Need input to decide commission rate :D


#1

Hi all, I am nafura and i am new here. I am an aspiring artist, a newbie one to be exact, and i am trying to start professionally doing art for commission. But I stumbled across a problem, I have no idea how much my art should worth for first time opening commission. I asked my friends around me and they really don’t have an answer and they suggested that I asked more professional ones like in forum where the professionals gather or something. So i decided to ask here on cgsociety where i believe there are a lot of professionals gather.

So to keep thing short, i wanna know, regardless of time spent, how much it usually cost for a picture of this quality and how much do you guys think i should charge for my first time opening commission.

Thank you so much for your attention, I really appreciate all your replies! :smiley:


#2

It is impossible to answer your question. (due to local currencies, countries, different markets, no info on what the artwork is supposed to be used for etc.)
If you want to make a living out of artistry, find your market, start working it, charge as much as you can, keep pushing it untill you get paid what you want to get paid.


#3

Thanks for your reply Alice! I really appreciate it!

The purpose of the work I meant earlier is for character design or some sort of illustration work with my quality that i have shown there. I am actually aiming for the international (in this case, my target is people who pays with USD) market like deviantart or something like that. I actually had no idea how much i should charge, so if you guys could help me suggest some price ranges with some explanation (and maybe references?) it’d really help! :"D