Food for Thought for Artists Offering CommissionsI will type out longer thoughts on this matter later, but I have been learning quite a lot in my current professional practices art class.More Like This
This class has truly helped to redefine how I approach commissioned artwork.
To anyone who is considering art/illustration/graphic design as a career, I highly recommend investing in this book: Graphic Artist's Guild: Handbook to Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.
This book outlines industry standards for artwork and how all artists should approach commission and design projects.
It outlines transfer of rights and the cost of buying certain rights.
Many non artists or people who aren't familiar with how the art industry works, assume that when they purchase a commission from an artist they are buying all of the rights that go along with it. This is absolutely NOT the case. All rights can be negotiated or bought at an additional fee, but unless stated and paid for the artist retains all rights.
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