A rage thread devoted to a fucking moron that still can't name the proper price of his illustrations.
I was making this one bigass illustration for one game that i was working on for months. An illustration contains a detailed background and many characters and shit like that.
I named the price today... 110$ dollars.
110$ fucking retarded dollars. And i sent that message already.
It's true that people say that eurofaggots ruining art-market. Im from a poor-ass town from europe. 110 is a nice amount of money here. My grandmother will appreciate those money.
But goddamn. The actual price is way higher. I guess it's around 300$ actually... But no.
This retarded faggot of myself said "110$ please Sir! xDDDD".
1) i really need money
2) client really LOVED my work
3) im a pro artist (no proof)
4) but a dumbass who still can't professionally name the price even if he's 29 and working as artist for more than 6 years.
This why we can't have nice things.
Don't be like me.
It's never totally negative, there you have a commissioned good portfolio piece to show, next time bid higher for that kind of work, it's a fact you're now further than before, even if the bid/payment was shit
If you're desesperated and have money issues, then it's helping you anyways while you progress
Artists are at a huge disvantage to bussiness their work, as we're our worse critics, so it fucking sucks, when you're moral is low you're willing to set yourself shit deals like that, best thing you can do is to make estimations when your confidence is high, or force yourself to build it up before taking any decision
we have to force ourselves to negotiate, communicate it and bid higher
You are a fucking idiot.
Start doing fetish furry porn, that will put things in perspective. Then when somebody asks for quality painted work for 150$ you will inevitably laugh in their faces because you just got 150$ for drawing a retarded diaper wearing furry shitting himself, and that took you 2 hours. And you got that money upfront.
Seriously, niche fetish porn will help you get a grip on pricing your work fairly.
>Artists are at a huge disvantage to bussiness their work, as we're our worse critics, so it fucking sucks, when you're moral is low you're willing to set yourself shit deals like that, best thing you can do is to make estimations when your confidence is high, or force yourself to build it up before taking any decision
Thank you for an advice. I'll keep that in mind!
I did porn once and it was for 90$ (a gay man jerking himself off). I felt like a raped slut.
Also wanted to ask - will such porn get me in trouble if someone will find out?
I use some stylization and linework in my stuff (mixed with painted lineless backgrounds)... i noticed i can instantly recognize some artists even if they have different name for porn accounts because artists can see that shit and you cant fool our eye.
So...if i will start drawing furry porn and it will be revealed...i will be embarassed and kill myself.
Im a big fan of Steven Silver..and i have these videos downloaded. But i forgot about them at the time when i was writing that "it will be 110$ my good Sir!XD" bullshit yesterday...
may be i need some mental help..
I don't think normies could tell, and they are the single ones which would give a shit about it anyway
I would say not to get in any war with another artist which might point out that to clients just to fuck with you
>I would say not to get in any war with another artist which might point out that to clients just to fuck with you
that's what i was afraid of. Tumblr is full with whiny kids that love drama. I didn't got into any drama but i guess if i was them i would laugh if i see one "nice and clean artist" draws porn.
Like "Hahaha what the fuck! On deviantart he has such a clean gallery where he draws kids and shit and here he draws cum drops and dicks! :D Let's tell everyone!!! XDD".
may be im too paranoid.
1. Stop being fucking idiot
2. Value yourself
3. Think about bussiness side of your work
I mean, ffs you are pro artist so it's your only way of making money. AND you are having money problems, fuck, you are doting your family (which is bad in itself).
Think next time, breathe slowly for a minute before posting price.
Imagine this - if you price all your works like that, you could have had x3 more money by the end of the month. Say maybe even "only" x2.
Would you like to earn x2 more? Yeah. Value yourself man.
I think he means you should learn how to haggle the price.