Times Square Character Artists' Pricing System Query
When I was in New York last week, I was walking around Times Square with this girl, and we wanted to get our characters drawn. The prices were all standard, here’s what they were:
It’s nonsense, of course. A $5 surcharge for putting a second person in the same image? Seems like it should be less than $10 for a couple—I mean, the artist saves two cents on paper, and the actual faces are smaller/less detailed because there are two on one sheet.
Maybe the thought is that if two people can afford to be together, they clearly have money to burn? Or guys are less likely to be stingy/question prices when they're with a date?