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The Monster Engine Commission Questionnaire

Please copy and paste this questionnaire into the body of an email and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be contacted about a commission by Dave. He is taking new clients on a case by case basis so please be patient).

Child's name and age:
Phone #:
Location (City, State, Country?)
How did you find Dave? Any particular links or blogs?
What does your child's art mean to you. A short paragraph will do.
Brief description of your child's monster:
Which pricing tier are you interested in? (see next page)

Pricing Tiers

There are 7 different pricing tiers. There are no prices listed rather just definitions. Pick one or two and email Dave. He will then email you back to set up a phone appointment. You'll discuss what to expect in terms of quality at the particular tier in question. After that, Dave will email examples of work so you get an idea of the quality.

                 Pen and Ink                                   Tempera Paint.                       One Figure with No Background

*Please click here for the art page to see larger versions of these thumbnails

One Figure with Simple Background      Master Work with One Figure            Master Work with Two Figures


  1. Pen and Inks.
  2. Tempera Paint: Dave uses tempera paint, a water based paint found in most elementary schools, and applies it to black matte board. The standard size is 20 x 30 inches.
  3. Single Figure No Background.
  4. One Figure with Simple Background.
  5. Master Work with One Figure: a masterwork is defined by the time taken to paint the piece and the level of finish involved in both the figure and background.
  6. Master Work with Two Figures
  7. Larger Works: Meaning anything bigger than 3 feet square. Click larger works to see one.

Note: Deposit is based upon pricing tier. Once you identify which pricing tier you are interested in, Dave will then provide the price and minimum deposit. Dave will also provide an e-mail money request if you need to leave your deposit via PayPal. Deposits are NOT REFUNDABLE and are held until the completion of the painting. At that time your deposit will be applied to your final payment.

Please send all scans of children’s work (JPEG’s only at 150 DPI) and written monster descriptions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It can take up to 3 weeks for e-mails to be returned so please be patient. Thank you so much for your interest!

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