Please message or email me if you are interested in commissioning artwork. :]
Please visit my gallery for samples of my work. I do promise that I will not attempt to tackle a project that I deem to be totally outside of my spectrum of capability. I will not massacre your brainchild for the sake of payment; I will tell you in all honesty whether or not I feel that I’m right for the job that you have in mind. :]
Character Design & Illustration
I’m currently open to commission requests for character design & illustration. This includes original character design and derivative work.
Regarding Original Character Designs
Please bear in mind that all commissioned works will appear in my gallery (watermarked) as a means for me to display my progress. If you commission me to design or illustrate an original character, I will (at your request) include ownership details in the description when I post the image to my gallery. Original character designs will not be made available as prints unless requested by the commissioner.
Regarding Derivative Fan Art
As someone who thoroughly enjoys dappling in fan art, I appreciate the opportunity to reimagine existing characters in my own style. Please bear in mind that if you commission a work of fan art that too closely resembles the original design or includes trademarked characters (chocobos, goombas, etc), I will not be able to list said artwork as a print because of copyright laws. ;]
Providing Appropriate Details
If you choose to commission artwork from me, please be as specific as possible about what you want. E.g.: character pose, color scheme, profile/full face/three quarter view, clothing details, etc. so that I can paint a more accurate picture of your idea. :]
The vast majority of my work is done with watercolor paints. I also work with india inks, acrylics and gouache as I deem necessary for a better outcome. I take photographs of my artwork outdoors in natural sunlight and improve the quality of the image with Photoshop by adjusting tones and brightness if necessary. :]
I typically work with 200lb or 300lb watercolor paper. I often use very heavy or wet washes and I would prefer not to use less durable paper. This is just for your information; I do not charge more or less on account of paper weight. :]
The size of my work typically corresponds with the amount of space I need to add appropriate detail. I ordinarily work on 22”x30” paper for half body (head to knee) character illustrations and 11”x15” paper for bust (head to neck or waist) illustrations.
Original Presentation Vs. Digital Presentation
I am not currently set up to ship paintings. Therefore, I am only available for physical delivery in the Los Angeles Area. If you are in the L.A. area and would like to commission and purchase the original piece, please message or email me for pricing.
Here on DeviantArt, I offer electronic exchanges only. This means that I will deliver your commissioned artwork to you electronically by posting to my gallery (watermarked) and by emailing you directly (without watermark).
PRICING – Digital Presentation of Artwork Only
$60 – Half Body Illustration (Head to Knee) – 22”x30”
$20 – Bust Illustration (Head to shoulders or Head to Waist) – 11”x15”
Regarding my Signature
All commissioned artwork will be marked with the completion date, my printed name (S.Olson-Standridge) and my signature.
Please credit me for any work that you commission from me, namely if you intend to share it on other websites. :]