Holiday commissions now open - Limited spots available
Having custom artwork in your home can really bring a room to life. I love collaboration and will work with you in detail before pencil or paint ever hits the canvas to make sure we have a clear vision of what your request is and what the final piece will look like.
The information below details my guidelines for commissioned artwork.
STEP 1 - CHOOSE A SIZE
I offer a range of sizes and prices as a starting point for your project.
Additional elements like backgrounds, added people, pets or full body portraits, taxes, as well as shipping and handling, are all subject to additional costs. Custom sizes are available but may have exceptions if they are oversized.
I’m currently offering commissioned art ONLY in Canada and The United States.
STEP 2- SELECT YOUR PHOTO
When providing photos for me to work from, it must be as large as possible, clear, and in digital format to provide the best amount of detail for me to work from. You must also hold the copyright or have permission to use the photo from the photographer.
See my Photo Guidelines for how to choose an ideal photo. If you need help deciding on a photo I can help you with that process as well.
STEP 3 - CUSTOMIZED QUOTE
I work in a variety of styles and mediums for commission projects. Since every project request is unique, the pricing is also customized to your project. When you fill out my booking form, I will respond to you in 3-5 business days with any options and detailed information on the scope and cost of your project. There’s no obligation to book at this stage, the quote is absolutely free.
STEP 4 - DEPOSIT PAYMENT
A non-refundable 50% deposit is required on all projects prior to the beginning of work on the piece. This deposit covers the time and materials for the project. Final payment is due before the artwork is shipped or delivered. My preferred methods of payment are PayPal or e-transfers.
I am now accepting credit card payments through Stripe as well.
Please read my terms and conditions for more details.
STEP 5 - ARTWORK CREATION
The primary mediums that I work in which are colored pencil and ink, are not very forgiving. Therefore, revisions at late stages or at the completion of the project are next to impossible without compromising the quality of the finish of your piece or completely starting over.
For this reason, I like to get approval of your artwork in stages.
Please let me know ahead of time if your project is for a surprise gift so that I can avoid posting on social media during the process of your piece
STEP 6 - ARTWORK DELIVERY
When I have completed your artwork I will email you a full scanned version for you to approve. At this stage, I may be able to make limited minor adjustments to your piece. When final approval is given, I will require your final payment as outlined in your quote and then prepare your artwork for shipping.