And it continues.. what is wrong with people?
"54 simple illustrations needed.
Small files for web use only, either 300 x 300px square or 460 x 300px rectangle.Will provide font, sample finished product and detailed instruction sheet.
Paying $0.50 per .JPG "
yeah that's 50 cents!! I saw another one yesterday from New York area that is paying $4 per hour, isn't that illegal in this country, guess not..
I don't understand, a couple days ago I was approached to do someone's book. I gave him a fair price, meaning I quotes less than a day's wage per page and he replied back with insults saying he knows for a fact that illustrators get $5 per page, yes 5 bucks.. he is insane. What is worse is that he wanted fully rendered like hand painted work that would take more than a day.
This happens all the time. I don't understand why the value of an artist isn't valued anymore.
Look we can draw and you can't so pay us a fair wage!! I don't know too many illustrators that gouge people for money. most of us just want to survive at a livable wage. Less than $1 per hour is NOT livable-not in this country.
If you look at the Graphic Artist Guilds handbook you can see what we are supposed to be paid. I have been illustrating kid's books for 7 years now and I can say that I never seen anywhere close to 10,000+ for a book, which yeah, if you want us to spend the time and do a great job is about right. Not $200 per book, or $5 per page. It's beyond ridiculous and yet it keeps happening.
UGH! ARTISTS stop taking these jobs!!! Would a mechanic work for $5 a day? Would a doctor? Would a teacher? The lady who you see at the check out lane? Airport baggage claim? NO!!! They wouldn't. Artists need to stand together and stop being treated like this.