Commission Types & Prices


All prices are in USD. Maximum of 2 active commissions per client at once. Maximum expected turn-around 30 to 60 days depending on complexity and scheduling.


***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.

I am not currently available for hire or collaboration on long-term projects.

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

I am not currently accepting emails regarding future work, but this page is a good example of the types and prices of commissions I offer when space opens up.

Please follow me on twitter @guttertongue for the fastest updates on future commission openings.



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

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

--  Contact me at Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 9am - 5pm Eastern US time.

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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!

Blacklight - I'll draw your character in a black-light inspired color palette with bright neon accents! 



A small portrait of a single character.

Ink & Color Icon - $60

Painted Icon - $90

Painted Icon Example
Sketch Example


Loosely inked sketch with highlights or shading.

Portrait/bust -$75
Half-body - $100

Fullbody - $125

Sketch Page - $200

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


Additional characters or poses - $50+ each depending on complexity

Waist/Thigh-Up Example


Portrait/Bust - $125
Waist/thigh-up - $150

Illustration - $200

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


Additional characters (illustration only) - $150+ per character, depending on complexity

Maximum of 4 total characters per illustration.

Background - $50 to $75 depending on complexity


Illustration Example
Detailed Bust Painting Example
Rough Painted Illustration Example


Bust/Waist-up - $200

Illustration - $250+

Additional character - $150+ each depending on complexity.


Maximum of 4 total characters per illustration.

Complex background - $60+ depending on complexity

Ref Sheet Exampe
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 references.

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


  • Full body: +$100 for first, +$80 for each additional view,
    OR +$50 for separate clothed versions of the same full body.

  • Each head/detail: +$30-$50 per, depending on complexity

  • Shading: +$30-$50 depending on number of details/poses that must be shaded

  • Edits for alternate versions of the refsheet: +$30-50 depending on complexity and number of extra details involved. This can include SFW/NSFW 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 tiers I'd like to offer!




I will develop a concept for you based on a very loose prompt.

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 Free Rein 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.




Working with a slightly 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 paragraphs or less) amount of story or flavor text to use as inspiration.

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

"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."

@2013-2019 M.K.Gur aka "Guttertongue"

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