Open for commissions
UPDATE: Due to demand, and the amount of time I’m spending on each commission, I’m increasing my prices. My standard commissions, as described below will now be priced at £75.
Since I started this blog just over two years ago, I’ve had lots of people ask about buying my drawings, or requesting commissions. I haven’t had anything available so far, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot.
I am now accepting commissions.
I’m keeping things quite strict though, so this is how it will work if you’re interested in owning some original art.
If you would like to buy an original drawing, email me at rob [at] thisnorthernboy [dot] co [dot] uk , you can request one of the following:
An imagined place
What you’ll receive will be a black and white pen drawing, on an A4 sheet of good quality, 200gsm cartridge paper. The artwork will be approximately A5 in size, centred on the paper so you can frame it easily if you’d like to.
You can also request for the illustration to be landscape or portrait in orientation.
Any other requests – type of landscape, style of robot etc. can be made, but there’s no guarantee I’ll be able to take this into account. I know this sounds a little strict, but I only want to accept commissions that I’ll enjoy drawing right now, and in return you get a lovely surprise when you open your finished illustration.
What will this cost?
I’m going to charge a flat rate of £75 including post and packaging for the UK. And a rate of £75 + post and packaging for the rest of the world.
When you email me to request a commission, if you can include the country you’d like it shipped to, I’ll work out the cost of postage and let you know. If you’re happy with the overall cost I’ll accept payment by PayPal.
When will you get your drawing?
I’ll aim to complete and post all illustrations within two weeks of receiving payment.
What might your commission look like?
Well, it could look a little like these…
So if you’d like to own some original art, and support me as I work at being an illustrator – drop me an email now.
Great idea, I may well have a think about it and request something 🙂
I do have a little question though, what type of paper would you recommend for using Copic Caio’s with that would minimise the amount of ink bleed? Or should I ‘paint’ faster? 🙂
Easter island head
Tell me how to…
Happy for you xc
I’ll be honest, I’m possibly not the best person to ask. I use them in my Moleskine, and it bleeds through to the next page. If I’m doing a finished illustration, I tend to use Bristol Board, so there’s almost no bleed at all.
Hope that helps.
Drop me an email, happy to do a new version for you.
Will get in touch when I am back from my travels later in the year. I have two great nephews who will love your work, I’m sure. Good Christmas presents, perhaps. What is postage to Australia?
Good Afternoon, I happened across your blog a few weeks ago looking for inspiration for a townscape I was drawing myself, your “Stilted City” piece is amazing although I have to say your post showing the “The Street” is my absolute favourite. Sticking to your guidelines though below I would be interested in owning a piece of your work on the imagine place theme especially if it could include some sort of building like your “Watchtower” work. I live in the UK.
Hope to hear from you,
Hi Rob. If you could email me at rob [at] thisnorthernboy [dot] co [dot] uk that would be great.
Congratulations! That’s awesome!
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Thanks for the reply 😉 I’ll do some experiments 😉
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