Your art is good enough to sell as soon as someone who isn't a friend or family member tells you that they want to buy some art from you.
I think my art is utter garbage but it sells anyway. I know people who think they're hot s**t but their art doesn't sell. What you think is irrelevant -- it's up to the buyer really. Just put it up for sale and see what happens.
Nahh man your work is awesome.
I've seen people who actually try to sell their crappy drawings of "chibi" anime. The thing is, some people were actually willing to buy.
I'll see how it goes, i'll see on DA if people actually want to buy my art. ;U
I've never sold any of my art, but I've been told that I should. I made an abstract wood cube sculpture for a shop class when I was at University. Another student told me it looked like something you could find at Pottery Barn, which I think was a compliment. And my brother, to whom I gave the prototype, says that he gets a lot of comments about it from his friends. So he thinks I could sell them, too. It's kind of moot, though, because I don't have a table saw or a band saw to use anymore.
people have requested my traditional work and digital work.
I've been requested to make tattoos, portraits, t-shirt designs, and now my school is asking me to design the prom tickets since I already designed their school sweaters.
Idk, I've been doing this for free too and people have felt that I should be paid, but I don't know if I'm good enough yet.
There isn't some grand poobah, official signal, or bureaucratic institution that needs to grant permission to you in order to Start Taking Money for Drawing. It's up to you to decide to take it, or what you can negotiate from people. This can happen at any point. The ultimate authority is the person who thinks they got their money's worth.
Believe it or not, taking people's money is actually a skill that artists need to learn. You learn how to create a process, and how to actually assign value to your skills (which honestly seems like it's lacking in you right now, because you keep saying you have to wait for some reason-- how do you know if you don't have evidence of this?). It helps if you start taking a little bit of money now so that you can figure out how (and where) to get a lot more money later.
If you assign a value to your work, even if it starts out modestly, you open the door for others to do so, too.
i sell art on deviantart in different styles (and different effort levels) for anything between $1 and $30.
i also sold some postcard-size traditional art for charity for £10-15 ($15-23) but i guess it's different when people are actually getting to keep the original artwork physically so you should consider that if you're selling traditional art to people in real life.
i have some bigger sculpture and clothing pieces i'd LIKE to sell for maybe $100-300 but so far nobody wants to buy this stuff from me. emo you should sell your art for what you think it's worth though and not lower the cost just because other people don't agree with the pricing, if you're serious about it.