My co-worker produces music and has a music artist who wants some album art for a mixtape they’ll soon be releasing. So my co-worker wants me to do the art for it and we’ll be informally meeting up to discuss how it should look and the pricing for it. Now, I know some of you do commissions on deviantart or have had work in magazines, newspapers, or comics and I just wanted to get some feed back on how that whole pricing stuff works. How do you know what your work/time is worth? How does size, medium used, reproducibilty, what the art will be used for, and copyright/ownership come into the equation? Basically I don’t want to overcharge for my services (as my skill level is not high), but I also don’t want to get shafted, so how do you guys go about doing that?
Here’s some stuff I’ve found regarding art commissions on google for others that want to get paid for their work, but I’d like to have some of SRK’s thoughts on it.
Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines