I think those prices are pretty good! I usually go for smaller prints because I don't want to overwhelm my room and I like to try to shove everything on these two bulletin boards I have, but I think 13 by 19 will be the most popular size (:
Most posters at conventions are priced around: 11x17: $10 - 15, it drags customers in when you make deals for them for example buy 2 get 1 free etc. 13x19: Haven't actually seen this size yet since its hard to display. 18x24: $30 - 40 mostly because its pricy to print this size in general.
I have a few 11x17 posters from SDCC, and that's a pretty nice size on my wall. I don't like the skinny posters that booths like Nickelodeon have given out in recent years (9x17" I think). I like 9x12s for just the artwork itself, not so much for putting up on the wall.
I was thinking about getting a table at a convention in a few months, but the idea of grabbing a state tax ID for every state has been keeping me from it. If I were to go to 3 conventions a year, each in a different state, it doesn't seem worth it.
Do you ever have trouble concerning taxes when selling at conventions? Also I voted for the biggest size.
I like wall scrolls because there are a couple of little terrors that run around the house sometimes. They like to touch things and if my posters aren't high enough on the wall... there goes the poster. *Sigh* If I had to buy a poster I would like there to be different sizes, then I could choose which ones I think would look cool grouped together in a pleasing way. I like home decorating. XD I would probably pay Up to 20$ but anything higher and I usually can't afford it. I tend to pay in cash.
It sounds like the consensus is that it depends on what people are looking for, but I personally think that something which is reproducable should be sold for less, because you can sell more of them to make up the difference. So, keep the sizing, but do $5 small, $10 medium, and $15 big. That way, the people who don't have much money can still buy some of your art and the people who really love you art will feel it is worth shelling out $15 for the big size (or choose a similar scale), but $10 is too much for the small size.
$10 is barely more than one gets paid to work an hour or two in fast food. Art is not unskilled labor. The value of the item is greater than the cost of printing it by far. Just because some people can't afford it doesn't mean that 10$ for a small poster is not an appropriate price. It's the value of owning one of that artist's works. It's actually a low price for such an incredible value.
Sadly most people don't realize that art is a skilled labor and an artist should never accept pay on a scale equal to unskilled labor. Doing what you have to do to get by is one thing. But you'll never make what you're worth if you keep accepting less. People don't like to pay more than they have to, after all.
The artist isn't sacrificing pay. If you want to charge more go ahead and try, it was just a suggestion. However, keeping it in that price point especially when you are targeting a typically younger audience (20 somethings), you will sell many more of them which will actually lead to more money...believe it or not. Plus, it will make your work even more well-known. The more people who have your artwork, the more the word is spread.
He is not going to only sell one piece...and digital art will never sell for the prices of traditional art because you never have a chance of selling an "original". All of them are technically copies of the one on the computer. Thus you have to account for that. It doesn't matter how skilled you are in digital art. It's not collectible because it can be reproduced...collectibility is what creates high priced art.
Certainly, it is a factor. But it's not JUST collectability.
You're not paying for an original, no. But that doesn't mean it should cost nothing. $5 for a small print is ridiculous. It nearly costs that to have the work printed. A copy of the artist's work is still worth SOMETHING. Just because you can copy DVDs for a few pennies does not mean the movie is worth nothing and the film should cost $1-5 a copy because it costs nothing to print it out. That's ridiculous. You can't buy the original movie, yet the film itself still has a reasonable amount of worth per copy. The logic here is flawed.
DVD's are different b/c the person is paying for the marketing plus all of the work put into the dvd including the artwork on the cover. In my opinion, if it costs $5 to print an 8x11, find a new print shop or buy a printer and do it yourself. Anywho, I was basing my price points on what all of the other comments that are on here. There are some people who would gladly pay more than $5. If you want your focus group to be them, then go ahead and charge that. If you want some nice word of mouth marketing, then sell it for $5. If you desperately need the cash instantaneously, sell it for more.
And if you buy my art, you are paying for all of the work put into the art plus all the materials and supplies and all of my years and years of experience bringing me to the point where I could create that piece of work. Please, do all of the artists in the world a favor and stop trying so hard to devalue our craft.
You don't think I know that? I am a digital artist as well. If you want to sell your work for more than that you have to print it on something besides a poster. Plus you have to take into account people in all price brackets. I never said most people "only" care about collectible art. I said that is what causes art prices to go up. If you don't like that, switch to a traditional medium.
Yes, I understand it's a poster of all things, and posters are *generally* inexpensive b/c they may not last as long as a canvas or something else. What you don't realize is your first comment came off as rude, which is why a few people replied to you.
And when people are selling something of their own (whatever it may be,) they don't have to lower their prices so more people can afford it. Sure, it'd be nice for the people who don't have that kind of money to spend, but it's not necessary b/c if what you are selling is good enough, others who can spend more money will buy it.
And excuse me for misreading that you said 15 dollars for large. It must be a crime or something. I still think 10 dollars for a small poster isn't bad b/c Sakimi is a wonderful artist. That's my opinion. Our opinions differ. That's the end of it.
As *X-DarkHunter-X touched on If you look on E-Bay posters most don't go up in value most go down they aren't a sound collectable investment so it has to be totally fan-love motivated more than anything else for someone to shell out $25.00 for a poster when you can buy three used anime D.V.D.'s or games for that and trade them later with friends.