My first official commission project

The first time I was contacted by someone who was interested in commission was at least a year ago. However, the stories only had beginning but never had ending. For example,

They would ask “Do you accept commission?”

I answered “Yes. Please tell me what subject you have in mind and what is the ideal size and budget.”

They would say “I would like such such.”

And after I replied with more details they disappeared. One time there was a person gave me super detailed descriptions of the subject (a big foot) and the messages stopped. The other time a nice lady wanted me to paint portrait of her daughter. But she had a lot specific “requirements” such as eyebrows and eyes, clothes and scarf, background, accessories and so on. I did a digital sketch for her twice but she said no.

By the way, I like to do a quick digital sketch for commission work before each party actually signed on the final agreement. The digital sketch is for the client to visualize the subject, composition and color theme.

Same thing happened until early this year. People reached out to me and messages stopped. So I don’t have high hope for this commission thing. Finally, to my surprise, someone said yes after I presented the digital sketch. Thus, for the first time, I actually finished the whole process. I painted it, scanned it and shipped it.

I am so thankful for this client. I mean this is my first official completed commission project. God bless them~ ^_^

So far I use the commission feature on Artfinder. It is convenient to document all communications, work details, attachments and deposit. If you are interested in commission please feel free to check this feature on my Artfinder shop.

Thank you.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.