I price my work according to an hourly rate (currently $10.00 per hour) and that rate may fluctuate based on demand. For example, a work that will take four hours to complete will have a base price of $40.00 US. A work that will take seven hours to complete will have a base price of $70.00 US. You are paying for time and effort: the more work you want done, the more you pay.
You might be wondering what that kind of money gets you when you commission an original digital work from me. Wonder no more! Not only do you get a unique image made to order, you get a Zip file with multiple versions of that unique image. Which sounds counter-intuitive when you write it down, so allow me to explain.
- A high-resolution, printable version (300 ppi, sRGB, optimized for printing at either 18” x 24” or 24” x 36” per your preference)
- A low-resolution version for internet posting
- A desktop wallpaper version for your computer
- A version optimized for use as wallpaper on your smartphone.
All for one price.
This is an example of an 18 x 24 optimized image. Note the shape as compared to a 24 x 36. (Seen below.) The pixel depth is also different, which means it won’t look right if printed any larger, or in a different shape.
This is an example of a 24 x 36 optimized image, to show the difference in shape, content size, and content alignment. The differences are subtle, but they are there, so have an idea ahead of time how big you might want to print something out.
Here’s the same image, in desktop wallpaper format. Most of the time, I can just extend the picture to fill the screen.
And here’s the image optimized for a cell phone screen. Notice that the screen shape and the image shape aren’t always going to be 100% compatible, but I’ll do my best. in this example, you can’t see the fire any more, and if I zoom in so that the figure fills the screen, I’d lose about a third of it, so the compromise is to have some “letterbox” bands on top and bottom. You’ll have some input on how yours gets made, but remember there’s only so much I can do.
That’s the total package in a nutshell. If you’re wondering why digital art is a good thing, click here.
Or if you want to go ahead and get yourself a spiffy work of art, you can head right to the terms and conditions, read them thoroughly and understand them, and then hit the “contact” button.