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Journal Entry: Tue Dec 16, 2014, 11:45 AM

Alright, so I've been thinking about opening up my commissions for the first time in a while once finals are over. However, this time I'd like to have the option to be doing them for real money instead of just points (though for now the point option will still be available).

Which brings me to my struggle: I'm not sure how much I should charge.

I know a lot of artists new to the commission world tend to undersell themselves and I don't want to do that. However, I also don't want to charge more than my art is worth, else obviously no one will want to buy.

The most expensive thing I'd probably offer would be a full "painted" piece such as this or this. I've never kept track of the exact time it takes to make these, but I estimate around 4-6 hours, depending, and the cheapest would be sketches like these or these (the uncolored ones), which take a few minutes each. And then, of course, there would be in-between things like a colored sketch or inked flatcolor and the like, but I think once I settle on a price for the most a least expensive I ought to be able to figure out those myself.

So, to my artist friends who have had experience with commissions: having seen the kind of quality of my work and estimates of how long they'd take, what do you think would be a suitable price range to charge for them?


Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Hey, welcome to my dA page. My name is NattiKay and it's great to be here.

I love art and I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I am currently a pre-animation major at BYU.

Comments are loved and appreciated. :) Constructive critiques and tips are also appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by!

Art Status

Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke Trades - Ask Me by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke

People I am waiting for art from:
(so I can keep track)

Art Trade


Art of My OCs

Just wanting to show off some of the awesome stuff that people have drawn for me via gifts, trades, commissions, etc. <3

Art Trade with Nattikat8: Michi by Caroline-chan5 Michi Plushie :: Colored by TaishoBee Sketch Request For Nattikay by TechnicolorDreamCat For Natti :: Bee and Michi by TaishoBee Canine Friends by cassielee43 Cooties~ by cassielee43 Friends - WIP by TaishoBee Leap Frog by cassielee43 Michi and Inuyasha :: Look daddy! by TaishoBee Commission:Nattikay by cookiechanlovescake Art Trade: Michi by Kitsune-Genetica

Tea Party! by cassielee43 Art trade: Izayoi by Norrive

Kiotsu - Plushie by TaishoBee Moriko: All Grown Up by cassielee43

:. Michi, Kikyo and Kiotsu :. by TaishoBee Play Nice~ by cassielee43 Dog pile! by cassielee43 The Canine Gang by cassielee43 Inuyasha's Family by Possum-Kingdom-L25 :thumb438082210: Art Trade InuKag Kids by Possum-Kingdom-L25 :PC: NattiKay by Ama-Foxy Even more requests by ska-chan-punk-san Together1 by Possum-Kingdom-L25

Natalie meets Natalie? by cassielee43 Natti Sticky by SakeVanHelsing Ready or Not by KigerwolfRD

Aruay by Jeodthewolf Not Insane, Just Different |AT| by Aiyana-Kopa Young Kayat's First Frost by cassielee43




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Sofy-Senpai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
May I say you art is adorable! ;u;
GingerBree Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
I You're work is heaps cool! Really love all the colour!
LIamacha Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2014  New member
I don't agree with your opinions. It's cool bro I won't hate.
Tazihound Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
whoaaa your username sounds exactly like my real name! xD (Natalie Kay)
NattiKay Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Haha, nice! My real name is also Natalie and my middle name is Kathryn, so that's where it came from for me. XD
6stringRaven Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
=Fight alongside you
=Respect you
=Involve you
=Encourage you
= Deserve you
=Save you

Send this to all your friends and me if I'm one.
If you get 4 back you are liked, but if you get 7 back then you are seriously loved
MoonSaphirre Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
art trade? I love your art :D
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you for the offer, but I've never used Poser. All my 3D work is done in Maya. ;)
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