First of all, I don't get anything for recommending these artists. I'm just doing it to help ya'll out and them out.
I love deviantart and I commission a lot of pictures of my characters. (You can see them here! Aren't they pretty?!)
But I've noticed that not many other roleplayers (on any RP site I've been to) commission artwork like that. I've run across a few people that draw their own characters (that's amazing) and plenty that are too young and therefore broke to do it. And people that don't bother with pictures at all because they think it's wrong to use pictures they've just found somewhere.
You might not realize that it's possible to get your character drawn for $1 BUT IT IS. So this should be an option for everyone.
ARTISTS COMMISSION PAGES & PRICES & EXAMPLES
*You'll need a paypal account that's connected to your bank or a credit card. And when you send the money, you'll send it to a friend not as "goods and services."
*There are additional options in the links. I am only referring to the cheapest options in this post. If you want a half or full body sketch or to have it colored it will cost more, obviously. Also, a lot of times there are discounts if there is more than one character in the same picture!
*Some of these artists might close their commissions after they get some, so try to notice if it says "Open" or "Closed" within each link.
$1 bust sketches like this: Pretty good, right? Lineart for $2 & she'll color it for a total of $5
$3 Sketch Bust like this (I think this artist is a little busy at the moment but you can still try)
$4 colored bust like this I want a more expensive commission from this artist bad but I can't afford it right now xD
$5 Colored Half-Body like this:
$6 chibi color like this
$5 color sketches, half-body
$3 bust sketches, shaded like this Also: Rella & Pearl's Dad WOW, right? He's done 4 pics for me. Very great!
$7-10 colored headshot $13 for fullbody like this She's having some internet trouble, I think. But she is still contacting me like once a week. She's finished 4/5 commissions for me! That princess is one of them. She did all of them based on a description of their features and example clothes! Amaaaazing!
$5 sketch bust $10 color like this but NO background:
$20 sketch, fullbody like this
$3 shaded sprites like this: He might need a reference to do it, I'm not sure.
$4 sketch like this
$5 sketch bust like the head of this
$5 watercolor bust
$5-10 bust colored like this: And These!
$5 halfbody, $7 color like this:
I have A TON more I can link to that are $5-10. I'll add them later!
Also, for those of you that still don't want to spend any money, OR for those of you who want some inspiration, here is a great collection of anime art: http://safebooru.org/