What does it cost?
Pricing depends my cost in time and matierals as well as intended use and rights (personal or commerical as noted above). My base price is $100 USD per illustration, but I discount this based on:
How long will it take?
Most commissions involving one or two illustrations are finished in 4-8 weeks (projects with many illustrations take longer).
Can you do fan art or art based on work by someone else?
I rarely do "fan art" commissions or work based on someone elses artwork directly (unless it is for a company that owns the rights to it). I am open to doing work inspired by specific myths, legends, or books if it is for personal use (i.e. you want a dragon based on your favorite novel - which DOES NOT have illustrations - to hang on your wall). I also sometimes do dragon or clockwork versions of characters from series depending on the series and commission.
What mediums can I get? What about prints or shirts or playmats?
Commissions may be in pencil, ink, watercolor, or digital paint.
In many cases I can also provide prints, shirts, bags, playmats, mousepads, bookmarks, and even custom cards for your personal use (postcards, holiday cards etc). Print costs are priced based on the printing cost at the time you commission me.
How do I pay you?
Once we have discussed your commission and agreed on a price I will require half of the amount up front (for large commerical commissions we may work out installments). When the work is completed I will send you a low-res picture of the commission and then mail it or provide the high-res digital copy once the remainder of the payment has been made. Payments may be made via paypal, credit card, check, or wire transfer.
Okay, I want hire you! Now what?
If you have read everything above and wish to commission me please email me at Business@Artlair.com. Please include the following information:
I will get back to you within a few days to let you know if I can take your commission, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.