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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.


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Matt James
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Australia

I am a comic book inker and colourist based in Perth, Australia. I studied Illustration and Graphic Design at James Cook University, QLD (1997-1999)

Art Styles


Comic Book Inking and Colouring, Digital Painting, Photo Manipulation

Influences 


Inkers - Danny Miki, Scott Williams, Joe Weems, Jonathan Glapion
Colourists – Dave Stewart, Laura Martin, Marte Gracia
Painters – Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Brom

Commission Status


COMMERCIAL WORK (PART-TIME) – OPEN
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PERSONAL COMMISSIONS – OPEN 
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ART TRADES/REQUESTS/FREE ART? - NO

I have a new email address for any commission or freelance enquiries -  EMAIL    

You can view my current Ink rates - HERE and Colouring rates - HERE

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My current comic credits include


Sequential Colouring Credits

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #4 Penny Powers (10 Pages), Decay Comics (2017)
Aqueous #3 (22 pages) – Insane Comics (2017)
Black Star Line #1 - Africa Force (16 pages), Advent Comics (2016)
Decay #22 - High Tide  (8 pages), Dark Oz (2016)
Kane (26 pages), Advent Comics (2016)
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
Kane #1, Advent 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)

Interests

Activity


Batman and Robin - Jim Lee
Pencils by Jim Lee
Digital Inks by Matt James

Critique is always welcome - but please keep in mind, I am the inker on this piece, and the other artists involved my not want your critique. Thanks!


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I am available for Inking and Colouring commissions. Please note me or EMAIL 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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Pencils by Eric Basaldua :iconebas: ->   e.Bas Morgana Ariel pose  by ebas
Digital Ink by Matt James :iconsnakebitartstudio:

Critique is always welcome - but please keep in mind, I am the colourist on this piece, and the other artists involved my not want your critique. Thanks!


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I am available for Inking and Colouring commissions. Please note me or EMAIL 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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Just a quick note - i love to get comments on my work, but if i believe your trolling, I will hide your comments. Don't get bent out of shape over it, just don't be an asshat when commenting and you'll be all good.

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AlonsoEspinoza Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs!
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SnakebitArtStudio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
no worries! :)
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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SnakebitArtStudio Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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