About Your Painting
Please read the section on “About My Paintings” to read more about my process.
Your commission work will include a full, freehand digital painting to your size and specifications.
Please note, digital painting is not digital photo manipulation and it is not a photograph; it is completely from scratch and freehand. It can also be more time consuming and difficult than working with acrylic and oil, as each detailed stroke and texture must be done individually by hand. That means if you see individual hairs on your portrait of your dog, each hair was drawn, shaded, and lighted individually by me.
Each painting takes between 50-60 hours to complete.
What You Get
All paintings will include a download file of a high resolution jpeg and pdf included in the listing price. The price of printing your picture on canvas will be quoted to you when we discuss what size you have in mind, otherwise you will receive the 12″x18″ canvas included in this price.
I currently only ship to the US and Canada, if you are located in another country please let me know ahead of time. Shipping costs vary depending on which country you need to have it shipped to.
Each listing is for one subject: if you would like multiple subjects in your piece, a $50 charge will be added for each addition.
Different background colours are available, let me know what you have in mind and I will work with you to choose the colour that would work best to compliment your subject.
Detailed backgrounds are also available as an add on.
What I Need
In order to make your painting, I will need a photo or reference of your desired subject(s)! I prefer these photos to be as clear and high resolution as possible. The more detailed photos you send me, the better and more realistic your work will come out.
If you do not have a specific clear photo that you would like me to focus on, it is best if you can send me as many clear photos as you can and I can tell you which photos are helpful or would look best as a painting.
How Long Does It Take?
Single portraits without backgrounds will take an estimate of 1-3 weeks. They can take up to 5 weeks depending on the number of subjects and the amount of detail you’d like in your background. Please bear in mind, a typical portrait takes 50-60 hours; if I work 10 hour days and have absolutely no complications, I still will only be capable of finishing your portrait in absolute minimum of 6 days.
You will be quoted a time estimate when we discuss your commission together, and you can tell me then if there is a time constraint. Rush orders may be available, depending on my workload, for an additional fee.
Please consider your location as well for shipping time, portraits can be shipped overnight but it is much more expensive.
Ready to Order?
Once you have read and understand about my commissions, it’s time to make some decisions on what you’d like me to draw for you.
I will need to know the following:
- The size you’d like, in inches for dimensions please (default is 12″x18″)
- Number of subjects in your painting.
- Background colour or detail.
- Any time constraints you have.
- Please send at least three (3) clear, well lit pictures of your subject.
Choose one that I can focus on or send several and I can tell you which I can use. Include this in your initial email, to email@example.com to begin the process. Together we will discuss the details, and once we agree on specifications I will ask you to purchase the start-up fee add-on. This is a $50 down payment that counts toward your final payment.
Once the painting is complete, I will send you a picture of what I have. Within 24 hours of receiving your initial portrait, you may let me know if you have any concerns or small edits you’d like me to do.
Upon your final approval, I will set up a custom listing for you with the remaining balance of your portrait (unless you have already paid in full). Once you purchase your final portrait, your canvas will be printed and you will receive an FYI preview to track its progress.
Finally, it will be shipped and I will email you the UPS tracking number so you can see where it is!
If you have any questions along the way, I am always available through email or the contact form here on the site.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I hope to hear from you soon!