Commission FAQs

What kind of commissions do you take?

I am currently available for movie posters, book covers, comic book sketch covers, and personal portraits.

Do you only offer pop culture commissions?

No, I am also available for personal portraits.

Can you make me a superhero?

I can help you become the hero of your choosing (within reason). Send me an email and we can discuss the possibilities.

How long does the commission process take?

The amount of time a commission takes depends on the size and detail. An 11x17 single head portrait may take 2-3 weeks while an 18x24 movie poster style painting could take closer to 3 months.

Please note that the times listed above are once we start working on your commission. Contact me to find out current wait times for commissions to be started.

What do I need to provide for a commission?

The type of commission will determine what you need to provide.

Family Portraits: Please plan to provide 5-10 images of each subject in your portrait. Images will need to be high resolution and the subject should look like you hope they will look in the finished portrait. This allows me to make sure we have an image that works with the overall layout and still represents the subject properly. I will layout a portrait that works for your request based on these images, if more than one subject is in the portrait it is not required that they all be in the same image though lighting will dictate what images can be combined.

Pop Culture Images: Bring me your wish list and I will see what I can do to create a layout and final image that represents your dream image.

What are the steps for commissioning artwork?

  1. Contact me to discuss your commission. Once we agree on size and price I will get you an estimation of project start time. I ask that at this time you start collecting images that you may want incorporated in your project (including the 5-10 images of each subject for portrait commissions).

  2. Once I am ready to start work on your project I will ask that you pay the first half of your commission.

  3. Once payment is made I will collect all of your reference images and start building a digital composition. I generally give around three options and you get to choose your favorite and make any adjustments you feel necessary (within reason).

  4. Once a composition is given the green light I will start work on the final drawing/painting. From this point on no additional changes can be made. I will provide progress shots when available.

  5. Once the final painting is complete I will send you a final image. At this point the final payment is required. At this point paintings will be varnished and prepped for delivery.

  6. Once final payment is received I will make arrangements for delivery. If you are local to the Denver Metro/northern Colorado area I offer free in-person delivery. Shipping will be provided at an additional charge. Note that shipping fees can be expensive because I am shipping a one of a kind piece of artwork that cannot easily be reproduced, so artwork needs to be shipped in a protected manner.