SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

How to Commission Illustrations

Discussion started on

Illustrator
Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region arkansas
Via the blog, Hire an Illustrator:

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

Quote
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
#1 - November 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 11:12 AM by Artemesia »

C. Lee

Guest
This is great! Thanks for posting about the pamphlet and thanks to Randy for providing the information.
#2 - November 26, 2012, 09:54 AM

evilrobot

Guest
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.
#3 - November 29, 2012, 10:33 AM

Official Shenaniganizer
Emeritus
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region canadawest
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!
#4 - November 29, 2012, 10:35 AM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

http://cyndimarko.com
@cynmarko

Double W Illustrations
Member In Memoriam
Poster Plus
Tanja this is GREAT! I'll definitely be contacting the writer to see if we can share this on our blog!!! Thanks so much!!!
#5 - November 29, 2012, 12:39 PM

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region nymetro

This was super helpful - Thanks Tanja!
#7 - December 01, 2012, 04:57 AM
If you don't try, you have no chance at all. - Carole King
Every day's a good day when you paint. - Bob Ross

www.tatumhartillustrations.com

stacebee

Guest
Great post - thanks !
#8 - December 01, 2012, 03:09 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!
#9 - March 13, 2013, 03:08 PM

Writer/Illustrator
Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region nymetro
Thanks for sharing this article. Very helpful.
#10 - June 08, 2013, 11:03 AM
The Mermaid's Gift, Pelican, 2015
Cody and Grandpa's Christmas Tradition, Pelican 2016
Rest in Peace RaShawn, Creative Medicine, 2017

flynnsfineart

Guest
Thank you so much for sharing   
#11 - December 01, 2013, 08:44 PM

Thank you for this resource! I'm sending it to my client now. Very helpful :)
#12 - March 06, 2014, 11:33 AM

Brittany Jacobs

Guest
Thanks for sharing this! It's very helpful!
#13 - March 10, 2014, 11:52 AM

Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region britishisles
I need this right now! Thank you!
#14 - July 05, 2014, 06:12 AM

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region socal
There sure are a lot of people who need to read this article. It's great. Thanks for posting.
#15 - July 05, 2014, 09:36 AM

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.
#16 - January 09, 2015, 07:36 PM

This is fantastic, and is now bookmarked on my computer. :D
#17 - April 17, 2015, 12:17 PM

New Poster
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region illinois
  • SCBWI PAL
Thanks for sharing, the booklet is chock full of great info! I've also saved a copy on my computer!
#18 - June 10, 2015, 10:17 AM

Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region intlcentral
Thank you very much for the information, Tanja! :)
#19 - September 01, 2015, 02:31 PM

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.