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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 4:50 PM

     So while working on this shadowbox and thinking of the ones I have lined up to do after this, something started to occur to me. How does a traditional artist make a living from their work? In this age of digital reproduction, once a digital artist is finished, they can make unlimited prints of something and just keep adding on to such providing them limitless income potential. On the other hand, once a traditional artist is finished with a piece and it sells, they are empty handed once again.

     It made me rethink my pricing structure. I want the pieces to be affordable so that they won't be on my wall forever, but at the same time, I don't want to figure in every bit of labor, because that would make each one ridiculous. Let's use the Calvin and Hobbes one I recently did as an example. Not revealing the details of how I decided on $60 for it currently (available to buy from me at FlatCon next month!), if I figured in all the hours spent on it even at minimum wage, that would quickly double the price at least. I don't feel comfortable going near that amount.

I could really use some feedback and/or advice on this.


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iScribbledis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Thank you for the llama! :)
Rhedrin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! :fuzzydemon:
iScribbledis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
No problem! Your artwork is so cool, I'd love to keep up with what you do in the future. Thank you for the watch as well Blue Blush means a lot. 
WolfAndShadow Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for joining :iconwearetheunderground:

It would be great if you would like to begin contributing to the gallery; also try to check out some of the other artwork that has been submitted as well ;)
slinkysis3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama :) (Smile) 
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