Commissions

Hello, I'm Cat Dean,
Thanks so much for taking the time to contact me to enquire about a custom piece of artwork. I pour my heart and soul into each individual piece. There is no cookie cutter approach so please send me an email or give me a call so I can get an understanding of what you are after and can help create a unique masterpiece that will last a lifetime.  Below is a description of the custom styles I am most known for and the updated price list for 2020. If what you are after is not listed, please let me know. I work in a variety of styles and mediums and happy to take on other illustration and artistic projects.

Other work I have taken on includes chalkboards, prop painting, custom wine glasses, children’s book illustration, custom clothing design, wine/beer label illustration, logos, corporate illustration and sign writing.

 

Photorealism Drawing

This is what I am best known for! I love to work in greyscale, but can also work in colour. I have finalised a method that ensure best and most beautiful results for your custom work of art.

Using your photo that you would like turned into art, or combination of photos are first photoshopped into the best reference image for me to use. Every artwork is a unique creation so a bit of discussion is involved here. Some customers just want a recreation of the photo, others like to have more of a creative and unique touch, such as combing photos of family members who never got to meet, or adding flowers, leaves or even text.

Drawings are first hand drawn on paper using the highest quality of mediums. This is usually a combination of PanPastel, Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, Graphite and fineliner pens.

The artwork is the scanned with a HD scanner and digitally enhanced to enrich colours, shadows, highlights, create finer details and remove smudges and pencil dust.

The artwork is then printed as a fine art, archival print onto 310gsm German Etching Paper. German Etching Paper has a distinct textured and meets the highest industry standards for fine art, archival printing. The density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness are second to none, while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

 A low resolution, watermarked preview of the finished artwork will be emailed through upon completion for approval prior to printing. Up to 3 minor digital edits can be made if required. Once final artwork is approved, the remainder of the invoice will be due to be paid and the file will be sent off for printing. Printing can take up to one week. Once I have received the final printed artwork, and the balance of the invoice has been paid, the final artwork can be collected of posted. A high resolution, digital copy will also be emailed to you for social media use.

In order to book in, a finalised quote will be provided and a 30% deposit upfront is required to book in artwork.

Price does not include framing, but artwork will be sealed in archival quality, crystal clear sleeve with a backing board (up to A3 size)

Larger sizes will be preserved in a protective, disposable sleeve or case or rolled for shipping.

Additional elements can be added in the one artwork as well (flowers, props, people, animals etc) for small additional fees in size A4 and up.

Please advise if you do not want me to share progress shots of my drawing on social media. (Surprise gifts etc)

Starting prices of one subject/animal/person with no background:

 A5 148mm x 210mm: $270
*Additional subject/animal/person not available at this size


A4 210 x 297mm: $380
Two subjects/animals/people: $420
Three subjects/animals/people: $460

A3 297mm x 420mm: $490
Two subjects/animals/people: $550
Three subjects/animals/people: $610
Four subjects/animals/people: $670
Five subjects/animals/people or more: please contact for a quote

A2 420mm x 594mm: From $690
Two subjects/animals/people: $750
Three subjects/animals/people: $820
Four subjects/animals/people: $890
Five subjects/animals/people: $960

Six or more subjects/animals/people: please contact for a quote

 

Packing and postage (Within Australia) from: $12
Outside Australia: From $30

 

Caricature Cartoon Illustration

These pieces are always fun! Capture the comical or more elegant side of your family/friends in high quality cartoon or stylised illustration. 

Similarly to realistic artwork, I can recreate a particular photo or create a masterpiece using multiple images. These artworks are less realistic, but capture the comical character or personality, or lean towards a more elegant, fashion illustration style. I draw these pieces digitally. As a customer you can choose to just receive a digital, printable copy only. Or I can arrange a 300gsm Matte card-stock print in a variety of sizes.

30% deposit upfront is required to book in artwork. 

Price does not include framing of printed work, but artwork will be sealed in archival quality, crystal clear sleeve with a backing board (up to A3 size) Larger sizes rolled.

 

Starting price for one couple, no background

$180 (high resolution digital only, emailed)

$210 (including print of your desired size, up to A3

 

Add ons:
Character 12 and older: $45
Child 2-12: $25

Baby in arms under 2: $20

Large breed dog or similar size animal: $30

Small breed dog or cat: $15

Full colour background: $55

Minor edits after artwork completed differing from initial brief (repositioning, colour edits, etc) from $50

 

Please note digital prints are not to be reproduced for profit.
Packing and postage (Within Australia) from: $12
Outside Australia: From $30

 
Murals and Paintings

Enhance your office space, café, salon or home with a unique, one of a kind work of art. Painted directly onto your wall. Murals create a sense of place, destination, resulting in increased foot traffic while adding colour, vibrancy, and character to any environment. They also encourage everyone to slow down and admire their surroundings.


Linework or flat colours only (no shading)

Indoor $100 per square metre
Outdoor $150 per square metre
Digital draft $280 per design (includes up to x 3x
major structural changes)

Expressionist Style (brushstrokes obviously visible, multiple colours more freehand feel)

Indoor $180 per square metre
Outdoor $220 per square metre
Digital draft $280 per design (includes up to x 3x
major structural changes)

Detailed Realism (Photographic references used in concept, highly detailed)

Indoor $280 per square metre
Outdoor $320 per square metre
Digital draft $280 per design (includes up to x 3 major structural changes)

Any additional drafts or major changes to drafts outside of this charge may incur fees upon final invoice. I will advise of this before I commence any extra design work. Please note these rates are a rough guide. A personalized quote will be given per project. A mixture of styles is also possible. I am more than happy to have a discuss budgets as well.

Additional charges will apply if hire of scaffold or scissor lift is necessary to complete artwork (large outdoor murals)

Artists will not copy a replica of another artists work. I am happy to be provided with styles/colour palettes/inspiration to work with, but all murals will be created and designed by me.