During my tenure thus far as the head of OpenGameArt.org, I’ve run into a lot of different requests for art by various projects. I’d like to start out by saying this: Please, if you need art for your FOSS project, don’t hesitate to come ask us! That’s why we’re here.
That being said, there are ways to ask for art, and ways not to. Unlike some places, we’ll never yell at you for not asking correctly, but there are still some things you can do (and avoid doing) to make your request more likely to be filled. I’d like to go over these today.