ALSO SORRY IF THIS IS IN THE WRONG SECTION. No idea where to post this. D:
I have asked this idea in a different forum before but I didn't get a response so I was hoping I get some feedbacks from here. ^^;
//you can skip to the bottom for my actual question.
You see, I've been thinking a lot lately about joining the Artist Alley, but how horribly complicated it is for me to actually get a tablet nowadays (Especially due to me never making it in or have enough NEW examples xD). So I thought, what would be a good way to advertise? Then I began browsing the deviant art and saw a lot of Charity Journals and Artbooks and thought, "I want to contribute to this... But how would I do it?"
A lot of these kind of advertisement are looking for artists with professionalism or uniqueness in which I don't have (Since I'm one of those generic anime artist) and that's what got me thinking; "What if I gave away free keychains to those at the con itself?"
I understand it's hard for some people to get art because they are low on budget, or like some, don't have a pass to get into the con. But at the same time, isn't it nice to get something free every now and then?
Of course, I won't be drawing EVERY popular anime, but mostly what I cosplay or what my friends cosplay as.
For example, I'm going as Add from Elsword (And two others that I won't state yet).
So I have a preview of a chibi sketch that I'll be handing out at Kumoricon 2014. ADD Chibi
Budget will be a problem for me, so I'm thinking of what ways to keep this going. I want everyone to have a great time at the con (And to bring a smile here and there), so getting a little keychain every now and then would be kind of awesome right? I was thinking of doing the Convention's Mascot, but I didn't think it would be right because I want to cosplay things I like, y'know?
I'll be making it more fun by having people answer questions about
1. Where I'm from (Like what anime or game).
2. What character I am
Sure it wouldn't be stuff OTHER people would like, but hey, who can complain about free things? ^^
I wanted to ask for donations if possible ONLY at the con, but then it would be like asking to buy my art which I thought would be the complete opposite of what I want!
So do you think this would be a good idea?
What ways can I keep this going?
Should I do more popular animes?
Would this cause any problem for other artists? (More of a sense like competition. I'm not trying to steal costumers or anything, but I want to know if this will become a real problem D: )