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Ysera: The Dreamer Remade by HowManyDragons Ysera: The Dreamer Remade :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 160 12 Stone-textured Kirin Dragon by HowManyDragons Stone-textured Kirin Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 255 19 White Glitter Scaled Dragon by HowManyDragons White Glitter Scaled Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 377 39 Sleeping Gold and Black Mother and Baby Dragons by HowManyDragons Sleeping Gold and Black Mother and Baby Dragons :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 327 26 Teal and Purple Glitter Dragon by HowManyDragons Teal and Purple Glitter Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 432 22 Iridescent Glitter Dragon by HowManyDragons Iridescent Glitter Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 303 19 Rainbow Heart Dragon by HowManyDragons Rainbow Heart Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 312 21 Rainbow Bismuth Dragon by HowManyDragons Rainbow Bismuth Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 366 10 Blue/Purple Bismuth Dragon by HowManyDragons Blue/Purple Bismuth Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 397 34 Crouching Green Chrome Dragon by HowManyDragons Crouching Green Chrome Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 565 22 Thoughtful Metallic Blue Feathered Dragon by HowManyDragons Thoughtful Metallic Blue Feathered Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 468 36 Volcanic Dragon Guardian by HowManyDragons Volcanic Dragon Guardian :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 606 52 Multicolored Metallic Dragon by HowManyDragons Multicolored Metallic Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 634 33 Black Oil Rainbow Dragon by HowManyDragons Black Oil Rainbow Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 427 26 Sleeping Mother and Baby Dragons by HowManyDragons Sleeping Mother and Baby Dragons :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 419 23 Woodsy Glass Eye Dragon by HowManyDragons Woodsy Glass Eye Dragon :iconhowmanydragons:HowManyDragons 331 21

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Empress by iara-art Empress :iconiara-art:iara-art 965 81
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...
I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts.  One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?"  I have some definite ideas regarding that question.
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price.  I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!"  Again, vague bullshit.  What if you live in a depressed area?  What if you live in a third world country?  What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?  
Here is what I think.  There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art.  Yo
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Master Chief by UraHameshi Master Chief :iconurahameshi:UraHameshi 93 43 Bracelet and earrings with roses by polyflowers Bracelet and earrings with roses :iconpolyflowers:polyflowers 77 8 Gaia, Mother Earth by KellyMorgenJewelry Gaia, Mother Earth :iconkellymorgenjewelry:KellyMorgenJewelry 309 11
Crochet Artists, You Want HOW Much?
Construction Times for Projects
Small Amigurumi (Doll): 1 - 10 hours
Medium Amigurumi: 6 - 40 hours
Large Amigurumi: 30 - 240 hours (depending on complexity)
Hats: 2 - 8 hours
Small Blankets: 24 - 168 hours
Large Blankets: 57 - 360 hours
Click here for a currency converter (you may need it later).
Crochet Artists, You Want HOW Much?
Ladies and gentlemen -- artists -- gather 'round, as we are going to discuss that hot-button topic nobody loves: How to price your crocheted goods. Aside from the obvious topics, such as materials cost, we will also be covering the subject of how you refer to your work, yourself, and your customers. It is my endeavor here to touch on all aspects of crochet creation, to enable you to accurately price your items and convey that the price is fair.
How do you, as a crocheter, define yourself? How do you refer to yourself to yourself and to others? Does it matter? Let me ass
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'Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting' by Pickleweasel360 'Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting' :iconpickleweasel360:Pickleweasel360 64 24 Tiger-Striped Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Tiger-Striped Dragon :icondragonsandbeasties:DragonsAndBeasties 3,292 177 We Love The Rain The Most... by grzanka We Love The Rain The Most... :icongrzanka:grzanka 13,715 1,062 Baby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Baby Dice Dragon :icondragonsandbeasties:DragonsAndBeasties 2,793 236 A first attempt at chainmail by seirenwinter A first attempt at chainmail :iconseirenwinter:seirenwinter 44 24 Icacorn custom- ApriIIynne by Sutexii Icacorn custom- ApriIIynne :iconsutexii:Sutexii 288 22 Spirit of Air Pendant by JenstoneCreations Spirit of Air Pendant :iconjenstonecreations:JenstoneCreations 48 5 Atenais by Schepotkina Atenais :iconschepotkina:Schepotkina 528 35 Dragon's Treasure Art Card by ShouYume Dragon's Treasure Art Card :iconshouyume:ShouYume 16 8 Luna Moth 1 by quirkandbramble Luna Moth 1 :iconquirkandbramble:quirkandbramble 71 13



Well, my first show is right around the corner, so it's past time to list my convention appearances for the year. Just two cons this year, but if you're headed to either, look for me and the dragons in the Artists Alley!

Anime Boston (March 30-April 1, Boston MA) Anime Boston is one of my staples, and How Many Dragons will be up front in the Pro Row. I'll have plenty of dragon figurines and jewelry to browse through, including a lot of the pieces that I've been sharing recently, so please come by and see them in person.

A-kon (June 7-10, Fort Worth TX) Time to try something new! I've never done a con in Texas before, so I'll be trying out A-kon in June.

About Me

HowManyDragons / Lindy
Sculptor / Digital Artist / Graphic Designer

Hi there! I'm Lindy, and I like to make little dragon figurines. I use Premo polymer clay for the most part, with the occasional foray into other brands. I sculpt, then bake my creations in the oven to harden them. All dragons are then signed and sealed with a gloss glaze. I do the occasional detailing with paint and mica powder, but for the most part, my dragons get their color from the clay that I use. My sculptures average two inches tall.

I do draw too! However, I have (questionably) split my work across two DA accounts. Clay dragon and convention-related goods reside here, while my (abandoned) 2D art can be found at FlykyrSkysong. If you're interested in behind-the-scenes type stuff, you can take a look at my Facebook page too!


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thelovelytoriel Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem your dragon sculptures are great keep up the wonderful work
SrMcgeelittleKate Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the Llama!!! X3MOKEY INTENSIFIES 
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
You're welcome~
Kaiba-Loves-Samara Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student
Thank you for the llama!
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
No problem!
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