Commissioning art, also known as hiring an artist to create a custom piece of artwork for you, creates a special and unique memory that is usually cherished for lifetime. Often times, commissioned artwork is often passed down to future generations.
Fun fact: did you know that the Mona Lisa was a commissioned portrait painting?
To turn your photo (or idea) into a custom painting or drawing, there are 3 simple things you need to do:
Although there are thousands of professional & talented artists, you want to commission an artist that specializes in what your request is. For example, you should not waste your time talking to a landscape artist if you are looking for a custom portrait painting. Fortunately, you can follow the example below to get matched to the right artist for your specific request.
Once you have indicated these answers (and described your request - see below), you will get access to qualified artists based on your request answers.
The beauty of personalization and bespoke artwork and paintings is that it can be anything you would like it to be. Simply tell the artist what you have in mind, and try to be as specific as possible about your request. We also recommend adding a touch of personalization; for example, if it is a portrait painting of your dog, you could as the artist to include a dog tag with the name engraved.
When you describe your request, this is the part where you should also upload a photo for the artist to use as reference. The more photos you include, the better. For instance, many artists like to receive multiple angles of a subjects' face and pose.
Once you have provided the artist with the details and chosen the right one for you, it is time to place an order and watch your soon-to-be masterpiece of artwork come to life!
Typically, you will be required to put 25% as a down payment so the artist can get started on turning your photo into a painting. As the painting comes to life, you will be asked to provide the next 25% once it's halfway finished, and the final 50% once you approve the artwork so it can get shipped to you!
Curious to know what the end result might look like? Here are some real examples