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© E. D. Siffert

   Commissions   

 Commission status: closed.

 Contact: edsiffert@yahoo.com

 Methods of payment: PayPal and the payment methods accepted by it (Paypal funds, credit card, debit card, etc).

I can draw/paint portraits, fantasy themes, mythological creatures, animals, illustrations (for poems, fanfics, books, etc), anime/manga style characters, RPG characters, pin-ups, coats of arms (heraldry), ex libris, tattoo design, maps, banners, etc.


I require 50% of the payment up front which is non-refundable on accepting a commission. This is to cover my time and expenses with the initial work (materials, research, referencing, sketches, etc). Refunds are only available if there are exceptional circumstances.

The final payment is required when the artwork is finished and ready to be sent to you.


Send me an e-mail stating what you would like me to draw/paint. We will discuss the features and details of the picture and you will receive a quote.

This price is negotiable. Elements can be modified to fit your budget.

Additional costs may be incurred if the client changes their mind after approval of the main sketch or requires a major repaint.

Images of the commissioned artworks are published on my site, but they are on low resolution (usually up to 100 dpi) and watermarked. If you do not wish images of your commission to be published, please, do no forget to tell me that.


Commissions may take between 3 weeks and 3 months, or more, depending on the complexity of the image and our availability. The sooner you get back to me and give me approval for the tests and sketches, the sooner I can finish the artwork.

If the artwork is required within a certain time limit this must be stated up front.

Urgent commissions that need to be finished in a timeframe much shorter then normal will only be accepted under special conditions (including the payment of an urgency fee, usually about 50%).


I believe in artistic expression and have no problem drawing/painting nudes, sexy pieces, horror, etc, as long as it is tasteful. I'll not draw/paint anything pornographic or with explicit subject matter like extreme horror, explicit violence and prejudicial themes.


Please note that these artworks are for personal use only and, unless negotiated otherwise, can not be used for profit/commercial purposes.

The artist retains the copyright (including printing, publishing, licensing and display rights) unless otherwise negotiated.

If you want an artwork for commercial use / publishing / licensing, e-mail me so that we can negotiate the terms.

  The Process  

As I work, I'll show you scans/photos (in low-res .jpg files) of the tests, sketches and work in progress. I provide updates on the image during the process of making it to keep the client informed and for additional input.

(Keep in mind that the sketch will not be as detailed as the finished piece.)

  Digital Commission / Internet Delivery  

On digital commissions the delivery of the final artwork (image file) is via internet (e-mail), no matter the medium the original artwork was done with. The client does not receive the original artwork (hard copy).

Usually, the artwork will be made mixing traditional and digital mediums.

On simple use images (internet use, RPG character, tatto design design, etc) the client receives images of the artwork for internet display (low resolution) and a personal use only image (with no watermark and usually 100 dpi or more) that can be printed. If negociated, the client can receive a high resolution file for professional printing too.

On special commissions done for high quality printing (ex libris, coats of arms, etc) the client receives high resolution (300 dpi) images of the artwork for high quality / professional printing on the desired size.

The price goes up according to the artwork complexity and use.

All prices are quoted in US dollars.


Characters, tattoo design, maps, banners, illustrations, etc
DescriptionBase price (US$)Examples
Black & white
line art

(ink and Photoshop)
Not availableink drawing ink drawing
Grayscale
shaded

(pencils and Photoshop)
Not availablepencil drawing pencil drawing
Tinted
single color
shaded

(pencils and Photoshop)
Not availablepencil drawing and Photoshop pencil drawing and Photoshop
Colored
shaded
with line art

(ink and Photoshop)
Not availableink and Photoshop drawing ink and Photoshop drawing
Painted
shaded
fully rendered

(Photoshop)
Not availablePhotoshop painting Photoshop painting

Ex libris, coat of arms, etc
DescriptionBase price (US$)Examples
Black & white
line art

(ink and Photoshop)
$ 150black and white ex libris drawing ink drawing
Colored
with line art

(ink and Photoshop)
$ 250colored ex libris drawing colored drawing with line art

  Traditional Commission  

On traditional commission the original drawing/painting is shipped to the client.

The most used sizes for traditional commissions are A4 (8.26 x 11.68 inches), oficio 2 (8.5 x 12.98 inches) and watercolor paper 24 x 32 cm (9.44 x 12.59 inches), because they are small enough to be shipped inside an envelope. Large artworks have to be shipped rolled inside a tube.

The rates listed below are the lowest prices and refer to simple drawings/paintings. All prices are quoted in US dollars. Shipping not included.


People Portraits and Animal Portraits
DescriptionSizeBase price ($US)Examples
Pencils

(graphite)
A4

approx. 8 x 12 inches
$ 80 pencil graphite portrait pencil graphite portrait
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
$ 150
A2

approx. 16 x 24 inches
$ 250
Sepia lead A4

approx. 8 x 12 inches
$ 80 sepia lead portrait sepia lead portrait
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
$ 150
Watercolours and colored pencils 24 x 32 cm

approx. 9 x 13 inches
Not available watercolor fantasy portrait watercolor anumal portrait
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
Not available
37,5 x 55 cm

approx. 15 x 22 inches
Not available
Pastels 32,5 x 50 cm

approx. 13 x 20 inches
Not available pastel portrait animal pastel portrait
50 x 65 cm

approx.
20 x 26 inches
Not available

Characters, landscapes, coat of arms, surreal, etc
DescriptionSizeBase price (US$)Examples
Ink
A4

approx. 8 x 12 inches
Not available ink drawing ink drawing
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
Not available
Pencils or
Colored lead/pencil

(monochromatic)
ACEO

2.5 x 3.5 inches
Not available pencil drawing pencil drawing sepia lead drawing red lead drawing
A4

approx. 8 x 12 inches
Not available
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
Not available
Ink and colored pencils
(colored with line art)
A4

approx. 8 x 12 inches
Not available ink and colored pencils drawing ink and colored pencils drawing
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
Not available
Watercolours and colored pencils 16 x 24 cm

approx. 6 x 9 inches
Not available watercolor painting watercolor painting
24 x 32 cm

approx. 9 x 13 inches
Not available
A3

approx. 12 x 16 inches
Not available

The shipping fee and time depend on the client country and the service used.

Most clients choose priority mail shipping. It has a US$20 fee for most countries and usually takes 7 to 15 days to arrive. In this type of shipping the envelope is traceable only up until it leaves Brazil.

The other shipping options are EMS and SEDEX MUNDI. They are traceable and faster than priority mail, but their fees are higher (US$40 or more).

I can guarantee things only up until the envelope/tube leaves Brazil. I can not be hold responsible for other countries Post Office and Customs problems (taxes, border waiting times, etc).

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