I recently started spending my credit from my gig to purchase illustrations for a special project. I spent a good hour researching the right artists for my projtect.
I came across many artists with copyrighted work as examples. One seller has a frameshoot from the new Harley Quinn cartoon and changed the photo’s hue to appear to be original. That is not an example of an illustration from the artist. Only a foolish buyer would fall for it. I have seen sellers with prices of $35 and more, and their examples are copyrighted materials.
Show your actual talent and designs as examples. I certainly will not buy anything from anyone with examples that are copyrighted.