Hello and welcome to another edition of the MabsArts blog. Today I will be sharing my experience with you on how I became a seller on Fiverr, made a killing (for a while) and then almost got killed (not really) by a Hurricane. Let’s dive right in…
This blogpost is part of a series.
Meman32 was a man of many talents, but the one he struggled with the most was art.
Just as I one time had struggled with, Meman loved making games but his art was not very good. He saw one of my threads where I would show the progress I was making on my game, and he decided that my art was good enough for his games as well. At this point he messaged me privately and inquired about my rates for game art.
I had no idea this was even possible. Me? Make money creating art for games? This was like a dream come true. I was probably 12 years old at the time, and after begging my dad to let me use his paypal account. The first paycheck of my career was sent…
$60 to make the art for the first Mabelma/Meman32 game “Indirect Assault 2”
This game was nothing out of the ordinary, a cool little space shooter with a really bizarre twist on firing mechanics. It was a (pardon the pun) a blast to work on it, and despite it not doing blockbuster numbers, not only was I paid for creating the art, I was also paid some royalties (like $1.13) for having participated in making it.
This was huge for me at the time, I think I went out and bought a huge pizza that day and came back to find my parents proud and happy of my small accomplishment. However, more satisfactory than a slice of pizza was the realization that this endeavor I was engaging in could develop into something bigger.
Because it was here that I understood something very important.
“There is a huge demand for art.”