This short guide is meant mainly for those who have never or rarely commissioned illustrators and are curious about how to contact me. If you’re already an art director or you represent a company that already works with a lot of illustrators, then the text below will probably not be of much use for you.
Make sure to first send me these 2 details at the top of your e-mail:
Client: (your name here)
Intended purpose: (A quick description of what the artwork will be used for. Examples: personal use, album cover, book cover, game illustration, illustration for a website, etc. Make sure to also include the name of the company/book/band/name that's relevant to the artwork that's being made for it)
Make sure to also include these 2 descriptions:
-Theme and subject of the painting: a description of the required painting. Describe to me the character you want to see, a little bit about his/her personality and behavior. Describe the background and the overall ambient and emotion of the painting. Feel free to write your heart out, the more info I have, the better (but try to keep it under 500 words)! If you have any visual references I can use, send them my way.
-My work (optional): Throughout my career I've tackled quite a few different styles and themes. So if there's a single painting (or few) that made you decide to contact me for a commission, feel free to tell me which one it is! This could further help me figure out what kind of a painting you want exactly!
Payments are upfront, after I make a satisfying sketch for the piece you want (this is negotiable). Additional changes to a painting may be charged. Changes to a painting during the sketching phase will not be charged (even if it's a complete overhaul)
You will be regularly updated on the progress of your commission!
And if you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me!