Idk, my friends are telling me to start selling my art for real money.
but then they're just friends, they say nice things all the time even when they don't mean it.
How do you know if your art is good enough to sell? Not pieces that would go for thousands obviously, but ones that would go for like 10-100 dollars(I think 100 is too high as an example idk I'm just throwing it out there).
I've sold quite a bit of my art, mostly to family and family friends, but the most I think I've ever gotten was probably $200. A lot of it had to do with size and materials involved.
if its family and friends, i don't have the heart of telling them you gotta pay for it. idk its really awkward If i do tell them
I agree that is awkward hmm I never really sold art either, so I cant be much help. I just make it for free...I'm not really that good enough to sell art in my opinion >>>3<<<I wish though I made some art and shoes, but only for friends and family but like I said only for free.
But it can't hurt to ask people I suppose...Maybe try doing it on gaia for a little bit and then eventually work it to real life at lest you'll get practices on trying to make what people ask for and improving your art as well.
I've sold some - used to do $3 a commission (digital drawings) on my dA.
I'm takin a break to just draw for myself for a while & sell little doodles on here for gold/fun xD rl commissions can get exhausting
I sell my Art as well, though usually for gaia gold and items. I've sold a few pieces for real money but I have mixed feeling about it. Probably because deep down I often feel like my art isn't worth real money yet. Not with the amount of mistakes I make.
The most I've received thus far was £10 ($15 I think?) for a tattoo design of a water nymph. It was for a colleague of mine who had seen my art and liked it. I was satisfied with the result, but seeing the actual tattoo now is kind of awkward for me.
Your art is good enough to sell as soon as someone who isn't a friend or family member tells you that they want to buy some art from you.
I think my art is utter garbage but it sells anyway. I know people who think they're hot s**t but their art doesn't sell. What you think is irrelevant -- it's up to the buyer really. Just put it up for sale and see what happens.
I only sell art for real money now. You can always try to sell it no matter what level you are at I think... but if you aren't any good, no one will buy.
As for pricing... you don't want to lowball yourself, but not overprice either.
For my style that takes the longest, I get $30 for one character and a background... down to $5 for a doodle style picture. I even do comics for either $10/pg or $15/pg. I recently finished a comic that earned me $420!