TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If you wish to commission a new piece or
purchase secondary rights on an existing image, please click
on the contact button to the left.
Below is a brief outline of my usual working practice.
1- Once briefed, line drawings of the proposed
illustrations will be e-mailed or faxed for you to check and
approve. If the illustrations are for a book, (and time allows)
I can create a dummy of the book, so you can see the illustrations
in a mocked up book format, if required.
The rough is your chance to check how I am interpreting the
brief - and at this stage you can then tell me any changes
you would like, sort out any problems, your preferences and
2- Once the roughs have been approved; I will then go on to
do the final illustrations.
3-The progress of each final illustration can then be emailed
to you, directly or posted on a dedicated web page for immediate
viewing. This way you will be able to comment on all stages
of the work.
4- Finished Artwork's can be sent, by first class registered
post in the UK, by Courier for next day delivery for customers
overseas,or transferred by file over the net.
Upon commissioning or purchasing an image,
I will send you a licence, which outlines what the illustration
is to be used for, the price agreed, area of use (territory)
and duration of use. As a general rule of thumb, an exclusive
one year licence suits most clients, with children's book
illustrations it is a three year license.
I also usually retain the copyrights to all my images, and
require return of the original artwork.
However, we would discuss exactly what would suit you.
OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT
Clients sometimes request assignment of
copyright. Copyright is the exclusive right to reproduce the
image in any shape or form throughout the world for a period,
which lasts for the creator's lifetime plus seventy years.
Clearly, such wide-ranging rights are rarely needed. In practice,
clients who request copyright are more than happy to accept
a licence once they realise that it is exclusive and can cover
all their requirements.
CHANGES TO COMMISSIONS
If you commission me and then change your
mind about what you want, after everything has been agreed,
that will be fine, but if it means I have to spend extra time
making changes, a charge will be incurred.
A TYPICAL LICENCE WITH THE
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS AVAILABLE,
JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL SEND YOU DETAILS IN PDF FORMAT.