Working on commissions
Since I started as an artist back in 2017 starting to see if my work would sell I didn’t even consider that people would have the confidence to ask me to draw a work on commission. This idea was turned upside down early on as I was asked for some extra designs for the local tourist information office to accompany my beach huts card. I soon ran into the client wants vs artist ideas of how a piece should turn out, it took two attempts but we reached agreement. a second issue occurred when producing a piece for the couple who bought the original of the beach huts – in that one the sea did not workout and the piece was rejected. A lesson learnt and I was definitely wary of any commission idea.
With time my confidence regrew and I have had the honour of drawing a variety of topics from single greetings cards to woodworker aprons to larger pieces of art. I have finished five pieces in the last month and enjoyed the process. I am more confident now and insist on a 50% non returnable deposit to start work. I keep the client informed through regular photos – I have learnt my trade more.
Here are some examples of pieces and a little about them:
Today I finished off my second A4 piece this month that involved local building styles and enjoyed the man made materials.
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