Commission a Custom Drawing for Yourself or as a Gift

I gladly accept commissions of people and pets. Let me help celebrate those who matter the most in your life with a detailed original drawing.

Prices vary depending on the medium, size of the drawing, and the number of subjects in the composition. 50% of the total price must be paid as a non-refundable retainer at the start of all commissions. The remaining balance is due upon completion of the drawing.

Photos

All commission portraits are created from photographs. For the best results, the photograph should be sharp and no smaller than 4″ x 6″ if it is printed or 800 x 1024 pixels if it is digital. Anything smaller will not have enough details for me to ensure high quality of the finished drawing. Shots taken relatively close and at the eye level work best of all. You are welcome to send several photos and rate them from the most desirable reference to the least. It will also help me create a better drawing if you tell me a little about the subject of a portrait.

The short commission request form below accepts up to 5 reference photos. If you want to share more than 5, feel free to send them over mailbigfile.com, a free and secure service that does not require an account to use it for occasional file sharing.

Printed photos need to be scanned and then sent to me with the commission request form below, or you can mail them to me with a postal service of your choice. I will provide the mailing address to you privately. Mailed photos will be returned for the cost of postage.

Prices

Some of more popular prices for commission drawings are shown below. For other sizes or media, please use the commission request form.

Charcoal GraphitePastel Pencil Colored Pencil Pen & Ink
4″ x 6″$120.00$130.00$140.00$190.00$200.00
5″ x 7″$180.00$190.00$200.00$280.00$290.00
8″ x 10″$400.00$430.00$470.00$620.00$660.00
11″ x 14″$770.00$830.00$890.00$1200.00 $1300.00

These prices are for one pet or person only. For every additional pet or person add 30% to any price above. Detailed backgrounds may incur additional cost. Prices above do not include shipping.

You will receive a 30% discount off any of the above prices if you are ok with granting me the right to sell prints of the finished artwork.

Process

Once I receive your photos and see that their quality is good enough, we’ll sign a property release and a contract that defines the details of the commissioned work, its price, and the time line. A 50% retainer is required before I start to work on the commission portrait.

Completing a commission takes from two to eight weeks starting with the date when I receive the photos, signed contract, and retainer. The remaining part of the cost is due before the artwork is shipped to you.

You can pay with a check, money order, or through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card). If you prefer the PayPal option, I will send you the link to my payment page once we agree on the details and cost of the commission.

Usually I pack and ship a finished commission in 1-2 days after a final payment is received.

See Examples of my Commissions

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