I am a freelance artist with traditional training. I specialize in character drawings for personal use such as book covers or background images, etc. for writers who wish to have *their* characters on their covers rather than mass reproduced stock images.
The writer can then supply this painting to a graphic designer to finish their cover with a back ground, produce advertising material, business cards, etc.
Price is based on the complexity of the character but I can produce most pictures for between $50-150
Pictures that take over 15 hours will cost more.