Thank you for your post on pricing. Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle against people who assume that since they can get a stuffed animal at the dollar store that my work should be priced the same. So it always makes me smile to see an artist, especially a plush artist, standing up for the value of their skills. I tend to say often, "It's not overpriced, it's simply out of your personal price range. And that's okay. What's not okay is telling me how much I should make at my job."
Yes!! it definitely comes with the medium ;0; it’s really taken me a while to get to a point where i know i’m charging what i’m worth and i’m completely comfortable with it, so i love taking the opportunity to explain as best as i can why i price the way i do so people won’t misunderstand art prices, and maybe help other artists feel confident enough to charge what they’re worth as well!
and that is totally the perfect response to a question like that haha. that should just be everyone’s tagline at the end of commission posts, i wonder if that would reduce the amount of people asking for a lower price :)
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Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!
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