It’s the perennial problem: You’re working on a homebrew work - as simple as an NPC or as involved as a whole sourcebook - and you can’t find artwork that really fits like you’d want. Since it’s not something that can be sold (like, say, the Genesys Foundry), sinking money into commissioning art isn’t necessarily realistic (especially for larger projects). But, at the same time, you know it’s a jerk move to ask artists to do the work “fOr ThE eXpOsUrE.”
So…what do you do? Do you make do with “good enough” (or worse) that you can find pre-existing? Or do you know/have an artist who likes playing in LFL’s IP sandbox for the fun of it, the same way you like putting together material in the IP for fun and provide you with art?
Inquiring minds want to know.