This morning I received a message via my Etsy shop. A seller complained that my graphics are overpriced. Usually I do not answer such messages, because honestly, when do other people get to decide how much is my time and art worth? But I think sending such messages to artists is not kind.
The person who complained, is selling art posters for more than $8 on Etsy. I just wonder how would she feel if I message her and tell her she should lower her prices. Does making of a poster take more time than it takes me to create my illustrations? Are my images worth less than her posters? I am pouring my soul into these drawings. And a poster is just a pretty piece on the wall. My drawings allow people to create and sell products, to earn out of this.
I think our pricing is fair and our Standard License is quite generous. Compare to other resources for quality graphics like iStockphoto. Their license for using the graphics in greeting card designs, templates, more than 500 prints is $250! Our Standard license allows for 2000 prints, making of products, and is just $8. Our Extended License allows for almost anything (except reselling our graphics), unlimited prints, and is $45. Our drawings are just as professional as the ones sold by other big vendors, only we are not a big corporation. We are a group of artists making a living with what we love to do – drawing.
In conclusion I want to thank all our customers who think that our graphics are worth their price. We love you too!