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Journal Entry: Sat Jun 27, 2009, 3:40 PM
Welcome to the journal full of information about buying art from me!
I hope you find it easy to understand and well organized.
Here is a table of contents in order:

Disclaimers: (what I will and will not draw, what you are buying)
Open Slots: available spaces for commissions
Styles: (the different ways your art will look)
Character References: (what I need to draw your character)
FAQ: (questions you may ask)




Basic Info.


I only take payment through Paypal. and you must note me with commission request & information. I will either accept or deny your request, then we will agree on the price, and when all is worked out, you will send me the agreed price using the e-mail address I give you.
I work on a “trust system”. This means that you pay me before you get the artwork. I have worked with commissions before (though not on the internet), and can assure you that I will give you what you have paid for.
My return policy: I will refund your money if I cannot or have not even begun the piece and some global disaster absolutely keeps me from doing so.
I don’t refund money if I have already started the piece.
The reason I have you pay up front is for me to avoid putting my effort into something I receive no gratitude or compensation for. It has happened to me before.

What I DON’T DRAW
Same-sex couples, Pornography, Nudity (not partial, not artistic, nothing) , cleavage, bellies, undies, overly sexualized characters, overly-sexualized poses, themes, or names.  No excessive blood (note: excessive) , obscene gestures, some occultic themes (auch as Satanic, Demonic possession, Exorcism, etc.).
What I will draw:
Kind of everything else. Friendly furries or anthros, some mecha.
PLEASE NOTE: if your character is a centaur or has huge wings, I might charge more for the effort.


I currently DO NOT offer to ship original traditional artwork to you, based on security reasons for my mailbox/address/etc. What you are paying for is the effort, time, supplies, and a large quality JPG or PNG file.
You ARE NOT paying for the public use of or Rights to this artwork</b>. Even when I give you a high quality file, you MAY NOT sell, redistribute, alter in any way. You also MAY NOT use commissioned artwork commercially in any way: NO book covers, posters, CD booklets, or illustrations, etc., of any kind.
The artwork I create for you is for your personal enjoyment only.
However, you MAY print it out and proudly hang it on your wall!



Open Slots


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Realism style//Digital Sketch Portrait


A realistic portrait of your character(s) with a unique pose and meaningful concept



$15 Single,
$20 Couple
Prices vary with complexity. These pieces are not very refined, so they are cheaper.



Realism style//Digital Painting


A painted-looking, realistic portrait of your character looking fully awesome.

.::. Moonlit Dreams .::. by Catiris  

$10-$20 head shot,
$20-$40 bust shot,
$40-$60 full body.
Couples range from $80-$200 based on complexity.
Complex backgrounds may be $20 or more extra (plus original pricing). I do clouds, simple forested or garden scenes, architecture, and abstract.



Manga style//Watercolor Splash Portrait

A Japanese cartoon-styled piece featuring your character(s), created with mixed media (such as watercolors, ink, white gelpen, colored pencils, etc.) & watercolor splashes

I don't ship traditional artwork to you.

STUNNING: Circle by Catiris

$15-$20 couple bust shot,
$15-20 simple full body single
$20-30 couple full body or complex single full body
Prices are based on complexity, refinement, and background.  The more refined, the higher the prices, possibly +$5-$10 more. Backgrounds are negotiable; a complex bg may cost up to $15 more.



Cartoon style//Thick Ink Portrait Digital


A not-so-Japanese-style, more of an original flair. Your character looking cool.

Portrait of Anese by Catiris Character Portrait: Grofx by Catiris

$5 headshot!
$10 single bust shot,
$15 random perspective! full body,
$15-20 couple bust shot,
$20-$40 couple waist or single quality full body

Single characters may come with stylish simple solid color or patterned background & your character’s name, unless otherwise requested.

Note: give/take $10+ with character details and background complexity. The simpler, the cheaper.



SUPERCUTE Chibi//Digital Painting Digital


Your character & 200% of your daily dose of CUTE!

.flobby fun. by Catiris  

  
$10-$20 single character based on how many details your character’s costume has.
$25 or so for couples.



Doll Style//Digital Painting


Your character as a ball-jointed doll. Realistic shading and soft textures.

Organic? by Catiris  

  
$30-$50 single character based on how many details your character’s costume has.
couples are $80-$200 or so. (see the couple picture above)



Action Art Markers//Manga Style


You character looking like they popped out of a video game. Drawn with ink, prismacolor and COPIC art markers, and sometimes colored pencils & white gel pen.

I don't ship traditional artwork to you.





  
$5-10 single bust shot,
$10-15 full body,
$15-20 couple bust shot,
$20-$40 couple waist






Character References


Can you draw your character? If so, great. I need a clear reference that I can look at and easily see what they are wearing, their eye color, hair color, and size.
Maybe you can’t draw your character, or at least, not as well as you would like.
Not to worry! I also take written descriptions or a photo of someone you think looks like the character.
Look below to see what I need to know in writing:




Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Hair style/length:
Ethnic Appearance: (i.e., tan skin, narrow eyes, button nose)
Height:
Age: (physical)
Weight/Build: (i.e., slender, curvy, muscular but lean)
Other Physical features:
Tattoos or piercings:




FAQ or Q & A

Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Ask it here & I will post it and the answer for you & everyone else! (:

Q: What do you mean when you say the price rises with “complexity” or “details”?
A: Look at your character. Are they wearing excessive amount of jewelry, patterned cloth, multiple piercings, tattoos, massive amounts of meticulously styled hair, wearing many sashes, belts, zippers, buckles, etc?
If you can say yes to 2-3 or more, then your character is complex.

Q: Will you make an exception to your “Will not draw”?
A: No. But ask if you are not sure; maybe you read it wrong. I will redesign clothing if it doesn’t meet the requirements, too.




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:iconmelody-hikari:
Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Uhm, I know that you said that you are accepting commissions through Paypal, but are you currently accepting commissions paid through Gaia cash? ^^; Because I got 10K, if that can afford anything. ._.;;;
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Aw, I'm happy to hear you are interested.
I'd really rather Paypal, as there isn't much Gaia gold can do for me, especially when it comes to saving for a new pen tablet!

But if you are really wanting some art I could do a small sketch or speedpaint for 10k?
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Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I understand, but it never hurts to ask. XD


I don't want to trouble you! ^^; I can wait until after you get your tablet and stuff. [And I've accumulated more gold to spend.]
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
It certainly doesn't! You don't ask, you don't get!

Aw, don't worry about it. I'm trying to borrow a tablet from someone as often as possible! x)
Thanks for the interest! Hopefully someday I can do some art for you :heart:
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Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! ^^ And if I watch you, I can keep an eye on when you get that tablet!
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
;u; Alrighty!! <3
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:iconluie-xiii:
luie-xiii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
*dies* luie doesn't have $ <//3
oh yeah, new DA.
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:iconcatiris:
Catiris Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Hello Luie!! <3
Save up...? ;A;
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:iconluie-xiii:
luie-xiii Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Don't got a paypal to begin with lulz.
& gaia, blahh i'm not there anymore.
& rarely submit anything to my DA.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
borrow! -u- jk
Aw, just when summer heat is under way? I did it because I thought it would be a good exercise for my design skills. Otherwise I don't log in too much, although I did set up a new profile.
So are you just focusing more on irl?
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luie-xiii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
I hate the PD. =| They are all assholes.
maybe with the exception of Radio
but that's it. I never liked them. &
Yeah more IRL, i'm not in 1Oth grade
& school is giving me ALOT of homework.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
:c Hate is a strong word!
Are you talking about the Police or just the general crowd in the PD? I don't really know anyone particularly well, but I'm slow to judge because I know things can be misinterpreted over the internet. I'm sorry that you feel that way ;n;

Hey, that's the smart way to do it! Life trumps the internet.
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:iconluie-xiii:
luie-xiii Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Police, yo. (;
& i don't even see a
general PD. lol the PD @ gaia is dead.
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DelqueaBoss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I set up my paypal expect a commission soon LOL

Can you explain the part with the sexualized characters. cos from a recently talk I remember you saying you wont draw Elara when she is not like that >>;
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:iconcatiris:
Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Sounds awesome.
I'm still doing that one of Angelo, though :heart:

So you saw that overly sexualized characters are on the WILL NOT DRAW list, right?
Beware really long answer! xD hehe

"Sexualized" means to me that the character:
--has a history of promiscuous, obscene, or otherwise mature acts,
--is involved in the support of such acts
--has the appearance, stature, or other details such as their name, which imply that the character has participate, is participating or desires to participate in a sexual or mature act.

Also, I won't draw anything that goes against deviantART's rules. One of dA's rules is that the posting of art of characters who are minors (under 18 in appearance or natural age), that participate in sexual actions, are not to be posted. Personally I think the EASMI definition qualifies, since it is suggestive.

But, dA does not mean as much to me as my own preferences. I hope you understand that this a personal preference. Everyone should be able to enjoy drawing on their own terms, right? (:

I hope that answers your question!
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DelqueaBoss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*facepalm* DANG I forgot to tell you LOL that where I went wrong.

Ahem you see I had a friend who suggest I make the EASMI like that but see he back stabbed me and called me a psycho so I trashed his idea and forged them into my own way. the EASMI now stands for Eshirito Advance Systematic Meta Inc. Rather than being robots they are of mixed species now. and I even changed and Reveal what Elara is. I changed all of their plot around too. and Deleted their old ref of how the EASMI use to be.

I am making more of the the new characters and another one is coming on their way REAL soon.

Other than most art that was on that other website that was from comissions and as I explained to the people that type of art like that will cost an arm and a leg since I usually don;t like doing drawings like that but hey business is business XD ahem but yeah.

I can assure you that things are not like that anymore. in fact once I get done with my story I been writing for 5 months straight it should end the whole assumption that the EASMI are still sexual refs
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
D: wow, that's a complicated story!

And 5 months? Tell me when you are going to post it!! Such hard work cannot be ignored, I should read it.
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:icondelqueaboss:
DelqueaBoss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know lol ^^; But yeah since I changed the plot things are not like that but since not many believe me this story will be proof.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Haha. But yeah, that's exciting! Best wishes for your work on your story.
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YaynYayn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:O oh my! So professional looking!!! You put a lot of effort on the commission store front. It sort of makes me jealous xD ha ha

C: Good luck on commissions! Hopefully you'll get that brand spankin' new tablet sooner than you expect.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Aw, thanks~ *u* That's nice to hear.

I hope so!! The tablet I'm using now is pretty rotten.
Thanks again :heart:
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YaynYayn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Filmographer
c: *high fives you*
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
c: yay!
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist
DDDDDD:
*sobs*
I can't buy :(
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
;A; why?? -hugs-
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist
no munnies and parents wond let me TT___TT
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Aww, that's ok. Some day you will get older and be able to do fun stuff like buy commissions! :heart:
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist
:'D really? :heart:
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:iconcatiris:
Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Haha, yes yes, we all grow up :heart:
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist
^^-
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