Monday, February 21, 2011

Kiddo

How much would you charge for an original charcoal drawing? I am thinking about starting up a shop for these kinds of drawings but I am totally out of the loop on reasonable prices.

25 comments:

Dan said...

nice drawing man! Very intimate piece you have here. I just sold one, took me about 4 hours, I charged 100 for it. As long as your customer is happy with the product id say charge whatever you want. How long did this take btw?

Adam Ford said...

An hour and a half, or in Netflix time: two episodes of Psych.

Axel said...

hi Adam, i hope your are doing well, i was one of your student at the bridge, the little french man ! I think you should charge more than 100 dollars. It's not about the time spent on it.
I am going to tell you a true story about Picasso.

During an event, a lady ask him to do a quick portrait. He was known as a great artist already but the lady was probably very important, so he did the portrait.
After few seconds, he gives the portrait to the lady and she said : "That is amazing ! It tooks you only 30 seconds, and it's exactly my portrait !"

Picasso said : "It didn't take me 30 seconds... It tooks me 30 years..."

So, don't think about how many time, think about the quality of gift.

Dallan said...

Next time you or your wife is in the area stop by my house and I've got a new painting/sketch surface/presentation I'd like to give to you. I want to see what you think of it. Dallan

Brian Cutler said...

I've come across some less-than-stellar artists charging anywhere from $150 to $300 for a portrait like that, so I think you should charge at least somwhere in that range.

Hugo Freutel said...

Great classic sketch.

Damion009 said...

simply beautiful!!! wow great job man!

Dan said...

I wasnt saying charge 100, your work is a ton better than mine, I just wanted to shine some light on what others are doing.

sarah said...

This is really beautiful. I love the light on her hair.

Claudio Cerri said...

From 200 $ to 300 $...great quality.

PIBBY said...

$200 to $300. I already have one of you figure drawings hanging up in my house.

Tom Scholes said...

Gorgeous. I think $50/hr is a magic number, never less and always more if you can manage :)

Hope you are well :)

Aly Allred said...

HI Adam, she's gorgie!!! I love it. I agree with most of your friends... $150-300 depending on the size, quantity of people (family photo?), etc... But like for this drawing, I would pay around $100 or so. If you can mat and frame it for a reasonable price...$175. But I love art and I love to get it framed and hang it. It's beautiful.

Mark Montague said...

Nice charcol pictures Adam.

Marion said...

It's beautiful! I'd say $150 to $300 as well, but I think it's worth so much more. I'd think there would be many people who'd pay $500+. It looks JUST like her. The lighting is WONDERFUL!
I think I forgot to mention the "favorite sister" discount.... ;)

Marco Bucci said...

you rock man, this is beautiful. I'd say charge $400

Meredith Jude Strandquist said...

wow, this is really lovely. i feel inspired to start using chalk and charcoal more in my work.

Hao Wu said...

beautifully drawn! idk in terms of price though but i would pay a fortune for a beautiful sketch like this.

Marvin Lorenz said...

Amazing work man! Love it!

manu cassier said...

magnifique !!!

trehaus76 said...

Beautiful piece. I would check with art agents or galleries in your area for pricing suggestions. Too many anecdotes. I've seen pieces lesser than this go for $25 or $500. I've even seen pieces with a comic book character drawn in this style go for upwards of several thousands of dollars. I'm sure an agent or dealer could provide better answers suited to your situation.

M@TtHeW said...

Eight zillion does not sound unreasonable... for such fine work.

Cillas verden said...

Dear Adam
I'm doing a task about copyright and I wonder if it's okey for me to use this beautiful girl in my study blog. There will also be a link to your webside.
From Cilla in Norway

António Araújo said...
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António Araújo said...

Sorry, my previous comment was meant for another blog. Mixed up my tabs.

Wonderful drawing!