Hey guys. i have just been offered a job to do character design for a new sci-fi game. I was asked what my rates are. I do not know how to respond. If this was in the world of comic books, I could give an exact answer, but since this is gaming, I don't want to sell myself too short or vice-versa make them run in fear of my outlandish price. They want a series of drawings to show the characters. What is a good standard rate? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Last edited by ElDavisimo; September 15th, 2006 at 03:11 PM.
it is going to have a range. the easiest way to do it is figure out how much you want per hour and then add in another 30 percent for the costs of doing freelance. It will also depend on the budget of the project. Concept guys range from 20 bucks an hour to a couple thousand bucks a day depending on who it is. Obviously Mullins or Syd Mead will get a better rate than someone not as experienced or proven.
I am getting paid 60 dallars just for pencil scetched characters... Profile, Front, Back and an angle shot. And even at that 60$ is at a lower rate then usual... But this is an indie game... so I had to look at their over all budget
Last edited by rorke; September 15th, 2006 at 11:09 PM.