Commissions

Some basic categories and average prices for digital commissions. I might charge extra or a little less, depending on the details of the project.

A portrait is any image directly based on a photo reference of an actual person, whether it’s a character or a real person. Character art is any image that isn’t directly based on a photo reference. References can be included, but I’ll also work by description only.

Commissions are OPEN

ORDER FORM

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For more examples of my work and style, please have a look in my gallery!

Order & Painting Process

  • To order, either fill out the order form, or email me directly. Include as much information as you can, there’s no such thing as too much detail!
  • For character art, please include photo references if you have specific looks or features in mind. You can either link to references directly, or email them later. I will not hunt down references myself.
  • If you want a transparent background, please make sure to say so up-front!
  • I will get back to you as soon as I can and confirm the details, answer any questions, and give you a quote. Once we’re both happy with the details, I’ll ask for payment, and once I have that, I’ll start working.
  • Commissions will be delivered via email as a jpg file. If you prefer or need a different file format please let me know!
  • I don’t provide prints of digital commissions, but you can request a high-resolution file that you can get printed yourself. Please let me know in advance whether or not you want to have this option.

Terms of Service

Payment
  • Payment is usually made with PayPal (if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still pay with credit card via PayPal), and I also accept bank transfers. Please don’t send any money until I’ve confirmed the commission and we’ve worked out all the details!
  • Commissions under €50 must be paid for up-front, in full. All others can be paid half up-front, half on completion, or up-front in full.
  • All payments are non-refundable once I’ve started work.
  • Prices and payments are in Euro. PayPal will automatically convert payments from any currency, and you can check the conversion rates to your currency here or via Google.
Usage rights

I retain all rights to the image, but I will not display personal portraits in my portfolio or anywhere else unless it’s okay with you.

As long as you credit me and link to my site, you can:

  • Display the image on your website, blog, Facebook page, etc.
  • Use it as a header, icon, or profile picture.
  • In the case of sketches or line art, colour them or get them coloured by someone else.
  • In most cases, use it to promote a book, comic, music etc., online. If you intend to do this, please discuss it with me beforehand to make sure it’s okay.

If you display it online I’d strongly encourage you to use a watermark, to prevent someone else from claiming and using what you paid for! If you’re not sure how, I can add one for you.

You cannot:

  • Claim it as your own work or display it without credit
  • Use it commercially, ie to make money. This includes selling prints, using as book covers, including in books, and displaying on pay sites.
  • Use them in your own edits or as a base for your own art. The only exception is colouring sketches/line art.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want something that isn’t on the list, any chance you can do it?

Maybe! Send me an email or use the order form to get in touch, and we can discuss the details. If I can do it, I’ll give you a quote, and then you can decide whether you want to go ahead or not.

Will you paint animal portraits?

Yes! The same average prices apply. Just fill out the form or email me with details, and I’ll get back to you with a quote.

Is there anything you won’t draw?

I will accept or reject commissions at my own discretion. There aren’t many things I won’t draw, but anything that strikes me as disrespectful, offensive, or makes me uncomfortable won’t fly. Also, spiders. I hate them. I hate looking at them. They’re creepy. And since painting them means I have to look at them, I’m not gonna. Sorry.

Can I see work-in-progress shots or previews?

I’m usually happy to email WIPs at various stages so you can see how the painting is progressing. You can give feedback or request changes as I go. This does slow down the process a little, though. The only exception is sketch commissions, as those don’t really have “stages” to show.

I’m usually happy to incorporate feedback and request for changes, but I will charge extra if:

  • you want me to make a major change (like pose, background, colour scheme) once we’re past the sketch/layout stage
  • you ask for extra details or elements that weren’t part of the original request
  • I’ve already changed something several times or you’ve already made several change requests (this doesn’t usually happen, but just in case).

How long will it take?

It depends on my workload, but usually between 2-4 weeks. If I have to wait for feedback, that will delay the process a little, too.

What’s the difference between commercial and non-commercial commissions?

It boils down to whether or not you’re making money with it. Commercial licenses always cost extra, that’s just how it works. If you want to use an image commercially, the prices above will not apply; please get in touch with me directly with details of the project, and I’ll give you a quote.

Do you do book covers?

I’m no longer illustrating or designing book covers for self-published authors, sorry! The same goes for interior book illustrations or character art to be included in a book.