When you purchase a "Commission Deposit" from my Shop, leave a note in the check out with your idea for this commission (please try to be as specific as possible, such as, "I want you to use a photograph of my family at a barbecue and turn us into space cats/bunnies." or "I want to turn my DnD group's character descriptions into a small print edition for each player.").
I will email you to discuss your concept further so I can provide you with an estimate for your commission. Then I'll begin working on the initial sketch for your custom print after our exchange. Once I've completed the first sketch, I will email you a photo of it and wait for your approval before I begin carving the block.
Please bear in mind that the sketch is meant to be a rough draft and the final product will look much closer to the work on my site and Instagram in regards to quality of line, shading, detail, etc.
If my interpretation of your concept doesn't quite live up to the expectations you've built in your mind, please let me know what changes you'd like to see and I'll do my best to accommodate them. If something is outside my skill set (ie, I don't think I will be able to accurately carve something the way you're describing), I'll let you know and won't begin working on the block until you give me the go-ahead.
I will rework the initial sketch twice without an additional fee. Your deposit guarantees our initial consult and sketch while also paying me for the time it may take to research a specific feature of your concept.
*For each additional rework of the original sketch there is a $25 fee.
Estimates provided during the consultation phase of the commission are for black and white prints. If you have a specific color request or want more than one color (see below for examples), please let me know so I can provide you with an accurate estimate.
Multi-block prints will take longer to dry due to additional layers of ink on the paper.
Each commission is different and the timing will be dependent on the size and needs of your request (ie, size of the block(s), number in the edition, number of layers of ink for multi-block, etc). I will email you at least once a week with updates when applicable and will make sure you are aware of any delays in progress due to time or materials.
I am an adjunct professor from August to May and will not be available to devote any time to your commission (including communication) on Mondays and Wednesdays. Commission requests received during the academic year will take more time to complete as I need to maintain a balance between my studio practice and my students.
Balance is incredibly important in a studio setting, particularly as an adjunct professor. I am limiting the number of commission requests to maintain that balance and leave space for my own studio work in addition to grading, teaching, and prepping for classes.
If the area in question has already been carved, changes cannot be made. Once the material has been removed from the matrix I cannot put it back.
If you want to add something to an area that hasn't been carved yet and didn't mention it during the sketching phase of the process, there will be an additional fee ($10-$25 depending on the size of the change).
Depending on the number of prints you've commissioned I may build a box or use a preexisting one. All orders will ship via USPS unless you've arranged for local pick-up. I will take care to ensure each print remains flat and is enclosed in a plastic sleeve to prevent any damage from inclement weather.
If your prints arrived damaged (torn, crumpled, etc), please take a photo of the damage and email it to me. I will assess the damage and either reprint your commission or tell you how to fix the damage (in the event of minor damage).
I cannot reprint commissions without photo evidence of the damage.