Commission Status / Information

Commission Status: OPEN!



Information:
Now that I'm all graduated and whatnot, I'm willing to take on commissioned work. You can peruse my blog to find examples of my work as well as information about my process. I ask for full payment up front to my Paypal address to begin a commission, matkaminski@yahoo.com. Unfortunately no other forms of payment are accepted unless we can meet face-to-face in Memphis, TN, or at a convention. If we meet face-to-face, I will ask that you sign a contract, but we can work out pay plans (although I will not take less than half up front).
The following types of media are acceptable:

      • Digital Painting (will only be prints unfortunately)
      • Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache paints.
      • Charcoal, Pencils, Ink.
I have the ability to make many types of prints as well, such as 8" x 10" heavy-weight card stock, all the way up to large-format canvas prints of any of my work.
If you see anything you like on my blog, do not hesitate to ask me about format and pricing, we can most likely work something out!
 Process:
Step 1: Setting Up a Commission: 
The commissions listed here are intended for non-commercial use and cannot be used as a means to earn money (so no merchandise, logo design, etc). They are intended strictly for individuals (not businesses) who would like to have a character-based illustration made. If you would like to inquire about non-commercial character illustrations, please send me an e-mail with as much information as possible about the kind of illustration you'd like, including any and all information which may be useful (refs, character descriptions, etc). If you would prefer to give little information and allow me more freedom in making the commission, that is fine too.
As for commercial work, I do take these as well, but we would have to further negotiate the terms for this type of work. For more information about this type of work, send me an e-mail and we can see what we can work out. 
Step 2: Initial Sketching Phase: 
After the initial payment has been made, I will begin working on a first round of pencil sketches. I am initially comfortable with up to ten initial sketches. If you are still not entirely comfortable with the sketch, you are free to request changes in the following ways: up to two major revisions (such as different pose, different outfit), and any minor revisions (such as adjustment of hair length, different accessories, etc).
If the project entails more conceptual type work, I will submit no less than ten initial sketches.
Step 3: The Final Piece:
As soon as you are satisfied with the sketch, work begins immediately on the final piece. After receiving the final piece, you may request minor changes (adjustment of colors, minor tweaks), and when you are fully satisfied you will receive a large (printer-ready) version of the commissioned piece or, if requested, a physical print in the type of paper you are asking for. 
If you would like to work out a traditional piece such as a painting or charcoal render, we have to be able to meet face-to-face (see above for more information). 
Terminating the Commission:
IF, for any reason, you need to terminate the commission, you must pay for all of the artwork which has been made up to the point of termination, including rough sketches, linework, coloring, etc. This is an undesirable situation, for all parties involved, so please make sure that you are 100% ready for a commission when you request it and be committed to the process once you begin!
Examples of Work:
The following list shows the commission types available plus an example image. For more examples of my work, please visit my DeviantArt Gallery. If you'd like an illustration type which is not included in the list, please send a description of what you'd like to my e-mail address.
Sketches:

 

Rough line sketches with minimal shading or colors.

  

Cleaner, more detailed line sketch, drawn in pencil. Will be shaded.

 

Fully-rendered charcoal drawings.

Digital Painting:

 

Grayscale painting. Fully-rendered but simply in black and white.

 

Fully rendered, full-color digital painting.

If you would like to start up a commission, the following information is the best method for contacting me:


Thank you, and I look forward to working with you!

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