Welcome, and good luck with your project, or good luck finding the artist you need to find.
Below are my tips for advertising for help, so that you can get who you need for the job, and so that the artists can feel safe in the knowledge that they are contributing to something amazing with direction.
You are “pitching” or trying to “sell” your idea to others. Realise that just like a job interview, CV, Advertisement or anything else you need to get someones attention, trust and respect, while bringing them into the vision.
- Have an existing post count so people know you are a “real” member. This is of course not always possible, but is the easiest way to gain trust.
- Show a substantial amount of high quality previous work when requesting others to help on a project, or show that commercial offerings are legitimate. People will follow those who are heading somewhere exciting.
- Link to a pre-made structured website, or project page that proves its real, and existing effort is being spent on your behalf.
- Write your request with as much background information as possible.
- Structure your request visually well, breaking it up into sections, and titling each.
- Don’t ask for someone to email you for confirmation or to join your team… people need to know you are committed to coming back and checking your posts. Otherwise you could be posting at every 3d art forum on the net and expecting people to roll in from everywhere.
- Email addresses may be removed from threads by first time posters depending on the quality of information or circumstances
- Threads may be locked or deleted if the request is poor. It is your responsibility to re-post your request with sufficient information.
Good luck with a successful proposal. There are people out their who are keen to help/work, and we welcome your posting your jobs/projects.