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Someone just asked me if I do commissions. I never have, and I'm not sure how to price them either. Kinda looking for some opinions here if anyone's kind enough to offer...
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Dedalocious Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
do it~ , also , maybe you should start with 10/15  $ ~ ya know, being your first comissions and all
aa-bb-cc-dd Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
I'd say sure, do them! You have a lot of art that you submit fairly frequently, so why not make some money too? Unless you really hate constraints of doing what other people want, there's no reason not to.

As for pricing, just do what other users do. Have lineart, flat color, and shaded color options and make them more expensive in that order. I'd say do this pricing (judging from your previous art, this is how much I myself would be willing to pay, that is): 

Lineart: $4

Flat Color: $7

Shaded Color: $12

Or something like that. If you want more advice let me know! Hope this works out!
Paper-Plate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I rate mine based on how long they take /me/ to do. I don't price per hour as no one on DA would ever pay real prices. Personally, I work on a "from" price basis, so if you want something it will cost 'at least' this amount and then you can  upgrade. (like adding people or backgrounds as 90% of my commissions are character drawings) 

Honestly, you will likely not find out how much  to charge until you start doing it and test the market. More popular you are the more you can charge too, it's very much about finding out what you think your art is worth vs what people will pay. If you want to make money quickly you'll likely end up dropping your prices lower than they should be.

This is how I price mine (so you can see an example of one way to do it) - Commissions OPEN ~ Though there are also much simpler ways too. 

When I started out, I offered all my commissions at a flat price and would only do one type (eg, you can get a fully colored character for $20 and that's it) but as I progressed and saw what people wanted I added more choices. 

Maybe have a look around at some other artists on a similar level and style to see what they are charging to try to find a base point, just remember to account for how long you spend on it. 
2Unkown2Know Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Some artists go by rate depending on how many hours they spend on a commission. I've seen 5$ an hour before in terms of pricing, regardless of commission detail.
Imimi-Ai Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe around $15 a pop for something that's fully colored? *-*
RAZIOELNEGRO Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
it varies on on what they want. Plain sketches, colored, inked and so. (I've seen other artists price them)

From $5 to $35 or higher depending if they are actually really loved. good luck
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