Sunday, July 02, 2006

Drawing costs

Just came across Susan Hill's comment on the blog where I mentioned drawing costs. Just to explain: for this article there will be eight artefact or diagram drawings of a specialised (i.e. archaeological) nature. I've included a scan of an example of archaeological artefact drawing on the left.

They need to be a consistent scale and style for an academic publication. It'll work out at c. £37.50 per drawing, which will pay for the illustrator's time and expertise, as well as any materials used, plus liaising with the client (aka me). £300 squid sounds like a bargain to me, given that I know the illustrator is extremely professional, and in York as well - very helpful should there be queries on either side. Unfortunately, I haven't got the skills to draw them myself. My expertise (such as it is) lies elsewhere ;-)

And whilst I was trying to find an example of the sort of illustration I need to get done, I found these paintings, which I think Carla might like (though she's probably seen them before, at somewhere rather famous ...)

6 Comments:

At 6:16 pm BST, Blogger Carla said...

I hadn't seen these, Alex, so many thanks! Last time I went to Sutton Hoo the visitor centre didn't exist and there was just one reconstructed mound towering over the Deben. Sent shivers down my spine. I'd heard the NT visitor centre was excessively generic - a tea shop and buy-a-souvenir-tea-towel sort of place - and hadn't got round to going there as it's some distance from where I live. But I'll have to make the effort to go and look now.

 
At 4:23 pm BST, Blogger Susan Hill said...

Ah now in understand.. I thought you were doing the drawings using incredibly expensive pencils !

 
At 6:04 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Nearly ... They do tend to use quite expensive Rotring pens to ink up!

 
At 1:44 pm BST, Blogger Martyn said...

They have a range of "Anglo-Saxon meals" in the cafe at Sutton Hoo, which all appear to be 21st century British meals with a tenous bit of a dark-age tie in. I had some kind of beef casserole and dumplings but I'm sure it was called "Raedwald's Stew" or something or other !

The new visitor's centre is pretty good.

 
At 11:36 am BST, Blogger Carla said...

I wonder how many brainstorming sessions it took the marketing department to come up with that......

 
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