Touchy subject, JB, but I know you can handle it so here goes:
You get a little rough around the edges when fans and admirers ask you how long a commission took to do. You reply with something like: "It took as long as it took. If I say how long it took, people would think that I didn't take my time and rushed it."
Fair enough. However, not telling people like myself may force them to come to their own conclusions on how long it took to draw, say, a one figure/no background piece and sell it for whatever your standard commision price is for that type of drawing.
There is no doubt that because you have mastered your craft, that something like the above example probably only takes you ten to fifteen minutes to do. And that's perfectly fine. You should be able to say screw what people think, walk your path and answer the goddam question regarding how long it took you to draw something. Screw 'em I say...if they can't handle how long it really took you to do something, they have bigger issues than you. So...
My question: How long (on average) does it take you to do a single character pose/no background (your specialty!)?
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