Raven has worked with Lovecraft eZine Publishing, Adept Press, Anvilwerks, Neoplastic Press, Driftwood Publishing, and a variety of other independent publishers, providing quality cover and interior illustrations for magazines, role-playing games, and novels.
For over a decade, he was also a member of The Artisan’s Quarter, the art-and-design arm of Athas.org—Wizards of the Coast‘s official support group for their Dark Sun role-playing game. As the head graphic designer and photographer for the internationally recognized River Point Resort and Co., he was responsible for creating a series of local and international ads and brochures; and other businesses, such as Echo Shores Resort, utilize Raven’s logos and other designs.
Rates & Other Information
Rates vary depending on the publisher, the scope of the project, and similar. Generally, a full-page color illustration costs from $200 to $600, depending on the complexity, detail, and intended use; while a half-page color illustration costs from $100-$200. Quarter page grayscale or B&W illustrations will cost around $25, again depending as above; while half-page grayscale costs around $50, etc. Spot work, graphic design, logos and similar are billed independently.
The WHS standard illustration contract is as follows:
- Half the total payment is required before work begins on any contract; the remaining half is paid upon completion. Client receives print-ready finals after final payment.
- Rough concepts are provided and approved before moving on to final versions; after concept approval, work begins on the final version and reasonable revisions are provided at no extra cost. After concept approval, new concepts requiring new finals or significant revisions will be billed as a new project.
- The client receives contractually agreed-upon usage rights for the final artwork–first worldwide publication rights, to be used with a specific project and with promotion relating to that project is standard, while additional rights, or all rights of ownership, can be negotiated.
Example illustrations from various projects–click to open a new window with a full-size view. More of Raven’s published and personal illustration work can be seen in his deviantArt gallery.