Wednesday, November 25, 2009

IMPORTANT NOTICE- please take note

Hi everybody- if you are approached directly by some people for some projects- please think about how much fees you will be paid and for what cost. Please double check with myself or Fleecircus if you are not sure.


The recent one is for some hand painted laptops ( 20 pieces- to be used as prizes in a contest ) which we have negotiated and rejected because the fee is too low.
The laptop cost - S$1.8k + your hand-painted work- it should cost more than S$2.5k in value ). Please do not be greedy and spoil the market by doing it at anything less than S$1.5k per piece. If the client can afford to GIVE as a prize a 1.8K laptop- they should be able to pay the artists MORE.
Please take note. Don't spoil OUR market.

8 comments:

zeropointfive said...

Good post! Thanks for the offer and advice! Sometimes it's hard to pin down a price given that illustration jobs come in all manner of shapes and sizes. In any case, I'd hate to spoil the market for anyone, especially with the way inflation is going hard on us! Would be nice if we had an unofficial "Illustrators' Union" going :)

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Hope everybody will stick to our guns and stand behind the OIC comm- because if we let this slip- all of us will have to draw for peanuts in future.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

We will be getting some kind of price guide up soon.

ken lee said...

Thanks for the advice too! This is really important! Bad to spoil the market, always ask for advise from gurus!

Joshua said...

I think this advice is a real need as more people such as myself is just starting out as an illustrator and we don't know who to look for or how to go about gauging the price.

Thanks for the advice, gladly appreciate it! :)

Josh.

Amanda said...

A price guide would be excellent to have! :) Have been approached by the "laptop" folks - Thank you for the warning. Looking forward to the guide soon!

sheryo a. said...

thanks for the headsup! yes to NOT SPOILING MARKET!

drewscape said...

I think we shld also take into consideration more junior illustrators who are just starting out and may not be so confident charging as high as more seasoned illustrators. So a price range for the price guide would be good.