I'll be heading back to college in just a few days. The 25th is work orientation day, and the good news is that I'm officially working at the College Press this semester! I'm definitely looking forward to it. It's a lot more relevant to my interests, and it won't be as stressful or overbearing as my job last year at the fancy lodge/restaurant on campus.
My trip to Colorado a couple weeks ago was pretty great. We visited Pike's Peak, saw the cliff dwellings in Manitou, rode horses in the Garden of the Gods, and a lot of other fun stuff. I got to hang out with SergrantQuin
for a while too! It was nice to spend time in person with one of my long-time online buddies.
It will be easier for me to do commissions while I'm at school because I've got my own scanner now. I know everyone needs money, so I'm not going to play the part of the starving artist. Just feel free to throw some at me if you want some art. I'm raising my prices a bit because I realized that the amount I was charging before wasn't really fair for myself, considering how long I spend on a piece. $25 for a finished piece that I spent five hours on isn't really enough to make it worth my time, when I could have spent that five hours scrubbing toilets for $9 an hour and earned twice that amount.
Also, I can guarantee that a portion of the money I earn from commissions from now on will go towards charity. I'm working on starting a charity group with some friends and we're going to be pooling money to get things going. I'll post a journal in the future specifically about our cause once we settle on a few decisions, and hopefully get a temporary website up.
Anyway, the increase in pricing won't be too much because I still want my commissions to be affordable. I'm not popular enough to charge an arm and a leg anyway, like some of the big-name furry artists. Here's the updated price info:
Prices start at $10 for lineart. Shading costs an additional $10, color another $10, and $5 for a background (I don't usually do complex backgrounds, but if you want something less simple, we can negotiate it.)
One character fully colored and with a background costs a total of $35 (10+10+10+5).
Adding additional characters costs $5 for lineart, plus $5 for shading, and another $5 for color.
Lineart of two characters costs $15 ($10+$5.) A fully shaded and colored piece with two characters with a background would cost $50 ($10+$5+$10+$5+$10+$5+$5.)
That's it for now. This is Hawk, signing off.