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Trish
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Name: Trish Shields
Age: 26
Height: 5'9
Weight: 130-135lbs ish
Residence: CA
Occupation: Freelance Artist
Attending: CSUF
Major: Graphic Design
Dream Job: Concept Artist/Video games
Hobbies: Drawing, Writing, RP, Rifting
Games: Furcadia, Rift, Skyrim

Commission Status:
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***Edit, my commissions may say open, but if all three slots are full, I will not accept any new ones until those are gone.***

Slots:
1. Maleah Adamaris Ref sheet
2. The Paperclip Port
3. Lazar Port
Interests
Well according to my recent calculation, for the amount of time I spend on  a commission versus what I charge, Im only making around $4-5 an hour; which is less than minimum wage. 

My dilemma is that I can either raise prices so that Im actually making what the art is worth... and possibly lose customers... 
Or keep the prices the same for now, increase over time, and just try to take more commissions more frequently. Hrm.

Because the problem seems to be that my current target demographic doesnt seem to like spending a whole lot on art- which, by the way, I totally understand. I've always prided myself on being a bit more affordable... But this is my only source of income. What am I to do? Lose money or lose clients? Admittedly, my art has gotten a lot better recently. It's worth more now than it was then. But is my art really worth charging ~60 for a fullbody? I mean... Ugh. I have a very hard time gauging my level of skill and where my prices ought to be at when compared with other artists and their prices. 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Nothin.
  • Reading: Nothing.
  • Watching: Nothin.
  • Playing: Sims/Rift/Furc
  • Eating: Soup.
  • Drinking: sprite.

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:iconmarionettedmuse:
MarionettedMuse 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my GAW I'm the worst person ever - Here I have been here a billion times, thinking I hit the like button each time... I HIT IT NOW ...

<3 <3 <3
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MuddyIXI 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL <3 xD Heey
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panjityas Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice muscle anthro
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:iconmuddyixi:
MuddyIXI Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankya =)
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panjityas Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yw
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Foracal Feb 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I missed the comishion boat agains? *
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:iconmuddyixi:
MuddyIXI Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you just gotta keep checking my slot status regularly, like daily. I had a spot open and it got taken!
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Foracal Dec 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Blah just your creeper lynxer creeping at you some moar!
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:iconmuddyixi:
MuddyIXI Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH YOU. *like the face*
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