I know I just posted a price sheet, but after taking a couple commissions, I realized how flawed that sheet was, and I want to be as up-front with my clients as I can. Hopefully this will be more clear, and provide closer estimates of what my commissions will cost. Please also read my Terms of Service before ordering a commission.
TIERS I OFFER (click the titles or thumbnails for examples):
“Flat” Colors (including what would still be a gradient without light hitting it)
Full Shading and Highlights
+Background (optional add-on at any tier)(default is a quick splash background)
I work for $10 an hour, so I cannot provide you with an accurate price until I have finished. However, I can give estimates to help you determine whether you might be able to afford it.
Sketches tend to take from 30 mins to an hour, so they’re usually $5-10.
Line art takes much longer, and can range from $25-50 I would guess.
The flat-coloring stage doesn’t take long, so I would say it would cost around $5-15 more than line art.
Many layers go into the shading and highlights process regardless of drawing complexity, so those prices can get pretty hefty.
Backgrounds are like second pictures to me. They need to be sketched, lined, colored, and shaded as the foreground does.
THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR BUDGET:
Time is everything for an hourly rate, such as what I charge.
The more layers required, the longer I’m likely to take. So if your character has a lot of clothing or details or colors, that could factor into the time.
The more characters I have to draw, the longer it will take.
If I have to draw a background, that will take longer.
If I am unfamiliar with what I’m drawing, it may take longer, but I’m not sure.
HOW TO PAY (taken from my TOS):
To avoid getting completely scammed, I will charge a flat down payment depending on the tier. Here are the flat rates:
Sketch = $3
Lining = $10
Flats = $20
Full Shading and Color = $35
I will calculate the final price after I’ve finished, only adding time spent actively drawing/coloring (so no extra time for my goofing off or breaks). If my final price is higher than the down payment, I will subtract the down payment from the final price and you will owe me the difference. If, for some reason, the down payment turns out to be more than the final price, I will refund the difference. You will receive the completed commission when you’ve paid the full amount.