I've been working on some sprites for my project and I've come to the conclusion that while I can draw static sprites well enough and create the art style, I'm just not good at animating them. So, to keep moving forward, I want to hire an artist to do most of the sprite work for me. I just don't know what the going rate would be. The aesthetic for the game would be NES inspired and use a limited palette. It's a custom palette that's less limited than the NES's actual palette, and each sprite can use up to seven colours plus transparency rather than three. The sprites would fit in a 24x24 px area (I used Mega Man as a base for the proportions, with heavy modifications). My character is asymmetrical so I'd want different left and right facing sprites. I've seen some posts say $X per sprite, some have hourly values too. Using the information above, and that I need maybe about 65-70 sprites for the full range of actions, what would be a fair price to offer?