How to submit a proposal (the technical stuff):
First, read through the FAQ.
This is the link to the proposal form:
It is not live yet. It will not be live until May 25th 2019 at noon EST.
When it goes live you will see a form that looks like this:
There should be no character limit.
The form will lock at 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 29th.
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 primary 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.
Scale and placement is a very big factor in determining which pieces I want to work on!
Priority list, in this order: chest pieces, full back piece, hands, both calves, both forearms, sternum, spine, upper back centered, extra long leg, xl full body unique placement, calf, forearm, upper arm half-sleeve, thigh
Small and Medium pieces will receive priority for early 2019!
Large and extra-large pieces will receive priority for FALL, although I will accept some unique smaller work as well this round.
I'm especially interested in working on large torso pieces (full chest/front, full back, large upper chest) as well as large scale designs that work in unique ways with the body (extra long pieces on the spine or the length of the leg, or the entire body etc). If your piece will take more than 6 hours, please prepare to book two sessions (if traveling, multiple sessions may be done in the same week with appropriate notice). I'm also very interested in working on some sets of hands this round.
I prefer pieces that are symmetrically placed on the body. I’m especially interested in the center of the torso (spine, full back, chest, sternum, stomach) as well as matching/related pieces (both calves, both hands, both forearms, 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!
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.