I did this for Nancy through Fiverr. This is a caricature of Cheeko in a Superman outfit. Again, she liked the NFT look. Comic Art by Gonzalez.
This is the introduction to a video game designed to teach children about multiplication. This job was especially tough because I was only given a story and one example of each of two different characters. I had to imagine what they would look like from different angles.
Hey! I just got my first freelance job on Fiverr! Somehow, somebody found me in a virtual sea of cartoonists. Here is how it went down…
…I get an e-mail that says something like, “You have just gotten an order on Fiverr!” Now, I have to admit that I was a little bit excited. But, only a little bit, because my first two messages on Fiverr were people asking for all of my personal information so that they could get an Upwork account. They would give me $100 a week or some such rot. Well, I didn’t fall for it. Back to my story…with a little trepidation, I go to my Fiverr account and lo and behold, there is an order! This is great! So I read what the client wants me to draw and what he wants is quite a bit more than my $5.00 offering. “That’s a lot of work for a fiverr”, I think. However, it would be nice to get my first job on Fiverr, so I offer my services for two fiverrs, and he says, “Ya know what, I’ll give you three fiverrs.” Do you know what I say? I say, “It’s a deal!”
Now here’s the kicker. I had a blast drawing this. Plus, I was being paid $15.00. I was making money by having fun. I like it. However, this is not the end of the story. I sent the art to the client anxiously hoping that my humble scribblings would be worthy of his appreciation. Not only did he like it, he gave me four more fiverrs as a tip! If this is how it is in Fiverr Land, then, I think I might like it here!
Announcing my new art studio!
I got a gig on Fiverr. If you haven’t heard of it yet, Fiverr is a site where you can go to find freelancers of all kinds. Freelance writers, bloggers, videographers, photographers, artists, etc. On the other hand, you could also think of it as a site where you can offer all kinds of freelance work, like writing, blogging, videography, photography, and art, etc.
I think of it as an art studio because that is where my freelance cartooning business will be conducted. In a way, Fiverr is basically acting as my agent. They promote me and handle all of the businessy stuff that I would rather not have to mess with. And there are no upfront charges! I don’t owe them one red cent until I sell. That is when they get their pound of flesh. They get 20% of everything I make. Even though I think Fiverr is making a killing (they have thousands upon thousands of freelancers), I think that is a fair price for what they do. My only investment, so far, has been time.
Here is the downside…remember when I mentioned how many freelancers are using Fiverr? I said, “thousands and thousands”, and that is not an exaggeration. 13,404 to be exact. 13,404 other cartoonists in the Cartoons and Comics section. Talk about competition! Perhaps my style will just naturally stand out in a crowd. Either that, or I could come up with a gimmick to grab attention!
Wait! I got an idea! I am not even asking you to order anything (unless, of course, you wanted to, that would be okay, because maybe you need a new Facebook avatar or something), all I ask is that you visit my studio. How many clicks a certain gig gets is a determining factor in its position in the hierarchy. I am asking for your help and I thank you in advance. Please click on the image below to visit my Fiverr Gig!
P.S……My friend Joy has informed me that when she clicks on the image, it asks her to “get account”, and well, frankly, I think that kinda sucks. I was hoping that it would take you directly to my profile. When I click it, that is what happens (maybe because I do have an account). At any rate, I think the click actually counts so keep on clicking, please! And, you know what? Maybe you should get an account. What does it cost you? A couple of minutes? You can get just about anybody to do just about anything you need! Check it out!