Hundred Dollar Drawings

See all Hundred Dollar Drawings here

I will draw your request for a mere $100. If you want the original drawing shipped to you, you MUST add $25. If you want the image cleaned up and reproduction-ready, that’s another $100 now FREE. Please use PayPal links below (scroll down).

As this is an evolving experiment for me, I will be imposing ever-changing rules and restrictions.

UPDATE 10-2-2020: I like drawing animals (real and fictional). Or as vegetarians say, “anything with a face.” Just FYI.

New Rule as of October 26, 2020: $50 upcharge for bicycles.

Because as much as I love bicycles, they are a pain to draw. So add $50 if you want something like this.

Rules:

  1. No caricatures

  2. Requests must be 2 words (or fewer)

You read that right, two words! Because I had the most fun drawing two-word requests last time. These included Raeanne’s Wild Cosmos:

2016-10-27 WildCosmos2

Alistair’s Brilliant Mistake:

2016-10-29 BrilliantMistake

and Pat’s Hindu Bali:

2016-10-27 Rangda

As always, if you have a special request, don’t want to follow the restrictions, want a regular commercial contract, etc., you must contact me and offer way more money, because $100 is crazy cheap. I’m not saying I’ll do it, but if I do, it will definitely cost more.

Order a Hundred Dollar Drawing:

$100: Tell Nina what to draw in two words. Nina will email you a photo of the finished drawing, and post it on her blog and social media.

*Specify drawing in Paypal checkout

+ $50: if you want a bicycle anywhere in your drawing (see above)

+ $25: We’ll ship you the original art. Sizes will vary but it will be on 8.5 x 11″ or smaller paper.  9×12″ Bristol (thick) paper in a sturdy cardboard mailer. #ff0000;">NOTE: due to the pandemic, overseas shipping is extremely unreliable right now. Please only choose this option if you’re in the US.

+ $100: I will also make a “Making-of” video of the drawing, such as the above.

Example of a cleaned-up drawing
Example of a cleaned-up drawing

+ $100: NOW FREE (because I have a decent scanner finally)! Drawing cleaned-up and reproduction-ready for ANY USE YOU WANT!

FAQ

Q: What if I don’t like my drawing?
A: Too bad, sorry.

Q: Can you submit a sketch and let me comment for revisions?
A: No. If you want revisions, commission another $100 drawing, and a third, fourth, etc. You can get 10 $100 drawings for less than my usual professional rate.

Q: Can I use the drawing as a commercial logo for my business?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I use the drawing for advertising or other commercial purposes?
A: Yes, anything you want.

Q: Isn’t that crazy cheap for commercial art?
A: Yes. But some of these drawings are also non-commercial. It’s all less stress for me, and I don’t care what happens to the image after I draw it. (Actually I do care – the more it’s used, the better.)

Q: What about copyright?
A: Like most of my work this is Free Culture. There’s effectively no copyright to license or buy. You can do whatever you want with the art you commission, but it’s non-exclusive. I will be posting it on my blog and social media.

Q: What if I want exclusive rights?
A: Then you’ll have to pay more than $100 – same as most professional commercial art of this caliber. Shoot me an email to discuss.

Q: What if Nina finds my drawing instructions abhorrent?
A: I will refund your money and not do the drawing. Or I’ll keep the money and willfully misinterpret your request. That might be more interesting.

Q: Can you do a caricature if I send you a photo?
A: No.

First Hundred Dollar Drawing experiment archived here.

11 thoughts on “Hundred Dollar Drawings”

  1. really I have been looking to do such drawings myself. What’s the rig you used to capture you drawing on your desk? I love whiteboards.

  2. I just placed an order, but did not see the place to add my two words. Assuming this is that place, my two words are:

    Idea Generator

    Please do not hesitate to let me know if I need to provide any other information for you to proceed.

    Thank you!

  3. Hi Nina, I may have botched my order, oops. Wanted to request ‘robot doctor’ for a hundred-dollar-masterpiece. Let me know if the payment didn’t go through, I think it may have… hope you are well!

  4. Hi Nina! Same as Andrew and Bob: went through PayPal for a hundred dollar request without having seen any comment field, sorry! The two words are “breastfeeding multitasking” for Bibiana (yes, that’s B, not V). Thank you so much for your great work 🙂

  5. Hi Nina. I placed an order with PayPal but didn’t see a comment field. My two words are “vulva lounge” for Kim. Thanks!

  6. Hello Nina,
    I purchased 2 of your pictures. I am so excited you are doing this, because I was starting to be at a loss at what to get my husband for the holidays. My husband is very much into copy left and against copyright, and he’a really changed how I see modern media. He’s exposed me to a lot of your works and it’s been refreshing.
    Two words for the pictures
    “The Captain”
    “Nerdy Hacking”

    Thank you so much,
    Pam

  7. Goat Love
    I didn’t see anywhere for my two words but that is them above.
    I’d prefer my name not to be used on Twitter, please. I sent my payment through paypal just now. Thank you!

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