Ive easily spent over 100 on commissions. This is because of the quality of the work. Usually this has to do with plushies but For awesome work I'm willing to go that extra mile and I do what I can to help the deviants on this site. I'm always commissioning people on here! ><!
If you are looking to set prices my teachers always say that if you are good and trying to get out into the world, dont charge anything less than 20% below a professional. I don't know any standard prices to tell you so this information is virtually useless but yet I feel that it depends on the size and medium. Traditional media should cost more because you have to buy the media, and if its huge regardless of media it should cost more. Digital drawing takes time, so charge by the hour, mixed with a set size price and then you're set. But I too am a poor art student. 100-150 is a nice range
there should be more responses at the higher end of the price ranges. this is undervaluing yourself and what it means to be an artist. many people outside of art communities devalue us, because of various reasons. they say that art isn't work or that anyone can do it... etc. this is not true.
if you create, you are an artist. anyone can think of the next great thing, but it doesn't matter if they don't create it.
if you feel you need to practice then give your art as gifts. it's still getting out there. you will be giving something beautiful to the world and you will learn. talent is good, but practice can take you just as far. otherwise, charge a reasonable price. let everyone know that we deserve to get something for what we put into our art!
the same goes for graphic design, writing, and all things creative.
It's probably just because they asked artists. I feel like if I wanted a picture, I could draw it and be happy with it - hopefully it looks exactly how I want it to. Sure there's always someone better, but personally I don't have any reason to want someone elses art. However, if we asked people who can't produce art, I'm sure they wouldn't mind paying.
for an internet commission i would pay less, because i'm not paying for the person's art supplies. I cant afford a non-digital painting / drawing commission as a result? im taking some pretty heavy medication right now, so i have no idea if i'm making sense. i selected the $20-$40 range, because i assumed you meant digital commissions.. XD
i have no idea what digital art requires. i've also never requested/ paid for a commission. i guess i still see it the same way, though. you've made a one time investment (for however many years) of $300 for you "supplies" (?), but its reusable. I would consider it the same for photography too?
I understand, that it's reusable. But I guess it's still something you have to remember, because it will most likely still be taken into account with commission prices. I paint as well as do digital art, and I know it's expensive.
It depends on how good the artist is. If they have really good skills, and are in higher demand because of that, then I wouldn't mind paying upwards to $150. But that's only if I had that much money to spare.
I don't really have the money for commissions, but I do receive them. Ussually between $20-40, most I ever got was a mass commission for $250 for 10 drawings...that I'm not allowed to post on the internet cuz of selling the copyright to the publisher... not that i'de want to, look at it now and go "omg it's so badz"
It depends on the style of the commission and materials used and time spent on it.
If I paid someone who draws traditionally and uses traditional materials (pencils, inks, pencils, water colours, markers etc) I would pay them more than a Digital artist based on the fact they are using physical materials they have to replace and if they mess up something major, they would have to restart the commission. ( That and I paint traditionally so I know their pain! ;w; )
Sukimi123Featured By OwnerMar 14, 2011Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on the artist entirely. How good they are, how long, my thing is $10 per hour. But if they drag it out on purpose and make it look terrible, just to get more money, then it goes to $1 per hour, I'm such a finicky person o^o
Actually, deppending on how money I have and how good the artist is, I have almost no limits as to how much money spend. Maybe over 100 dollars. But, that's on a pretty extreme case. I guess the 20-40 option is the best in the case 1) I'm not in an economic crisis again or I just got my salary not so many days ago, and 2) the art is very good-awesome. Honest opinion :3
There's really no answer there that really fit it quite right, because I'm not going to spend $200 on a sketch of my character, and I'm not going to expect an entire cosplay costume for $20. It varies greatly...
I have never had a commission done, nor have I any monies, but I would say the price depends on the skill of the artist. For example, I would be free. 10-20 dollars seems fair for the skill-level of most commission-makers though. (I would say money/hour, but it would be easy to tack on fake hours, and honestly, even a picture made in twenty hours is still...a picture. ._. I can appreciate art, but a digital picture is nothing material or practical, so...I dunno, I lost my train of thought.)
I usually try to get commissions that are $10 - $20. Although, sometimes if I reeeally want a good commission, I'll go out for $30 and up but, that depends on my topic and with that I'll experiment with the artist by giving them the characters, a theme or a song with lyrics so they can make up the theme based on their feelings/point of view from the song.. and hope everything comes out well.
Ah, well I've paid many different sums. ^_^; 30$ is the most I've ever paid, but an average would be 10$. (I ask for commissions a lot, since I have 125 characters. ^_^; )
But recently I've had to stop, because of financial issues. And it's hard when you have as many OCs as I do. So when people give away cheap commissions I'm normally very grateful, and put it in a note to myself to pay them back one day. v.v As of now, I have to stop buying commissions... But to answer the question, $10 is the price I usually stand at. The last person I commissioned I actually asked 5 waist up color commissions of him for a total of $50 dollars because he's REALLY good and sold himself short. I told him this, he doesn't seem to agree, but he's really happy about my buying so much and so I suppose it isn't so bad. ^_^