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HungryArtists is an online community of freelance artists, designers and illustrators all looking to create custom art commissions for you!

Commission an artist quickly and easily by clicking here, just create an account in minutes and post your request. Artists will start replying with a range of portfolios for you to choose your best fit.

Welcome to /r/HungryArtists!

Commission an artist quickly and easily by clicking here, just create an account in minutes and post your request. Artists will start replying with a range of portfolios for you to choose your best fit.

Please read our rules below before posting Any questions please read our handy wiki or join our Discord

Alternatively browse thousands of worldwide artists portfolios updated daily, when you find an artist that suits your budget and style just message them directly by clicking on their username.

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Are you an artist currently seeking commissions? Post a link to your portfolio with a general idea of your pricing structure! Be sure to subscribe to the sub and check daily for new requests.

What are the rules?
We don't have many, and most of them are common sense!

If you have any issues, please message our Moderators!

Rule 1. Commissioning art

If you are commissioning a piece, please include [Hiring] at the start of your post. You MUST provide a budget IN USD for how much you would be willing to pay for your artwork. If you’re not sure of the specific number, give a rough estimate of your budget.

Please be as specific as possible with your listing and provide as much useful information as possible about the specs of the project, including size, purpose, media, and deadline.

  • When you have found your artist, please comment on your post - ' Position Filled ' to announce that you are no longer looking. This will also lock your thread.

Rule 2. Payment and Pricing

We do not allow any budgets or prices that are below $30 per piece.

  • If you are purchasing a piece that requires commercial rights, the minimum is $100 USD - With that, we will also require that if you are looking for (Work For Hire) WFH / Full rights transfer of a commercial piece, the price should reflect that. On average, the cost of a full rights transfer is 200-300% of the creation cost. Our recommended industry entry level standard is $500 per piece to take over full ownership of the image. Anyone asking for full rights below that rate will be removed.

Please use a payment processor that has buyer and seller protection with the ability to include terms and conditions, a contract, and escrow or refund options. Sites with "Goods and services" options are the most common. This subreddit recommends Artistree for the protections of all parties involved There is NO reason to use a 'friends and family' money transfer with a stranger online. It's typical for the client to cover any payment fees or for the artist to include them in their pricing.

Contracts are STRONGLY recommended for additional protection of both artist and client. Every single time without question you should have a contract, no matter what.

If you have concerns with a transaction, report it to the moderators for investigation.

  • All “bitcoin” currencies are banned and will only be allowing ‘fiat money’ or real currency from now on. No gift cards, stocks, weird e-check scams, or fortnight points and so on. Artists should be able to pay all of their bills with the money they earn off the /r/HungryArtists subreddit. ALL NFT PROJECTS ARE INCLUDED - If you are purchasing the digital publishing rights or NFT rights of a piece of artwork , that is a different discussion that both parties should agree to and be paid for. Payment in NFTs, percentages, or digital coins does NOT count as payment under rule 2

Rule 3. SPEC work

Free work is not allowed.

Do NOT ask for artists to create any amount of work before agreeing to payment and hiring the artist. Every artist hired must receive payment or the project will be considered as speculative work

Competitions are not allowed. No 5-minute sketch samples. No unpaid 'tests'. No investment opportunities. No "I'll pay you when this gets funded".

  • Please report anyone seen asking for, offering, or making free artwork in an attempt to get the job.

Rule 4. Artist Portfolios

Artists, please include [For Hire] at the start of your post. Try to include price and image examples. Be clear on your ability to ship and shipping costs if applicable.

  • Your portfolio must not require login/account creation. (ex: Instagram without an additional link) Any kind of premade items links store page is not allowed on this subreddit. Post on /r/artstore instead.

  • Artists, while commenting, please do not undercut each other in the community. The client picked their budget for a reason and with an expectation of a quality that matches that budget or higher. We are a marketplace where price is flexible but going lower is never the answer.

Rule 5. Spam
You will be warned and subsequently banned if caught doing these spam offenses frequently:

  • Posting portfolios with no correlation to clients request, eg, the client asked for an oil painting and your portfolio is 100% logo design.

  • Posting the same copy-pasted response to client requests. Personalize and acknowledge you actually read the request.

  • Linking to sites that require an account.

If you see spam or have ANY concerns with a transaction, report it to the mods for investigation.

Rule 6. Posting Limits
Do not make more than one post per week . This ONLY applies to artists' FOR HIRE posts.

Deletion of posts is discouraged for recordkeeping purposes. If there is a need, the mods can lock a post upon request.

Rule 7. Supportive and professional conduct
Be supportive and professional. If someone is doing something wrong or needs some help, politely let them know, in PM if necessary. Comments negatively criticizing art portfolios openly will be banned.

No matter the user, please don't create a hostile environment by insulting or cursing. We expect everyone to be professional and use common courtesy. Use the report button and let us handle issues. Continual hostile activity will result in a ban from the sub.

Rule 8. Art Theft
Art theft will be tolerated under NO circumstances. Do not steal other's work or IP to copy or profit from. The client has a responsibility to make sure their reference images are legal to use for their commission. Artist Credit must be given where it is due, but is not seen as a valid form of payment.

Subreddit's stance on AI Art.

As always, rules are up to moderator discretion, so if someone is being an ass, they may see consequences even if they're just toeing the line.

If you do not see your post - ARTISTS ONLY

Please note that if you have a relatively new account or very low comment karma(<25), your posts will be caught in the spam filter- No posts under 25 karma will be approved. This is a preventive spam measure for people who have no interest in participating in our community.

Posts containing shortened URLs (such as bitly, tinyurl, and so on) will be automatically removed.

Helpful Links
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If you have hired someone through this subreddit please leave a review over on /r/HungryArtistsFed

Art Credits
Header Image(from left to right):
Artists of our new banner:

/u/Baconstrap - portfolio - image

/u/Lorpo314 - image

/u/RutujaPadwal - image

/u/Yes-Sarasly - image

Amy-Rose Art & Design - image

/u/Jordanrace - image

/u/Xensoldier - image

ArtisticChaos - image

/u/Yoomookun - image

/u/mmmichelle -image

/u/Diamdesign - image

/u/Dainius8888 - portfolio - image

Sidebar Image: /u/WaarIsDeSol - portfolio - image

Updated 8/14/23


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[For hire]

  • I do not draw furries, mecha or highly detailed armor.
  • Payment 50% upfront, 50% when finished OR 100% upfront after showing sketch
18:17 UTC


[For Hire] Cute anime art commission opens for cheap 🐼 info below

1 Comment
17:33 UTC


[For Hire] Experienced Semi-Realistic Illustrator taking Commissions!


My name is Aidan, and I'm a Canadian illustrator taking commissions! I specialize in fantasy / sci-fi character work, but I have experience with all manner of illustration such as concept art, editorial, and book illustration.

A few of my most recent examples can be seen below, but for a more in-depth portfolio feel free to check out my Artstation or my Instagram here:



I can be reached by DM here on reddit or through my Instagram to discuss rates, so don't hesitate to reach out!

Thanks for checking out my post, I look forward to hearing back!




17:09 UTC


[For Hire] [NSFW] Traditional NSFW illustrations and comics, starting at $60!

I offer traditional, NSFW, black&white illustrations and comics!
Digital product! No physical copies/shipments!

All info and art examples here: https://smplscratch.carrd.co/#

DM me on any platform and let's talk! :)


1 Comment
16:54 UTC


[Hiring] Artists to help us make games! Cell Shaded 2D Western Anime Art Needed - style guide inside.

Hi, we are a game studio that is growing and want to bring on more artists.

We are currently developing an adult video game called Another Chance.

Here is our website


Warning, the website does contain nudity, so if you want a SFW version you can check out our Patreon page.


Another Chance is a point and click dating simulator with different routes and a variety of characters. It involves completing quests, solving puzzles by interacting with the world and investigating mysteries.

We are looking for artists who can help add art to the game.


We have a style guide that should explain all the basics.

Canva Style Guide


We also have this quick imgur spritesheet if the above link doesn't work:



We have been working on our game Another Chance for close to 4 years. We release an update once per month.

Each update is one quest (go here, pick up the item, talk to this character, etc) and at the end there is a sex scene.

If we can find an artist who can help us produce art for this game, that would be our highest priority.

Currently on our team, we have 1 main artist and 2 auxiliary artists. The main artist is who created the art guide, and the auxiliary artists try to copy her style, but even they cannot match it 100%, but they get as close as possible.

Also, as a game dev studio, we are thinking about branching out, and creating new games with a different style, but this is a lower priority for us. However, if you as an artist, have a vision, or a story, for a game ( you dont have to write it, we can hire a writer). But you would need to have some story you want to tell with associated characters, etc. That is another possibility.

However, right now, our biggest and most pressing priority is finding an artist who can copy our current style, the one we use for Another Chance. This task is very hard to excel at, many artists have tried, but it is quite hard to copy another artists style, especially I think our current artist has a pretty high quality. But this is crucial, because if we were to add art into the game, it cannot look like it was drawn by two separate people, everything has to be cohesive, and when put next to each other, they have to look like they came from the same artist.

My budget is around $100- $400 per piece, depending on the piece and complexity.

So if you think you might possibly be able to copy our style, please reach out to me.


  • To contact me, please reach me on Discord, I respond best there. My user is tws_team

  • Also feel free to join my server, that way you can message me directly, without sending a friend request - https://discord.gg/UfYMbkzq2X

  • When messaging me, please include sample of your writing or your portfolio in the first message.


It would be really helpful if for the first message you send me all the relevant information I need about you, like your portfolio or samples.

15:39 UTC


[FOR HIRE] Character artist

This is my first post here, so yeah, hi everyone :]

15:31 UTC


[For Hire] Hungry artist here, i do a anime style character illustration. 3 slots available

1 Comment
15:18 UTC


[For Hire] Hello, I'm a digital artist that will draw anything: Logo, Stickers, T-Shirt, Emblem Designs, Children's Book, and Illustration. DM if interested!

13:58 UTC

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