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So, you're a writer and you've got a world going on in your head and now you really wish you had a visual for it... a reference you can print and use in your book, on your webpage, on your business card... a map of what you created.
Here's what I need (besides your money).
1) Sketch your map. It can be rough. You can just draw symbols like 1, 2, 3 for where things need to go if you're not an artist, or you can make a super detailed sketch, it's all up to you. (Alternatively, you can just tell me what kind of features you like and let me wing it.)
2) Write down the names of all of the places. If you used numbers to indicate where they are on the map, your legend should tell me what goes where. If you don't have names for everything I can make up filler names for you that fit your world's theme.
3) Tell me a little bit about your setting. Since I will be drawing your tiny cities, for example, I'd like to know what sort of architecture is there. Or what kind of plantlife! Give me ideas. And don't worry, I'll ask questions as needed.
This gig is for one FULL COLOR old fashioned style map. It will be in color (though I can provide a black and white line-art only version if you request it as well). I will draw the cities instead of using stamps. Any custom features you want drawn will be created just for your map, and only your map.
The artist will most likely respond to a request within 17.1 days. This commission slot was rated positively by 0 clients thus far.
Yes, you can use your art commercially and you have full rights to your final image! All I request is that I can put it in my portfolio. And yes, I do take bribery in the form of free copies of your book, ebook, print copies of postcards, etc! I love to collect and read the things my work has appeared in.
For any 'cheap' commissions I will do one edit. Generally if you do not ask up-front, no, you cannot have the Photoshop file. Not because I'm a jerk, but because I don't really organize it in such a way that anyone who's not me can understand if you don't tell me up front that you're going to want it. I provide the Photoshop file through Dropbox. I like to keep my prices relatively low so that art is accessible to everyone, but that means there are a few things you should know about my work style.
I don't do a lot of editing. I will send you at least one work in progress sketch, and it's up to you at that point to tell me if you want something redone. If you've commissioned something like a book cover, you'll probably get more than one sketch. If it's just a portrait or a map? You'll get one.
I'm slow. Really slow. Unless you pay me significantly more than I usually ask, in which case, sure, you can have a one day turn-around! But if you're not shelling out more than a few bucks? It'll be on my timeline, which is generally whenever I feel like it, which can mean something might take a few weeks. The old good, cheap, or fast--pick two conundrum. Please let me know up front, before commissioning me, if you have a tight deadline as it will change the price!
Likewise, if you are working for web, great! But if you're working for print, there are things I need to know up front. I usually make my files 8x11.5 or so, to fit a standard printer paper. If you're going to be mass printing or it'll be large, there are things I do differently than I would otherwise, and it may raise the price.
All that said, I'm quite a nice person to work with if you're okay with my quirks. Just be up front about what you want and expect and let me know about your project before you pay for it so we can discuss anything important.
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