Hello everyone - so I’m going to give this another go now that I’ve finished my Master’s program I'm now opening up for commissions - you'll find all the information below. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message and I'll do my best to answer them! You can see some examples of the different types I'm offering below, and you can check out my gallery for a further look at my work
Character Commissions -
Portrait/bust -Line - $25
Color - $35
Line - $30
Color - $40
Please note that extra characters and scenic background will incur a fee - I’ll discuss this with you, should you request one
The Details -
What I Need From You -
Reference Material - Something to let me know what you’re looking for. This can be poses, facial reference, color palettes, etc. Things you want me to see to help me to understand your commission. As such, this is something I need to be able to access (Drive, Dropbox, Pinterest, etc) just so long as I can see it.
Character descriptions are helpful, as are pose references if you’re looking for something specific. Facial reference, color schemes, etc are all welcomed. Again, anything you think is useful to explain what you’re looking for.
Universe Reference: If the character is an OC for a specific universe, I’ll need references of that as well to fit the feel of it as much as possible.
What You’ll Get From Me -
After the character/design, etc is all talked out and we’re on the same page, and the first ½ payment clears, I’ll start sketching. Once the sketch is finished, I will do a ‘critique’ to see if anything needs to be fixed/changed. Once those changes are made, I’ll move on to line, and then color. (If applicable)
After the final image is shown to you, I can make minor changes and adjustments. Anything major will require additional payment, as it’s more time that needs to be spent.
Most of my pieces go Sketch - Line - Color.
I’m super open about questions, concerns, etc, so if at any point something pops up, send me a message and we can talk about it. Once the sketch is approved I won’t be able to make any major changes, but I’m willing to work with you. I want you to be happy with the final result, so don’t be afraid to send me a PM if something comes up in the character design.
Payments will be taken using PayPal. Sorry, but no points commissions at this time.
½ of the payment is due up front, and the rest after the piece is finished. This is to protect me as much as anything, as it ensures that I don’t spend a bunch of time creating something that then doesn’t get paid for. Also, it lets you know at the beginning what you’re going to be paying so you’re not startled by the end number.
I’m not offering refunds, but I will do my best to make sure you, the commissioner, are happy with the piece. I’ll show you a low-res, watermarked version of the image so you can see it before you send the full payment through.
Once I get the payment in full, you’ll get the Full Res version in .PNG format at 300 dpi unless other size/format is requested, without the watermark. This means that, if you choose, you’ll be able to print the piece as well.
The works are for personal use only, not commercial work. If you’re wanting a piece to use for a commercial purpose, get in touch with me and we can discuss prices.
I also keep the right to put the piece on my own personal websites and DA profile. This helps me to improve and expand my opportunities. I will credit you for the character depicted, of course.
In terms of a timeline, I have up to three weeks to complete the final image from the time I start sketching. Please note, this assumes a smooth process, but can change if I have difficulty getting in touch with you for approval of the sketch, or if there are adjustments being made after the image is finished, etc.
Crediting: I know a lot of people use commissioned work for characters on RP sites, etc, so I have no issue with you using the work outside DA. If you do put it on DA, please credit me. As for outside sites, I know it's a pain to credit a lot of times, so I'm not going to ask that you have a link back. I do ask that you not claim the work as your own and leave my signature on the piece, and that if anyone asks you about it, you point them back to me. Again, simple, but you're helping me out with that.
Some stuff I won’t accept commissions for-
OC slash canon character pieces
I do reserve the right to turn down a commission - If I’m not comfortable creating it, you won’t want me to be the one drawing it.
I’ll have three slots open at a time, so keep an eye out for when new spaces open up!