How much would you charge this photo

by Quilst 19 replies
Ok This photo was drawn with tablet and it 100% my work.
I haven't got a clue how much could I charge such photos.

http://www.tzosijek.com/kingdoms_end.jpg

Any suggestions?

Remember it is a drawing

I have the better looking quality of that same picture at home (this one is kinda blurry)
#main internet marketing discussion forum #charge #handwork #photo #picture #tablet
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi,

    I went to stockexpert.com to check out similar drawings on dragons.

    => STOCKXPERT - Search

    They are selling at 99cent each and slightly more depending on the resolution.

    You can use it as a gauge for your drawings' prices.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by jhongren View Post

      Hi,

      I went to stockexpert.com to check out similar drawings on dragons.

      => STOCKXPERT - Search

      They are selling at 99cent each and slightly more depending on the resolution.

      You can use it as a gauge for your drawings' prices.

      John
      Nice but 99 cents for a drawing that take me 6 hours to make isn't a bargain :/
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      • Profile picture of the author jhongren
        Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

        Nice but 99 cents for a drawing that take me 6 hours to make isn't a bargain :/
        I love your drawings too. I think it is again where you market your drawing and who you target at.

        In a really hungry market, you may get a far better price for your work. I know freelancers charge alot for a customised drawing for a dragon.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rich Blondi
        Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

        Nice but 99 cents for a drawing that take me 6 hours to make isn't a bargain :/
        Maybe better to check PRIOR to investing the effort then...

        That's like a number 1 rule, do your market research BEFORE product creation.
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        • Profile picture of the author Quilst
          Originally Posted by Rich Blondi View Post

          Maybe better to check PRIOR to investing the effort then...

          That's like a number 1 rule, do your market research BEFORE product creation.
          Now you got me thinking ...

          Maybe I should pick a niche for my pictures
          Thanks!

          Here's the better resolution of picture and some other work - still my first week with tablet in my hands
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  • Profile picture of the author Didier Faucher
    Hello,

    Nice, but better to ask in a design forum like the following:
    http://www.photoshopforums.com/
    http://www.photoshopcafe.com/cafe/
    http://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/

    Didier
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  • Profile picture of the author logosi
    Beautiful work, that is a talent I don't have, but certainly appreciate it in others. 99 cents doesn't seem hardly worth it, but then who knows the amount of people who will ultimately see you drawing and think... "this guy has talent", and possibly hire you for a contract.

    You could also offer custom graphics (for a price) over at scriptlance, elance, rentacoder, etc.

    I do video editing, and often I'm not able to get what I think my work and creativity are worth, but then sometimes I do. Don't give up, you've got talent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quilst
    I don't know is it worth it to get such low pay for that long amount of time. I am working on another picture and it is been 2 days now - let me guess 1.50$
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

      This may sound harsh, but no one is going to pay you for the work you put in, only for what they get. You certainly have talent and you might be able to get good rates for custom work. But if you want to sell stuff you've already made, it will be much harder to find someone who will buy.

      By the way, the first thing that comes to mind when I see that dragon image: if that's what you like doing, put together a graphics package for people who want to build a site in the World of Warcraft niche. Create a header graphic, some buttons etc. and sell a limited number of packages here as a WSO or on Digital Point.

      Just a thought...
      That would be great, but considering my current status with money transfer and my credit card - ain't gonna happen.

      I could draw WoW characters and pictures. I want to brush up my skills to be like Nico di Mattia (as seen on youtube)
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      • Profile picture of the author Quilst
        Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

        That's certainly a role model to aspire to
        Yes, he makes such great pictures - cant admire enough how he draws perfect lines of the same thickness every single time, and his coloring methods are quite unique
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        • Profile picture of the author TheWatcher
          There are tons of searches being made for Dragon pictures: e.g.

          863 dragon artwork
          825 printable dragon pictures
          726 draw a dragon
          698 dragon sketches
          623 dragon drawing
          576 dragon wallpaper
          570 dragon art
          557 dragon drawings
          398 how to draw a dragon

          These are per day figures.

          You could create products (mugs, tee shirts) featuring your pictures using Cafepress.com and sell them online.

          You could also record a screen capture video of you drawing dragons and sell the tutorial. Lots of people searching for "how to draw a dragon".

          -Mark.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffC
    As a professional photographer who has sold photos on some of the stock photo exchanges I can say yes it can be worth it. But only if you are providing them with what their clients want.

    Most here on the WF are familiar with sxc.hu and stockxpert.com yet in the big pond of stock photos those are little fish. There are hundreds if not thousands of sites to sell stock photos to and from. Some pay you a one time payment based on what they think the long term value of the item will be. Others will pay you a percentage of their download fee.

    So like like Tom said you make your money in volume. Lets say you put it up on a stock photo site that charges $1 and gives you 50%. If your photo is downloaded 100 times then you make $50. Plus you still have the original drawing that you could use to make lithos and or posters and sell either online or to your local market. Also don't forget about Cafe Press and the like. There is a huge demand for dragon items if you know where to look.

    Just a couple of pointers for selling to stock photo exchanges.

    1) don't title/label your pieces until you have finished your digital file. The folks that buy stock photos want clean graphics that we can add our own text to.

    2) With drawing if at all possible use a high resolution scanner rather then taking a digital photo. No matter how steady you are with a camera you will never get the same clarity.

    ~Jeff C.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Great talent! Here's a few more ideas to consider. Build up multiple revenue streams gradually and expand each art niche as you develop your online (must have) portfolio and testimonials...

    Follow the business models of a few well known graphic designers and marketers throughout the warrior forum and apply focused action using your talents...

    Start blogging and Niche out your art capabilities, including WSO's as mentioned along with other Art related sites like...
    Etsy :: Your place to buy and sell all things handmade
    Sell art online. Selling art work. Sell my art online.
    Original Art & Photography at Art.com
    A Review of DiscoveredArtists.com, the Online Marketplace for Emerging Artists

    I worked with a lot of great hard working people from your country a few years back in western Canada. Super friendships...

    All the best and continued success...

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author Najat Engineer
    Hi

    can you draw stuff like these?

    (blog cartoon characters)










    a lot of bloggers love them but can't afford it

    they're around $500 to $600

    I get asked a lot about it, I think it's profitable
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by Najat Engineer View Post

      Hi

      can you draw stuff like these?

      (blog cartoon characters)

      a lot of bloggers love them but can't afford it

      they're around $500 to $600

      I get asked a lot about it, I think it's profitable
      I think I will need few more hours in front of my tablet to make such works, but yeah anything is possible. 3 years ago I was drawing grafitti and characters for money offline - I was drawing with my pencils on a paper - this is quite different...

      Now 500$ to 600$ sound more of a price for hours wasted on one single picture.

      Other works in photoshop is done in 20-45 minutes / drawing takes a lot longer.

      Thank you all for the links and info
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Blondi
    Now THAT would be a sellable product I'd think. I'd drop a couple hundred for some ones like that.
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