I’m a 21 year old digital artist & by no means a professional, but my art is pretty good. Last year, I came across a guy who was an author looking for an illustrator for his book. I told him I had no experience doing books & only drew in anime/cartoon style. He was ok with it & I worked nonstop on the art. After I finished the first book, I agreed to work on the next book but asked for more a higher payment on the next book.
Me: I would like to be paid per drawing this time & I’d like to negotiate the prices. Please let me know if these are fair for you : B/W $5, colored drawing $15, book cover $25
The prices were dirt cheap because I didn’t know how to price illustrations for books.
Author: I find your request to renegotiate your options to be quite rude. They hint at a level of greediness and based on a complete lack of understanding of our business relationship. Therefore I do not accept your offer and believe the prices quoted to be outrageous.