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McTash :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 18 1 Duncan :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 133 3 Seranala :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 27 2 Vaeirnhas :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 79 5 Silver Arrow :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 43 7 2016 Retrospective :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 14 0 Bastet :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 134 11 Zayel side-by-side :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 9 0 Zayel :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 27 2 Eluvere :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 130 8 Ynaar :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 55 11 Rohme :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 66 9 Dawn patrol :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 159 11 Cenahria commission :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 70 1 Rohme's Reflection :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 51 6 Caudillo :iconhazelgee:Hazelgee 54 4

Favourites

Aquarius :iconnaznemati:NazNemati 355 9 Dragonsbane :iconblacktalonarts:BlackTalonArts 118 46 Khan - Fan Art 5 :iconandromedadualitas:AndromedaDualitas 84 21 How to draw FEMALE AND GIRL'S HANDS tutorial :iconstudioblinktwice:STUDIOBLINKTWICE 406 13 Hands drawing :iconsunnyju:SunnyJu 108 3 The Joker :iconblackplague1348:BLACKPLAGUE1348 205 22 The Doctor is in. :iconblackplague1348:BLACKPLAGUE1348 126 3 Hela WIP :iconriteguytu:riteguytu 90 7 raven reference sheet :iconkibbitzer:Kibbitzer 2,166 53 Sleeveless reference sheet :iconkibbitzer:Kibbitzer 3,866 27 Corgi reference sheet :iconkibbitzer:Kibbitzer 2,124 64 He's one of my new character :iconaenaluck:aenaluck 1,326 81 Tale of the Winter Souls :icon3hil:3hil 135 11 Beetlejuice :iconjonathangragg:JonathanGragg 163 26 Fallen Angel :iconjonathangragg:JonathanGragg 115 14 Captain Valorai :iconjonathangragg:JonathanGragg 100 8

To-do list

Next up:

* JB: Night elf battle (full length)
* CMcH: Armoured human (full length)

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Break for wedding n'things! - APRIL
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***PLEASE NOTE: I'll not be taking on any more commissions until the wedding is now out of the way. So early MAY at the soonest. I'll be clearing what I've got and concentrating on making all the homemade decorations etc.

crepe flowers... so. many. crepe. flowers! xD

I am however happy to chat over options and start up a fresh queue in May :) email as usual to hazegumble@gmail.com if you'd like to be included in that process.***



Timescale for artwork is variable (as some pieces flow nice n' fast whilst others are more challenging). Updates are always available and I'll keep the whole process as transparent as possible.

Contact and questions are ALWAYS welcome throughout :)

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Just curious! How do you feel about seeing Work in Progress posts? (WIP) 

72%
56 deviants said Yep, I would -love- to have a look! :)
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15 deviants said Hmm... It might be interesting, but it's not what I come on DA for!
9%
7 deviants said Nope, it should be a private process between artist and client

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Hazelgee
Hazel
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Also available on ARTSTATION: artstation.com under Hazelgee :)


**Do I do commissions?**
If interested in a potential commission please CONTACT HERE: hazegumble@gmail.com

**Do I do requests/trades?**
I'm not able to at the moment, sorry!

**Feedback and sharing**
I live for feedback, so every comment is truly appreciated <3

You are welcome to share artwork from the collection I have on here, (it's a sign that you like it, so hey that's cool!) :) but please ONLY on condition that it is credited and linked back to me and this gallery.

'Sharing' does not include re-purposing the artwork or using it for any commercial/business/project use. If you catch someone doing this please flag it up and let me know. Thanks!


**Why am I on DA?**
There's -always- something here to inspire, a proper box of Artist tips and tricks. I usually end up miles away from where I started when I start to browse this site.


Tea by ChibiRiceball
HAIL... HAIL THAT TEA!
*cradles cup*
Interests
Recently I was approached for some advice about pricing from a friend just dipping their toe into the world of commission work, and I really thought about how best to respond. Pricing can be a tricky subject, and well... money can be embarrassing to talk about can't it? But it needs to be handled right, with confidence and research.

So, this is the response I sent, and if anyone else finds it helpful, then that's great ;) 



To answer best, I'm going to break down my response into a series of questions that you might find useful to ask yourself when a commission comes along.

What is the basic minimum wage of your country per hour?
This is worth considering, just as a starting point. If you're charging way under this then it's worth looking closely at that. If people are approaching you about commissions then they are valuing your work, and you should too.

Material costs to consider?
Think about any costs you might have to cover too (postage etc.) and materials (if you're actually giving the finished work over, etc). 

You need to cover your material costs as -well- as earning something for the hours you've put into the piece. So be sure to state clearly somewhere right at the beginning that material charges are part of the final fee (I don't really do this as my work is digital, but if I were to do traditional art, then I definitely would talk about it).

What are your fellow artists/peers charging?
A key question, it's worth looking at those that offer a similar product and check out their rates. This is okay and everyone does it to some degree for comparison sake. If you're completely unsure what to charge then let that set the parameters for you. Somewhere in the middle of the rates you find would be a safe place to start. 

How much are you valuing your time?
Be sure to feel like the project is worth your while. Can't stress this enough. It might not be money you're earning out of it (especially at the start), maybe you're getting experience or portfolio growth rather than financial gain. It's a trade off between these factors. Experience and portfolio are really valuable too :)

If you can find a rate that feels reasonable to you, that you're happy to take on, that feels worth your while, that isn't wildly out of whack with what others are charging, then that is the right rate. You might not always get the commission if you're setting it higher than some of your peers, but the commissions you do get, you'll enjoy and you'll feel valued during and produce better work for!

Nitty gritty pricing stuff...
I find a staged approach works well. Three tiers in my case. A starter level for simple projects, a middle level for something more complex and the top tier for the really complex time consuming work. Each with a definite price range so everyone is clear from the start what to expect and what the charges would be. 

You can lay it out like a menu, you say what you're happy with, and they pick what they're comfortable with. win-win!... 

I also only begin production once full payment has been made. It's the only way a place in my queue can be locked down by someone asking for a piece. (I've never encountered any issues about this system but I do appreciate the amount of trust being placed in me by being paid in advance and therefore I'm always happy to chat over the progression of the queue and pieces themselves. then usually between 20 - 40 regular updates per piece, once I've started, behind the scenes before it's complete and published). 

My prices have gone up since I started picking up commissions, and I really didn't charge a lot at the start. But then looking back on my stuff, I think I've grown too. I can offer better art now than back then ;)

As you progress along the learning curve, then your prices might creep up a little too, and that is totally fine and reflects the fact your work and style have grown and become better. Have confidence in it, and yourself.


Hope this helps!
cheers ;)

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:iconjonathangragg:
JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for all of the kind words! Great gallery btw, keep up the good work!
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, you too! ;)
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FromContinuumWithLuv Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Artist
Your work is breathtaking! I especially love the fur and hair work, it also look so soft and is really nice to look at!
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah wow, thank you so much for the kind comments. I really appreciate it! :)
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CelticWolfess Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Thank you for the beautiful work on my commission Hazel! :hug:  The service and flexibility you offer to make sure the commissioner is satisfied after every step along the way is truely professional and amazing<3 
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IttoOgamy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Thanks for the fav
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Applebaum3-D Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Love all the Dwarf-love!  These are great!  +add!
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Feeling the need to draw them more! :)
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LetAnOwlIn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Genuinely so excited to have you working on some of the pieces for my fanfic! Can't wait to see how they turn out!!
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And we're up and running on them :) really looking forward to working on them too!
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