NOTE: Life has gotten a little more complicated and I have significantly less time for commissions in my schedule. I pretty much have no time to do them anymore. You can still email me, but I’ll be honest: the chances I can make them are slim to none.
I get a lot of questions about commissions and such through twitter and facebook, so I figured I should make a page detailing things. Yes, I do them. Lets set the basics up.
1. Email me first. Not over twitter, not over facebook, email. email@example.com
2. Have an idea of the quality of picture you want (See below for details)
3. GIVE ME A DEADLINE, even if it’s just a general tentative one. I need to put it on my calendar.
4. hugs and kisses
Commissions are paid work. Art takes time, and I only have so much of it. With the comic and my job I have only a certain amount of free time to do pictures, so I need to charge for it. However, depending on the quality and type of picture, rates vary.
Small avatars and such for fantasy football or twitter, an even 5 bucks and I’ll punch it out for you.
For simple, dumb pictures like this, I would charge 5-10 dollars. These are very easy and never take me more than an hour.
For more detailed pictures, and usually ones at higher resolution, It averages to about 20-30 flat. This is an example of something in that range:
For the biggest and most detailed, I go into a rate of 20 an hour. A full blown, poster size image takes a while to complete (upwards of a week. not all at once, but during free time). Something like this, which was commissioned (and the full size version is much bigger, poster quality) , took me about 7 hours. So roughly 140. Unless this is a professional job and the Client is okay with it, I won’t go over $200 because it shouldn’t take me 10 total hours to finish. If it is a professional job, we’ll discuss more personal situations via email or whatnot.
I do not do exclusively football commissions, so you can request anything of me. I frequently get asked to do logos and such for people. If you’d like something done for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via facebook message/twitter direct messaging. The facebook site is here: http://www.facebook.com/TheDrawPlayComic and my twitter handle is @DrawPlayDave.
A lot of people ask for drawings of themselves so they can use it for twitter, facebook, or just to have. My flat rate for a caricature image is $20 dollars. This gets you an 8×10 image of good quality. When you email me or request it, please send me a picture of yourself that you would like to see in cartoon form. The higher resolution you can offer, the better. For an example, here is one I made for Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) on twitter:
Again, shoot me an email about it first: email@example.com