SO! Lots of conversations happening with friends lately about when you should tip your artists, if you should tip your artist and the etiquette around that. It's not something often talked about like tipping wait staff or food service, so I figured it'd be good to get it out in the open again! I know there have been a few journals and polls about this , but I thought it'd be a great idea to have a discussion. Here are my thoughts on tipping:
When to tip:
- When you damn well feel like it and/or feel that the artist is doing an amazing job and really going above and beyond
- If you order something that you know is complex and is going to require more hours than the artist calculated for their base price
- If you are aware that the artist is doing something for less than the art is worth - ie, sales, etc.
- Because you are a good person
How much to tip:
- I generally adhere to 10% above the base price of the commission for all commissions
- 20% for above and beyond artists
- 30% if your character is going to take for stinking ever (looking at you people with multiple wings
- How much do you tip?
- When do you tip?
- Do you think you SHOULD tip always? Occasionally?
- Should you, as an artist, expect to be tipped for commissions?
- Additional thoughts?