Illustration FAQ

How are the illustrations created?

All of my illustrations are created using CorelDraw X4. My hand-drawn illustrations are drawn in ink first, then scanned and converted into an editable vector format. All of my illustrations are 100% vector and gradient free. There are absolutely no raster effects, meshes, or transparencies that can cause problems in an eps format.

What does vector mean?

Vector illustrations are illustrations created with geometric primitives and can be scaled up to any size without becoming pixelated or fuzzy the way a photograph would. They also make fantastic graphics for the web.

How much do custom illustrations cost?

I charge an hourly rate of $90/hour for my illustrations and design work.  For a new illustration or design, there is a one-hour minimum.

How do I order a custom illustration?

Email me at denamcmurdiestudios@gmail.com with your request and we will work out the details from there.

What payments are accepted?

I accept payment via PayPal which means that you can pay with any major credit card (and from most countries) even if you do not have a PayPal account.  All prices are in USD (United States Dollars), and PayPal will automatically convert most currencies as needed.

Who owns the rights to a custom illustration?

Custom illustrations are categorized under “work for hire”, and so you own all the rights to any illustration that you commission.  I retain the right to use my illustrations for my own self-promotion.  This means that as the original creator of the artwork, I may display it on my website, in my portfolio, or in self-promotional materials (such as business cards, flyers, newsletters, and ads) that I send out to prospective and existing clients.

What if I want to edit my illustration?

One of the great things about vector illustrations is the ability to edit them so easily. In order to edit your illustration, you will need a vector editing program such as CorelDraw, Illustrator, or Freehand.  If you need me to make edits, simply email me and I will be happy to help.