Thursday, September 4, 2014

Process for Custom Orders

Thank you for your interest in my work!

Here is the new process for custom orders. This process is to make it time and energy efficient while making it cost effective for you and to get the picture you really want. Also I wanted to make it more affordable for larger families.

I don't paint holiday themes or birthdays. I also do not paint religious symbols, angels or devils, zombies, vampires, or witches. I just do family portraits which CAN have themes like, western, steam-punk, or movie themes, sorry for this inconvenience, I thought it best you know right from the start.

First, look at the pricing chart to see what exactly you would like and roughly what it will cost. You will notice that some things are limited as to how many things can fit on that size, or a size might not even be available for what you would like. Trust me, I know what I can squeeze on sizes and what will just not fit. In the price chart you will see how many figures are included and details for each person. (i.e.; 2 figures 2 details, 4 details total)

One Photo discount
This discount is for all those who have ONE picture that would like to see painted. I do not need the custom form filled out. If you send me the form filled out with one picture attached this still counts as a Custom order. 

Then once you have figured out the package you would like, you can email me telling me which one you would like with whatever additions you would like. Just copy and paste the form to an email or Word (the form is on this blog) just copy and paste as many people as you wouuld like in the picture.

Example of Form:
Figure 1: Bob
Detail 1: repairs old typewriters (photo included)
Detail 2: obsessed with the rangers (photo of his signed puck)
Clothes: green polo, khakis, grey slip-on vans, red baseball cap, glasses
Hair Color:  Strawberry blonde (this is important because sometimes it can come off differently in photos)
Position (optional): thumbs up
 Add on : Black Lab (photo included)

Once you have filled out the form in the SAME email attach all the pictures for reference (this can include a picture of bob and his favorite typewriter and ranger’s shirt, clothing etc) if no picture is provided for a product (i.e the typewriter) it is left to my discretion to paint a typewriter that may not be the exact one you have. I would much rather paint exactly what you have for your own benefit (so I don’t paint something you've never had). You can never give me too much information or too many pictures, the more the merrier.

Then I will send you an invoice via PayPal for your picture. If you do not have PayPal, it is very easy and free to sign up and is a safe way to pay for things on the internet, but it you do not want to sign up I will also take a check mailed and once its cleared I will put your picture in line to be produced. I will give you an approximate time to when it will finished (please be patient, you can’t rush art. ;)  )

Once I come up to your picture I will send you a picture of the sketch (pencil) before anything is finalized in case I forgot anything from the form. (i.e. bob has glasses). Then you will receive another picture of the final product before it is shipped out. Ships priority 2-3 days tracking information will be provided.

You are purchasing an artists rendition of pictures you send me, as you can tell I have a certain style if there is anything you do not like about my style and would not like it on your picture please be sure to include it on the form.
I will send you picture of it before sending it out as a courtesy, the artwork that you see then is a finished product, any changes you would like at this point that were not specified before (in the form) may be subject to additional costs.
Please understand that I will do whatever I can to make sure you are satisfied but because I put in time to each picture, there are no refunds. Scary I know but I do try to accommodate you as best as I can.
All the rights to the picture remain with me. So any duplication requires my permission. I scan every custom order picture so if you wish to have copies made or cards made I offer printing and designing them (feel free to ask about pricing). Your custom picture may be used in my portfolio, display, or duplicated and sold. If you are interested in purchasing the rights to the custom order let me know.

Thank you so much! 

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