Commission Types & Prices


All prices are in USD. A maximum of 2 pieces of art can be commissioned by a single client at once.

I usually expect a 30-60 day turnaround for most commissions, though current events may cause a slight delay. Holiday commissions will always be delivered before that holiday's date. Commissions with specific deadlines (such as gifts) will also be prioritized to ensure they are completed on time.


***I will not work from text-only references. Please be able to provide reference in the form of either pre-existing artwork or a collection of other images to use as inspiration. The only exception to this rule is the Custom Character/Creature Design Commission type.

- no NSFW
- no style mimicry

- no real-life portraits

Commissions: CLOSED || Wait-list: CLOSED || Price Quotes: CLOSED

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--  Terms of Service - (please read before commissioning)

--  See HERE for what sort of information to provide, as well as a more comprehensive list of things I'm comfortable drawing.

--  Contact me at guttertongue@gmail.comHours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am - 6pm Eastern US time.

                     Please allow 1-3 business days for a response, but feel free to follow up after if I have still not gotten back to you!




In addition to normal commissions, I offer themed commissions for holidays, or simply because it's a theme I love drawing!


Current Themes:

Monsterfy Me! - I'll draw your character as a monster, you choose what kind! Looking at your reference, I'll do my best to translate their design into something spooky that is still recognizable!


Black Light - I'll draw your character in a limited color palette inspired by night clubs, raves, or neo-noir. 

Pride - I'll draw your character in a color palette inspired by any LGBT+ pride flag!


Special commission type now available!


Adventurer's Pack

A full body Ink & Color artwork of your character along with 3-5 items that might be found in their inventory!
These can be weapons, trinkets, keepsakes, supplies, etc. Character nameplate optional.

Starts at $225

Additional cost may apply for very complex characters or extra items.

Sketch Example


Loosely inked sketch with highlights or shading.

Portrait/bust -$75
Half-body - $115

Fullbody - $150

Sketch Page - $350

3 - 5 poses - Mix of full body & waist/thigh up, Artist's choice.


Additional characters or poses - 80% of base price*

*discounted to 50% for sketch pages.

Waist/Thigh-Up Example


Portrait/Bust - $150
Waist/thigh-up - $200
Full Body - $300

Illustration - $375

Fully inked, colored, and shaded. Base prices include one character and simple/abstract background.

Illustrations will, by default, be more complex images as far as pose/composition to show a scene.


Additional characters - 80% of base cost.

Maximum of 4 total characters per illustration.

Detailed Background - $50 to $100 depending on complexity


Illustration Example
Detailed Bust Painting Example
Rough Painted Illustration Example


Bust/Waist-up - $350
Illustration - $450+

Additional characters - 80% of base cost.


Maximum of 4 total characters per illustration.

Detailed Background - $80+ depending on complexity

Ref Sheet Example


A custom ref sheet for your character. Includes color swatches and info box if requested. Please contact me with the sorts of things you’re looking for in a ref sheet to get a quote for these!

To estimate your own price, see the following:

  • From-scratch design fee (No pre-existing artwork): $50+ depending on complexity and available references.

  • Detail charge (complex armor/clothing, features or markings): +$30-$50


  • Full body: $150 for first, $100 for each additional view,
    OR $75-$125 for separate clothed versions of the same full body, depending on complexity of the outfit.

  • Each head/detail: $50-$75 per, depending on complexity

  • Shading: $50-$80 depending on number of details/poses that must be shaded

  • Edits for alternate versions of the refsheet: $50+ depending on complexity and number of extra details involved. This can include clothed/unclothed versions, or alternate color palette, etc.



This is a new commission type! Creature/character design is one of my favorite things to do with my art, and I wanted to offer this to folks that might not already have a character or creature concept 100% nailed down to get a ref sheet.

For this commission type, I’ll work with you to help solidify a concept you have, whether it's a character for a story, a special boss monster for your tabletop RPG game, or anything in-between.

There are two different types I'd like to offer!




I will develop a concept for you based on a very loose prompt. Includes 3 images of the concept/character.

Details to provide:

- The character/creature’s race/species and gender (if applicable).
- What do they do? (class/job/biological or ecological niche)

- What is ONE color you would like me to use in the design?
- OPTIONAL: One or two important details such as “they’re meant to be a boss-style encounter” or “they worship a specific god.”

I’ll work start-to-finish on a design to fit your prompt, and may elaborate on it with ideas of my own. This tier is great if you like surprises, and may suit those who like the concept of Adoptables but would like a little more say in what they look like.


"A female Sphinx who is the gatekeeper for a long-lost holy place. 
She appears celestial, and some details on her are gold and almost inorganic."




Working with a more solid concept, I’ll still put a lot of my own design into this, but you’ll have more control over the finished result.

Feel free to provide a few more details that you’d DEFINITELY like included, such as if your character has a specific type of weapon, or if you'd like me to give them scars from a notable encounter in their life. You may also provide a small (3 short paragraphs or less) amount of story or flavor text to use as inspiration.

This commission type may be used to elaborate on or redesign a character you already have.

I will provide you with up to 3 Work-In-Progress updates, with which you’ll be able to direct me towards an end result that fits your vision!