How does commissioning work?

You have an idea for an illustration and would like me to draw it. That’s great! I’d love to discuss your idea with you. I have a standardized process that I go through with most clients and leaves everybody happy. To give you an idea, read on what a process of commissioning custom art is usually like:

1/ Once we agree on pricing and terms, I’ll send you my General Terms & Conditions and a short contract outlining rough planning and usage rights, pricing etc. Just to make sure we’re clear on all the important bits.


I require a 50% deposit up front. After you’ve signed the contract and paid the deposit, I’ll get to work!

2/ If you’ve commissioned a sketch or a bust, I skip this step and send you a nearly finished piece, which is described in the step 3.


If you’ve commisioned a full-body piece with color:

I’ll create two or three sketches with an indication of color and mood for you to pick from.


At this point, you’re free to give me feedback such as “can you move person A to the other side of the canvas” or “can person B’s dog be sleeping instead of jumping up”.

3/ After you give me your feedback I’ll create an almost finished version of the piece that should give you a good idea of the final look of the piece.


When I send you the preview of the semi-final piece you can give me feedback such as “can we give person C some simple earrings” or “can her shirt be blue instead of green”.


Changing full poses or position changes at this point would be out of scope and if you’d really like to change something, we’ll discuss pricing on that.

4/ Once I’ve incorporated your final feedback, I’ll send you a final preview of the finished piece and the final invoice.

After I’ve received payment in full, I send you the hi-res file!


Ready to commission? Click below to see pricing and give me your brief!


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