I finally made my price list for commissioned work. It didn’t take me too long; it was more of a matter of me procrastinating, truthfully.
No, this isn’t going to be a rant about customers and what they’re willing to pay. Instead I’m talking about artists and what’sconsidered fair market value for what they create.
Let’s face it; some (most) of the artists I know are terrible at marketing themselves. Quite a few are antisocial, which is fine if you’re already famous, not so much when you’re a complete unknown.
My best and possibly worst examples of this are scammers; people who either modify an artist’ work or copy it completely in order to sell it as their own. These scum have NO problem with confidence or marketing. I honestly believe that a lot of artists could benefit from learning how to do so from these inhuman things.
There are a lot of reasons for not succeeding. You should never let yourself be one of them.
Finally!!! My page has been acting up for a couple of weeks, but it seems to be working so far. You know what that means kids? You guys get a twofer!
So I went back to touch up this image. You guys might remember that I drew this using prismacolor markers. Well after getting a really good scan created I was not impressed with the quality of my image.
So I put it in Photoshop and added a few gradients and highlights. The difference was huge! It was nice taking a skill I already had and using a new one to create a totally different effect.
Anyway, it restored my faith in being able to do vehicles. I might even give my transformer, Optimus Prime, an update.