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how do you price your commissions???

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SparklingSary Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
points or money? the price is influenced by the time you spent creating the piece or by the complexity of used tecniques??
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nokari Nov 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
1. Money. I would never do work for points that I couldn't use anywhere but here.

2. Cost of supplies and materials used + objective look at the amount you value your skills.
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SparklingSary Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok you're right! Thank you! :aww:
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CableDrive Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would start with point commissions until you get really well known, once you are well know you can start charging real money and actually egt customers.
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SparklingSary Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering! :aww:
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AppleDeer Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Currently I only offer point commissions because they're easier for me to do and usually when I charge real money, I do more complex commissions ^^;
I base my costs on time used and the level of complexity and multiple characters.
Maybe when I have more art I'll charge real money ^^;
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SparklingSary Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you !!! :aww:
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Self-Epidemic Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I price in real money, because its not worth my time to be paid in something I can't use to feed me.

I generally weigh the options of its importance, ie, if its a small commission for someone for a present, not as much as something commercial. Then the complexity, how long will it take me, in honesty. I do usually underprice but not too terribly, I need commissions for practise, if anything.
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SparklingSary Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering
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Katara-Alchemist Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I price in real currency (USD) but if people want to pay in points I just use the premium content system to get the equivalent amount of money. I price both on average time, and complexity. I never have set in stone prices either, I have rough estimates and then price commissions on a case by case basis. Prices also depend on if the piece is just for personal use or commercial use, and I charge a lot more for the commercial use ones.
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SparklingSary Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! perfect answer! I would be happy if there were more deviant like you here in DA! :heart:
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