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first bday commission by dustoflife first bday commission by dustoflife
someone asked me to do a drawing as a birthday present for her granddaughter. i did a chibi and normal version of her. and drew characters from her favorite series. how much do you think this is worth? (still don't know how much to charge ppl)

took me 2 1/2 days to complete with copics, copic brush pen, and .5 sakura micron pen
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fuegokid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Filmographer
I like the soft transition on her hair
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ithilune Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The colors are so smooth, the chibi of the girl is the damn cutest fing evar. :love: :glomp: I agree with the others, I'd go with 20$.
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xxblah-girlxx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist
Ohwow that would be the coolest bday present ever..
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NinjaaKarii Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love how your brush strokes are clean, and how the hair is nice and simple.
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Ashe-Ravi-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
nicce work on their hair!
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Sherilyn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
First of all... great artwork! I love the clean lines and the solid look of the characters.

And secondly, I thought I would give my insight on pricing artwork, since I earn most of my money at conventions doing commissions. As well as my experience freelancing in the architectural/graphic design fields.

It really boils down to two things...
1) Who and what are you doing the commission for? I usually offer discounts to family and friends, as well as people who referred other clients to me. Since in your case it's a grandma requesting a gift for her granddaughter, I'd probably cut her a break too.

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2) How long with that commission take you to do? If you calculate the number of hours you put into the drawing and you are getting paid less than $1 an hour... does that make sense?

As an artist starting out, you really have to be careful about selling yourself short, especially on colored pieces.

But I've also done a lot of free work as well, I say price your work at least at LEAST $3 per hour, since that's still way below minimum wage! Regardless of how "new" of an artist you are... if someone wants to buy your art, you better believe that you're worth it, so make it's worth your time. Unless, like I said, you are doing it as a favor to the person.

I hope I haven't confused you or any of your art viewers. If anyone has any questions or comments feel free to send me a note.

Sorry for such a long comment. But once again, great job on the artwork and good luck with your sale.

^_^ Sherilyn
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kachink Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
i REALLY love how this was done (: i love the coloring on this a lot! and the characters all just look so cute xDD
:thumbsup: ;D
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dustoflife Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. i was actually scared how i was going to do this since it was of my neighbor's granddaughter. i never really done that before. the scary thing was how accurate to make her
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kachink Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
but the results were nice, at least!! xDD :thumbsup:
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dustoflife Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yes she was very pleased
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LinkGirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Ooh you uploaded it. :D
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dustoflife Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yup yup. now i just have to upload my other drawings once i scan them in. and that dissidia one once it's done being inked.
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white-magicgirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
It depends on how generous you feel like charging to a person but it could be around $15-20
The colors in this pic are so perfectly placed giving it a smooth touch and i find it really awesome in how much you detail it~!
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Acidicrozez72 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Mmmm... I would say about $15-$20 depending on difficulty and how long it took. :3 plus you have to factor in how much the price of copic ink is now and what not. but yeah xD i would pay about $18 for it :3
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dustoflife Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
tell you the truth the older people though that $15 was too cheap and that it should be minimum $20. one of my mom's patient actually said $75 since it took that long. the patient is a graphic artist and charges by the hour. @.@
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Acidicrozez72 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
yeah i notice that too >< like my mom told me to sell my art for a lot more like $20 and up and i was like holy wtf >.> no one is gonna buy my stuff if it is that high!

and yeah idk i asked this guy i talk to on gaia and he said i should sell my stuff for about $15-$25...

but yeah idk. I think since yours is copic i would sell it for like $18 - $20
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dustoflife Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i think it depends between adults and teens. cuz adults would most likely have the money. the one who commissioned me thought $20 was still too cheap
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Acidicrozez72 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
ya that is usually the case
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KaNaShImIkO Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wahh Kurama lol
hmm i'd have to say $12-20, if it took that long.
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ts-lawan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work :D
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this-is-an-outrage Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student General Artist
$10-$20 ?
I think it's brilliant, and adorable!
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