Contact TOM BAXA at with commission requests for
 Original Painting and Drawing Commissions
Please read the commission guidelines below, then email me
Please contact my art rep Mark Aronowitz at my ALTERED CARDS  page
 with commission requests on Artist Proofs, Playmats, Alters, and other MTG gear

Private Commissions Price Guidelines

Here are some guidelines for starting prices for Privately Commissioned paintings.  Prices will vary depending on the complexity of your requests.  The prices below are base prices for paintings with 1-2 figures.  All commissions are subject to the Terms of Commission listed below.



Approx. Size 

Base price    

General Description



$   500

portrait or close up of 1 figure


up to 11x17

$ 1200

1 figure, no background


up to 18 x24

$ 2800

1-2 figures with minimal background


up to 24 x 36

$ 4800

1-2 figures with minimal background



up to 11 x 17

$  800

1 figure with little to no background


up to 11 x 17

$  500

1 figure with little to no background


Terms of Commission

We will both sign a basic contract spelling out the terms of our agreement.

Baxa will paint you an original painting which you will keep upon receipt of final payment.  Paintings will be done on illustration board, gator board (firmer), or masonite depending on size or request.

A Private Commission is different than hiring me for an illustration job, and so are the terms and rates.  The cool thing about a commission is that you are getting a one of a kind original painting from Baxa based on your request.  You are paying for the painting, not the copyrights. 



For the agreed upon fee, you will be buying an original painting.  Baxa will retain all copyrights in the image.  That basically means you own the physical painting, but Baxa owns the image.  You cannot reproduce the image without permission, so you cannot make prints or greeting cards or t-shirts for your friends, etc.  You cannot use the image to generate revenue.  In the contract, you will be granted limited rights to display the painting and put it on your website.  A copyright notice of ownership must accompany the image when you display it.  Baxa will exercise his right to publish the image on his website and or in print, show the image in his portfolio, include the image in an artbook or collection of his work, and sell prints of the image.  Other rights may be exercised in the future.  Copyrights are hard to understand sometimes.  Baxa will be happy to discuss rights further if you need more clarification.



Baxa requires a 20% deposit before he will start work on the project.  You can make payments to Baxa with cash, money order, cashier’s check, or with a credit card via Paypal.   

Upon receipt of initial deposit, Baxa will do a sketch based on prior discussions of the project for your approval.  Once approved by you, another 30% deposit will be required to move to the painting phase.

Baxa will do his best to put the project in his schedule and complete the painting in a reasonable amount of time, as agreed upon by the parties.

Upon completion of the painting, the final balance will be due, including shipping costs if applicable.  If payment is not made within 30 days without prior arrangements, your deposit will be forfeited, and Baxa will keep the painting.

Once payment is received, Baxa will ship out the well packed painting via UPS ground and provide a tracking number.  USA shipping costs start at about $40 for a small painting on illustration board to $100 for a larger painting on masonite due to weight and packaging costs.  Shipping costs will also include insurance based on fee paid for the painting.  International shipping rates are higher.





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