Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few questions that I get asked a lot, and for which the answers are usually the same. I hope it can be helpful for you.
First, and most importantly:
How can I be sure that I’m getting what I want?
I understand that it’s a risky business to spend money on something that you don’t know how it will turn out. You might have a very clear vision of what you want your illustration to look like, but no matter how well you can describe it, my illustration and your vision will not look alike, since i can’t read minds, and you probably can’t draw that image for me, or you wouldn’t need me in the first place. There are a few things you can do to help me reach the best possible result.
- Look through my pictures. Let me know what you like and what you don’t. This will give me a very good idea of which direction to go.
- Send me a photo reference. If you have a certain scene or object in mind, a photo reference can help me nail that down. Note that I will only take inspiration from, and never copy a photo, unless it’s taken by you.
- Make your own sketch. This goes for you who has a very specific vision. Even if it’s ridiculously simple, a sketch can tell me much more of what i need to know than just words.
What’s your availability?
I’m very rarely available right now. I usually book in projects a few weeks or months beforehand (mostly depending on the size of the project) so please plan accordingly. It never hurts to ask, of course, but I almost certainly won’t be able to make a painting within a week.
Can you imitate the style of another artist?
No. If you have found an artist whose work you love, then they’re the person you want to get in touch with. You’re welcome to show me the works of other artists to help me understand in which direction to take your illustration/s, but just like with photo references, I will not copy other people’s work.
I changed my mind, can I get a refund?
If I haven’t started drawing yet, then yes.
If I have completed the sketch, then almost, you get 60% back.
If I have completed the whole illustration, then no.
This may seem harsh, but please remember that you’re not actually paying me for that piece of paper, but the time I spent working on it, just like we agreed upon that I should.
Now, if I didn’t follow the brief, or made some other awful mistake, then that’s a whole different scenario, and of course we will work that out.
Is the price negotiable?
Well, yes and no. I won’t take down my hourly pay (because I have bills too). But I am able to make simpler or smaller illustrations to make the timeframe match your budget.
Hope that was helpful in some way. If you didn’t find what you were looking for, feel free to ask me directly: