Frequently Asked Questions

Check most frequently asked questions here, if you still need help then please contact us using the chat icon or the contact form.

Appearances

Steve does take a limited number of sketch requests while attending conventions.  View the CALENDAR (About>Calendar) to find out where Steve will be appearing!

Note: Price is per figure:

  • $50 quick sketch on 4x6 paper or on your paper
  • $200 single figure portrait (head) sketch on 9x12 paper, b&w marker
  • $300 single figure portrait (head) sketch on 9x12 paper, color marker
  • $400 per figure (full figure) in black and white marker on 11x14 Bristol
  • $500 per figure (full figure) color marker on 11x14 Bristol

Use the CONTACT US page on the website or email to appearances@steverude.com.  

If you are a fan wanting Steve to come to your city, contact the con organizer and ask them to invite Steve as a guest.

Patreon supporters at the $19 level may preorder a commission at show prices.  Otherwise, presale rates are the same as regular show rates.

Prices are the same as con prices.

  • 5 Items for FREE
  • $5 per signature after that
  • $20 CGC signataures

CGC items can be done at home.  Please complete all the necessary forms and mail them with your item.  We will sign and forward everything to CGC for processing.  We charge $50 for the at home CGC signing.

Commissions

  • Steve reserves the right to reject/refund any ideas he does not want to draw. 
  • Prices listed are for single characters
  • Basic or no backgrounds at his discretion unless otherwise stated. 
  • Background: If you want a background, detailed background, or have an elaborate request, please contact us for a quote. 
  • Steve usually does marker commissions on 11x14 bristol and pen and ink on 11x17, but reserves the right to make them bigger if he feels necessary at no extra charge.

CONTACT US if you have any questions regarding commissions.  

The current turn around time is 

  • 2-4 weeks for Trading Cards
  • 4-12 weeks for Marker Commissions
  • 1-2 months for Painted Portraits
  • 1-2 months for Painted Full Figures

If you need your sketch at a specific time let us know and we'll do our best to meet the deadline, but industry work will come first.

Steve does take a limited number of sketch requests while attending conventions.  View the CALENDAR (About>Calendar) to find out where Steve will be appearing!

Note: Price is per figure:

  • $50 quick sketch on 4x6 paper or on your paper
  • $200 single figure portrait (head) sketch on 9x12 paper, b&w marker
  • $300 single figure portrait (head) sketch on 9x12 paper, color marker
  • $400 per figure (full figure) in black and white marker on 11x14 Bristol
  • $500 per figure (full figure) color marker on 11x14 Bristol

TRADING CARDS

      • $99.99 Black & White Marker
      • $149.99 Color Marker

PORTRAIT (HEAD) SKETCH - COPIC MARKER

      • $399.99 single figure portrait (head) sketch on 9x12 paper, b&w marker
      • $449.99 single figure portrait (head) sketch on 9x12 paper, color marker

FULL FIGURE SKETCH - COPIC MARKER

      • $599.99 per figure (full figure) in black and white marker on 11x14 Bristol
      • $799.99 per figure (full figure) color marker on 11x14 Bristol

PEN & INK

      • $999.95 per figure pen and ink on 11x17 Bristol
      • $1,999.99 per figure pen and ink w/color (not marker) (Steve's choice medium

PORTRAIT (HEAD) PAINTING

      • $1,999.99 per figure portrait (head) painting on 11x14 Bristol

FULL FIGURE PAINTING

    • $4,999.99 per figure - full figure painting on 11x17 Bristol

Short answer: not often. 

If you have your eye on a commission there are "back in stock" notifications that will send you an email or SMS when we open them up.  You'll be the very first to know!

Steve only takes a limited amount of commissions at a time.  For marker commissions you'll need to wait until they open up.  All the different styles have a "Message Me When Back in Stock" button.  This will notify you as soon as we open up the list!

If you're interested in a larger commission or something more detailed, please contact us.