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Wp 20170313 003 by kiarastarz Wp 20170313 003 :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 0 0 Awakened by kiarastarz Awakened :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 0 0 YOI by kiarastarz YOI :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 2 0 Quilling Card by kiarastarz Quilling Card :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 2 0 Clouded sky in acrylic by kiarastarz Clouded sky in acrylic :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 1 0 mandala 3 by kiarastarz mandala 3 :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 3 0 Angemon by kiarastarz Angemon :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 1 0 Dattebayo by kiarastarz Dattebayo :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 1 3 Gaara by kiarastarz Gaara :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 1 0 Haku by kiarastarz Haku :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 2 0 Naruto by kiarastarz Naruto :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 5 0 Dragoon by kiarastarz Dragoon :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 0 0 GOku by kiarastarz GOku :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 1 0 Nurarihyon by kiarastarz Nurarihyon :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 5 0 Yurio Agape by kiarastarz Yurio Agape :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 6 2 Viktor Nikiforov flower crown by kiarastarz Viktor Nikiforov flower crown :iconkiarastarz:kiarastarz 1 0


In My Craziness by NanFe In My Craziness :iconnanfe:NanFe 568 5 Bright Paint by Axsens Bright Paint :iconaxsens:Axsens 1,996 60 Wings of Pride by WalkingMelonsAAA Wings of Pride :iconwalkingmelonsaaa:WalkingMelonsAAA 2,177 100 After all this time? by JoJoesArt After all this time? :iconjojoesart:JoJoesArt 1,200 82 Ivan 2.0 by Heylenne Ivan 2.0 :iconheylenne:Heylenne 5,622 92 Totoro : YouTube! by rossdraws Totoro : YouTube! :iconrossdraws:rossdraws 3,550 65 Bird by Heylenne Bird :iconheylenne:Heylenne 3,698 62 Mother and Child by angelcake12 Mother and Child :iconangelcake12:angelcake12 1,563 89 Elsa's New Dress by Artgerm Elsa's New Dress :iconartgerm:Artgerm 5,685 159 Ariel sketch by rossdraws Ariel sketch :iconrossdraws:rossdraws 3,337 58 Bite by Kate-FoX Bite :iconkate-fox:Kate-FoX 3,068 81 HPK by Heylenne HPK :iconheylenne:Heylenne 1,862 32 Hinoki by chirun Hinoki :iconchirun:chirun 1,969 31 sour by loish sour :iconloish:loish 6,089 146 Silence by wlop Silence :iconwlop:wlop 8,447 238



So recently I was asked to create some designs that are to be hand embroidered on T-shirts which I accepted. The business is recently launched and is run by someone I know.

What i'm confused about is how to price my artwork. I know there isn't any fixed rate or anything but I just want to know how the pricing works so I know if I know I've earned enough for my work. What all entails in this kind of work and what are the things to keep in mind while dealing.

I'm a traditional  artist so I make dozens of rough sketches which takes a lot of time. Should that affect my pricing? 
Is it necessary that I get my designs copyrighted?

Awakened by kiarastarz
This is one of the design I came up with and might be selected. I'd like to know how this might me priced? Also to let you know that this is my first work as an artist and I'd really like it to go well. So some tips and advice will be much appreciated!

Ps: Thank you to anyone who would be answering!!! :D (Big Grin) 
Pps: Sorry if this post got kinda lengthy I had to many queries in mind.Sweating a little... 
The paper I drew this on was quite damaged and bad quality and couldn't take the layers of watercolor pencils.
So I decided to leave it as it is and didn't try to add more colors otherwise it might have ruined the drawing.
I'll be doing a redraw of it someday and hopefully it'll go better than this.
Quilling Card
I made this little paper quilling card as a gift for my brother's wedding anniversary. This was the toughest quilling design I've ever made and though it's not perfect I liked how it turned out.
so where do i begin...

Recently i went through all of my drawings from childhood till now.
A lot of em i have lost but those that remain i cherish them the most and keep them safe.
I realize now how precious they are to me even though most of them are terribly drawn.
However, i couldn't help but notice one major thing, as i grew older i've drawn less and less
I have dozens of badly drawn stuff from my childhood but only a few drawings i created as i grew up.
This had gotten me wondering when did this transition happen??! When did i start putting art on the back burner in relation to everything else??!
As a kid i could draw endlessly but now i very rarely make something. Usually once or twice in an year.
I realize now that in the rush of life i had almost given up on my art and i find this revelation quite scary.
I realized it quite late that art is a very important part of my life. It's been with me for as long as i can remember but i only understood what it meant to me when i was in high school.
I made some great friends during that time who helped me realize my potential and who inspired me to improve my skills.
I never took any kind of formal lessons in art and made everything with what i learned through observations over the years.
Since i never learned basics i rely heavily on reference images which is something i'm trying to get over now.
I watch videos and read materials to gain knowledge and practice as much as i can.
Still how different my art looks when i make stuff from my imagination from the ones i make using reference makes me doubt if i have ever improved in all this time.
It leaves me scared, frustrated and in tears as i doubt if i'll ever be a good artist.
I'm trying to get more serious about my art and draw as often as i could and improve my techniques but the process is slow.
Though one thing i'm certain of now is that i never want to stop drawing ever and i'll never neglect my art ever again.
I'm at peace whenever i am creating something and it's always motivating to know that my art is appreciated.
I have a long way to go and so much to learn but i'm positive i'll grow as an artist as long as i don't give up and keep practicing.
Doubts and fears keep bogging me down from time to time but i'm determined to overcome them...

ps: Well that was a very long talk but i needed to put it out there... thank you everyone who appreciates my art, it means a lot to me and also thanks to anyone who will read this... you people are the best.. bless you all!!!


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I love everything about art. Its the most expressive and amazing thing i know. Always willing to learn and explore something new and become a better artist..


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I am usually very shy but would like to get to know u. Do you want to?
U seem like a very nice person.
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Even I'm a very socially awkward person and don't know how to start conversations most of the time. But if there is something you'll like to ask I'll gladly reply. :)
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