This is by far the BEST commission instructional video I've ever received from an art buyer. Thank you Ginger Crosbie for the level of thoughtfulness and detail of what I need to do for this commissioned portrait of JC. Thank you for giving me the permission to post this video.
If are a first time art buyer thinking of commissioning an artist, please reference this video and provide the following:
• Subject matter with reference photos (if any) that resemble what you have in mind. Trust me, artists are not mind readers and I totally get how difficult it can be to describe something so jut google some reference images to help facilitate the communication
• If you know what size you want, please discuss with the artist.
• If you know what color scheme you like please share that with the artist too. If you have no idea what you like then let's reverse engineer and tell the artist what colors you absolutely DON'T want.
• If you have an idea of the composition such as full frontal view, 3/4 view or full bust vs. full body, let your artist know and go from there.
In the end, always have an open mind and trust your artist in what he/she can do. Know that unless you are asking for a digitally rendered artwork, everything is painted by hand and any changes will require the artist to repaint. Thank you and any questions leave a comment below.
Stella Chang is an artist based in NYC who works primarily in watercolor and ink. Her practice includes creating original paintings, licensing artworks, digital prints, and multimedia pieces in the form of NFTs, as well as 3D printing.