Commissions

Getting to know people is something I enjoy and I am passionate about; for this reason, I take personal commissions seriously. For a commission project, contact me by completing the contact form. 

The Details:

  • You will be contacted within 1 – 2 business days.
  • After our meeting, I (Xylina) will determine the scope of work for the commission/ project, base prices are listed below. 
  • Reference pictures will be required for likeness purposes if a portrait commission is requested.
  • Artwork is completed on archival paper or canvas using various type of paints, pastels, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, and quality colored pencils.
  • Each project is set with an archival spray or sealant and placed into a protective sleeve for shipping.
  • Depending on the project size, prices and delivery times will vary.
  • Price points are as follows and are measured by width and length:
    • Size 6″ x 8″ = $192.00 per image (1 image/person max)
    • Size 8″ x 10″ = $320.00 per image (1 image/person max)
    • Size 14″ x 17″ = $950.00 per image (1 image/person max)
    • Size 15″ x 22.5″ = $1,350.00 per image (additional costs will apply for extras such as multiple subjects)
    • Logo Creation – $125.00 (no artwork/drawing)
    • Logo Creation w/ Artwork – $300.00 (with artwork/drawing)
  • Portrait drawings or paintings range but are within $4.00 – $4.50 per square inch.
  • Prices can vary and are dependent on size and the number of images/persons.
  • Tools used are pencils, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, oil paints, acrylic paints (and more!) on paper and canvas.
  • Due to personal preferences, custom artwork is not framed, matting is available upon request.
  • I (Xylina) reserve the right to decline commission requests.

The Most Common Questions

For drawing commissions, which materials do you draw on?  Each drawing is created using only the finest, heavyweight, archival paper. I typically use a slightly off-white colored paper, or gray toned paper. 

What do you draw with? I primarily stick to using a combination of graphite, pencils, charcoal, pastels or chalk. Not all pencils play well together so strategy is important throughout the entire process. 

Can you draw on a canvas? Yes, however when drawing on canvas, this is most likely also accompanied by various paints and mixed media.

Do you need a picture to draw from for a commission that requires likeness of an individual?  Yes, I refer to pictures as “reference photos.” Reference photos are great for ensuring all details are captured for the most likeness and accuracy. 

Who taught you how to draw?  I am self-taught in drawing and I began at an early age. I cannot recall the exact moment when I began drawing, but I do recall being called an “Artist” by my elementary school Art Teacher, and by friends and family as I became older. I also vividly remember recreating my coloring books on blank paper after I was finished coloring them. I challenged myself to recreate the images relying solely on the power of observation.