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How much should I pay for someone to make card art?

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Anonymous

How much should I pay a artist per hour to draw card art, board art, box art, etc.? What should I see that is high and what is the norm?

Anonymous
How much should I pay for someone to make card art?

Well I am no expert when it comes to making games, but I would have to say the answer to that depends totally on the artist. And then it will depend on how much of a time investment it is for that artist, how good they are, and do they regularly make a living from thier art.

I would suggest that you consider finding an artist that will be enthusiastic about the project. Perhaps even posting a need for help on an art website where you might attract people interested in helping or doing the work at a minumum price or even for a few copies of the finished game.

One of the largest and nicest art web communities is
http://www.deviantart.com
They a section in their forums specifically devoted to people looking for or offering projects and/or jobs. You might have to sign up to post in the forum but it is free.

OldScratch
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How much should I pay for someone to make card art?

I'm an artist and I'm looking for work. You can check out my website (It's only got a few different things in there that I've done, but if you want more, or mockups/samples, just ask) http://www.smackwell.com. I do pencil and ink illustrations and Photoshop coloring. If you're interested in my style of artwork, make an offer. I'm willing to work for what you can afford; I need some more portfolio work.

Deviant
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How much should I pay for someone to make card art?

I've never hired an artist to illustrate my games (though I have been tempted), but I know that it is possible to find artists who will do the work for free, only asking for a portion of the profits when the game is sold. So, not FREE free :D ... but maybe what you are looking for if you don't have a lot of money or time and just want to get your feet wet as a published game designer. The flip side of it is, you are committing yourself to actually publishing the game, since you need to show a profit if you are to show your artist(s) a profit.

You're not going to be paying an artist by the hour if you're just an individual with a game idea. More likely, you'll buy the individual works for however much that costs. If you own a corporation (or a game company), THEN you might think about hiring artists.

Anonymous
How much should I pay for someone to make card art?

As an artist people who work for free for a publisher kind of make me a bit upset. Working for little money I can respect but so long as there is the idea that art is something you have to pay for.
Anyway...
To answer your question there are lots of different artist out there and they cost what they cost. For small stuff (I.E. your first game for a garage publisher) you can likely find an artist who can work for what you can afford. So just e-mail some artist and tell them what you want and what you can give them. Any rates on web sites are just usually suggestions of what you might expect to pay.
you can check out my art here
http://www.minisculptor.com/Portfolio.cfm?Portfolio_ID=23

Anonymous
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I'm not currently looking for someone. We are not yet at this stage of development of the game. I am just looking for what you charge or the average artist price so when i start looking for someone I'll know what to look for. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

phpbbadmin
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Check this article

http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=visit&lid=44
(It's a ZIP file that has the notes in Adobe Acrobat format)

It's the developer notes for the game Duel of Ages. It tells how they were able to get art they needed for their cards. Good stuff.

-Darke

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