It’s a fair question (when asked nicely), and it’s one that artists get a lot (though often asked not so nicely).
Pricing your art can be one of the more stressful parts of the job, especially when that art is your sole or main income. There are a few main factors to consider:
First, materials. Pretty basic logic there. How much did you spend to assemble the materials necessary?
Second, time. You basically have to work out what would be a good hourly wage for your work. If you spend a bajillion hours on something, that has to be taken into account when you price it.
Third, knowledge/experience/expertise. This is the weird nebulous part of pricing. You have to consider all the hours of practice, refinement, failures, and development that goes into each piece and your style and skill overall. Magweno put it well in a response to someone on DA:
Original art is expensive. I actually had the Gubbin bases cast in resin because it means I can charge $125 for them instead of the higher price I would need to charge if I’d made each one from scratch without that base. I had initially been hoping to sell each for a bit less, but I got too wrapped up in doing extra details on the paint job, so the hours I invested started to lengthen a bit.
Anyway, I hope that helps!
Magweno hit it out of the park with that DA response!
Completely relevant to my life, especially Magweno’s response.
These are just some motivational Sonic memes I made on deviantArt
*sniff* Just. Me.
forever loving u
I prefer Tomato.
Three more shiny pokemon at request; Shiny Celebi, Shiny Flygon and Shiny Luxray. :D
I feel like my shop is slowly turning into a Pokemart, all that seems to be in it now are pokeballs. Maybe I should start throwing in a premier ball pendant if people buy ten at once, haha. q:
Pendants by Trinket Geek:
大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)
So much shade I have to get a damn coat..
why does this make me feel mad
Because he’s considered powerful, and she’s considered a whore.
I would imagine that the woman’s act would be much more difficult to accomplish that the man’s.
LONG LIVE THE KING