This is now the dedicated thread to ask for art, be it visual, written, or musical, pro bono or paid*. It is also the place to offer to take requests and hone your drawing skills! BUT FIRST, some ground rules:
Do not abuse this thread.
Joke requests (especially those purporting to offer monetary compensation), trolling, and negligence to follow the above rules will be punished accordingly. If this thread shows any sign of going down the shitter, it will be locked and art requests of all kinds—with the exception of standard group projects—will be banned. This thread is a gift, treat it accordingly. Edit: We have already had one incident of bad judgment and we're not even past the first page yet. Think especially hard before you post, kiddos. This is your final warning.
Requests must abide by forum rules.
Duh. But just in case you're an idiot, that means no asking for porn, pedo, or excessive gore/violence, nor engaging in behavior that is otherwise against the rules.
Posting a request does not obligate anyone to take it.
This rule should be self-explanatory. If someone does not pick up your request, deal with it. You will have the opportunity to call attention to it again later, but there will be absolutely no complaining about seemingly ignored requests, especially if they do not include compensation. This applies to those offering to take requests as well—just because you're offering doesn't mean anyone has to take you up on it. That being said...
Requests may be revived once per month.
If someone hasn't picked up your request and you are still really wanting to see your idea come to life, you may re-post it after one full month has passed with REQUEST RE-POST at the top.
Offers to take requests may be done once per day.
If you're looking to take requests, do not spam up the thread every other post reminding people you're available. If you're really dying to do something, pick up an open request.
*Negotiations for paid projects must be done off-board.
In the event that a request is for pay, all correspondence regarding it must be done privately. This includes offers to take the job, inquiries for elaboration on the request/project, and so on. Correspondence via PM is acceptable, but e-mail or instant messenger would be preferable. It is up to the job poster to provide the appropriate contact information.
I am very easy on the art forum in general, but I will hand out infractions if any of the above rules are broken. Not having read them is not an excuse.