Commissions

Welcome! So, you want me to bring a character to life for you? Here's how we can do it:

For the kind of artwork we are talking about, you must have a clear idea of what you want me to draw. Is it a TTRPG character? The avatar for your social media profiles? An OC you'd like to revamp? Awesome! Tell me everything about them: race, gender, equip, that weird mole under their left nostril. Don't leave anything out.

A short background of the character is encouraged. As are any examples of other known characters that might resemble yours. Of course, I'll help you sort out the details, but the more info we start out with, the closer the image will get to your vision.
So, once this is all clear in your mind, you can contact me to discuss the work. Take a look below to see the kind of stuff we can create together.

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About each tier:

  • The simple things

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Maybe all you want is for someone to visualize the character you're talking about, but still don't want to pay for a fully-rendered picture of them. That's when you go for a simple version of it. And you can have one starting at US$ 80 per character (the price may go up if the pose is highly complex, or the character is very densely detailed). These are paid upfront via Paypal or Payoneer and will be delivered within 2 business days after the payment is confirmed. And you still get a wonderful perk: if you later decide to upgrade this sketch into a Full Body tier, the price you paid for it will be deducted from the price of the final illustration. Above you can see what these simple illustrations look like. All transactions are made via Paypal or Payoneer. Payment via Paypal is subject to a 10% fee to cover transaction costs.


  • Close-up and enhance

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Now, if you want the details to pop and your character to really look alive, but are still not willing to go full throttle, then a close-up portrait of your character is the go-to option. You'll get a highly rendered upper-body illustration of the character in an expressive pose on a simple, empty background. Portraits start at US$ 160 per character (the price may go up if the pose is highly complex, or the character is very densely detailed). You pay 50% upfront and the rest once you approve the sketch, which will be given to you within 2 business days after the first installment (approval may take longer than that based on revisions). After the sketch is approved and the second installment is confirmed, you'll get the final artwork in another 5 business days. All transactions are made via Paypal or Payoneer. Payment via Paypal is subject to a 10% fee to cover transaction costs.

  • That body, tho

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You want the details, you want the character to look great, but a portrait won't suffice? Well, step right up! Starting at US$ 250 per character, you can get a totally rendered, full-body picture of your character on a plain-colors background  (the price may go up if the pose is highly complex, or the character is very densely detailed). You can add extra characters for US$95. Now for the icing on the cake: for an extra US$ 70, you can add a simple photo-bashed background to really tie the whole image together. You pay 50% upfront and the rest once you approve the sketch, which will be given to you within 2 business days after the first installment (approval may take longer than that based on revisions). After the sketch is approved and the second installment is confirmed, you'll get the final artwork in another 5 business days. Images with background take an extra 2 business days. All transactions are made via Paypal or Payoneer. Payment via Paypal is subject to a 10% fee to cover transaction costs.


  • I WANT MORE! MOAAAAR!!!

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So, you mean business. You want an action scene with your character in it, you want everything your character deserves: expressive posing, beautiful details, an awesome setting. You want to print and frame the damn thing! I hear ya! Starting at US$ 450 per scene, and an additional US$95 per extra character in the scene, you can have it all. You pay 50% upfront and the rest once you approve the sketch, which will be given to you within 5 business days after the first installment (approval may take longer than that based on revisions). After the sketch is approved and the second installment is confirmed, you'll get the final artwork in another 10 to 15 business days, depending on the complexity of the scene. All transactions are made via Paypal or Payoneer. Payment via Paypal is subject to a 10% fee to cover transaction costs.


  • Oh stop it, you... 

Here's what some satisfied patrons have to say about commissioning artwork from me:

Working with Raphael was a pleasure, since he was as professional as anyone can hope for. He gave great time estimates and described his creation process very accurately, so that everything went smoothly and I always knew when to expect updates.

He managed to get my vision for the scene and really brought my character to life! In summary: One of the best artists I have commissioned from, I would recommend him for sure!

- Lennart A. | Complete Scene

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When I found Raphael on social media I knew I had to get something commissioned. The art was of course amazing as expected, but what surprised me more is the quality of his customer service.
From the first email I knew he had his stuff together and that inherent confidence combined with his positivity really made me feel comfortable through the whole process.
The process itself went smoothly with all deadlines upheld and any questions or concerns answered swiftly.
If anyone is daunted by the process of commissioning and or wants to make sure they get their money's worth, then I cannot recommend Raphael enough.
10/10 will commission again.

- Luca S. | Simple

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Raphael is extremely professional, quick to respond and his artwork is simply beautiful.  The entire process from start to finish was fantastic, and I have absolutely recommended him to friends and will always gladly do so again to anyone I show the art he created for me.

- John A. P. | Sketch (Tier no longer available)

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I cannot express just how much I recommend Raphael. This was my first time commissioning a piece and I was extremely apprehensive. Raphael's courtesy, professionalism, thoroughness and transparency about and through the entire process eliminated any stress from the transaction. The piece he provided me far exceeded anything I expected. Not only was I blown away, but friends in the digital art industry expressed their amazement at both the quality and value of his work. If you're on the fence, don't be 10/10.

- Brian D. | Complete Scene

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Great art and very easy to work with! I feel like I got more than my money's worth and would definitely recommended to another friend.

- Jettson L. | Sketch (Tier no longer available)

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First off, I found Raphael through a friend who had also commissioned their D&D character, but when I saw how much detail there was in his “Complete Scene” tier I couldn’t resist going for it!
I wasn’t sure what to expect really, my previous commissions definitely were not as fast as his were! There were some hiccups with scheduling but that happens!
But once we started talking I could tell he was really kind and helpful with getting the style of art I wanted, I’m not a very descriptive person, but with the help of many references I got across what I wanted with the art, and I still love it to this day.
I’ve already posted it on Twitter and Raphael has done the same on his social media, I’ve even already recommended him to my friends from how impressed I was, from how fast the commission was and to how amazing the piece looks!
- James S. | Complete Scene


So, you interested? Hit me up!

If you like how it works and want to request a commission, please get in touch through my contact page, or email me directly: contact@raphaelslinka.com

I hope we can create something unique together! Thanks!