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 has been previously created and can be made into multiple copies, including prints, phone cases and stickers. Prints are basically poster-versions of my art. The second option, commissions, are custom-made artworks that a person will specifically request, 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. These are more expensive because it means I will be producing a one-of-a-kind artwork just for you.
To see commission samples, go to the home page of this website, scroll down, and click on the "previous commissions" page to see the gallery.
2- What are the prices for commissions?
I'm glad you asked.
So there's a few options. Basically, 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. In stock right now I have:
- 8 x 10 inch canvases for $60
- 16 x 20 inches for $100
- 24 x 36 inches (which is 2 feet by 3 feet) for $200
- Wedding portraits are $250
- All commissions come with $6-15 shipping 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 create commissions with are markers. With this medium, I use a high quality brand of markers called copics, which give the illustrations an almost paint-like appearance, and are faster commissions to accomplish than paint at times. There are 3 options in sizes:
- 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 are color pencils. The brand I use is called prismacolor, which is also a high quality 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, look at the kind of work the 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 portrait, or even a realistic portrait of a person. On that note, take a good look at the art I create before inquiring the commission.
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.