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Help me price my art?

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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I decided to submit to the forums where there are lost of artists that
can help me. I am horrid at pricing things, especially my own or someone
else's art... I was hoping there are some people willing to help me.

These are my current prices.

Character Drawings, examples: [link] [link] [link]

These are priced at $10.00 - $15.00, plus $8 for additional characters.

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Creature designs, examples: [link] [link] [link]

These are priced at $10.00 - $20.00.

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Reference Sheets, examples: [link] [link] [link]

These are priced at $10.00 to $35.00.

Please let me know what YOU think my prices should be based on
the examples? As you can see I am not very dynamic with anything,
really. I'd also appreciate my watchers to do this. c:
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:iconweylenn:
Weylenn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Character drawings: $12 to 25$

Creature designs: 15$ to 45.

Ref sheets: $ 12 all the way to possibly $50
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ArtistNote Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
At least for the character drawings, instead of saying 10-15 dollars I would give a set amount. Like $10 regardless of the character design difficulty. Maybe only an extra 5 for more characters added, but 8 is reasonable. I think giving set amounts will help, because then customers are more sure by what they see and they aren't warded off by higher numbers.
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Lord-FurFur Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
You should really bump the prices up higher. Even the the character are to cheap. I've seen people pay at least $50 or more for that quality. Also, you should do by how complex the character is as well. As for ref's.Ever thought of doing the full-view ref sheet? The one with at least 4 different angles consisting of back,side,front and a 3/4 view? Lots of companies and productions really like to see that kind of ref's. You can probably charge 80-100$ for one of those.
I honestly think artist on here are paid to little. I commissioned :iconqueenofdragins: she was asking 15$ for almost full body consisting of 4 characters ,colored traditional as well as sending the original. I told her that was to cheap. I gave her 50$ and I still think that was not enough for her quality of work. Look at that beautiful art! She should be doing comic or games. Believe me, I have seen people pay double for very shitty art that does not even come close to you quality. Really make your prices higher.
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Yashy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you can add on an extra $10 on everything.

Ten bucks is way too little for a fullbody coloured drawing, and it's way way way too little for a ref sheet lol.
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Screeches Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should do one of these :iconwhywouldyoudothatplz:
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is painfully under priced, you should!
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Orlint Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
[Character Drawings] $30 and up depending upon complexity / number of characters
[Creature Designs] $40 and up depending upon complexity
[Reference Sheets] $50 at the lowest. Those things take freaking forever and yours are quite pretty!

Stop thinking your art isn't worth it! Your stuff is pretty high quality and I'm honestly surprised at how little you are paying yourself for these commissions!
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Marlimoo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
If I had a paypal i would buy one, even if the prices were upped! :D
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scrimpytheshrimp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would increase them a bit myself. :meow:
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ezo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should record how many hours it takes you to make your art, then decide how much you want to make per hour. Don't be skimpy with what you pay yourself. You obviously have a lot of skills and talent. Your work is beautiful and the drawings have so much detail in them. Don't undervalue your work!
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am verrryy slow with art and I don't think it'd be fair. :c It'd be around 28 - 35 bucks for just 1 picture, and close to 100 for references. ;n;
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ezo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many people in this forum have suggested you price your pictures at around 28-35 bucks, or even more, so its really not unreasonable to ask that much.
Often times, sales go up when artists ask for more money for their work. Asking for more money for your work shows that you value your artwork, and that you put a lot of time into it (which you obviously do!)
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Araktugage Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
[Character Drawings] $30-40 depending on complexity/detail
[Creature Designs] $40 and up depending on creature originality (simple species mix or designs for existing species should be priced less than creatures and species you create from scratch)
[Reference Sheets] $50 and up depending on complexity, how many drawings of the character they want, how many boxes, accessories, etc.
My personal opinion on what I would pay, etc.
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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesyesyes like I say, lol.

WE NEED TO BEAT IT INTO HER HEAD <3
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Araktugage Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It makes me sad to see brilliant artists underprice their work just because the majority of people on DA have grown to expect cheap prices.
It's not fair to the time, effort, and creative design artists put into their work

People need to realize how lucky they've got it that some of the neatest artists here are pressured into underpricing their stuff
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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I do agree. Artists get ripped off on this damn site way too much too, and people usually don't tell them to raise prices, or agree, because they're cheap.

Yep I:
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ImperialisWyrm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
If you do anything with pricing, those reference sheets should go up. They are just incredibly gorgeous and worth paying more for. Also, typos... *eyes them and twitches* I shall excuse them... yes...
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Traediras Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Character drawings: $30 - $40

Creature designs: $50

Ref Sheets: $50 - $70
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Staniqs Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man I'm really bad with this kind of stuff but I'll give it a shot xD

It looks good to me, (but I really wouldn't have any idea because I only do point commissions D: ) but I feel like for your level of art you wanna jack up the prices just a tad. Idk xD I'm bad at this.
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LadyLirriea Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with everyone else hun <3 you could definatly up you prices a little <3 expecially on the ref sheets since so much time is put into them. XD but im bad with pricing lol
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MystikMeep Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i think the prices are perfect xD?
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
questionmark.
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LiamLockheart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with =Frilled-Aten

Character drawings: $30

Creature designs: $40

Ref Sheets: $50 because they are so damn beautiful.
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:iconsharkfu:
Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LMAO are you trolling me dfgdfg.

People like :iconmeloki: charge that much!
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LiamLockheart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not trolling you at all, your art is wonderful and you're definitely under-pricing yourself. I think ~MeLoki should probably charge higher for their art too.
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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Character drawings: $30

Creature designs: $40

Ref Sheets: $50 because they are so damn beautiful.
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIRL.
Stop it.
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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THEN TAKE $10 OFF OF EACH AND THERE.

ilu and I think your art is deff worth it <3
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XerrKessler Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd help but I'm horrible at this stuff ;-;

though i do say, i think you could bump up prices for character refs a little ouo
40-$45 for very complex ones, there is a lot of work going in them ^-^
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Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god please excuse the typos dfsdf.
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