If you agree to the quote, I’ll ask your permission to email you an invoice. The invoice links to a secure gateway. Follow the payment steps to completion. No account is required for you. Just pay with a debit or credit card as you would any transaction. I’ll acknowledge the payment once made. You’ll also receive a receipt from the secure gateway service. Unless other terms are specified, I ask for 50% of the quote as a down payment.
After acknowledging your balance payment, I will send you the final print-ready file. If it is small enough, the file is sent to you by email attachment. but if it is too large for sending as an attachment, I will upload the art to my server and send you a download URL to retrieve it. You may also have your printer down load the file, if more convenient. The URL is protected by password.
As the caricature progresses, I will send you samples. Usually the first sample is the line art. After the line art is finalized, a sample of the color rendering is sent for review. Finally, a sample of the background is sent.
After I acknowledge the payment, you may send your photos to me. Select photos that are as large as possible. Send several of each subject to be caricatured. Send a closeup of the face and a full body shot. Check photos for details and clarity. Send them to me as attachments to your email.
Along with photos, send me a description. For each subject, include pose, clothing, objects and any special characteristics to be illustrated. Specify eye color and hair color, as these features often do not show correctly in photos. You may wish to send reference images for clothing and objects.
Once you are satisfied that the caricatures and the background are perfect, based on the completed draft, I consider the art accepted. and ready to be converted into a print-ready form.
You may suggest changes to the caricature after reviewing both the line art sample and the color sample. Usually, no changes are required after the line art is finalized and colored, but tweaking eye and hair color is typical at this stage. Backgrounds can be changed, as well, but any adjustments that are extensive may require additional charges…this is rare, however.
After you have accepted a final draft and before I release the print-ready art. I will send another invoice from my PayPal account for the payment. I release the final art only after the balance is paid.