I’ve been fortunate enough to receive commission requests! They’ve been really fun to do, and as the orders stack in, I thought it might be a good idea to have a list of what typically goes into each commission, pricing, and how to go about custom orders.
Please be specific in when you want the project completed
Saying “the middle of the month” has lead to some confusion in emails, so pick a deadline that works for you! I’ll be able to check my schedule and pencil it in, so it won’t get forgotten.
Typically, a custom portrait can run from $25 and upwards. The smaller, 3x5 portraits are cheaper, while larger 8x10 pieces with lots of detail running much higher. Custom prints start at $5, while custom hand painted pieces start at $20.
However, if you have a specific budget in mind, I can be flexible on pricing and we can definitely work something out!
Payment is due upfront once agreeing to start the project
I’ve occasionally completed projects and then waited and waited for payment, so it’s a little scary wondering if I’ll even get paid. Payments are made through Etsy, so there is a solid record of sale and payment.
Communication is extremely helpful
The more specific you are in what you’d like, the better the pieces will come out! So don’t be afraid to voice what you’d like to see in it. If you’d like me to work from a photo reference, be sure to include them. If something needs fixing, I’m more than willing to make changes as we go along with the project.
It takes about two weeks to turn a project around, depending on the piece. However, if you need something done quicker, I can do so, but it will cost a bit more.
Shipping starts at $5
This is to ensure purchase of a tracking number so the order is not lost in the mail, and that it can safely ship to your location. I always reinforce the envelope with cardboard, so nothing gets bent or damaged.
Anyway, that’s my little guide. If you have any questions, ideas, or thoughts, let me know! I’m more than happy to make portraits, cards, prints, custom comics, whatever you can think of! If you need more information, feel free to ask me here or at email@example.com
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Here is the problem with this post and my life:
- I will get stressed out because of an exam IF I receive a horrible grade, but I know that I myself, have studied really hard for it. So no need to stress out if you have studied, you will do fine. If you did not study, then who cares, you will get a average or lower grade. But if you’re lucky, then you might get an “A”.
- This is a bad habit of mine, but if I miss a call from someone that I am not eager to talk to, then I will just text them. Time-conserving and no need for the face-to-face talk.
- What is a party? What exactly defines a social gathering? I can have a party, and it will be something similar to a book club. Then again, I will not attend a party that I do not know anyone in. Although… If you have food, I will see you there.
- My internet is unreliable nowadays, so it is expected when it crashes. If I am in a bad mood when it crashes, I call my internet provider the next day and complain about it, and they will give me a discount on my monthly bill. Also, I use a certain “drive” that automatically saves everything every second, so I do not get hysterical when I lose everything that I have typed up for the last 5 hours.
Thank you for the in depth analysis of my comic. You probably spent more time on this then I did actually making it.
Hey, thanks so much! And thanks to everyone who wrote to me, sharing stories or offering encouragement. It really means a lot to me.
I’m terrible at talking about my thoughts, so I guess doodles work for me right now. FEELINGS ARE DIFFICULT!