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Djamila Knopf
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I'm a freelance illustrator primarily working on character portraits and book covers. Recently, I have worked for various independent publishers.

For freelance inquiries only please contact me via

1. EXAMPLES AND PRICES All the following prices are rough estimates. Be aware that the prices may increase depending on what you‘re asking for - detail, time scale, difficulty, etc. Exchange rates and PayPal fees (around 5% for Britain and the USA) have been considered as well. Since I live in Europe, I determined the prices according to € (EUR). All of the prices are listed in Euro - € (EUR), British Pounds - £ (GBP) and American Dollars - $ (USD).

I. Portrait  158 € / 115 £/ 170 $
Full colour (unless otherwise preferred), portrait or square layout, semi-realistic style, simple background. Headshot format only. Straightforward portraits of people and characters.

Cowboy Bebop: Spike Spiegel. Realism. by Shilesque  Cowboy Bebop: Faye Valentine. Realism. by Shilesque  Death Note: L. Realism. by Shilesque  Study IV by Shilesque

II. Bust / Waist up - 210 € / 151 £ / 227 $ Full colour (unless otherwise preferred), headshot or waist up; simple or abstracted background; any layout (landscape, portrait, or square); additional detailing.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei Ayanami. Realism. by Shilesque  Bombyx Mori by Shilesque  Game of Thrones: Margaery Tyrell. by Shilesque  Serene by Shilesque

III. Full Body / Scene - 368 € / 265 £ / 396 $ This includes all portrait commissions that involve more complex background elements and/or a high level of detailing. Any layout; full color, waist-up/ full-body, multiple characters/interactions, etc.

  Shaman Kids by Shilesque  Game of Thrones: Daenerys. by Shilesque  Mistborn: Vin and Kelsier by Shilesque  The Kingkiller Chronicle: Kvothe. by Shilesque

2. TERMS OF AGREEMENT I reserve the right to decline any commission request without question.
I reserve the right to only accept a certain amount of commissions at once.
I reserve the right to adjust the pricing on a request before I start the commission, depending on difficulty, time scale etc.
You are free to make personal use of your commissioned piece. However, you may NOT claim the piece as your own.
I reserve the rights to the artwork and you may not make money from it (by selling prints etc.)
I reserve the right to display a commissioned piece on my deviantART gallery and portfolio. If the piece is an original character of yours etc, then all credit will be given to you accordingly.
I reserve the right to draw up a legal contract to be signed by the client and the artist in order to specify the type of commission, deadline and payment and to ensure that the obligations are met.

3. HOW IT WORKS You describe what kind of image you have in mind. Give me as much information as possible. Give me the name of your character, age, image references, personality traits, interesting facts, tattoos, earrings, clothing, body type, facial expression, pose ANYTHING that is relevant. Colours for hair, clothing, eyes, or any other important features. A few words on the mood and colour scheme can be helpful as well. I need as much info as possible to work from, to make sure you like the end result. Then, we agree on a price that is appropriate for the complexity and the effort that goes with it. (→ 1. Examples and prices)
You will then be given 2 to 5 rough thumbnails to determine the general look of the artwork. The thumbnail you pick will become a line sketch to show off more details and design elements. In case there are some things that you don‘t like about the sketch I will make changes and send you the revised version. The number of revisions will be specified in the contract. After you approve the sketch, you send me the payment. (→ 4. Payment) Once I receive the payment I will continue to update you on the progress of the piece. You will receive a high quality digital file (300 dpi) with the finished artwork. After receiving the final piece there is NO option to refund. Only if for some reason I‘m NOT able to finish your commission, you will have complete refund.

4. PAYMENT: For private commissions, I accept payment ONLY via PayPal. You will be sent an invoice with the details.

5. CONTACT: email:
Note or email me with your request.

Name and email address
Type of commission. I, II or III
Details, details, details (→ 3. How it works)


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lovingit2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Your work is excellent! I can't understand how you can charge so little... :( I gotta put my prices down goddamnit :)
Shilesque Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
And no, please don't take me as an example! I'm still trying to figure out appropriate prices for commissions. I know, it's bad to undercharge yourself. You don't only harm yourself but other artists as well. But it's tough when you offer your work to a community like deviantART with many young people who can't afford to commission 1000-Dollar-paintings.
I didn't get any commissions at all when I increced the prices a while back. And now that I've lowered them, they keep coming in again. I looked at how much Charlie Bowater charges for her work and I thought "Nah, I can't take more than her... She's so good."
lovingit2 Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's a weird one. But then Charlie Bowater has a full time job at Atomhawk so her bills are paid and the art work she just does on the side I guess...

She's bloody good but hey you're not far off :)

Actually... edit that... I think you're just as good. Good being a pretty subjective word in the art world!
Shilesque Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's true. She doesn't depend on the commissioned work.
And thank you so much. That's such a great compliment! :happybounce: 
SpacePhoenix Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello fellow artist :D (Big Grin)
I've looked through your gallery and I'm here to say keep going!
Never give up on your dreams, never stop making art, u must have heard it a lot of timesm but you art is cool!
Shilesque Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the encouragement! The same goes for you. ;)
SpacePhoenix Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
u r very welcome ^^
animegirl2313 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Your art is amazing!
Shilesque Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
C-Hillman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work!
Thought this before, but I REALLY wish I had the money to commission you... I have one piece I would love to see redone in your style. Unfortunately, that is beyond me at the moment.
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