COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN
- Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a commission
- approximately 1 month wait for new requests
- I cannot guarantee a delivery date for many projects.
- See my active queue of works on commission, click here
- All prices are listed in US dollars. Shipping is extra.
What is a Commission?
A commission is when you (the client) asks me (the artist) to provide a service (such as drawing a picture, making a painting, creating a craft, teaching a technique, maintaining or building a website, etc) for an agreed upon fee. Typically in the past I have taken commissions for custom illustrations, portraits, custom shoes, logos, web designs, or crafts. The process works like this: You contact me about a project and then we discuss the details. I will give you a quote on how much it will cost and how long it will take, and once something is agreed upon, payment is made and the service is rendered.
Please note that the prices are subject to change depending on the project. These prices are guidelines. If I find the project is more or less complicated than something described here, the price may change. Here are some of the services I provide with a rough guideline of what I would charge.
Unless otherwise discussed, prices listed are in USD – United States Dollars.
|Baby’s & Small Children’s Shoes Up to children’s size 12|
|Small motif on each side of each shoe (4 images total) – $50||Full Coverage – $100|
|Large Children’s & Adult Shoes|
|Small motif on each side of each shoe (4 images total) – $75||Full Coverage – $200|
Painting on Stretched Canvas
Paintings are charged per square foot. My current rate for commissioned paintings is $0.50 per square inch. (this is subject to change without notice) For example:
A canvas that is 16″ x 20″ is 320 square inches total. Multiply that by $0.50 per square inch and that piece will cost $160.(Prices may be rounded for convenience). Prices are in USD, shipping the painting is extra.
|Canvas Size||Square footage||Rounded Commission Price|
|8″ x 10″||80 sq. in.||$80|
|16 x 20||320 sq. in.||$250||24 x 36||864 sq. in.||$400|
|30 x 40||1,200 sq. in.||$850|
Prices are of course subject to change depending on the subject matter and detail level. This is a guideline only.
Digital vs. Traditional
This is a small note for those who may be new to the whole ‘art on the computer’ phenomenon. I use the term Traditional Art for artwork made on real paper or canvas using real tools such as pencils, pencil crayons, paints, inking pens, glue, yarn, etc. Traditional artwork usually takes a little longer to do, may cost you more and be more time consuming because of its tendency to be permanent and harder to modify. It’s also more expensive because I have to replace my materials over time. Some people prefer Traditional Art because there is a final product which is the ‘original’. I always mail the original to the client.
Digital Art is artwork that is made using computer software. There is no paper or physical tool involved in its making (unless I sketch it and then colour it on the computer, which I do often for comfort’s sake). Digital commissions can be sent to you for free over e-mail. However, you may request a print be made from your digital piece at an extra cost, plus shipping.
Conditions, Pricing & Shipping
Every project is different. I will normally let you know what my schedule is like and how long it will take me to complete an artwork. Understand that sometimes yours will be the only thing I am working on, and other times I can be overloaded with other things (life, too!) and may not be able to finish the project as fast as originally discussed. I always to my best to keep the client informed with the status of their commission.
I also expect that the client do the same and follow up if I have requested additional information or if I need to contact them about something. Communication is the key to good transactions, so if there is anything you are unhappy with or need clarification on, just ask. It will make it easier for the both of us.
All prices are listed in US dollars. This is simply because it is the most common on the market, and the easiest for me to deal with through PayPal. I do however take many other forms of payment as well:
Debit / Credit cards
Interac e-mail money transfer
Cash (in person only for safety)
I always take payment up front. For larger projects, sometimes a half-half agreement is made where half is paid up front and the other half is paid upon delivery. Contract payments are dictated within the contract.
Shipping is calculated based on the weight of the product and how far it’s going, and how fast you want it to get there. I use the United States Postal Service website to calculate shipping. You will be charged extra for shipping; it is not included in the commission base price.