So on top of school (preserve my soul) and current commission backlog, and personal projects, I’ve been getting inquiries about taking commissions once my time frees up. Yes yes, I can feel everybody glaring at me for driving myself to overwork, haha. But! Here’s a quick Q&A as I want to establish a waitlist.
1. Can I get a quote for X project?
Artwork yes, props unfortunately not, especially with boffers. I am experimenting with sealants and foam composites right now, so the material costs and labour costs are fluxing. From now till May, I may change my method of delivery entirely. So the quote I give you now will not be the same as what I may give when I can actually start the thing. Artwork is different, because I’ve got a better grasp of my speed, ability, and costs as a result. Note that because I’m getting several people shaking me to raise my prices, any quotes I give will be ballparks still.
2. I want to commission you but got a deadline, can it be met?
Unfortunately this falls on a case-by-case basis. I won’t risk compromising my classes to meet an external deadline unless I know for sure that I can beat it. So just ask, doesn’t hurt, but don’t be surprised if I decline the project.
3. So how does this waitlist work?
The waitlist is basically a list of interested peoples who want to commission me, and projects may not be completed in the order they are listed. Just message me with what you want; I can provision a ballpark quote, and then put you on the list if you are interested. There are no obligations to this, you can drop out of the list at any time, and you don’t have to pay either. It’s just for my reference and awareness. As I become available, I will start contacting waitlisters but again, no obligations for anyone. Terms of service still apply though.docs.google.com/document/d/1z9…
4. When do you think you can get started on the waitlist?
The current commission backlog must be cleared, but once it is I will shuttle waitlisters to the main commissions log. Please be aware that, chances are, I can only get started on these projects in the new year. Sleep is important, apparently.
5. I read your commissions page and I want something that isn’t shown or priced. Will you still consider it?
Heck yeah! Unless you want me to draw on a sheet of platinum or something. In which case I hope you can source the “canvas” yourself. ;’)
The reason I’m doing this is because nothing warms my heart more than making someone smile. The fact that so many people enjoy what I do and want to share in it is….beautiful. I don’t know how else to describe it. I only wish I were able to have more time to do all this. I really do. I’ve had to cancel commissions in the past because of work overload and let me tell you, it’s painful to stop and tell yourself “I can’t do this.” But it’s also honest. It’s honest to me, and it’s honest to the client.
If you’re interested in commissioning me, please throw me a message! I’ll place the waitlist on my website (Initials/username and type of commission only) so you’ll know where you are.
Cheers guys, apologies for the long winded post!