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How much would you pay me for a commission in money?

:iconzsayuri:
Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I'd like to start money commissions but unsure about the price I should set for my skills level. Take a look at my gallery and tell how I should set my prices.
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procon-8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When you are offering to commission your artwork, it is up to YOU to set your own prices. Like everyone on here already said, most people will just tell you $0-5.00.
Art is a business afterall.
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kafine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   General Artist
You're going to get a lot of people saying "$0" when you ask a question generally like this because most people (especially among artists who can do the work themselves) are just not interested in commissioning artists to begin with.

What you should be thinking of when you price your work is what is a fair price for what you put into it. So ignore insulting advice like charging $0-$5 for stuff that undoubtedly required an investment of your time and resources.

Make sure you're covering time spent, and you have a right to pay yourself minimum wage in your jurisdiction. Now yes, in evironments like DA there is little opportunity for much except quick cheap sketches because it's full of kids who don't have much money and don't know the value of it. So to avoid selling yourself short, come up with a type of work that you can knock out relatively quickly to keep your price down. Example; charging $10 an hour but your watchers think $20 is a fortune? (bless their socks) Don't spend any longer than two hours on the type of work you sell to that audience.

It's tempting to join the downward price spiral and think you have to beg for pennies, but ultimately this is bad for everyone concerned. There's no magic price at which a work will become saleable, yet decreasing the price increases audience perception that art is wortless. If you genuinley can't sell your work at a fair price, then instead of devoting your time to people who don't appreciate it, devote your time to working on your skills (both art techniques and marketing skills) untill you get to a place where you CAN sell your work fairly.
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Ageen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't see many helpful answers here, unfortunately ._.
I like your art, although I think you may want to upload some more, so that the comissioner knows better what to expect. I like your gallery, but if you're just starting out with comissions I'd suggest price range between 0,5-6$, and then gradually rise them. It's better to get some more people interested for cheaper at first and then, eventually, gradually add to it.
Hope I helped :)
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straightx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would say 0 as well sorry.
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
$0, because I'm not personally interested in your art.
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:iconzsayuri:
Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I wanted an advice for estabilishing my prices, not to know how interested are you in my art.
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:icontetchist:
Tetchist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you literally asked "How much would you pay me for a commission", and I answered your question.
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:iconzsayuri:
Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Did you read the rest of what I said?
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I answered your question. what is the problem?
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:iconzsayuri:
Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Your answers is useless. The other user answered my question properly.
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:icontetchist:
Tetchist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
no, I'm just making you aware of the fact that people who wouldn't buy your art do, in fact, exist :roll:
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:iconzsayuri:
Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I'm not idiot.I know it very well. Leonardo da Vinci or a 5 year old child, people who don't like your art exist. I think it's useless for you to say something else.
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raiyneofgailin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You might be able to charge around $20-30 for a full-color drawing. I'd say work on your lighting and anatomy for a bit, read lots of tutorials (the ones in ImagineFX are great) and then you'll be looking at more.
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Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks for advice. ^_^
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Robertthem Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I agree with raiyneofgailin, and would also add that you need to submit more drawings with varied lighting, poses and expressions, the ones you've submited so far look very similar. People will be more interested in your art if you show them that you can draw "anything".
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Zsayuri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks for the advice, again. It's easier to improve my skills with someone's help.
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Robertthem Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should practice gesture drawing, there are some useful sites for that, like this [link] and this [link] (but beware, the second on contains A LOT of nudity). As for the rest (lighting, body proportion, anatomy, etc), there are lots of tutorials over the internet. I also like to practice by "copying" photographies, like my avatar, which is based on this photo [link].
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