I’ve been totally keeping this as a secret till I could give it to her today.
As you can see, I put a good amount of pencil shading in before I actually started painting. When doing a portrait I feel that lightly detailed shading gives the finished painting a lot of great depth.
I was actually able to fit both the pencil drawing and the painting into one video.
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my current commission… as most of you know, I don’t ONLY draw & paint pretty pictures.
I’ve been painting gaming miniatures since the mid 80’s. I should really get offa my butt and do something for the Miniatures competition for GenCon this coming year.
The miniature came with two different heads, he liked the idea of interchangeable heads (depending on the game) so I drilled out the area where the head would have been glued, and used GamesWorkshop “Green Stuff” to attach metal pegs at the base of each head.
This information is outdated please go [ HERE ] for current commission rates.
Rest assured, if you hire me to do a custom piece of artwork for you (aka: commissions), it will never be reproduced by me as prints, I will however display it in my gallery as past work that I have done, or possibly as a viewable sample from this page.
I am available for both commercial freelance work and private commissions. Commercial inquiries should contact me directly, so that we can discuss your project and your freelance agreement. Private commissions are listed below, keep in mind these are basic prices, it’s best to contact me FIRST so that we can discuss the details of what you are looking for and then I can give you a more accurate price.
General rates are as follows: rates do not include shipping, insurance or tracking.
note: These are all ‘starting’ rates.
You can request anything (with in reason) your favorite comicbook , movie or tv show character. Prices quoted are for only one card, for more than one please e-mail.
In order to get in line for a sketch card commission, payment is due in full at the time of ordering.
Graphite & Ink (w/white highlights & accents): $25.00
Your choice brown card stock or regular white.
samples: Sketch on Brown Card || Sketch on Regular Card
Ink & Colored Pencil -or- Ink & Makers: $30.00
Markers will have to be on white, they are not opaque enough for anything else. Colored Pencil you have a choice of brown card stock or white.
samples: Colored Pencil Sample || Marker Sample
Watercolor & Ink : $40.00
All Watercolor cards are on heavy watercolor paper.
Samples: Watercolor Sample 1 || Watercolor Sample 2 || Watercolor Sample 3
Shipping: I use USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes. US is $4.00 and Overseas is $9.00
**all cards are shipped in a clear sleeve and hardcase. US Shipping is 5.00 (includes tracking & insurance) Non-US Destinations… is a case by case basis.
RPG, Everquest, WoW, Story Characters, Etc. (prices are for up to 2 character, for each additional please add $15.00)
> RPG & Story/Fan Fic. Characters: I’ll need detailed descriptions of each, and references :: magazine or pictures from the internet, the more detail the better.
> Everquest, or WoW, characters: I must have the following
( the better the screenshot the more detail I can see. )
*2 close up of face (front & side views)
*2 full body (front view & side view w/ outfit already on)
*W/ additional info such as pose, facial expression you’d like, accessories, pets, mounts etc.
Also keep in mind, if you would like, I can tailor the character to resemble you, for that I’ll need the same facial references as stated in the portraits section.
• Black & White – (graphite or ink)- starts at $30.00
• Color – (markers, colored pencil & ink) – starts at $40.00
• Watercolor – starts at $50.00
• Black & White (graphite or ink)- starts at $45.00
• Color (markers, colored pencil & ink) – starts at $55.00
• Watercolor (12×16) – starts at $65.00
Portraits [including: Pets, Children, Fav Star, & Fantasy Portraits]
This infact IS my speciality.
Because Portraits are more detailed and life like, prices are going to be more.
Prices stated are for either 1 adult or upto 2 children, more we’ll have to discuss the details. (Portraits do not come any smaller than 11×14)
• Graphite – starts at $85.00
• Colored Pencil – starts at $95.00
• Watercolor (12×16) – starts at $175.00
(+ 75.00 per extra person)
• Graphite – starts at $150.00
• Colored Pencil – starts at $175.00
• Watercolor – starts at $250.00
(+ $100.00 per extra person)
• Graphite – starts at $275.00
• Colored Pencil – starts at $300.00
• Pastels – starts at $350.00 (all are done on shades of gray pastel paper unless a color is specified)
• Watercolor – starts at $450.00
(+ $150.00 per extra person)
start at $45.00 & need to be discussed because tattoo’s are a very personal thing, after all this piece art will be with you forever.
Before I do any work, I require 65% of the payment up front (not including shipping charges) then the remainder plus shipping charges are due before I send out the finished piece. Depending on my work load and whether or not a show is close, you will recieve roughs a few days after the first payment is received.
All sales on Custom Artwork are Final, no refunds, no returns.
I prefer payments to be made with paypal in US dollars, and I prefer that your shipping address show up in the ‘to’ field on both the payment and the packing slip.
I will accept Money Orders (ONLY: US Postal or American Express Money Orders) and Cashiers Checks from your bank. Once I receive your payment, I will e-mail you. I will not start any work till I have received your payment.