Question on how much to charge to paint doll


#1

I have a question. I have someone that was wanting to pay me to do a doll for them. I have no idea how much to charge. Any ideas on how I would price that


#2

It varies by kit price, supplies needed, and experience and time.

If you are just starting out I would only charge for supplies and kit.

If you have experience a little more.

If you root, a little more, if you root WELL, add more. (rooting is one thing, rooting realistic is completely different) :wink:


#3

Thanks. I’m just starting out but also do portrait art so I like to take my time with details. My first doll had painted hair because I was a afraid of the roofing ha. I’m working on realborn sleeping Clyde doll so maybe I will get the courage eek. Probably should have started of dolls that I’m not quite so ocd about lol. This is Jospeh.


#4

If that’s your first baby you don’t need to discount at all. Painted blonde hair is difficult to do and yours is very realistic. If your customer wants a sleeping newborn with painted hair I think you should charge at least $300. Open eyes and/or rooted hair add more. If you’re only going to paint it and not include body, weighting, hair and assembly charge the amount less that those would cost.


#5

He is gorgeous


#6

Thank you so much.


#7

Thank you!!


#8

Lovely baby… As a new artist, I would charge supplies + $200.00 for a painted hair baby and add $200 if you are rooting and can do a great job rooting. If you root poorly, I don’t think you should offer to sell a rooted baby. (That is an awesome first baby).


#9

Thank you. I’m determined to get this rooting process accomplished lol