@evilrobot I do agree with Stephen Silver on this actually. $500 is a piddling amount for the amount of work that would be needed to do and you lose the rights to anything you submit... hmmmm. Shame because like I say, I do like the Dark Crystal, but this practice is taking advantage of artists and in particular fans of the franchise and I wouldn't enter this personally.
It makes me feel crappy for liking Dark Crystal to be honest. I'm sort of wondering what Brian Froud thinks of this dodgy practice given that he will be a judge...
I sell oil paintings that way. It helps me stay consistent and gives me at least a good baseline for pricing. Also keeps my emotions out of it. Then when it comes time to bump prices it’s an easy amount across the board. For example, last year I had set a price point at $1.50 per square inch and decided that once I sold 10 paintings or had a good show I’d give it a .25 bump. I’m at $2 sq.in. now. For me it makes that part of it easier. To lee’s Point about the Home Depot feel, I agree, but I don’t market art by the inch, that’s just how I come to my prices.
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