Okay so today I saw one of those auctions going on... it's currently up to a total of $100. That doesn't surprise me too much for a 2 character pic, except that upon reading it, the pic is only a LINE ART!
Really? $100 for a line art? Okay, so a professional piece would probably cost more, but you are also paying for other rights and such with those as well. Now, I don't care that people are willing to pay these prices, it's cool. I support artists when I can, but damn.... somehow I find this a little overkill. This artists full color commissions don't even run that much for 2 characters.
Sometimes I think people just get wrapped up in the excitement of the bids, and go overboard. Or they just like to look special or something. I don't know the exact reasons, and I really don't care. I just think this is the reason some artists switch to auctions instead of regular commissions. I don't blame them for it, if people are willing to pay it, but at what point are you just over-paying for a piece of digital art?
5 years, 6 months ago
18 Jan 2013 17:30 CET