Being a collection of creative works I made.
By popular demand: Yes, I do commission work.
For an A4 page of medium complexity:
Pencils: £10 | Ink outlines: £12.50 | Shade: £15
- These prices are guides to an image about this complex on A4 paper. I might want to charge more or less for bigger/smaller or more complex/simpler work etc. I'll always negotiate price with you first.
- I can do digital colour work, but I don't have a lot of practice with it, and it takes a long time. I'm likely to want significantly more for a colour image.
- Plain pencils might come with parts of some construction lines, as they can be tough to remove entirely. I don't tend to shade plain pencils other than eyes.
- In general, I don't feel that my pure ink images look particularly good. I include it as an option because they make far better scans if you're planning to use the linework as a starting point for digital work (or for some other reason.) I tend to shade eyes when I do linework, so you should mention if you don't want me to.
- I'm prepared to give anything you want a go, but note that I'm better at character art than I am at anything else. For examples, have a look at APM.
- For all artwork, you'll get better results if you give me as much information about what you want as possible (or a brief that you don't mind how I draw things.) - If you want me to draw a specific character or person, provide as many reference images as you can. If you want a specific pose or expression or clothing etc, try and include reference images of those too. I'm much better at this if I have good reference images.
- I really prefer to draw on my paper in a landscape orientation, and will do this by default unless you tell me otherwise.
- I'm generally quite busy, and I only usually do work for other people when I'm in a good mood (so I know it will come out better.) This means I can't offer solid timescales for anything, it might be tomorrow, it might be a month. I never charge until it's finished though.
- When I've done the basic pencils I'll send you a scan, and ask for feedback or adjustments before adding detail.
- All of my work is typically licensed under a creative commons license (BY, NC, SA). If you want me to draw an image for commercial purposes, then I'd recommend someone, you know, good. If you still want my work, then my CC license won't be appropriate and we should therefore have a proper negotiation about your requirements as well as about payment. I'm likely to have very different caveats for commercial work.
- I like to be able to keep digital copies of anything I draw, and show them to people. If you don't want that, please include this in the request.
- If you can collect the work in person, I'll usually mount it on some mounting board to keep it nice and flat. If you want me to post, then I have some A4 DO NOT BEND envelopes, and can post with that. I don't charge extra for this.
- If you want it framed, I can do that, but I'll have to go get a frame - which I'd add to the cost. You might instead prefer to supply your own frame.
- In all cases, I can also provide 600 dpi scans of the work, without any post-processing.
- I normally number and sign commissions on the back. Tell me if you want the signature on the front or not at all.
- I reserve the right to decide that my work is too poor to be worth your money, and instead give it to you at no charge. If this happens and you still wish to pay, then I will allow a payment of at most one pint of alcoholic beverage. This is my judgement call to make, and is not negotiable.
If you're still interested, then I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything I've ever drawn exists both as a 600dpi high res scan, and as a physical piece of paper. If you need a high-res scan of anything, just ask and I'll send it over. If you want an original: In the case where someone suggested the picture (such as APM), or is the subject of it, then I will usually try to give them the physical copy to keep. All other images are available on a free-for-all first-come-first-served basis. If you want anything, just ask and I'll dig it out for you.
In return, I would usually ask for an art trade. I'm happy to accept any creative effort in any medium so long as the effort involved is similar to that of the work I'm trading for it. Physical art, music, photography, creative writing, sculpture, crafting, anything. I don't mind. Anything will do. If you really, really don't have anything you want to offer, then we can negotiate something else. Again, just drop me an email.
Back to Socks and Puppets