing for fun, he paid with box of milky ways :'D All persons from this action from my gaming team~
But I think it still counts, I have to draw my own character anyway :'D
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KolaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh I've never seen your traditional drawings! Other than the adopt sketches of course~ but I wish i was commissioned to draw my own character!
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Kaymaro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mostly because I don't have any solid things for doing traditional art~
:'D
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Noxivaga Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm not trying to sound egotistical, but that character has to blow me out of the water to have me even consider it. Personally, I think mine are pretty well done. c;
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I've commissioned shirotsuki to draw her own character before.
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No, tbh I rarely ever commission people, but that's a really nice idea. :D I'll have to do that sometime.
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costume-cat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student
To be honest I only commission my own characters, not because I don't love the artists characters but because I don't get fan art of the characters I love so much it's just my way of getting that I guess. If they are friends I sometimes ask for a commission with my character and another. That's just me personally I am sure others have other thoughts on the subjects.
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I asked for a commission with a character of mine AND a character of the artist's together... It ended up being cancelled but the artist was fine with doing it, even though she didn't know me very well.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I've though about these since they offer a chance to make both people happy! :D
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
na, maybe drawing my character WITH their character but unless they really never draw their character, or you want something super specific I don't see the point. Once I saw someone commission someone to draw rainbowdash just standing there in the MLP style, seriously what is the point in that? Also as an artist  I would feel like I was ripping someone off if I let someone commission me to draw my own characters.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess I ask since at signings and such, people ask the artists or famous people to draw their characters. So possibly it's a "how famous is the character thing"? I know there have been many times people have requested me to draw my characters ding this or that and while I want to draw them, I don't really have the opportunity since I'm so busy with the thesis/comic, freelance and homework. Personal work to draw my characters in a non comic context doing fun things or with other characters is really nonexistent. I don't think it'd be a rip off at all. I mean they'd get access to a large file/fl res of my own character and possibly some really cool work from me personally. IDK I was really curious after talking to some people about convention stuff, so I posed it to my watchers. XD
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Ailithir Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
If I could afford commissioning people as much as I like, I definitely would. *^*
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So what if you could only afford one or two?
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Ailithir Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
If I could afford two commissions, one would be of my characters for I love to see them drawn by other people. Especially if they're people I hold in esteem high enough to actually pay to see them draw something mine.
The other would be of one of their characters, maybe one they didn't draw for a while or the one with the design I love the most, for that's another thing that I love to see *^*

This goes also if I couldn't afford both on the moment but I were to know surely enough that I'd be able to afford them. If I were to commission you one of your characters, I'd wait for you to open human commissions and ask you for a human Tuhk probably =V
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Skeliid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that more than often for me, XD I love to see them draw their own characters
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really cool! I have gotten so much art of my own, and then some fan art, so I wanna se other artists draw their own more. I know how it feels to be trapped in an endless cycle of commissions/freelance. 
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Skeliid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I feel you.
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ArcadianPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I actually did this recently. I commissioned an artist to draw a character of their choosing just because I wanted them to take some time to draw for themselves because they work really hard and are always so nice even when people are jerks.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is usually the reason I do this. Sometimes they don't draw a character I like for a long time, so I would commission it just to see it again. 
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ArcadianPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
agreed <3
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dustinwilson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Haha. Yes. Commissioned you to draw Ahk since I have no characters. XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, that was one of my fave ones ever. I actually recently had someone else commission Ahk! So I will get to draw him again soon for fun! :la:
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dustinwilson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Awesome. Ahk is cool. :)
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MrConfusedTurkey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your perspective on this, I imagine it is extremely relieving for people who have an emergency or live off of commissions/rely on them for part of their income.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It is, since I live off of commissions, I don't really have time to do fun art. Yeah I get to draw them in a comic sense, but I'm never getting to draw all the personal stuff I have or want to finish up or work on. IT's rally fun when I get a commission like that to just have fun. It really is a breath of fresh air. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
On a personal note, I have commissioned artists to draw their own character. It is insanely rewarding as it is usually something the artist loves in the first place or rarely gets time for personal art. Getting some extra cool stuff and making an artist insanely happy makes me happy, so I like doing it. 
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