Commissions Overview

Have you ever wanted to see your Dungeons & Dragons character brought to life? Or maybe you’ve gamed with a Blood elf or Sylvari since GW2 or World of Warcraft launched and want to commemorate them. Have you created stories and want representations of your characters for your website or social media?

As a gamer (I play GW2 pretty much daily and participate in a DnD group as a grumpy Elven wizard) I love getting to create representations of a wide range of humanoid characters. I can work from strict costume designs (such as MMO armour sets), or create something completely custom based on your description.

Prices below are for personal commissions only. A gallery of my past commission work and larger sizes can be found in this gallery. For information about the commission process, see the bottom section of the page.

For information and prices on book cover commissions, please go to the cover art page.

N.B Unfortunately I am not currently offering commissions of portraits based on real life people (i.e. family, friends, partners). I used to do this, but am not taking on any work of this kind at the moment.

If you’ve read everything and want to find out what happens next, or you want to ask a few questions about the process, please contact me with the details of your commission.

Digital Character Portraits - Bust

  • Bust - to shoulders

  • Price: $80 for a single character

  • Size: 11 x 16" (International A3) @ 300dpi (3500 x 4900 pixels)

  • Background: Blank or simple background

  • Extra: Additional character

Black & White rendered commission

  • Single figure

  • Price:

    • $40 for bust.

    • $80 for full figure detailed black and white painting.

  • Size: 11 x 16" (International A3) @ 300dpi (3500 x 4900 pixels)

  • Background: Blank or simple scene

  • Extra: Additional character, pet, complex background

Digital Character Portraits - 1/2 Body

  • 1/2 body - to hips/ thigh only

  • Price: $150 for a single character

  • Size: 11 x 16" (International A3) @ 300dpi (3500 x 4900 pixels)

  • Background: Blank, simple colour effect, simple background

  • Extra: Additional character, pet/ animal, complex background

Sketch commissions

I’m currently working out pricing around more sketch based commissions. These would be quick turnaround, no collaboration process so that I have much more freedom to interpret your character.

Digital Character Portraits - Full Body

  • Full body plus simple background

  • Price: $200 for a single character

  • Size: 11 x 16" (International A3) @ 300dpi (3500 x 4900 pixels)

  • Background: Blank, simple colour effect or simple scene

  • Extra: Additional character, complex background 

Traditional Watercolour painting Commissions

Shipping is custom quoted as I have to factor in international shipping and insurance which starts at around $25 AUD even for small paintings.  Uninsured starts from $5, but I cannot take responsibility if the original is lost) N.B. Shipping within Australia is included in the price. All commissions receive a 300 dpi scan of the image as well.

  • ACEO watercolour painting (2.5" x 3.5" painted area, 4 x 6" paper) start from $40 + shipping

  • 5 x 7" watercolour painting start from $75 + shipping

  • 8 x 11" watercolour painting start from $150 + shipping

  • I’m not currently working larger than A4 for watercolour commissions

Further Information

How I work – COMMERCIAL commissions ONLY

I love working with authors on cover art and take on a fairly collaborative approach. I generally don't sell full rights or do work for hire, but am happy to negotiate. Please look at my cover art page for further information or contact me directly for a custom quote.

How I work – PERSONAL/ PRIVATE commissions ONLY:

  • All prices below are quoted for non-commercial work only. I retain all rights to the artwork – you are not allowed to resell or modify the artwork. Please enquire for a custom quote if you are after something not priced below

  • I’m allowed to post the work in my portfolio and social media sites.

  • You can use the artwork for personal avatars/ icons/ profile pictures, print out copies for yourself etc. I work at print size.

  • Payment is done 50% up front (non refundable), 50% on completion. Artwork will only be sent after final payment is received. I only ask for a deposit when I am ready to start (I don't have a holding fee but I let you know up front if I'm not able to start for a few weeks)

  • Payment is done through PayPal USD only. This allows for credit card payment or PayPal transfer.

  • I reserve the right to decline any commission. There are some subjects I don’t like to paint like gore and explicit NSFW art. I paint all things fantasy, angels, mermaids, dragons, fairies, RPG characters, Guild Wars characters (I'm a rabid GW2 player :D), World of Warcraft (WoW characters). I also love sci-fi and history, having been involved in medieval recreation groups in the past. I’m not a furry artist - I’m happy to add pets/ spirit animals/ have some animal features - but I’m better at humanoids.

  • I have the right to make time lapse videos for places like you-tube. I’m happy to list the client as the character’s creator.

  • Time-frames vary based on the complexity of the image. Simpler commissions can often be done in about 2 weeks (includes sketch review), while more complex commissions can take up to 6-8 weeks (normally 2-3 review checkpoints). I generally give a rough estimate before starting accepting a commission.

If I agree to a commission, after the deposit is paid:

  • I ask any questions/ clarify ideas via email

  • I spend about a week doing thumbnails (if complex), otherwise I do a sketch

  • After the sketch is signed off, I may do colour samples (depending on complexity)

  • I then start painting. No major changes can be made after this stage. I’m happy to make minor edits, but major changes such as clothing changes/ colour scheme changes/ addition of characters etc may incur additional fees

  • I send a small, heavily watermarked version for approval and make any final adjustments and on final payment send through the final piece (normally JPEG 8 x 10/11.5 inch @ 300 dpi). I send avatar versions/ smaller versions as well

Some detailed samples of the process can be seen in my blog