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A short guide on how to commission a painting or drawing
How Long Does It Take?
It varies by case, but on average - about 1 week
After you submit a request on Requiren, artists will respond with offers which includes a Completion Date, so you know exactly when
What's in a request?
After creating an account, a request is a short form where you can describe what you want painted or drawn by filling out your preferences, uploading images, and more
The subject is the main "thing" or focus of the painting.
Options include: portrait, animal, landscape, abstract, and/or still-life
The material is the object on which the painting will be completed on.
Options include: canvas (most popular, usually rolled canvas), paper, panel, object, digital
The price range allows you to select your minimum and maximum for your budget. For guidance on pricing, see below.
The medium is type of painting material used by the artist.
Options include: oil (popular), acrylic (popular), watercolor, pastel, ink/pencil/pen, charcoal, or digital
The size is how large you would like your painting.
Popular options include, among others: 8" x 10", 20" x 36", and 30" x 40"
The image & description sections allow you to show & tell the artist anything you'd like - no limits!
What's in an offer?
An offer is the artists' response to your art request
After you get offers, you can then place an order so the artist can begin the commission & ship your soon-to-be masterpiece directly to you!
The main component of a response includes the artists' text description of what he/she has in mind to beautifully create for you. Optionally, the artist may also upload some initial sketches.
The artist will include the total price in their offer, which includes all costs (labor, material, equipment, shipping).
When you receive an offer, be sure to check out the artist's profile - which shows examples of their previous work, as well as some background of the artist.
In an offer, the artist will specify when your custom-made art piece will be finished & shipped. Note: it may take several days for shipping.
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How much does it cost?
It varies by several factors like type, size, subject, but on average - about $100 - $200 for something like a portrait
For more info, we recommend reading our short article:
"How much does it cost to commission art?"
The more subjects (people, animals, objects, etc.) included in a painting, the more is required for the artist to complete, thus resulting in a higher cost
The more detailed and complex a painting is requested to be, the more time it will take the artist, which usually increases the cost of the painting
Generally, the more experienced an artist is, the more he or she may charge for his or her work
Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.
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