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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 12th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah tracing and copying are merely shortcuts if you do it wisely and don't outright steal. I sometimes trace things to "train" my hand to do it and then I attempt to do it myself on my own, just for practice.

Regarding commissions, if you've been out of the fandom as long as you have been it's probably best to start off a bit lower and raise them from there. Also, the market's not so great right now. It's getting better, but it's still likely a lot worse compared to when you were "in the fandom" as it were. I'd focus on getting the word out, pimping your examples, and offering more options. It's all about supply and demand, but not just for the customer, for you as well. If you're desperate, naturally your prices will be lower than if you had a comfortable job and you're just doing this on the side. Try to find a balance in your prices where more people bite but you're not selling yourself too short. It's hard, but you'll find it.
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