Welp, I think it's time for a happier journal. Summer is well underway! I made it through my second year at SVA alive! A lot of the time I didn't think I was going to!!!
I laid around at home in Missouri for almost a month and drew a lot. I dug out my old box of Prang watercolors that has served me faithfully since high school, bought a whole slew of new colored pencils and markers, and have been having a great time playing around with traditional media again.
Anyway, I'm in Florida now, and I'm only working 2-3 days a week at the movie ride, which gives me plenty of time to focus on my art. I'm working on a lot of personal stuff, but I'm also opening up COMMISSIONS!!!Prices:
Pencil sketch with optional digital tint or texture - examples [link]
Bust (head & shoulders) - $10
Full body - $20
2 characters - $35
Full color digital or traditional portrait with simple pattern background - examples [link]
Bust - $50
Full body - $80
2 characters - $130
Full color illustration with 1 or more characters and complex background - examples [link]
Starting at $150 - please contact me for a final quote
Custom lettering for logo, blog header, etc. like the "signature" I use on my recent artwork - [link]
$50 and up, per word, depending on length
Final product is a high-res .png file with transparent background.
(I've never done any commissions like this but I've been getting very interested in hand lettering and would really like to try, which is why the price is rather low for a logo. If you need to see other examples, please let me know.)Commission slots
(to be done more or less in order):
1. B.W. - full body, color, 2 characters - 1st half paid, sketching
2. A.N. - full body, color, 2 characters - 1st half paid, sketching
3. S.W. - original illustration #1 - sketching
4. S.W. - original illustration #2
5. S.W. - original illustration #3
Finished & paid pieces:
1. W.S. - misc. illustrationNotes:
(please read all before claiming a slot)
-I'll be opening up five slots at a time and will complete at least 3 or 4 commissions before I open up new spots.
-Please send me a note, comment here, or e-mail me at kecky415(at)sbcglobal.net to claim a spot.
-I accept Paypal, and ask for half payment before beginning on a commission and the other half when I have completed it.
-Please give me several photo references for any portraits of real people, and please keep in mind that I draw stylized characters, not reproductions of photos.
-I will send you a sketch for approval before adding color and shading.
-If you are not satisfied with the final version, I will gladly fix any small issues with it; however, for each revision after one I will add a $5 charge to the fee to be paid upon completion. To clarify, this applies to changing hair/skin/background/clothing color, accessories, etc, because you have changed your mind, not because of a mistake on my part.
-I will send you the full-resolution file by e-mail upon completion so you can print out as many copies as you desire for yourself. If you don't have a way to print it yourself, I can have prints made and sent to you if you just pay shipping and the print base price.
-I still retain the rights to any artwork created and may sell prints of any commissions I do. These prices are for commissions meant for personal use and do not include commercial use, like selling copies yourself or using the prints for business-related purposes. However, if you do want to use my artwork for a commercial purpose, like a poster or logo, please let me know beforehand and I can give you a special price. I usually just add 50% for advertising items that are not going to be directly sold.
-I may increase prices for future rounds of commissions, but anyone who has already claimed a spot will keep the price they were given.
-If I don't receive payment within 3 days of a slot being claimed, I may take you off the list if anyone else wants your spot.
I know that sounds like a lot of rules, but please don't be alarmed; I've never had problems with anyone on DA but I wanted to be clear in case any issues arise. I had a pretty bad experience the last time I did commissions (it was nobody on here) and don't want to be stuck slightly changing colors and facial expressions over and over and over again for months after I thought I was finished. But that's in the past! So let's get commissioning!!!