From The Sketch Book

December 3, 2008

The Price is Right – opps!

Filed under: Uncategorized — scottnelson @ 9:40 pm

Here’s two caricature drawings I recently finished.  The single person was done in one day while the multiple person caricature took twelve days.  The way I normally charge customers is each drawing has a base price, and then you take on a small fee as you add people to the art.  With the football drawing, that means I had to charge a base  price plus 18 extra people.  Seems like that would be expensive but when all is said and done,  I did the math and my payment was less than minimum wage over the 12 days I worked on it.  I could have made the same money if I had only done three individual drawings but I can’t soak my customers.  My accountant who knows I’m not really driven by money looked at my numbers and suggested I start working at McDonald’s againcimg0187-2cimg0189-2.  Which got me thinking.  

After being away from McDonalds as an employee for so long,  could I STILL paint in catchup, mustard and Big Mac sauce as good as I used to?  LOL


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