This is a post explaining my experience working with Foxie Games and how you shouldnt devaluate your craft.
1. If the client offers ridiculous payment for your work, compared to what you think its worth, dont even waste your time. Companies and clients that post jobs which require a lot of work or expect high quality and pay nothing for it have no respect for artists. Nothing good will come out of it.
2. Do not work with promises about payment after the project/task is complete. Always work with a safety payment/deposit.
3. Ignore promises for many future tasks and higher payment in next projects. "There will be a lot more work for you in the future" - At least 5 clients(even big companies) have told me this already and the only one that gave me more work was after 8 months...
So, here is the story about my experience with Foxie Games and their Art lead:
Their Lead posted the job on the Freelance jobs here on Polycount and I contacted him to get more information. I told him that I normally work with deposits to which he said they would prefer milestones. We agreed on simple milestones after finishing some simple meshes. I worked
with him for about a week trying to reach their "Commercial standards". They requested a full body horse with more than 5 accessory meshes to be textured(The meshes were badly unwrapped, no reusing on UVs and a lot of stretching). After multiple revisions, i drew the line and said, I cannot keep amending the textures while you keep changing the requirements. Since there was no concept the direction was unclear. We initially agreed on 200 Australian dollars but an artist cannot do endless revisions and spend weeks for that price. I think as a 10+ years experienced artist from which 5+ in leading mobile games I know how to create quality art that fits the brief. After I sent them a working copy of the textures they decided they do not meet their "Commercial standards" and said they only pay for completed and approved work.
I wanted to share this experience about this person's bad practices and disrespect towards the artist's craft and time so that other people do not waste their time.
I understand that people live in different countries, have different needs and could be even desperate but if you do not value your own craft, no one will. Also, by doing so you are hurting the industry.
Hopefully this helps! Thanks for reading!