Illustration Process

WHAT DOES IT COST?

I charge a flat rate (not hourly) for illustrations based on complexity of the illustration(s), where it will be used, how many times it will be used, and how quickly you need it. The less reproduction rights transferred, the less complex the imagery, and the longer amount of time I have to do it the less it will cost. I go by the classic business model of: You can have it Good, Fast, Cheap. You can have only 2 of those 3. It might help to fill out an estimate request form and send it to me. For design and production work I charge an hourly rate.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO ORIGINAL ART?

The length of time it takes to complete a commissioned illustration depends on several factors: the number of illustrations, the complexity of each, and the responsiveness of the clients approval. Even the tightest of deadlines can be met in most cases if the money is there. A typical job of one half-page magazine illustration will take 7-12 business days from the first call to the final delivery of illustration. I understand how important it is to meet your deadline, and I will do everything I can to meet it.

WHAT’S A TYPICAL JOB PROCESS FOR DOING ORIGINAL ART?

Every job is different according to your needs, but this is how a typical job process is handled: After the initial contact learning about your needs I will work up an estimate with prices, approximate time table, and terms, this is either emailed as a PDF or given in person. Once that is approved, signed I will e-mail sketched out concepts or thumbnails if necessary based on the schedule on the estimate.

VISUAL EXAMPLES OF MY PROCESS FROM > SKETCH > TIGHT DRAWING > FINAL ART 


One of my speed painting videos for a SunTrust Bank advertising illustration.

Finished Illustration
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