Yeah, I do think that some people are underselling their work, hell I'm probably underselling mine for all I know (I charge from 100 points for a 150X150 simple animated journal doll to 1000 points for a full coloured and shaded 2 character drawing, plus any extra points for every additional character), but most of the time those that do commissions for 5 points or whatever are kids that still need a lot more practice respectfully, but we all got to start somewhere. I also want to point out that DA points isn't real money that you can use to buy your weekly shopping with, and that 80 points = $1 isn't the same for all of us. Some of us have a completely different currency and they're worth different amounts.
MasterInsanityFeatured By OwnerNov 14, 2012Professional Writer
I sell my art for pennies because: I live with my absentee father, who pays for everything I want and/or need. In the time it takes you to produce one piece of art, I can produce five or six. I'm an art machine because I work like a caricaturist; that is, I change certain things to make the character readily identifiable but not a whole lot so I can cut down on time. The only exception to this otherwise solid rule is when I'm drawing my own characters, in which case, I can easily spend a day on the lineart alone.
No. Anyways some people here are just commissioning points to get a premium membership, and people won't commission them if their art is shitty and too high of cost in points, cause it's like, not worth it.
Putting the point cost lower gets more attention....hey, at least you're earning points. They're getting their commissions.
Plus, some people here are kids and they don't have credit/debit cards to buy themselves one. So I don't see any problem in cheap commissions.
if the point system is gone , how are we (kids) going to earn our premium membership . I mean .... Why go through all that paypal stuffs when you csn have points ? You see , most of us (kids) don't have paypals or bank accounts ....
It's a highly competitive industry with not enough demand. It drives prices down. Everybody wants to sell commissions, but there's so many artists of comparable talent you have to be cheaper to get the work. Who would pay more for something of the same quality that's cheap?