In the past months, I've gotten more and more requests for commissions from a variety of people here on DeviantArt, which is great. Up to this point, I have not officially declared an open call for submissions, although I have been open to taking them.
I am now officially open for work via DeviantArt.
Any of the styles of work you've seen here on DeviantArt are fair game; posters, character shots, caricatures, logos, design.
I will not be posting a set price list, as the range of what I do encompasses a wide set of work and techniques. But I will be happy to provide you with a quote for my services via email.
If you are interested in having me do work for you, please contact me via email at email@example.com
Please introduce yourself and give me a brief description of what you are looking for. We can go from there. Do not contact me via DeviantArt messages; all of my professional work contact takes place via email only. If you do message me via DeviantArt, I will request you to also send me an email with the same info. It just helps me keep in faster and better contact with you.
I will also post journal updates if I get to a point where I am not able to take any new work until current work is completed.
Here's my short list of requirements:
1. ORIGINAL CHARACTERS ONLY
At this point, I am interested in only working with characters that you personally own the copyright to. While I enjoy drawing characters from Marvel and DC, I cannot sell images of those characters, as they do not belong to me.
2. NO PORNOGRAPHY OR HATE
I am only interested in doing work that is essentially "Safe for Work". I'm cool with Good Girl/Good Guy styles and alluring/sexy poses, but no outright nudity or sexual situations of any kind. Period. I will also do no work that outright condones hateful or racist themes or ideas. (For those of you who have found me via my popular "Kick Their Axis" poster, you will also note that poster is strongly ANTI-Nazi.) Requests for either of these themes will be politely refused.
3. RIGHTS TO WORK
If I do work for you that you pay for, the rights of the work belong to you to display and use as you want, with the caveat that I am able to show the work as part of my portfolios here on DeviantArt and through my website, and that you credit the work as having been done by me.
The only people who have any rights to the work are you and me, so that others can't use a portion of a drawing I do for you to make a frat party poster, for instance. This isn't work under the Creative Commons license, it's work that you have paid for, so that allows us to have rights to maintain that work.
If at some point you want to use my work in another way than originally intended (say a poster I design for you to become a book cover), please contact me and let's figure out the best way to do that, especially if it requires any adjustment in size and format. I want the work I do for you to look its best, so please let me know and I can help you make it work.
If you are interested in getting a quote from me, please send me an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that I can properly track and respond to your requests. I check my messages here, but not as quickly as I do my email, which is on 24/7. It also help me keep track and archive our correspondences for my records.
Thanks much, looking forward to hearing from some of you!
Paul Sizer/SIZER DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION
- Listening to: Tons of techno and breakbeat music
- Reading: THE MASSIVE by Brian Wood
- Watching: Louie, Mad Men, Sarah Silverman
- Playing: Roller Derby
- Eating: Thai peanut curry
- Drinking: Iced Mochas
oh Im so sending you an email!
Email sent as stipulated.
Under your requirements list, shouldn't you put "4. Money"?
Well, that just goes without saying, right? : )
Or do I get a prize for pointing out the loophole? hehehe
Darling, you'd be surprised. Or maybe not. I'm finished with my commissions for a while. Let's just say I'm not going to be doing that again for a while.
I'm going to give it a shot, as most of the people who have contacted me through here have been well organized and great to work with. If it changes, I discontinue. But thanks for the heads up!
I don't think you'll come across the same issues I did, and honestly, the ones I did weren't that bad. But I got a little overwhelmed with it all, in combination with other personal things I had going on. I'm sure you'll do splendidly.