The earning of a freelance artist varies depending on the type of clients they work for and the area they work in. The income differs from one artist to another also based on the amount of work they do. It is estimated that about 63% of artists are freelance artists. On average, a freelance artist earns $45,000 yearly. They are either contracted by individuals or companies to do works such as paintings, drawings or graphics. A freelance artist is always listed as an individual contractor and not regarded as employees of a company. A freelance artist can be a graphic designer, illustrator, sculptor or cartoonist. In general, graphic designers make a better pay than other types of freelance artists.