After an initial meeting to discuss the creative project and what the artist proposes to do, a 50% deposit is made. Final payment is made upon completion of the work. Medium, and time frame often depend on the size of the work. A small sketch will be done for the patron's approval. Sketches are not included in the cost of the commission, but may be purchased at the commencement of the project. Framing is the customer's responsibility. I can recommend several framing styles as well as frame houses. Time frame of the commissioned work depends upon size, complexity, and artist availability. Shipping cost is the responsibility of the client.