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Hi everyone! I've been meaning to make a page dedicated to what I can offer in terms of art commissions! I'll keep this updated as my portfolio grows. Commission prices may change at any time. Here are the options.


:star: CHARACTER BUSTS :star:

:bulletblue: [Description]

If you're on a budget, this would be a good option to consider to have more characters for your buck! I can fit a maximum of 5 characters per page.

:bulletred: [Cost] = $25 USD per character bust


COMMISSION #25 Ezioauditore97 ($50) by darkspeeds



:star: CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION :star:

:bulletblue: [Description]

A drawing of one character posed on a white background. 

:bulletred: TRADITIONAL GRAPHITE [Cost] = $40 USD  (+$30 USD for additional characters on the same page). 

COMMISSION #13 Cooperthehedgehog ($20) by darkspeeds COMMISSION #20 Cooperthehedgehog ($40) by darkspeeds


:bulletred: DIGITALLY COLORED & RENDERED [Cost] = $60 USD (+$40 USD for additional characters. Simple background from $30 USD)

COMMISSION #38 Sonniejaye ($60) by darkspeeds 
COMMISSION #37 Strykeforce2005 ($160) by darkspeeds




:star: COMPLETE ILLUSTRATION :star:

:bulletblue: [Description]

If you're looking for a highly detailed illustration containing characters, a story and atmospheric perspective, this is where it's at. These kinds of illustrations can take up more than 20-30 hours to complete - from concept to penciling, to the final render. There are two options to choose - GRAPHITE or DIGITAL.

All graphite illustrations will be done in 11" X 14" Bristol or Vellum using ALVIN Draft/Matic mechanical pencils for the linework and Faber Castell graphite pencils for the render work. The end result will be a fully rendered grayscale illustration producing an organic visual and a vintage feel to the final artwork.
All digital illustrations will be done on my Wacom CINTIQ 21UX. The end result will be a fully rendered and colored illustration producing a vibrant visual to the final artwork.

Both options come with a page's worth of character studies and three thumbnails to choose from prior to committing to the final illustration.

:bulletred: TRADITIONAL GRAPHITE [Cost] = Negotiatble - starting from $140 USD

(The standard already includes two predominant characters in the illustration as focal/non-focal points. Extra charges may apply if there are several important characters to be included in the drawing. We can negotiate from there to find the right budget matching your request.)

 COMMISSION #09 Kafelnikov ($135) by darkspeeds

:bulletred: DIGITAL FULL COLOR & RENDER [Cost] = Negotiable - starting from $160 USD

(The standard already includes two predominant characters in the illustration as focal/non-focal points. Extra charges may apply if there are several important characters to be included in the drawing. We can negotiate from there to find the right budget matching your request.)

COMMISSION #22 CHICAGO-PD-STARS ($180 + TIP) by darkspeeds



:bulletgreen: TERMS & CONDITIONS :bulletgreen:

Here are some rules to follow. READ THEM, respect them and I can get your commission done in good time:

  • PLEASE send me a DETAILED DESCRIPTION of what you're requesting. The more detail the better since you're here to get the most out of your commission!
    Please let me know if you have a particular style you'd like me to use for your commission - e.g. Sonic (anthro cartoon), anime, realism, etc.

  • Providing VISUALS REFERENCES is not compulsory but it will be handy for the ideation process which in turn helps me in getting the most out of your commission!

  • All commissions will undergo an ideation phase of concept sketches. Along the way, I'll be posting behind-the-scenes of progress of your work to keep you in the loop! 

  • When details of the commission have been agreed upon, a 50% deposit is sometimes required at the start (depending on my discretion) and the rest of the payment is to be sent upon completion. The high resolution image will be sent to you once full payment has been received.

  • All payments to be made to my PAYPAL account (and PAYPAL ONLY, sorry guys!) - darkspeeds@hotmail.com
    Also when performing the transaction DO NOT pass on the 'transaction fee' to my account - that is to be paid on your behalf. I will not accept payment if you do not meet this condition, and you will therefore, forfeit your commission.

    To avoid passing the transaction fee to me use the "I'M SENDING MONEY TO FAMILY OR FRIENDS" option.

  • Requesting for the ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION to be sent to you is definitely an option! Note me for a negotiable rate of the original artwork and the rates for postage and handling.

  • Last by not least, every commissioned project I work on enables me the right to present ideas and concept sketches, based on the details of the commission, to the general public. If you prefer to have information, details, and/or artwork of your commission CONFIDENTIAL please let me know in advance.


:bulletgreen: ANY QUESTIONS? :bulletgreen:

Should you have any inquiries regarding commissions please don't hesitate to:
  • write a comment here,
  • send me a PM, or
  • throw me an e-mail at - darkspeeds@hotmail.com


Thank you for taking the time to read through my commissions page, have a happy time requesting!
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:iconxlukeveithehedgehogx:
XLukeVeiTheHedgehogX Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Are you comission opened still, I'd love to comission you again. ^^
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at the moment unfortunately. Thanks for asking and I will be sure to make a future update on when commissions open up again! :)
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S-D-F-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015   General Artist
Awesome! *3*

I've got to try and get a commission from you hun; i've always wanted to see what my characters look like in your style.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a plan! ;)
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S-D-F-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015   General Artist
Indeed! :D 
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:iconstrykeforce2005:
Strykeforce2005 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have a question.

1. When talking about the transaction fee on PayPal, does this mean to send the payment as "to friends and family" or "to pay for goods and services"?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think things have changed now - to avoid the transaction fee you pay under goods and/or services. www.paypal.com/va/cgi-bin/webs…
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:iconstrykeforce2005:
Strykeforce2005 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Just making sure.
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:iconxlukeveithehedgehogx:
XLukeVeiTheHedgehogX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'd love to try getting a digitally coloured photo, I'd be so happy and honored. You've been my favorite artist I've seen all your videos. >///< I'd love too see How you'd draw my O'c. If you'll take a payment.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Luke! Thanks for the compliment!

Sure! Just PM me what you're looking for - details and commission type and we'll see where we go from there. ;)
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:iconxlukeveithehedgehogx:
XLukeVeiTheHedgehogX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Alright, I've message you.
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SonnieJaye Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I have a quick question about the digitally colored and rendered option. I wanted to get it when I got paid because I can't have Cooper taking the glory every time lol. Anyway, my question is this. Would a more detailed background cost extra? If so, how much more would that cost?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Jeleesa! An excellent question you have there. = )

Naturally it will cost extra but how much depends on what we can negotiate at the table. ;) There's no black or white answer to this, it is something to be discussed for business and I want to keep my rates as fair as possible. 

And how much detail are you looking at? Something like my recent commission?
COMMISSION #32 SonicWindAttack ($160) by darkspeeds   You can use this as a guideline as well as this: COMMISSION #22 CHICAGO-PD-STARS ($180 + TIP) by darkspeeds
 

Hope that helps! ^^
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SonnieJaye Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi thanks for replying back so quickly! c: Yeah something similar along those lines. With Art being a cop, I was thinking something along the lines of a evening or night urban/city themed background. 
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, a night scene ~ urban cityscape ~ featuring your character. I already have an idea of how I can depict her right now with a 'get-ready-with-gun-in-hand' standing pose. Portrait illustration with a three-point-vertical perspective approach. Let me know your thoughts and if you're interested we can discuss further via PM. ;) I'm currently working on two character illustrations, but I should have you for a slot available for the following week of November. ;)
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SonnieJaye Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh really. Such a creative mind you have sir, I am very interested and yes I can wait until then. I would have gotten paid by then.c: But yes we can discuss this future via pm c:
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a plan Jelessa, we shall be keeping in touch! ;)
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:iconsonniejaye:
SonnieJaye Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, I look forward to it. :)
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Edited Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there Jelessa!

I'm currently in the works of :iconstrykeforce2005:'s commission. Would you like me to slot you in next?

Do send me some additional details about specifics of your commission featuring your prime character - 
Art. Will it be a solo or will she be partnered with someone? Is she being attacked and ready to defend at that moment or is she prepping up for a city in chaos (e.g. burning buildings)?  

And just to clarify you wanted me to go for a COMPLETE ILLUSTRATION - 
 DIGITAL FULL COLOR & RENDER?

Send me a note when you're ready and we can discuss rates based on what you would like me to illustrate. 8-)
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:iconjayfoxfire:
jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was gonna go for digital coloring for a sonsal's first wedding song. But its a bit much....110 dollars is a lot for me ^^; 
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Digital full color starts from $140 US. However if you're looking for a character illustration in full color it starts from $60 US. ;)
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:iconjayfoxfire:
jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yikes....^^;;  Kinda low on money. I was thinking if you could draw sonic and sally's first wedding dance; its part of my 'simple' animation episode 1 project. I'll have to think about it.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs! Thanks for inquiring. ;)
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:iconjayfoxfire:
jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do I note you about the commission?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, I didn't receive any notes from you regarding commission this week. :D I did however, receive one from somebody else. ^^ Could you please send it in again? I'll have a read of your request when I get back home from work tonight. ;)
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:iconjayfoxfire:
jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't send a note yet XD I was just asking if I would 'order' my commission by note instead putting my info here. 
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's stick with PM - keep things private. ;)
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
You gota draw more Mace.  and I so love your crisp lines.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know!! Ask Grunn to give me some of dem coins and I'll draw him! *SHOT* X3
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:iconsandy06:
Sandy06 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Have no money ... it's the HELL ! -_-'
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:iconhassliebling:
Hassliebling Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student Photographer
Are you doing point commissions? And what about song/VA requests?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, only Paypal mate. 

And I don't take requests either! Thanks for inquiring!
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:iconhassliebling:
Hassliebling Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student Photographer
I'm sorry for that!
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:iconfullmetaltwilight:
FullmetalTwilight Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
How often do spots open up? I'm interested, but need to know when you might have openings again.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm currently working on three more commissions for the month of May. I should be available on mid-June to early July for the next round. 
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:iconfullmetaltwilight:
FullmetalTwilight Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Fantastic I'll keep checking back around then. Thanks
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs! Thanks for inquiring!
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:iconja-the-shadow-hunter:
Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's another spot open? =D
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supersonicfa Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015
How would the payment be in the case of we're paying you in other coin, like the Euro? Because I don't know how to use Paypal and they're the currency exchangeand the transaction fee, so how can we pay you the exact price? And can we pay you all the price before you start the comission? For the transaction fee, of course.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's easy, Paypal allows you to pay in any currency and they'll do the conversion for you.

Regarding my commission prices they will be paid in full as US dollars.

Hope that helps! *thumbs up*
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:iconsupersonicfa:
supersonicfa Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015
yep, thank you so much :D
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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Shar-zul Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Darkspeeds, just going to shoot a question your way~

What if the commissioner DOESN'T have PayPal, but they live in Australia + willing to send the money via postage?

Just a thought, since I may commission you in the near future ;)
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great question mate! 

To answer your question I won't accept money by post - it's too risky, for both you and myself.

Best to do a BPAY/bsb transfer from your Australia bank account (provided that you have one). Hope that helps!
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:iconshar-zul:
Shar-zul Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for answering my question!

I'll see what I can do then~
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:iconzeldalegends4525:
zeldalegends4525 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Darkspeeds Ive been meaning to try and do commission work but I dont know how to get started any tips??
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure.

First get REALLY GOOD with your art.

Secondly be giving to the community and get more people watching you.

Thirdly, advertise yourself and be humble about it at the start, then as you gain momentum with your work you have right to up those prices. Don't sell yourself short, ever.
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:icontrash-meta:
Trash-meta Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Writer
Do you have any limitations on what you can draw? Like, can you draw humans or characters from existing stories for example?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! That's what I'm here for - to challenge myself after learning new things from school. Did you have a commission in mind?
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