1. How much does it cost to work with you?
Cost is structured on complexity, needs, and size of the project. I quote my services on a fixed budget, based on the number of hours I will need to complete the project, which is based on previous projects with similar needs and what I know from experience working with other clients. I can also quote you on an hourly basis if the project is small. Contact me if you would like to know more.
For commission artwork, the price will depend on the size and complexity of the piece. My pencil portraits are the most common commission pieces and an average for an 8x10 portrait sketch is about $150.00 - excluding shipping. Currently I am accepting pencil portraits and original watercolor commissions.
2. How long does it take to complete a project?
Again, this depends on the needs of the project. A rough estimate is evaluated upon consultation. Given the time, a project can take as long or as fast as you need it.
3. What is the process like if we decide to work together?
Consultation › Estimate › Contract › Approval › 50% deposit › Sketches & Inspiration › Rendering › Presentation › Tweaks & Revisions › Final Approval › Final 50% payment › Artwork delivery
4. What do I get?
After acceptance of the proposal and signing of the contract, I will begin initial sketches that I will show you first. One design has begun, a presentation of the project will be shown in a variety of contexts to visualize the design and how it adapts.
5. What forms of payment do you accept?
I currently accept a company check by mail or payment via PayPal or Venmo.
6. What is your refund policy?
If you decide to change your mind, no hard feelings, I can refund your deposit if no design work has begun.* Once I have started working on a project after sketches have been seen, I cannot refund the deposit.
* deposit not necessary for smaller commission pencil portraits (11x14 or smaller) but may be required for larger pieces.
7. How many projects do you work on?
I do not take more than 2 projects (if extensive) at one time to ensure I am giving your project the right amount of time and effort. I want only the best from myself and therefore you will get only the best.
8. Do we have to live in the same area to work with each other?
Absolutely not! I can work with anyone around the world, as long as you have access to email or a online/cloud site to send and view work. I am willing to communicate via email, phone, or Skype.
9. How do you ship commission artwork?
For original (not prints) artwork, I will flat ship it with cardboard for stability and extra protection. It will be sent either FedEx or USPS, depending on size and availability. Cost for shipping will depend on the size of the piece. If it will fit in the flat rate, flat USPS shipping box, that will be used first. I always insure the shipping for 1.5x cost of the final piece to cover loss of the artwork, time and any shipping costs.