My Process
While all projects are unique and every client has different requirements, my process tends to follow the same tried and true steps. Below I have outlined what my process typically looks like:
Project briefing

For clients who have some experience working with an illustrator, this might be done via email, but I usually prefer to conduct these over the phone (Zoom, FaceTime or Skype). This gives us a chance to get to know one-another, ask questions and align on project goals.
Before commencing any work, I need to know the following:

Deliverables:  What is the work and where will it be used?

Budget:  What costs have you estimated for the project?
Timeline:  Are there any deadlines driving the project?

Note that rush jobs (projects that require an urgent or tight turnaround) are usually billed at a higher rate. If the work is required within 24 hours, it may be as high as double the normal rate.

Payment schedules

Based on the information above I will create an quote and once approved I will invoice 50% of the project up-front. The remaining 50% is then invoiced upon final file transfer and project completion.
For longer term, or more complex projects, I may break those payments into phases, or request a greater percentage up-front.

Ideation and sketches
Depending on the complexity of the project, these may be light sketches to convey a conceptual approach, or I may produce more comprehensive layouts (comps) when more detail is needed. I usually supply at least three directions — sometimes more. These are normally in greyscale and are accompanied by any images that help communicate the colours, style or aesthetic I intend to achieve.​​​​​​​
Sketches sent to IDW publishing
I am often asked how many rounds of revisions i offer, and I usually say three rounds of revisions. However, the reality is that I will keep working on an idea until we get it right, so long as they are reasonable requests and to the benefit of the project I will continue to fine-tune. The majority of revisions should be done before final execution of the artwork commences. 
Revisions (right) made to the original sketch (on the far left)
Artwork Rendering
Once a direction has be chosen I begin work on the final rendering of the artwork. This is typically done digitally. Once the artwork is sent over for review I can make colour tweaks and typographic changes if necessary, but any excessive revisions, such as repainting or redrawing outside of the agreed upon sketch may be billed at $125/hr. Once approved I will export any necessary assets, and supply the high resolution files, along with the remaining invoice.
Process from initial sketch, through to revision, and final rendered artwork.
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