I was just updating my web site and revised some of my prices a little. One of the things I struggle with most is what to charge people. I know lots of artists charge more for extra subjects, detailed backgrounds, tack, head vs. full body, etc. , but I want to make ordering as simple for the client as possible. I do charge a little extra for more than one subject, but nothing else.
I want to be affordable, but I also want to earn what my artwork is worth. I have been using artist quality materials as well as take extra steps (ie. Rough sketches, taping method lilruffian uses, spraying art with a fixative) to ensure the best art I can produce. My website also costs money to maintain.
Another bugaboo of mine is shipping prices. Shipping varies so much, but I was thinking of just not charging shipping on first class mail for drawings as it's generally pretty cheap. It also might make me more marketable. Paintings cost quite a bit to ship however.
Anyway, I was wondering if ya'll could take a look at my web site and give me some feedback about my prices as they pertain to the quality of work I do. Please be honest. I want to know that my art is worth what I charge. For the most part people tell me I don't charge enough, but once in a while someone will make a comment about not being able to afford it.
Fyi, the prices are set in US dollars