On Doing Commissions

At the beginning of the month I tabled at Emerald City Comic Con, my favorite con to attend btw.

I don't normally take on commissions because my day-to-day is pretty packed with projects and jobs. However, when I'm at a con I use it as an opportunity to take on around 10 commissions. This is because I'm away from my family working all weekend anyway, I might as well fill the in the time gaps with drawing something. Not only does this make the con a better financial return on my time out of the studio, but I get to make something cool for someone.

This is also someone's chance to play art director. They get to be a part of the creative experience by imparting their imagination on my drawing skills. And together we come up with something wholly unique: an artifact that acts as the ultimate memento of that event and that particular thing of which the commissioner is a fan of.

With that, I thought I’d share some recent commissions I did for fans at Emerald City Comic Con.

 Robo-pug

Robo-pug

 Mech-Hulk dropped his coffee

Mech-Hulk dropped his coffee

 Kikaider, from an old seventies Japanese show that I was not aware of until a fan asked me to do my take on it.

Kikaider, from an old seventies Japanese show that I was not aware of until a fan asked me to do my take on it.

 Spent waaaay too much time on this one, but it was for a friend, and worth it.

Spent waaaay too much time on this one, but it was for a friend, and worth it.

 Miranda from Mass Effect. Thought it would be cool to do her in a more cartoony style since she's always portrayed pretty realistically.

Miranda from Mass Effect. Thought it would be cool to do her in a more cartoony style since she's always portrayed pretty realistically.

 Wake with the commissioner's dog Pip. (I actually did this on in my studio before Emerald City, as a special request)

Wake with the commissioner's dog Pip. (I actually did this on in my studio before Emerald City, as a special request)

 Sometimes you just want a picture of a raccoon with a remote controlled car.

Sometimes you just want a picture of a raccoon with a remote controlled car.

 Venom-Thor! I thought this was a pretty creative idea this guy had me do.

Venom-Thor! I thought this was a pretty creative idea this guy had me do.

This were a lot of fun. It had been over a year since I last did commissions like these.

If you're interested in getting an original pice of art from me, I post drawings in my shop from time to time. If you're wanting a commission, definitely hit me up at a con, (I'll be at Denver Comic Con in June) or shoot me an email. I'll let you know if I have the time in my schedule or not.

-Jake