I need to update my website to add some information regarding how to commission art from me. Which has led me to wonder if there is a standard way to go about it. Which has led me to find these informative pages. I thought they might interest my readers as well.
The AOI’s guide to commissioning illustrations. The AOI is british and their information about rights might differ from that in your country. They also aren’t specialised in fantasy or sci-fi work, they deal with general illustration.
A sample of a contract to commission an illustration, shared under creative commons.
AxisWeb ‘ guide to commissioning art. They are into contemporary fine art so it’s a completely different crab basket.