(found on NY Craigslist today)
6 - 8 illustrations needed - $ (SoHo)
Reply to: email@example.com [?]
Date: 2009-01-17, 2:31PM EST
Need 6 to 8 illustrations done specific to my real estate company. will be part of brochures distributed to wealthy clients. I have fairly concrete ideas of what i want the illustrations to look like. will pay $400 total for all illustrations. Please send some examples of your work illustrating people (hopely fashionable) and buildings or interiors or architecture if you have them
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: $400 for 6 - 8 illustrations
re: 6 - 8 illustrations needed - $ -
Reply to: see below
Date: 2009-01-17, 2:56PM EST
Architectural/ real estate illustration usually cost $2000,$3000 per illustration (or even higher). And each illustration will take days to be perfectly finished.
If your client is a very wealthy/high-end person and you want to put those illustration in the brochures, that's what you should pay the illustrator!!!!
Architectural illustrator is very complicated because you can't just ask the illustrator to draw the imagination. Your client will look at that illustration and ask you to complete the exact same thing. Can you afford to upset your so-called very wealthy client?
$800 for 8 illustrations means $100/ illustration. If you need someone to do crappy jobs and few scratchy pencil sketch ( oh, and black and white), then here you go!!
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Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [?]
Date: 2009-01-17, 7:16PM EST
Come on guys, cut this moron some slack. He is in real estate, and probably living on the street by now. He's used to getting shafted, he's only passing along what he knows.
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Reply to: see below
Date: 2009-01-17, 8:49PM EST
"If I can use a lo/no paying gig for experience, making a connection, or any of the other hundred reasons to work besides pay, I'll do it"
Very foolish. Take it from me, a successful freelance artist... when you work for no pay, your client doesn't respect you or your work.
As far as making a connection... if you connect with cheap people, you will be working a long time for cheap people.
As far as working for "experience" when I was starting out, I took ads that I didn't like and redesigned them. Even did new headlines. Then I showed the "before" and my after. I got hired with my portfolio showing major accounts the way I would do them and it worked.
Try that for experience.