Commission

Are you looking for a portrait commission of a loved one or even yourself?  See below a step-by-step guide on how you can order your own special commission today. 

How do you commission a portrait?

  1. Make Contact
    You can call, email, WhatsApp, Skype, or set up a physical meeting to discuss project
  2. Discuss Project
    We will discuss the subject, composition, price, delivery ... and any special requests
  3. Finalize Details
    I will put all final details in writing and we will sign a Commission Contract
  4. Deposit
    50% deposit will be payable before work begins.
  5. Work in Progress
    Work in progress will be emailed/WhatsApp to ensure correct composition, color, etc.
  6. Final Approval
    A photo of the finished portrait will be emailed for approval before delivery.
  7. Final Payment & Delivery
    Final Payment of the balance owing before delivery of the commission as per agreement.
Madeleine Commission

Why should you consider it?

  • A portrait artwork is something unique, timeless and special
  • It is a beautiful and creative way to immortalize a loved one and capture their spirit forever
  • An heirloom your family will treasure for generations to come
  • Great Idea for a Birthday, Christmas or Wedding Gift.  Especially if the person loves art

FAQ

How long will it take?

Timing depends on prior commitments and amount of work.

Portrait Drawings:

  • A4, roughly 1 - 2 weeks
  • A3, roughly 2 - 3 weeks

Portrait Paintings:

  • Independent of size, 2 to 3months. 

Timing is affected by the amount of time it takes for the oil to dry.  It might be slightly quicker in the summer, in comparison to winter.

What are suitable photographs to work from?
  • High-Quality Resolution photographs at least 3 - 5MB in size
  • Good quality lighting.  The play between light and dark makes an interesting portrait
  • No flash as it tends to flatten the features
  • 3-Quarter face is preferable as it shows a more dynamic 3D view
  • The quality of the portrait depends highly on the quality of the reference material.  So the correct choice of photograph is very important. 

Also see my Pinterest Board: Portrait Art Inspirations - so that you have a good idea of what can work

If you are in Bloemfontein or Port Elizabeth, I do have a reference list of photographers I prefer to work with.  Alternatively, my pricing includes 5 photographs of the model (you can choose 1).

Quality Guarantee

I will do my utmost best to ensure that your vision of a beautiful portrait is fulfilled.

Rough Price Estimate

A4 Portrait Drawing Commission
R800 (Unframed)

  • Max 2 Portraits/Faces
  • Additional Person (on the same drawing) - Add 50% per person
  • Medium Choices:  Charcoal, Pencil, Soft Pastel or combination of max 2 drawing mediums
A3 Portrait Drawing Commission
R1500 (Unframed)

  • Max 2 Portraits/Faces
  • Additional Person (on the same drawing) - Add 50% per person
  • Medium Choices:  Charcoal, Pencil, Soft Pastel or combination of max 2 drawing mediums
A3 Portrait Painting Commission
R4000 (Unframed)

  • Max 2 Portraits/Faces
  • Additional Person (on the same painting) - Add 50% per person
  • Medium Choices:  Oil
  • Canvas Board or Deep Edge Canvas
A2 Portrait Drawing Commission
R7500 (Unframed)

  • Max 2 Portraits/Faces
  • Additional Person (on the same painting) - Add 50% per person
  • Medium Choices:  Oil 
  • Canvas Board or Deep Edge Canvas

Please Note:

This is just a rough price structure.  If you want to add background and other details, the pricing will need to be adjusted.
Pricing can be adjusted without prior notice, we will endeavor to keep the pricing on the website as regularly updated as possible.

Pricing excludes framing, insurance, shipping and delivery costs.  Local commission (Bloemfontein) happily delivered free of charge.

Additional Notes:

  • Copyright
    Please ensure you own the copyright of reference photographs supplied. I retain the copyright of all my artwork and have the right to use it in the future whether to promote my work (digitally or in print) or in printed reproductions for resale purposes. My artwork may not be reproduced without my permission.