FILALI STUDIOS

Custom Art FAQ

So you want to invest in a commission, but don't know where to start? Here is a break-down of common questions and price options:

1- What are commissions?

There are two types of products I sell as an artist: prints/merchandise and commissions. The first type is basically printed versions of my art that are copied and redistributed on prints, phone cases and stickers. The second option, commissions, are custom-made artworks that a person requests, whether it be a painting or illustration. Sometimes people send me photographs or different artworks they want me to incorporate for inspiration. Whatever it is, I can try to work with it and create something special for you. 

To see commission samples, click here.

2- What are the prices for commissions?

I'm glad you asked. 

Essentially, my prices depend on the medium (markers, color pencils, or paint) , size, and complexity of the image.

For paintings specifically, the price varies on the size of the canvas you want. Currently in stock I have:

  • 8 x 10 inch canvases for $60

  • 16 x 20 inches for $100

  • 24 x 36 inches (2 feet by 3 feet) for $200

  • Wedding portraits are $250

  • All commissions come with an additional $6-15 shipping fee depending on the size

If there's a custom size you'd like that's not listed, I can always make a trip to the craft store and look for it, although depending on how big the canvas and how much it costs, I would have to include that in the final quote.

The second medium I use is Copic markers. These are a high quality brand of markers that give the illustrations an almost paint-like appearance, and are faster commissions to accomplish than paint at times. There are 3 options in sizes:

 illustration: copic markers on 8.5 x 11 in paper

illustration: copic markers on 8.5 x 11 in paper

  • 8.5 x 11 inch multimedia paper for $65

  • 18 x 12 inch multimedia paper for $100

  • 18 x 24 inch multimedia paper for $150

The third medium I work with is color pencils. The brand I use is called Prismacolor, which is also a high quality artist brand. As of right now there are 2 possible options:

  • 10 x 13 inch toned paper (this paper is darker and makes the colors, particularly white, appear vibrant) for $75

  • 9 x 12 multimedia paper for $65

For all commissions, there are also a few rules I have:

1- I don't do realism. My style varies between abstract or cartoon-like faces.

2- I ask that you send me reference pictures to use for painting the subject you want. This is also how I determine the complexity of the commission.

3- DO YOUR RESEARCH. Before you request a commission with any artist, look at the kind of work that artist creates. What is their style, what kind of subjects do they create? For example, if the artist creates a ton of realistic landscape paintings, maybe you shouldn't request a cartoon or even a realistic portrait of a person. On that note, take a good look at my art style before inquiring the commission. You can view my portfolio here

3- the payment must be up-front before I start working on the commission (if the painting is unsatisfactory, I issue a refund, although I've never had to do that so far). 

4- the sooner you pay to commit to a commission, the sooner I start working on yours rather than someone else's. I have several orders and I work on a first come, first serve basis. 

5- when you buy a commission, you are not buying the rights to the image unless there was a prior agreement. I reserve the right to reproduce the artwork for prints if there is a demand for it. 

 

3- How do I pay you?

I accept money through PayPal or Venmo. To get a price quote, or if you have any questions at all, fill out the form below. If you're looking to buy a print or sticker, you can purchase those directly from this site. Just head on over to the page that says "Shop" at the top.

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