We all know that our artwork has value. We know this of our time, our experience, our talent. It is not unreasonable to expect something in return for the things we have provided. Trading items, paying for goods - these are things we understand and encounter on a daily basis. We pay £2 for a cup of coffee knowing that we're paying for the ingredients, the time and training of the staff providing it and the cost of the rent of the lovely little cafe we'll sit in to enjoy it. It's not just a single thing we're paying for and the same goes for art.
When we commission someone we expect that their prices will include perhaps a small percentage of the cost of buying software required to complete it, a token amount towards the artist's electric bill for running their computer, those mundane and yet important things we might not always think of. We should expect, and rightly so, to pay for more than the end result. Sketches take time, revisions take time and if you're not already then you