HIII! I´m sorry but today will be kind of a journal spam, you don´t need to read all of course, but there has been a lot I wanted to say for such a long time And as I´m home and sick, I thought I would use this time to get some thoughts out ♥
This is about COMMISSIONS and art in general. Load this video and watch it while you read my words ahaha
Please spread this video so more artists can hear it! ;;; It is only 5 mins long
I know many people are upset with my commissions prices ahaha QAQ But really, I´m already working at a minimum wage. However I also agree that I am expensive if you compare with the other artists on dA. Which I think is sad. It is not that I´m expensive on purpouse. I´m selling my art what it is worth for my time.
Is one thing if I need emergency money, but when you do this for fun, then yes, it should not be for free ;;; It is my time and experience. If someone is selling something that takes them an hour to do below 10 $, yep, it is waaay under priced. *I´m pointing at you right there*
I LOVE to buy commissions, and the more cheaper the merrier for the buyer, but really, all we do is to bring the artists downhill with this. Even if you just do commissions for fun, if you are too cheap, then everyone else will need to lower their price too or else they won´t get anything sold.
Anyways, the video explains way better than I do, so sorry for my small rant ahaha, no need for firey discussions ♥ Just putting my small opinion out here
Ah Best post ever. This guy is a genius! Thank you for showing him to us. Sadly u need high exposure on DA to have high demand so you can raise prices. Like you have such a high demand you can raise them high. Sadly not everyone can do so OTL... Like if i calculate the time and effort I put in my biggest commissions it would be easily double to price OTL (cause i spend atleast 12 hours on them) sadly it will be too much then.
I'm going for my art degree, but I recently saw on Yahoo that says people aren't looking for artists right now. THAT IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT. How do you think all of these fancy companies get commercials and stuff done? Artists. How do you think those fast food places like mc donald's and burger king have their designs on their cups and wrappers and bags? Hell even the damn KETCHUP PACKETS? ARTISTS. As much as the world may make you believe the contrary, it is an undeniable fact that WE AS ARTISTS RUN THIS BITCH. Websites? Artists. Buildings? Artists. (technically architects but same thing) Those paintings you see in the dentist's office? ARTISTS. Business Cards? ARTISTS. Like I said, we run this bitch. If it weren't for artists these companies would have a HELL of a time trying to sell their crap. Everything that guy said was true. Don't cheapen yourself, make them pay, especially when you're gonna put your valuable time and effort to make their fat corporate asses look better. Free? They can get a middle finger for free. So cheer up guys, and jack those prices up, because you're definitely worth more than you or any of these assholes think you are. So bring it ON assholes! We're ready for you.