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Ploppy
07-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Fee
• Paid. Negotiable via e-mail at: brainpolish--at--gmail.com
Time Constraints
• By the end of 2010.
Style
• I am looking for an atlas style ("orbital" or “satellite view”) map similar to http://www.greatdreams.com/dinotopia_map.jpg or http://sapiento.daportfolio.com/gallery/204016#16
Description of Map
• This is a color, physical (no labels, borders, ect.) world map of two (or three, depending on how you count them) continents. The scale is approx 1”=500 miles. Oceans colored to show depth, landforms colored to show degrees of vegetation, rivers, mountains/mountain ranges (orbital view preferred). Much of the map is done (coastlines, vegetation distribution, ocean depths, etc.) but in need of artistic enhancement. Mountains need the most work. Can send you a file or two if you sign a NDA.
Quality & Size
• The quality must be sufficient for fine art repro. The map is 15,300x12,900 pixels (@300ppi). Yes, it's large.
Copyright
• I will have copyright of the map

Gandwarf
07-12-2010, 06:33 PM
So, did you contact Sapiento, who is a regular on this forum? :)
Looks like you dig his maps.

RecklessEnthusiasm
07-13-2010, 02:00 AM
Sounds like an cool project. Sapiento is one of the best for Atlas style, as is Ascension. I dunno how available they are to do commissions though, but they'd be good people to ask.

As a side note, the artist retails "copyright" of their work--I think you're looking for something more like "exclusive usage rights."

rdanhenry
07-14-2010, 09:22 PM
An artist need not retain any copyright. However, an outright sale of full copyright, rather than a limited license, is generally more expensive than a limited rights purchase. Depending on how ambitious the OP's plans for this world are, he might be willing to pay the additional cost to own the map outright.

tilt
07-16-2010, 10:32 AM
I know Sapiento takes commisions - but he might not have time - but try it.. you can find him here http://sapiento.deviantart.com/

and rdanhenry is absolutly right, but I do think that RE has touched on the "normal" side of things - that normally clients will only pay for "exclusive usage rights" leaving the actual copyright in the artists hands. Price can also be an issue in what a client can use the image for. Sometime you might just get paid for a single use in a single publication, sometimes for unlimited use in what-ever the client wants :)

Sapiento
07-17-2010, 02:38 AM
I had already contact with Ploppy. I let you know the outcome.

Ploppy
07-17-2010, 04:56 PM
I want ALL rights except limited portfolio use.

Seretur
07-17-2010, 05:36 PM
You have to work that out with Sapiento. If much of the map is already made, then that may be reasonable, but if you expect him to come up with shapes, names, etc in addition to making the map look nice, then he might want to retain copyright.

Ploppy
07-17-2010, 06:21 PM
You have to work that out with Sapiento. If much of the map is already made, then that may be reasonable, but if you expect him to come up with shapes, names, etc in addition to making the map look nice, then he might want to retain copyright.

I was making it known to all who might be interested in the project that I want ALL rights. Of course I will work out details of any contract with any artist I decide to use.

tilt
07-18-2010, 06:49 AM
I want ALL rights except limited portfolio use.

The polite frasing would be something like: "I would want to retain all rights to the map" :) ... and what does "limited" portfolio use mean - either its in your portfolio or not :)

Redrobes
07-18-2010, 11:25 AM
I'm usually happy to sell all rights when I do a bigger commission but I am a little busy with a handful of projects right now.

Ploppy
07-18-2010, 01:48 PM
The polite frasing would be something like: "I would want to retain all rights to the map" :) ... and what does "limited" portfolio use mean - either its in your portfolio or not :)

No, I am a paying client. It is a condition of the job, It is not a matter of wanting the rights. By "limited portfolio use" I mean size, and quality limits on digital (online, .pdf, etc.) portfolios that can be reproduced as opposed to in-person physical portfolios.

tilt
07-19-2010, 03:12 AM
No, I am a paying client.

so, since you're paying you don't have to be polite? ;)

Ploppy
07-19-2010, 04:12 PM
so, since you're paying you don't have to be polite? ;)

I was not impolite to start with. I was straightforward. I do not have to go out of my way to be polite as though I were asking for a favor. I am asking for a mutually beneficial transaction. If you don't want the job, don't take it.It seems more people are interested in being gnats than are interested in the job. So be it.

ravells
07-19-2010, 04:28 PM
Can we end this discussion here please? If Ploppy has takers then it's for them to negotiate the deal however they see fit.

Thanks

Ravs

Ploppy
07-22-2010, 08:44 PM
Can we end this discussion here please? If Ploppy has takers then it's for them to negotiate the deal however they see fit.

Thanks

Ravs

Thank you.

Sapiento
08-17-2010, 02:47 PM
Btw, that's taken.