Commissions

Let’s Plan a Piece!

Ethel

Commissioning a piece of artwork is a great way to add something unique and personal to your walls, and also makes for a great gift idea.  One of the first questions I’m always asked is about the price, and the answer always begins with “It depends…”. Prices may be adjusted up with increased size, if there are multiple subjects, mandatory intricate details, complex backgrounds, a rushed timeline, etc. However, if the subject is relatively simple or there is a lot of white space, that saves on the work and time required. Ultimately we’ll agree on a fair price that you are comfortable with for a piece of artwork you can be excited about.

Style

Kitty

If you’re feeling adventurous and your image is a good candidate, we can create a truly one-of-a-kind “drawing without a border” with the 3D effect, wherein the subject has the appearance of emerging from the piece itself. If any other effects or filters that you may have seen in my previous work (or that of others) seems appealing, let me know and we’ll do our best to make it work.

My commission work is done on slightly coarser paper with more “tooth” than my fine art originals, but if you’re interested in an ultra-smooth fine art project, by all means let me know! A 50% deposit is required once the reference image is finalized and agreed upon, with the balance due upon completion.  If you have any issues with funds or the timing, please let me know as I want art to be accessible to everyone regardless of their financial situation.

Shipping/Delivery

Peanut Hank

If you are local to the Calgary area, I’m more than happy to meet up or deliver your finished piece. If you require shipping, I make use of Canada Post. I insure the shipment and choose the signature-required option to give us peace-of-mind about the piece arriving in good order.

Timeline

Edwin

Project timelines are affected by the current workload in my queue, the size and complexity of the project, framing time, and shipping time (if applicable). Please keep your timeline in mind and get in touch as early as possible. History has shown that the more advanced planning time, the better!

Reference Images

Chickadee

Some artists are great at drawing from their imagination. While I sadly lack this particular talent, I pride myself on my ability to make my drawings look as close to the reference imagery as possible. The more details I can see, the more I can draw… so the higher quality image, the better! Email is the best way to send me a photo to avoid compression and preserve its quality. Please ensure that you have permission to use the reference image, but if you think this is an issue let me know and we can try our best track down the blessing of the photographer and/or subject, if need be.

OK, Let’s Do This!

If you’ve read this far, you might be interested or simply have some more questions, so feel free send me a message with your request. Please provide as many of the above details as possible (size, background/effects/style, framing, shipping, timeline) accompanied by a good reference image (or images), and we can get started. If you’re not interested, perhaps you have someone in mind who might be, and I would be grateful for you to introduce us to one another.

Thank you for taking the time to consider a Drawings Without Borders commission, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Jim Little