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Pen and Ink Drawing => Pen and Ink General Chat => Topic started by: Maryna on December 26, 2014, 03:11:31 AM

Title: What price should I charge?
Post by: Maryna on December 26, 2014, 03:11:31 AM
I have been asked to do 2 pen sketches it is A3 size each, how much should I charge? :-\ The one will be of a Crowned Eagle and the other a Purple Cresent Loerie.

Any help please.

Maryna
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: thebryce on December 26, 2014, 04:34:42 AM
How long will it take to draw? My guess is @300 for both if framed. How could you justify less than $160 for both otherwise? USD
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Bellarina on December 26, 2014, 07:41:07 AM
More details please
Who is the art for?
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: thebryce on December 26, 2014, 01:20:10 PM
I looked at your other postings. You are good enough to charge 15 dollars per hour, 2x the frame price or at least  $.50 per Sq inch. Personally I would double those numbers and not go below the above figures.
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Bellarina on January 02, 2015, 11:13:13 AM
Imho, i would let the client decide if they want to buy your art framed or not.  In my line of work as a picture framer, that the framing can out cost the price of the art.  It depends on the buyer.
Does the buyer want to conserve the art, what quality of framing supplies do they desire.  Conservation mats and conservation glass alone will cost more then the $160usd price for 2 paintings.  Now lets add a frame $$$.  Judging on the size of the art, the average price for a complete quality conservation framing job is about $200usd per each framed piece.  This is considering you are using quality products and not junk.
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Maryna on January 04, 2015, 08:50:04 PM
She wants it blocked. I just wanted to know an aprox price for my work, if there is anything additional like framing, blocking etc, that is an additional cost.
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: thebryce on January 05, 2015, 06:04:25 AM
Show us the picture!
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 06, 2015, 07:10:03 AM
Sounds interesting Maryna. I hope you manage to settle on a good price that rewards your hard work/skill properly. Never undersell yourself.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Val on January 22, 2015, 07:25:34 AM
Sounds interesting Maryna. I hope you manage to settle on a good price that rewards your hard work/skill properly. Never undersell yourself. :clap: :clap:

Best advice you can get. I gave the same advice to an artist I met in Trinidad and ended up paying almost double for a painting for Lloyd one christmas!!!  :doh: Should have bought the painting first!   :2funny:
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Maryna on January 22, 2015, 09:17:55 PM
I had to go with my gut in the end. The client ended up paying me a little more than what I charged ;D (A little bonus)

Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 22, 2015, 10:06:22 PM
Maryna,

Nice to get a bonus!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Bellarina on January 23, 2015, 02:44:57 AM
All that matters is both you and the client are satisfied.  :)
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Val on January 23, 2015, 03:35:27 AM
 O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 23, 2015, 06:37:23 AM
Happy for you Maryna.   :flowers:
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Post by: ncwren on January 23, 2015, 08:12:56 AM
 O0
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 11, 2015, 06:14:24 PM
Congrats on your commission - and any sale as a new selling artist is great no matter what the price. But if they gave you a bonus you obviously undercharged for your art. Glad the client recognized that.
Title: Re: What price should I charge?
Post by: Bellarina on February 11, 2015, 06:20:00 PM
It's nice to be appreciated and compensated as well  :)