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Commissions Guide by MichaelMayne Commissions Guide by MichaelMayne
UPDATED 3/27/13

Prices listed are for speedy productions. Typically, there will not be any progress checks as I will be doing these commissions as expedient "interpretations" as opposed to strictly on-model illustrations. In the end, what you see is what you get (unless I have made a glaring mistake).
For commissions that must be held to very strict specifications and supervision on your part, please allow for a 20-100% increase in price to compensate for time taken to halt production, deliver WIPs and wait for feedback.

Here's a text breakdown of the basic prices again:
(Prices with a :bulletred: are for the initial character; prices with a :bulletblue: are for each additional character in the same image.)

•Sketch: :bulletred:$5 / :bulletblue:$5 [link] [link] [link]
•Clean lines: :bulletred:$10 / :bulletblue:$10 [link] [link]
•CG colors: :bulletred:$25 / :bulletblue:$15 [link] [link] [link]

•Sketch: :bulletred:$15 / :bulletblue:$10 [link] [link] [link]
•Clean lines: :bulletred:$30 / :bulletblue:$20 [link] [link] [link]
•CG colors: :bulletred:$50 / :bulletblue:$25 [link] [link] [link] [link]

•Sketch: :bulletred:$20 / :bulletblue:$10 [link] [link] [link] [link]
•Clean lines: :bulletred:$40 / :bulletblue:$25 [link] [link] [link] [link]
•CG colors: :bulletred:$75 / :bulletblue:$40 [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

Minimum $10 per order. Single Bust/Chibi sketches are not available unless during a special offer.

°Final prices may fluctuate according to the specifics of your request. Backgrounds, vehicles, ornate props, etc. may incur additional fees.

°Prices are for digital delivery only. Delivery of prints will incur other appropriate fees.

NOTE: Though this rubric is tailored for character pinups, I fully welcome commissions of caricatures, portraits, graphics, full illustrations… the list goes on!
These prices should just give you an idea of how I might charge for anything else. Don't hesitate to ask!

•Paypal only.*
•Please keep your description(s) concise.
Up to five key features per character; their personality/mood in just a few words; loose suggestion of a pose if you'd like… That should be enough.
•URL links to 3-5 clear reference images if available.
Your description is meant to tell me what to focus on. Reference images should be large enough to see the rest of the "important" details of the character.

†Total orders under $50 must be paid in full before I begin.
†Total orders over $50 can be paid half up front, half upon completion.

:bulletorange:To get a quote, Note me or e-mail me at: :bulletorange:
k.michael.mayne [at] gmail [dawt] com
(Avoiding spambots. You'll need to piece the address together yourself.)
To help ensure I see it, please include "Commission" in the subject.

—Final Words—

•It should be understood that you are not using the final images commercially—they are for personal use. By default I retain all rights to the artwork (not necessarily the characters, in the case of OCs or others' published properties) to reproduce, display and sell at my discretion. If you would like to additionally purchase certain usage rights to the piece, that can be arranged.

•That said, commercial work takes priority over personal commissions. Expect a turnaround of about a week or two, under normal work conditions. If you are speedy in communicating your ideas and transferring payment, I may be able to surprise us both with a turnaround of just a few days!

•These prices are for characters that are either already designed, or are open for interpretation. If you need me to design a character (or more) from the ground up, pricing on that is a little different, as I will have to work with you a little more closely to hammer out the definitive look of the character. If this is what you need, please feel free to ask about it and we can go from there!

Prices subject to change at any time. Updated March 27, 2013
*Checks/Money Orders accepted, but only on orders of $30 or more, and only if paying in full.
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Retro7 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   General Artist
Oh nice, I'll keep you in mind when I get some more funds. ^_^
Jane10lo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Would it be possible for me to use this as a reference for my own commission guide? It's really well set-up and easily read.
MichaelMayne Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! =)
Jane10lo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is really cool!
MichaelMayne Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hopefully this breaks things down a little more simply than before. =)
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