I recently posted a painting of a character I’d done on the Facebook group, and garnered quite a bit of interest. For reference, it was a detailed acrylic portrait on an A3 canvas.
Ideally, I would like to take commissions IC when I can attend an event, and get payment in IC currency. It sounds like a fun roleplaying opportunity. Cost-wise, I had thought a Throne. However, an experienced Empire player friend said that, because of the work involved, plus the fact that a portrait is a serious status symbol (and most likely to be bought by people from nations that are naturally rich, like the League), that ten Thrones would be appropriate. However, I just saw a post that said that charging more than a crown for IC products is kind of frowned upon as a potential distortion of the economy.
Basically, I have no idea how to balance the sheer effort involved in painting a portrait with the fact that I want people to actually buy them. I’m not going to lie, it would be pretty fun IC if my paintings were only sold to the rich and famous. But is there any chance of that if I charge multiple Thrones?