Hey guys! Below are my updated commission rates. I've decided to lower the prices for the single character images, which gives a better value to the group images. If you are interested in a commission, just send me a note. Thanks!
UPDATE: I NOW OFFER 2 ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR COMMISSIONS, LIVESTREAMING AND/OR DESKTOP RECORDING OF YOUR COMMISSION(S). You can now view your commission being worked on live via Live Stream on YouTube, as well as interact with me via chat. When work begins, I will send you an email with a link to the feed.This feed is also being recorded via my desktop PC in high-resolution. You have the option of requesting the completed recording(s) of your commission as well, in several formats. If you want a 1080p video, just be aware that files sizes will be huge, as I take several hours to complete an image. However, I can compress the video if you like to meet your needs.
These options are available upon request.
HOW TO PURCHASE A COMMISSION OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK
Commissioning original artwork should be fun and easy! As an illustrator and designer, my goal is to help you reach your visual goals, so I like to work with the client to realize those goals.
If you’re interested in getting a commission, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After we’ve agreed on the price and an estimated amount of time it will take to complete your request, I will give you a start date. I like to send progress updates via email to the client for their feedback throughout the process, so that means you will often be required to respond to emails during your scheduled time.
The bad news is that significantly delayed responses may increase the estimated production time.
However, the good news is that this process gives you more control over how the work will eventually turn out. So be specific, and be honest.
THE PROCESS (OPTION A)
I typically start out by sending you a really rough sketch of the overall composition or layout of the image. Once we’ve decided on any tweaks, I will move to tighter, cleaner pencils. If you’re pleased with the overall look, I will either do another pass of even tighter pencils, or move directly to the inking stage.
After completing the inking, I will send you the inked image. If all looks well, then I’ll move to the stage of flatting. Flatting is when line art is separated into flat, solid blocks of color which a colorist then uses to render the final image.
Once the flatting has been completed, I will send the image to you for your feedback. Pending any changes, the next stage is the final coloring and rendering.
Once the image is complete, I will send it to the email you provided during the negotiation phase.
Even after the image is completed, you still have the option to suggest minor, cosmetic tweaks to the images. However, significant redrawing of an image can incur additional charges.
THE PROCESS (OPTION B)
Some clients find themselves too busy for constant updates, are not quite sure what they want, already trust my judgment, or prefer to be surprised. These clients often prefer to wait until the finished image before making any suggestions.
If you choose this option, please be aware that you can only request minor cosmetic changes upon the completion of the image; no more than 30% of the image can be redrawn without incurring additional charges.
Please let me know if you prefer Option A or Option B at the beginning of your request.
Sound easy enough?
Okay, now we move onto the fun part…
Doing art is fun, but it’s also a lot of work and time.
I try to keep my pricing schedule as simple as possible, while allowing for adjustments to accommodate the client. Therefore, the following prices are only an estimate. The final price may be greater or lesser depending upon the complexity of the request and how long I estimate the request will take.
Of course, I will quote you the final price BEFORE work begins.
Payment is required up front via Paypal. US Dollars only.
If anything seems confusing or if you have questions, please send me an email and I will try to respond to your inquiry the same day.
*Repeat customers are entitled to special discounts (usually 10%) on multiple character pieces and previously rendered characters.
Please let me know in advance that you have purchased a commission from me before and the nature of the commission. Upon confirmation, your discount will be added, and you will be given an updated pricing.
- Multiple Requests = subtract 10% from total price
- Multiple Characters = subtract 10% from total price
- For Heavy-Detailed Mecha or Movie-Styled Transformers = add 50.00
Existing Designs (illustrations based on pre-existing characters or designs)
- Sketch | Pencils – Single Character (Existing Design) – 35.00
- Inked - Single Character (Existing Design) – 45.00
- Full Color - Single Character (Existing Design) – 65.00
Original Designs (illustrations based on minimal or non-existing characters or designs)
- Sketch | Pencils – Single Character (Original Design) – 55.00
- Inked - Single Character (Original Design) – 65.00
- Full Color - Single Character (Original Design) – 85.00
- Solid Color or Gradient | Free
- Cloudscape (dawn, midday, stormy, sunsets) - 15.00
- Landscape (mountains, valleys) - 25.00
- Forest - 35.00
- Architecture (city, buildings, technical) - 45.00*
- Sketch | Pencils (Existing Design) - 15.00
- Inked (Existing Design) – 25.00
- Full Color (Existing Design) – 35.00
- Sketch | Pencils (Original Design) – 25.00
- Inked (Original Design) – 35.00
- Full Color (Original Design) – 55.00
Payments must be through Paypal. I’ve done my best to keep prices affordable, while still trying to support myself. I’m all about avoiding fees whenever and however possible, so I price myself low enough to help my clients counteract Paypal’s fee deductions.
However, that also means that I do not accept reduced payments (i.e. payments w/fees deducted by Paypal). If I receive a reduced payment, I will refund the payment so that the client can resend the payment without the fees being deducted.
That said, it’s easy to avoid Paypal fees. Paypal does not charge fees if you send a payment with your Paypal balance or bank account.Therefore, I suggest funding your Paypal account before paying for your commission in order to avoid fees.
However, I understand that some people prefer using credit cards or Paypal Credit to fund their purchases. If you prefer using a Debit/Credit card or making international payments, the fees Paypal typically charges are:
- If you are using a Debit/Credit card, add 2.9% + .30 USD per transaction*
- If you are paying outside the US, add 3.4% per transaction*
As mentioned above, it’s cheaper to simply fund your Paypal account in advance and/or have a bank account linked to your Paypal account in order to avoid fees.
NOTE: I currently only accept US dollars.
Hope that clears up any questions you may have. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me!