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The Seamstress - Lineart

Posted Aug 25, 2005, 8:23:43 AM
This is my beginnings for a commission I received today. I'm hoping to get it to the stage of detail as I did for Roth, but we'll see. I have a tight schedule with it - it needs to be 100% completed by the 2nd of September.

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  • Aug 29, 2005
    Curious- how much do you charge for a picture like this? And in what currency?
    • Aug 29, 2005
      Usually it depends on the man hours involved. This particular picture, when all finished, will be worth (in my mind) around $50 Canadian. I charged less than that, because my mother is the one who commissioned me, and I can't see myself chrging my mother $100 for drawings. Tongue But regular charge for something this detailed would be about $50. For something less detailed, more sketchy, I'd be looking at between $20 and $30 Canadian.
      • Aug 30, 2005
        hmmmm- how does this compare to Kiwi dollars? Double? Triple? Hmmmmmm.... If its only double, I may get a commission done Smile Interested?
        • Aug 30, 2005
          You silly silly lady, of course I'm interested. $50.00 Canadian is equal to $56.11 AUD. (I just checked on the currency converter) If YOU'RE still interested, send me a PM, luv, and we'll discuss it there. Price tends to depend also on size and detail, colour and whatnot, and I can give you better information through a PM.
          • Aug 31, 2005
            *dies* Just PMed you ^^ 1:1 CURRENCY!!!! WOOTYNESS!!!! XD I'm soooo not liking NZ to American/English exchange rates. American 1:2 echange rate is hard. English rips my heart out and squshes it about before shoving it back in with 1:3 Aussy dollars is slightly more than Kiwi, but I could've handled anything upto double ^^ Its a goer!!
            • Aug 31, 2005
              OH! Oops, my bad. In NZ dollars, $50.00 Canadian is $60.69. Does that make more sense? Tongue
              • Sep 1, 2005
                I only wanted a rough figure. Around Australian currency is what I needed to hear. Australian is slightly more than ours, and if its slightly more than that, then its sure as heck less than American's exchange rate which is GOOD!! :dances:
  • Aug 25, 2005
    wow! its great! lovin the hair!
    • Aug 25, 2005
      Thanks GIR! Glad you like her. ;) I'm working on her.. right now!
  • Aug 25, 2005
    Oooh, this is looking great so far ^^. You did a great job on the satchel and arrow holster. And you got the concentrated look upon her face real nicely ^^. Must be alot of fun sewing that boot up lol. (Glad I don't have to do that for my footware >.<) lol. Keep up the good work on it Thumbs Up
    • Aug 25, 2005
      I think she must have awfully tough hands to be doing that sort of thing without a thimble. Laughing I'm doing my best, and hoping to have it turn out as I imagine it... After all, I AM getting paid. Not much, but enough. ;)
      • Aug 25, 2005
        O_x payed? Lol, well, you be lucky lol. But getting payed for you work tells you too that your kind of work is very much liked and wanted Smile At least you're able to get the image you want pulled from your head and out of the artists tool onto paper, I am still struggling with that phase lol. Keep up your 110% work of art ;)
        • Aug 25, 2005
          Thanks so much for all your kind words, bamboozled!

          I've been paid a couple times for my artworkses. Mostly from people that know me, though, so it's not as special.

          I don't always get the image I want.. I just tend to not show it when I feel it's wrong. A lot of the pinup cards aren't what I had originally imagined them to be - but since they're sketches I posted them anyhow, with the intention of fixing them in the future.

          Still, years of drawing day in and day out - and not drawing the same thing over and over - will certainly help improve one's ability to translate their imaginings into a piece of art. I'm not that good at it yet, I don't think. More practise could get me lots further. Big Smile
          • Aug 25, 2005
            You're welcome Robin Smile Most of our artwork we do, tend to just change right from under our noses, because our minds are jsut teaming with little ideas that beg to be drawn. So though we plan for them to be done a certain way, they usually turn out unexpectedly different. But more often than not, they still have the same basic idea to them that you had foreseen in your minds eye ^^. I like that though, because it lets me know my creative side is awake, and is calling out to me to do something with it hehe. And practicing at whatever talent one has, will most often wield greater success at what they do. "Practice makes perfect" And everyone knows full well it's true. So keep on practicing at what you do, and you get the results you want :)
            • Aug 25, 2005
              *grin* Usually when I start a detailed piece like this, though, I do a bunch of sketches first to see if I can get one I like best - something that fits my artistic needs and still portrays the idea I want. In this case, I'm short on time, so Ihave to just wing it - but I think it will be ok.
  • Aug 25, 2005
    Ooo, I can already tell that this is going to be spectacular. The emotion you're able to put into your art Mini, is amazing. Gosh, those hands! I love them! And her expression...Wonderful job already. Big Smile
    • Aug 25, 2005
      That's about how my face scrunches up when I'm concentrating. Laughing The only difference is that when I'm concentrating, I also stick out my tongue. ROFL I think it looks kinda funny, but I'll never know.

      I'm hoping that I'll get enough done tonight to post the second stage. Grin
  • Aug 25, 2005
    On to the next project eh? Looking pretty sweet so far. Can't wait to see completion or the next step. Smile
    • Aug 25, 2005
      I should be able to get the figure part done today, I think. We'll see how it goes. I have to look up details on leather breeches. The embroidery on her shirt (you can't see it in the lineart) was a pain in the bum, but I think all in all things will turn out well. Big Smile Thanks for showing interest, Zac!
  • Aug 25, 2005
    Ooh... you got more done since you showed it to me last night. Being your wife has its advantages though. Laughing I got a sneak peek at it. Anywhoo, she looks like she is concentrating really hard on fixing her boot. I love her stern expression. I am sure that you will have it done by the time you need to. keep on truckin babe. She is looking good so far. All my love.
    • Aug 25, 2005
      I'm just working on her breeches now, and then I think I'll post her before I work on her some more... I hope I get it done in time. There's still the whole background, and the other picture. :S