Artists: How much do you ask for a portrait?

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  1. WWByeye

    WWByeye former White widow

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    I`ve been adviced to ask money based on time I spend with it.
    An Algerian guy whom leads some journalist association there wants me paint it digitally from a photo and e-mail it...Him will print it and put it on his office wall.
    Him is paying me before I start and wants to know the exact price, but I`m little bit like best tattooers, I don`t like to talk about money before job is done...
    In the other hand, this gives a very unprofessional image of an artist.
    Help me out? I have no idea of money course in Algeria but this guy said him will pay anything I ask and him promised before me an exhibition and free hotels there if I`d take my work there...I refused

    Thanks for your time
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  2. WWByeye

    WWByeye former White widow

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    Upp
    I need that money but still have no clue what to ask
    Help me out?
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  3. WWByeye

    WWByeye former White widow

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    Well...As nobody including an agent I know don`t wanna answer me, I told a Scottish guy whose virtual portrait B-Whun liked pay what him thinks it`s worth,
    and him sent me 100 pounds...so don`t do anything cheaper than that.
    Goin to sauna now
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  4. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA GymArt

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    Based upon your time and effort that goes into details...I'd say charge somewhere between 150 € and 250 €.
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  5. WWByeye

    WWByeye former White widow

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    Okay, thanks...Arabian designer whom works for big companies just told me him charges 80. And em appreciate portraits, as in most countries em are banned...
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  6. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA GymArt

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    Portraits aren't banned anywhere in the world.
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  7. WWByeye

    WWByeye former White widow

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    Yea, most Muslims don`t do it. It`s cuz human is a portrait of God and God said "don`t make a portrait of God". But it`s same thing that drinking....most of em do it.
    Muslim chicks here can`t even be photographed. I think it`s partly cuz of religion, partly practical thing.
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  8. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA GymArt

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    I didn't know you were ferering to that, and yes, that changes things completely.
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  9. WWByeye

    WWByeye former White widow

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    I told that Arab guy what u said and him just raised his price to 200

    I`ve done maybe 100 portraits of Mota free
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