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Now taking Sketch Commission Requests!

I finally have a gap in my comics schedule and for a limited time am taking commissions for custom sketches. I get lots of requests outside of conventions, but am usually dealing with comic book deadlines that are too tight for me to consider additional work, so now’s your chance!

I am taking advance orders for Gallifrey One, Emerald City Comic Con, and C2E2, as well as orders to be sent by mail.

Gallifrey One (Pre-Order Deadline February 10)
February 17-19, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA
www.gallifreyone.com

Emerald City Comic Con (Pre-Order Deadline February 23)
March 2-5, 2017 – Seattle, WA
www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

C2E2 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (Pre-Order Deadline April 14)
April 21-23, 2017 – Chicago, IL
www.c2e2.com

I will appearing at all three of those conventions and will be taking orders and commission sketches there, but my sketch list fills up FAST, so even if you’re hoping to see me there ordering your sketch in advance is the best way to make sure you can get the original art you want. Plus, for ordering and paying in advance, I’m offering a $20 discount on full-figure sketches or orders of $100 or more.

CCE 2013 Joker NYCC 2012 Miss Martian fcbd-2014-supergirl

All of my convention sketches are black ink on 9×12″ bristol. I will also draw on sketch covers and in sketchbooks by request. I have a supply of the sketch cover varient of the first issue of my Third Doctor series available.

Sketch Rates

Here’s my sketch rates right now. Samples of different varieties of sketches are below!

  • Full Figure: $100 for the first character + $80 for each additional character (MINUS A $20 DISCOUNT for advance orders/payment)
  • Head Sketch or Head-and-Shoulder: $60
  • + $5 for Doctor Who Sketch Cover Book:
    The same rate structure applies to artwork done on a sketch cover – but if I provide the comic there is a $5 charge for the book, and currently I only have the sketch variant of The Third Doctor #1.

I expect demand to exceed my available time, so I will commit to commissions on a first-come, first-served basis. Place your order early so you don’t miss out!

Headshot or Head-and-Shoulder Sketches

 

Headshot - Darkseid Headshot - Deadpool as Spiderman Headshot - Two-Face Headshot - Penguin Headshot - Joker Headshot - Kid Flash Headshot - Christopher Reeve

Single-Character Sketches

1 Character - Spider-man 1 Character - Batgirl Classic 1 Character - Black Beetle 1 Character - Wonder Woman 1 Character - Dr Fate 1 Character - Taskmaster 1 Character - Captain Marvel 1 Character - Robin 1 Character - Batgirl 1 Character - Zoom 1 Character - Golden Age Sandman 1 Character - Disco Wing 1 Character - Artemis 1 Character - Wildfire 1 Character - Superboy 1 Character - Batman

Two-Character Sketches

2 Character - LadyBug & CatNoir 2 Character - Superboy & Miss Martian 2 Character - Third Doctor & Tardis 2 Character - Superboy & Wolf

Three-Character or Negotiated Flat-Rate Sketches

3 Character - Batman Robin Alfred 3 Character - Flash & Kid Flash vs Grodd Sketch Cover - Doom Patrol

More Sketch Covers

Sketch Cover - Pertwee Wrap Around Sketch Cover - Troughton w Background Sketch Cover - Troughton Headshot>Sketch Cover - Capaldi Wrap Sketch Cover - Wrap Darkseid Sketch Cover - Skeletor

 

If you want to place a commission order, fill out the form below. If you want to place an order for more than a single sketch, re-submit the form for each additional sketch.

  •   Pick-up at Gallifrey One
      Pick-up at ECCC
      Pick-up at C2E2
      Shipped directly to me (Additional shipping charges will apply.)
  •   Full Figure(s)
      Head & Shoulders
      3 or more characters or major prop or background elements (a special flat rate may apply.)
  •   Sketch on 9x12 Bristol
      Sketch on Doctor Who Sketch Cover ($5 fee for comic)
      Other (By special arrangement, additional fees may apply. Please be as specific as possible describing what you want.)

 

 

Upon receipt of this form I will write you back to confirm the details of the order and ask any necessary follow up questions. I’ll instruct you on how to make payment via PayPal (including an extra postage & handling charge if the artwork is to be shipped). Once I have the payment I will complete your sketch it will be available for pick-up or shipped as per our arrangements.

Now Taking Commissions by eMail – Limited Time Only

I get a lot of requests to do sketch commissions by mail from people that don’t have the opportunity to get one from me at a convention. I currently have a short window in my schedule that will allow me to do a limited number of sketches for fans.

I’m trying to do as many of these as I can in a limited amount of time so I need to keep it simple. Comic book heroes and villains only, sketches will be done in ink on 9″x12″ bristol paper. No sketch covers at this time.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

Because this is being done by mail, I there will be a $10 addition to your total to cover shipping.

If you would like to request a sketch (or more than one), email me at chris@christopherjonesart.com. Tell me the character you want. Many characters have more than one look, whether it be different costumes or designs for animation (i.e. Young Justice, Batman: The Animated Series, etc.) Be specific about what you want. If you choose the Full Figure option I’ll draw your character in an action pose of my choosing, unless you specify what you want (leaping, running, throwing a punch, etc.). If you choose the Head Sketch option, I’ll try to come up with an expression that conveys that character’s winning personality. :)

If I’m able to do the commission you ask for, I’ll let you know by email and provide you with the PayPal payment information and confirm the price. You would then provide me with your shipping information when you make your payment.

I’ve only got so many slots available, so it’s first-come, first-served for as long as this window of opportunity lasts. I’ll post an update to this blog entry with the commission list is closed.

Examples of Figure Sketches:

sketch e sketch b sketch f
Sketch - Aquaman & Mera NYCC 2013 Dickbabs Sketch - The Punisher figure
Sketch - Harley with Hammer Sketch - Miss Martian 277203_438146876222913_1703459975_o

Examples of Head Sketches:

Sketch - Darkseid headshot Sketch - Deadshot Sketch - Composite Superman headshot
Sketch - Batman classic headsketch Sketch - Superboy & Drake Robin Sketch - Nightwing Headshot
CCE13 Sketch - Artemis CCE 2013 Joker CCE13 Sketch - Vader

C2E2 2015 Sketch Comissions

NYCC 2012 Kid Flash NYCC 2012 Miss Martian NYCC 2013 Dickbabs
All of my convention sketches are black ink on 9×12″ bristol. I will also draw on sketch covers and in sketchbooks by request. Payment due when you pick up the completed sketch. My C2E2 sketch list does fill up fast, so the earlier you can get me your request, the better. I will be in Artist Alley all 3 days, easy to find at table U10.

 

C2E2 2015 Advance Sketch Rates 

I will be taking a limited number of advance sketch commissions at a reduced rate.

Full Figure: $60 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $40

If you would like to commission a sketch in advance for my reduced rate, please email your request to chris@christopherjonesart.com no later than Midnight on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The earlier, the better to get on the list.

 

C2E2 2015 At-the-Con Sketch Rates 

I will be doing sketches during the convention. Stop by my table, U10, on Friday or Saturday to get on my list! Here are my at-the-con sketch rates.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

 

Student Sketch Rate Sweepstakes

I know many of you are students who can’t afford my regular sketch rates but really, REALLY want one of my sketches. I hear you, so I am going to hold a sweepstakes for 5 students to purchase a custom convention sketch at a special student rate.

Full Figure: $40 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $20

Entries will be accepted until Midnight on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Winners will be notified by email on Thursday morning. If you win, you must be present at C2E2 2015 and you must show me your student ID in order to get your sketch at the special student rate. Use the form below to enter the sweepstakes.

Student Sketches now closed for C2E2 2015.

Springcon 2012 Tigra CCE 2013 Joker Geek Kon 2014 Wonder Woman

New York Comic Con Sketches

NYCC 2012 Kid Flash NYCC 2012 Miss Martian NYCC 2013 Dickbabs
All of my convention sketches are black ink on 9×12″ bristol. I will also draw on sketch covers and in sketchbooks by request. Payment due when you pick up the completed sketch. My New York Comic Con sketch list does fill up fast, so the earlier you can get me your request, the better. I will be in Artist Alley all 4 days, easy to find at table C18.

 

New York Comic Con 2014 Sketch Rates 

Full Figure: $100 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

If you would like to send me your NYCC sketch request ahead of time, putting you first on my list, please email it to chris@christopherjonesart.com.

 

Student Sketch Rate Sweepstakes

I know many of you are students who can’t afford my sketch rates but really, REALLY want one of my sketches. I hear you, so I am going to hold a sweepstakes for 5 students to purchase a custom convention sketch at a special student rate.

Full Figure: $40 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $20

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, Oct 5th 2014. Winners will be notified by email on Sunday, Oct 6th. If you win, you must be present at New York Comic Con and you must show me your student ID in order to get your sketch at the special student rate. Use the form below to enter the drawing.

Sign-ups are now closed. Thanks!

Springcon 2012 Tigra CCE 2013 Joker Geek Kon 2014 Wonder Woman

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2013 Hightlights

CCE13 FRI - Table Set-up
 

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have been invited to be a guest at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. Hal and I arrived at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport which has the airport code CVG, the same abbreviation we use for our home convention CONvergence, which I suppose could be taken as a good omen for the weekend to come. We were met at the airport by Amanda Gilliam, which was the first time that I’ve ever had the driver-with-your-name-on-an-erasable-marker-board experience. Amanda wasn’t driving us though, she hooked us up with a pre-paid shuttle to our hotel in Cincinnati while she went back to wait for the next out-of-town guests due to arrive.

Friday afternoon was spent setting up my booth. We’re forever trying to find ways of streamlining my convention set-up, making it faster to put together and getting the most bang for the buck given the limitations of bulk and weight that is practical to bring to a convention by plane. This was the best iteration to date, but we’ve already got ideas of how to improve it for next time!

CCE13 SUN - Jim nate_the_robot fan art

Young Justice fan art from Jim Haas

The convention was open from 5:00-7:00pm for a “preview night” for Exhibitors and VIP Ticketholders. I didn’t do a lot of business, but there was a lot of browsing and it was a great chance to meet some of the other folks there for the show while traffic was light. The cosplayers were already out in force, and we started capturing photos. When I say we, I mean mostly Hal. She’s the reason you see as many photos in my social media on a convention weekend as you do, as she’s both taking the photos and posting them while I’m busy drawing and talking to fans. Hals are very useful, I highly recommend them.

We captured so many cosplay photos over the weekend I created a separate blog post for them, which you can see here.

CCE13 FRI - TMNT Balloons

TMNT Balloon Sculptures at Geek Prom

Friday Night was the Comic Expo’s Geek Prom, which had a Saturday Morning Cartoons theme,with many of the attendees in cosplay or pajamas.

CCE13 SAT - Art of War II

Art of War II at the Mainstay Rock Bar

Saturday Night featured an after party at the Mainstay Rock Bar including the second annual installment of an improv drawing event called Art of War. Artists went head-to-head in drawing challenges in an elimination structure. This year I was happy to just watch, but if I make it back next year, maybe I’ll participate!

I love meeting all fans, but I’m always especially amused by exchanges with costumed fans that revolve around their costumed personas. A Nightwing cosplayer asked if I would “sign his wing,” and then proceeded to lean over for me to sign the chest logo on his costume, playing it up like I was signing a female fan’s cleavage. (I never get asked to do THAT… maybe I should be grateful?) Judge Dredd and a colleague stopped by and were very concerned with whether the free candy being offered at my table met with regulations.

CCE13 SAT - Signing Nightwing

Signing Nightwing’s costume

CCE13 SAT - Judges

These Judges meant business


My favorite had to be when a Dalek glided to a stop in front of my booth. Its eyestalk examined my many Doctor Who prints and then informed me “YOU ARE CHAR-GING TOO MUCH FOR DE-PIC-TIONS OF A TIME-LORD.” I said there was a discount for Kaled Mutants. The eyestalk returned to the prints, then pointed back at me. “I WILL CON-SI-DER YOUR OFFER.” Then it glided away. I wish I had video.

I did a number of sketches while at the Expo, and you can see those below.

CCE13 Sketch - Ace the Bat Hound

Ace the Bat Hound

CCE13 Sketch - Zatanna

Zatanna

CCE13 Sketch - Vader

Darth Vader


The first sketch request of the weekend was for one of the Super Pets, and I opted for Ace the Bathound. I’ve always loved the inherent goofiness of a masked crime-fighting dog, and enjoyed doing a melodramatic take on the beloved Bat-pet. Next up was a Young Justice style Zatanna. I’m convinced that the only reason she didn’t have her trademark fishnets on the TV show was the limitations of animation, so she’s got them in this sketch. Finally, I was asked for a Darth Vader by Cincinnati Comic Expo founder and director Andrew Satterfield. I don’t often get asked for characters from outside of comics, so this was fun to do. Big thanks to Andrew for bringing me to the convention!

CCE13 Sketch - Huntress

JLU-style Huntress

CCE13 Sketch - Artemis

Artemis

CCE13 Sketch - Darkseid

Darkseid


One fan asked for a Justice League Unlimited style Huntress, which I was happy to provide. Next up was a quick head sketch of Young Justice’s Artemis which I did as gift for the daughter of Brian Tudor, who sent out a Tweet about wanting to see me in Cincinnati that got me on the radar of CCE Director Andrew Satterfield. The Darkseid sketch I did during some down time when I felt like drawing. I’ll have it for sale at my next convention for unless someone makes me a better offer first! :)

CCE13 Sketch - Tigra

Avengers sketch cover with Tigra

CCE13 Sketch - Etrigan Green Arrow

Green Arrow sketch cover with Arrow vs Etrigan


Two different fans asked for sketch covers. One had seen a Tigra sketch I’d done at another convention and liked that I emphasized her feral nature over her sex appeal, and asked for something in a similar vein. Another fan asked for Etrigan vs. Green Arrow.

CCE13 Sketch - Bowties are Cool

Madman without a Box

And finally, I did one more sketch just to be drawing during some down time. I started drawing the Joker, and had gotten as far as deciding what kind of tie to give him – bolo, straight necktie, or bow tie – when inspiration struck. Between the Joker drawing turning out pretty well and the Doctor Who reference, this seems to have gotten a pretty good reaction on social media. I may have to do another version of this as a print! I’ve still got this original art, so it also will be available at my next convention unless I get a better offer! ;)

CCE13 SUN - Posing at Hall of Justice

At the Hall of Justice – Cincinnati’s Union Terminal

Before leaving town I had to visit the great comic book geek landmark of Cincinnati, Union Terminal which these days is the Cincinnati Museum Center. Back in 1973 it served as inspiration for the Justice League’s Hall of Justice on The Superfriends!

My thanks again to everyone that stopped by my table at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, and all the great volunteers who made the event happen and made me feel so welcome there. You’ve got a great convention and I’d love to come back!