Commissions are currently only available to patrons.
I’m currently several projects into commissions with no signs of stopping. To help keep my inbox a bit less cluttered, I’m opening commissions to my patrons only for now. Should things slow down enough, I’ll open them to the public again. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Answers to the most commonly asked questions
No, it doesn’t. You can open an account by clicking the “My Account” page at the top of the site or use the social login links at the bottom of the site. Either way, it’s free to create an account.
Small commercial use is considered anything made in small quantities by an individual or small business (i.e. websites, online articles, material packets, etc.). You are not authorized to use these files for redistributed in part or whole for free or for sale as art or part of an art collection, for print-on-demand designs, or mass distribution/production.
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Because I like to keep the focus on my art, not my features.
Thank you so much for the invitation but most likely, no. I’m usually swamped with my art projects and due to my odd sleeping/working habits, I keep a very flexible schedule. I’d hate to join only to be absent often due to a fussy muse.
Cue Inigo Montoya: You see, I am not right-handed!
Okay, so he says left in The Princess Bride but the idea is the same. I’m actually ambidextrous and write/draw both right and left handed. Though I mostly work right-handed just out of convenience, occasionally you’ll see me switch hands during videos.
To answer the shading question, it’s to be able to use any maps/illustrations with each other and always have the same continuous light-source throughout them. It gives the appearance of different maps belonging together and having the same general feel. I decided to shade on the right side because the majority of the world is right-handed and because I love the idea that its always sunset in my worlds.
Yes, click the Cartography 101 tab in the menu above for all the details.
Custom Map Questions
If you can provide me with a rough draft and/or a decent outline then yes. If you are going to hand me a manuscript and ask me to piece it together from that, the answer is no. Though I work a lot with notes, crude drafts, etc, I do not have the time to read through all your campaign/novel trying to find the details of your world.
I make hand-drawn maps that are scanned and have text added via Photoshop. I scan my maps after the line work is done (black & white) and after coloring them with Copic markers (color).
You will receive a high-resolution 300 DPI PNG images of:
- B&W landscape
- Optional – Color landscape (additional charge)
- B&W landscape with text
- Optional – Color landscape with text (included in above color charge)
Let’s skip to the bottom line here and then fill you in on the details:
- Custom maps: Start at $150 for a single area map such as an island or continent, and go up from there – 2 file minimum download (see above) – Color is an additional charge
- The original hand-drawn map on paper can be shipped to you (fees vary depending on location)
Now for the details…
All my maps are hand-drawn. By “digital” I mean that you’ll receive a high resolution image of your map. They are outlined in pencil and then inked in detail. Once they are finished, they are scanned and touched up in Photoshop. You are sent the high resolution file(s) at 300 DPI in PNG format. Though size varies depending on the shape of the map I’m creating for you, the largest size is 11×15 inches. I do not include town/city buildings or indicators on my maps.
The original hand-drawn map on paper is what your digital files were originally scanned from and have no text on them. They will be created on 90-140 lb paper and will be colored using Copic markers and/or watercolor paints. These are perfect for framing as artwork of your world.
No, they are hand-drawn. I scan my drawings in order to make digital versions but I do not make computer generated maps/art.
No, I make landscape maps only. If you are looking for a city/town map, I high recommend checking out Dyson Logos. I don’t even add small buildings to my landscape maps, that how much I don’t do city/town maps.
No. I highly recommend checking out Dyson Logos for interior maps or floor plans (including ships).
Most maps average 20-30 hours of work.
Original drawings are no larger than 11×15 inches. Digital maps are 300 DPI in PNG format.
I can make you a map that’s in the style you see all my maps already in. If you can play with that, then yes. If you’re asking for a hexagon, squared, or precise map, then no. I don’t make those types of maps.
Why not? Because ultimately I’m an artist, not a designer/architect. My work has a very high-fantasy, medieval feel to it and therefore rarely can be used like a grid map.
However, I have had people add their own clear plastic mats over my maps to use them in hexagon form, so it’s not impossible.
Yes. You can even order posters for them via my shop or have them purchase their own if they like.
If it is an original world of your own design, then yes as long as you visibly credit me wherever my artwork is shown.
If it is a map of an already established world, then no. Not even for free as neither you nor I own the copyright to that world. Unless you can produce proof that the owner of the copyright allows for open distribution of their materials, the answer will always be no. OGL often do not include artwork and maps are considered artwork.
Yes, as long as you hold the copyright and I am visibly credited wherever my work is shown/used.
If you do not own the copyright to the world, then no. Sorry, no exceptions as they are not mine to give. If you can provide proof from the creator that you have permission to sell materials based off of their work, then yes so long as I’m visibly credited wherever my work is shown/used.
If you are the copyright owner then you can include the map in any format as distributed with the original materials (digital or tangible). In other words, if you are including it in a novel, campaign packet, game materials, etc. Again, so long as I am visibly credited wherever my artwork is shown/used.
If you are the copyright owner and wish to sell the map as a stand-alone item, the answer is no. You do not have the right nor licensing to reproduce the map in any format (digital or tangible) for resale. This includes online stores, brick & mortar shops, and/or events. If you intend to sell the map, it requires a bit more discussion and payment to purchase a commercial license of my artwork.
You own the copyright to the realm you create. I own the copyright to any artwork I create. To commission an artist to create something based on your original idea does not transfer copyright to the artist, nor do you suddenly have copyright over the art they created on your behalf (unless you have a prior agreement and/or purchase a license from the artist).
This means that I cannot share the image of the artwork without specifying the original creator of the realm, nor should you share the art I created on your behalf without visibly crediting me.
First, start by sending me a message telling me you’re interested in having me create something for you with the follow information:
- A general idea of the map by including a rough draft or images.
- How to best get in touch with you (either email or social media).
I’ll respond as soon as I’m able and we can start discussing the project. Once I have all the information, I’ll provide you with a quote to make the project and if you agree to the price, you can start depositing funds into your account. Once you’ve reached 50% of the agreed project price, I will begin creating the piece(s).
During the creation project, you’ll receive several messages confirming the design and will able to see “work in progress” images via social media (or sent directly to you if it’s a secret project).
When the project is completed, you’ll receive a message and images of the final design. At that point the remaining balance is due, plus shipping if there is any, before anything will be sent to you. I’ll create a special listing on my site just for you to use your accumulated account funds to purchase. This acts as your receipt too.
At that point, please let me know if you want any prints of your map made available and I’ll create a listing for you to order them directly from my site.
When I’m accepting commissions, it’s only for maps, tavern signs, & heraldry.
As someone who is quite tattooed and knows several tattoo artists, I cannot stress enough that if you have an idea for a tattoo, you should let your tattoo artist draw it for you! This ensures they can actually create the tattoo the way you want it to look and they are going to have to draw it anyhow to transfer it to your skin. Might as well have them create the entire thing for you. So the answer is, no.
Right now, you can’t. I’m still learning how to make them and until I feel confident in creating them, I’m not taking on any commissions for ship plans/schematics. Hopefully, that will change in the future but for now I must decline.
No, I do not do graphic design work. If you want to use an illustration I’ve made or want a specific illustration made that you want to use as a logo, message me.
Right now, no, I do not. I’m still learning how to make them and until I feel confident in creating them, I’m not taking on any commissions for portraits. Hopefully, that will change in the future but for now I must decline.
No, I do not do book/comic illustrations.
Website & Payment Questions
- It makes for safer/quicker downloads with far fewer errors.
- It helps deter theft of my artwork.
Because large files slow a website down drastically and the files I offer are quite large.
Also, it much quicker to click the link and have it automatically download the file for you than it would be to load the image.
Yes, and it’s HIGHLY encouraged! Use your Facebook, Twitter, or Google to create your account and you don’t have to worry about remembering another password! Or link your current account with them to make a more secure and quicker login.
Your linked accounts are for login only and will not be used for marketing or contact of any kind. If we must contact you regarding your account, it will be via email only. You can unlink your profiles at any time by logging into your account, clicking “Account Details”, and clicking the “Unlink” button next to the profile you wish to unlink.
I use a combination of WooCommerce’s Memberships & Subscriptions extensions. Memberships allows me to offer different reward levels while subscriptions allows me to take payments based on those levels. Yes, both of those are expensive if you’re a tiny business like mine, which is why I recommend getting them from WPSpring where you can get them a lot cheaper. Just keep in mind that WPSpring doesn’t offer support and that’s crucial if you don’t have any experience in running plugins or the like. I’m not going to lie, it was difficult for me to get them to work the way I needed them to right out of the box so if you aren’t particularly handy with stuff like this, you might want to save up (or have a fund drive!) and get them directly from WooCommerce so you have the support you need.