pastel pencil drawing of a cat laying with his paws tucked and head on the right side

Commission a Custom Drawing for Yourself or as a Gift

I gladly accept commissions of horses, pets, people, and more.

Prices vary depending on the medium, size of the drawing, and the number of subjects in the composition. 


All commission portraits are created from photographs. For the best results, the photograph should be sharp and no smaller than 4″ x 6″ if it is printed or 800 x 1024 pixels if it is digital. Anything smaller will not have enough details for me to ensure high quality of the finished drawing. Shots taken relatively close and at the eye level work best of all. You are welcome to send several photos and rate them from the most desirable reference to the least. It will also help me create a better drawing if you tell me a little about the subject of a portrait.

The short commission request form below accepts up to 5 reference photos. If you want to share more images, send them over, a free and secure service that does not require an account to use it for occasional file sharing.

Printed photos need to be scanned and then sent to me with the commission request form below. You can also mail them to me with a postal service of your choice. I will provide the mailing address to you privately. Mailed photos will be returned for the cost of postage.


Some of more popular prices for commission drawings are shown below. For other sizes or media, please use the commission request form.

Mixed Media
Pastel Pencil
5″ x 7″$95.00$110.00$120.00$130.00$210.00
8″ x 10″$210.00$230.00$270.00$290.00$450.00
11″ x 14″$420.00$440.00$500.00$540.00$880.00

Please note:

  • These prices are for one pet or person only. For every additional pet or person add 30% to any price above.
  • Detailed backgrounds and surfaces other than flat paper may incur additional costs.
  • Prices above do not include mats, frames, or shipping costs.

You will receive a 20% discount off the commission price if you grant me the permission to sell reproductions of the finished artwork.


Once I receive your photos and confirm that their quality is good enough, a 50% retainer is required before I start to work on the commission portrait.

Completing a commission takes from two to eight weeks starting with the date of receiving the retainer or of a spot on my schedule becoming available. The remaining part of the commission price is due before the artwork is shipped or delivered to you in person.

I will send you private links to pay the retainer and the remaining part.

Usually I pack and ship a finished commission in 1-2 days after a final payment is received.

See Examples of my Commissions

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