The Vac says: I've changed my username from nhillium to wetdryvac, to be in keeping with my usual business presence.
Commissions have some opening rules:
1) I do *correctly cited* vector rebuilds of out of copyright works. These show up here on DA.
2) I do *correctly cited* archival prints of out of copyright works where I scan or photograph the original material and create the best print I can from that. These do not show up on DA, other than as part of the occasional promotional poster.
3) I do NOT, re-paint, rebuild, or re-draw anything that's under copyright - US version - without written consent from the artist or their estate.
Commissions are now at a single rolling slot - too much work on my plate to track four. I'm also putting together a list of reference pieces below so folks have an idea what sort of work they're getting at a given price range. I work in found materials for much of what I do, which means originals almost never use acid free/archival materials. This is mostly personal preference due to loving how paintings age and react over the years, but also because when I'm working on paper that cost me $30 a sheet at a large size, I *worry* about wasting it, and my work suffers. All digital finals are be provided as JPG, TIFF, PSD, etc. Name your format(s).
Commissions start at $50.
$50 gets you a sketch in pen, pencil, brush and ink, or similar. One primary focus element, scanned to digital final. Toss me shipping, and you get the original, signed. Like this:
$100-$300 as above, but larger and with more complex technique, and optional digital elements. Shipping still gets you the original, signed, but the final may look *nothing* like the original once digital elements are in play. Like this:
$100-$1000 gets you a traditional (For me, not for most) watercolor inversion or mixed media inversions. The price goes way up once once I start layering, or working on huge paper. I'll ship you the original, signed, but that *doubles* the cost, and shipping may be very expensive if the piece is fragile. Like this:
($300), or like this:
($500) or like this:
$50-$500 gets you a print-ready poster as a layered tiff or PSD. This is closer to production work, so unless you've got an idea I love, this category has the decent chance that I'll turn you down. If you want it signed, I'll try to find a printer, print it, sign it, and ship it. That's a *pain* and adds $100, minimum. If you print it and ship it to me, and cover the cost of shipping back, I'll sign it without it costing you nearly as much. Like this:
$200+ or more (complexity, size of paper matter) will land you a strange-blueprint profile view of your original spaceship or vehicle in pretty much any role playing game system. Digital final. I'll sign the original and send you that for an extra 50%. I do a *lot* of editing digitally on these, for such things as symmetry and line correction, so your original is pretty much guaranteed not to look at all like your digital final. Like this:
Sculpture: Ask. Sculpture tortures me, so I usually don't work in sculpture. If you absolutely must have something I've sculpted, prepare for a price designed to make you go away.
My Poetry: $50-$500, to your specifications. $50-$1000 more, have that poetry incorporated into artwork I think works with it.
Your Poetry: IF - and only if - your poem resonates with me, $50-$1000 to have that poem incorporated into artwork I think works with it. So far this has gotten turned down almost as often as sculpture requests.
I take paypal, 25% up front, or a minimum of $25 if I'm giving you a range of potential prices. For a range of prices, that means you've set a price cap, and I've set a minimum price - the final price is determined by how much work went into the piece. Final payment once I've finished the piece.
I sometimes do matting and framing work - very strange matting and framing work, mind - and will occasionally be able to frame your piece if you want. Framing ranges from $50 to $200 per foot of longest edge, depending upon materials and difficulty. Every frame is unique, which is nice, but shipping a frame - especially a large one - is insanely expensive. I treat frames as their own artwork in contrast/complement with whatever they're framing, and a serious custom frame could potentially run much higher than $200/foot on the longest side if you've asked for something tricky like copper and braised steel. I do not typically build frames with glass over the art, and won't ship glass if I do.