I'm not an expert in drawing or even a novice or an amateur, just a random anon.>pic 1
The proportions and locations are just slightly off.
Mostly facial features (the eyes, the eyes by themselves are good even great it's just on the face it's weird), but that's also stylistic.
The perspective of the arm leading to the hand is off, but I can't say how because random shmuck.
Sword is a bit strange on closter inspection.
Everything individually is good, great even.
Hair is nice, body structure is good, clothing is spot on. Colors is good.>pic 2
I... haven't lookes at drawing commissions, but I will say play to your strengths (her strengths).
Hair, clothing, digital backgrounds.
Obviously nsfw always makes the big bucks, but it is a stain on the reputation that never goes away really. Not bad, but people remember.
I would suggest making a sfw gatcha style dress up 'game'.
One really well done character, then multiple outfits (and colors), multiple hair styles (and colors) for that character. Repeat. (Or trading cards, or collectables ect.)>Btw, she likes ponies and wants to comission for the fandom if anyone is interested but it's sfw-only with everything, so...there's that.
That's neat do you have a pony example?
So the price point makes sense because it's high effort long labor task. Problem is there are tons (the full internet full) of competitors. So it's high, there will be fewer people to purchase at that price point of more than 100$ since it's fully custom it's a niche area which is good.
Thirty dollars for first picture is not bad, but could be better. That is to say it's good, just better stuff.>Hold on Anon it's colored
You need marketing to people who want and need custom drawings of characters they want. At this responsible rate (the few people who pay tens of thousands per month in a single mobile game).
To succeed in selling stuff you have to have a solution to a problem.
People need that artwork -> Drawing it for them
The issue is that need is fairly low unless you seek those out thay deeply desire it.
For mass apeal sell one character to millions for cheap. Problem lots of people occupy that space.
NSFW many people are horny. The reputation stays but pays good. Lots of NSFW artists didn't want to be NSFW artists know for that.
For niche sell something 'original' for them.
For extremely niche sell to specific 'whale' individuals. Problem they have the currency to hire just about anyone for a picture. Best art.
In digital art 'mass' reproduction and editing is possible. The You-Choose fill in rest of the character things on boorus do exist.
The real issue with my advice is that this isn't something I spend alot of money or time on. So whay I say is not honed or good enough to be taken as is.