HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL (THE TECHNICAL STUFF):
First, read through the FAQ.
To keep things simple at this guest spot, rates will be a flat $500/hr with NO drawing fee.
There will be a 1.5 hour minimum with a focus on pieces that are around 2-4 hours.
All guest spot pieces must be finished in one 6 hour or less day.
The dates available are March 4-10th 2018 and if your proposal is accepted, we will work together to find a date that fits your schedule within that range.
This is the link to the proposal form:
It is not live yet. It will not be live until December 16th 2017 at noon PST.
When it goes live you will see a form that looks like this:
There should be no character limit.
The form will lock at 11:59 PM PST December 16th 2017.
Hopefully this will allow everyone a fair chance to get their proposal in, regardless of browser speed or finger clicking agility.
How to submit a proposal that gets chosen (or, what I’m interested in this round):
You may be as brief or as detailed as you like in your proposal. A few sentences really is fine, and can definitely get you a spot! The content is what matters. More specific and unusual content is much more interesting to me than generic. (If your proposal is “flowers” it will not be picked – I’m sorry! If you are interested in florals, tell me what kind of florals. If you are interested in animals, tell me what kind of animals, etc) I prefer mammals, skeletal creatures, prehistoric creatures, or creatures from mythology/folklore/cryptozoology over birds and reptiles as the main subject. I do not do human figures, and botanicals should not be the main subject.
By now you know what kind of stuff I’m interested in. I love doing work that is related to themes that you’ve seen in my work (cosmic creatures, mystical nature, macabre engravings, creepy crawlies, surreal pieces), but I love even more doing ideas and specific subject matter that I haven’t yet tackled, or in a new and fresh way.
Usually scale and placement is a very big factor in determining which pieces I want to work on! Placement is still important to me, but this guest spot is your chance to get smaller pieces than I usually favor! All pieces done at the Bang Bang guest spot should be completed in one sitting of 6 hours or less.
Priority list, in this order: chest pieces, calves, forearms, sternum, spine, upper back centered, upper arm half-sleeve, thigh, etc
I will not be doing text, coverups, or integrating existing pieces by other artists. Sorry!
What to do if your proposal does or does not get chosen:
First, this is just a short window. There aren’t very many available slots compared to the proposals. Almost every single one of you has a good idea that I’d love to work on. For real. Please don’t be sad if you don’t get picked this round. It does not mean I don’t like you. For real! I do like you. And I do want to work with you. And it’s totally possible. That’s the benefit of keeping these booking periods short. Every time I work out a few kinks and try to find ways to improve on the booking process and make it fair and fun for everyone. Next time will be your time!
Proposals for Spring, Summer, and Fall in NYC will be accepted in January!
Express proposals for January and February 2018 may still be accepted for Portland, OR.
Unless, this time is your time! If your proposal is accepted, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions on how to schedule. At the time of scheduling a deposit will be required to hold your appointment.
If your proposal was accepted, it means that proposal was accepted. If you decide after getting booked that you changed your mind about a main element in your piece, or the placement or scale, or that it’s actually a cover-up, it will be re-evaluated against the rest of the original proposals. Considering the small percentage of pieces that are accepted, it is only fair for everyone. Please really consider the placement and the elements you are interested in prior to sending the proposal in. Ideas do evolve and grow over time – and that is completely fine to a natural degree. Of course I want to give you the piece that you truly want. But no bait and switch,please.
Everything is so simple and easy, right? No worries? If you have any questions after reading this page and the FAQ, you may ask them through the form at the bottom of the FAQ page. No proposal proofread requests, please.