Too Much Talk??
Just over a month ago I received an inquiry about a few studio drawings intended as Christmas gifts for family. Sure thing!
We discussed it, of course — one large group sketch of almost twenty people, plus two full body drawings of young children… Normally I do up rough layouts and email those over so we can be sure of the image going in the right direction. But this time the questions just kept coming —
Postage? No, I pay that.
Color? Sure, here is the cost. And on and on. Through no less than twenty-six different chats via email and some large samples and several children’s drawings… No, the price was too high we were told. So we discussed even further — and… no.
No deal. Giving that project to another artist.
So. Was all that a waste?
Nah. Just the cost of doing business, I feel. If you do not lose any business you are pricing way too low, gang — and if you lose a LOT you are way too high. Lose a bit here and there and perhaps you are about right.
So, no problem. Of course. I wish that almost-our-client person the best of luck with the artist chosen for the project.