Commission Process

The most important part of creating commissions is communication! I make sure to keep in touch with you in a timely manner and I am open to discussions via email, phone, and video chats. I want to provide you with the best service possible and build trust with every client I work with. I look forward to working with you!

The process for my commissions is as follows, unless discussed otherwise in writing:

  • A 30-50% initial deposit is required to “lock in” a commission in my schedule. This deposit is non-refundable, unless I am at fault. The exact percent is determined per project.
  • Stage One – Roughs
    • I will create concept sketches, or “roughs”, that I will send to you for approval. These will be very loose drawings that focus mainly on composition—arrangement of objects in the drawing—for you to review.
    • I will submit 2-5 images. You can pick what you like and dislike about each one if there isn’t a favorite design.
    • You will be allowed changes here within reason. If I am asked to redraw everything over and over, and there is no forward progress made, that’s when things are considered unreasonable. Not something I’ve had happen, but I like to explain. 
  • Stage Two – Pencils
    • As I work on this stage, the main idea of the piece should already be understood between us, so here you can make minor changes, but not major. Here are some examples of acceptable and unacceptable changes:
      • Acceptable – change the position of the hand, make the tires larger/smaller, add a tattoo to the figure, shorten/lengthen a garment slightly, add a branch to this tree, etc.
      • Unacceptable – change the ENTIRE pose of the figure, redraw the car bc you want to see a different type of vehicle, go from male to female, redraw all of the clothes, change the setting, etc.
  • Stage Three – Inks (when applicable)
    • My style of art often includes adding lineart in black ink. At this stage, all changes should be made to the art already, and there aren’t usually any adjustments to this part of the drawing, however, I show this stage just in case. 
    • Please be aware that while it is uncommon, if you request any changes in this stage, it may incur costs. It is not expected to happen, but making changes like moving a body part, or adding something to the drawing may require me to completely REDO this stage. That is what makes the pencil stage so important.
  • Stage Four – Colors/Final Stage
    • This process varies for traditional art vs digital art. They will each be explained below.
      • DIGITAL COLORS: At this stage, if you wish to see a variation of a color, like yellow to blue, color changes like this are not a problem! 
      • TRADITIONAL COLORS: Colors for this stage will be discussed before color is applied to the art. Please keep in mind, if you’re asking for my art, you’re trusting me to do the job. Changes at this stage must be discussed, and may incur charges.
  • Shipping
    • U.S. – Shipping for art is tricky. Typically, shipping is around $15 and will include tracking information and insurance. Signatures are required for certain pieces.
    • International – I only ship art internationally if it is insured. I’ll always get you an estimate before shipping. 

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this process, I’m happy to talk about it! Please feel free to contact me and we can make an appointment.