ANIMAL PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in my "Modern Gongbi" animal portrait commissions!
My animal portrait commission process begins with your vision: subject and size.
When I understand your vision, we can discuss the details (pricing, time frame, etc).
My minimum size for portraits are life-size, with pricing beginning at $1000. Consultation, photography, and finished portrait are included in that price. Travel outside of Boston, framing, and shipping are not included.
Once basic details are finalized, I like to meet my subjects in person for a photography session. But, if necessary, I can use your favorite photography for reference and inspiration.
I take as many as 100 photographs and narrow poses down to several possibilities. I send the images to you. We discuss and arrive at a final pose. This process is very important. I am very patient until we are both confident and satisfied with the pose.
Once pose is decided upon, you drop out of the process and I begin drawing/painting. I like to post "portrait in progress images" on social media.
Completed portrait is presented to you for your approval.
I create prints of all of my animal commissions and market them via social media.
I believe the more prints I sell of your commission, the more valuable your original becomes.
See my TESTIMONIALS page.