COMMISSIONS INFO 2020

Hey everyone! Welcome to my commissions info page! I've gotten a lot of questions about pricing and what kind of things I offer for commissions, so here is where you can find all of the information about creating your own unique piece of art. I'm excited to work with y'all!

Here's what I would LOVE to do more of (though I've done a wide variety over the years, so lets get creative!): I love to do anything similar to the commissions I've done in the past, (couples with funky themes, fantasy art, fan-art)  or anything with similar themes in my personal work (horror, zombies, folklore, moodier work, illustrations).

Here's where it gets boring: Standard portraits done EXACTLY like the professionally taken photograph (exception to rule: for portraits for studies/offices/businesses/memorial portraits). 

I know its a lot to take in at once, especially in the beginning, I will be asking a lot of questions before and during your project to make sure your work of art is exactly what you are looking for! 

2020 COMMISSION RATES

To begin the commission process, all commissions require a 50% non-refundable deposit to claim your commission spot. The final 50% will be due upon completion along with shipping costs. 

OILS / ACRYLIC                  

All Oil/Acrylic paintings will be done on cradled wood panels. These will come ready to hang, and UV Varnished for its protection. The sides will be painted black unless requested otherwise. ("Gallery Wrapped" painting is not available)

 

WATERCOLOR / GOUACHE 

Custom sizes are available upon request. Each painting will be framed and ready to hang (color options white or black). These will be painted on Arches 140lb cold press paper. Option to have painting mounted to cradled wood panel at additional cost.

Every piece is unique, so every piece will have its own set of sizing, detail, and research. Each inquiry will have its own custom pricing, which is based on the amount of total hours x $22 + supplies & shipping. I reserve the right to extend the amount of time based on additional requests/changes made by the client.

PET PORTRAIT RATES

Pet Portrait rates will be different from the others as I have a high turn around time for these. Pet Portraits will be as follows:

11"x14" - $150 Acrylic on canvas with flat background only.

 

16'x20" - $200 Acrylic on canvas with flat background only.  

These can be wired upon request and will be sprayed with UV Varnish for its protection. Any other size, media or surface requests please see the previous rates.

THE COMMISSION PROCESS

Once you've decided on a size and media, send me a message! Either through the contact page or send me a direct email to kissthegravestudios@gmail.com. Please send me the size and media of your choosing along with as much information, inspiration, and detail as you can about your idea, if you can, include photos! We'll determine your turnaround time (dependent on how many commissions are ahead of you and your due date- so don't wait too long!) You will put down a 50% non-refundable deposit that keeps your commission spot to start. Please note, if the initial 50% deposit is not paid, you do not keep your spot. 

 

Read on for what to expect in the commission process.

STAGES OF A COMMISSION

  1. Gather all inspiration, pics, reference photos, color schemes, ideas, and info on what you want your artwork to be.

  2. Thumbnail sketches to find out what composition best works for the painting. Can change or add anything at this stage.

  3. Finalized drawing done on board or paper. No changes can be made to design.

  4. Rough color mock ups done digitally, color options can be changed, drawing is finalized at this stage.

  5. Paintings are carefully packed and shipped via Fedex. 

I can't wait to see what we come up with! Click the button below to get started!