Site List: Graphic Artists

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Post » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:19 am

Gentlepersons,

I've collated the following list of sites from numerous forum threads as well as personal research, and have currently organized them into eight general categories: broker sites, fixed-price assets, free art assets, freelance forums, galleries, job bidding, job opening, and miscellaneous.

Please correct the sites, suggest new ones, and tell me which are flat out wrong. Thanks for your help!!

--RE

P.S. I'm only interested in the mechanical labeling of said sites, not ethics and morality, which may be best discussed on the Scirra Forums here (Ethics of Job Bidding) and here (Find 2D Artists).

Graphic Artist Site List

Key: Scirra Site Member; Construct 2 Licensee

Scirra Member Private Sites

bladesquad Gallery, Contract
Debug Design Gallery, Contract
Indie Game Designer Fixed Price, Contract
Mateusz Wjcik Gallery, Contract
Quire Graphics Gallery, Contract
RicoD Blog/Gallery, Contract, Royalty/Profit-Share, Elance, Freelancer
Shadow-Embryo Gallery, Contract

Broker Sites Client submits a project, site administrators match with artists.

DesignCrowd
Freelanced (contact broker only: payment via private arrangement)
Hire an Illustrator

Fixed-Price Assets

DravenX Games
EatCreatures
GameTextures.com
Graphic Buffet
Graphics 4 Games
iStockphoto

Free Art Assets Free-for-Use Art, subject to variable licenses.

letsmakegames Asset List (link list to free art, textures, sound, music, 2D graphics, animation, icons, fonts, text, and commercial resources)
Lost Garden Free Art Posts/Assets/Links
Open Clip Art Library (public domain clip art)
Open Game Art
Texture Freaks

Freelance Forums

oo Method 1: Artists post availability and art samples, and consider offers from clients.
oooooindiegamer Forum: Art Portfolios

oo Method 2: Clients post jobs, and consider offers from artists.
ooooodeviantART Job Offers Forum
oooooGameArtisans
oooooGameDev
oooooindiegamer Forum: Help Wanted
oooooPixel Joint Job Offerings Forum
oooooScirra Help Wanted Forum
oooooTIGForums Paid Work Forum
oooooWay of the Pixel Job Offers Forum

oo Method 3: Both 1&2
oooooGameArtist Employment Forum
oooooindieDB Job Board
oooooKongregate Collaborations Forumm
oooooOpen Game Art Open Commissions Forum
oooooProgrammer Meet Designer

Gallery Site

Directory of Illustration
Hire an Illustrator
Newgrounds
zhibit

Job Bidding Clients post jobs, contractors submit proposals.

Aniboom
Elance
Freelancer
Guru
oDesk
vWorker (frmr. Rent a Coder)

Job Openings

CreativeHeads
indeed
Krop
Simple Hired

Miscellaneous

Freelance Switch: The Monster List of Freelancing Job Sites
Lost Garden List of Game Artists

Slated for Deletion
Imagine Animation
Animation Village Animator Directory
Yahoo Design Arts>Graphic Design
Illustration Mundo
World Artist Directory

Sources:
@JACLEMGO
@jogosgratispro
@brunogruber
@Knudsen
@jchamplain
@dbugdesign
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Post » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:23 am

@RandomExile - Thank you! I was thinking about collating a list, but you've saved me the trouble :) Great work - this is going straight into my bookmarks!
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Post » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:11 pm

Glad it's helpful! If they don't check in on this thread, I'll contact the original posters to see if they can clarify categories, and I'll start vetting each of the sites.

[Edit: Thanks, @JACLEMGO for the input!]RandomExile2012-09-18 06:55:48
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Post » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:24 am

Pretty awesome list. Kudos to you!
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Post » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:37 am

Thanks! A lot of people posted some excellent leads.

As I'm vetting the sites, I'm converting the bare addresses to embedded hyperlinks, which can be considered a progress monitor. =) After I get this initial list squared away, I'll start adding a few paid asset sites, too, like iStockPhoto and others. iStockphoto isn't ideally suited for traditional game development (they only rarely allow contract work), but the art can nonetheless be purchases and adapted, particularly for backgrounds.RandomExile2012-09-18 05:15:29
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Post » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:12 am

Mods, given the overlapping subject matter, I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in Tools/Resources. Thoughts?
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Post » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:19 pm

Could you stick my two sites on?

http://www.debugdesign.com (for custom work)
http://www.graphic-buffet.com (game graphics online store)
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Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:42 am

I've now vetted all of the original suggestions from the Scirra forums, and added a number of my own. Thanks to everyone for your input (and debugdesign, you'll see I added the store to the list -- nice work!), and please continue to add to the list! I'll keep updating as I run into promising leads.

Cheers,

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Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:54 am

If you would be so kind as to add my website as well.
http://www.dravenxgames.com - Spritepacks , Free sprites and business logo's.
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Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:49 pm

Wow, thx @RandomExile for the list.
Worth it :)
Enlik Tjioe
Game Programmer

Image

www.touchten.com
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