Monday, June 29, 2009

Painting for Ford Times

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Here is a western painting that was rendered with colored inks, one of the last ones done in that medium, I was beginning to enjoy working with Designer's Colors.

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My first cover painting for Ford Times done using Designer's Colors. This was rendered using washes of color, later I began to use the paint opaque.

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Above and below are examples of some of the cartoon type work that I produced for the magazine.

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I was quite busy at this time with advertising assignments, but still managed to do a lot of paintings for Ford Times Magazine, which was the fun stuff.

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Vince A said...

Hi Harry,

How do you determine how much to charge for a piece of work?


Harry Borgman said...

Hi Vince,
Pricing can be a complex thing, although many times the clients have a price in mind that you have to work with. Often when I would do a commercial assignment the client would set the price, I would have to decide if it were worth it or not. Certain phases of the business, like storyboards have a pretty much set prices, it also is influenced by your reputation and and if you consistantly deliver top notch work. An artist can also determine what his hourly rate should be by averaging out his yearly income by dividing it into how many hours he has worked. In the fine art field my gallery determines how much a painting should be sold for. In the commercial and fine arts, if you are in great demand your prices can go much higher. It's not an easy thing to nail down. being really busy consistently and having more work than you can handle puts you in the position where you can easily charge higher prices.

Forever Jung said...

Ben Young again.
I did meet Charlie Schridde very briefly when I worked at Photography Center. I don't believe I ever met Al Assid, but I had heard of him.
I saw John Spencer at Doug Parrish's funeral. He had had cancer and had his nose and part of his face removed. It was difficult to look at him, but it didn't seem to dampen his spirits at all. He lived in the Traverse City area, I believe.
Another thing to consider when pricing your work is what the exposure may be worth. Generally editorial work doesn't pay as well as an advertising job will, but you generally get a credit line and sometimes the exposure can be very valuable.
Thanks again for your blog.

Gexton said...

awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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