I wanted to ask for a price for a commission from an artist. However, my budget is lower than what I think the commission would be worth, hence I intend to only ask for the price and not buy the service. I am extremely worried that just stating my budget will offend or discourage the artist.
- Ask the artist what they would charge for the commission.
- Let them know my budget, hoping they might be generous and pick up the commission. If they won't, it's fine.
How to accomplish those? I especially need help to approach point 2: do I need to tell them upfront that I think they're worth x, then state my budget y? Or state my budget first, then put a disclaimer that I think they're worth more? Or something else?
This will all be done via text, Discord, specifically.