After a large number of notes in my inbox, asking about commissions and prices, I decided to repeat the old text I once wrote on this theme here. So here it is. If you're interested in custom order, read this and of course, if any questions, feel free to note me
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Well, first, there's my Etsy, here:[link]
(not much there at a moment, but you can always "convo" me through there, if you prefer that way)
Also, not really commission related, but useful if you want to see some of my works in video, my YT channel (feel free to subscribe
Facebook page (nothing on it yet, but there'll be updates there as well as here and possibly, some giveaway in the future!):[link]
In the end, my mail. You might choose to note me here first, to see if there's a slot open at the moment or ask anything you would like to know about ordering a custom item from me. But for placing the order itself, you can use this mail as well:Email Me
If you use it, please place "order" or "commission" under the subject, so I would notice it in time. Payments:
Generally, I take payments up front, before beginning or in some cases, when the work is done, but before sending. This mostly depends of the sum we're talking about. Also, if the sum is extremely large, we can probably divide it into two or several parts and I would start working after the first part arrives. The complete money should arrive before finished work is sent.Time to Completion:
That truly depends very much on the complexity of the piece, the number of commissions I have at that moment and the type of art you want (the sculptures, figurines and woodwork take longer than bookbinding, for example). Basically, without oils an/or religious icons included, it shouldn't take more than few weeks. But I will give you an estimate date of finishing, up front (minus or plus day or two, in case of unpredicted problems/delays). If you want the artwork done by a very specific time, we have to agree on the due date up front. Very problematic or difficult due dates will require an additional fee. Please note (and include into calculation) that, depending of where on the world you are, the package might travel from two to five weeks. I'll probably give you an estimation for that too, while we're discussing the dates.Style:
It really depends on the type of work you want. I suggest you browse my gallery, especially the part of the art similar to what you want and get the idea. I do experiment frequently, but all my works are distinguishably "me". If you have an idea to what the finished work should resemble (of my own works), sending me links of it for examples would be ideal. I do not work "replicas" or any type of copies of other people work and won't make an exception, unless it comes to religious icons, where reproductions are possible.Agreeing on what you want:
It is very important that we agree on what you want before I start. If you order from me, you are ordering something I'll create from my mind, in my style. So if you don't like that idea, it would be better to chose someone else. Still, we can talk about colors, details, sizes, poses, facial expressions (if there's any), materials and find some perfect cross between your and mine vision, before I start. That's always the best approach.Revisions:
I don't do revisions in general. However, if you particularly want something and can explain to me why that would improve the general look of the piece after it is finished, feel free to share and ask, it might happen that I agree and make a change. On demand, I can upload one to two WIP's, in the stages best suitable for changes.Originals:
most of the time, when you commission me, you are commission for an original (sculpture, figurine, books, icon, oils, drawings, woodwork...). In general, I do not do prints (it can happen, but not generally), so if you want a piece sent digitally (mostly drawings/colored drawings), you will get the print sized one, for the price you pay. The size we can arrange before starting. This rule has an exception when it comes to printed canvases, which is the print I do provide.Rights:
I retain the rights to sell prints of the finished commission unless we agree otherwise. I also retain the right to exhibit the photo or the print of the piece(s) online or offline, by my choice and copyrights on piece (in case it has them) stay mine. This isn't bendable. In case of logos, cover art, illustrations and similar, I could sell the copyright to you, for additional price. Prices:
They vary so much it is hard to set the range. It depends on what type of piece you want and what materials are used and also, of time the piece demands. There's been some miner changes in pricing as of lately, because of the dollar currency "moving". So the prices can change and do ask if interested.
Still, few examples to give you at least some idea: Miniature books, hardcovers:
from 25$ up for blank (inside) books, from 45$-80$ for filled ones. Price really depends on the amount of details on the covers and on the illustrations inside. Miniature books, softbound:
While still depending on the amount of details in both covers and insides, these are much cheaper, blanks being from 20$-25$ per piece, filled ones ranging from 30$ to 35$. Note that in softbound books all illustrations would be printed, not originals, all though still all done by me. Woodworking: Wands
go from 40$ to 150$, depending on the wood chosen and the amount of details (note me for that), while boxes
range from 65$ to 180$, again depending on the level of details. Some exotic woods are available by higher prices, do ask if interested in something special. Dragon eggs:
mini (4cm high)-from 35$. Medium (8 cm high)-80$. Large (starts with 12 cm height)-from 120$ up. Sculptures/figurines:
depends on the size and materials used. Usually start with 120$ and can go up to 800$ (I usually don't sell works larger than this sum in this way), but dependable on what you wish, it may vary in both directions. Oil on canvas:
from 240$ up, for the medium size canvas, but it really depends on size, details and theme, so ask. Religions icons (tempera on board):
miniatures (up to 25cm) range in 150-250$ prices. For everything else, ask. Drawings:
Originals start at 40$ and the price depends on the size, details and theme. Digital copies (send to you so you can print them yourself) start at 20$. A4 prints (no frame) on quality paper start at 25$. Do ask for more details if interested. Print on Canvas:
Price vary significantly, but mostly start with 120$ for a medium sized piece.
I do get a lot of questions (mostly from kids) for doing a piece for unrealistic prices. However much I would love to do some of those, the price has to cover my expenses, time and hard work behind the piece. This is where a commissioner have to understand for what exactly he/she commissions. My works are handmade originals
in most cases and not toys
. The prices follows that rule.
Please, ask me for the price of the piece or type of the piece you are interested in and we can discuss it. I'm very flexible when it comes to paying and in case you can't pay all at once, we can still work something out, if you really want it. I do take small commissions (under 15$) in dA points sometimes, but this is only for works that could be sent via Internet (aka digital paintings, drawings or prints of traditional works). Ask:
if you have ANY questions, feel free to ask. You can note me for my email address and we can start from there. Nothing is really impossible.Payment:
currently, I don't accept PayPal. There are some other, really easy, really quick services for paying me, so please, note that PayPal is not an option for now and ask me to explain which other services would do. Shipment:
I'm offering two ways of shipping the item. In case you want your item to arrive quicker, we can use Express Mail, which means you will need to add additional 10$ to the price of your commissioned object and I would cover the rest of that price.
If you don't mind the speed and item traveling from two to five weeks, we can do it by regular mail and that option is free for the customer, on me.
In the end, ask for anything that I hadn't covered here. I would be happy to answer all your questions regarding custom orders. Hope to hear from you