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How much do you/ would you spend on a commission? 

27%
841 deviants said $10-$20
22%
685 deviants said $5 -$10
20%
620 deviants said I prefer getting point commissions
14%
432 deviants said $20 - $40
11%
362 deviants said $5 and under
4%
124 deviants said $40 - $80
2%
54 deviants said $320 + ?
1%
35 deviants said $80 - $160
1%
18 deviants said $160 - $320

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:iconkirinora-hime:
Kirinora-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't have money.. /:
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Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Normally, 5 and under but I would go up to 20 for something if I really wanted it.
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anotherclichejrocker Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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! ><!
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Patterns-Unseen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Photographer
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 :D
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Celethiel-Gadbeyl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Writer
i like anywhere between 15-35 dollars....simply because i cant afford any higher...
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:iconlunabird12:
Lunabird12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wouldn't it depend on the commission??o.O
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:iconpoisoncandy25:
PoisonCandy25 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
it depends on what it is and the quality of the work.
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GirlPuck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Obviously it would depend on what exactly the commission was, but in general I would think $10-$20 is an appropriate range. I think unless it was something incredibly special my limit would be $30.
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KlassicaGitara Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One dollar is equal to PHP forty-something. I wish i could afford a commission and wasn't afraid of paying people over the internet. OTL
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Jyukai-Koudan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
It depends on the artist. I think the most I paid for a commission was $50.
Most of the time it's $15~30.
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taraist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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stormlightloren Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   General Artist
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.
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skyrere Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I said 10-20 simply because it was a nice reasonable number. In actuality, it depends on the quality of the art.
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UltimateSketchQueen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, depending on the artist and how my cashola is going, the most I'd pay would be between 20 and 40 :U
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ZenkaiAnkoku Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i'm poor th so i actually cant spend anythong on it, but if i had money 5$ or less rpolly, yeah i kno, im cheap...
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Karigan-M Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
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
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:iconstormlightloren:
stormlightloren Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   General Artist
Why aren't you paying for their art supplies?

I'd like some money back for my $300 wacom tablet investment.
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Karigan-M Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
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?
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:iconstormlightloren:
stormlightloren Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   General Artist
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.
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pseudolirium Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What I actually spend: 0 because I haven't purchased any commissions. But hypothetically speaking, for a good artist I'd pay easily hundreds of dollars for a painting.

I'm sad to see so many $10-15 people. Art takes so much time and energy, and it should be worth a lot more. If you're taking commissions, I suggest either a rate or a pretty high price for your work.
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xXxDarkenedAngelxXx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10-20. :) I don't really have much money to spare.... :iconotlplz:
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:iconstormlightloren:
stormlightloren Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   General Artist
no I thought it was spam.
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xXxDarkenedAngelxXx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one. I'll be changing it now though~~! :iconimhappyplz:
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:iconstormlightloren:
stormlightloren Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   General Artist
lol, whatever.
I'm glad you don't seem too offended though, didn't really want to upset you or be too rude.
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:iconxxxdarkenedangelxxx:
xXxDarkenedAngelxXx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha. Not at all! :XD:

I actually thought it was funny. It took me a while on what you meant though. :XD:
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iEnviousJealousy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I'd spend probably $30 max if the picture is of great quality. I prefer points overall, though, because I'm not allowed to buy things over the internet. :|
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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 $150. But that's only if I had that much money to spare.
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duby149 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
ill pay any where from 1$ - 10$ i mean if it was like you will send me it in the mail when your done one some nice paper then i dont mind paying 10$ - 15$
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RaineKitty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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"
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abbiestract Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
depends, my friend needed money, so i commissioned her for $10
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GensouRyuu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would entirely depend on the skill of the artist. Mostly, I just do trades with my friends.
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Faust-Obsessed Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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; )
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Sukimi123 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist 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
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KalisyaNata Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student General Artist
20 deviants said $320 + ?
oh god
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Sakera-Draw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ikr!? i mean, DON'T get me wrong! moni158 is AAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!

but that's still ALOT of money!!
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KalisyaNata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
And know 34, so "many" rich people D:
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Sakera-Draw Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>< i wish i was rich...
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:iconkrlytz:
Krlytz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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TsukikoMumai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Writer
i actually havent spent over 100 of multiple commissions at once by the same person
but the most i have done one-by-one has been maybe 15 dollars
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side-X-quest Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
It depends entirely on the artist, the time spent on the art, and the amount that is being done - as in bust, full body, or entire scene.

If the art is outstanding, and the artist is unable to take commissions very often, nearly any price would be worth it.
But on average, it's between 10-30 US dollars.
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PhoenixofLife Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would spend a certain amount. it depends on weather the commision is a sketch, color, cell shading, etc
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:iconcrowra:
CrowRa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student General Artist
i would spend lots ! ... if i had the money :'(
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Netherguard Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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...
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JerryKun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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. :D 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.)

*Please do not hate me for this opinion.* .-.
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AKRine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Really it depends on the artist, the image in my head, and exactly how desperate I am to have it drawn.
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CorsaBlue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I usually try to get commissions that are $10 - $20. Although, sometimes if I reeeally want a good commission, I'll go out for $30 and up but, that depends on my topic and with that I'll experiment with the artist by giving them the characters, a theme or a song with lyrics so they can make up the theme based on their feelings/point of view from the song.. and hope everything comes out well. :D
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IndI-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't buy comissions
i dont have money i am doing comissions myself XD
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BenevolentRose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well I've paid many different sums. ^_^; 30$ 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 $50 dollars because he's REALLY good and sold himself short. I told him this, he doesn't seem to agree, but he's really happy about my buying so much and so I suppose it isn't so bad. ^_^
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Kassaine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I'll pay 10$-20$, because that's about my limit when I have a household to feed and take care of, first and foremost.
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LadyxWinter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
$20 - $40
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