COMMISSION STATUS: CLOSED
CURRENT ART QUEUE (11/27/12):
- - Taken
ESTIMATED RE-OPENING OF COMMISSIONS: TBD
Simple Character Works (AVAILABLE)
- - Sketch: $10 (Example 1)
- - Inks: $20 (Example 1)
- - Color (Flats, CG shading, abstract background): $30 (Example 1) (Price may exceed $30 if more complex style of coloring is requested)
- - Additional Characters: +$5 per extra character
- - Backgrounds: +$? (Negotiable depending on level of detail)
Comic Pages (LIMIT OF 6-8 PAGES)
- - Sketch: $60-80 per page (Based on paneling, complexity of backgrounds, number of characters, and composition work)
- - Inks: (Same as above)$80-100 per page
- - Color: $100-150 per page (CG style coloring; Price may exceed $150 if more complex style of coloring is requested)
- I do not allow my work to be used as pitch material. Investments such as these may require an actual contract, to protect my rights and skills as an artist. I am far choosier with comic commissions, so bear that in mind.
COMMISSIONS I WILL NOT ACCEPT AT THIS TIME:
- - Pornography of any kind (I may do this at a later time, but I work in a public area and can’t really get away with this.)
- - Extreme gore or violence (Some is okay; if you can see exposed bone or organs, that’s a bit far. For the same reason as above.)
- - Messages of hate (Anything involving the denigration of race, sex, gender, creed, or political affiliation specifically is an immediate no. This will never be lifted.)
- - Anything in another person’s visual style
- - Currently, the only acceptable form of payment is via PayPal.
- - My e-mail for a commission request AND my PayPal account are both at Anderjak (at) gmail (dot) com. Please include “commission” somewhere in the subject title.
- Q: How quickly is the turnaround for a commission?
- A: A typical character commission will take a maximum of two weeks, starting from day of payment.
- Q: When will you open up comic page commissions?
- A: This is heavily reliant on my schedule. At this current time, I’m involved in both personal and team-based projects which take up a fair amount of my time.
- Q: Can I pay you in any other way than PayPal?
- A: At this time, unless we’re face to face, PayPal is the quickest and easiest method.
- Q: What happens if you don’t complete a commission within the two weeks?
- A: I tend to e-mail people if it looks like I won’t meet a deadline, and I open up discussion for options then and there. I do not discount the pricing of my work for any reason, but I will refund the full amount if it is decided the commission is cancelled (barring transfer fees, of course).
- Q: What happens if I don’t like my commission/find something that needs to be changed?
- A: This is often negotiable. I am willing to change and fix anything that I have missed or is an important detail to leave out. There are limits, however, and they should be fairly common sense. I’ll send progress shots for anything beyond sketches, and give you the option of changes before the final piece is completed.
- Q: Why won’t you take my commission? It follows all the guidelines!/Why are you cancelling the commission? I’ve already paid you!
- A: I uphold my right to decline any commission request if I feel I am not able to complete it to a satisfactory level. This will hopefully be very rare at absolute best. It is nothing personal in any way, shape, or form. I may also decline a commission if I feel a significant lack of respect from the client, but this usually entails offensive or rude language, arguing about price (civil negotiation about price is perfectly acceptable), or any general berating or passive-aggression. This may seem overly finicky or sensitive, but trust me: Bad clients are hell, and I’ve suffered a number of them. Bottom line: Be sensible and respectful. Use common sense. If a customer has already paid and anything has happened which has caused the commission to be negated (personal schedule conflicts, unreasonable client, et cetera), the money will be paid back in full.
- Q: Will you do fandom-related commissions?
- A: Yes, to an extent. If the creator of the fandom you’re commissioning about does NOT allow that sort of thing, I’ll oblige the creator. There are occasionally copyright issues involved, but private commissions are generally okay, as far as I’ve found.
- Q: Do you require payment upfront?
- A: Yes. I request the full amount be paid upfront for character commissions. For anything else, I can negotiate on partial payment upfront, but the total payment must be received before you can receive the final product.
- Q: Would you be the artist for my comic/webcomic?
- A: No. Apart from short-form comics meant for private use (i.e., not pitches to comic companies), I generally avoid much larger products. Comics are a significant investment of my time to produce, and, even if I were to be paid, I would still rather focus on my own projects for the time being. I largely only collaborate with friends on comics.