Art Commissions by Kelly Mulry

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You have an idea. I have the skills. Let's make it happen.

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About Art Commissions By Kelly Mulry

You have an idea. You know you have this absolutely brilliant anime illustration in mind and you know exactly how to describe it. However, you are painfully aware you don't have the skills to draw it.

But that's where I come in – I do have the skills to draw it for you.

So, look at what I do, get to ordering, and let me help make your anime art dreams come true. ✨

Not convinced? Read the testimonials.

About Kelly Mulry

I'm Kelly Mulry, although you might know me better as trainerkelly. My pronouns are the singular they/them. I've been drawing since 2002/2003 and haven't stopped since! I mostly draw artwork related to my original stories that are available over at TrainerKelly's Network, although I have drawn a handful of artwork for other people over the years.

My art style is influenced primarily by Pokémon™ with a smidge Tokyo Mew Mew and other magical girl anime/manga in for good measure. As for my coloring styles, Vibrant Daydreams (formerly Painted Dreams) was a result of experimentation mixed with a desire to differentiate my original artwork from my fan art, while cel-shading is based on...well, anime.

You can learn more about all the projects I have been involved in and beyond at my portfolio.

Q&A

You probably have questions and I most likely have the answers!

Ordering

How do I order from you?

You may purchase on Etsy, message me via e-mail (hello@kellymulry.com), send me a message on deviantART, Twitter, Discord (trainerkelly#3115 – please tell me you are looking to order a commission!!), or really anywhere you can reach me.

Can I message you on Skype?

I no longer use Skype. Please choose another method.

Can I pay you in deviantART points?

I am not accepting deviantART points at this time.

What ways can I pay for my commission?

Etsy, Paypal, or Venmo. The e-mail address I provide on here is NOT my e-mail for Paypal or Venmo. I will provide the directions on how to pay me once I quote your order and ensure all details are correct. I don’t want you overpaying and I don’t want to undercharge you either!

I was previously a VIP member. Do my discounts still apply?

No.

How many pieces can I order at once?

I am not putting a limit on them at the moment, but please be reasonable! I recommend no more than 3 at a time. (I will work on only one piece at a time unless I decide otherwise.)

Please note that this doesn't apply to YouTuber/Influencer packages, as well as collaborations. However, I still will only work on one piece at a time.

Can I reserve a spot?

Commissions are first-come, first-serve.

When do you work on commissions?

I typically work on them slowly throughout the week, alongside artwork I'm doing for my main business.

How long does it take you to finish a commission?

It depends on the piece, my workflow, and how long it takes for you to reply back to me.

Typical turnaround times are 2 to 4 weeks.

I want to order multiple full body characters with no backgrounds. They do not interact with each other. Can I just create a sheet of them to save money?

Yes! You may. The only thing is, I will not save the characters individually. You will have to know how to do that yourself or get someone else to do that, if you plan on using them for anything.

I don’t want a full body piece. Will you lower the price?

In order to simplify the process, the starting price is $150 for one character and $50 per each character after that.

EXCEPTION: Sketches are $100. You may upgrade the sketch to color for $50 plus the fee for additional characters ($50 per character).

Do you offer any discounts?

I do not offer discounts in general.

YouTuber & Influencer

I’m a YouTuber/Influencer and I want to commission artwork to use on my channel(s)! Is that okay?

Yes, but I need to take a look at your channel first, regardless if it's a YouTube channel, Instagram page, or some other platform. If I find your content offensive, I will reject your commission for any channel artwork.

If I accept your commission, then sure, go ahead! You MUST provide me a text credit somewhere when possible, such as “Artwork by Kelly Mulry (kellymulry.com)” or "Artwork by @_trainerkelly_" (Instagram) in a description box or in a caption. Failure to provide credit when it is clearly possible to do so will result in you becoming blacklisted and unable to commission me in the future.

How much does it cost to order from you?

See the prices in the pricing section unde the YouTuber/Influencer section

Prices will change depending on numerous factors including backgrounds and amount of detail.

What is the minimum follower/subscriber count I need to have in order to purchase these packages?

The minimum is 1000 subscribers/followers. You must also have an active page – i.e. you must be posting with some sort of frequency (exception if you are relaunching...if so, let me know).

I haven't posted in a while due to special circumstances, but I meet the minimum subscriber count. Can I still commission you?

If you haven't posted in a while due to special circumstances, I am more than happy to help you out with the relaunch of your page!

While there is no need to go into details about what happened (unless you want to, I don't mind), some brief description would suffice. "I went on hiatus because I was [sick/personal issues/other priorities/etc.]".

Just include that!

Can I purchase these packages even if I am not a YouTuber/Influencer?

I would prefer you not to.

Even if you did, you still would need to provide the place(s) where you would normally use the artwork AND you need to meet the minimum subscriber/follower count plus having an active page!

Other Businesses, Organizations, & Types of People

I’m a small business owner/organization/independent artist and I want to collaborate with you for some artwork. Can we do that?

Please e-mail me at hello@kellymulry.com with the subject line of “COLLABORATION”. Please include project details, include pay range and expectations, such as deadlines.

Other

I want to commission you, but I can't afford your prices. Will you lower them for me?

No. However, don't be afraid to reach out to me and ask! Who knows – maybe you'll catch me when I'm being generous. 😉

Do you post the finished commission pieces?

I may post them, but only with your permission. The only place I really have to post them is my personal Instagram, Twitter, on my Etsy shop, or on this page, as I want to keep the rest of my pages focused on my content for TrainerKelly's Network.

Can I post the final commission piece?

YES! Absolutely! I just ask for credit, if there is a place to put credits. For example, in a description box. If it’s a website where you can link to my account, such as through an @reply, please do so. If not, please credit me as “Artwork drawn by Kelly Mulry (kellymulry.com); Commissioned by me”.

Dang it! I was going to order a commission from you, but you’re closed! When will you reopen?

I close and reopened based on my needs and availability. I will announce when they are re-opened. I recommend periodically checking the top of the page to see if I am open. Otherwise, follow me on social media and keep an eye out!

Do you offer physical prints of my commissioned piece?

Yes! They cost $25 per print and the shipping is free.


Testimonials

Testimonials from happy customers!

Note: Testimonials may have been slightly edited to provide correct pronouns for myself or to avoid pronouns altogether.

#1

Kelly is a great artist who I've been very happy working with. And hope to continue to do so in the future.

They had a good understanding of what I was looking for in my projects and takes criticism and notes very well. Even with more complex expressions and designs, they took the job head on, hungry to better themselves.

The first thing they will tell you is that their style is very flexible, and that's absolutely right! While they have more of a familiarity with anime designs, they have no problem drawing with more Western sensibilities as well.

I say you can't go wrong with them!

Justin from The Voice Cast

(September 2021)

Artwork Samples

Samples of artwork done for Justin by Kelly. Click the image for additional details.

Justin's Art Commission – Justin looking tired while smiling and giving a thumbs up. Justin's Art Commission – Shman King Trio

Shaman King © Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha

#2

When I had work done by Kelly, they did an incredible job on everything I bring to them in terms of art I wanted to have commissioned.

Moreover, I found their skill, and the way they operates quite effectively, very willing with a positive attitude within reasonable limits, and quite detailed when it comes to their work as they are willing to learn, keep learning, and garnish experience over the course of their work doing art commissions for others. What I like is the fact that they, and I keep in touch about the progress of work that commences right up to the final product which in such turn, I enjoy how it really comes out in the end anyway.

I was not only a repeat customer in the past, but every time I given them something to bring to life, they really met my expectations, and kept amazing me. In conclusion, they are someone I would recommend for the service they give is well worth it if one considers.

B.W.

(September 2021)

Want to submit your own? You can e-mail me at hello@kellymulry.com or message me in one of the many ways you can contact me, as seen in the order section.


Rules/Guidelines

What You Can Expect From Me:

  • Completing one piece at a time;
  • Work-in-progress sketches and screenshots;
  • Check in every step of the way to ensure the illustration is coming out just as you would like!
  • Provide you with a high quality PNG (print-quality) (other formats available upon request);

Please Note: I require you to approve the art piece as I go along, so I can make adjustments along the way. If you do not reply within 2 or 3 days, I will message you again. If you do not reply after 2 or 3 more days, I will move forward with the piece. Please keep in mind NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE AFTER I START SHADING.

What I Need From You:

  • Provide me with all the details I will need to create your piece, including:
    • list of characters and actions they are performing in the piece;
    • description of background, if applicable;
    • references to each character and (if applicable) backgrounds;
  • Upon receiving the quoted price, pay at least 50% the commission upfront (you may pay in full upfront if you chose)
    • EXCEPTION: You are a YouTuber/Influencer purchasing one of the packages. You may pay for each piece separately, fully upfront;

What I Do:

  • anime selfies (yourself or a loved one as an anime-style);
  • humanoid characters, creatures, fan OR original characters, canon characters, real people in non-realistic styles (including yourself, your friends, and celebrities);
  • most kinds of pairings: straight, gay, lesbian, poly, mono, canon, not canon, etc.
  • Fanservice, ecchi, and hentai (please ask what I DON’T do);
  • Inanimate objects (flowers, computers, etc.);
  • Artwork for personal use ONLY unless you are purchasing a YouTuber/Influencer package or you are specifically contacting me for non-personal purposes such a business collaboration;
  • Make changes to the piece prior to shading;
  • Assist you in coming up with ideas (or fine-tuning the ones you have);

What I DON’T Do:

  • Commissions of my characters or of myself, as that seems redundant to me;
  • Commercial pieces (please contact me if you are looking for a commercial piece);
  • Animations;
  • Creating a character for you;
  • Comics;
  • Fanservice, ecchi, and hentai involving REAL people OR any of my characters;
  • Certain fetishes – please ASK;
  • Certain pairings/shippings – please ASK;
  • Artwork promoting hate of any kind;
  • Complex or highly-detailed artwork, such as gundams or clothing with intricate details & patterns;
  • Anything other than my own style;
  • Placing characters in situations I am not comfortable with – please ASK;
  • Make changes once I start shading. Unless you want changes to the effects & overlays at the very end or something VERY minor (such as adding an extra tree, rock, or something to the background), I won't change anything after shading;

Please Note: I have the right to CANCEL (with a full OR partial refund depending on how far along I have gotten) and/or REFUSE your commission, including not sharing the reason. I also have the right to BLACKLIST you for any reason, including harassment, without notice.

Refund Policy

If you cancel before I start your piece, you will receive a full refund.

If you cancel within the first 7 days of me starting your piece and have not finished it yet, I will partially refund you based on what step of the artwork process I am on.

If you do not like your finished piece, there is NO refund. Commissions are non-returnable.


Pricing

All prices are listed in USD.

Base Styles

Base price includes coloring. Sketches alone do NOT include coloring.

A single character is included in the base price.

Styles Price
Regular (Single Character) $150
Chibi (Single Character) $150
Sketch Only -$50 (yes, minus)

Add-Ons & Additional Options

Prices are for colored pieces. Take 50% off for sketch-only pieces. Upgrades to sketch-only pieces will be the remaining 50%.

Add-Ons/Additional Options Price
Additional Characters $50 per character
No Background FREE
Single Color Background FREE
Simple Background $25
Detailed Background $75
Extra Detailed Background $150
Prints $25 per print

YouTuber/Influencer Packages

YouTubers/Influencers must have a minimum of 1000 subscribers/followers, an active channel/page (i.e. you must actually be posting – special circumstance such as a relaunch? Let me know!), and provide credit whenever possible such as a link back to my website and/or tagging my social media profile.

Package Price
Single Test Sketch $100 + $25 per each additional character
Single Illustration $150 + $50 per each additional character
5 Illustration $800 (base price, single character) + $50 for second character + $25 per each character after that
10 Illustration $1500 (base price, single character) + $50 for second character + $25 per each character after that
No Background FREE
Solid Color Background FREE
Simple Background FREE
Detailed Background $75 per piece
Extra Detailed Background $150 per piece

YouTubers/Influencers can pay for one piece at a time.

Examples

Get a better look at how I draw and color with these examples. These examples are all artwork I created for TrainerKelly's Network. However, they perfectly show what I can do!

How to Order

You can contact me through:

  • Email: hello@kellymulry.com
  • Instagram: _trainerkelly_
  • Twitter: trainerkelly
  • deviantART: trainerkelly
  • Discord: trainerkelly#3115

Please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Best place to contact you (NO SKYPE) + username (if applicable)
  • Drawing Style (Regular or Chibi)
  • Coloring – Sketch or Color
  • Background type (None, Single Color, Simple, Detailed, Extra Detailed
  • Picture Size (Square, US Letter Size, 16:9, etc.)
  • Number of Characters (if more than one)
  • DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS – description of ARTWORK, description of BACKGROUND, descriptions of EVERYTHING!
  • REFERENCES, references to ALL THE THINGS – the character(s), the setting (if applicable), clothing they are wearing (if different from their normal clothes), etc.
  • Anything else you would like to note

Additional Information Needed for ANIME SELFIES:

  • Who the selfie is of (you, a family member, a friend)
  • Photo the selfie is going to be based on (optional, but highly preferred)
  • Headshots showing the whole head and shoulders from the front, side, and back, if possible (at the very least, I need to see facial features)
  • Eye color of each person (I can't always see in the photos)
  • Full body photo from the front, side, and back (full body = head to toe) (optional, but highly recommended)
  • A brief summary of who you (or the person) is as a person. Let me know your personality and your likes and dislikes! It helps me infuse YOU into the piece.
  • Close-ups to anything unique about you that will be shown in the selfie – for example, a prosethic arm or leg, a birth mark on your arm, etc. I want to be able to draw it as accurately as possible;
  • Any changes you want made to your anime self that differs from real life – for example, I draw myself skinner than I am in real life by choice;
  • Anything else listed in the previous section;

GOOD Example Order

This is an example of what I prefer for a commission order.

Hello! I'm Kelly and I'm looking to place an art commission order for you. My email is hello@kellymulry.com. The best place to contact me is my Discord, trainerkelly#3115.

I would like your regular drawing style in color. I would like a single color background in a light pastel pink. For the picture size, could you make it 800 x 600 pixels? That would be my preference.

There are two characters in the picture – my original characters, [name] and [name]. They are sitting on the ground, snuggling up, reading a good book together. [name] is holding the book. [name] is giggling. They are both also holding hands.

I don't have any pictures of my OCs, so I'm going to describe them the best I can. I have linked to pictures that are pretty close to what I am going for.

[Name] has short, fire engine red hair cut in a bob. Their eyes are a deep navy blue. They wear dark blue shorts and a white crop-top. They wear high-top sneakers that are red.

Here are a few good pictures of what I am talking about:

[insert links to hair and clothing]

As for [name], they wear their purple hair up in twin buns and a black lolita dress. They have dark colored lipstick.

Here are some references:

[insert links for hair, dress, and make-up]

As for the pose, I was thinking something like [link] or [link].

That should be all for now. Please let me know the price. I am ready to pay up front. I look forward to working with you!

BAD Example Order

Please don't do this unless you're providing a bunch of references.

I would like [character name] in a pink dress.

(Seriously though...that is WAY too little detail. What style should I draw it in? Is it a sketch or in color? What kind of background? What kind of pose? WHAT KIND OF DRESS?! Who's the character and what series are they from or are they your original character? HELP ME.)


How to Support Me in Other Ways

Came here to throw some money my way, but decided you want to do something else?

I have plenty of places for you to support me YOUR way!

Tipping & Monthly Support

  • Patreon – great for those who love to support monthly! Get exclusive merch starting with the $5+ tiers.
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Free Ways