whoomp there it is
artists are not just little art robots, who’da thunk it.
THIS THIS THIS THIS
People don’t realise there’s a cost incurred that allows for all the years that artist worked on their skills to improve, that compensated for the times they had to work two or more shitty jobs just to cover the most basic bills, that acknowledges that what they do represents a unique point of view and displays their own personal style. Art is more than the sum of its materials, and so is an artist. When you try to talk an artist down in price, you’re being insulting.
when i calculate prices, i add an hourly wage for myself. $8 an hour to be exact, which is just under the minimum wage where i live. So if it takes ten hours to complete, I add $80 to the price it cost for the materials to make it. I’ve been considering bumping it up to $10 an hour though…But still, I’m working at minimum wage to give you something beautiful and I’m only willing to be that cheap because I enjoy what I do.
This! As an artist this is so awesome.