Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I didn't see a more appropriate one. I have been working on an Android game for a while and now need to hire an artist to create several assets for my game. I'm not trying to hire anyone with this post, but I do have a couple of questions.
1. What is the typical process of finding and hiring an artist? I posted a detailed description of what I needed on a site and said it would be paid and never even got one response. I was planning to pay through Paypal.
2. Is there some sort of contract that I should set up? I had planned to just make a one time payment for the assets. I do not want there to be any confusion where the artist thinks that they "own" part of the game and should get commission. They can own the assets, but not the game. Would just telling them the details be enough?
3. Finally, what should I expect to pay? I have no idea of what the price should be for these assets. I need one background image, a character image in four directions, and several accessories in each of these directions. I understand that there is not any set price for art, but is there any range which I should expect the price to fall into?
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. This is my first time hiring an artist for a project.