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For all those who expressed interest, I am now open for commissions. Here are my special deviantArt rates:


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I charge the same for colored pencil work as I do for markers. In regards to paintings, the rates quoted here are the base rate. Depending on the complexity of the character and/or the background, I might have to charge more.

If the commission is under $40, then I need to be paid in one installment after the final sketch is approved. However, if it is over $40, then half of the cost of the commission needs to be paid after the sketch approval-- the rest of it can be paid after the artwork is completed, and before the artwork is shipped to the client.
  
Please contact me privately in regards to larger paintings in order to negotiate pricing. If these prices are out of your range but you still are interested in owning a piece of my work, we can negotiate a payment plan or some other kind of arrangement.

I do accept Paypal. I prefer to be paid with the 'gift' option, since otherwise Paypal deducts fees from my end of the payment.

If you have any other questions, please leave a comment, or send me a note. Thanks!






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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
 I apologise for asking what may seem a foolish question, but may one enquire as to which of the categories above a commission to draw up Official Portraits of Fictional Presidents would fall under? (The sort of image one can imagine hung up in the local Executive Mansion to immortalise the subject, possibly rather more than their Historic achievements might merit).
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It depends if you'd like a pencil drawing, an inked drawing, something done with marker, or a painting. Maybe an 8 1/2 x 11 painting possibly? 

Could you tell me more about what you'd like? :) 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
 I shall do my best through a more private channel.Nod 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I just replied. :) 
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robinraven222 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Hello there! Your work is really speaking to me, especially the Tudor pieces. It's also good to see some other folks besides the usual 'Six Wives' coming through. I have just bought a print of your stunning Mary Tudor. I love it for many reasons, but not the least for that background image, carved into the wooden chest, of the woman stabbing herself in the heart. A true insight, delicately deployed, into poor Mary's terribly wounded soul.

This matter of telltale background images has some resonance for me. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's portrait by Gerlach Flicke has him reading St. Paul's Epistles, an intrinsic and very political statement of his personal faith. (We know how Mary felt about that....). The thing about this portrait that always caught my eye, however - good Lord! - is what the heck is a blatantly naked lady doing there, carved into the paneling over his right shoulder!?!?

Cranmer's biographers differ on this subject, but I agree with Ashley Null that it's most likely a reference to his secret wife, Margaret. Apparently the nude figure is an ornament taken from a well known print of the time, depicting the creation and presentation of Eve to Adam, entitled "It is not good for man to be alone.". Flicke's painting was done at about the time the Archbishop had to send his wife back to Germany, in accordance with the act of the Six Articles. He missed her terribly.

All of this is a (convoluted) way of saying I have always longed for a portrait of Thomas and Margaret Cranmer together, as they weren't able to be (publically) for much of their married lives. You may not be taking comissions any more, but I do think that you would do the most true and wonderful interpretation of the subject. Would you be at all interested? Waiting list??? Can a girl hope???
I send you my best wishes, and my thanks for the greatly enjoyable time I have spent with your art.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there! Thanks so much for your interest, and buying a print as well (though for some reason the transaction is not showing up in my message activity). I'm not open for commissions at the moment, because I'm busy finishing up a big job for a publisher. But I'll be done soon, and I can open up commissions again in a few weeks.

So-- are you interested in a large painted portrait of Thomas and Margaret Cranmer, in the style of my Mary Bloody Mary/Falling from Grace pieces? That sounds very cool!
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robinraven222 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Oh. My. God. YES!!! Yes, I AM interested in such a portrait! For years (decades) I have been researching a historical novel based on Margaret Cranmer's life, so this would be an invaluable visual aid for me. The rest of my life - wife, mother, nurse, Pilates teacher, fearful and insecure writer - regularly intervenes in the fulfillment of this most cherished creative dream. When I looked at your work, Margaret rose up and stamped her foot at me significantly. "Secret I may have been, but never forgotten, I'll have you know!". It's a real thrill, being possessed by a sixteenth century Nuremberg girl with an attitude. ( I'd wager you've had some similar experiences, from the look of your portfolio.)

Two things: what will be your price (beyond rubies) for such a work? Also, what do YOU see, in your mind's eye, upon considering the notion of 'A Portrait of Thomas and Margaret Cranmer'?
Best wishes, Robin
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
First of all, how big would you like the portrait to be? 8 1/2 x 11? 9 x 12? The George and Jane piece is about 9 x 12, but my Tycho Brahe piece is larger. Even if you want it to be 8 1/2 x 11, having a two character piece, with a background, and elaborate costumes, will mean that it will be over $150. But exactly how much will depend on the size and complexity of the composition. It's all up to you (and your budget). How much can you afford for this project?

I actually don't know that much about the Cranmers-- all I know about them comes from "The Tudors" TV show sadly enough. Why don't you email me about your story? Then I'll have a better idea of what you want. My email is neroville@yahoo.com... I look forward to hearing all about them!
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm totally interested. :D How do you take payments? Paypal? Card?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, I do accept Paypal. :) What were you thinking of?
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Do you do OC's? :XD: Because I was wondering if you could do her: [link]

Is that alright? :B
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I do OCs. What size and what medium would you like?
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome. I wanted an 8 1/2x11, in pencil, with a background. However, I'm a bit short on funds right now. :| Do you reserve slots? Or do you only reserve them when you get payment?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, right now I'm booked until I leave for vacation at the end of the month, but I'll have time after New Years. Is that okay? Will you have the money then? :)
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's totally fine.:) Yep, I should have the money by then!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay, cool. I'll put together a list of commission slots, and put your name on it for mid January! :)
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