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    digital commission, advice appreciated

    Hi,

    I was hoping someone could share there thoughts on this.
    I've been asked to do a digital portrait for someone. Now I've allready done
    a few portrait commissions but they were allways strictly traditional ( pencil
    drawings,.. ). Now how would you set a fee for something like this?
    Same as traditional? Taking in regard the time spent, printing rates A4 -A3,.. ( I can only print A4 at home ), copy of the file given, etc., etc.,......

    (Should I consider giving just the file instead of the final product or not....
    propably not but it doesn't hurt to ask here does it? )

    Any thought appreciated
    Thanks
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    *bump*

    I tried searching around but couldn't find any specific info.
    Should I just ask as much as I would a pencil drawing?
    And should I keep the file for myself?
    Anyone?

    Thanks
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    is the time spent comparable to what you'd spend on a pencil drawing? This is kind of a strange situation, as there is no "original" to own. Though it seems odd to do, I'd keep the price close to what you charge on traditional pieces. I guess. hmmmm...
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    i would keep the file for yourself, (have it) archival print(ed) on thick watercolour paper and charge what you would normally charge.
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    Ok,... that method of archival printing seems expensive though, hmmm....

    Anyway, thanx guys !
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    well... it depends... I've found an online printing company that claims to use archival products and isn't too pricey....http://www.whcc.com/index.htm

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    Buy your own Epson printer that supports archival ink and paper. If you print it somewhere else make sure the ink is also archival.

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