The artworks of Emily Pannell, budding artist (specifically illustrator) and recent graduate of the University of the Arts. She's bad about uploading her art, so remind her to do so in the ask box. Or just bother her with questions, that too.
It’s always tough, pricing commissions. You want people to want to buy your work, but you’ve got to value and appreciate your art. You deserve more than you think you do. Unfortunately so many people under price themselves that when you charge closer to what would be a standard price everyone suddenly goes “WTF THAT’S WAY TOO MUCH!”
In certain aspects, I do under price myself. But not terribly so where I come off as a pushover/don’t really value myself. But I still haven’t gotten more than one commission xD! Although it might also mix in with me not having a huge following…
Here’s what I’ve been told/researched. The minimum an artist should charge for their art is 20 USD an hour. So knowing your capabilities and quality, as well as how long it takes to sketch vs line vs color, you can charge the fair amount for your work. And down the road, when you’ve proved you can consistently finish your commissions with the same quality as your every day work, then you can start charging more. Because now they aren’t paying for any old piece of art, but your particular work.
In today’s edition of “Doesn’t Use Tumblr Enough”, I prove that I haven’t used a second blog before and forget to select which one I actually want the posts reblogged to. If anyone who follows me is actually on right now, sorry for the spam of reblogs and then immediately deleting them xD;
The new blog, btw, is supposed to be for WoW related things as well as a place for people to send asks related to my in game characters (All of two people really). It’s kasuwowblog.tumblr.com for those who are curious.