I have been gradually moving towards art as my primary source of income over the past year and it's time to step up my game. To do this, I need to start attending conventions more regularly and 'selling my wares'. This will include a rudimentary display, table rentals and building a stock of prints.
To achieve this goal I need to raise the capitol to purchase these items, as well as bring my car up to travel specs. The next convention in my area is VisionCon in Branson, MO www.visioncon.net/
. I have already made arrangements for lodging, and my spot is reserved (although the fees still need to be completed). Thus I am back on the Commission hunt.
My goal is to complete 30 commissions before February 6th. That's 4.5 weeks. My usual turnover rate is between 24-72 hours per character, depending on complexity.
My standard rate is $50 per character, which gets you my standard package:
• 1 Standard resolution full color image in digital format (300dpi at 9x11.5 inches*)
• 1 High resolution digital copy (approximately 33x26 inches at 300dpi) suitable for printing as a poster at your local printshop
• 1 28mm paper miniature of your character in two formats (one with a thick black outline suitable for cutting out, the other without for a flat white background) complete with appropriate bases
• And a smaller greyscale version of your character without a background suitable for putting on a character sheet (for the role-players out there).
As I've gone to half-price sales quite a bit in the last year I'm offering a couple of incentives this time around.
First, if I make my goal of 30 Commissions by February 6th, I'm going to do a random drawing from the list of people who order commissions and the winner will receive a signed copy of one of the many books in my collection of Palladium Books. A list of potential books will be posted in the comments to this journal in the next few days.
Also, to help reach my goal of 30, I'm going to offer a discount on additional commissions by the same client; first character is $50, second is $40, third is $30, and any beyond that will be at $25. So if you have an RPG group of five players, you can get portraits for each of their characters for $170, a savings of $80!
Each commission gets you another entry in the drawing.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
If you buy multiple character portraits, in addition to the group discount, you will also receive an additional group shot with all of the characters for FREE! Each of the characters will still get the standard package as listed above.
I've been known to design a spaceship or two with deck plans (and even a medical clinic floor plan for Beyond the Supernatural). If you're interested in this, the prices are higher than a character portrait, but a discount setup similar to the one above will be used on a case by case basis depending on the necessary design elements (like number of decks, size of the ship, etc). Contact me for details.
Unless you can meet me in person and pay cash, I accept paypal for all payments. My account is email@example.com, and payment per character is accepted in advance. You can spread your commissions across the time between now and February 6th and still get the discount for additional images, but must pay for each before I'll put them together.
•Note me here on deviantart
•PM me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MADMANMIKE14
•email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
•PM me on the Palladium Books Message boards at MADMANMIKE
Examples of my work can be found in this gallery: madmanmike.deviantart.com/gall…
And here's a few at a glance:
*WHY 9x11.5? As a cover artist this is the standard format for a regular 8.5x11 inch image that allows for what's known as bleed.
If you look through my gallery you'll find that I rarely do images that would qualify as "Cheesecake". The simplest way to put it is this; if you don't think I'd let my kids look at it, I'm not going to make it. If that's not clear enough, peruse my gallery, all of it's contents are acceptable.