Portrait Commission (A Deposit!)
Please read everything before you checkout.
At the moment, I’m taking up to two portrait commissions each month. You have the option to get a digital-only file, a print, or both, and a video of me creating the image. The deposit covers the cost of the digital-only file.
Digital Only File
A 300dpi digital file (JPEG) for you to reprint at your leisure and the process video (MP4) of me creating your portrait. You can use the digital image for a profile pic or on your website as an illustrated headshot.
Print Only File
A 12x16 inch print. It is shipped directly to you once it’s finished. If you would like the process video just check that option in the form.
How do you collect reference images for the portrait?
There are a couple of ways we can do this. If you are local to Pittsburgh, we can meet up in a public place so I can take reference images (with preferred lighting). If you are not local to Pittsburgh (or there is a global pandemic not allowing us to meet in person) we can chat about the drawing on the phone and I will advise you on how to take the pictures. (I know you take great selfies but reference is a little different!)
Use of reference images in other projects
In the past, I have used portrait references from private commissions for use in other projects including future decks of cards. Most people love this but if you really don’t want to show up elsewhere in my work let me know.
How long does it take to produce my drawing?
It really depends, but I block out a month's time to draw then produce and ship the print to you. With COVID-19 there are delays in the printing and shipping from Printful as well. I would expect it to take a month and a half. If you are out of the US it can take a little longer. So, if you are getting this as a gift for someone or ordering for delivery around the holidays, plan accordingly!
Changes and refusal
The deposit is non-refundable. While creating your portrait, I tend to keep people updated on my progress and ask questions as I work. However, there will not be a ton of time to make any major changes. You can see the portrait before it goes to print but I won't make any major adjustments to the work. Take a look at my other prints to make sure my style fits the portrait you are envisioning!
What happens after I pay the deposit?
Once you pay I will contact the email address you provide in check out. I will reiterate the terms as they are laid out here and we will discuss how to collect references. Once I have references I will begin!
What kind of portraits do you do?
- What kind of portraits do you do?
Humans (I can recommend GREAT pet portrait artists that are way better than me)
- Darker themes
My style is kinda dark and I prefer to create things within that arena (I had one person who wanted to be a troll and someone who wanted to celebrate their love of spicy food). Check out my Instagram to get a sense of my style. I also love doing historical illustrations. If you have an ancestor that you want to portray, let’s talk!
Head and shoulders are preferred but I can accommodate a full-body image as long as it makes sense for the piece.
I can refuse a request and return a deposit if I feel uncomfortable with the idea.