Back before I even considered a career as a professional illustrator, I would do the occasional commissioned artwork. In that respect, I haven't changed, and am happy to take on extra work to create a unique piece of art for you. I work primarily in chalk pastel, but I'm open to trying new media and I don't really set limits on my artistic capabilities when it comes to one-off commissions. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get in touch about commissioning a piece of art. I've created portraits, murals, greeting cards, and many more pieces, including this whimsical pastel illustration for the nursery of a friend's baby:
Pricing for Custom Original Art
There are exceptions to the rule that a black and white piece would be cheaper, but on the whole, that is usually the case.
I have also ventured into the more practical realm of graphic design. Should you require design work, for a business logo or packaging for a product, I have plenty of experience in this field. I charge an hourly rate, and we can discuss details via email (email@example.com). Recently, I have created a logo and wrapper designs for a protein bar company, the logo for a gifts and publishing company, as well as the logo and visual elements for spa products company.
Are You A Scientist or Researcher?
It is a strange question to ask, but if you are a scientist, I'd love to help illustrate your research to get its message out to a wider audience. In 2012, I helped an entomologist friend of mine with an image for a blog post which discussed dung beetles "dancing" atop their dung-balls in order to orient themselves directionally. The scientist who did the original research on the dung beetles contacted me, and hoped to use my drawing in a presentation he was giving. I was honoured to help him out with the drawing, and as I can make no direct contribution myself to the number-laden research involved in science, I'd love to do my part to help disseminate new information in an approachable way to the general public with my art. Therefore, I will knock 20% off the pricing above if you are, indeed, a scientist, and the artwork you wish to commission is intended to accompany your research. Please get in touch with me via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can get me to understand your work, then I can get others to understand it with a cute cartoon or more detailed drawing.