Finished commission for Shijinno! Thank you so much. :D I have space for more if anyone is interested!
My friend Par does some amazing watercolor work. Go give her some love and commission her!
Hey look, I did something.Jaylith with her tome. Honestly I just wanted to design her a book.
My undead warlock, Jaylith.
Heeeeeeey… look, I’m alive. Been focusing on work and not really paying too much attention to this tumblr. Sorry. Here’s a rough sketch I did of Jaylith, my undead warlock, with her fancy book.
im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings
This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.
For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.
For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.
That’s if it’s a simple illustration.
My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.
Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.
Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour.
Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.
I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.
In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.
Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.
A quick gift sketch between commissions I did for my best friend of nine years, lil-bloo, who is also my WoW buddy that joins me when we go do stupid things in-game. I drew his main, his blood elf mage. This is for him, because I love him. <3
Reblogging for the evening crowd because I posted this at 7am or something. What is sleep?
My Draenei Death Knight, done in PaintTool Sai. Honestly it was just an excuse to draw partially naked Draenei lady..