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I don’t want to sound too officious, but these are just a are just a few points I believe it is important to have clear before we get started on project.

1. I work mainly as an DIGITAL INKER and/or DIGITAL COLOURIST. What that means (in case you don't know what that is) is that I only ink and colour other peoples work most the time. I know how to pencil, and I will occasionally produce pencils or a digital painting, but it's just not really where my strengths are. Occasionally I can be solicited to produce DIGITAL PAINTINGs as well

2. I do not work for free, I just do not have the time for it. (Unless of course you have a widely recognised name in the industry, and a track record for success). The only stuff I colour for free is usually for practice over artwork that makes me drool.

3. I very, very rarely work for backend. Unless you meet all of the following criteria - your work is brilliantly written, the pencil work is superb, you have a rock solid business plan, you have a plan for production and distribution of the book, and you have contracts that are fair and make sense. In short, every element has to blow me away, or I can’t take the gig.

4. My page rate is set at fairly low rates given the amount of work that goes into inking/colouring/painting. This does not mean my rates are not negotiable (far from it), but keep in mind when you do want to negotiate that I have bills to pay and mouths to feed. You pay your mechanic to work on your car right, even if it's a "fun" project. My page rates are based around what makes my time worth while, it works out to be below minimum wage in the part of the world I live in. It doesn't mean that the rate isn't negotiable, but I need to be convinced by the team working on the project or the story or the artwork, because working for a lower page rate has to be something I enjoy working on.

5. I don't hand over the high res images until payment of said pages is complete, unless I've worked with you before and we've got a working relationship. I don't care if you have a deadline or need to get it to a printer before the con or whatever... no pay, no artwork.

6. I require a work agreement (contract) to be signed before I start work. I have sample contacts available (that are generic contract downloaded from artpact.com) to make this process easier.

7. I Work DIGITALLY this means there is no originals, and no postage involved, I email you the high res files once payment has been made. I do not require any original art work to start work - but I will require a sufficiently high res scan of the pencils/inks.

8. Please be specific in describing what you want. If you request adjustments beyond what was originally asked for, there may be further charges accrued.


CURRENT RATES

All prices are in US dollars.

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Matt James
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Australia
I am a comic book inker and colourist - for those unfamiliar, I ink over somebody else's pencils, and colour inked files. I do not draw files from scratch.

I studied Illustration and Graphic Design at James Cook University, Queensland, completing a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Design from 1997-1999. I have been busy working freelance in comics in recent years - comics being a medium that has always been important to me.

I have a new email address for any commission or freelance enquiries - snakebitstudio@outlook.com

My Facebook - www.facebook.com/SnakebitArtSt…

My Portfolio - mattjames.artstation.com/

Prints from Fine Art America -> fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-…

My current comic credits include -

Sequential Colouring Credits
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #3 Penny Powers (10 Pages), Decay Comics (2016)
Aqueous #2 (22 pages), Insane Comics (2016)
Sons of Yellowstone #2 ( 25 pages), Headshrinker’s Press (2016)
HallowScream #7 - Caverns of Despair, Back From The Depths (2014)
Cthulhu - Decay #12 Remastered, Dark Oz (2015)
Bullets & Angels #1 (22 pages), Independent Release *Initial Release Only* (2015)
Headshrinker’s Press Presents #2 - Sons of Yellowstone (5 Pages), Headshrinker’s Press (2015)
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #2 - The Truce That Time Forgot (11 Pages), Dark Oz (2015)
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #2 - Undiscovered Country (5 Pages), Dark Oz (2015)
Aqueous #1 (22 pages), Insane Comics (2014)
Headshrinker’s Press Presents #1 - Diana the Huntress (8 Pages), Headshrinker Press’s (2014)
Sons of Yellowstone #1 ( 22 pages), Headshrinker’s Press (2014)
The Tribe (4 Pages), Advent Comics (2014)
Cosmos Omni #1 - Clover (8 Pages), Advent Comics (2014)
Cosmos Omni #1 - Enigma (13 Pages), Advent Comics (2014)
Africa Force (13 Pages), Advent Comics (2014)
GSCR (8 Pages), Rising Sun Comics (2014)
Cornered (3 Pages), Rising Sun Comics (2013)
One Simple Mission (8 Pages), Rising Sun Comics (2013)

Pin Up and Cover Colouring Credits
Aqueous #2, Insane Comics (2016)
Nothing Can Stop Me Now: Stories Inspired By the Songs of Nine Inch Nails, Spazzdog Press (2015)
Aqueous #1, Insane Comics (2015)
Sons of Yellowstone #2, Headshrinker’s Press (2015)
Lord Matrion Cover, Dork Empire Press (2014)
Sons of Yellowstone #1, Headshrinker’s Press (2014)
Landslide #3 Cover, Headshrinker’s Press (2014)

Pin Up and Cover Digital Inking Credits
Beginner's Guide to Comic Book Art: Characters (2x Pin Ups), 3D Total (2016)

Sequential Digital Inking Credits
The Vagabond (6 pages, Touch ups only) (2014)
Cosmos Omni #1 - Clover (8 Pages), Advent Comics (2014)
Cosmos Omni #1 - Enigma (13 Pages), Advent Comics (2014)

Plus numerous pitch projects, individual commissions and upcoming releases (that I will add to the list once I am allowed too)
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Activity


Zombie Tramp - Freddy Cosplay
Line Art by  Marcelo Trom :iconcelaoxxx:  ZT poster Fred a by celaoxxx
Colour by Matt James

Zombie Tramp created by Daniel Mendoza :iconartofdanmendoza:

For more images follow me on Facebook or check out my Portfolio

I am available for Inking and Colouring commissions. For point commission, check out my DA page, for cash commission, please note me for details.

Copyright Info

Art found in my gallery are © Matt James, any contributing artist or their rightful license holder. No rights have been given or taken with any of my works. No works may be reproduced, edited, redistributed, transmitted or otherwise used without my express written permission.

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Robyn Hood
Pencils by Fabio Nahon :iconfabio-nahon:  Robyn.hood.pin-up.grayscale by fabio-nahon
Digital Inks by Matt James :iconsnakebitartstudio: 

For more images follow me on Facebook or check out my Portfolio

I am available for Inking and Colouring commissions. For point commission, check out my DA page, for cash commission, please note me for details.

Copyright Info

Art found in my gallery are © Matt James, any contributing artist or their rightful license holder. No rights have been given or taken with any of my works. No works may be reproduced, edited, redistributed, transmitted or otherwise used without my express written permission.

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Dawn
Pencils by Adriana Melo :iconadrianamelo: ->  Dawn pinup by AdrianaMelo

Digital Colours by Matt James :iconsnakebitartstudio: 

This one was a huge experiment. I watched a couple of youtube videos of Stanley Lau :iconartgerm: painting over rendered black and white art, so I really wanted to give it about. Instead of working over a digitally rendered piece, I elected to work over a pencil sketch. I think it gave it a really cool traditional effect.

Anyways, any feedback would be appreciated since this technique was something completely new to me.

For more images follow me on Facebook or check out my Portfolio

I am available for Inking and Colouring commissions. For point commission, check out my DA page, for cash commission, please note me for details.

Copyright Info

Art found in my gallery are © Matt James, any contributing artist or their rightful license holder. No rights have been given or taken with any of my works. No works may be reproduced, edited, redistributed, transmitted or otherwise used without my express written permission.    

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Hey All, 

     

snake·bit. adjective. The definition of snakebit is someone who has been cursed, characterized by bad luck or subject to a series of misfortunes. When someone suffers a series of tragedies and losses all at once, this is an example of a person who might be described as snakebit.


So I have been do some business rebranding. I decided it was time I had a corporate identity, and a cohesive brand. The name Snakebit comes from my grandfather - he firmly believes my family name is cursed to have bad luck, and as such is Snakebit. I guess you could say it is a tip of the hat to him. Lets hope he's not right!

Anyways, here are some of the branding designs I have come up with to support this new phase of my career.

Matt James Business Card by SnakebitArtStudio

Colour Pricing Sheet by SnakebitArtStudio

Inking Pricing Sheet by SnakebitArtStudio
2017 Inking Pricing Sheet

***  Please note - these prices are for me inking a set of established pencils. I do not pencil art myself - i work over other people's pencils. Comic art is a platoon method of creating art. ***

Some notes about commissioning me

I don’t want to sound too officious, but these are just a are just a few points I believe it is important to have clear before we get started on project.

1. I work mainly as an DIGITAL INKER and/or DIGITAL COLOURIST. What that means (in case you don't know what that is) is that I only ink and colour other peoples work most the time. I know how to pencil, and I will occasionally produce pencils or a digital painting, but it's just not really where my strengths are. Occasionally I can be solicited to produce DIGITAL PAINTINGs as well

2. I do not work for free, I just do not have the time for it. (Unless of course you have a widely recognised name in the industry, and a track record for success). The only stuff I colour for free is usually for practice over artwork that makes me drool.

3. I very, very rarely work for backend. Unless you meet all of the following criteria - your work is brilliantly written, the pencil work is superb, you have a rock solid business plan, you have a plan for production and distribution of the book, and you have contracts that are fair and make sense. In short, every element has to blow me away, or I can’t take the gig.

4. My page rate is set at fairly low rates given the amount of work that goes into inking/colouring/painting. This does not mean my rates are not negotiable (far from it), but keep in mind when you do want to negotiate that I have bills to pay and mouths to feed. You pay your mechanic to work on your car right, even if it's a "fun" project. My page rates are based around what makes my time worth while, it works out to be below minimum wage in the part of the world I live in. It doesn't mean that the rate isn't negotiable, but I need to be convinced by the team working on the project or the story or the artwork, because working for a lower page rate has to be something I enjoy working on.

5. I don't hand over the high res images until payment of said pages is complete, unless I've worked with you before and we've got a working relationship. I don't care if you have a deadline or need to get it to a printer before the con or whatever... no pay, no artwork.

6. I require a work agreement (contract) to be signed before I start work. I have sample contacts available (that are generic contract downloaded from artpact.com) to make this process easier.

7. I Work DIGITALLY this means there is no originals, and no postage involved, I email you the high res files once payment has been made. I do not require any original art work to start work - but I will require a sufficiently high res scan of the pencils/inks.

8. Please be specific in describing what you want. If you request adjustments beyond what was originally asked for, there may be further charges accrued.


CURRENT RATES

All prices are in US dollars.


For more images follow me on Facebook or check out my Portfolio


Copyright Info

Art found in my gallery are © Matt James, any contributing artist or their rightful license holder. No rights have been given or taken with any of my works. No works may be reproduced, edited, redistributed, transmitted or otherwise used without my express written permission.

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Thanks for the support!
Hope all is well in the new year.
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