Character Illustration is the art of creating illustrations with characters for books, video games, animation, comics, and many other digital and physical mediums. Professional Character Illustrators possess the creative skills to create illustrations which come to life and capture the desired emotion, personality and style of the client. They can create up to highly advanced and complex 3D models, with realistic textures, lighting and expressions.
Though the asset type of characters that you require can range significantly, such as from simple cartoons to sophisticated humanoid models, most professionals have establishes rates per asset design. For example, someone may be able to create a generic 3D character model in a day or two and charge around $150 per model. More complex characters may also require motion capture technology or add-ons making them come to life in an environment or a concept could have several characters interacting with similar rates per character.
When looking for a Character Illustration expert on Freelancer, make sure to look at the artist’s portfolio when conducting interviews. Ask questions regarding their background in 3D modelling, motion capture technologies and any other special skill sets they may have that could be beneficial for your project. When you are evaluating pricing for these services, most commonly it's best to pay by the hour rate instead of haggling for project-based prices if you want quality work from an artist. A good Character Illustrator typically charges anywhere from $25-$35/hr depending on their experience and specialization.
Overall, hiring a professional Character Illustrator from Freelancer injects creativity into your visual aesthetic; bringing your designs to life effectively and efficiently. Be sure to check out hundreds of portfolios and interviews pros who discover their businesses due to their creative ability and experience level on Freelancer.com today.