Hey guys, im just wondering, this company wants me to do 15 characters black and white for them...And there asking whats my fee, i have never done that for anyone before, and i was wondering how would i charge them?
Also they seem like a pretty big company....i donno if that helps...
The going rate for a caricature gig should be under no less than $50 an hour, which is pretty standard in that field. Usually it's about $100 an hour... so if it's only 15 people, divide accordingly for how long you think it'd take. I think that's a good place to start. If it's for publication or reproduction and not an event, you may want to think about how to charge for the rights of your images, nad how much they get to use them.
echoing what cotron said, the going rate for live caricatures is usually $75-100 per hour. If you've never done it before, well, I dunno what to say. Maybe less, but ask for 75 if you feel confident you'll do quality work. I'm a pro caricature artist, and I'd charge 75.
Now if you're doing commissions, that can all change. Estimate how long you'll take doing all 15 of these and base your fee somewhat on that. As a first or second year college student, it would be safe to charge somewhere between $15-30 per hour. If it's a bigger company, it's safe to charge more. If they're going to use the images for reproduction, you need to charge more since they're making money off of you.
Hope that helps.
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