I've talked about this once or twice, but now I think I'm really ready to do some real commissions. I've been wood carving for a few years now, and I think I'm starting to get pretty good at it. I've just started working on 3D sculptures, and the angle I'm working on is almost finished. I have all the pieces I've worked on here for those who are interested in seeing what I can do Message - My Photo Gallery.
I can do two types of carvings. One is a chip carving, which is carving a picture or design into a piece of wood. It's not 3D, it's just an etching. I'm sorry I don't have any examples of them in my gallery, but the ones I've done were for a friend. He wanted me to make him eight charms, each of which were very detailed. It was a lot of fun. The other type is a 3D carving like the angle I'm making. I've gotten really good at those and I'm assuming that's what most people would want from me.
If anyone wants to commission something, just send me a PM with the details or a drawing of what you want. I'll also need to know the colors if you want me to paint it. If your going to send a drawing, it doesn't have to be very detailed, I only need a coloring book type picture, just the basic details. If you just explaining it to me, I'll send you the sketch drawing before I start carving and you can say if you like it or not.
Although I feel very silly asking this, I really don't know how to work out the money. I'd have to ship the carving, but I'm not sure what is the best way for the commissioner to pay me. Would mailing a check or cash work because that sounds pretty easy. Also sense I've never sold any of my work, I don't know where to range it price wise. I'm thinking $20 for a basic 3D carving ($60+ for something like the angel) and $5-15 for a chip carving depending no how detailed it is. If anyone thinks this is too high or low, please say something as I'm kind of in the dark here.