I just can't wait for the summer, a lot of people want me to draw their pups, which will not only help me relax and get back into my old groove of more realistic dogs, but give me some money to replenish my fading art supplies..
I don't want a lot of people in my town to know I'm drawing dogs because people are like, you can charge like 100-200 dollars..and I'm like...whoa...yeah if I was pro, but i'm just starting out, to me one of my 14x17 pictures if it turned out really, really good, maybe 40-50. That's still a lot, but I don't want to be "used" sort of. Techincally, if that was a real job, I'd be getting about 2 dollars an hour since I spend probably 25-40 hours on each piece if its a good piece..but im fine with that amount of money. That will buy my either a lot of charcoal pencils and new sketchbooks, or a lot of supplies for reptiles
But people say if I charge only 40-50 that I'm cheating myself, but in reality, I'm not, yeah I worked 30 hours on a piece, but it's fun, and it's good practise, im not trying to make a living here.