Nearly all of my topography paintings (including all of the US states via "Ink the States") started as individual requests from clients.
These ink maps are highly customizable, and fall in many categories. Below is an example of just a few options you have for custom map work.
Maps have a flat commission fee of $150, with print purchases taking place separately, after the project's completion.
Topography Map - Macedonia
This is an example of a standard commissioned topography painting.
The client had lived in many places around the US and the world, and wanted a painting of each location.
These colors are inspired directly from satellite images, and the topography is based off of maps of the area.
Paintings such as these are incredibly accurate, and perfect for collections, etc.
As all of the United States have already been completed in this style, these commissions are most popular for other countries and provinces.
topography mosaic - WV, VA, MD
Speaking of the United States, since they have all been painted, getting a custom mosaic of a cluster of states is easy-as-pie. These have a smaller commission fee, and are really pieces for people who have lived in many states, or have family spread out. Mosaics work best if the states border each other in some way.
Can you tell your story in a state mosaic?
Abstract Country Silhouette - Greece
Completed for a client traveling to Greece, this piece did not need to boast accurate topography. Instead, it's goal was to capture the feeling of the location, whilst keeping the outline of the country (with all of its islands) intact.
These are great for collectors who have specific countries and color schemes in mind, but don't require topographical accuracy
Abstract country Silhouette - Opal Australia
To show the scope of variety available in these paintings, this is another in the Abstract Country Silhouette category. This client's husband mines fire opals in Australia, and thus she wanted to commission a piece for him that mimicked the colors and textures of those gemstones.
The topography in this piece is not accurate, but the focus was the outer shape, and the imitation of this incredible stone. It was placed on a black background to make it really pop.
Abstract Segment - Cape Canaveral, FL
This client wanted a map of the area around their home, but they wanted the focus to be on the water depths mostly, with hints at the land topography.
The land is inked in a gold and cream color scheme, but keeps its accuracy relatively intact.. This color scheme, being more neutral, allowed the bodies of water to really pop. As the topography is still correct, the client can name every river and lake, but it still feels abstract, and loose.
What slice of the earth would you choose?
Map Segment - Eastern Shore
For this commissioned piece, the client had family all the way up the eastern shore of the United States. She wanted to "bring them together" in one piece that would represent all of their homes. The focus for this piece was the shorelines and the water, with no emphasis on the land topography.