It has taken us over 10 years to come up with a winning formula for our creative process, but the results are in and they are astounding!
When we started offering our service, MabsArts was just one guy. Antonio “Mabs” Rodriguez, he was working out of his parent’s slow computer with a now discontinued Bamboo Fun, and he was charging $5 for completed illustration. The work was hard, it paid very little and wasn’t fun, but somehow he persisted, and after years of being underpaid he developed the MabsArts 3 step process. You get paid for everything you do in an illustration, and it works for the clients as they have complete say of how things progress based on the money they put down.
Breaking down the process and structuring into 3 steps, Mabs was able to solve his rates issues, which increased his ability to produce quality work.
If you don’t know the steps to finish your assignment there is no way you will be able to do it efficiently. By learning more about your own process and structuring it in a manner that works both in your favor and your buyer’s favor will allow you to know the estimated time of delivery. You can have good prices, quality art but if you’re often missing deadlines, or delivering rushed work, you’re not getting anywhere.
Plus knowing how much time every step of the process takes, takes a way the risk of missing deadline, and with it the stress, and stress can turn any good design into a horrible idea.
Your buyers love communication! Especially visual communication. They love to know what’s going on, a lot of artists take projects, and then disappear into their studios only to come out with finished drawings, leaving the buyers in the fence of whether or not the artists is working on their project or if they understood what was requested. By structuring your process, you have a begin an ending for each step, and with the ending comes progress shots that you can show your client. This alone will set you apart from many sellers in the market.
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