So recently I've been getting an influx of private messages and even on my front page from people asking for the notion of collaborations with so called "writers", putting my art in their 'no one's ever heard of you' art book, helping them come up with a concept design for their high school/university art project. Oh and by the way have I also mentioned that the compensation is either non existent, for royalties after the project (which is pretty much wishing for pigs to fly on their end), or for the glory of exposure! Finally things are going our way!!!
Seriously, do not waste my time, your time (actually it's tragically comic the way you spend your time coming up with these audacious pitches), or anyone else's time with this lucrative vision.
Professional artists have full time jobs doing what they do to pay the bills and further their careers in order to uphold a professional service. The type of product you're looking for with your budget would be a website called www.craigslist.com/omg-i-found-mspaint.
And to those who do genuinely support the artists and craftsmen out there with respect, I continue to salute you for working together with us.