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Polhem

Polhem
POLHEM affisch 2011

Christopher Polhem är en av Sveriges främsta uppfinnare, och 2011 utropades till ett speciellt år i uppfinnarglädjens och mekanikens tecken i samband med hans 350-årsjubileum.

Gotland, Polhems födelseplats, var först ut med att starta upp jubileumsåret, med kungligt besök på invigningen av Fenomenalen Science Centers utställning på Gotlands Museum.

Till denna utställningen gjorde jag grafiken; affischen ovan med starka inslag av steampunk, en kopia av 500-lappen som har Polhems porträtt på baksidan, samt övriga figurer och illustrationer.

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Brandskattningstavlan 2011

I samband med att Gotlands Museum skapade medeltidsutställningen 1361 så hörde de av sig och ville ha en modern, vass tolkning av den berömda tavlan Valdemar Atterdag Brandskattar Visby. Tanken var att tolka scenen så som man idag, utifrån moderna arkeologiska rön, tror att den kan ha utspelats sig.

De ville ha en kraftful, nästan serietedningsaktig look för att understryka det nya i tolkningen, och bilden visades på en skärm där den tonade in och ut över originaltavlan.

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Medeltidens Gotland

Affisch till utställningen Medeltidens Gotland på Gotlands Museum.

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De flesta av figurerna är baserade på kända personer från Gotlands historia; Kung Valdemar av Danmark, Öjamadonnan, den rekonstruerade gotländska bondesoldaten från slaget vid ringmuren… I den här utställningen får de liv och får berätta sina egna historier om det medeltida Gotland.

Så långt bort i tid, och ändå är de så väldigt lika oss…

Commissions

COMMISSIONS ARE: OPEN

Currently available slots:

1. Robancrow

2. Purris

3. Purris

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Examples and Prices:

The prices below are 99% accurate, but may change if your image has a lot of complex detail. To get an exact quote, just contact me with a description and I’ll let you know!


Rough sketch $20 / character. Maximum of 3 characters per image. No background. Click here to full-view examples.


Block sketch Sketch with areas in black, grey or (one) color of choice. Maximum of 3 characters per image. Click here to full-view examples.
Starting at $35/character for images like these.
+$5 per extra colour, maximum 3 colours.
+$5 for simple background
(Total cost depending on level of detail. Send description for exact quote.)


Textured sketch – Sketch on top of a textured background, or with textured blocks (eg clothes, silhouettes etc). Maximum of 3 characters per image. Click here to full-view examples.
Starting at $35/character for images like these.
+$5 per extra colour/texture, maximum 3 colours/textures.
+$5 for simple background
(Total cost depending on level of detail. Send description for exact quote.)



Clean line – inked clean linework in black or colour of choice. Maximum of 3 characters per image. Click here to full-view examples.
Starting at $55/character for images like these.
+$5 for Art Nouveau frame.
(Total cost depending on level of detail. Send description for exact quote.)



Clean character art – clean lines, flat colours or textures, no shading, no background. Click here to full-view examples.
Starting at $55/character for images like these. (Cost depending on level of detail and number of colours. Send description for exact quote.)


What I won’t draw: Anything promoting hate (racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism etc)

What I will draw: Pretty much anything else. If uncertain, just ask.


My Terms:

  • I have the right to decline any request at my own discretion, without explanation.
  • You must be able to supply picture references of your character, I will not work from written descriptions. (Character design from scratch, based on written descriptions may be possible, but at a different rate.)
  • You must supply references and a detailed description of what you want before I start working. Be as specific as you can. Once the picture is done, I will only make one round of smaller adjustments.
  • I will send an invoice before starting work on your commission. Your payment is non-refundable.
  • I will work in my own time. Usually this is quite fast, but at times work may be slower. If I take longer than two weeks from start of work, you have the right to cancel your commission and be refunded.
  • I can at any time choose to stop work on a commission due to lack of communication, inappropriate behaviour or rudeness, or breach of these terms. Depending on how much work is done, I may or may not refund.
  • Once paid, the commission is not refundable. Nor will I make changes to an image after it has been accepted and paid for.
  • You may display the finished image as you please, as long as it is not used commercially or used to promote hate.
  • You will receive a digital file, jpeg or png, no paper originals. You may print the image yourself – print a dozen, wallpaper your room with it. 🙂
  • Standard size is A4 at 150dpi. For other sizes or resolutions, contact me.

Contact

Email me at silvestris@gmail.com with:

Your name/handle.

Your email.

Short but specific description of what you want me to draw.
(type of commission, number of characters, scene, setting)

2-5 links to references/character.

If there’s a particular piece of mine whose style you want me to emulate, please link to that, too!

I will write you back with exact quote for your commission. Only then do you decide if you want to place the order or not.