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BeaSue

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on: November 21, 2020, 11:33:48 PM
I have been asked to do a 20x30 watercolor commission. The person requesting this has asked me if I’d be willing to submit a preliminary “sketch.” He will pay me for this. I am new to commissions. I told him I’d be willing to do that. But I don’t quite know what to do! What size should I make it? I presume I should offer a rough painting, not just a pencil sketch. How much detail? How much should I charge? I’m charging $350 for the painting. Help, please!
--Susan

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nolan

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Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 08:35:47 PM
what I usually do for a commission is paint a thumbnail of the final artwork.
Here you can see the thumbnail painting which was a 9 x12 inch:

this was shown to the customer for approval of the layout and colours. Note the lack of details in the painting.
That gives the customer a good idea of what they are getting plus they have approved the layout and colours so can't change it afterwards.
Then this was the final painting:

Which was a 24 x 36 inch if I recall correctly.


BeaSue

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Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 09:35:07 PM
Thank you, Nolan. That’s very helpful.
--Susan

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Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 08:53:27 PM
 :gl: with your commission


Bill76434

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Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 09:57:52 PM
 :gl2: Sue


 

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