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Commission packages

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?

Or maybe you’re an author or game content creator that wants a custom illustration to grace the cover or interior of your product?

 
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Book cover & Commercial Illustrations

Cover art & design, illustrations for games and RPG manuals

 
 

Personal Commissions - Character Portraits

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. I am happy to drill down into details as I enjoy game lore, looking up deities, details about races and where they come from, armour types etc.

All prices are in $USD and include PayPal fees and taxes. I currently only accept payment by PayPal (which includes the ability to pay by credit card).

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BLACK & WHITE PORTRAIT

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COLOUR PORTRAIT (BUST)

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COLOUR 1/2 BODY

TO FULL BODY

 
 
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Colour Portrait Commissions

 

Colour portraits feature the head and shoulders of a character and focus on the facial features and expression. They can be on a plain background or have a simple background, and I’m happy to paint these on separate layers. Although most of the examples are humans, I’m happy to paint the majority of humanoid species - I’m just not good at characters that are fully anthropomorphic like a werewolf. I can add a small animal companions though this may have an additional fee.

 
 
 

Colour Full Body & 1/2 Body Commissions

 

Coloured 1/2 body to full body paintings can show the character in a static portrait pose, or in a more dynamic action pose. Price is determined on the number of characters, how detailed you want the background and how much freedom I have as an artist. Like portraits, I tend to prefer humanoid characters but I have no problems painting armour, horns, wings, companions or detailed scenes.

 
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BLACK & WHITE PORTRAITS

 
 
 

 FAQ


What’s the payment process

Payment is done 50% up front (non refundable for commissions over $50), 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). I can divide payments up further for larger commissions.

What stuff will you do?

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.

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

What size is the painting?

I paint at 11 x 16 inches (International A3) @ 300dpi (~3500 x 4900 pixels). I can paint horizontal or vertical, and can create a static portrait or a more dynamic action pose.

How is it created?

The painting is normally painted in Photoshop, using a Wacom Cintiq (which is a pressure sensative screen that you use a pen on)

Can you paint multiple characters or add a pet

Normally adding an extra character or medium sized pet starts at an extra $50. 

What’s the difference between a ‘personal’ or ‘private’ commission and a ‘commercial’ commission?

Personal commissions are meant for personal use only. You can print them off for yourself, get them printed on a product for personal use, use it as an avatar/ online representation. You can’t however sell the image, or create products to sell from the painting.

I allow personal commissions to be used on sites such as author sites (illustrating their character or in non-profit generating items), places like World Anvil etc

How long does it take?

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.

What does it mean, non-exclusive use?

I retain the rights to the image unless you are willing to pay a lot of money (and this only happens normally when dealing with Work for Hire/ commercial commissions). It means that I am granting you certain rights like being able to print copies for yourself, display the image online. It doesn’t mean you own the print rights or sales rights. Unless you have a commercial agreement, you can’t make money off the painting.

 
 
 
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