Commission an Original Illustration by Anna Lustberg
I’d love to draw something for you! Read below to get pricing and additional information regarding custom illustrations. These make a great gift or addition to your own personal collection. For projects outside of my standard pricing (e.g., editorial/commercial usage), feel free to contact me for a custom quote.
The Single: $150
A single person illustrated on a solid-colored or detailed background. What will the subject be doing? Wearing? If you have a preference, let me know!
Couple Portait: $200
A couple (2 people) is the focus in this choice. Choose between a solid-colored background that accentuates the couple’s mood, or a detailed illustration in a beautiful scene that depicts a special moment in their lives together. Popular choices include the couple on their wedding day, or in their new home, or out on vacation.
The Group: $250
Three (3) people or more are depicted on a solid-colored or detailed background. (Add $15 per additional person.) We can get fun with the poses or interactions between them. Were you on a trip together? In front of a historic landmark? At an event or birthday party? Let’s re-create it.
How to get your perfect commission:
Provide visual references.
Email me photos of your subject(s). If you want a specific hairstyle, outfit, or accessories, send me visuals and describe exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re choosing a detailed background, be sure to describe the location and vibe of the setting. Sending me photos is pretty much necessary; written descriptions help, too. We could even hop on a quick phone call if you prefer talking out your requests as opposed to writing. This is the pre-planning and consultation phase, where the goal is to get me to totally understand your vision.
Establish a timeline.
Let me know what date you’d like to receive your custom artwork. Typically, I’ll send you a pencil sketch within a week after our consultation (step 1 above). Based on your feedback, it can take another week or two to complete the illustration. Once the final version is approved, full payment is required for delivery. Digital artwork is sent immediately by email, while we should estimate up to a week’s turnaround time for shipment of the printed work. All in all, it’s best to contact me at least 3 weeks from the final date needed; even earlier is better.
I require 50% up front of the total cost to begin the project. This is non-refundable. I will only release the final files to you (and the printer) once I have received payment in full. I’m able to receive payments via PayPal, Venmo, and the Cash app, or I can email you an invoice* to pay by credit card. (*Note that invoicing will automatically incur a NY sales tax fee of 8.875%.)
You’ll receive a lovely presentation of your printed artwork in the mail and you’ll be emailed a digital edition of the illustration to share on social media. Get mad props. Be known as the best gift-giver ever. Or just think about how cool it is that you commissioned a truly unique artwork. Go you!
“Anna is super talented and passionate about what she does. She created a special portrait for my best friend. Anna knew how important this was for me. She met with me, discussed my vision and made it come true. Every detail mattered to her and for that I am grateful. Thanks Anna!”
- Enny Rodriguez, Events Coordinator and Director at White Space Chelsea