Custom Comic, Anime, Fantasy and Sci-fi Art Painted for You.
Interested in a commission? Reserve a spot on my list and contact me for an estimate. Payment will not be required until artwork is started (or otherwise agreed upon eg. pickup at a convention). Availability may be limited. Additional cost may apply for unique requests (characters, backgrounds, etc). Unfortunately, I do not do personal portraits (but saying Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man is ok) or pet portraits. For work related to publications (Covers, Cards, Promotions, etc), please contact me for prices and consideration. Open to working with small press budgets direction aligns. :)
Standard Watercolor Commissions
Request available pre-convention and during convention as well as for delivery by mail.
Standard watercolors are generally timeboxed. At conventions, commissions are first come/first serve. You can request to reserve a spot prior to the show. Due to time and general pace of shows, there are a limited number of full color/full palette offered at a show. Most commissions painted at the convention will be monochrome (2 color) or limited palette (3-6 colors).
Convention Commissions are painting on 140# Arches Hot Press watercolor paper with M. Graham Professional Watercolors.
Basic Palette 2-color
Limited Palette 3-6 color
This Ink and 2-tone watercolor (occasionally with a splash of another color) is generally a straight forward head or body shot. Single character only.
7x10, 8x8 - $80
6x12 - $100
9x12 - $160
The Ink and 3-6 color range of commissions allows me to tackle pretty much any color a character needs. Usually bust to 3/4 characters will be painted. Loose backgrounds.
7x10, 8x8 - $140
6x12 - $160
9x12 - $240
+$40 for additional character. Maxmimum 2 Total characters.
Using a Full Color Palette (up to 20 colors) gives me more tools to play and go a little crazy. This allows me to take a simple color and embellish it by taking it for a ride across the spectrum.
7x10, 8x8 - $200*
6x12 - $220*
9x12 - $300*
10x14 - $400
*Smaller sizes only available pre-convention.
Additional characters available for an additional $40. Up to 4 characters depending on size.
Blank Comic Cover Commissions
Paper quality of blank covers are variable and has a variable effect on the final product.
These are ideally painted in studio due to the random quality of the cover paper. Blank cover commissions may use any number of mediums from watercolor, gouache, inks and even acrylics. Pieces are generally half-figure and up.
Blank Cover - $140
Professional Studio Commissions
Take off the reigns and let me go a little crazy.
Ready for the best of the best? Studio Commissions take a longer time. Some have taken over 40 hours to complete. These are larger pieces with a higher focus to detail and process that may take a much larger amount of time, consideration, materials, and preparation. Only the highest quality papers and paints will be used. All studio commissions start with sketches and studies for you to choose from. Once you select one, that's where the fun begins.
Prices start at $550 on Fabriano's Artistico 300 lb paper.
Sizes start at 12"x16" and range to 4'x 2'
All Studio Commissions will be painted on hand stretched on wooden frames with Arches 140 # Hot Press or a thick 300# loose Fabriano Hot Press Paper (real durable thick paper). Fabriano's Artistico papers are 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free. The paper is mould-made using cotton balls instead of stretched and beaten cotton fibers like other brands. This creates a more consistent and even water absorption over the surface, and makes it more strong and durable to withstand scrubbing, erasing, and all common watercolor techniques.
Studio Commissions are painted with a 50+ color watercolor palette and may include touches of gouache and acrylic as needed. Custom or larger sizes available upon request. Some requests at this level may require weeks if not months. Roll over the Studio examples below.
Blue Lantern Superman Watercolor
Legend of Zelda Watercolor 18"x24"
Batman Cover - Watercolor 12x18
Blue Lantern Superman Watercolor
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This 12x16 Silver Surfer piece took a much more complex approach to his chrome. Most renders of the Surfer are in grey or blue tones. Here I was able to focus on the reflections of the myriad of colors found in space.
I can only do the color studies and references to attempt complexity in my studio.
Zelda & Link
This 18x26 Legend of Zelda was painted on hand stretched cotton paper. The finer details of the armor, colors of the cloth and focus on lighting all add to the complexity of this piece that was painted over several months
The luminence was achieved after color tests and creating some digital color study references.
This 4'x2' Poison Ivy watercolor was painted on 140# (300 gsm) Arches hot press cotton. Painting this large usually requires a smaller study piece to make sure key colors and proportions are maintained appropriately.
Artwork can be sized to any custom request.
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