List of Commission Artists!

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I get asked the question of who people can purchase a commission from and the cost.

The cost of the artwork will vary by the artist. Some artists charge based on the size and complexity of each piece while others will charge based on the hours they commit to an art piece. The price listed is generally what the artist feels their time is worth to commit to a piece. You as a customer should think about what your budget will allow vs what the chosen artist will charge. There are many fantastic artists out there that do what I call, undervalue their artwork and charge far less than I feel they should for the time and effort they put into a piece while others charge much more. BUT prices of art vs effort are extremely subjective. You should chose an artist with an art style that you would like and what you feel you can afford. It is incredibly rude to tell an artist that they are too expensive.

As a person seeking a professional artist:

Do...
  • Be polite
  • Be aware of the artist's terms for a commission. Many post it and will state what they can and cannot draw.
  • Ask if the artist is available for commission.
  • If the artist says that are open for commission, provide in clear language what type of commission that you want based from what they offer, i.e. Full body, no background, full color, single character art.
  • Be mindful that some artists do not always speak English as their first language, so use simplest terms or provide picture examples of what you mean.
  • Know what it is that you want. If you have specific clothing, facial references, colors schemes, poses, etc in mind, provide them to the artist when you present the commission. This is incredibly important because it saves the artist time from having to go back and correct a sketch when they should be finalizing a design.
  • Be ready to pay the artist up front for artwork. Some artists require full or partial payment at the point of commission while others ask for payment after the initial sketch is provided. If you are not comfortable paying for the artwork before the art, then do not commission that artist. If you commission an artist, put that money aside to pay them so you do not run the risk of hiring someone but not having the money to pay them.
  • Communicate with your artist. If you have something come up that might prevent you from reaching them, let them know so they aren't waiting for a response. If you are concerned about the length of time for the artwork's completion, talk to the artist.
  • Credit your artist once the art is complete!
DO NOT...
  • Beg for free art. Artwork is how many people pay their bills. You don't expect to go to work for free, why should they?
  • Tell an artist that they are too expensive. Time is money, if you don't want to pay them for theirs, don't.
  • Be vague about what you want. If you have a specific vision tell the artist and provide examples.
  • Add on more things and make more changes and expect the cost to remain the same after you have agreed and paid for a commission. Lots of changes and add-ons should be renegotiated with the artist.
  • Be impatient, artwork takes time. If you are concerned about the length of time, talk to the artist before asking for a refund. Many won't give a refund for the time they have already committed to a piece.
  • Harass an artist about the status of your commission. I generally will send a status message if the artist doesn't meet their own projected time estimate or after a month has passed with no update. These messages should be polite, "Hey I was just wondering how things are going" etc.
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In mostly alphabetical order, here's some of the artists that I have personally commissioned in the past:
  • AkiraJW, Juliana. Style: Realism, painting. Prices: $8-110+ USD depending on whether it is a sketch, line art, full render, monotone or an illustration and extras. Payment due after sketch approval for non-sketch commissions, otherwise full payment due for a sketch. I recently started commissioning artwork from Juliana and she is extremely communicative and fast. Her work load with university and other commissions does impact her turnaround.
  • Ayochan. Style: Chibi, anime, pixel. Prices: $2 USD - $8 USD. I have sadly, only commissioned one pixel chibi from Ayo but she comes highly recommended and is fairly undervalued. Payment due after completion. She is very communicative and professional. Expediency of artwork is dependent of her university and work schedule.
  • Farisato. Style: Anime, realism. Prices: $20-40+. Full payment due after sketch approval. He sometimes offers adoptables and is willing to change out their outfits and props for an additional cost later on but also accepts original conditions. His full color renders tend to be a desaturated palette. He is very communicative and fairly fast.
  • Helloimtea: Style: Anime, human females only. Prices: $5-15 USD. Full payment required before commission work starts. I have only gotten one piece from Hello but I commissioned her after another forum member recommended her. She is very communicative and fast.
  • Komissachan: Style: Chibi, anime. Prices: $18-32 depending on style of commissions, level of shading and number of characters. Payment due once commission is accepted by artist. Komissachan is very communicative and posts their commission status and queue so that you know which commission is being worked on and how many commissions are in that queue for completion.
  • Lacteaway (Olja). Style: Comic book/cartoony. Prices: $10-35+ USD depending on shading, complexity, extras. I have gotten several character portraits from Olja, she is very communicative and fast. Payment due after sketch.
  • Zairyo. Style: Anime/Realism. Prices: $5-70+ USD depending on shading, size and complexity. I have a long relationship and friendship with Zairyo. He is very communicative and professional! He is easy to work with, requires payment after initial sketch. Please provide references of everything you want. No changes generally after the initial sketch is approved!
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If you'd like to recommend an artist not listed or directly advertising here, please feel free to add to this thread!
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