Private Commissions

Please be sure to read the terms of service at the bottom of this page before placing an order. By placing an order and submitting a deposit, you agree to the terms of service. Thank you all for considering Katy Lipscomb for original, commissioned artwork! 

Private commissions are commissions that will be used for personal enjoyment (ie. not for for commercial gain). This can include: 

-Pet Portraits

-Tattoo Designs

-Images to hang in your home or office

-Images for a personal not-for-profit blog, icon image, banner


General FAQ

All prices include free shipping inside the US for unframed images that are 9x12 inches or smaller. 

Domestic shipping rates for images larger than 9x12 inches start at $10. 

Please add $15 for international shipping for 8x10 and 9x12 sizes

Please contact me for shipping rates on larger sizes or framed works. 

Please contact me for specialty mailing services such as expedited shipping, insurance, or a postal carrier other than USPS. Without these extra services, I cannot be accountable for how the postal service handles mail after it leaves my hands. 

Current Approximate Wait for a Completed piece: 8-16 weeks


Now Accepting orders for the holiday season through September 30th. Pet portraits and small commissions will be closing for 2019 after this date. Thank you all for your patronage! 

Pet Portraits and General Private Commissions 

Prices listed below are starting quotes for a single pet/subject with a simple or no background.  Additional accessories, complex backgrounds, and other extras may affect the final quote. If you are interested in a larger size, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss options for larger sizing or even different sizing other than what is listed here. If you would like multiple pets or subjects in the same drawing, each additional pet/subject can be included within the same drawing for an additional discounted charge noted below.  If you are ordering multiple drawings, some discounts may apply. Please contact me for a final quote, and I cannot wait to begin working together! 


When sending an inquiry, please try to include the following: 

1) The size you are interested in 

2) Whether you are interested in a full body or bust (neck up)

3) Any additional elements (a favorite toy, a full background, etc)

*4) A clear photo reference that you would like me to use. Because each pet is so distinct, and I do not know your pets personally, I work very closely from photo references. Blurry or small photos may result in a less distinct rendering of your pet. I know in some cases, especially once a pet has crossed the rainbow bridge, a clear photograph can no longer be obtained. In these cases I do my very best to work from photographs that are available


*This is strictly for pet portraits. Please do not provide photographs for general commissions unless you have permission to use the photograph or you own the photograph. Reference material for direction is okay, but I cannot work directly from a photograph that is someone else's Intellectual Property. 


If I know these four things, I can provide you with the most accurate quote! Thank you <3 


Prices are subject to change after September 30th. 


8x10 Inches

Standard $150 

+ $50 per each additional pet (limit 2 pets/drawing)


9x12 inches 

Standard $175

+$60 per each additional pet (limit 3 pets/drawing)

11x17 inches

Standard $250

+ $75 per each additional pet (limit 4 pets/drawing)

14x20 inches

Standard $325

+ 100 per each additional pet (limit 4 pets/drawing)

Tattoo Commissions 

I would love to create something special for you that will become a part of you for the rest of your life! It is a high honor, but also a big responsibility and undertaking.  With that in mind, my tattoo design process is formulated to ensure you are given a quality, one-of-a-kind product. 

Pricing

All tattoo commissions start at $250 for one semi-complex subject or two simple subjects. Multiple elements, larger designs, and complex designs will require a unique and custom quote. Please contact me for a final quote on your design. Relatively simple designs still start at $250 USD, which I realize may be more than a person is looking to spend. I can provide referrals to other artists upon request. 

Tattoo Package Details: 

Unique to our package, the original finished artwork will be sent to the client upon request. 

- All tattoo commissions come with 2 complex sketch revisions and several light revisions. A complete reworking of the design may cost extra depending on the situation (see below for additional details). 

-A high quality scan of the completed drawing, 

-The original drawing (see above for shipping details). 

-I am also happy to sign any forms that may be necessary for your tattoo artist that authorize the use of the image. 

Specialty Commissions

Are you in search of something out of the norm? I offer a number of specialty commissions, and I am happy to help you add something completely unique to your collection!

Examples with approximate prices are listed below.  Please contact me for exact details. 

Shadowboxes

Shadowboxes start around $250-$400 for a small (8x10 inch or 9x12 inch) size. Prices fluctuate depending on subject matter, detail, and other factors.  Please contact me with a detailed description for more details. 

Personal Website Banner

For non-commercial use only. 

Prices range from $300+ depending on complexity. Please contact me with a detailed description for more details. 

ACEO (Art Card) 

Artist Trading Cards are the size of a standard baseball card (2.5x3.5 inches).  Prices start at $50 for a custom artist trading card. You can read more about these collector items online. 

Unframed Earth Day Shadowbox

Framed Earth Day Shadowbox

Mot Mot Bird Shadowbox

Simple Small Bird Shadowbox

Website Banner 

"Illuminated" ACEO

2017

Howling Wolf ACEO

2016

Mystic Fox ACEO

2017

Diptych Dragon and Wolf ACEO 

2015

Terms of Service- Please Read and Consider Carefully Before Ordering 

Katy Lipscomb's Promise to You as a Client

Katy will treat each client with respect and kindness throughout the commission process, even in instances when either party may have disagreements with the direction of a project. 

Katy will keep a respectful and professional tone with each client. 

Katy will put all of her creative efforts into a client's project, and treat each project with equal attention and importance. Should a time or event arise when Katy is not able to put her full attention into a client's project, the project will be set aside until full and proper attention can be placed on the project.

Katy will do her best to adhere to discussed or posted timelines. In instances when a project takes much longer than originally discussed, Katy will do her best to remain in contact with the client and update the client as the project progresses. *see "Please Read and Consider Carefully" for further details

Commission Process

The commission process in most cases is very straightforward. Katy Liscomb LLC will provide an initial quote for your project once all the necessary elements of a commission have been discussed. This initial quote will almost always remain the same throughout the process.  Occasionally there are instances where a client asks for additional details, sketches and other things of that nature during the course of working together.  These types of changes come at an additional charge, but will always be discussed and negotiated beforehand.  No additional charges will be added to your project without direct consultation first. 

After an initial quote is provided, Katy Lipscomb LLC requires a 25% downpayment which is to be made to: paypal.me/katylipscomb That is a Paypal.me address, which allows you to pay with an existing Paypal account, debit card or credit card. At this time we do not accept other forms of payment unless the client is local. 

The downpayment must be paid before the start of the commission. Once the deposit has been paid and your commission has been started, this downpayment acts as a Kill Fee. This cannot be refunded once the commission has been started. The only exception to this is if Katy Lipscomb becomes unable to complete your project due to an act of god such as physical impairment, sickness, or other unexpected life event. Kill Fees will not be refunded should the client choose to sever the project for any reason. By making a downpayment you are acknowledging that yourself and Katy Lipscomb LLC have entered into a professional relationship in which you are paying for a service. 

Please note that after a downpayment is made, changes such as sizing and complexity cannot be made. Katy Lipscomb LLC schedules clients based on the complexity of the project.  Any major change or new direction for a project will be considered a new project. Katy Lipscomb does her best to work on the fly with a client's needs, but major changes need to be discussed before a project begins. 

Once your commission starts, Katy Lipscomb LLC will be in regular contact. Katy Lipscomb LLC gives each client the chance to view an initial sketch if they please. Katy Lipscomb LLC accepts one round of alterations to the initial sketch for regular private commission, and two rounds of alterations to the initial sketch for tattoo commissions. Complicated changes after this point may require an additional fee. Additional alterations, start at $15/change. Katy Lipscomb agrees to do her absolute best to adhere to a client's vision to keep the number of alterations necessary to a minimal amount. 

After the sketch is completed and approved, Katy Lipscomb will continue with final renderings, which includes color. We always recommend to clients that they be trusting of the way in which Katy applies color for the best results. Requested color schemes are very helpful if the client has something in mind, of course; however, too much input can lead to the end result looking stiff or clunky. 

Katy has a very distinct style in which she works, so we recommend browsing her gallery/art on Facebook or Instagram to become familiar with her style and to be sure that she is the right artist for your project.  

Once the image is complete, you will receive a high resolution photo or scan of your finished drawing with watermarks. At this point, Katy Lipscomb LLC requires the final payment plus any additional shipping charges to be made to paypal.me/katylipscomb. Upon receiving final payment, you will be sent a scan or high resolution photo of your finished drawing without watermarks. 

The drawing will then be shipped to you to enjoy!

Please Read and Consider Carefully

Katy Lipscomb may upload images of final commissions on all of her social media channels. There are several reasons for this, some are personal and others are strictly related to marketing. In the past clients have been uncomfortable with this. Please be sure that you are comfortable with your finished commission being displayed publicly. If for personal reasons you feel like this may conflict with your decision to order a commission, please let us know. We will certainly will not be offended, but we will usually not be able to accept a commission. We are happy to link to social media accounts for pets or clients whose work we post, upon request; however, we are unable to promote your account and cannot always guarantee a tag. If you wish to order a commission for promotional purposes, please review our Commercial Commission Information, available here.

Private Commissions are only for personal use by the client. Private commissions may be used by the client for tattoos, desktops, screensavers, personal blogs, home/office display or in any other way that is not considered commercial gain. Commercial Gain is anything that will knowingly result in profit, solicitation of services, or brand awareness for a for profit entity. We offer commercial commissions for logo design, product design, social media promotion and beyond. Information regarding Commercial Commissions can be found here

Completed commissions may sold as prints or merchandise by Katy Lipscomb LLC and rights to completed commissions are retained by Katy Lipscomb LLC. If a client is ordering a pet portrait and feels uncomfortable with the completed image being used as prints or merchandise, we can discuss this beforehand. We understand that pet portraits (especially memorials) are a sensitive subject, and we would never use these types of commissions as merchandise without discussing this possibility with a client. 

If a client truly wishes that an image not be recreated as a print or merchandise in my shop, usually the price of the commission must be doubled to make the commission feasible. Selling prints and merchandise of completed commissions allows us to subsidize costs of commissions for all clients. In the past we attempted to keep each commission as special as possible to the client by not offering prints; however, in recent years, private commissions have become much more challenging to schedule due to other projects and obligations. We want to assure potential commissioners that prints that are sold are loved and cherished by many avid art collectors around the world.  We realize that to some this may feel like it makes the commission less special, but keep in mind that the original commissioner is the only person who owns the original artwork. 

Katy Lipscomb will do her best to complete a project within a timely manner. Usually estimated wait times are posted or discussed on a case by case basis, but they are just that: estimates. We cannot always guarantee with certainty a timeline for private commissions. Life events occasionally prohibit or limit studio workflow, as is the nature with creative projects. Should your project require a finite deadline, we offer expedited services such as rush orders for additional fees. Katy Lipscomb promises to do her best to adhere to reasonable deadlines in the case of holidays, birthdays, or other important life events so long as the commission is placed well enough in advance (usually at least 3-4 months). 


For Tattoo Commissioners

Please be aware that Katy Lipscomb LLC is not responsible for anything that happens after we have created and a greed upon a design for you to use as a tattoo. Once the final payment is made and the high resolution file is sent, our professional relationship comes to a close. Getting a tattoo is a serious decision and should be treated with care and contemplation. Katy Lipscomb LLC is not responsible injury or harm that may arise from getting a tattoo, nor is Katy Lipscomb LLC responsible for mistranslated tattoos. Be sure to carefully research tattoo shops and tattoo artists beforehand.  

Tattoo artists may suggest changes to Katy's design for the purpose of better translating the commissioned design to a your body. This should be worked out between you and your tattoo artist. Katy Lipscomb will do her best to create something that she thinks will work well as a tattoo and will take suggestions and notes prior to beginning a tattoo design. This may include bolder outlines, increasing the contrast in certain areas, using less colors that fade easily. This being said, Katy is not a tattoo artist. Please be aware that once the design has been accepted and paid for, Katy cannot revise the final design unless the client wishes to purchase an additional commission or changes. This is subject to commission availability at the time or request. 

Tattoo commissions may be used as  prints and merchandise by Katy Lipscomb LLC. That being said, Katy Lipscomb LLC will never resell the rights to use the image as a tattoo to someone other than the original client. All tattoo commissions are clearly marked as such so that other people are aware they are not permitted to use the design. That being said, Katy Lipscomb LLC cannot guarantee that a third party will adhere to these notices. It is in the nature of posting images online that an image may unlawfully be used by a third party. In the past this has been an issue, which is part of the reason Katy has started to limit the number of tattoo commissions she accepts. Tattoo commissions are very time consuming, and the only way we are able to subsidize cost is to sell prints and additional merchandise. If this makes you a client feel uncomfortable, we offer premium pricing for tattoo commissions that will not be sold as merchandise or used commercially. This premium pricing starts at $500. 

Thank you for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! 


Commission Request Form

If you have read the above information and would like to order a private commission, please feel free to fill out this form. Be sure to provide a detailed description of what you would like. I will get back to you as soon as possible!


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