Personally I don't do commissions for money (tho' I probably should due to the lackluster ecconomy where I live) as I don't rate my art good enough to be charged. But my best bud does, he charges $75 for a B&W rendering on 8x11... since he exclusively does.... oh let's say more mature content, he can get away with $75. On average though, it's probably more like $35-60 for a 8x11 B&W. (I was told never to do a single drawing for less than $35 except for sets.)
What about the other artists here, what are your opinions on commissions and charges? Any more comments?
A lot depends on the quality of the artist. For example a hot Pro artist maybe able to charge $100+ for the same style B&W depending on content (but remember thier workload is pretty hetic so it may be weeks to months before you recieve the drawing). Remember Head shots are generaly cheaper than full body shots. Add another character and it costs more.
Steve Lightle's & Terry Dodson's websites may give you a better idea at rates and so forth than my meager ramblings.
Hope that helps...
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