Tips for Buyers
Easel helps you own original artwork, created just for you. On Easel you can commission artists with confidence and peace of mind.
When requesting and confirming a commission, follow these steps to ensure a smooth commission process:
- Review the artist’s profile to learn more about them and their artwork. Artists upload images of their best artwork so that it will be easy for you to have a clear and expansive knowledge of their artwork, their strengths, their favorite subjects, and more.
- Review the details of a commission the artist is offering, like the dimensions, before sending your request. If you’d like to request a piece but in a different size or with another different detail, just mention it in your request.
- Prepare for something great by requesting a commission from an artist. If you have an idea about what you’re looking for, it’s nice to have your request in mind early on. One artist may ask for reference photo while another artist may ask for just a few words and feelings. In any case, if you do have a direction in mind, open up with that and help the artist help you. Artists can bring ideas to life in their own style and create artwork that is often better than anything one could have imagined themselves.
- Communicate with the artist on Easel with our built-in messaging platform. Once you send an artist a request, you will be able to communicate with them securely on Easel without having to share any of your personal contact information. We recommend that you communicate with artists only through Easel. If you communicate outside of Easel, it will be difficult for Easel to protect your information and puts you at greater risk of fraud.
- Pay for artwork on Easel with Easel’s built-in payments system. Easel’s payments system is set up to be easy and safe. If you receive any requests to pay for a piece outside of Easel, please ignore them and report the incident to us. Making any payment to an artist outside of Easel is outside of Easel’s scope to protect you or to be able to refund you in case anything goes wrong.