I sometimes do art trades if, and this is gonna sound mean, I like your work. After all, the essence of trading is that you get something that you like, in return for your work.
They start at 500 per character, 800 if human since clothing is a pain. People tend to complain about anything above 10 points (especially in the case of adoptables) but 1 point is not 1 USD, but much, much less. Please check deviantART Points to get an idea how cheap points really are.
Also, whether I accept them or not, depends on my mood. Right now (February 2012) I'm in the mood for cartoonish animals (Lion King, Farthing Wood, Balto,...) so assume I'm more likely to accept those rather than anime, for example.
Each additional character is the same price, and a background costs as much as the most expensive character.
They start at $5 per animal character, $10 for a dressed human.
You can also commission me by the hour, this is $10 per hour and 2.5 hours count as 3.
Yes. Next Kiriban is 266,666 pageviews. Send me a screen shot and a keyword that you want the picture to be all about "My 20 OCs plus my fursona having an orgy" is not a keyword. "Orgy" is a keyword.
Here are themes I'm likely or unlikely to draw, even for money, at this moment (September 2011):
-Felines, Canines, Vulpines, Hyaenidae
-Anime, mecha, humans, humanoids, backgrounds, inanimate objects
Expect a response or the finished product within reasonable delays, such as up to 2 weeks, unless a deadline is given. I may or may not accept the deadline, which I will let you know before it runs out.
To get an Idea:
Here's a few things with a price estimate. Note that going for a simple/recycled/gradient/no background will always come out cheaper than the price estimates below in cases of present backgrounds.
This is about 9 hours of work (=$90), but I'm willing to do similar for
$50; it will be nowhere below 5000 Points for a point commission. Around 1/4 of that price would go in a background this elaborate.
500 Points or $5.
Around 1200 Points or $12
Nowhere below 5000 Points or $50.
Around 3000 Points or $30.
From 1500 Points or $15 up without the background.
...now if you offer me 500 Points for a 10 character commission, please know that all I will do with that, is laugh and dismiss with no further comment. You have no idea what you're asking For me, it's not about how much you have, but about how much work I'm looking at.