Map Art Commissions

COMMISSIONS CLOSED UNTIL 1st JUNE 2021.

I usually make fantasy maps for authors, but I’m completely open to doing real-world and historical maps too. Just drop me a message!

The Process

For rates, look below. When making a map for someone, I usually need some form of reference so I know what you want. I ask for a simple sketch so I can be as accurate to your vision as possible. If you have a couple of paragraphs of information about your world to go with it, even better. As I go, I’ll keep in touch with you, showing you my progress, asking questions about things which are unclear to me and asking you to suggest changes. I’ll send you in-progress images at a lower resolution than the final image: once you’re happy with the map, I’ll send you an invoice via PayPal and send you the full-resolution image in both .jpg and .png formats.

After that, you’ll own the copyright to the image and can do what you like with it. I may ask permission to show a watermarked image in my portfolio here and sometimes on social media, but that decision is up to you.

I prefer to work through Twitter messaging, because it’s easier for us to get a hold of each other fast, but I’m also happy to work via email.

Rates

I currently do maps at a flat price rather than by hour, so I can give a definite number to you before we start. I may change my rates in future. Currency is Pounds Sterling (GBP).

(A 6″ by 9″ canvas is the right size for a single page of a print book; a 12″ by 9″ canvas covers two pages.)

  • £60: Black and white map on a 6″ by 9″ canvas.
  • £65: Parchment-style map on a 6″ by 9″ canvas.
  • £70: Full colour map on a 6″ by 9″ canvas.
  • £70: Black and white map on a 12″ by 9″ canvas.
  • £80: Parchment-style map on a 12″ by 9″ canvas.
  • £90: Full colour map on a 12″ by 9″ canvas.

For custom sizes or other styles, feel free to get in touch with me and I’ll give you a price! You can send me an email via my contact page, or you can message me on Twitter (@Dewiwrites).