this is one of the best thing I have seen in my life.
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
I want to address something briefly, for the purpose of at least getting some feedback.
For those of you who do commissions and price your already finished artwork, a majority of you can agree that you take into consideration A) the amount of time and work put into the piece B) materials used or purchased to finish said piece C) size of the piece itself, etc.. right?
When all is said and done, you come up with a price that’s a collaboration of all these factors, and internally some of us may sometimes feel guilty for asking for a certain price, even though we are well within our rights to price it how we see suitable.
While I’m normally a bit new to the making of these prices for artwork that I’ve already made, I do like to think that I make prices that are up to par for what they’re really worth. I’m also aware that most folks have a different perspective on the idea of worth in general anyway.
If someone were to flat out say “Your work is way overpriced!” without any prior knowledge to how many important factors went into the making of the art, would this be something to actually take into consideration? Or is it more so just a comment to brush off and move on from?
I have only had this happen once so far, from an individual who was more of a host rather than a more actively involved person of the general art community. Internally at least, it took me by surprise in the manner it was said, but I didn’t really know what to do with that information. I can take constructive criticism, surely, and I don’t want to over-think this if it was just a minor comment. Anyone able to elaborate here?
fun., One Foot
frankiszero: Thanks! Yeah Montclair was a state school, too. I heard a lot about their program from a professor there and a few friends, and when I was accepted I was inches away from getting the other half of my tuition covered but I couldn’t get a private loan without a co-signer, and the one that I tried to ask refused. In a year I’m hoping if I get to go back I have the minimum requirements to get it myself so I can get going with what I want to do.
captainwhitechocolate: yeah :/ the loan I would’ve needed was roughly 18k, the other 13k was given in grants by financial aid, but I’m sure it’s forfeited when you can’t get the rest of it, or altered when you try for a different place. Agreed though, expensive as fuck
I just submitted my withdrawal forms for Montclair. So now I have the next year to get a second job and hope I can get private loans myself next year.
Or even alternatively, find an art school that will give me a higher quote for financial aid so I can afford it, if that’s even possible. (Any art majors reading this in PA/NJ/NY areas know art schools and tuition for them, let me know)
This is really depressing actually.
In the end, I’m just trying to get through life without stepping on too many toes.