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How much does a commission cost?Each commission has a different price depending on a number of factors, including the details of the project, the time-frame allotted and/or any other factor that may alter the price. However, the prices listed above provide a breakdown of how the illustration commissions are priced and gives the client an estimate of how much the commission will cost and therefore choose which options best fit their needs and budget. The cost of the commission will be determined before the commission begins. All payments are to be made through PayPal in USD. A non-refundable 30% retainer fee is due upfront prior to the start of work. The remainder of the payment will be due upon completion.
How long will the commission take?The turnaround time of each project varies, depending on the details of the project as well as if there are other clients who have placed an order first. An estimate will be given at the time of your order placement. If the commission is a rush order, an additional cost determined at the start of the work, will ensure your order is completed within the given timeframe.
How does the commission process work?The primary form of communication between you and Rocco will be through email (In rare cases phone and/or video call may be necessary, but only at the consent of both parties; client and designer). There are a few things that need to be in place before work commences on the project. The client will discuss all the relevant details of the commission in order for Rocco to produce a draft invoice for the project. This draft invoice will have all the necessary information with the initial price so that the client understands what is expected. A contract outlining some important details of the project will also be sent to the client. Both parties (client and designer) must sign the contract before proceeding. High-resolution reference photos of the subject matter are required to work from in order to draw the subject accurately. (Low-resolution photos will not be accepted.) The quality of information, details, and reference you are able to provide will ensure the commission turns out the way you envisioned it. This includes details regarding document size specifications, typography, reference for the desired pose, etc. If any of these details alter the price in any way the invoice will reflect that. The designer will document the commission process through photos, which will be provided periodically via email either for clarification and/or update the client.
How will I receive my commission?Upon completion of the commission, a watermarked copy of the illustration will be sent via email for review. Any changes requested by the client at this stage will be regarded as modifications past completion. The first modification past completion is of no charge. Any modifications beyond that will cost an additional 10% to the total amount, which must be paid after completion. Once the work has been approved by the client, the remaining balance will be due. At that point, the final invoice with the breakdown of the commission cost will be provided to the client. Before the final non-watermarked illustration can be sent, the remainder of the total amount as shown on the invoice must be paid. The rights of use are granted upon payment in full. The final illustration will then be delivered to the client as a non-watermarked high-resolution digital file (jpg/png and/or pdf format) via email. (The full layered Procreate, Illustrator or Photoshop file is not for purchase unless otherwise determined by the designer.) Rocco is committed to bringing your vision to reality and looks forward to the opportunity to work with you on your project and is confident that you will be satisfied.
What is the approval process for a commission request?The acceptance of any given commission request is at the full discrepancy and disclosure of the designer. A request does not imply immediate approval, and Rocco holds the right to refuse work that does not fit his interests personally or for his business brand. Any work that is related to gang or gun violence, drug and alcohol use and abuse, overly-sexually explicit or non-equitable subject matter will be refused. A commission request may also not receive approval based on the time-frame, difficulty of the project and/or any other reason not listed here. With that said, please do not hesitate to fill out the contact form below if your commission request is in compliance with the terms above.
What are the rights of use on a commission?The cost of usage rights for an illustration commission is dependent on the requirements and needs of the client. In most instances, the client is purchasing an illustration commission for personal use, which means no additional costs are required. However, in cases where the client intends on using the illustration for commercial purposes, a copyright agreement must be put into place. There are three options available in this agreement, which include one-time rights, unlimited rights, and buy-out rights. The amount for each option differs, ranging respectively from the least to most expensive, and changes according to what the project entails. You can read more about what each of these options entails in this copyright agreement.
If you are interested in a a commission or have any questions for Rocco, please send him a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible!
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