• Frequently asked questions •
Why do I need to sign a contract?
A contract clearly communicates what to expect from the commission and gives you a list of deliverables. It is also used to protect artists.
I changed my mind on what I wanted for my painting, but I am already at phase 3 of the commission process. Will you change it or give me a refund?
If it is a small revision I can absolutely make the alteration, as long as the change is under 1 hour. That is ok. However, if you want a completely different painting, I cannot. A service is charged based on the amount of time given to a project, so a new contract will need to be created for the new project. I will only charge the amount of time that was spent so far on the project, and can start you a new one.
Do you do artwork for tattoos?
Although I have in the past, I no longer provide commissions for tattoos. I will be happy to refer you to some wonderful tattoo artists that I know of.
What mediums do you use?
I love using a mixture of gouache, watercolor pencils and a little bit of white gel pen. I use M. Graham gouache.
Will you draw me?
Sure! Please refer to the "Services" page, contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you sell your work framed?
I sell my own original paintings framed, yes. Original artwork is sold in my shop along with my prints. I frame the pieces myself and often paint the frames black. For paintings made per commission, framing is not included in the price.
What is the commission process like?
I typically like to begin with some sketches to communicate with the client and figure out what they wish to see from the end result. After we come to an agreement, I like to create a more refined version of the sketch to confirm with the client that they are happy with the direction the piece is going. I then move onto the finished piece.
How long have you been drawing and painting?
I have been drawing for the majority of my life. My skillset definitely got better once I attended NCAD (Northwest College of Art & Design). I actually wasn’t introduced to gouache until I went there.
Do you do commissions that require painting or drawing on objects? For instance, furniture, instruments, etc.
I definitely am not opposed to it. I have done projects before that were painted on bones. These are services that would need different materials than what I normally use and the budget may reflect that, but I am open to discussing further about projects of this nature.