Without a clear understanding of what you need me to achieve, I won't have a clue. Everything I do is priced based on the time it takes for me to complete it.
I have three ways of working:
If it's a painting you want to commission, that's altogether a different kettle of fish. Some of my paintings have taken well over a hundred hours to complete and therefore an hourly rate can't be applied. Ideally a portrait will come out of a meeting to discuss the work, sittings to sketch and take reference photographs before any real work is done. A portrait can cost anywhere between a few hundred and a few thousand pounds. A portrait isn't something to be entered into lightly. Let's talk.
Unless you have a specification to which you'd like me to work, I will generally provide digital high resolution, press-ready files either emailed or delivered via Dropbox, depending on size.
I produce images in traditional media and provide scanned files to the resolution you need or vector art. Documents are supplied as screen or print resolution PDFs for approval and delivery of the completed work is as press-ready PDF.
Every project is different, but essentially it goes like this:
Occasionally loops will occur where several revisions are required, but that's the creative process for you.
There are three elements in design and illustration: Time, Quality and Cost. Think of it as a tripod. Reduce one or more and stability is compromised.