Multiply the painting’s width by its length to arrive at the total size, in square inches. Then multiply that number by a set dollar amount that’s appropriate for your reputation. I currently use **$6 per square inch for oil paintings**. Then calculate your cost of canvas and framing, and then double that number.

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## What should an artist charge per square inch?

Multiply the painting’s width by its length to arrive at the total size, in square inches. Then multiply that number by a set dollar amount that’s appropriate for your reputation. I currently use **$6 per square inch for oil paintings**. Then calculate your cost of canvas and framing, and then double that number.

#### How is handmade pricing calculated?

- Cost of supplies + $10 per hour time spent = Price A.
- Cost of supplies x 3 = Price B.
- Price A + Price B divided by 2 (to get the average between these two prices) = Price C.

#### How do you price commissions?

- The equation: Time + Materials = Commission Price.
- $900 (cost of material) ÷ 500 (material lifespan) = $1.80.
- 4 (hours) × $7 (hourly rate) = $28.
- Commission Price: $28 (T) + $1.80 (M) = $29.80 (delivery within a day)
- Let’s take time out of the equation.

#### How do you charge linear inches?

Linear-inch pricing adds the painting’s height and width and then multiples it with an appropriate reputation factor. In this case, the formula is: **(h + w) x r = price**. The most obvious difference between the two methods is the role of the painting’s size.

## How much should a new artist charge?

**Pay yourself a reasonable hourly wage, add the cost of materials and make that your asking price**. For example, if materials cost $50, you take 20 hours to make the art, and you pay yourself $20 an hour to make it, then you price the art at $450 ($20 X 20 hours + $50 cost of materials).

#### How much should I charge for drawing?

Naturally, some take more and some less, but 25 is a good average. My hourly rate is $30/hour, and the average time it takes me to complete a drawing is 25 hours. So $30/hour multiplied by 25 hours equals $750. I’ve calculated my average expenses per drawing to be **around $50**.

#### How much can I sell my drawings for?

When you set prices by the square inch, you first determine the total area of your drawing by multiplying its length by its width. Then multiply the area by a dollar amount of your choice. If you decide to charge **$5 per square inch**, the price for an 8×10 drawing would be $400 (8 x 10 = 80; 80 x 5 = 400.)

#### How much do artist charge for portraits?

The cost of a portrait drawing or painting varies depending on size, medium, artist experience and location; the cost varies from **$20-$200 for an amateur artist; $200 up to $5000 for an experienced artist and over $20,000+ for a well known and established artist**.

#### What do galleries charge artists?

As we all know, art galleries charge a commission once a work of art is sold. The commission will often involve **between 25 and 60% of the selling price** – 50% is common.

#### How do I sell my art commissions?

- 1 – Timing is key.
- 2 – Don’t be shy to state your terms.
- 3 – Ask for a payment up front.
- 4 – Know exactly what you’re being asked to do.
- 5 – Cherish your good clients, and learn to manage difficult ones.
- 6 – Know your market.
- 7 – Have a method to pricing your work.

## How do you figure out cost per square inch?

To calculate the price-per-square-inch of a work of art is simple: you **multiply the length of the piece by its width to get the number of square inches, and then you divide the price of the piece by the number of square inches**. (You can also use united inches instead of square inches.)

#### How many square inches are in 1 inch?

1 in =^{2} | 1 inch | 1 inch = |
---|---|---|

5 in^{2} = | 2.2361 inch | 5 inch = |

6 in^{2} = | 2.4495 inch | 6 inch = |

7 in^{2} = | 2.6458 inch | 7 inch = |

8 in^{2} = | 2.8284 inch | 8 inch = |

#### What does cost per square foot include?

Cost: When talking about cost per square foot, we’re talking about the hard construction cost, which is the cost from the builder. Included in this cost are **material and labor costs and the builder’s overhead and profit**.

## How much do artists usually charge?

The US Dept. of Labor lists the **average hourly wage for a fine artist as $24.58**—use this to help you estimate. Your price should reflect the money and time you put into creating your art.

#### What is a good price for art commissions?

HIGHEST | LOWEST | |
---|---|---|

SKETCH | $80 | $15 |

BLACK & WHITE | $200 | $20 |

FULL COLOUR | $300 | $40 |

BUST | $120 | $12 |

#### How Much Should artists get paid?

Annual Salary | Weekly Pay | |
---|---|---|

Top Earners | $52,000 | $1,000 |

75th Percentile | $39,000 | $750 |

Average | $42,102 | $809 |

25th Percentile | $26,000 | $500 |

#### How much do artist make from commissions?

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries **as high as $98,000 and as low as $15,500**, the majority of Commission Artist salaries currently range between $27,500 (25th percentile) to $51,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $75,500 annually across the United States.

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