I just wanted to share this testimonial that was posted on Facebook with my Tumblr followers:
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Pricelists Industry vs Fandom.
If anyone would care to donate a coloured comic page for the comic industry standard list I’m willing to accept one and will give credit c8 I would’ve made one if I had an example but I don’t -A-
But yes that’s off my chest.
Of course this is based off my own browsing over price lists and how I work unfortunately my commissioner homie went idle so I can’t confirm the most vs the least one can spend.
I’ve only found one artist thus far that charges nearly as close to industry standard. Even then it’s under the standard. As far a I’m concerned anyone under the standard shouldn’t have complaints about expensive art. Fandom average is hardly one you can live by.
Would you like to get paid $30 for 3-7 days worth of work?
Edit:No I’m not saying what you should/shouldn’t charge for your pieces. That’s up to you.
I’m talking to supposed commissioners that think it’s too expensive.
This is the hours of your life they’re spending.
If you’re gonna put a price tag on that make it worth that time and effort. For your own sanity.
I wanted to post this so those artists that have been discouraged by “too expensive for me” comments.
And updated the photo, $500-9500 for bw art hahaha 6u6
Edit2: I kinda worded “Fandom” to mean like, furry, anime, superhero, not really fan-characters at all. Sorry if that confused/go misread, I’m not sure how to describe this ‘group’ of the average price range 8Ia
Apologies….also didn’t expect for this to be so huge but it’s been interesting reading c8
AND I didn’t feel right stealing from google images for example pictures which is why my own is up there. No I don’t expect $2000+ for it, not even $200, not unless I had to repaint in oils on a big BIG ASS CANVAS haha.
Trust me when I say a lot of artists are paranoid and scared of their own prices. This estimate as far as industry goes is to remind you your time IS worth something. Will we all get there? That’s up to us for how hard we’re willing to go.
I will say though I’ve gotten industry standard payment for LESS quality art years back. The artwork is an embarrassment now, but getting $300ish for it STUNNED me, I was so used to peanuts I didn’t feel I deserved it, made me realise that I’m at least capable though. I lucked out but I knew to keep trying.
That’s the point I want to make really :/ Don’t give up. If you love it.
Whatever you want to do with your life make sure you LOVE doing it and people don’t take advantage of your hard earned skills.
That’s enough rambling from me now I will go back under my rock 8I
Edit3: As people are still missing the point.
Commissioners, don’t expect industry standard artwork for $30. That’s all there is to this post :/ You can stop reading into stuff that isn’t there now, kay.
My custom nature goddess Venus McFlytrap is finally finished, and up on my Etsy! c:
The OFFICIAL winner of the Adult Fans of Monster High Freaky Fusion 2D Art contest is Chunk! Chunk will be receiving $14 in Plastic-Curves.com store credit. Congratulations!
We didn’t reach the requisite number of people to make the Customs portion an actual contest, but I’ve decided to split the prize among the 2 entrants, This gives each $5 in credit.
To celebrate the fact that the production of my first doll is done (and now I’m waiting on the postal service) this is a giveaway exclusively for tumblr*, in which the item being given away is Chris, a 15.5cm resin Ball Jointed Doll. He is standard dollhouse sized, and could also pass nicely as a BJD’s BJD. He is holding a battered cadmium orange pencil for scale.
To the Details!
- Each reblog** of this post will count as an entry***
- If you decide to follow me, then I will grant you an extra entry****
- I will post worldwide
- You can choose which colour you want
- The dolls are for sale too - you can buy one here
- The Deadline is Valentines Day `
The pencils are not part of the giveaway, they are old and grotty.
* There will be one for my facebook followers in the near future
** I do ask that you please not spam your followers, and if I suspect this is happening I will cap entry numbers.
*** I will not count reblogs from the following:
**** If you were following me before I posted this you already have 2 entries - no effort required.
` Opps - should have put that in the first place huh?
Here we go again! Another fun giveaway! This time is for…15k+ followers?!? WHOA. I never would have imagined to reach such an enormous amount of people following my work! As a big ol’ thank you, I want to give away some goodies to you guys!
- Must be following this blog!
- Like and/or reblog this post to enter. Two entries max please!
THREE Winners are going to win:
Giveaway will be going on until next Sunday, February 16, 2014 and end at 12 A.M. EST! Three winners will be picked randomly, announced/tagged through a post, and contacted via askbox. Be sure to have it enabled! If there is no response within three days, an alternative winner will be selected!
Also, if you are not comfortable with giving your address for the items, please let me know and someone else will be selected for it!
Seriously, thank you to all of you for continuing to follow me and my work! It means the WORLD and I truly appreciate every single one of you! Thank you! ♥