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A short guide on how to commission a painting or drawing

What can I request?

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

I: Submit a request

It only takes a few minutes to submit a request - simply upload your images, answer a few questions, and submit

You can be as specific as you want, or let artists inspire you with their own ideas

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II: Receive offers

After you submit a request, our algorithm determines which artists are best for the job, and they are instantly notified so they can respond to you with offers

Our talented artists have multiple years of experience

III: Compare & Order

Easily compare artist's offers by description, sketches, previous works, price, completion date, & more

We recommend waiting 24 - 36 hours before ordering to allow sufficient time for artists to respond

step 1: submit a request

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"

Images & Description

The image & description sections allow you to show &  tell the artist anything you'd like - no limits!

step 2: view & compare offers

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.

Completion Date

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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Talented artists carefully review your request and delicately craft a special one-of-a-kind masterpiece

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Portrait, landscape, or abstract? Human, puppy, or zombie? You imagine it, our artists bring it to life

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Submit a request within minutes - no more aimlessly searching 1-by-1 for the right artist

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Questions or comments? We are here to help and respond to all inquiries in under 24 hours

Simple & Easy

Easy-to-use process:
describe & submit a request, compare offers, and order your favorite

our promise:

You'll love it

Commissioning art is a timeless practice guaranteed to "WOW" everyone in the room


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?"

Number of subjects

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.

Albert Einstein (1931)
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