Sketches and linework are my most basic commissions. Sketches can be in either pencil, biro pen, or a digital sketch – and full linework can be either digital or traditional in pigment pen or ink. (Please bear in mind digital work will always give a smoother result.) All traditionally-created pieces are scanned and touched-up in Photoshop.
Sketches range from £5 for a quick portrait sketch with minimal shading, to £15 for full body, complex images. Lineart ranges between £5 and £20 depending on complexity and medium. Please be aware there will be extra charges for intricate details such as tattoos, extra characters, and complex details like mech or armour.
Coloured sketches are also available – these are pieces with sketchy linework, but with colour added to make the piece smoother and more polished. Adding colour has a fee of £15 on top of the prices set above. Examples can be found below:
For my ink illustrations, I simply use fountain pen ink and water. This sometimes gives part of the images a purple tint. Images are then scanned and touched-up in Photoshop to remove dust and lighten the background.
Ink illustrations range from £15 for a simple portrait, to £30 for a full painting with intricate details.
Flat-colours are literally that – smooth-lined images with little-to-no shading, focusing on quickly fleshing-out the subject itself without getting caught up in shading/lighting. Great for character concepts, print & shirt designs, and icons/mascots.
My illustration commissions are flat-work images with subtle “soft” shading – see below:
Starting at £10 for a low-complexity, 1- to 2- colour scheme image (such as Stitch and my Inkubus mascot above), to £30 for a soft-shaded, full-body & colour image. In addition to the base prices, it’s an extra 50% for each additional character/pose, complex background, and intricate markings/tattoos.
Digital painting of a dragonfly faerie. Photoshop CS5, 2016.
Shimmery faerie portrait, digitally painted in Photoshop CS5. 2015.
A scowling dwarf. Photoshop CS5, 2015.
“Rendered paintings” are paintings with a focus on a smooth, semi-realistic finish. Multiple textures and custom brushes are applied to add dynamic effect, and details are worked-into for maximum definition.
A further stylised style is also available, as in the piece below:
Rendered paintings start at £50 for 4 hours (which is the usual amount of time taken for a headshot with a somewhat simple background), and £8 is then added per extra hour. (E.g. busts add an extra hour, etc) Expect higher end prices for: complex backgrounds, full-body images, intricate details such as tattoos and markings, and fur.
A speedpaint is where details are mapped-out, but remain somewhat rough and not fully rendered, a cross-hatched custom brush is used to add interesting texture to less refined areas. Areas of non-importance are left rough.
For further stylisation, please feel free to refer to a particular piece from my Gallery, to provide a reference on the technique I will be required to use.
Speedpaints start at £30 for a portrait, £45 for a half-body, then up to £70 for a full-body, depending on complexity. Add £10 for: each extra character, complex backgrounds, intricate details such as tattoos (think tribal patterns, Dalish vallaslin, detailed tattoos/markings), fur, extra stylisation.