how to commission art online

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Quick guide on how to commission an artist, how much a custom painting costs, and how long it generally takes an artist to complete your masterpiece

How It Works

different artists have different specialties...
...let Requiren's smart algorithm match you with the right one

Start a Request

Answer a few questions, upload images, & describe what you need painted

Start a request

See Your Matches

Our algorithm matches you with talented artists so you can compare by price

Pick a Favorite

Choose a favorite so your soon-to-be masterpiece can be painted & shipped!


Your artist carefully reviews your request and begins painting your custom masterpiece!

If necessary, the artist may email you to confirm a few details.

Start request

Dry & Finish

After your painting is finished, the artist may begin drying & varnishing.

This ensures the painting arrives in great condition and is able to withstand any damage or decay in many years to come.

Packaged & Shipped

Finally, your artist packages the painting. In many instances, it comes in a rolled canvas for convenient shipping, reducing the chances of damage during shipping.

Damages are insured.


How long does it take?

It varies on your request and your artist.

For example, requesting a massive painting with greater detail (such as 12 people in the painting and a complex background) will take a longer time.
Requiren artists, on average, take 7 days to complete a painting.

For digital artwork requests, it usually takes 1-2 days.
You can directly communicate with your artist after you make your selection.

(physical paintings)

How much does it cost?

The price of custom paintings vary by your requirements and artist

Read our guide on how to keep your costs low

Size & Material

A larger canvas size results in a higher price because of the canvas material, the greater degree of materials (paint) needed, and usually comes with a larger level of detail.

Number of Subjects & Complexity

The more subjects (people, animals, objects, etc.) are requested, the more time is required for the artist to complete the painting, which results in a higher cost.

Likewise, the level of complexity & detail (example: background items) may also increase the price of a painting.

Artists' Experience

Our professional artists are fully independent and name their price, but provide it a great price.

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