Custom Dolls or Art Work)
a Custom Crochet Doll
I am currently accepting commissions for custom
crocheted art dolls. Please read through the following FAQ before contacting me
about a commission! There is also a calendar below showing my
Commissioned Doll FAQ
much are your dolls?
- A plain brown or linen colored doll with a zipper and no hair or
clothing is $30. Custom dolls made to look like specific characters
start at $50 and can go up to $100 depending on materials used and
complexity. The average price for a custom doll is $60-$85. As a
guideline, here are some prices for dolls I have already made:
||Decorative topstitching, metal zipper
hair, shorts, custom legs, decorative topstitching, metal
hair, horn nubs, tail, custom arm, shorts, polymer
decorative topstitching, metal zipper
clay weapon, hand-tied hair, vest, shirt, head wrap,
custom gauntlet arm with painted polymer clay tips,
decorative topstitching, metal zipper
painted polymer clay swords, chain accents, shoulder pads,
belt, trimmed skirt, custom arms and legs, tattoo markings crocheted
with mercerized cotton thread,
decorative topstitching, metal zipper
long is the wait for a doll?
- I can complete around two to three dolls per week at this time (I
still have to make video games during the day, eat, sleep, and workout,
alas.), so the wait on some of these could be up to 4-6 months. To get
these dolls made and shipped faster, I will group similar or identical
characters (the very popular Hellboy or the classic brown or off-white
Sackboy/girl, for example) together and make them in batches. If you
need your doll by a certain date for a gift or event, please let me
know so I can book your order in advance.
Once I start work on your doll, it is generally completed in 4-7 days.
I ship out completed dolls on Wednesday and Saturday. Commissions are
filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, though I will do my best to
accommodate gift orders with a definite due date.
you ship outside of the U.S.? How much is shipping?
- USPS Priority Mail within the United States is approximately $9 for a
single doll. For those of you who live outside the United States, I am
willing to ship internationally via USPS First Class International mail
which usually runs $10 USD to Canada and $15 USD for Europe, the United
Kingdom, and Australia. Shipping costs will be in addition to the cost
of the doll. If you are not in the US and would still like to order a
doll, let me know your city and country, and I'll get back to you with
an updated shipping quote.
do I pay for my doll?
- I currently accept only Paypal payments via my Artfire shop.
Payment is required in advance to reserve your spot. If you agree to
the quoted price for your commissioned doll, I'll create a custom
commission item for you on Artfire so you can complete payment and get
your shipping information into the system.
- If it's a humanoid with relatively close-fitting clothing that can be
crocheted as part of the body itself, then yes, definitely, even if
they have tails, animal ears, or crazy hair. Some characters with big
trench coats or clothing that can't be crocheted without being too
bulky might wind up with sewn outfits. (Note on clothing: Removable
clothing could be a little problematic with these dolls since their
limbs are shaped completely backwards compared to real humans, whose
extremities tend to taper at the ends rather than get bigger, making it
easier to get into and out of clothes.) REALLY non-standard guys like
Big Daddy from Bioshock with helmets, tanks, and more will have to be
discussed--whether the helmet needs to be removable, etc. I can also
make weapons and accessories from fabric, polymer clay, and/or other
materials as needed for the doll on a case-by-case basis. You can see a
gallery of dolls that I have made in the past here: Commissioned
- In most cases I use a real metal zipper (decorative only...don't open
unless you want to unstuff the doll). The default at this time is
either a bright silver tone on black or navy tape or a more subdued
antique brass tone on light grey or black tape. You may specify which
you prefer in your order.
if I want a doll with an Angry or Neutral expression?
- While the default head is the open-mouthed grinning one with the
tongue sticking out, I can also do an "Angry" head with eyebrow ridges
and a downturned, embroidered mouth as seen in the Kratos doll, or a
close-mouthed regular head with an embroidered neutral mouth. Please
let me know if you would prefer one of the non-standard expressions.
Here is my current availability for commissioned
art and dolls. I generally have time for two projects per week. Check
the calendar for available weekly slots and to confirm the week that
your commission will be worked on.
If you are interested in commissioning a custom
doll from me, please contact me via my email form.
So you've browsed the gallery and decided that you
must have your very own character portrait? Here's how you can have
immortalized in full color (or black and white)...
1. Take a look at the gallery
to decide what sort of portrait you would like--Pencil, digitally
colored or both--then take a look at the pricing and delivery options
2. Fill out the form as completely as
possible (If your half-elf character has a tattoo of a wyvern
on his left forearm that you would REALLY like to see in the portrait,
let me know! The same goes for jewelry, hair styles, etc.) and send it
3. Don't forget your email address!
The snail mail address is optional unless you want the original drawing
mailed to you, but I use the email address to confirm the request,
deliver digital files, and communicate with you regarding any
changes/additions you might want to make after the rough sketch is
posted on the Works in Progress page.
4. I will confirm via email
that I have received your request within 36 hours under most
circumstances. If you have thought of anything else you might like to
add to your character, feel free to do so at this time.
5. A small b/w pencilled preview sketch will
be posted on my site in the Work in Progress gallery within a week. I
generally post new drawings on Saturdays.
6. Request changes or approve the sketch
via email, and I will either make the changes you want, or
finish up the drawing, depending on what you decide. I'm pretty
open-minded about changes, so don't be afraid to speak up. This is,
after all, a little piece of you we're creating. *grin*
7. After everyone is
happy/ecstatic/quite pleased with the preview, I will send
the portrait to you according to your chosen delivery method. (Turnover
on digital files is immediate; Allow anywhere from 3 days to a week and
half for mailed portraits to arrive.)
8. Payment is by check, money order, or
credit card. No work will commence on your portrait until
payment is received. (I hate to do this, but I've had too many problems
in the past...) A link to more detailed payment information will be
given to you once your order is submitted.
9. A note on copyright: Unless
specific arrangements are made, I retain full rights to all
commissioned portraits and art, including the right to display digital
and physical copies of the work on my various websites and galleries
for self-promotion. The client commissioning the work is granted the
right to print physical copies of the digital file for their own,
non-profit and private use. The client is further granted permission to
use their portrait on their own web sites, chats, or games (as a
depiction of their in-game persona) as long as the usage is non-profit.
The names, descriptions, and histories of all
characters commissioned remain the intellectual property of the client.
or Download: Digital File
Mail: Digital File on CD
Mail: B/W Original & CD
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