Annacrafty asked: “I have the hardest time deciding what my art is worth. I’m thinking about trying to do commissions, but like how much? But you think 10$ per hour? What if I’m a slow artist? Does that change things??”
Your art is worth whatever your time is worth basically. When you first start out try $10 an hour and even if you are slow don’t feel bad about charging more, regardless of skill, just only change time your actually working on it, not down time. I charge $50 per full character because it takes me about 5 hours start to finish, so calculate it out based on how fast or slow you are. As you get more commissions and grow as an artist time becomes more expensive so feel free to raise your prices to suite what you feel is fair. Don’t undercharge because you think it will sell better, do a better job on the few commissions you do get your customers will really appreciate it. In addition you might want to try be able to things faster because the same money will make you more, so If you get paid $20 because you think it will take 2 hours and only take one you get paid $20 for that hour rather than $10. I forced myself one convention and now I can finish a full body full color in under an hour, so don’t be afraid to charge good money for your hard work!