Commissions


 

Announcements:

My Commissions list is OPEN!  
I’m currently accepting commissions for 2017.  If you’re interested in having a custom piece of artwork created for you, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Thanks! 🙂

 


Subject Matter:
First things first… I’m happy to draw just about anything you like.  People/Portraits, Animals, Pin Ups, Celebrities, Sci-fi & Fantasy… the sky’s the limit.  However, any artwork that I create is done in a tasteful manner.  Therefore, images containing nudity or anything that could be misconstrued as pornography will not be considered.  Thank you for understanding.

 

Services Offered:

• Sketch Portraits (Bust/Head and Full Body)

Sketch portraits will be just that… sketches.  They will have detail, but won’t be in full color, usually Black and White, Grey-tones, or Sepia.  There will be some shading and highlights just to add to the piece, but over all simplicity wins with this style.  Also, sketch portraits can be bust/head only, or full body. (Reference Photos Required)

• Portraits (Bust/Head)

These types of portraits are what I consider classic portraits; from the chest or shoulders up of the person/subject.  Painted in your choice of full color or black and white. (Reference Photos Required)

• Full Body or Pin-ups
The full body portrait is any image that contains the entire body or nearly the entire body.  This could be a standard portrait of a single person, a group or family portrait*, or a pin-up.  (Reference Photos Required)

• Book Covers

With the dimensions and details for the cover given, including any references, I will create a unique and detailed cover exactly to the client’s specifications. There are no limitations such as bust/head or full body in this category also. (Reference Photos Not Required, but Helpful)

 

Additional Options & Info*

  • Minimal Background:  No extra charge
  • Detailed Background:  Additional Fee (Usually +$25.00-$50.00 depending on level of detail)
  • Additional Person(s):  +$25.00 per person/subject
  • First three (3) revisions/corrections are free.  Any revisions after that will incur a $25 fee per revision
  • Reference Photos are preferred to be scanned at a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) or equivalent, or full camera file
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars

 

Sizes:
The size of the commission to be drawn and painted does play into the cost factor.  The sizes that I currently offer are:

  • 8″ x 10″
  • 11″ x 14″
  • 12″ x 16″
  • 13″ x 19″

For larger sizes, I order from a print shop, which is an additional fee.

 

Price Quote & Payment:
I will send you a quote, via email, once I receive your message outlining what it is that you’re looking to have created.  Each quote is tailored to the client’s needs and/or requests in their contact message.
My usual payment policy is that fifty (50) percent is due up front as a desposit/retainer, and remaining fifty percent is due upon completion. Payments are accepted through Paypal or Square.  However, if you have budget constraints, I am willing to work out a payment plan that fits your budget.

Once the client has decided to proceed with their project, a second email containing the contract detailing the commission will be sent that is to be filled out and signed by the client.  An invoice for the deposit will also be sent to the email address provided by the client. (Please make sure you provide the correct email for Paypal invoicing)  Once the contract has been signed, and the deposit invoice has been paid, your space will be officially locked into my commission queue.

 

Time Frame:
Most commissions take anywhere from two to four weeks to complete, including any revisions requested.  Some more detailed commissions may take closer to  six to eight weeks, it all depends on the amount of work requested.  I also regularly attend conventions throughout the year, so that may also be part of my schedule that I have to work around.  If it’s a large piece, or a multi-image piece, please allow for at least four weeks minimum for completion just to be on the safe side.

 

Shipping:
Any physical prints or posters will be mailed via USPS unless otherwise specified. Prints that are 8×10 or smaller will be sent in a flat photo mailer envelope.  Posters, or items that are 11×14 or larger, will be rolled and shipped in a cardboard tube. Shipping costs will be factored into the total quote sent by email.  Most shipping is $6.00 or less.  For international orders it may be higher based on your location. Either way, it will be factored into the price, and you will know ahead of time.

 

A Little Bit About My Process:

My work is digital, created using Photoshop or Manga Studio 5, and a Wacom tablet.

Photoshop & Manga Studio 5

Photoshop & Manga Studio 5

Painting digitally is very similar to traditional painting with a few key differences.  The main one being that no, there is no physical painting.  It’s a file on the computer.  The next is that by switching to digital, I am no longer limited by the tools and supplies that I have on hand.  If I want something to have more of a watercolor feel, I can paint it that way.  If someone wants their piece to look like an oil painting, I can paint it in that style as well.  Also, the number of colors available to me in the digital realm are far more vast than that of traditional paint colors.

Wacom Intuos 5

Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet

And of course, painting digitally is less messy.  There’s no paint to mix or brushes to constantly clean.  And last but not least, if there is something that doesn’t seem quite right, I have the ability to go back and make corrections without scrapping the entire painting or starting over.  That, to me, is worth the trade off of moving from traditional painting to digital.

 

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Examples of Linework to Completed Pieces

After figuring out what size the piece will be and all of the details that go along with it, I will begin by starting on the line-work portion of the piece.  Most commonly, I work from reference photos provided by the client.  A proof of the linework is sent to the client for their approval.  At this point, any necessary revisions will be sent to me from the client.  If there are any revisions needed, you will receive another proof of the linework.  Once the client has approved the linework, then, and only then, will I begin to lay down color.  Many proofs are sent throughout the process to the client either via email or through Google Drive; to ensure that I’m on the right path with how they wish for their piece to turn out.   However, once there have been three revisions made, any revisions henceforth will incur a $25 fee for each revision after the third one.
Once the piece is finished, and the client gives the final approval, and final payments are made your item will be emailed or shipped. And that’s it! 🙂

 

 

 

To see how I paint, please feel free to check out the videos that I’ve been uploading on my Princess Leia piece, shown below. 😉

 

I thank you so very much for checking out my commissions section. If you feel that my style would work well with what you have in mind, please feel free to contact me using the form below, or pop on over to my Contact page to send me a message there.

Thank you, I look forward to working with you! 🙂

 

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