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ILLUSTRATION SERVICES: RATES & FEES

Below is a list of my services and their corresponding rates and fees.

All services and assignments totaling an estimated cost of $300 and up require an initial 50% Deposit to secure services. 

CHARACTER DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

Daily Rate: $400 (Standard 8 hour day or equivalent)

Note: Character Design and Visual Development both typically fall under Work for Hire assignments. For assignments of this nature, often the client requests multiple pieces of various styles (rough conceptual or polished key art) therefore instead of breaking up each item and charging individually, a day rate is applied.

COMIC BOOKS  (Per Page Rate)

  • Pencil: $200

  • Ink: $100

  • Color: $150

  • All Services: $500

Note: The client may mix and match services.

Note: Comic Book rate includes one round of revisions.

 

COMIC BOOK COVER

  • Color: $500

  • B&W: $400

Note: Comic Book Cover rate includes one round of revisions.

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (Per Page Rate)

  • Color: $300

  • B&W: $200

Note: Illustrated Books rate includes one round of revisions.

ILLUSTRATED BOOK COVER

  • Color: $500

  • B&W: $400

Note: Illustrated Book Cover rate includes one round of revisions.

How Revisions Affect Cost

Clients are given one-two revision cycles on any given assignment. Costs increase when clients suspect they may require more than two revision cycles. Digital projects tend to cost more because although the medium makes revisions easier, more revisions increase the illustrator’s time commitment.

How Usage Rights Affect Cost

Usage rights govern the artist’s and client’s ability to use the finished work in creative collateral beyond what is specified in the initial scope of work. 

  • Rights Managed: The illustrator gives the client permission to use the illustrations in a specific way. Typically this choice restricts the length of time, the medium, the size, the format, and the location of use.     This usage option is typically less expensive because the client does not have exclusive use of the illustrations.

  • Work for Hire: The illustrator creates artwork and, under the contract signed, gives the purchaser sole ownership and rights to that work. This is the more typical Usage Rights dealt with.

Ownership

Once all transactions are completed, clients will be provided with all high-resolution files and retrain ownership of artwork unless previously discussed and agreed upon by both parties. 

  

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