I work in a range of styles as demonstrated in my galleries, including pencil sketches, watercolours, acrylic paintings, and digital paintings. Subjects that I can paint include general fantasy themes (fairies, elves, mermaids, warriors, knights, RPG characters, unicorns, dragons, mermaids, angels), science fiction, and urban fantasy. All prices are in $USD. Shipping is additional and always shipped using tracking and insurance.
Commissioned work may include:
- Cover art, book and magazine illustrations, interiors
- RPG Character illustrations (original characters only – no fan art. Commercial commissions exempt from this exclusion).
- General illustration work for personal or commercial use
- I am NOT doing portraits based on photographs of people at the moment
See the Step by Step Commission page (Or click on the image below) for further details on what is involved in a commission.
Most commissions are completed within 4-10 weeks of payment depending upon size, complexity and media. If you are interested in a quote, please contact me.
Visit my Commissions Gallery to see previous examples (I’ve included some older work, to show the range of subjects I’ve done).
Please state up front deadlines and if non-disclosure agreements are required. I sometimes am booked a couple of months ahead, plus I also have a day job, so I may not be the best artists if you need a rush job.
Covers are painted at 300dpi, and allows for both electronic & print publishing rights (detailed within a contract).
I do not go back to ebook versions and extend them to fit a wraparound cover, unless we are not beyond the sketching phase – it’s just too difficult to go back to a finished painting and try and rework it into a landscape painting.
Basic Ebook/ Print Front Cover Art
Basic Wraparound POD/Print/Ebook Cover art
Wraparound POD/ Print Cover Package with layout
- Full colour illustration
- 9 x 13″ @ 300 dpi (2700 x 3600 pixels) – front cover, spine, back cover
- Digital download/ email delivery (jpeg and pdf, or preferred format).
- Text layout and design work for front cover, spine and back cover. Includes eBook cutdown version
- Text layout and design for audiobook version
Example audio book
Traditional Watercolour Commissions (Private use only)
These prices are a guide only, based on a single character with a simple background and in watercolour. My tradition paintings tend to be watercolour on watercolour paper, unless otherwise specified, however I paint with acrylics or can do pencil work (which will require a custom quote). If rights are required for commercial purposes, there will be additional fees (quote can be made available).
5 x 7″ Small painting
- Prices start from $75 + shipping
- Painted area 5 x 7″ inches
- Single – 2 characters only. May include a small animal (i.e. dragonet, cat, wolf)
- Watercolours on 300gsm watercolour paper
- Shipped by registered mail with signature on receipt. If tracking is requested, this will cost extra and take longer as it will need to be sent as a parcel rather than mail.
- Keyword paintings are cheaper than paintings with full descriptions, complexity of image will impact on price as well (this includes more than one character in the painting).
8.5 x 11.5″ Standard painting
- Prices start from $150 + shipping
- Painted area 8 x 10″ inches to 8 x 11 inches
- Single – 2 characters only. May include an animal
- Watercolours on 300gsm watercolour paper (minimum)
- Shipped by trackable parcel with signature on receipt.
Character portraits & Fantasy Portraits
These prices are a guide only, based on a single character with a fairly simple background. The more detail and complexity introduced, the higher the price. All prices are in US$, though payment can be accepted in either US or Australian currency.
For pre-made commission pieces, check out my gallery at Portrait Adoption. (N.B. These pieces are likely to be cheaper as they were created for fun and don’t involve the same kind of work that regular commissions require). Some customisation is available.
What do you get: 1 digital file in JPG format @ 180 dpi, used for personal web display or non-profit use (i.e. not used for commercial enterprise). Delivery by email or secure download. If you require avatars made from the painting for use in a forum or within a game, please let me know and I can do this as part of the commission for no extra cost.
I accept payments through PayPal in either US or Australian dollars (this includes credit card transactions). I do not take on speculative/ royalty only work.
Rights and Publishing:
Unless negotiated, all printing and publishing rights remain mine. Commercial commissions will be specific to the commission request, and I still prefer to maintain the right to display the work in my gallery. I do not sell full copyright on any artwork commissioned (unless a specific work for hire agreement is in place).
I have the right to refuse any commission for any reason, but in particular requests for copyrighted/ trademarked characters, or work of an offensive nature.