Commission Prices

One of the greatest joys of what I do is being able to give form to the ideas and desires brought to me by my clients. I take commission orders for both animal portraits and original illustrations, and am also available for all sorts of creative collaborations. 

Just like each of my clients, every commission piece is unique, and as such it's very difficult for me to offer a list of set prices here on my website. I will work to your requirements, however weird and wonderful they may be! This means various sizes, shapes and combinations of media are available.

However, I appreciate it is useful to have an idea of the potential cost of the artwork you have in mind, so I have compiled a basic price list below for you. Please note, these are baseline figures for A4 and A3 sizes only (other sizes including custom sizes are available), and extra details and embellishments will cost more, depending on their nature. It would be best to email me to discuss your exact idea, as each piece of work is consequently quoted on a unique basis.

Please note, once a price has been agreed, I do ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your commission slot. I will begin work on your commission once I have received this, and the remainder will be due to me upon completion of your order. I will keep in regular contact with you throughout the duration of the creative process, to ensure I produce a special piece of artwork that you are happy with!

Natural Background

An artwork wherein the natural colour of the paper is allowed to become the background of the piece; brought to life with Prismacolor Premier colour pencils.

I have a wide range of available colours, including textured papers, and if you desire something specific which is not in my current stock I am happy to discuss sourcing it.  I am also happy to advise on what colours might be best suited to your piece if you are unsure what to choose!

Prices from:

A4 - £60

A3 - £120

Watercolour Splash

A fun and artsy mixed-media take on my 'Natural' illustrations. These pieces are initially started with watercolours, and then completed as usual with Prismacolor Premier pencils. Both matt and iridescent watercolours are available, but iridescent is recommended for extra 'ooh'-factor! 


As with all commissions, the colour scheme is your choice, but I am available to advise you if preferred, and please contact me to discuss any extra details.

Prices from:

A4 - £80

A3 - £160


A full-colour artwork completed entirely in Prismacolor Premier colour pencils. You choose the colour scheme and any special features/additional details, or alternatively I am available to bounce ideas around with you if you would prefer some guidance.


Please note, complex requests are more time-consuming and so will be more expensive. Please contact me and we can chat about your requirements!

Prices from:

A4 - £95

A3 - £190

A4 artworks measure 21 x 29.7 centimetres, or 8.27 x 11.69 inches.

A3 artworks measure 29.7 x 42 centimetres, or 11.69 x 16.54 inches.

A few notes on prices...

  • Please note, the above prices are baseline figures for A4 and A3 artworks only, as these are what I am most commonly asked for. However, other sizes (including custom shapes and sizes) are available too. Just ask!

  • The prices given above are for portraits or illustrations featuring one animal only; I am happy to include more than one animal in a single frame as well - please contact me to discuss.

  • The above examples of styles are not set in stone - if you have an idea that doesn't quite fit any of these categories, don't be put off! I love a challenge, and I love working 'outside the box'. So, pop me a message and let's talk.


Please contact me using the form below if you would like to enquire about commissioning artwork. 

Alternatively, you can email me directly at

I look forward to hearing from you!


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