Commissions

I offer a limited number of commissions. Contact me if you are interested. Here are the details:

  • Head only: $100 USD
  • Head and torso: $180 USD
  • Full body with limited background: $240 USD
  • Extra characters cost the same as above.
  • Small extra characters (ie. a cat, dog, bird, etc.) add 25% of price per pet.
  • Graphic design additions (say, a logo for your illustration) also available: Contact me to discuss needs/costs.
  • Anything that might be particularly time-intensive (example: super-detailed feathery wings) might cost extra, TBD.
  • Use for resale: +50% of price
  • Rush job: +50% of price

You must pay 50% in advance. I can take Paypal, Zelle (but not Venmo) or some other means to be mutually agreed upon.

What you get: A unique made-to-order full-color illustration of the subject you choose and a high-resolution (~3600-7000 pixels on a side) digital file.

What I will draw: You, a friend, a pin-up, your original character, a game or film character, etcetera.

What I won’t draw: Porn, gore, or anything I just don’t think I’d be great at giving you a good picture of (like babies: I couldn’t even draw my own child as an infant, I’m sure not going to do a decent job on your kid!)

What do I mean by “limited background”: you get some color back there, maybe a prop or two or a piece of furniture, or the hint of a setting. You will not get a fully-rendered, detailed environment illustration.

What sort of style will the artwork be in? Line art with detailed stylized rendering. it’s not flat cel-shaded, but it’s also not full-on painting. For a good idea, check out the bulk of what I’ve been posting on my Instagram account lately.

What can you use these illustrations for: Posting on social media (if you credit/link to me), printing out and hanging up on your wall, as your avatar or banner for a social media site.

What you CAN’T use the illustration for: You cannot use the art on products that you sell. If you’re planning on selling my artwork on merchandise (even if it’s free), the cost goes up by 50% and must be discussed beforehand.

How long will it take: It entirely depends on my schedule, but let’s estimate approximately one month. (I’ve got a day job and other commitments; Commissions are not my full-time job.)

How much input will you get: You get to review and give me feedback on two rounds of working on the sketch, after which I move on to color. You will also get one round of input on the color version. Any additional input on top of that will cost more.

Is the price negotiable? No. 

What if you don’t like the price I’m charging? My prices are what I charge and I’m not going to lower them just because you found other artists charging less. Go hire them instead. There will always be artists charging less (as well as those charging more.)

  • All payments are final. I do not offer refunds.
  • You may not sell or exchange my art in any form, physical or digital, print or NFT, under any circumstances unless you have my written permission AND you have paid for the right to do so. You may also not use my artwork in any published material – even if it’s free – on any physical or online marketplace.
  • All artwork I create is my own. Unless exclusive rights are purchased, I retain all rights to use and monetize my artwork in any fashion I choose.

If you’re interested, please mail me at mdashow@michaeldashow.com
If you don’t hear back from me, it doesn’t mean I’m ignoring you; it means your message got trapped in the spam filter – try alternately messaging me on social media.