Commission anyone???
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Published: August 11, 2011
I'm very dumb dumb spiro spero and that's why I'll need some extra money. So I'm opening two commissions slots- 30$ is the price. Contact me if you're intrested. Please.
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Crono8's avatar
Co można dostać za 30$?
(Ile postaci, tło etc)
AnnaWieszczyk's avatar
Myślę że do dwóch postaci, jakieś proste tło...Coś w tym guście.
Crono8's avatar
Och brzmi dobrze~
AnnaWieszczyk's avatar
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana note me:)
Jumei's avatar
JumeiProfessional Digital Artist
The price makes me cry. Your art is worth more than that.
AnnaWieszczyk's avatar
Thank you :hugs: I'm just in urgency to pay for my stupid fancy, and worry not, I usually charge more:) As I said, I'm in need:)
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lastlabyrinth Digital Artist
It so is. At least it's not 2-6 bucks like a lot of dA artists charge, but man. An original piece from muckracker(!!!), that's worth at least three times her asking price to me right now. If I really had the spare cash to throw at art, it'd be even more.

Of course I don't even know what I'd ask her to draw so maybe I should just shut up hahahaa
Jumei's avatar
JumeiProfessional Digital Artist
Even three times isn't that much. People have no idea what freelancers (should) earn. 70 dollars per hour is a reasonable start. For example: I'm working on an illustration of which the client pays me 1000 dollars.
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lastlabyrinth Digital Artist
The only thing most young freelancers have to learn from now are their dA friends doing commissions for less than ten dollars. You are one of two pro (that is to say, comparably paid) freelancers I've seen here willing to discuss their fees in the open! So while I agree that even 90 bucks is absurd for an original illustration from a skilled artist, I am not surprised that people here do not know how to price things. Most of them are hobbyists with low self-confidence and no idea where to start.

I am really glad you are able to be paid well for your work. Artists are not unskilled laborers and their supply costs are not cheap, even for digital art.
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JumeiProfessional Digital Artist
I don't understand the fuss about openly discussing what people earn. It's important for people in the same branch to compare what they earn!

I don't want to make it sound like I earn 1000 dollars every month, I reject most commissions because I simply don't want to work under the average payment. 'Exposure' might be a good excuse to work for small fees, but doing so will keep artists underpaid. Besides that, I am not desperate for money because I have a day job. Most artists have to work for small fees because that's their only income. I'd say: take another job and start working full-time as a freelancer when your income allows it. On the other side, earning money with art is so much fun. I understand people work for low fees, maybe also with the idea of 'starting at the bottom' but I'm not sure if that's a good way of seeing it concerning art.
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I mostly agree with your opinion but you must also understand that our situations are much different as I live in Poland and market for art and design is very small here (not mention getting decent daily job s hard enough).

Beside all that discussion started over dev commission- More like exchange of favors than job, so I don't underst this whole fuss. Right now I only beg god for other person to commisson me to close this thread and avoid futher humlitation.I had spoken.
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lastlabyrinth Digital Artist
Oh no... I really didn't mean to make a fuss and definitely did not want to contribute to a conversation that would humiliate anyone :( I am so sorry. Please feel free to hide my silly replies! I don't mind.
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I just got my commissions and so this whole go journal goes bye bye.

And don't worry I just use big words and I'm total drama queen, but the truth is that it takes lot more to get me:) Besides you're intentions are clearly not ill:)
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JumeiProfessional Digital Artist
That's what the internet is great for! I mostly get approached by people who don't live in my country at all.

On the other side, I didn't want to humiliate you, I'm just concerned. Sorry if you feel humiliated :(
AnnaWieszczyk's avatar
Worry not:) Not a big deal.

The thngs you said- few days ago I had same conversation with my friend. But I never even thought of dev comissions in same categories as my usual work- I just wouldn't charge more, since people on deviant art are mostly young and probably couuldn't afford anything more.
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AnnaWieszczyk's avatar
But you're master level! Maximum stars:)

paying you 1000 seems reasonable for whole process.
(But to be honest this kind of money are quite unimaginable for me right now)

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JumeiProfessional Digital Artist
Well, everyone has a different taste. It's more about the effort and knowledge you put in it, just like with any other job, whether you're a carpenter or a manager. Of course, people who do want to pay a reasonable amount, do it because they think the art is worth it. Others might think it's not and other art is.
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ohhh...i'm not super active on DA but i love your art, i'd be more than happy to commission you for something! any terms?
AnnaWieszczyk's avatar
Anything you want. Just point the piece you'll like and theme if you have one. Note me and we'll arrange something.
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