Hi SVSers (Story tellers is my preferred group name but I have no idea!) I haven't been active on the forums for a bit, head is down focusing on Childrens Book Pro when I have free time to draw! (Great so far, I recommend it if/when it comes around again.)
I also do a weekly editorial illustration for a podcast/newsletter. This takes up anywhere from 2-6 hours (very rarely 6, but it's happened) and I'm curious what fellow artists think my rate should be? I've talk to some friends who are designers and it's been a very mixed bag on their thoughts so , I thought I would take it to the illustrators.
I'm not going to use actual figures unless really requested as this is public to all the internets to see and don't think it's really necessary.
I was given a lump sum to make 54 illustrations over a year. I'm actually ok with the price as it stands right now, but I do wonder if I'm undervaluing myself and leaving money on the table.
The contract will be renewing soonish so I'd like an idea of what I should charge as we move forward. What would you do in this position? I should also state:
- This is usually a night where I'm watching TV with my family and drawing on my ipad, it's not really taking away time that I'm using otherwise.
- I enjoy the work and usually have the freedom to do what I please.
- Lately I've been parodying existing podcasts and those have been quite quick, on the 2 hr completion side.
- The characters used in the illustration are becoming part of the brand of the newsletter and podcast itself, with my style and vision driving a lot of that.
Here is some of the work to show the quality of what I'm producing. I'd love to know what you would charge for these illustrations. The contract will be for at least another full year of illustrations. (52)