Commissions

My contact/paypal: mayshing@gmail.com

Current commission status: CLOSED (busy!)
Waiting list open: You are welcome to email me to be wait-listed,
please prepare to wait at least 9 months-1 year.


 

Dear potiential client:

+ Notes about contacting me: I am an e-mail person.
+ I am on e-mail all the time, or most of the time.
+ If I am going out of the country I will notify you ahead of time and rearrange the changes

+ I don’t use cell phone much, need to know when you will call

+ I do use facebook for clients, fb messenger can reach me.

+ I typically will ask for 20%-50% down payment for first time client,
to whatever I will be delivering after a sample sketch done for your project,after I deliver then I will ask for the remaining agreed amount.

+ We accept stable monthly payment based on your budget needs.


 

All clients are required to put in an advance after contract signed, and a small sample work has been provided. I will provide my own contract should the client does not have one and the job complexity requires one.

All my contract are “Freelance contractor” work for hire agreement. Meaning I finish the work on my schedule, if there’s a specific date required for the work to be done, a specific contract needs to be provided and signed.

Writers:

< Guidelines for character description- for writers>

-please use that guideline to check whether you have included everything in your script, very often I get writers who describe their characters too briefly for me to illustrate. If you are very open minded and want to let me decide, perfect! But I still need some bases.

  • What I don’t do: pronographic material, animation for free or below my rates.
  • Revisions: I provide 3 free revisions per artwork,
    if you need more than that I will add to the cost at 25 per hour rate.
    (if I spent 10 extra mins is 0.16 hour = 4-5 dollars)

MY policy: (for my client’s peace of mind)

Rights policy: Typically, if I make work for client, I go with work for hire contract. (e-mail agreement and this page serves as written agreement.) This applies to both my indie/non-commercial client, and commercial clients, my clients are free to use the images as they please. I will not ask for additional reward, even if you went ahead and made 1 million, 1 trillion from it, unless a contract states my royalty share, I will not cause you trouble for it. But I do ask for proper credit given, and let me use it for portfolio, so i may get more business.

Hiring: I do have regular assistants and I will inform you about who worked on the project under me.

Delivery date: I typically do not want to rush a commission, I will try to give you an update every week or every other week. If you need things in a hurry, rates increase.

Additional costs: If you made additional requests, changes, that cost me beyond agreeable time, I will request for more payment to cover time spent. I work only for the quality matching to the amount you pay for.


Illustration:

Normal delivery- weekly or monthly update.

sketches

Quick sketch: -10-15 USD

  • Inking a pre-made sketch: – 15-25 USD
  • Inked/toned piece: -40 USD
  • Redraw your design, and color: – 35 USD
  • 1 character, from script, simple or pre-made background: 10-40 USD

 


Design and layout work:

Design:

A single Character turn around sheet ready for 2D animation production needs, frontal, side, 3/4, and back view, colored, starts at 150 USD+ (rates may vary based on complexity)

A single character front and back sheet: starts at $100.

 

Background, layout, scenes: depends on purpose and complexity

Simple- starts at 50-100 USD (2-4 hours work)

to—-
Highest quality– to 750 USD (30 hours work)

Prefer: naturalistic scenery, old/historic buildings

manga

Manga /comic commission:

private, indepent production delivery- no deadline, on my schedule, if I have bigger jobs it may come slower.

  • Sketch only for reference- 25 per page
  • I do take a whole book commission:
    Payments can be split into chapters or sections, we can talk about details.
  • I am not going to proof read for you, what you wrote goes on, copy and paste.
    Please make sure your script has been proof-read, and edited before you send it to me.
    (if your script has too many typos/grammars I will tell you, or simply turn down the job.)
  • I may provide webcomic hosting on my site if my client agrees to it.

2D Animation for private commissions:

Private, independent production delivery– no deadline, on my weekly part-time schedule.

I provide a weekly update to you on the progress.

Payment: You can determine a monthly payment you want and we will work with that.


Storyboarding: (see samples via link)
Indie/non-commercial: starting rate 25 USD per storyboard page based on the script, no limited time delivery.
Animatic: depends on length

2D Animation for private commissions: (from cheap to best)

Delivery time: I will work out a schedule with you if you need it,
but if you have to rush me I will X2.5 times my rates, because of overnights fee plus recruitment.

Cheap: (2-3 drawings per second)

25-40 USD Stills – still shot, nothing moving, with film composite and simple movement.

80 USD – 120 USD: 1 looping animation, such as 1 character simple hair loop, (6-12 drawings) 1 stock background, cleaned/colored. (each new character on the scene is another $60)

In animation, a lot of backgrounds can be reused and repainted.
The reused background count as stock image, I won’t charge any for that, we can only known for certain when storyboard is finished.


Higher quality non-looping full animation: (15-30 drawings per second)

Rate: ( sample links are for the quality you will see, not the frame rate)

Sketch animation: 5 per drawing  (around $75 and up per sec)

ink animation: 10 per drawing (around $150 and up per sec)

Single Shade Colored: 12 per drawing ($180 and up per sec)

Shadow, highlight colored: 15 per drawing ($225 and up per sec)

– Again, not all shots need high quality animation, some shots could be stills and pans, which will be around 30 USD.
Some shots could be just 1-3 drawings too. On average only a 1-2 shots could be this costly.

We will only know after the storyboard and animatic and proper production character design is made.


Files:

Clients can request native files upon final payment or after every periodic payment after the work is finalized, I don’t upload everyone of them because they take up a lot of space…

Effects and rendering: Depends on time


Sound:

  • You can also provide me your own sound recordings and sound tracks at the start of the project.
  • I can handle basic sound effects if there’s a need.
  • We can also help with casting Voice actors and directing if needed.
  • For professional sound quality I pass it to our partner Greg Lim who’s a sound engineer/musician and he will give you a quote.

Finally:

I typically give you a try out sketch first, if you are happy with it,
I will ask for 20%-50% down payment after my free sketch for first time client,
to whatever I will be delivering before I do the official bulk of the work,
after I deliver then I will ask for the remaining agreed amount.

* For commercial projects, contact me for negotiation in detail.