Commissions

Commissions are priced to scale with your budget, based on increments of detail slots. The more detail slots you pay for, the more hours are invested in your piece.

Detail slots are $80/each.

Most of the example pieces here are digital, but some are traditional. You can see what medium the piece was made in by clicking the thumbnail and hovering your cursor over the full view of the image. For paintings with only a few detail slots, the price is about the same for digital or traditional, though for more detailed pieces, digital is faster (and thus more affordable.)

Oil paintings are an increasingly popular commission option! There is something powerful about an original oil painting in person. Please know there are a couple of added costs, though. Material costs to cover the expense of the supplies I buy to do your piece range from the low end of about $40 (for a 5” x 7”) to a middle ground of $70 (for a 12” x 16”) to the higher end of $120 (for a 24” x 36”). Then for delivery of finished traditional pieces, you can either pay shipping, or we can arrange for pick up or delivery of the piece in person if we’ll be in the same area for a convention or other travels.

I also offer printing services for finished digital pieces, as well as in-house matting and framing services for printed pieces or finished traditional pieces.

If you are interested in commissioning me, please read the Terms of Service, then send me an email at cael.illus@gmail.com with what you have in mind, or with any questions. Commissions are currently closed until March 2019 while I finish my current queue, but you're still welcome to email me to ask questions or get the ball rolling in the mean time!

You can see my ongoing queue progress on my Trello page.

 

Payment


Payment is to be made through Paypal or Venmo; I'll send an invoice to you via email after we've agreed on the commission. If these options aren’t feasible for you, other payment methods may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All payment is to be made up front in USD, before the start of work, but payment plan options are available for prices in excess of $200. For full details regarding cancellation, refunds, and other alterations or edits, please see the full Terms of Service.

1 Detail Slot
($80)

This is a 1-slot Painterly Bust (shoulders and above) with loose detail, fairly similar in polish to the full body 'Rough Paint' option directly above.

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For 1 slot, you also have the option of a Full Body, Full-Color Rough Sketch commission. Although looser and less detailed than more time-intensive options, you can get a lot of bang for your buck this way.

2 Detail Slots
($160)

2-Slot paintings allow for simple pieces with a focus on mood and atmosphere-- though lacking in detail, they can still convey a lot of emotion and the context of scenery.

3 Detail Slots
($240)

These 3-slot full-body 'Loose Paints' are much looser than their 6-slot cousins, but set out to accomplish the same mission of capturing a character with an emphasis on mood and personality. This is also the minimum that I would suggest for well-rounded portraits of characters where likeness is important.

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Traditional Drawings of a full-body character on 9" x 12" toned paper are also available for 3 Slots. There is no added material cost for this option, and shipping is just $6 within the contigous US.

4 Detail Slots
($320)

The examples in this section are a special option, my Traditional Drawing with Digital Color technique. These are started as a pencil drawing on toned 9" x 12" paper, then scanned and digitally colored. The original drawing is yours to keep with the cost of shipping (which is just $6 within the continental US.) You can see examples of the finished traditional drawings without color below under the '3 Detail Slots' example section.

6 Detail Slots
($480)

One of my most popular options, the Rough Painterly style allows for well-resolved characters at the expense of a solid environment. I enjoy this tier because it gives me enough time to really capture facial likeness and expression, as well as having time to solidify clothing or textures such as feathers, fur, etc. If some sense of an environment is important to you, we can also discuss diverting some time from the character rendering to achieve such.

8-15 Detail Slots
($640 - 1500)

At 8 - 15 detail slots, you receive a painting with a character at a medium level of rendering, and a painterly environment with a focus on mood and atmosphere. This is really solid option for those who want the full scenery of an illustration but who have a limited budget. These still come at a great print-ready resolution, but the details are left more loose.

20-30 Detail Slots
($1600 - 2400)

This is a great option for those seeking a full illustration but who place more importance on the character. 20 - 30 slots allows for enough time to fully flesh out the character while leaving the environment more painterly. These are done at the same high file resolution as my full detail paintings.

40+ Detail Slots
($3200+)

A fully detailed painting, with the same degree of attention and consideration I give to my most important personal illustrations. These are done at very high resolution (at least 9000 pixels on the longer side), to allow for the details to be fully fleshed out and so that great care can be given to both character and environment rendering.

Other

Are you looking for something that doesn't fit into the examples above? No problem! I'm happy to discuss any other type of commission you might be interested in, including different sizes, mediums, and subject matters of artwork, as well as projects such as comics, character designs, and fine art. Just shoot me an email at cael.illus@gmail.com to discuss what you have in mind.