My most popular service is the creation of custom art pieces. It might be a digital painting of a pet, an original character, or a detailed landscape. Sometimes it’s business logos or covers for books, CDs, and YouTube channels. And if you’re not quite sure what you want, just tell me the gist of it, maybe just the mood you want to create, and I’ll take it from there.
Here’s what you get with a commission:
- Free estimate of your job. Just fill out my COMMISSION REQUEST FORM and that gets the ball rolling.
- Preliminary sketch at no risk. You don’t pay until you like the sketch.
- Specifications: I can work with a wide variety of formats but my most common dimensions for a large painting are 17″ x 22″ at 300 dpi. Don’t let those dimensions fool you– that’s plenty big and high enough resolution for large format printing, even larger than the original, without loosing details. These proportions are also convenient for use in websites, printed pages, or printing on canvas for framed art.
- Digital output in almost any format you request. For an extra fee I can supply .psd files or print in a variety of formats (professional prints, posters, mounted canvas, mousepads, t-shirts, coffee cups, hats, etc.).
- Updates on progress– I think that it’s important to keep you in the loop.
- Work-in-progress (WIP) pieces: I will send you peeks at my progress at the end of each day that I work on your piece. You can also elect to just be surprised at the end.
- My commitment to your satisfaction: I hate to miss the mark so I will communicate with you and try to meet your desires as best I can.
- For more details, please review my complete TERMS OF SERVICE.
There are so many options that it’s difficult to provide simple prices, but here are some examples:
Stories (US $75+)
Stories (base of 5000 words, approximately 8 pages): $75
Additional 1000 word increments (about 1.5 pages): $15
Simple cover art (small, intended for use in online galleries or blogs): $60 additional
Badges (US $45-60)
Includes double-sided laminated badge, clip, and shipping in the US. Also includes various sized png files with and without background for use as avatars in social media.
Cel-Art Pieces (US $60-150)
US$60-$150: These are larger pieces with a simpler art style (characters bordered by lines, smooth coloring/shading, reduced texture)
Business Graphics (US $75+)
Vector graphics for use in business stationary, websites, etc. Typically $75 and up.
Book Covers (US $150+)
I am familiar with Amazon’s common book cover formats but can also work with other formats if template specifications are provided. Covers include art, titles, text– everything necessary for printing.