What should I charge for illustrations?
Hourly rates for illustrators range from $25 to $100, and can be higher depending on the area of specialty and artist reputation. Nationwide, the average costs for an illustration project can range from $90 to $465, but larger projects will command higher rates, and every project is different.
How do I sell my illustrations?
Marketing yourself and your work
- Promoting yourself on social media.
- Putting yourself [physically] out there.
- Showcasing available works on your website.
- Documenting your work.
- Selling art straight through your website.
How does one time usage rights work for illustration?
With one-time usage rights, a client purchases the non-exclusive right to publish a commissioned illustration for one time, for one or more specific uses. Any uses beyond those initially agreed-to are considered separate transactions (normally priced at a percentage of the initial cost for the illustration).
Who is the copyright holder of an artwork?
In the first step, the requestor must locate the copyright holder of the art, which is usually the artist or his or her heirs. This is true regardless of who owns the work itself. That is, although an art collector may own a painting, he or she may not own the right to distribute the painting’s image.
When does the right to reproduce illustrations transfer?
The right to reproduce illustrations legally transfers to a client only after final payment.
Do you include original artwork in price of illustration?
Treat the purchase of original work as a separate sale unless otherwise noted in the price quote. (Not a big concern in this digital marketplace, but often an original painting or drawing is created in conjunction with a digital illustration, and it’s wise to address the ownership of those pieces at the inception of the assignment.)