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 I have been Freelancing since 1998, and I pride myself in providing you the customer with high-quality  personal service for commissioned pieces and or contract work for Hire for your company or business . I conveniently work from my home and do most of my business over the internet and by mail. But if the right Job were to be offered I could work for you on a full-time regular basis.

 

  • My services include:

  • Graphic Art

  • Portraits

  • Traditional Oil Painting/Watercolor

  • Traditional Hand Drawn Art and Digital Art Media 

  • Photo-Retouching  

  • Pencils

  • Inks 

  • Coloring 

  • Magazine/Book & Comic Covers

  • Pin-ups

  • Splash pages

  • Sequential Pages

  • Logo Design

  • Concept & Character Design

  • Storyboards

How To Hire Me:

 

I am a freelance artist/graphic designer with over 35 years experience 

in the art field,I am able to illustrate your project/projects using 

several different medium types. Digital, traditional, and mixed media.. 

I encourage people who commission me to become involved in the

creation process so that your idea is realized through a combined 

effort. I have been often contacted by individuals who have an idea 

they want illustrated, however they have no funds/budget.  I do not 

work for free unless it is under very special circumstances, such

as certain charitable organizations I have been affiliated with or deem 

worthy to work with under special circumstances, sorry that is just how it is. 


1) First initial contact:
You may contact me via email, or private message. In your subject 

line please put "Commission" so I can identify it quickly. In your email 

body please tell me your idea, what you want illustrated. 

The general idea of it. 

Please include any material relevant to the illustration job, ie.,

photo attachments, image size, what it is for, and as much descriptive

dialog as possible.


2) My initial response:
 I will let you know that I have reviewed your request, and I will be able to

give you an estimated time of completion. I may also ask for some more 

information based on how well the job was explained. I will also let you know 

the cost of the project, and my mailing information for payment.


3) Payment
If you decide at this time to hire me for the commission,

I expect half of the agreed upon amount to be sent via PayPal to murwinclayton@yahoo.com

 

Or you can mail out payment to me in a "Postal Money Order"

I will begin working on the initial sketch once I have received the initial payment. The initial payment is non-refundable.

4) Concept Sketches
This is the sketch stage. This is where I will do a series of 2 sketches 

minimum/4 sketches maximum in order to get the idea down on paper to 

give you the visuals. I will submit the sketches to you via email for review. 

This is the stage where you give me direction. Sometimes I can get the idea

in the first sketch, however, there are times when it may take two or four 

sketches for the idea to be realized properly. Any changes to the work 

requested after the sketch phase which was agreed upon will be an 

additional $25 an hour


5) Finished product
Once the sketch has been approved I will finish the illustration in the 

style, medium that you have chosen. Please know that even though 

I work fast, a full painting will take much longer than a black and white 

line drawing. Once the project is finished, I will email you with a low resolution

(jpeg,png,or pdf) copy of the image with my watermark on it for review.

6) Completed Work
Once you have viewed the finished image, and are satisfied with the 

completed work, let me know that you are sending the final payment

via: 

"PayPal" or "Postal Money Order".

Once the payment has been received I will then send you the high resolution file of the illustration with my watermark removed. If your project required the "traditional" touch,  it is much the same as above except for the shipping of the physical piece of art.  

Postage & S/H costs will be factored in to the cost of shipping the original art/painting For final Payment. 



The above process is for the private commissions.  Contact by any professional organizations and/or publications take precedence.  A "Work for Hire" contract will be required by all parties when I am working with any professional organizations.

Contact me through this site, or email me at:  cmerwin6@gmail.com

Because I am a freelance artist I work on a great many projects with a 

varying variety of subject matter.  I am not managed by any company, 

firm, or entity.  I may partner with people from time to time on a project,

 however this does not mean that I am exclusive to that project, person, 

firm, or entity.  I remain a freelance entity until otherwise stated by myself 

in writing on my website.  

 

I retain the right to work with any person, firm, or entity who has the ability 

to pay for my artistic services. I retain the image rights to all art work produced by me, unless specifically stated otherwise in any contract agreement which is agreed upon by myself and all other parties included

in said contract. I also reserve the right to display my on my website or any other form of media/social media/shows/venues etc... any & all Works I have created for any client/clients for my resume/portfolio purposes.