FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*Not currently taking Personal commissions
If you're interested in knowing when the queue opens again, please subscribe to my newsletter here and you will get an email afterwards so be sure to confirm subscription through that! Feel free to email me with corporate commissions and professional illustration requests at Ramblingsketcher@gmail.com.
Do you take commissions?
Sometimes I do, but my queue is currently closed! When I open the queue, I am unable to take all requests, I try to take on at least a few per month.
What is pricing like for commissions?
I price out all projects individually. I offer base prices in my newsletter when I open my queue. I'm not going to list them here because I leave myself room to reassess every time I open my queue for new requests.
How do I request a commission?
This information gets released in my newsletter when the queue reopens! Signing up is the only way to get that information. I try to open the queue once every 6 months or so.
What is the timeline for commissions?
Officially, I have an eight week+ turnaround, anything within that timeline will be subject to a rush fee (on a sliding scale depending on when it needs to be sent out). Since I only take commissions once or twice a year, I'll make the queue and then work through it, so it can take months to get around to a commission.
Do you paint portraits?
Yes I do! But since they aren't my focus, I don't take portrait commissions often. As with all requests, I might not take it on, but I do consider and respond to all request emails. I only do portrait commissions from photos, not in person.
This painting I love is already sold, can you make me another one?
I don't do replicas of work I've already done. I WILL do the same subject in a similar painting (I frequently do similar views of subjects, in different sizes and different times of day), so feel free to put in a commission request when the queue opens if you're interested in something similar. If what you are looking for is an exact replica of something I've already painted, the best bet is me putting that painting on my Society6 page so you can buy a print.
Do you do event sketching?
Yes I do! I both sketch events themselves and also do portrait sketching at events. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com for pricing.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the best place to buy your book, the Urban Sketching Handbook Understanding Light?
Wherever! It can be purchased wherever books are sold; I'm generally encouraging people to buy from independent bookshops, just because I like supporting indie bookstores, but I'm happy for it to be purchased wherever is best for you!
Why do you sketch so small?
I spent over ten years painting scenery for theatre, so since I have spent so much time painting huge scenery, it's nice to work small too! It's also a fun challenge to see how small you can paint something and still have it look realistic.
What does one do with art that tiny?
You can still frame it and enjoy it! Tiny art looks great as a part of a gallery wall, or displayed on a shelf or desk. I love framing tiny art with a large mat, so it ends up in a much larger frame.
When do you update your shops?
For my Etsy store, usually every other week or so. If you click the "Shop Updates" box while signing up for my newsletter, you will receive emails with the exact date and time of my shop update listed, as well as every sketch that will be going in the shop. For my Society6, I try to update every month or so. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a painting you would like a print of that I haven't put in my Society6 yet!
Do you do calligraphy?
Nope! I do sew, knit, embroider and do a whole bunch of other crafty things (I also spent years making theatre props, so my skillset is diverse), but I've never found the time to learn calligraphy.