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Author Topic: how much should i charge for flatcolored piece?  (Read 1201 times)

Sesruc

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how much should i charge for flatcolored piece?
«: May 19, 2008, 04:32:42 PM»
ok

i'm doing a sketch commission for someone and she might ask me to line it and color it. she's willing to pay the increased price.
i'm wondering how much it would cost.
i charge $2 for a sketch. in this pic, the pink is the sketch.
i've outlined her face just a bit to show how her face would look outlined and as a generic preview.
i'm thinking of flatcoloring and maybe some very simple cell shading.


so how much should i charge plus the $2 for the sketch? $5? more?
and if i were to line and color, please remember that it will be considered a fully flat colored piece. not a sketch.

please do not comment on anatomy, etc. because i will fix that stuff when and if i line. i know the shoulders are messed up.  :-*

she didn't pay me yet, hence the large watermark on it.


this is her character:


and as something i guess to look at for my lining and flatcoloring:


« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 05:19:00 PM by Sesruc »

 
        

Offline La-la

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #1: May 19, 2008, 04:35:18 PM»
I think it's gorgeous and I don't know why someone /wouldn't/ buy it.

Offline Lord

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #2: May 20, 2008, 08:25:04 PM»
it does look very nice. but you dont have to dither -everything-. im not the best, or most experienced at drawing portraits, but i mainly only dither skin. i try 'realistic' shading (idk what its actually called) on clothes, hair, wings, etc.

also, the hair that makes a sharp left on the shoulder, i think you're trying to make give it the look that it's being held up by the brest a bit, but i personally dont like how it looks... i dunno how to put it, unnatural?

and im not sure if its just the preview or the actual portrait, but the lines in some places look a little chunky, i think would be the best word that comes to mind right now.

theres some more things but i'm not sure how to completely explain them.

would you mind if i edited the portrait a bit to show what i mean, or would you rather i not?

Sesruc

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Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #3: May 22, 2008, 04:02:41 PM»
no, i don't mind

please edit as much as you want in order to get your message across :3

Offline Lord

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #4: May 25, 2008, 04:48:43 AM»
no, i don't mind

please edit as much as you want in order to get your message across :3

I seem to be having troubles getting it to remap correctly. like, the shades are darker / lighter to the point where it no longer remaps. mostly on the left arm, chest, face, and breasts. maybe your uploader changed the colours slightly, and you didnt notice?

just bringing that up, in case you weren't aware, + too much is not remapping in critical regions to the point where i wouldnt feel safe making edits. D:

Sesruc

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Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #5: May 25, 2008, 08:05:55 AM»
er, everything remaps correctly - even from the .png upload image?

are you sure you copied and pasted the image from here into FSH editor: http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/8937/corsetfreeport2copyyz6.png
« Last Edit: May 25, 2008, 08:07:47 AM by Sesruc »

Offline Kratos

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #6: May 25, 2008, 03:33:47 PM»
it works fine for me.
anyway..
its really not that bad for a first try, i think it was way better than my first attempt.
way back when, i was stuck in pillow shading, haha. e_e

problem is, i see a lot of shades next to each other (im looking at her right arm in particular for this) that shouldnt be, meaning theres no smooth transition, and it looks kind of.. blocky.


sorry that its kind of crappy, i redid it sort of fast for the sake of the post, lol..
i think the picture explains better than my words can, but the shades need to transition gradually one into another so its smooth.

similarly, here's another screencap (a port i shaded two months ago or something) to try and help so you have more examples:

(and god do not ref off of that arm, its very bad LOL i didnt understand muscles at that point)

hopefully that helped and didnt.. confuse you..?

Offline Lord

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #7: May 25, 2008, 09:56:38 PM»
er, everything remaps correctly - even from the .png upload image?

are you sure you copied and pasted the image from here into FSH editor: http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/8937/corsetfreeport2copyyz6.png

for some reason, it wont let me paste. oO;

Offline Tonks

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #8: May 25, 2008, 10:25:06 PM»
er, everything remaps correctly - even from the .png upload image?

are you sure you copied and pasted the image from here into FSH editor: http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/8937/corsetfreeport2copyyz6.png

for some reason, it wont let me paste. oO;
Did you try good old ctrl+c and ctrl+v?

Sesruc

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Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #9: May 27, 2008, 02:51:27 PM»
thanks for the tips penelope :)

i'll take what you said into consideration the next time i shade a port

Offline Kratos

Re: first time at dithering! critique & comments plz
«Reply #10: May 27, 2008, 09:08:53 PM»
thanks for the tips penelope :)

i'll take what you said into consideration the next time i shade a port

glad to help #SR

Sesruc

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Re: how much should i charge for flatcolored piece?
«Reply #11: May 29, 2008, 05:19:11 PM»
new question

Offline Mala

Re: how much should i charge for flatcolored piece?
«Reply #12: May 29, 2008, 05:36:13 PM»
$5-7

Offline Arley

Re: how much should i charge for flatcolored piece?
«Reply #13: May 29, 2008, 08:56:36 PM»
I'd pay $10 x3