Hello, I'm Mårten!

I have 20 years experience doing storyboards, animatics and illustrations.

I work with clients around the world in online sketch meetings from my office in Gothenburg, Sweden. I draw on my screen which you can see on your screen, you comment and I make changes right away, it's just like being in the same room, and the meeting is free!

I'm your "sketch artist next door" wherever you are, and you can see my prices below in a currency that works for you.

See how online sketch meetings work in this short video or read more about them below.
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How I work
Everyone who tries it loves it, and it's how I start almost all of my projects, because it's so easy, convenient, and the fastest, most fun way to visualize your idea. Together.

PS. The meeting is free but if you want the sketches from the meeting I charge about each and minimum . You can read more about my prices below.

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How it works
I mail you a link to a Google Hangouts meeting, simply click the link and we can say "Hello" (in English or Swedish, both languages work great).

I share my screen so you can see what I draw, right on your own laptop/device.

You tell me what you want to see and I start drawing. I ask questions and make suggestions. We work together to put your idea down on (digital) paper so you can show it to your colleagues and clients.


It's fast and creative
...faster than any emailing of Briefs could possibly be, because we're "in the same room at the same time", leaving no room for misunderstanding or delays. Nothing can beat that for speed, efficiency...and fun.

We work at lightning speed. These sketches are really rough and we can throw away as many as we want and change anything and everything. We'll do "pretty" and "final" later.

This frees the creative process. We only want to get a sense of layout and how your ideas will look and feel. That's all.

I draw about 10 sketches an hour.


It will probably save you money
...because it's free to try things out and throw things out. Later on when you have nicer drawings that you paid for, it won't be as easy (or free) to want change things.


My quote
When you're happy with the sketches I'll give you a quote for them or for turning them into Line, Shaded or Color images.

When my quote is approved I mail the sketches to you, and if you want, we continue the process to develop them.


Changes?
Mail me your comments or we can book another meeting.

Some time for changes are included in the price. Read more under prices below.


Confidentiality and publishing
I keep all our communication strictly confidential, but retain the right to publish my work 1 year from delivery unless we agree otherwise.

If you want me to sign NDA's before we start I'm happy to do so. I'll get back to you with any adjustments so we can reach an agreement quickly. If you require this, make sure we have enough time to work things out before we have to start. Very few of my clients feel a need for this. They trust my word and have done so for years.
All prices are estimates. I'll give you quote for the job when you get in touch.

My minimum fee for any job is due to admin.

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What you get from me
  • I'll make your ideas look great in images proven to win clients
  • I listen and make suggestions to visually strengthen your ideas
  • I'm only a video call away
  • I'm available most of the time
  • I deliver ahead of time or on time

Sketch
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Shaded
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Time for changes are included. How much depends on to the total spend:
  • includes 30 minutes of changes
  • includes 1 hour
  • includes 1.5hrs
Additional changes cost /hour. I check this with you before I continue. It's rarely needed and usually doesn't take long.


Good to know
  • Simple images cost less, like close-ups or "similar images" (versions of previously drawn image)
  • Detailed images cost more, like wide shots, multiple people, detailed backgrounds
  • I don't charge extra for urgent/prority, evenings or weekends
  • You can start with buying only sketches, then choose which ones you want develop. I then deduct the cost for the sketch from the final image price listed above.

My quote
I'll mail you a quote when we have the sketches from our meeting, or when I know more about the images you want.

If your total spend is more than , ask me for a discount.

When my quote is approved I email the sketches to you for comments and we continue the rest of the process. Read more below.


Copyright and publishing
Only copyright for internal presentation/pitch is included. If you want to use it for anything else, let me know and I'll include that in the quote. I may publish the work 1 year from delivery, unless we agree otherwise.


Invoicing
I invoice in Swedish Crowns (SEK) with 30 days to pay, and have a Swedish VAT ID (F-skatt) which means I add 25% VAT to companies in Sweden.


Questions?
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1. Sketch meeting / sketches
The easiest way to start is a sketch meeting, but if you don't want to take a meeting you can also mail me your Brief (read more below.) Then I mail you a quote.

When my quote is approved I email the sketches from our meeting, or start sketching based on the Brief and mail them to you for comments.

You can comment, by mail, call or in a meeting, I make changes and send you updated versions.


2. Line Drawings
I clean up the approved sketches, turning them into Line drawings, and mail to you for comments again.


3. Shading or Color
I move onto shading or coloring and mail them again.


Additional changes
If we spend all the time that's included for changes, I check that we can continue at /hour. This is very rarely needed and it often doesn't take very long.


Brief
Mail me your Brief and I'll get back to you with a quote, or if I have any questions.

Ideally the Brief would be a simple list of images where you describe:
  • What and who do we see? Describe the setting and people. What do they look like? What are they doing? Include any reference or mood images you have.
  • Where are "we"/the camera? Are we in a Close-up? Or in a Medium shot, like in a dialog between two people? Or a Wide Shot, where we see the whole room, street or landscape?
  • Include simple sketches if you want. Stick figures are great.
  • Reference images also help.
I can break down your Brief into this image list if you want, and charge for this. Then I send this to you for comments.
I also make an animatics with my storyboards so you get a real idea for what the final film will look and sound like.

See examples here.


Animatic price
A 30 second animatic costs roughly + the cost of the images. I'll give you a quote once I know more about what you want.

This includes 4 hours of work spread over a couple of days (or longer), giving you time for review and comments, and for me to make changes and send new versions.

If the 4 hours of work are spent I check with you if we should continue at /hour.
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My quote
I'll give you a quote when I know more about what you want.

If your total spend is more than , ask me for a discount

When my quote is approved I email the sketches to you for comments and we continue the process.


Copyright and publishing
Only copyright for internal presentation/pitch is included. If you want to use it for anything else, let me know and I'll include that in the quote. I may publish the work 1 year from delivery, unless we agree otherwise.


Invoicing
I invoice in Swedish Crowns (SEK) with 30 days to pay, and have a Swedish VAT ID (F-skatt) which means I add 25% VAT to companies in Sweden.


Animatic process

1. Sketch animatic
I add the sketches in sequence and add:
  • camera movement and simple animations
  • my own "dummy" voice-over free of charge, to be replaced by the real dialog you supply later
  • music and sound effects. If you have music you would like to use, send it to me. Or I can find music and sound effects online. Some are in the public domain and free. Otherwise I will let you know the cost of purchasing these and the licensing terms. After your approval I'll buy them and add the cost to the invoice and include the license.
I share this rough cut with you (invite you to a shared folder on GoogleDrive) so you can get a first feel for the story.

You comment, and at this stage it's easy, fast and cheap to make changes.


2. Line animatic
I'll clean up the images and send a new version to you for comments, with more details, tweaks to the sound and motion, to give you a better feel for the final film.

When you provide sounds (voice-over, music or sound effects) I add these and send a new version.


3. Shade or color
If you want, I move onto shading or coloring and email it again.

This gets you as close to the final film as possible. We make final changes until you're happy.


Questions or want to discuss a project?
Get in touch!
Animation price
A 30 second "slideshow" animation (still images fading in/out) costs and up, and includes:
  • a handfull of cleaned up line drawings
  • with voice-over, music, sound effects (which you provide)
  • full copyright, which means you also can use the still images on websites, print etc
  • 1 hour of changes, and additional changes cost /hour.
This cost increases for longer films with more images, color images, added motion or animation, like a hand that draws them like in a Whiteboard Animation.
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My quote
I'll give you a quote when I know more about what you want. We can start off with a basic slideshow animation, and if you later want to add movement, color, or a hand that draws the images (like in a Whiteboard animation), I'll update the quote.

If your total spend is more than , ask me for a discount.

When my quote is approved I email the sketches to you for comments and we continue the process.


Copyright and publishing
Full copyright is included for the animation and images, meaning you own them fully and can use them freely, publishing globally, in all media for all time. I only retain the right to publish the work after 1 year from delivery, unless we agree otherwise.


Attribution
At the end of the animation I would like to include a line at the bottom saying "Animation by Mårten Lundsten | pixoco.com", simply letting people know who made it.


Invoicing
I invoice in Swedish Crowns (SEK) with 30 days to pay, and have a Swedish VAT ID (F-skatt) which means I add 25% VAT to companies in Sweden.


Animation process

1. Sketch animatic
I add the sketches in sequence and add:
  • my own "dummy" voice-over free of charge, to be replaced by the real dialog you supply later
  • music and sound effects. If you have music you would like to use, send it to me. Or I can find music and sound effects online. Some are in the public domain and free. Otherwise I will let you know the cost of purchasing these and the licensing terms. After your approval I'll buy them and add the cost to the invoice and include the license.
I share this rough cut with you (invite you to a shared folder on GoogleDrive) so you can get a first feel for the story.

You comment, and at this stage it's easy, fast and cheap to make changes.


2. Line animatic
I'll clean up the images and send a new version to you for comments, with more details, tweaks to the sound and perhaps adding motion if you want (cost for this is included in my quote), to give you a better feel for the final film.

When you provide sounds (voice-over, music or sound effects) I add these and send a new version.


3. Shade or color
If you want, I move onto shading or coloring and email it again.

We make final changes until you're happy with the animation.


Questions or want to discuss a project?
Get in touch!
Because illustrations are so unique, get in touch and tell me what you'd like!
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