Selling original fantasy artwork, art prints, and more.
If you wish to commission artwork for a commercial project, you will likely need a custom contract and specific licensing. Email me!
This document is intended as a public information resource, to give new clients some general idea of what to expect. Any specific contract or agreement signed for a specific commission takes priority over anything written here.
Particularly with watercolors and ink, there are points of no return where the image must be created over from scratch. Revisions that require a “do over” because the client didn’t
If you do need “Work for Hire,” it will raise the price significantly and I reserve the right to decline commissions that are only offered as “Work for Hire.” Most projects do not need “Work for Hire” arrangements, even when you wish to claim exclusive rights to protect your branding. Please discuss your company’s needs with me.
At a minimum I grant a “personal use” license to the client on all commissioned work. This covers anything that non-businesspeople would ever do with custom art, and is defined chiefly by its lack of connection with commerce. Use it in your profile pictures and avatars, on your personal blog or Facebook profile, in your own family’s christmas cards, etc. I’m absolutely expecting that, and I endorse it! Just don’t commercialize it. For example: printing cards to sell, or taking out advertisements for your products or business featuring the art. If you decide you do want to do that later, you can purchase an additional commercial license at any time!
To use commissioned artwork in a commercial capacity, additional licensing is needed. This is usually discussed along with the price of the custom art, and a description of the intended commercial uses will be clearly stated in a contract. Expanded licenses can also be purchased later if needed.
Digital artwork has no complete physical counterpart. If there are traditional inks, they may be purchased in addition to the digital commission and shipping must be paid.