How to make an artist’s self worth plummet from 10 to 0 in one sentence.
DON’T DO IT.
TELL THEM YOU CAN’T AFFORD THE PRICE. TELL THEM YOU’LL HAVE TO SEEK FOR AN OTHER ARTIST AS YOU CAN NOT AFFORD THE PRICE.
EVEN IF IT ISN’T TRUE.
LIE SO YOU WON’T SHOW HOW MUCH OF A JERK YOU ARE.
AND MOST OF ALL
DO NOT PROMOTE AN OTHER ARTIST BECAUSE THEIR ART IS CHEAPER.
I make a living from art. I struggle to make a living from art. With the prices I currently have, I’m LUCKY if at the end of the week I’ve managed to make as much as I would with a minimum wage. Spoiler: it almost NEVER happens.
AND IN THAT CASE, IT’S EVEN WORSE. I LET THEM LOOK AT MY PRICE BEFORE TELLING THEM THE FINAL PRICE. I THOUGHT THEY WERE OK WITH THE PRICES, AND THAT THEY ONLY WANTED CONFIRMATION, AND THAT’S WHAT I GET AFTER I GIVE THEM THAT PRICE.
WHAT I GET IS: Yeah your work isn’t worth it.
YOU KNOW WHAT?
I WON’T SHOW YOUR NAME, BECAUSE I’M A DECENT HUMAN BEING, AND I WON’T SHOW THE ARTIST’S NAME.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
I’m not doing any work today. I don’t feel like I can do it.