Commission an Original Illustration by Ms James

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I’d love to draw something for you! Read below to get additional information regarding custom illustrations. These make a great gift or addition to your own personal collection. For projects outside of my standard pricing (e.g., editorial/commercial usage), feel free to contact me for a custom quote.

***Before placing an order, please familiarize yourself with our below policies and procedures. Unsure which Custom Art option to choose? Contact us and we can help you select the option to fit your needs and style!  Email us at: and we will respond within 48 hours.***

Things To Know

What is a custom illustration?

A custom illustration is an agreement between the artist and a private party (you) to create artwork based on your requests. Typically people ask for custom work of themselves and their spouse, family members, friends or children.

What can I Use it for?

Pretty much anything that you can print on! Our illustrations are perfect for wedding/anniversary gifts, greeting cards, t-shirts, cake toppers, business cards, buttons….whatever you can imagine. Each purchase includes a high-res digital file, a standard license for personal use only and keepsakes depending on the package you choose.

Do I own this artwork?

As cool as that would be, unfortunately you do not own the artwork. By Ms James retains all rights and ownership to the artwork purchased. This means you cannot resale without the purchase of an extended license. You cannot pass the artwork off as your own without citing the original artist and you must not illegally use the photos in any way, shape or form.

What is A Standard License?

Purchasing a listing provides a Standard License for personal use and marketing purposes for your blog, business, or website. Resale is prohibited under the Standard License. If you’re interested in reselling the artwork, you must purchase an Extended License.

What is an Extended License?

The Extended License allows for business purposes including resale of up to 500 or 1000 units. For more information or to purchase an extended license, please click this link.

How much does a Custom Illustration cost?

We get a variety of requests for custom artwork, so to make it easier for all of us we came up with a few packages that you can choose from.

  • Super Simple - Exactly how it sounds. Very simple, headshot illustration with minimal detail. Perfect for avatars, icons, social media badges. Prices start at $85.

    • Includes: 1200x1200px Hi-res digital image

  • A Little More Detail - Full body illustration with a simple white background. Perfect for cards, announcements, invitations, and just because. Prices start at $125.

    • Includes: Hi-Res digital file and 1-5x7 greeting cards with kraft envelope

  • Hella Detail - Hella extra. This package includes a custom floral border, colored background and up to 2 lines of text. Prices start at $145.

    • Includes: Hi-Res digital file and option of 8x10 art print or 3 - 5x7 greeting cards

  • Thee Works - a custom one-of-a-kind original piece of art created just for you. I’ll interpret the background, details, colors etc. with my own artistic style, no sweat needed. Prices start at $195.

    • Includes: Hi-Res digital file, 1 -8x10 print, 5 - 5x7 greeting cards with envelope

  • Wedding/Special Occasions - Design a lovely wedding portrait illustration of your perfect day that makes a beautiful modern print for your home! Prices start at $210.

    • Includes: Hi-res digital file, 8x10 art print on smooth watercolor paper


Turn-around time is 1-3 weeks depending upon prior workload and complexity of your request. For further inquiries, please email me at

What is your illustration process?

I’m super glad you asked! We outlined everything on the next page.