NOTE: All commission services are temporarily closed, whilst I finish off the latest line of books.
Artwork Commissions: Temporarily Closed
SecondLife Commissions: No Longer Available
Please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org for all of the below business enquiries. I will check and respond to your query as soon as possible, however I will not be working on it until the next working day.
My hours are UK Time based: I am now open from 9AM to 5PM on weekdays. I do not work actively on Bank Holidays or on Weekends, but will still respond to queries.
About Artwork Prices and Payments
Requesting work be done for free is not tolerated; all artwork must be paid for with money, "exposure" or "recognition" are not suitable payment methods. You will be blacklisted from my services if you try to do this.
If you are a licensed charity organisation and the work is for use in the charity no payment is required, but a credit note is required and appreciated as it helps others find my work.
All artwork payments are handled through PayPal, unless they are done at a convention stall where cash or debit card are accepted as preferred alternatives. Depending on the type of package you are commissioning the expected payment time will change.
All artwork is drawn and/or painted in traditional mediums, though Line-work can be coloured/painted digitally if requested.
Sketches and Line-work
Sketches and Line-work are drawn by hand and scanned in for a secure back-up should the work ever get damaged or lost, and can be sent in any file format you want (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PSD. etc), at resolutions from 300 dpi to 4800 dpi. I keep back-ups of all artwork on an external hard-drive, so if you need your file replacing please see the bottom of the page about reclaiming artwork.
You will see a sketch of the image before payment is made and will obtain the full-sized image with inking after payment is made. If commissioned at a convention stall, the sketch/line-work is yours to take away when it is finished. If bought via E-mail you will get a digital copy sent to you on the same day I send your work out in the mail.
A4 Sized Sketches - £5 per sheet
A4 Sized Line-Work - £5 per image or £10 per sheet
Digital colouring comes in three flavours; Flat, Shaded and Full.
Regardless of which option you pick, you will see a small version of the image before payment is made and will obtain the full-sized image after payment is made. Your image will not progress beyond the sketched stages until you approve of it, which can impact your delivery time. This service is not available at conventions.
Full Images include a background and any special effects. To the left you can see all three packages on offer to you using the same line-work that was shown above.
The type of digital shading available to you however is down to your personal preferences as I am highly flexible, though my art-style is best suited towards what is known as "cel shading" which is commonly used in older animation and Japanese anime. Please see below for further details on what these
types of shading are and how they can impact your final image should you choose for a Shaded image or a Full one.
A4 Sized Image: Flat Colours - £10 Each
A4 Sized Image: Shaded - £15 Each
A4 Sized Image: Full - £20 to £30 Each
When the image is finished you will receive the finished line-work in the mail and a digital copy of that line-work, plus your coloured package option, will be sent to you online. I do not provide coloured prints of privately commissioned artwork.
Options for advanced shading and effects
If you commission me on the digital colours tier, you have a few options on how your final image will look. This also applies to those who go for the Full Image option, as a variety of effects can be applied. You have two options for shading, Cel and Gradient, and many options for effects.
The above image is cel-shaded, mimicking the style of various cartoons like Anime and how they shade their characters. Some gradient-shading is applied on the background and foreground for effect. This method takes longer than gradient-shading but looks better, and has no other effects added to it besides the obvious lighting.
This image is of the same character with cel-shading and gradient-shading applied to both him and the background/foreground. This effect works best for darker themes and places, such as caves and bars. This image has layered blurring for depth perception, and gives the best results for your backgrounds. These methods take longer, so please be aware that there will be more time required if you want these effects adding.
This section is a Work In Progress! Examples and information here is subject to change.
At present I only provide landscape paintings for the oil medium. I can either paint a landscape based on a photograph of a real place, or something entirely fantasy based from a concept or brief you have in your head.
A5 Canvas: £25
A4 Canvas: £45
A3 Canvas: £75
Other sizes available on request.
The cost to ship your canvas will increase depending on your selected images size. The three sizes listed are the best options for both canvas costs and shipping charges. Also note that delivery of paintings outside the UK will cost more in shipping fees. Oil paintings take a while to dry so you may end up waiting a few additional days after the painting is finished before it can be shipped.
If you live in the UK and would rather collect the painting yourself from a gallery, please let me know beforehand so that I can make arrangements with the gallery to store the painting until you can collect it.
I am able to provide both landscape artwork and character art in marker pens. Please not that there are two types of pens I use; watercolour based and alcohol based. The alcohol pens work best on thinner paper and as a result are the best option if you are on a tight budget.
Watercolour pens work best on watercolour paper which is thicker and costs more to produce. The prices listed here are only rough estimates and can cost more (or less) depending on design complexity.
At present I am only able to do coloured pen images on A4 or smaller sheets of paper.
A4 Sized Image: Character - £10 to £20 Each
A4 Sized Image: Landscape - £20 to £30 Each
When the image is finished you will receive it in the mail and a digital copy of A4 or smaller sized images, as these can easily be scanned in. These scans will be sent to you online. I do not provide prints or frames for privately commissioned artwork.
Reclaiming Lost Artwork
I keep back-ups of all artwork on an external hard-drive if I can scan them in before shipping the original out to you. This means that should you lose your physical artwork, or the file becomes corrupt in any way, I can send you a new digital copy free of charge. This service is not available at conventions or for paintings as you take the physical artwork away with you and I am unable to scan in painted canvases.
What do I have to do?
First, don't panic! I use to lose images all the time because my folders were so disorganised, but ever since I got the external hard-drive everything is much better. If you lost your artwork chances are it's buried somewhere you don't expect, but if you have searched high and low to no avail here is what you have to do.
Contact me at either E-bay or email@example.com using the same e-mail address or account you commissioned me with. This helps me locate your work much faster in my records.
If you don't have access to that e-mail address or a specific account anymore, tell me what display-name you used if it isn't the same as the one you are contacting me with now, and please specify roughly the date you commissioned me and what it was you paid me for. Just the year and month will do.
If you can't remember the date you commissioned me, try to remember what your image looked like and describe it to me as best you can, and tell me the display-name you gave me to use to identify you.
Remember to always back-up your commissioned images! I always keep a record for emergencies, but it's always good practice to keep back-ups of your own.
If what you want drawing is mature in nature, please don't be afraid to contact me. I do however ask all my clients if I can post the work I provide on this site or this site for my portfolio. If you do NOT want me to do this, please let me know.
Second Life Work is no longer available.
Due to time and previous issues with Second Life, I no longer take commissions involving the program, nor do I provide further support for it. All previous projects are still available to purchase, but I do not use the program anymore and therefor cannot provide support for these projects, this may change in the future. All purchases still help fund the running costs on the website.