My commissions are usually character illustrations. I do the work in steps and so I charge based on them. I do them by sketch, digital inking, colouring, and background. The digital inking takes the longest, sometimes more so than the full colouring, because I take the initial sketch in and go over the anatomy of the original sketch to perfect it. I've completely redrawn things in photoshop sometimes to make sure everything works.
The prices I usually go by are:
- Sketch: $15 CAD
- Digital Ink: $30 CAD
- Basic Colour*: $35 CAD
- Complex Colour: $45
- Mucha Special**: $60-70
When working with freelance, the price varies depending on the size of the projected, the expected work, and estimated time it'll take to finish. So far my web design and development work has been for free due to the relationship or volunteer work. Graphic design work is up for discussion.