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Postby DirectorInSpe » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:13 pm

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Subject title: Examples of Quality justifying Fee

Could you post some pictures that show how good Artwork should be in order to justify to

-charge 100$
-charge 1.000$
-charge even more?!


Postby arodude » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 pm

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The price paid for artwork depends more on the client commissioning the artwork than the artworks quality. A lot of factors go into pricing. For instance if it's a small company versus a big one the price offered for the same type of art will be much higher for a larger company than the smaller company. This article is also useful for learning about how illustration is priced but it is aimed toward art for publishing. Other industries might be different. If you want a good starter resource on pricing I would advise checking out the graphic artist's guild handbook.


Postby Josephcow » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:14 pm

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The question also can't really be answered because the medium of the artwork also determines the price a lot. 100 dollars for an oil painting would probably be extremely underpriced, because the materials are expensive. 100 dollars might be reasonable for a digital commission for instance. But even then, is it a character art commission, or a concept art commission, or a graphic design commission?

Regardless of what you charge, the art itself has to be of good quality, otherwise people won't want to buy it regardless of how low it's priced. Though articles always tell you never to underprice yourself, If you're thinking of selling your work, you may have to start out with pretty low prices and gradually raise them as more people are interested and you can demand more money for what you do.

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