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Hello, talented gentlemen and ladies of AC. I do not post in your subforum, not being an artist, but I do lurk here quite a lot (since you have a lot of talent here), and I have a question that seems better suited for AC than for H/A.
I am looking to commission a single drawing, involving a fair amount of detail and full color/shading. Specifically, I am looking for a piece in the style of an old pulp novel cover, to feature along with a novel I am writing. I do not plan to seek publishing for this work, so use of the faux cover would almost certainly be limited to my website, where I will be posting the novel in serial format. I don't have a specific reference to request, either; most likely, I would just give the artist I commission a synopsis of the novel, as well as a physical description of the hero and his nemeses, and would work together to decide what would make a workable piece. If the artist enjoys the work, I might also commission a few simple, un-colored details of various characters, for the purpose of embedding in the story as I post it.
My problem is mostly that I don't know how much to offer for commission. I don't want to insult anyone by offering too little. Also, I don't know where to go to solicit an artist; I am sure there are websites, but there are also a few art schools here in Seattle, and I'd be more than happy to post a flier there.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, and keep up the awesome work.