DigitalMakeFeatured By OwnerNov 29, 2012Professional Digital Artist
Hello, i am interested in your job offered will like to introduce myself , i am a professional digital artist , I am currently working as fulltime freelance digital artist here as i have just lost my job. i hope i can earn some little amount from here till i get a new job. please support me by commission me. thank you.
I am holding a promotion of 3 artwork and you will get a free one on any of the catalog.
The following is the example of work i have done latest.
This is the Video Reviews of my latest commissioner.
I don't mean to be rude, but there's something I have to say about this:
"And before you put an entire list of reasons why I'm asking too little for quality artwork, I'll just let you know that I've received the following at less than the amount I've listed here for each piece, including shipping:"
The problem is that there's plenty of good artists out there who take what they get because they need any money they can earn. You contribute to artists' struggling in life by justifying low payment in such a way - if you appreciate quality art as something people should dedicate their time to, you should simply compensate it in a reasonable manner. Would you work for an hourly rate of $5-7? If not, why do you expect artists to do so, though they do a highly qualified job they learned in years and that you can't do yourself?
Don't get me all wrong, I think that $40 is a fair price for b&w art by hobbyists or beginning professionals if it's done in 1-2 hours and I don't think you're someone who's trying to rip off artists. I just felt the urge to point this out because you sounded a bit as if you expected every good artist to work for a low rate just because there are a few who do so.
I can see where I came off like that. No, I don't mean to try to keep artists' prices down and I'm not looking for established folks, really.
It's just that any time someone posts a price on the forums, it seems like someone else has to tell them how much of an insult that price is.
To be fair, I've paid much, much more for established pieces. For the right artist who gave me a solid foundation as to why they should get better compensation, I'd likely listen and, depending on the art, agree.
And, no worries, you weren't rude at all. In fact, I appreciate the opinion and that you took the time to state it with solid thought. Thank you.
I totally understand your concern about complaints on the pricing. The whole thing about prices on dA is funny anyway. On the one hand there's plenty of artists here who offer commissions for a dollar or less and lots of people who are willing to take offers that include ridiculous amounts of work for nearly no compensation, on the other hand it sometimes seem to be the same people who complain about out how artists get exploited.
However, I'm glad you see it that way and thanks for your reply! I think a good way to legitimate the price you're willing to spend is stating you're not looking for established artists in the first place and that you understand quality art might be worth more, though you're only capable of spending this much. You know, artists like getting the feeling that their work is appreciated and might rather come up to you if you give them the impression that you really try to give them a reasonable compensation for their work