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 zuperbuuworks@gmail.com 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 a 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 always 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.


Sketches and Line-work

Sketches and Line-work both fall under the Basic Fee category, costing £5. If you ask for multiple sketches you are only charged £5 per-sheet of A4 paper, which can hold up to 4 small sketches or two large ones, you can also ask for one of the sketches you like the most to be inked for an additional £1.50, or have the entire sheet of sketches inked for an additional £5. All sketches/line-work are drawn by hand and scanned in, 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 small version of the image before payment is made and will obtain the full-sized image after payment is made. If commissioned at a convention stall, the sketch/line-work is yours to take away when it it finished.

Package Options:
A4 Sheet of Sketches - £5
1 Extra Large Sketch - £5
1 small to large Inked Sketch on A4 Sheet of Sketches - £6.50
1 Inked Extra Large Sketch - £5
Entire Inked A4 Sheet of Sketches - £10


Flat Colours

Flat Colours are charged the same rate as sketches and inking, but with additional fees to accommodate the extra work. This puts Flat Colours under the Additional Fee category. Like with the inking, you can ask for only one of your images to be coloured if you wish for a smaller fee, if you are commissioning a lot of sketches. The base fee of sketching/inking is built in to the price already.
You will see a small version of the image before payment is made and will obtain the full-sized image after payment is made. This service is not available at conventions.

Package Options:
1 Extra Large Image - £10
1 small to large Image on A4 Sheet of Sketches - £7.50
Additional Image on A4 Sheet of Sketches - £2.50 Each, includes Inking
Entire Inked/Coloured A4 Sheet of Sketches - Up to £25


Shading

Shading are charged the same as Flat Colours and fall under the Additional Fee category. Like with the flat colours, you can ask for only one of your images to be shaded if you wish for a smaller fee, if you are commissioning a lot of sketches. The base fee of sketching/inking and flat colours is built in to the price already.
You will see a small version of the image before payment is made and will obtain the full-sized image after payment is made. This service is not available at conventions.

Package Options:
1 Extra Large Image - £15
1 small to large Image on A4 Sheet of Sketches - £9.50
Additional Image on A4 Sheet of Sketches - £5.00 Each, includes Inking and Flat Colours
Entire Inked/Coloured/Shaded A4 Sheet of Sketches - Up to £40


Full Image

As the title suggests, this type of image falls under the Complete Package category. You cannot get this package on an Entire A4 sheet of Sketches. If you like one image from the sheet of A4 sketches though I can provide a Full Image of the one you like the most for you. If you asked for a sheet of small sketches the image will be classed as Small, the same applies to all other sizes. The base fee of all previous options is built in to the price already.
You will see a picture of the inked sketch before payment is made and will obtain the full-sized image, colours and all, after payment is made. This service is not available at conventions.

Package Options:
1 Extra Large Image - £30
1 Large Image - £20
1 Medium Image - £15
1 Small Image - £10
Background Only (No Characters or Effects) - £10


100% Digital Work

Digital Artwork is only advised to those who want sketches, as the equipment I have makes doing refined line-work on the computer near impossible to do tidily. I charge in two rates: hourly or per-image.
If you want just one or two sketches the flat-rate is £3. If you want more than two sketches I charge the flat rate of £3 for the first two sketches, and then £1 per-minute.
If you are determined to get a 100% digital image, colours and all, I charge £1 a minute from start to finish, do note that it can take over an hour for me to finish a project, so you can end up paying £60 for one hour. If you want full-coloured images on a budget, it is strongly advised to go for one of the previously listed packages and to avoid 100% digital.

 


Options for advanced shading and effects

If you commission me on the Shading 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 at no additional cost, but you do need to specify you want these effects adding. 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.


Reclaiming Lost Artwork

I keep back-ups of all artwork on an external hard-drive, as well as physical copies should they not be commissioned at a convention stall. This means that should you lose your artwork, or the file becomes corrupt in any way, I can send you a new copy free of charge. This service is not available at conventions as you take the physical artwork away with you.

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 zuperbuuworks@gmail.com using the same e-mail address you commissioned me with. This helps me locate your work much faster in my e-mail records.
If you don't have access to that e-mail address 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.


Third-Party Programs

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.