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Freelance artist & Illustrator based in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
Posts made by rachy
RE: Can I see your Holidays/Christmas Illustrations? Let's share our work!
RE: Its been a while - 80 hours muraling - can this go in my illustration portfolio?
@chip-valecek Thanks Chip! Ah it didn't notification me that anyone had replied! It's great fun painting this big u should talk your wife into it! I'm thinking I might make a photo link from my illustration page to my murals page with one of the pics of this one if that makes sense.
Its been a while - 80 hours muraling - can this go in my illustration portfolio?
Hello All! Sorry that i've been a bit quiet on here for a while, it's been crazy busy in my world, I thought I'd post what I've been up to. Here's a mural I finished on Friday that puts into practice some things I've learnt so far from SVS courses. Its finished not perfect as there are so many things I would just tweak a little if I had a few more hours, however, my clients are very happy so that's good.
The mural is for a child's bedroom, and is inspired by the Fern Hollow books from the 70s/80s with a little wind in the willows mixed in. It took about 80 hours to paint and I've accidentally strained my wrist painting planets on the ceiling! Hopefully I'll be able to be on the forums a bit more now, Anyways here are a few pics (please excuse that I haven't tidied them up in Photoshop yet)...
Also do you think (once I've tidied up the photos) I could put this in my illustration portfolio as well as my mural portfolio or keep it separate?
RE: What are you guys charging for 8x10 custom (not complicated) work?
The lowest i currently charge for commissions is £200 ($260ish) for a simple 30x30cm (11.8x11.8inch) acrylic painting on canvas (I don't generally do smaller than that for commissions) for that price I'd expect the whole thing (designing & painting) to take less than 7hrs, materials to cost less than £20 ($25ish) and delivery/framing would be extra. I used to charge a lot less than this but I found that the more commissions I do the happier I am in charging more.
For something I quite fancy painting for family or close friends I'd probably give them a bit of a discount, if I didn't really want to paint it i'd charge more lol!