Commission Info  

Update, as of June '10: I am currently accepting commissions on a very limited basis (one at a time); mainly of b/w lineart logos, tattoo designs and char drawings, and also pencil sketches. I'm not currently taking on any new art trades, as I desperately need to catch up on all the old ones I already owe. I am an extremely slow artist, due to various health issues as well as busy married life with kids, so please understand this BEFORE you venture to commission me. Furthermore, I haven't officially promised a commission for anyone placed in my queue (who hasn't yet paid), and I don't accept payment for any commission until I am ready to actually start on it, at which point I require half up front. I also generally don't do deadlines, and I have the right to refuse taking on your commission for any reason, or to cancel a commission that I've already started. If I must cancel a commission, a full refund will be sent immediately. Also, I don't do free art (requests) except as gifts for very close friends and family only, so please don't ask; again, thank you for understanding! And of course, please feel free to e-mail me anytime if you are interested in purchasing an original or print of my work. :)

I have a varying scale of complexity that I will do for the various prices below. (All prices are rough estimates and are subject to change at any time, without notice; but if you've already commissioned me, the price I quoted for you is "set" and will not change for the duration of that particular commission.) Listed prices are generally for 8 1/2x11 size (if colored, I use mainly colored pencils, mechanical pencils and artist markers, but I can work in other traditional medias as well as digital); add $5 to the total for 11x14, or $7 for 11x17 (I can go larger, if needed):

@$15 for a sketchbook drawing done at a furcon (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
@$20 for inked, b/w one-char conbadge with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
@$25 for same badge pencil-shaded
@$50 for inked, colored and shaded one-char conbadge (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
@$25 for b/w lineart of fullbody fursuit concept design, or b/w lineart of detailed "close-ups" (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4)
@$30 for colored fursuit concept design of head only (Example)
@$35 for colored fursuit concept design showing front and back fullbody view of char, plus a couple of detailed "close-ups" (Example)
@$45 for same design with front, back and side fullbody views or extra "close-ups" (Examples: 1, 2, 3)

@$50-75 for inked, b/w tattoo flash art, wedding invitation, t-shirt, jewelry or stained glass design, depending on complexity (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$100 for inked, b/w company logo, business card, letterhead or t-shirt design (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4)
@$150 for same logo/design with border and/or background (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4)
@$175 for same logo/design with complex border and/or background (Examples: 1)
@$200 for same logo/design with multiple chars, plus border and/or background (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
@$250 for inked, colored and/or shaded company/organization logo (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$275-500 for digitally-created (photo-manip or Cintiq drawing) company/organization logo/banner, depending on complexity (Example)
@$500+ for large designs intended to be laser-cut from metal, depending on complexity (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
(Logo prices do not include transference of copyright/liscensing fees; please e-mail me for a price quote on that.)

@$35 for a digital (Cintiq) sketch of one char, minimal shading/background; please note that wings, full-body feathers/scales, and excessive fur detailing is extra (Example)
@$20 for a pencil (or Cintiq-made) sketch of one char, minimal shading, no background; please note that wings, full-body feathers/scales, and excessive fur detailing is extra (Examples: 1, 2)
@$25-30 for same sketch with minimal background and/or border or props (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$50-100 for same sketch with complex background and/or border, depending on complexity
@$30 for same sketch of two chars, no background
@$35-40 for same sketch of two chars, with mimimal background and/or border (Example)
@$40 for same sketch with multiple chars, no background
@$45-50 for same sketch with multiple chars, plus minimal background and/or border
@$175-250 for same sketch with complex background and/or border, depending on complexity

@$50 for realistically-shaded pencil (or Cintiq) sketch of one char, with no (or very minimal) background or props (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
@$75 for same sketch with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$100 for same sketch of two chars, no background (Examples: 1, 2)
@$150-200 for same sketch with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$175 for same sketch with multiple chars, no background (Examples: 1, 2)
@$200-350 for same sketch with multiple chars, with background and/or border, depending on complexity (Example)

@$20 for b/w or sepia-filtered, "felt-tip marker style" drawing of one char, with no background (Examples: 1, 2)
@$30 for same drawing with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$40 for same drawing of two chars, no background (Example)
@$50 for same drawing with background and/or border
@$60 for same drawing with multiple chars, no background (Example)
@$70 for same drawing with multiple chars, with simple background and/or border (aka "comic strip style", Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
@$100 for same drawing with many chars, plus complex background and/or border (Example)

@$75 for one marker-colored and pencil-shaded char, no background (Examples: 1, 2, 3)
@$100 for same pic, with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
@$150 for same pic with full, digitally-created background (Example)
@$175 for same pic with complex background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2)
@$175 for marker-colored and pencil-shaded pic of two chars, no background
@$200 for same pic, with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4)
@$250 for marker-colored and pencil-shaded pic of multiple chars, no background
@$275 for same pic, with background and/or border (Example)
@$300-450 for same pic with complex background and/or border, depending on complexity (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

@$50 for one detailed, b/w inked char, no background (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
@$75 for same pic with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
@$100 for detailed, b/w inked pic of two chars, no background
@$150 for same pic with background and/or border (Example)
@$175 for detailed, b/w inked pic of multiple chars, no background (Example)
@$200 for same pic with background and/or border, depending on complexity (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)

@$100 for one inked, pencil-colored and shaded char, no background (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
@$150 for same pic with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4)
@$200 for pencil-colored and shaded pic of two chars, no background
@$250 for same pic with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
@$300 for pencil-colored and shaded pic of multiple chars, no background (Example)
@$350-500 for same pic with background and/or border, depending on complexity (Example)

@$50 for one inked, greyscale, pencil-shaded char, no background (Example: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7)
@$75 for same pic with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
@$100 for inked, greyscale, pencil-shaded pic of two chars, no background (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
@$125 for same pic with background and/or border (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
@$150 for inked, greyscale, pencil-shaded pic of multiple chars, no background (Example)
@$175 for same pic with background and/or border
@$200-500 for inked, greyscale, pencil-shaded pic of multiple chars with extremely complicated background and/or border, depending on complexity (Examples: 1, 2)

@$50 for scratchboard engraving of one char, no background (Example)
@$100 for same engraving with background (and/or border, or with watercolors added)
@$150 for same engraving of two chars, no background
@$200 for same engraving with background (and/or border, or with watercolors added)
@$250 for same engraving of multiple chars, no background
@$300 for same engraving with background (and/or border, or with watercolors added)

@$50 for one Scherenschnitte (papercutting) or silhouette with background/border (Example)
@$100 for a papercutting with multiple chars (Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
@$150 for a multi-layered and/or pencil-colored papercutting (Examples: 1, 2, 3)

IMPORTANT NOTE: I require at least half of the payment up-front, before starting on any commission, be it digital or traditional. (You can also pay in full up-front, if you prefer.) Also, if you want the original of your traditional art mailed to you, please add an extra $10 for S&H from Norway in a tube or packed between layers of cardboard to avoid damage during shipment.

I'm PayPal Verified! I usually accept payment via PayPal (swandog [at] swandogstudio [dot] com), as well as by international money order and direct bank transfer; please contact me for details on the latter two.

I can also do (for an extra charge):

* fancy borders (such as vines/flowers, Art Nouveau flourishes or Celtic knotwork)
* calligraphy and other very decorative details
* fancy clothing/uniforms
* complicated, fully-detailed backgrounds
* complex weapons, staffs, jewelry, (folk) musical instruments or other accessories
* fancy furniture, bedding, linens, draperies, etc.

I WON'T DO:

* sexually explicit yiff/spooge/bondage scenes with exposed genitals and fluids (though classic, tastefully sensual/playfully suggestive nudes are okay, as well as light/soft bondage)
* excessive gore or vore (though some blood and predatory scenes are okay)
* modern vehicles, modern buildings or most other modern or futuristic man-made items

Regarding WIPs/edits...

1. First (upon receiving your pre-payment), I will send you a scan of the WIP sketch to approve and make changes to, as needed, then will resend it (as a scan), after changes are made, for re-approval. I will do up to three free edits on a WIP sketch, or one complete do-over (rough sketches only).
2. When all changes are approved, I will ink the sketch, and only very minor edits can be done to it at this point (which I would charge for, since it is difficult to make changes to traditional inked work). I will send you a scan of the inked work for final approval before coloring or shading. And whether you've commissioned (inked) b/w lineart, colored, or greyscale-shaded work, you will get a low-res scan of it prior to your final payment, and then a hi-res scan after the payment.
3. Lastly (unless the image is a collab), I will only allow commissioners to make their own minor edits on personal chars I've drawn for them (change colors or markings, add small details, etc.), or to color b/w lineart they've commissioned from me, or to crop images for icon use, etc. I do not allow such edits on professional (for-profit) commissions; everything done on a professional commission must be done by me (in my own style), and any changes or additions must be pre-approved by me.
4. (If you have questions about any of the above, or about any other issues regarding commissions, please e-mail me, and I can explain in further detail.)

Prints available of previous works:

$7 for 8 1/2 x11 color/grayscale print (please e-mail me for a list of what's available)
$10 for 11x17 color/grayscale print

Current commission queue status (as of Oct, '10--does not include unpaid items, art/print trades, gift art or collaborations):

(paid) 10 char sketches for various friends on LJ / Progress -- now working on #6
(paid) two vectored company logos / Progress -- finishing up the 1st, starting to vector the 2nd

(And several people are waiting in line to make payment for their commissions once these above are done.)

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