Work schemes and what you can expect (all timings are based on an 8 hour work day):
Concept art phase: Duration 1 to 2 days (16 hours)
Most client’s have already arrived at a concept and produced an initial sketch that they now want working up to production standard artwork but I can do that phase for you if you’re really pushed for time. If this is the case please see my other listing for concept art. Concept art is quite revealing in of itself, so I prefer to offer this service separately and independent of the later pre-production / production art phases. What this means is you’re not committed to use my style of painting for the final ‘production phase, if after you see the concept art I’ve produced you think it would look better in an entirely different art style or by a another artist
Pre-production phase: Duration normally 2 to 3 days (20 hours)
Assuming that you are already have concept work that you’re happy with, the pre-production stage is generally the point a client contacts me. I start with producing an initial line treatment based on your concept sketch to indicate composition, light & shade and space, I sometimes add a colour swatch or a colour strip at this point if it helps. This stage generally involves two or occasionally three iterations before sign-off. After which having arrived at ‘content complete’, and agreed a deadline I move on to the final stage.
Production ready phase: Minimum duration is 3 days (20 hours), average duration is closer to 5 days (40 hours but some of the examples in my portfolio have taken up to 60 hours to produce).
Production ready artwork includes a full colour treatment in Acrylic paint presented as one image on paper or canvas board. The other method I often use is to isolate elements from the initial line drawing and treat them as separate items first blocked out in acrylic paint and then photographed or scanned and transferred into a digital paint package later for completion. It’s a technique which some clients prefer as each element appears on their own layer in Photoshop, which can be handy if you need to tweak a composition, balance its colour or indeed re-order items entirely. Although some of the “qualities” and spontaneity achieved when strictly using paint is lost, revisions are more manageable – But please do be aware that reuse of layered items contained in the composition elsewhere or in another image or product is in breach of my copyright unless permission is sought.
$300 / day