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Hello friends,

I am in a pickle. I need to update my website but I'm having a bit of difficulty with categorizing my artwork. I have a few different styles that I use and I'd like to display them but they don't always mesh well.

I have set up two test sites. Laurencrest.wix.com/artwork and laurencrest.wix.com/artwork2. Please let me know which site is easier to navigate and has the best flow. Also, I'd love to receive any additional feedback, critique, comments, etc on the sites.


At the moment, I'm leaning toward artwork2 because I like the ability to have multiple categories under one section. At the moment the Detailed Illustration section is pretty bare but I'm confident that that will change soon. I also like having line art available on the same page but not mixed in with the other images. I also like that I can have a Storybook Illustration section that can grow with additional books. The only problem with Artwork 2 is that some people may not know to scroll down to see other sections.

Again, all constructive feedback is appreciated. :)


Thank you!


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Lauren Crest
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I graduated with my BFA studying 2D art, specifically drawing. I love illustration and am working to find my own style and technique. Check out my journal for more information from my artist statement. Any questions? Feel free to ask.


Websites:
facebook.com/laurencrestartwor…
euterpe-the-egret.tumblr.com/
laurencrest.wix.com/artwork
laurencrest.wix.com/photograph…
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Below is my complete commission information. Please read through carefully before you submit a request for a commission. When you submit a request for a commission you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below.


Format:


All commissions will currently be done digitally. I do not currently offer traditional media.

Types of commissions:


Partial: A picture from either the waste up or the bust up. These images are of half a character's body. 
Full: these are images in which full bodies (hands and feet) are shown in the image. 


Sketches
: sketches are done in black and white. They are unfinished products and can be rough. While they may not be perfect they will be in a “finished” state and will be clear. 
Partial: $10
Full: $15

Density attempt 1 by Euterpe-The-Egret Portrait by Euterpe-The-Egret Bird creature by Euterpe-The-Egret  Glorb sketch by Euterpe-The-Egret 

(note: these pictures are examples of sketches. All commissioned sketches and line art will be scanned in and edited digitally so that they are without strange color variations or shadows on the picture)

Lineart: These are finished pictures made up solely of lines. These are cleaner products than sketches. 
Partial: $20
Full: $25
Agony by Euterpe-The-Egret The Twins by Euterpe-The-Egret Lost by Euterpe-The-Egret The fear by Euterpe-The-Egret Communication by Euterpe-The-Egret


Digitally colored sketches: Like sketches, these will not be perfect but will have a rough finish to them. They are painted in such a way that the original sketch lines may still be present after the piece is completed. Some sketched lines may take place of some of the shading.
Partial: $15/30
Full: $25/35

Quick illustrative portrait practice by Euterpe-The-EgretGlorb by Euterpe-The-Egret Canadian Eh' by Euterpe-The-Egret Character Design practice by Euterpe-The-Egret Cyborg by Euterpe-The-Egret

Detailed colored images (prices depend on amount of detail and are ): These are cleaner pieces when finished and do not have any sketch lines showing. These tend to be more detailed drawings. 
Partial : $30-50
Full: $45-55

Elephant Puffer Fish by Euterpe-The-EgretT-rex 1 by Euterpe-The-EgretTo hallucinate by Euterpe-The-Egret Color tests by Euterpe-The-Egret

Additional fees:

Added backgrounds: by default all commissions are done with a blank background or a background with simple color washes. These are done free of charge. For Scene background (or backgrounds that place the character/animal in a scene) an additional $10-25 will be charged (depending on detail).

Additional characters/people: $5-35 per person depending on the amount of detail desired 

Prices are set according to the estimated time and difficulty for each piece. The more time and difficulty that goes into a commission will cause for it to cost more. Prices are very rarely negotiable. 


Terms and Conditions:

  • Take a look at my current work. If you do not see what you are looking for ask me questions before jump in. A full refund is offered in the event of a piece not being able to be completed. No refund is available for unsatisfied customers. The pieces in my gallery reflect my work. If you don’t like what you see then it is best to find another person to commission for your idea.
  • Half payment is required up front for all commissions. In progress up dates are sent out during the production of a piece as proof of it being completed. Full payment is required before the finished artwork is sent out. A small resolution watermarked image will be sent to you as proof of completion but no final product will be sent before final payment has been received. 
  • I reserve the right to turn down commissions for any reason. Though this does not happen frequently it is still a possibility.  I put my best effort into commissions but if I am not particularly confident my abilities for your idea I may turn you down.  I may decline commissions due to time restrictions.
  • I reserve the right to post completed commissions on my art sites (facebook, DA, Wix) or use it as self advertising at any time in the future. All commissions are still copyrighted under the artist even after they are sold. 
  • Credit will be given to the artist even after the pieces are sold. Artwork commissioned cannot be used for resell or for commercial work unless written permission has been obtained from the Artist.
  • All commissions will come with a signature located somewhere on the piece. This may not be removed.
  • No edits may be made to the final product unless written permission has been obtained from the Artist. No photoshopping/additional coloring may be done to the completed image.
  • Size must be specified before the project begins. Once a commission has been started the size  of a piece will not be able to be changed. Any size (within range) is available if it is requested before the commission has been started.
  • I do not draw copyrighted characters. I will not draw Harry Potter, Naruto, Sailor Moon, Jack Sparrow, etc. These are copyrighted and are not legal for me to make a profit off of.
  • I will try my best to complete commissions in a timely manner. Please be understanding that delays may arise. I will try my best to keep you informed of any delays that occur.
    • Time Estimates
      • Sketches 1-2 days
      • Painted sketches 2-3 days
      • Colored painting 5-10 days.
    • These are only time estimates. Pieces may take more or less time depending on work flow and the difficulty of the piece. Additional backgrounds or characters will add more time to these estimates. 
  • At this time I am only offering digital commissions. If you are requesting a traditional commission you are free to inquire if I am willing to do it but it is unlikely.
  • I reserve the right to any artistic license taken. If you ask for a specific picture and do not want any changes in detail then please voice concerns early and be specific. If you are not detailed in what you want then expect some form of creative leeway to be taken. 
  • I work on first-come-first-serve basis. I have a list of commissions in the order that I receive them. I do what I can to get commissions done in a timely manner. When you commission me I will give you an estimate of how long it should take before I get to your commission. I will also send you a message of when I am ready to start your commission. Payment is only accepted when I am ready to start your commission. Commissions may be skipped or placed on pause if messages are not returned in a timely manner. 
  • I do collaborations. Prices can be negotiated based on what is needed.
  • I may place a freeze on taking new commissions if my list of commissions is getting long. I would rather not have a long list of people constantly waiting to receive their commissions.

 

How to commission me:


Payments: I accept Paypal. US Dollars only. I do not accept art trades or requests.

Send me a message to laurencrest@gmail.com with "Commission" in the subject line. Tell me the type of commission you want and any pertinent details to what you want in the image. Please be as detailed as possible so that the final image can be satisfactory. After you e-mail me I will confirm that you understand the price of the commission and have read the Terms and Conditions. Once I am ready to start your commission I will give you my Paypal information for the first half of your payment. After a deposit is made I will begin your commission. 


Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have them as I want us to both have a clear agreement on the commission and the commission process before any transactions are made. I will do my best to give an estimate of how long it should take to complete your commission. Visual aids are very helpful. If you have a particular pose, hairstyle, clothing item that you want in the image or if you have a reference image they can be very beneficial to getting a commission that you are looking for. These are not required. 

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:iconmarbearcarebear:
marbearcarebear Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what art school did you attend? i'm currently looking at different colleges...
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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I apologize but I would not recommend my University for their art school. I went to that University because all of their medical programs were either the best in the state or within the  top 10 in the US. After I changed my mind on pursuing a nursing degree I decided to pursue my passion for Art.  I had to choose between transferring and having to take over 30 more credits (not to mention making up credits that wouldn't transfer) or to just finish the remaining 18 or so at my University. I choose to stay. It was an adequate education but it wasn't great. 

On a slight side note: while I didn't really find a lot of constructive critique for most of my classes, I think personal growth in art is more based on determination and self education of an artist than a great school. Don't search for an expensive university where you won't be able to pay off your student loans. I know people who are in $50,000-200,000 worth of debt where as I'm getting out of it at $27,000. Art is a hard career to get a job in. If you can't make a living off of it and pay off your loan money then an extremely expensive degree isn't worth it.

I've read articles that state that a degree at Yale only gives the graduates a one year step up from graduates from other colleges before they are all equaled out. 

So that is just something to keep in mind.
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching :iconfeature-it-monday:

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Lawli-Art Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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  Welcome to :iconrising-artists:, the most awesomesaucetastic group ever!!!! RA is dedicated to helping and supporting beginning to intermediate artists by hosting a variety of weekly events (Group Activities"), such as Prompts and Critique Sessions in order to further their skills, etc. Submission rules can be found here:
Group Submission Rules and Guidelines. We're (At least I am!) so glad to have you here with us-I hope you have a fantastic time-so if you have any suggestions, concerns, questions or anything else, feel free to note or comment us! Tight Hug    

 :dontpoke: (This is where Lawli gets bored of all that boring, absolutely mundane stuff and starts interrogating you-feel free to imagine yourself bound to some awkward metal chair, in a lifeless little dungeon somewhere with several lovely...ah, bloodstains? If you don't mind, we could have tea parties and imitate slightly drunk, tipsy/portly middle-aged men with beer bellies!)

                                                         
                                           ~Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] Lawli-Art, Co-Admin of Rising-Artists

P.S. Also, I insist on a cookie from Granny Simply's cookie jar, which is filled with wonders never seen before. (Such as gigantic cookies!)*Pumps fist in air*

P.P.S. :happybounce: Sorry if that's a bit overwhelming...`(o////o) Also, sorry for the late welcome! I lost the coding and had to spend another 2 hours rewriting it...Not to mention the system rejected the first speech as spam 'cuz it was 7 paragraphs. Hmmph! *scandalized fanning hand motions*

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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. And no worries about the delayed welcome. :)
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TheGreaterEnhancer Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the watch
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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem. Your work is interesting and definitely worth a watch. I look forward to your future pieces. :)
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Nahkuman Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! 
And don't worry, you will get better. In fact i feel your probably better than what you think, keep it up!
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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem. I look forward to see your future works. :)

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm improving slowly but surely with my new goal of at least one new piece a week. 
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HelloDearThomas Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank You so Much for your support, I really appreciate it! 

You have an Incredible gallery as well! :)
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