Private commissions are commissions that will not be used for profit. This can include:
-Pet Portraits with or without fantasy elements
-Images to hang in your home or office
Prices listed below are starting quotes for a single pet/subject with a simple or no background. Additional accessories, complex backgrounds, and other extras may affect the final quote. Currently fantasy elements added to the pet subject are no extra charge! Please contact me for a final quote. If you are interested in a larger size, please feel free to contact me. If you would like multiple pets or subjects in the same drawing, each additional pet/subject is an additional discounted charge. If you are ordering multiple drawings, some discounts may apply.
(limit 1 pet/drawing)
+ $20 per each additional pet (limit 2 pets/drawing
+ $30 per each additional pet (limit 2 pets/drawing)
+$35 per each additional pet (limit 3 pets/drawing)
+ $40 per each additional pet (limit 4 pets/drawing)
These prices do not include shipping. I ship both domestically and internationally - Please contact me for shipping estimates.
APPROXIMATE WAIT TIME FOR A COMPLETED PIECE:
Between 1-4 weeks.
I require all clients to sign a short contract before starting the commission process. This is to protect myself as a professional artist and to protect yourself as the client that outlines exactly what the commission is agreed upon by both parties and the process. Information about what is similarly found inside the contract can be viewed in the paragraph to your right. For more information please contact me directly via contact form or email@example.com
Please Read and Consider Carefully
I upload pictures of final commissions on all of my social media channels. There are several reasons for this, some are personal and others are strictly related to marketing. In the past I have had certain clients be uncomfortable with this, so now I make sure that all of my clients are aware of this fact up front. If for personal reasons you feel like this may conflict with your decision to order a commission, please let me know. I certainly will not be offended, but I will usually not be able to take the commission. If a client wishes to remain anonymous in social media posts, that is perfectly fine! I always respect a client's privacy.
Commissions are only for personal use by the client. Feel free to use the design as a tattoo, desktop, screensaver or on something like a personal blog. Commissions are not to be used for commercial use, unless previously discussed. I do offer commercial commissions for logo design, product design, and so forth. These require custom rates and an additional consultation. Please contact me directly regarding licensing and commercial commissions.
Finalized commissions may be sold as prints in my shop. This is to help subsidize cost (in other words, it helps to keep my prices as affordable as possible) and make it feasible to continue to take commissions. If the client is ordering a pet portrait, and feels uncomfortable with the finished image being sold as a print, we can discuss this beforehand.
If a client truly wishes that an image not be recreated as a print in my shop, usually the price of the commission must be doubled to make the commission feasible. I really do apologize for this. In the past I tried to keep each commission as special as possible to the client; however, in recent years private commissions have become much more challenging to schedule due to other projects and obligations. I want to assure potential commissioners that prints that are sold in my shop are loved and cherished by many avid art collectors around the world. I realize that to some this may feel like it makes the commission less special, but keep in mind that the original commissioner is the only person who owns the original artwork.
For Tattoo Commissioners
Please be aware that I am not responsible for anything that happens after I have created a design for you to use. Getting a tattoo is a serious decision and should be treated with care and contemplation. I am not responsible injury or harm that may come from getting a tattoo, nor I am I responsible for mistranslated tattoos. Be sure to carefully research tattoo shops and tattoo artists beforehand.
Tattoo artists may suggest changes to my design for the purpose of better translating the design to skin. This should be worked out between you and your tattoo artist. Please be aware that once the design has been accepted and paid for, I cannot revise the work unless you wish to purchase an additional commission.
Tattoo commissions may be sold as prints in my shop. Please let me know ahead of time if this is something you feel uncomfortable with.
Thank you for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
The commission process in most cases is very straightforward. First we discuss the details of the design, then I provide an initial quote, which usually remains the same throughout the process. Occasionally there are instances where a client asks for additional details, sketches and other things of that nature during the process. These types of things come at an additional charge, but will always be discussed and negotiated beforehand. I never spring charges on a client without first having a conversation.
After the initial quote I require a downpayment of 50% - 100% depending on the size and cost , which is to be made to me via a paypal invoice that I will send to the client.
This downpayment must be paid before the start of the commission. Once your commission has been started, this downpayment acts as a Kill Fee and cannot be refunded, unless something drastic should happen on my end such as sickness or another unforeseen event.
Please note that after a downpayment is made, things like size and complexity cannot be changed. I schedule clients based on the complexity of the project. Any major change or new direction for a project will be considered a new project.
I also require clients to sign a short contract before starting the commission. This outlines the process similarly to what is written out here as well as what both parties have agreed upon. This also protects myself as a professional business as well as you, the client, so that everything looks correct before starting.
Once your commission starts, I will be in regular contact. I always start with giving each client a sketch to confirm before starting the painting process. I accept up to 3 rounds of changes to the sketch.. Complicated changes may require an additional fee. This is a pretty rare occurrence, as I always do my best to adhere to the client's vision and never purposefully botch a drawing to collect more expenses. After the sketch is completed, I continue with painting and inking. I always recommend to clients that they be trusting of the way in which I apply color for the best results. Color schemes are very helpful if you have one in mind, of course! But too much input on color can lead to the end result looking stiff or clunky. I have a very distinct style in which I work, so I recommend browsing my gallery/art on Facebook or Instagram to become familiar with my style and to be sure that I am the right artist for your project. Please also keep in mind I do all of my art traditionally with watercolors meaning I will not be able to correct or change the piece outside of adding minor details in white/blank spaces.
Once the image is complete, you will receive a photo of the finished drawing. At this point, if there is another half of the down payment to still be paid, I require the final payment+shipping payment to be made.
The drawing will then be shipped to you to enjoy!
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