Each year I open a number of spots to allow for custom commissions, aside from dog portraits. Past subjects have included extra large animal portraits, golf and other sports, seascapes and landscapes. I have not ventured much into portraits of the human kind so I don't accept those requests right now.
Although it does depend on the complexity of the project, the rate is approximately $2.75 per square inch.
Please start by emailing me your ideas as well as any reference photos you have. We can discuss layout, composition, etc. At that time, I can give you a quote as well as a timeline for completion.
I work in graphite and charcoal. The substrates I use are either Strathmore 500 Bristol Vellum ( a medium weight paper similar to cardstock) or Arches Rives BFK ( a textured French printmaking paper). Both are of the highest quality and 100% cotton.