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    Well I'm thinking I might do some sketch commissions if people think my art would sell. But if anyone could be kind enough to price my sketches based on just one sketch, I'd appreciate it. I haven't drawn furries in a long time, so.



    Just found another sketch of mine that made me laugh. xD


    So let me know what you'd pay for something similar. And if you have any comments on the sketch, let me know how I can improve!
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    It's a really nice clean sketch. I'm not perfect at pricing but I think you can get 8-10$ easily for something like this with a decent fanbase behind you. I wouldn't charge less than 7$

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    Aight, thanks. Anyone else have an opinion?
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    The reason I don't give price ranges for what people should sell their work is that people need to learn how to do it on their own.

    I tell people not to short change themselves and not work for less minimum wage, they whine about not getting commissioners and do it anyways. Then comes the journals of art block and burn out. People think doing art for someone is fun, get burned out by the idea and miss deadlines. So you should have good discipline before offering up commissions.

    Many people worry about getting money over their craft.

    You need to learn to charge what your comfortable with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    The reason I don't give price ranges for what people should sell their work is that people need to learn how to do it on their own.

    I tell people not to short change themselves and not work for less minimum wage, they whine about not getting commissioners and do it anyways. Then comes the journals of art block and burn out. People think doing art for someone is fun, get burned out by the idea and miss deadlines. So you should have good discipline before offering up commissions.

    Many people worry about getting money over their craft.

    You need to learn to charge what your comfortable with.
    Well yeah. I can price myself based on time, but I want opinions as well. I will go lower if it won't sell here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kraine View Post
    Well yeah. I can price myself based on time, but I want opinions as well. I will go lower if it won't sell here.
    I say this a lot of time: if you're not cracking minimum wage for your work, then you need to improve your skills and recognition. This is a PRIME reason to get better and become a stronger artist. Get your name out and build some interest first.

    If you're not making minimum wage, you're wasting your time.
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    You know, I'd be scared of a professional artist asked me "what should I price my work for" Just saying you're the artist, you should go on your own not ask us. It comes off as a lack of self confidence in your craft too ....
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    Good god. I can work for below minimum wage if I want to. I do commissions for practice along with my day job, so I'll just work for what people will pay for. I'd be drawing anyway, why not make a few bucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kraine View Post
    Good god. I can work for below minimum wage if I want to. I do commissions for practice along with my day job, so I'll just work for what people will pay for. I'd be drawing anyway, why not make a few bucks?
    That was already answered.

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    I tell people not to short change themselves and not work for less minimum wage, they whine about not getting commissioners and do it anyways. Then comes the journals of art block and burn out. People think doing art for someone is fun, get burned out by the idea and miss deadlines.
    So go ahead and do what you were wanting to do I guess? Anyway the point is, is that it's up to you to choose how much this little extra on the side is worth to you.

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    I guess I see the emo coming out from the OP

    How much should I make?
    Gives an answer...
    WELL I CAN MAKE WHATEVER I WANT

    Why even ask us then? Do whatever you want. You don't need our opinions.
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    The problem with working below minimum wage if you want to is it forces prices down in the market. So others are forced down or they get no business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fay V View Post
    The problem with working below minimum wage if you want to is it forces prices down in the market. So others are forced down or they get no business.
    I don't necessarily agree. If you don't stand out or have work that's quality other people short changing themselves will have no effect. However, if you're one of the many that are of average and non distinguishable quality that do it for extremely cheap - of course you'll be exploited.

    This is nothing new in any market - A person who can be a manager will get paid better than the ton of people who can flip burgers :P
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    This thread is strangely dramatic for a pricing help thread. I got one decent comment, so I guess it can be locked. Or whatever happens to finished threads.

    I spose the better initial question should have been "what would you pay for my art" rather than "how should I price my art."
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    Dramatic? Really?

    I just thought everyone was being honest :V

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    closing on OP request

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    Believe users can close threads themselves in the art forums.

    The rephrasing of the question by the way begets the same answer. You should charge what you feel comfortable with, not everyone else. Don't sell yourself short or let yourself become cheap in just the slight chance of making money (that really isn't making money in the end if it's a loss).
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