These are for a property called Far West - a fusion of Wild West, wuxia, and steampunk. They want us to do two to five audition piece to show that we can work with the combination. I'm not a fan of doing work without a guarantee for pay, but since Wizards of The Coast hasn't called me yet, I figured fuck it.
I used washes of color like in those spaghetti western posters. These subjects were from a list of subjects that the game maker sent the artists. I have ugly watermarks on these because there's a chance that these may be bought:
It's good that you keep a positive attitude
I think Verileah had a good idea in another thread, about putting your work on t-shirts. I'm sure the website that handles the business end takes a majority of the profit, but some money (especially when it seems like "free" money if they handle the printing and the shipping and all) is better than no money, and it's another way of showing your work. Some of those shirts turn out to be very popular, and you never know who will see it. I forget the name of the site she uses most, but I'm sure you know the type that I'm talking about.
Other options - www.designbyhumans.com, inkfruit.com, tantrauniverse.com - I don't know these as well, but they are sort of like threadless I think.
Also there are print on demand sites, or screenprinting your own (startup costs are kinda high though).
*waves fists in a wrathful sort of way*