The Cartist

Frequently Asked Questions

General Q&A regarding commissioned artwork

 

Commissions & Process

 
 

Do you accept automotive art commissions?

Yes, I do. I offer a variety of commissioned packages; Popular, Premium, Prestige and Platinum – each with its own features.  For more detail on the pricing, as well as what each package entails, please visit my commissions page.

  

How long in advance should I order a commission?

In order to ensure timeous delivery of an artwork, please allow for a lead time of 4 weeks.  During my busier times of the year, which are June-August and November-December, please allow for a lead time of 6 weeks.  Where possible, please contact me well in advance to ensure you get a slot in my schedule and to avoid disappointment.

 

Do you need reference photographs to render the artwork?

Yes, I do.  Almost all of my commissioned artworks are based on reference photographs.  Clients should forward 3 to 5 photographs of the views and angles they would like.  I will then review the photos and recommend which ones will work best for the artwork.

 

In which format should I send reference photos to you?

Good reference photographs form the basis for almost every artwork I create - the more detail I can see, the better the artwork will be. Images should be clear, in focus and captured in high-resolution in JPEG format.

 

Do I receive a proof before the artwork starts?

Yes, using the reference photographs you’ve sent, I first create and send you a quick digital mockup/layout to show what the final artwork will look like.  After you approve the layout, the commissions process can commence.  I will continue to keep you updated throughout the process.

  

Can you make custom changes for the artwork?

Reference photos should be 99% ready to be rendered as is.  However, small tweaks and changes i.e. colour, removal of certain unwanted reflections or items, blemishes, adding of personal plates, etc. can be made before the drawing process begins.

 

What artwork paper sizes do you offer?

All my artworks are done on high quality ultra smooth Strathmore Bristol 300gsm board size: 33 x 51cm (13 x 20 inches).  I currently do not offer bigger sizes.  A high-resolution scan of the original artwork is included with all my packages which can be used to print enlargements onto canvas, produce high quality fine art prints, as well as transfer onto other products and materials.

 

What kind of mediums do you use for your art?

I only use high quality materials to produce all of my artworks.  These include Copic markers, Copic multi-liners, Prismacolor, Faber Castell and Derwent pencils, amongst others.

 


  

Pricing & Payment

 
 

How much does an original commissioned artwork cost?

The commissioned packages range from $175 - $350 USD (subject to change).  For more details on what each package entails, please visit my commissions page.

 

Do you offer discounts for multiple orders and do you have special promotions?

Yes, I do offer discounts on 2 or more commissions from a single client.  Special promotions are also run occasionally.  To find more detail on discounts and to be kept informed about when these promotions run, please follow my social media channels.

 

How do you accept payments?

PayPal is the preferred and most secure payment method for all international clients.  Prices are quoted in USD.  Prices in different currencies will be calculated upon payment through PayPal.

 

What are your payment terms?

After you have chosen and confirmed the commissioned package you want, I will send you a PayPal invoice stating all the details of the artwork – full payment must be made before I start the commission.

 


  

Shipping & Delivery

 
 

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes, my artworks have been shipped worldwide to countries which include, the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as to countries across Europe and the Middle East.

 

How much are the shipping/delivery costs?

Worldwide shipping and delivery (with full online track & trace) is included with all Premium, Prestige and Platinum commissioned packages to over 220 countries worldwide.  With the Popular package, shipping is not included.  You will receive a link to download a high-resolution scanned digital image file of the original artwork that can be used to make prints.

 

How long does shipping/delivery take?

Shipping and delivery usually takes anywhere between 3 to 6 business days depending on destination and customs.  Please also keep in mind that there may sometimes be a slight delay as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

What shipping options do you offer?

Artworks are professionally prepared, packaged and shipped in sturdy postal tubes.  The tube gives the artwork maximum protection and ensures it arrives at its final destination in perfect condition.  In addition, all shipments come with full online track and trace.

 

Does the artwork come framed?

No, I do not offer framing and all my artworks are delivered unframed.  All framing is handled by the client who can go to a professional framing gallery of their choice.

 


  

Requests & Partnerships

 
 

Can I buy art prints of existing automotive artworks?

Yes, you can. I have an online store where automotive art prints, canvas prints, metal prints and various other apparel and merchandise can be ordered, customised and shipped worldwide.  In addition, there are printable 3D anamorphic artworks available for purchase as digital downloads in PDF format.

  

Can you render artworks that are not car related?

Yes, I can.  However, I prefer to focus on my niche, which is automotive related.  Other subject matter, such as people and scenery, can be integrated within the artwork, but the vehicle remains the main theme/subject of the artwork.

  

Can you render concept/design/build sketches for my car?

No, I do not render any concept or design sketches.  I have chosen to rather concentrate my efforts on the commissioned artwork of cars rendered from photos as can be seen in my portfolio.

  

Do you collaborate/partner with other businesses?

Yes, I collaborate with a number of strategic partners in business and industry all over the world on various on-going projects.  If you would like to connect with a project, please feel free to contact me directly.

 


  

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