How to Price Artwork for Beginners & Pros

The art pricing calculator has been designed to be simple and easy to use, it will cover your base costs of time, salary, materials and allow you to input a desired profit margin on top. This artwork pricing calculator will allow the everyday artist to make a profit from their passion without losing out on money and not valuing their artwork properly.

Digital Art Commission Price Calculator

You can also use this calculator to price digital artworks, just add a percentage cost of digital equipment and software into the materials box.

The form will save the data to your browser so you can come back and pick up where you left off. We plan to keep the form free to use by displaying adverts on this page which help support the site. If you have any suggestions or changes, please contact us today.

How Does This Art Pricing Calculator Work?

1. Completed Hours

When creating artwork you can get lost in how many hours you have spent creating your artwork, for this reason I would always recommend using a timer when working. An alternative would be to use a software like time doctor to track time spent on a project, which is handy for tracking time spent on digital artwork.

2. Salary Per Hour

The salary per hour section can have any number input into it, depending on your skill at creating artwork you should put a lower or higher rate. To get an understanding of finding out your art skill level see this guide on pricing artwork. You should at least input your native countries minimum wage to get an idea of what you want to earn.


3. Cost of Materials

The base cost for creating any artwork is the materials used and depending on the medium used to create your artwork the cost will vary. Its always good practice to keep your receipts of what you have spent money on and then factor these into calculating your artworks cost. You can use this as a digital art commission price calculator too, just include the cost of your tools and software used.

4. Artwork Costs

Artwork costs uses the following formula (Completed Hours * Salary) + Materials. This will give you base cost of your artwork with no profits.

5. Desired Profit

Depending on how much profit you want to make input a number up to 500, each number represents a 1 percent increase in the sale price of your artwork. Ideally you would want a x2 markup on your artwork so you would input 100.

6. Sale Price

The sale price of your artwork uses the following formula Artwork Costs + (Artwork Costs / 100 * Desired Profit) This is a fairly simple formula which you can use without the calculator to work out the sale price of your digital art or fine art.


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Future Plans For Artwork Pricing Calculator

We are working on building in the functionality to email and print the final quotes for your personal use, if you are interested in this please contact us.