Bringing Your Vision to Life: The Custom Watercolor Commission Process

Have you ever dreamed of enhancing your space with a personalized, vibrant custom painting in watercolor? Whether you desire an evocative pet portrait, an imaginative watercolor tattoo, or distinctive commercial art, commissioning a piece with me, J. Brooke Wade, means crafting an artwork that’s uniquely yours. Here’s how you can bring your creative vision to life through a seamless commission process.

Step 1: Reach Out

Your journey to owning custom watercolor art begins with a simple step—reaching out. Fill out the inquiry form on my website, detailing your vision and specific project needs. This initial contact sets the stage for your unique creation, whether you’re interested in a dog painting, cat painting, or any other type of commission painting. Clients can also provide photos for reference.

When you fill out the inquiry form, provide as much detail as possible about what you envision. Describe the subject, the colors you love, and any specific elements you want to be included. Don’t worry if you’re unsure about some details; we’ll work together to flesh out your ideas. This is your opportunity to let your creativity flow and communicate your dream artwork.

Step 2: Consultation

Once you connect, we dive into a detailed consultation. This is where the magic begins! We’ll discuss your style preferences, the intended size and purpose of the artwork, and fine-tune elements such as color schemes and composition. This stage is crucial in aligning the artwork with your personal aesthetic and ensures that the final piece will resonate perfectly with your space and intentions.

During our consultation, I’ll ask questions to better understand your vision. What inspires you? Are there particular artists or styles you admire? Do you have a specific place in mind where the artwork will be displayed? Perhaps you have a special place that holds sentimental value and significance. These questions help me get a clear picture of what you want. We’ll also discuss practical aspects such as the timeline for the project and any budget considerations.


Step 3: Proofing

After our consultation, I will craft drafts for your review. This is an exciting phase where you begin to see your ideas take shape. Your input is invaluable at this stage, helping refine the artwork to ensure it reflects your unique tastes. This proofing process is about more than just approval; it's a collaborative effort to perfect the bold and bright colors, ensuring the artwork captures the essence of your vision with clarity and vibrancy. Clients can also review drafts of custom watercolor paintings.

I typically provide several drafts, each with slight variations, so you can choose the elements you like best. We’ll review these drafts together, and you’ll have the opportunity to suggest changes or additions. Whether it’s adjusting the color palette, tweaking the composition, or adding specific details, your feedback ensures that the final piece is exactly what you imagined.

Step 4: Contracting

With your approval on the concept, we move to contracting. This step formalizes our agreement and outlines the specifics of the project. I provide transparent pricing, adjusted for the size and complexity of your commission painting. A deposit at this stage secures your slot and sets clear expectations regarding the timeline and delivery of your artwork. This step confirms your commitment and begins the exciting phase of bringing your vision to life.

The contract will include details such as the final price, payment schedule, and expected completion date. It also outlines the scope of the project, including any revisions or adjustments that may be needed. This clarity ensures that both parties are on the same page and helps avoid any misunderstandings down the road.

Step 5: Creation and Refinement

Now, the actual painting process begins. Using high-quality watercolors and materials, I bring your vision to life with careful attention to detail. Throughout the process, I’ll share progress updates and may seek your feedback to ensure the artwork continues to align with your expectations.

This stage is where the magic truly happens. Watching your idea transform into a tangible piece of art is a rewarding experience. Each brushstroke brings your vision closer to reality. If you have any last-minute changes or ideas, this is the time to share them. My goal is to create a piece that you will cherish for years to come.

Step 6: Delivery

Upon completion, your personalized watercolor artwork will be carefully packaged and shipped to your location. For digital projects, like watercolor tattoo ideas or album covers, delivery will be handled digitally to facilitate seamless integration into your project.

I take great care in packaging to ensure your artwork arrives in perfect condition. If the artwork is framed or requires special handling, I’ll provide instructions for care and display. For digital works, you’ll receive high-resolution files ready for immediate use. Regardless of the format, my aim is to deliver a final product that exceeds your expectations.

The Result: Bold, Handcrafted Wall Art

My approach to each commission—whether it’s a pet portrait, commission painting, or another creative endeavor—ensures that the result is a bold, handcrafted masterpiece that adds a splash of color and creativity to your world. My diverse and inclusive style captures and transforms your artistic vision into a vibrant piece of art.

Each commissioned piece is a unique collaboration between artist and client, resulting in artwork that is deeply personal and meaningful. Whether it’s capturing the spirit of a beloved pet, creating a striking piece of commercial art, or designing a unique tattoo, my goal is to craft a piece that speaks to you.

Ready to Start Your Commission?

Don’t wait to make your artistic dreams a reality. If you're wondering how to find an artist to commission, look no further. Begin your custom watercolor journey today by reaching out. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

To start your commission, visit my website and fill out the inquiry form. I look forward to working with you to create a piece of art that you will treasure. Together, we can transform your vision into a stunning watercolor masterpiece that will bring joy and inspiration to your space.