The above few designs are simple, and done fairly cheaply. In fact a few only run $10.00 if this client only wanted one line of text which I could email.
This is a fine example of the other end of the scale.
I was commissioned to do this image. I was given a drawing of a woman holding an orb and we don't know who did that one.
I don't like using other peoples work and being told to "alter it." But this was SO drastically changed I don't feel like I plagiarized at all. Her expression, eyes and mouth are about the only elements that weren't altered much.
I was given a list of instructions. Change the orb to earth, show just enough "skin" to let on that she is naked without exposing any boob. The original artwork had her holding this orb out like a basketball so the pose had to change. I made her look like she was cradling the earth more. I was asked to make her hair seaweed, put fish swimming through it, maybe add coral and sea horses in the hair, add the shell bracelet, change the head band to shells. Frame the whole image with wales or dolphins or something.
Then it was my idea to add the driftwood which really framed her better and allowed the seaweed to flow over and under adding to the 3D look.
Unlike most of the above examples which were done in the computer, this one is fine art. Drawn large, with color pencils on high quality paper, my client got a nice frameable piece of artwork as well as digital versions to be used on T-shirts.
A design like this one, will run several hundred dollars. But it's worth it! The tiny image here doesn't do this image justice.
Except for my use on this site, when I do a commission job like this on request, I consider it sold. Rights to do what ever belong to my client now.
(Note, I did his logo too. A sample of that is also in my graphics section.)