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Ben Fisher Art Studio

Custom Commissioned Artwork

Custom Commissioned Artwork

Are you looking to immortalize a particular beloved boat or ship, or seeking a unique piece for your collection? If so, I look forward to working closely with you to understand your vision and bring your ideas to life. Whether it is a personal commission, a gift for a maritime enthusiast, or a piece to enhance a maritime-themed space, I take pride in delivering exceptional pieces that exceed your expectations.

When you commission me, you get the benefits of my 30 years of experience and thousands of hours of practice. You will get a piece that reflects extensive research and a meticulous eye for detail. 


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How it Works

The commissioning process begins by filling out the inquiry form below. 

Then, I will contact you to arrange a 30-60 minute call - either by phone or a video chat - so that I can better understand exactly what you are looking for. I'll also go over some of the basics of the commissioning agreement.

Once we have had the consultation call, I will prepare an estimate for cost and timeline.

If you agree to the estimate, I will prepare the commissioned art agreement, and we will both sign. A 50% deposit will be due at this time to begin the work. If you are providing the reference photo(s), this is the time if not already provided.

I work on your drawing, providing you some updates along the way in accordance with the commissioning agreement.

Then, when complete, the final 50% of the balance is due and I deliver the work.

Finally, you get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind pencil drawing (or enjoy gifting it to someone who will absolutely love it.)


My custom hand drawings start at $6 per square inch, with price depending on the complexity and customization of the piece. This price includes a simple black frame with mat, as shown in the photo. Other framing or matting options can be discussed and will be reflected in the estimate.

The starting price for my most common drawing sizes are below:

  • 9" x 12"

    108 square inches

    From $650

  • 11" x 14"

    154 square inches

    From $900

  • 14" x 17"

    238 square inches

    From $1,500

  • 18" x 24"

    432 sq. in.

    From $2,500

Ready to Get Started?

Fill out the contact form below. In the "Comment" box please describe what you are looking for, what size you'd like, and whether you have a particular reference in mind.

Once I get your inquiry, I will be in touch shortly to set up a consultation call to make sure I fully understand what will make this a great experience for you.

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