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I am opening my resources up for commissions, if any one is interested.

My art, as anyone can plainly see, lends itself well to detailed graphite work in a fairly modest style, very naturalistic, but can lean cartoonish if that is what you desire. I also do a pointilist ink style, and have been known to design a tattoo here and there (there are people who wear my work on their bodies, for which I am exceedingly proud). The style of my work doesn't depend on what my gallery shows: I have and can do styles and subjects not apparent in the gallery. I also do some digital work, though everything starts as a pencil or ink piece first.

My payment options tend to go by the hour, depending on the subject and size, and I tend to work quickly. You may have to give me some time when it comes to a inked drawing, and again if you want color, but it can be done. I am setting my rates here pretty squarely, regardless of what I may have charged anyone in particular in the past:

For a basic, small illustration in pencil (half-page), $30. Adding color adds $10.
For a larger, full-page illustration in pencil, $60. Adding color adds $20.
For a small, half-page ink illustration, $75. Adding color is $15.
For a larger, full-page ink illustration, $150. Adding color is $30.

Increasing page-size or virtual size, such as double page size, doubles the cost, so a double page pencil piece will cost $120, while a double page ink will cost $300. Ink is, as I can't imagine telling YOU double work, double time, and in many cases much more material-intensive than pencil.

All work goes through a series of roughs which involve input from the commisioner; you are not out of the picture once you tell me what you want. If you leave your work in my hands alone, beware what you get back!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH! That said, I request half up front, and half on completion, when satisfied. I usually give about a week for completion of the work, less if it is simple such as a half-page. If you want two commissions, such as two figures or renderings of whatever you wish, I can compose these as a single illustration, in which case it operates under the full-size criteria, or as two separate illustrations; two smaller figures for a half-page does take longer to compose, and depending on size and medium adds extra to the piece:

For additional figures, characters, creatures, etc. -
$5 for half-page pencil, $10 for full-page, $20 for double.
$8 for half-page ink, $16 for full-page, and $32 for double.

You may communicate with me here via a note (keep it private!) or via email: qi_leong AT hotmail DOT com. I am usually available throughout the morning or evening.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've finally got money to spend on a commission. So I'd like to ask how much you'd ask for a full-body skeletal artwork?
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Sorry about getting back to you so late. Ten days!

The time is the deciding factor. And mostly, the work itself depends on the level of detail. So let me know how LARGE you want this, and I'll determine the time it will take to complete. The cost then depends on that. I am also ammenable to your resources. My general rule of thumb would be between $50-100.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry for the late replay too.

But yes I understand your reasoning, so I'll ask you again later once I've got more money saved up.

I'd also like to ask if/when I can afford it, would you be willing to work with me on the drawing(s)? As I'm interested in asking for help on articulating a character/creature design I'm trying to finalize.
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Qilong Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
If you want a commission, the commission is ultimately yours, and all the interactive work that goes in to it tends to be involved in the price. The more work and rework, usually increases the cost of time to me, but in the end, its customer satisfaction and producing a quality work product for me. So my general prospect for work like this is estimates based on how long the work takes. A few hours is calculated into the base costs; anything more, and I consider requesting a little more. But I am reasonable, and we can spend most of the time hashing out the design.
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NNNGH I swear, if this were a month in the future TT_TT

I would throw money at you to draw my dinosaur derps ;_;
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Qilong Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
The beauty of this is that the option is open. I shant be closing it.
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is AWESOME of you.

I shall pester you in the future... until then, I look forward to seeing who does snag some!
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sigh. Its moments like these were I really wish I had money to burn.
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Qilong Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Eh. When you have it, I wouldn't mind a little bit of it :)
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to =p.
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