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    Need help on what to price for an illustration commission

    So I've never done this sort of commission before, but someone is asking me how much I would price them for an illustration, not full color just few tones.

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    How can we possibly answer that? Maybe if you gave us the basics of the brief...

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    So it's a faux movie poster, meant to be a bday gift. So res is pretty large, not full color just two tones probably, he doesn't know if he wants cartoony or realistic yet. That's all I got.

    He needs it in about 1 week time.

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    $1,500 USD. Listen - it's a silly question. You don't even know the parameters of the commission - this is a non-professional situation...ask whatever you want.

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    Is $300.00 shorting myself? I honestly have no clue. It is silly I admit, it's not a professional commission, has anyone done personal commissions similar to this?

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    How many hours will it take you to finish it? charge at least 25 an hour

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    Ok, I think I'll follow this formula. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matcha View Post
    Is $300.00 shorting myself? I honestly have no clue. It is silly I admit, it's not a professional commission, has anyone done personal commissions similar to this?
    Sure - most of us do any number of personal commissions. I usually charge 1/2 my normal rate. $300 sounds ok...depends on how large, how many hours, etc. No way for us to know those answers.

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