Last night I got two new commissioned valentines card orders, one will feature a landmark from London, the other a classic camper van and a popular water sport.
So, the hat lost out to starting the valentines cards as they have a shorter deadline. Tomorrow the forecast is wet so more drawing time to get on with the cards and also start the design outline for the hat. It is great to have a number of commissions to work on again.
It has given rise to two clients telling me I am charging too little which I can acknowledge. My A4 and A3 size commissions / originals reflect more what I feel my work is worth. When it comes to original postcards and cards I do feel that the marketplace determines a price and being honest with myself I find it difficult pricing work. It is something that has evolved over the four years I have been selling my work.
So more commission work which means I can not share pictures of my drawings as they are surprises for the recipients and I am spending time taking photographs on walks as stopping to sketch is not encouraged as an activity currently.
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