Looking for a custom drawing of yourself or your pet in a cuddly, potato-y style? Let's do it! All the info you need is right here on this page! See past commission examples here.
This page is for digital character commissions. Look here for storybox commission info!
My name is Jessica, and I'm the artist of Cuddly Potatoes! If you like my art style and you're looking to get some custom artwork done, I gotchu. :)
I take a lot of pride and care in my commissions. During the process, I'll get to know you (or your pet) as best as I can via your descriptions and photos, so that I can really reflect not only your likeness, but also whatever feelings and personality traits I can gather to make it really feel like you (or your pet)! As with all my artwork, I strive to make all my commissions cute and meaningful, so the result is something special that you can cherish for years to come.
That means that this is a collaborative process! I'll email you throughout the process so you can approve the design each step of the way.
I've completed over 150 commissions with happy clients since 2017. If you decide to work with me, I'll do my very best to make sure you're 100% happy too! <3
If you have any questions or concerns that aren't answered on this page, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before booking a commission slot on ko-fi.
Booking & Payment
Be sure to read all the info below so you know what to expect. When you're ready to start, visit my ko-fi commission page to book a slot!
If commissions are currently sold out, add your email to this form and I'll email you when I open up new slots!
Payment must be made 100% up-front, before I start the sketching process.
For most cases, you may purchase a new commission directly on the ko-fi commission page above! If you have a custom request that doesn't fit into the standard commission structure, you can email me at email@example.com to discuss. From there, I can take payment via venmo (@cuddlypotatoes) or via a donation at my ko-fi page: https://ko-fi.com/cuddlypotatoes
Commission payments are non-refundable.
The base commission fee starts at $100 for one character design. This base commission fee includes:
- One character design
- 1 single person OR animal in a single pose. Any additional people, animals, or poses will count as additional characters.
- Small props / items may be included for no additional cost
- A plain, solid-colored background and/or a quote of your choice
- Full involvement in my 3-step drawing process
- Hi-res digital file for any personal use, usually around 3 to 5 inches at 300 dpi.
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Looking for more? You may add the following to your commission:
- $50 per additional character
- $50 for a background
- $25 per potatocorn or "tiny pet"
A "tiny pet" is a very cartoon-ish, less-detailed design than full "character" pets. This usually works well for small rabbits, hedgehogs, tiny cats, etc. For full characters, I would take into consideration things like their personality, detailed coat colorings, offer different pose sketches, etc. Tiny pets will generally just be a funny lil' single pose I offer and color simply. :) Please see extra commission examples for the differences.
If your request doesn't fit within these parameters, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a custom commission price.
Print & Sticker Add-ons
Want print or sticker add-ons? Sure thing!
- $15 for two 5x7 prints on smooth matte photo paper
- $25 for two 8x10 prints on smooth matte photo paper
- $25 for a set of 10 vinyl stickers (up to 3" x 3") of ONE design.
- Note that if you'd like two different sticker designs, this would require two different sets of stickers.
If you have any other product ideas, email me at email@example.com to discuss your options.
Pet commissions (2020)
Top left, Top right, Bottom left: 1 character
Bottom right: 3 characters
Self-love commission, 5x7 print (2023)
1 character + 1 potatocorn
Self-love commission, set of stickers (2022)
1 character + 1 potatocorn
The design process usually takes approx. 4-6 weeks, provided you respond quickly to emails. However, this timeline is not guaranteed. Please kindly understand that I am working on several commissions at a time, as well as my regular projects and designs for Cuddly Potatoes. I balance it all as well as I can, but sometimes things don't go as planned! Rest assured, any delays on my end will be communicated to you in a timely manner.
Given all the projects I am concurrently working on, I cannot accommodate any specific deadlines. If you are hoping to have a commission done by a certain date, I recommend starting at least 2-3 months ahead of time. This gives you the biggest chance that it'll be done in time, but again, I cannot guarantee it.
Prints are made in-house within 1-2 days after the design process is finished, but stickers will add about 2 weeks as they need to be manufactured and sent back to me.
One last note: you're an important part of this! Once we get started, please try to respond to my emails within 1-3 days so we can keep things moving. :) The "4-6 week" estimation relies on the assumption of your timely responses. If the delays are on your end, then please understand that the process will take even longer.
My Drawing Process
In general, my commissions work in three stages, spanning over ~4 to 6 weeks. When I finish a certain step, I'll send a photo to you. You can tell me you approve of it and we move forward, or you can ask for tweaks, and I'll revise it as needed! Generally, once a "step" is approved, it shouldn't change anymore moving forward or it would create unnecessary work.
- Sketch(es) - these are rough, but we want to be able to have a sketch that depicts an idea that you're happy with before we move onto the drawing stage.
- Line drawing - we can adjust the line drawing until you approve of it, modifying lines and details but not the whole idea since that should be finalized at the sketch stage.
- Coloring - we can adjust the coloring until you approve, but hopefully not any of the lines since that should be finalized at the line stage.
When you want to make changes, it helps most if you provide detailed descriptions of all the changes you'd like to make at a time (e.g. Make the left paw cover the face, make the tail fluffy, and add ear fluff, in one email, instead of making the requests separately.) To keep things moving, I'd like to keep the number of revisions under three per step. Rest assured though that with detailed descriptions, usually we only need zero to two revisions at each stage. :)
Personal Use Terms
Commissioned designs should be for personal use only. (e.g. for your own enjoyment, as gifts to friends/family, etc.) The design is not to be used for logos, branding, business, profit, or anything other than personal use.
The artist retains all creative rights; I may produce, post, re-use, or re-color any part of the image for my own business needs. I may post the design on social media, post examples on my websites, use the design for future products to sell, etc.
If you are looking for a commercial-use commission, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
I will only draw what I am comfortable with. I reserve the right to cancel & refund the commission for any reason.
By purchasing this commission, you agree to these conditions. :)
I really enjoyed the collaborative and transparent process to build the custom storybox. Jessica asks warm and engaging questions that reflect how special she wants to make your storybox. She also lays out a clear process for the storybox with milestones so it's completely transparent where she is with the progress.
Jessica also gives examples of revisions so you know what's reasonable to ask (yet she is so nice and open about it that you won't feel bad about asking first!).
Regarding the storybox content, I had a specific scene I wanted to recreate, and Jessica provided different sketches that we refined together. She gave a warning that facial expressions can be hard to capture because of the small scale. So one revision we ended up dropping the facial expressions, and Jessica mocked up exaggerated but clear body language that I think the silhouettes are a perfect medium for. Jessica maintained the best balance of honoring my memory of the scene and adding her own artistic / cuddly / blobby interpretations. Which is what I want because I love the art style of cuddlypotatoes!
I gave the storybox to my husband on our anniversary. When he opened the note, saw it was from cuddlypotatoes, and looked at the storybox, his first question was, "where's the potato corn?" Then he realized what the scene was and loved it -- our only dilemma was where to put it so we could appreciate it the most. In person, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the layers pop out that pictures couldn't capture.
The attention to detail, dedicated time, and collaborative process makes the storybox commission price completely worth it. Thank you for sharing something you created for yourself with others to also enjoy!
As soon as I saw the story box on Instagram, I knew I needed it. I had a rough vision in my head of what I wanted to make for my wife and brain dumped everything to Jessica. She took all that and created something better than I could have imagined. She was awesome to work with every step of the way and I'm so happy with the final product!
I contacted Jessica for a custom storybox for my wife and through the whole process, Jessica was great with keeping me updated. She did a great job with simplifying the process and making it feel really personable. It can definitely feel daunting picking what should go in which layer but she really did a good job making it easy. Overall it was a great experience and my wife really loves the storybox!
My wife and I purchased one of Jessica's commission slots for a custom storybox and were so satisfied with every step of the commission. From the first email Jessica sent us, she laid out a clear and simple process so we always knew where in the process we were at. She asked a ton of questions so she could more easily understand who we were and where we wanted to go with the commission, and did a great job at filtering out and distilling our mess of ideas/concepts into a singular storybox concept that touched on everything we wanted.
During each step, Jessica was always on-top of communication with us, quickly responding to emails and keeping us updated on her progress through revisions. When I had specific questions about details here and there, she always understood what I was going for, and was able to quickly figure out how to edit and tweak the drafts until it was perfect.
The final product pops in real life; there's a real depth to the box that you can't quite see if you're just looking at pictures. Working with Jessica is highly recommended.
Jessica's attention to detail and creative ideas will surely result in a wonderful story box that you're happy with. She is so easy to work with and does a great job updating me on her progress and what to expect. Communication is clear and her work is meticulous. Thank you for capturing the essence of my story and for listening to all my ideas and requests! Everyone I show the story box to is so impressed and delighted to see it. It came carefully packaged with a sweet note. I would absolutely love to work with her again in the future for other commission work!