Windstone Commissions are currently OPEN.
Please read the following if you are interested in commissioning me for a Windstone PYO or a Windstone Repaint – it is lengthy but it covers most anything you may want to know, If something is not covered, please feel free to use the commissions form at the bottom of this page and send me an inquiry directly.
Q: What is a commission?
A: A commission is a custom made Windstone PYO or Repaint that I have painted at your request using either direct suggestions or inspiration images to come up with a scheme that you want. For example, someone may commission me for a Tiger inspired Keeper Dragon. I have done a couple of those so we would look at those schemes and tweak colors and pattern intensity in order to fit what you want the piece to look like.
Q: How much does it cost me?
A: Commissioned pieces can range from $60 for simple Foo Dogs to $400 for Emperor Dragon repaints.
Q: Do I need to purchase a blank sculpture and send it to you?
A: Unless there is a shortage of blank PYOs in the specific sculpture you want done, I prefer to order the sculpture myself as the price of the piece is included in the final price of the commission. However, there can be exceptions if you would rather send me the PYO blank in order to keep the costs down a little.
If you are ordering a repainted piece you do need to supply the piece for me.
Q: Why are they so expensive?
A: Each piece can take anywhere between 6 and 40 hours of painting to finish. Typically, I charge $10 per hour for my work, which is not too much higher than minimum wage in the United States, and I feel is a fair price for my work.
Q: Does the price include shipping?
A: No, it does not. If you are concerned about the price for shipping your piece, please inquire about it at the beginning of our transaction and I can quote you an approximate shipping price. The shipping quote is subject to change.
Q: How do you ship them?
A: I always double box items for shipping. This means that your piece is put in a box with packing material and secured, and that box is put within another box filled with packing material in order to make sure that your piece is as well protected as possible for shipping.
Q: How long does it take for you to paint one?
A: From the time of your order to the finished product, painting can take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months to complete depending on the difficulty of the piece, your spot in the waiting list, and real-life delays. Since this is a part time hobby for me it takes me longer to get pieces done as I have a job and other responsibilities to take care of before I can paint. I still hope for the day where I can make my art a full time job, but until then I must ask for your patience and understanding in the time it takes to fill your order!
Q: What types of paint do you use?
A: I use acrylic paints in varying brands, but mostly Liquitex and Golden brands. I use Golden brand when I use interference paints, and Folk Art when I use metallic paints. For topcoats, I use Krylon and Design Master.
Q: Can I order a custom commission?
A: Of course! Please just keep in mind that any ideas that you give me for a piece will have my own artistic flair to it, and I do have limitations to what I will do with a piece. For example, if I feel like you are requesting something that I myself cannot paint because of difficulty or differing aesthetic, I reserve the right to refuse your commission. Keep in mind that this is very rare, and to date I have never refused a commission based on difficulty or differing aesthetic.
Q: You have people on the waiting list, what does that mean?
A: This is simply a list of people who are interested in getting a commission done from me after my current commission is completed. The list is added to on a first-come first-served basis, though many times people on the list are fine waiting a bit to be next in line if someone else has a time constraint they are working with. In other words, if you see that I have several names on the waiting list but you really need a commission done this month, please feel free to inquire about a commission regardless, as I may be able to squeeze you in.
If you have any additional questions or you would like to discuss getting a commission from me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org