Hey, guys! I'm pretty much copying and pasting this from the Mewcon forums, but I'm seriously considering tabling at Kumoricon 2009. Depending on how things go at Mewcon, I might go for it, but since this is my first time, I'd love some input about my plans.
To explain myself, I'm tabling at MewCon, and it's my first year ever selling prints and commissions. I just want to know before hand whether or not my prices are fair for what and how I draw. I've never done commissions, too, and I would like feedback here, too.
As to the material I use, I use Prismacolor markers, Sakura Micron Pen, and the paper would be Deleter Comic paper usually. My latest full color pictures usually take 25 hours to do, and my non background pictures take around 10 hours. I try and spend some quality time on my art, and if I get a commission, this will be the same standard.
Prismacolor markers are $4 each, and I would like you guys to keep that in mind when I show you my pricing so you can gauge whether or not you think I should charge more. Please be honest.
Here we go:
Full color, full page picture, 4+ characters: $25
Full color, full page picture, 0-3 characters: $20
Full page, pencil picture: $20
Full color, no background picture, 4+ characters: $20
Full color, no background picture, 1-3 characters: $15
Pencil picture, no background: $15
Chibi, color, 1/2th page size: $10
Full page, lineart, pencil or ink: $10?? (Would anyone want that?)
Random, quickie sketch made right there: $5??
Prints: $5 each
How the commission status would work, I would ask for half payment up front. I would then do a sketch, show you it, and if you like it, then I would finish it up, and upon delivering (preferably in person) I would get the other half of the payment. Since my commissions are traditional media, you would get the actual finished piece and not a copy or scan. Places to meet up for final payment and delivery would be MewCon meetings, Kumoricon meetings, or anime get-togethers, etc. Even just a quick meeting at a mall would work.
Here's an example of my art:
Full color with background:
Pencil with background:
Full color no background:
Pencil no background:
My art is at http://lychee-twist.deviantart.com
so you can see other examples. My Chibi example is better with my Kumoricon mascot entry for 2008, but a smaller picture doesn't really show it well enough, I think.
The sketches done there would be pretty quick and sketchy. It's really debatable whether or not I would do this, but do you think it's a good idea?
Seriously. I'm completely new at this, so your input is great. Even suggestions of a show or game picture you would like me to do, BUT you have to have some sort of comment directly related to my pricing (whether you like it or think it's too high, etc.) This does not mean I will take your suggestion, but I will consider it.
Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate it.