Commission Information 2015
If you want your very own commissioned picture of whatever you like (within reason!), please read the information below, especially the bits about what I will and won't do, payment and copyright issues before
requesting any work, as they're important.
Please remember that when you commission a piece, you are committing to paying money, probably via Paypal, for custom-made digital artwork. Please ensure that you have the funds and the means (i.e. access to a Paypal account) to pay for the work before you request it. If you are under 18 and do not have your own bank / Paypal account, please ensure you have the agreement / permission of the person whose account you will be using before commissioning work.PricingDA 'Mates Rates'
: These prices are exclusive to DA members!
Prices vary for different projects / file types, but as a rough guide for a commissioned piece of artwork:Electronic only:
headshot only with a simple background (e.g. a wall / fog / plain colour, with no other visible props / items): $15
1 character with a simple background (e.g. a wall / fog / plain colour, with no other visible props / items): $20
1 character with a complex background (e.g. outdoors with specific buildings and/or props in the background; indoors in a particular setting with appropriate props): $30
2 characters with a plain background: (e.g. a wall / fog / plain colour, with no other visible props / items) $40
2 characters with a complex background (e.g. outdoors with specific buildings and/or props in the background; indoors in a particular setting with appropriate props): $50
3 - 4 characters. Pricing varies depending on the complexity of the scene, and the variations of characters / clothing involved, but generally from $60.00 - $100.00.
$60.00 - $100.00.
Many characters: Price on request.
Price on requestAdditional costs
If you have very specific requirements for your image (e.g. character has multi-coloured techno-dreadlocks that are part hair, part XE.com's Universal Currency ConverterBefore you request a CommissionPlease
read all the commission info below carefully before requesting a commissioned piece. What sort of file types can be commissioned?
Character portraits, book covers, CD Covers, poster images, flyers, avatars, signature banners, DA icons, logos, promo banners, etc etc. Contact me for enquiries about pricing for any other file types / artwork.I will do:
anything with a fantasy, horror, sci-fi, gothic or otherwise otherworldly theme. This includes pics of vampires, angels, demons, men, women, men and women, nudes (tasteful, of course!), and anything else that fits the above bill.I will not do
: chibi, yaoi, yuri, slash, anthro. I don't do things well if I have no interest in them. Devil in the Detail
Please give as much detail as possible about what you want. Never assume that the image I get in my head from a description like 'I want a picture of a vampire' will be the same as what's in yours! To avoid disappointment, tell me as much as you can about what you want the character(s) and their environment to look like. If you have a specific image in your mind of their face, their weapons, their clothing etc, then please tell me. If you have sketches of them, send them. If you have a picture of someone who looks like them, or of any of the items or the location you want in the picture, then send them along. It all helps!
A commission detail form can be downloaded here
if you need prompting for the sort of details I mean.Payment Methods
Paypal is my preferred method of payment. Important
Please remember that when you commission a piece, you are committing to paying money, probably via Paypal, for custom-made digital artwork. Please ensure that you have the funds and the means (i.e. access to a Paypal account) to pay for the work before you request it. If you are under 18 and do not have your own bank / paypal account, please ensure you have the agreement / permission of the person whose account you will be using before commissioning work.
I do accept cheques and money orders, but be aware that there will be a delay in receiving your commission as the un-watermarked version will not be released until the funds have cleared.Prints:
I am currently recommending either that I upload here and you purchase the print through DeviantArt, or that you arrange printing through a local copy-shop or online Photo Printing service.
You can also buy ready-made prints, mousemats, calendars, mugs, coasters, postcards and more direct from my StoreTerms of Business for Commission Pieces
1.You will provide the subject and specify your requirements for the general look and feel of the piece
2.We will agree the timescale
3.We will agree final production format, i.e. electronic (various formats available) or print
4.We will agree costs
5.For commissions of $40 or over, 50% is payable in advance, and 50% on completion. For commissions under $40, 100% is payable on completion.
6.I will provide (an) electronic proof(s) with watermarks
7.Once payment has been received, I will release the final version without watermarks in the agreed format.Copyright Information:
Unless otherwise agreed, I retain all rights to the final image, including the rights to display it online. When you purchase a commission, you are not purchasing the right to produce any printed material based on that image.
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