My commission process
Payment and shipping
As of 5/18/17
Commissions are on a first come, first
serve basis. The maximum number of commissions I will accept is three
at a time.
Commissions are currently: Open
My commission process
I require a down payment of one half of the agreed upon price
for any commission over $25 before I will do any preliminary work on your
(This may be refunded if the commission is terminated by either party before
work has begun.)
After the down payment is received, I will do a preliminary sketch of your
commission and scan if for your
approval. I will be willing to make up to three revisions of the image in
order to fix anything that you do not like for no additional charge. After this point, further changes
will be an additional charge, so please make sure that the sketches are exactly
how you want them.
Once the preliminary sketches have been approved, I will continue to work on your commission
and send progress reports.
When it finished, I will send you a scan of the
commission for your final approval. (Please remember than anything other than
very minor changes at this point is extra.) After final approval, I require
payment for the final half of the commission price and any
shipping charges before I send your
Prices and examples
Convention (con) badges are 3 x 4". All other commissions are 9 x 12", unless requested larger.
Additional fees may be applicable for larger images, since this means using more
of my art supplies and more time to complete the image.
Shipping is additional. Please see
the chart under payment and shipping information.
* Up to three characters total
** Background is defined here as anything
more complex than a simple gradation of color/shading for a
backdrop. With a simple background, there may be a
piece of furniture, a shape or border as a backdrop to the
character. A complex background creates an environment
with which the character interacts.
Night scenes are
automatically a complex background. They are
unavailable for pencil sketches and weighted inks.
Excessive detail (i.e. extra limbs, wings,
complex patterns on characters) or extremely complex
backgrounds may be an additional charge.
Subject matter and
sexually explicit nudity, sexual acts or fetish art. Tasteful pinups are fine. Artistic nudity may be acceptable, depending on the circumstances.
Please ask first.
• Smoking and alcohol are fine, as long as
the character isn't underage; illegal drugs are not.
• Violence: Characters holding weapons
or fighting is fine (although I don't feel I draw these well). No
entrails, gore, hate crimes, or sexual violence. This includes nothing
hateful to any race, religion, sexuality, or group.
• No copyrighted characters (i.e. Disney),
for legal reasons. The character must either be yours, or you must
have the express written consent of the original creator of the character.
If you want to commission original artwork using one or more of my characters,
that's probably okay. Just ask.
• No computer colored images
- I just don't feel right about not being able to
send you anything except a print or an e-mail.
• Humans, non-anthropomorphic animals, and/or
fantasy creatures are perfectly acceptable.
• Machinery and technology:
while I will do my best, this is not my area of expertise.
• Drawing in another style: I will not attempt
to replicate someone else's style (i.e. anime).
I will not mat or frame your artwork
for you. With shipping costs, it's more cost effective for both parties involved if you
have it done yourself.
Please, no rush orders. I finish commissions
in the order that I receive them. It may take me awhile to finish
your piece. If you need a piece done by a certain date, please let me know
when you need it by. I recommend that you order
at least three months ahead of that date to allow for any backlogged
art I may have and for any unforeseen circumstances. If I'm rushed,
I can't guarantee the quality of my work.
• I reserve the right to refuse a commission
I do not wish to do for any reason, be it legal or personal.
• By submitting a commission, you fully accept
that even though you may own the character concept, design and/or name, the finished
artwork and all in progress versions of the artwork are copyrighted to
Kayleen Connell. You may display the finished artwork on your webpage,
but may not reproduce it in any way, shape, or form without express permission
from the artist.
• I reserve the right to sell commissions that aren't paid for, even though the character
belongs to you.
• I reserve the right to make prints
merchandise of all commissioned artwork.
• If you want to purchase the rights to reproduce
the artwork or the exclusive right to the artwork, there will be an additional
• Please, no returns or exchanges on artwork.
Since there are ample opportunities to make changes to the image before
it is completed, if you request that a commission be redone, you will be
charged for another commission.
• If the commissioner terminates a commission
or disappears before the drawing is finished, I reserve the right to finish the artwork
and sell it at my own discretion.
• I reserve the right to change my terms,
conditions and prices as needed without notice.
Payment and shipping
Payment in full is required before I will ship
You have 60 days to pay for
your commission after completion. Otherwise it may be sold!
The prices listed are in US dollars. PayPal is preferred. Checks
or money orders are also accepted. Cash is accepted at conventions
For shipping and handling in the US, add $7.50 to
the total order for Priority mail. Insurance is available for an
additional $1.10. (I am not responsible for loss or damage of items
in the mail that do not have insurance!)
Outside of the US, the buyer pays actual
shipping costs after the item is shipped.
Please be specific about what you would
like and include as many details as possible (within reason - don't
send me a novel!). Also, a description of your character's personality/profession/past
may be helpful. If there is a picture of your character available for
reference, please include its address or send it as an attachment.
I will also need your real name and your shipping address, which will be
Please provide the following information with your
Markings/special features (missing eye, tattoo, etc.)
Hair and eye colors
Age and build
General mood of picture
Have you read all of the information? Are
you ready to purchase a commission?