CommissionsLearn about my process or request a commission.
Communication & Planning
First, we talk about the details of the art work. This discovery phase is very important. The more I know about the subject and your connection to it, the better job I can do to create a special memory for you. We can communicate through email, phone, Skype or even face to face if you are within driving distance.
Once we have our first meeting I will gather reference photos and videos and if possible, meet the subject in person. It is best to provide at least three high quality photos for me to refer to. I may also do additional research about the subject or specific breed for example. Your own stories and memories you want to share also help me create a work that expresses the emotional connection and spirit of the subject.
I will send you digital photos by email at each stage of the work. I start with an initial sketch or series of quick sketches. This is the best time to give feedback about pose and special details you want me to focus on. My work is abstract and loose so it will not be a photo representation, instead I am creating a vibrant and one of a kind memory for you. My current portfolio gives you an idea of my style and what to expect.
The commission fee is based on the size and complexity of the drawing or painting. My standard commission rate is $4 per square inch. So if the painting is 9″ x 12″, the commission fee will be $399 for a subject like High Energy Jack. This includes materials, secure packing and shipping within the US. If you are outside US, the shipping fee will apply. The commission rate may vary based on the complexity and details of the subject.
A 50% payment is required up front before I start to add you to my schedule after our first meeting. When the work is complete, I will email you a digital image of the finished work. I will ship the work to you once I receive the final 50% payment. Commissioned work is custom and while I will do my best to create a work you love, I cannot offer a money back guarantee. If the work is damaged during shipping, I will cover the return shipping fee and create a new one for you free of charge once the return shipment is received.