For quite some time I've intended to post a detailed journal explaining several things regarding commissions. So here it is.Rights
I retain the whole copyright of the created artwork,
unless otherwise agreed in advance.
This means that you can't use the artwork to make a profit. Rates
There are far too many variables to consider when calculating the price of a drawing to simply make a table with all the possible variants you could ask for and their respective prices.
I'll still try to give some basic numbers.Tattoos
Prices start at 20 Euro for something simple and in black and white. They go up depending on the size of the drawing, the amount of detail you'd like it to have, the addition of color and, well, the actual thing you want me to draw and how complicated it is. So if you'd like a black and white drawing of a detailed butterfly, prepare 30-35 Euro. If you want it colored add around 10 Euro. If you want it big enough to cover your upper back, and filled with itty-bitty details, add another 20 or 30.Characters
One rather detailed character (full body), simple background, no color 50 - 60 Euro. For example, something in the lines of my Chicken Stew drawing ([link]
) will cost that much. If you want it colored add around 20-30 Euro. The background's price depends on how complicated it is. Let's say another 20-30.
If you want a waist up drawing of a character it'll be cheaper than the full body with
Again, there are too many things to take into consideration. What's to be drawn, how detailed, colored or not
whether it has a background or not. Something similar to Hello Children ([link]
) would cost around 100-120 Euro.The process
First off, half of the payment we've agreed on is to be received up front. I'm sick of starting drawings that are very nice and very pretty, and just the way the person wants them, and everything is perfect up till payment is mentioned. Then some "clients" just disappear.
My apologies to all decent people, but that's my way to take precaution. If you prefer to send the full payment after completion, better don't contact me at all.
So if you'd like to pay me to draw you something, drop me a note or an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org giving as much information as you can about what you want. Show me examples from my gallery that are similar to what you want. Show me other people's drawings you may like. Give references if needed. Let me know if you want it colored, if you want background
anything and everything. If you want it to have a certain size, tell me that. I usually draw on A4 sized paper and scan at 300dpi, so the size of the drawing would be around 2480 X 3508 pixels.
I'll tell you my rate. It's negotiable to a certain degree. When we agree on a price to be paid, I'd like to receive half of it before starting the drawing. The price I tell you includes the fee that PayPal skins off. It also includes two major changes of the drawing while we're still in the preliminary stage. Once things start to get polished and detailed, I'll do minor changes, but if you want the image to be changed considerably, which often means an entirely new drawing, that will add to the price. It'll add 50% of the price we've agreed on. Say you've asked me to draw a girl sitting under a rose tree. In the middle of the process you decide you want the tree to be a three headed monster. I consider that a major change.
I'll keep you updated with each step of the drawing, so you can ask for changes or just say "yeah, that's exactly the way I imagined the giant robot squirrel shooting chickens to look like". Once we've decided that the image is finished, I expect you to be a very nice person and send me the other half of the payment. After that I'll send you the 300dpi tiff file. And everyone will live happily ever after.
I hope I cleared some things up. If you have any questions, please ask. I'll probably edit the journal later to include any information that might be useful, but is missing right now.