Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Custom Portrait Commissions

All right, dear blogger friends and readers. I mentioned something about this a while ago, but then promptly forgot about it! Now I've remembered at 2:07am on Tuesday morning. You see, I'm currently unemployed, having just moved from Montana to Portland, Oregon in a frenzy of excitement and ambition. However, I have yet to find a job, after applying for roughly 150+ in the last two months. Well, I thought, since I have this fun ability to draw, perhaps I could offer something up for my readers for a modest price. Yes, a price. I know, I know... but it's custom art, and hey, it's not everybody who can say they had a custom portrait drawn! Can they?

That said, please spread the word if you can and are so inclined: I will be offering custom digitally drawn portraits, such as the one in my header (and seen below in larger def), and the one I drew for Amber:

I'm going to go with a flat rate of $25 for each portrait. Each portrait will be more on par with my header image, detail-wise. Here are the details, in case you're interested:

♥ Unless otherwise specified, each portrait will be of your head and shoulders, with one optional "prop" or specific item/accessory (something like the bow tie in my header, nothing big or too detailed).
♥ All colors will be flat except for the optional prop, which can be shaded (just like the bow tie).
♥ I will used a muted color scheme (as seen in examples) unless requested otherwise.
♥ Please provide one or more photo references, or a link to your blog if it contains photos I can use as a reference for your portrait.
♥ I will email you a large, digital copy of the image that you may resize, crop, or otherwise use for your own devices. You are not required to link to me if you use the art in your blog, but I would appreciate at least a mention somewhere as the artist. :)
♥ I will accept payment when the product is finished and emailed to you. I will only accept PayPal (please email me for my PayPal account link).

To see more examples of my work and what I'm capable of drawing, visit my DeviantArt gallery. Most of the art there is kind of old, but you'll get a better idea of my style if you're so inclined.

If you have any other questions, or if you want to commission me for your custom portrait, please drop me a line at white.duck@gmail.com! And please let me know if there's anything I've missed in the details.

And thank you so much, guys. If you can't afford to or if you're not interested in a portrait for yourself, please pass this on; maybe somebody else will. If even one person buys my art, that's a huge help for me. Greg and I can barely afford to do laundry and we're sleeping on a leaky air bed, so this is my only source of income until I find a job. Love you all, and bless. ♥


Ebony said...

What an awesome idea! I've always wanted a portrait done and this is the perfect opportunity to! Yay! Gonna email you know lovely xx

Ebony said...

*now HAHA

Lulu and the Locket said...

you sweetie - ok I may have a challenge for you - will email you now! xx

kenda said...

i definitely need to take advantage of this. must remember to email you after work.

Sara Lynn said...

Oh wow that is cool! I really like this and I hope that you can make a career out of it because it is so cute and lovely! Soon as I come up with more funds I am going to bug you!

elbee said...

Okay folks:

Having known Meg for like 23410937481734 years (aka six or seven) I can totally vouch for her amazing artistic talent: she is incredible (like, seriously) and you should buy lots of portraits.

The end.

Porcelain complexion said...

Your work is stunning!
Good luck with it :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

very cool stuff. very cool blog.

Danielle said...

Beautiful blog!
I loved : )

/Fashion Bowie

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I know how it is to be broke, I was looking for a job for over a year out of college. your portraits are lovely and I hope that they bring you a lot of success.