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Offline Firehazard

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« on: October 09, 2005, 11:53:59 pm »
This isn't strictly technique, but I couldn't figure out where else it would fit.

I have now begun to receive art commissions, and I have a problem: I have no idea what to charge for them!  I know there are other threads about this, but darned if I can find 'em!  (The Search engine was no help either.)  Keep in mind my level of skill at this point, and don't worry about offending me by naming a "low" amount; I'm more likely to charge too little than too much anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 03:02:09 pm »
I went around to other artists' sites that I knew were similar skill level to me and a little higher, saw what their prices were and adjusted accordingly. It was hard to pin down prices. Some suggest you should think about how much time you put into a particular type of piece on average, then whatever hourly wage you'd like to get for it. *shrugs*

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005, 03:19:59 pm »
Generally, good commission proces to start out with is something in the range of:

$5-$10 - Pencil sketch, depending on complexity.
$10-$15 or $20 - Inkwork, depending on complexity, again.
$20 or $25 and up - Colored work. Depending on media (CG, Markers, Paint, etc...) and complexity, of course.

I'm terrible with trying to judge commission prices for others, but I've started out with that general range, though I've raised mine a little since I first started taking commissions. People say I price my stuff pretty low still, though.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005, 03:25:56 am »
FallenAngel's list is a good one to start with. You could also consider offering a commission on an auction site (like Furbid or FurEauction).
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