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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: TanjaW on November 26, 2012, 08:55 AM

Title: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: TanjaW on November 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
Via the blog, Hire an Illustrator:

http://www.hireanillustrator.com/i/blog/583/learning-how-to-commission-illustration/

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Learning How to Commission Illustration

A short while ago one of our members, the highly talented and experienced illustrator Randy Gallegos, told us about a booklet he had produced: Learning How to Commission Illustration. It’s a really valuable resource that does exactly what it says: it shows people how to commission illustration!

Randy’s considerable understanding and knowledge of working with clients, especially independent publishers, has been compiled to provide a comprehensive explanation of the entire commissioning process. While this resource is targeted primarily at small and self-publishers, the information would be extremely useful to anyone who hasn’t worked with an illustrator before. Additionally, it would be a fantastic help to less experienced illustrators who may need advice on how to deal with artwork commissioners themselves.

The pamphlet describes the process of commissioning an illustration from start to finish, including how to approach an artist, choosing the right copyright, licensing, fees, time-scales and more. There are lots of examples of different situations in there too.

Randy’s pamphlet is available to download for free, so you can keep your own copy to hand and pass it on to your clients as well.

Very useful information, for both clients and illustrators.

- t
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: C. Lee on November 26, 2012, 09:54 AM
This is great! Thanks for posting about the pamphlet and thanks to Randy for providing the information.
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: evilrobot on November 29, 2012, 10:33 AM
This is the best article I've ever read! Makes me rethink everything I thought I knew as an illustrator about the business. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Artemesia on November 29, 2012, 10:35 AM
I know this subject comes up often on the boards, so I'm going to use my super mod powers and make this sticky. Thanks for sharing, Tanja!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on November 29, 2012, 12:39 PM
Tanja this is GREAT! I'll definitely be contacting the writer to see if we can share this on our blog!!! Thanks so much!!!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Stephen on November 30, 2012, 03:03 AM
Thanks for sharing  :goldstar :taz:
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Tatumhart on December 01, 2012, 04:57 AM
This was super helpful - Thanks Tanja!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: stacebee on December 01, 2012, 03:09 PM
Great post - thanks !
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: lynnalpert on March 13, 2013, 03:08 PM
This is a great resource! I just passed it along to a potential client who knows nothing about copyright issues. I'm sure I will be doing that a lot! Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Traci @ITD on June 08, 2013, 11:03 AM
Thanks for sharing this article. Very helpful.
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: flynnsfineart on December 01, 2013, 08:44 PM
Thank you so much for sharing   
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: ashly-lovett on March 06, 2014, 11:33 AM
Thank you for this resource! I'm sending it to my client now. Very helpful :)
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Brittany Jacobs on March 10, 2014, 11:52 AM
Thanks for sharing this! It's very helpful!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Franzilla on July 05, 2014, 06:12 AM
I need this right now! Thank you!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Pons on July 05, 2014, 09:36 AM
There sure are a lot of people who need to read this article. It's great. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: neesha-hudson on January 09, 2015, 07:36 PM
Thanks for posting! I've had several clients approach me with little more then "I need X amount of illustrations. How much do you charge?" It's nice to have articles like this to pass off to them so they can see for themselves how they should approach the topic.
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: nancy-lemon1 on April 17, 2015, 12:17 PM
This is fantastic, and is now bookmarked on my computer. :D
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: michelle-kogan on June 10, 2015, 10:17 AM
Thanks for sharing, the booklet is chock full of great info! I've also saved a copy on my computer!
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: Mercedes Ortiz on September 01, 2015, 02:31 PM
Thank you very much for the information, Tanja! :)
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: gwen-manfrin on September 12, 2019, 11:57 AM
Is there a link to download the pamphlet.
Can someone direct me to a feed on charging per illustration for collaborating with an author on a children’s book.thank you
Title: Re: How to Commission Illustrations
Post by: christripp on September 12, 2019, 12:40 PM
Gwen, if you follow the link in Tanja’s Post at the top of this page, it will take you to the blog where you will find more info and yet another link, to the pamphlet. I don’t know if it’s been made downloadable or not.
As for what an Illustrator would charge to work with either an Author or a Publisher, that varies widely and is up to the Illustrator and what they feel best compensates them on a project by project basis.