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Introducing Commissions on deviantART

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 4:08 PM
Generate real earnings through custom creations


1. List Commission availability on your profile

The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests.


2. Client request Commissions

Commission requests are sent to the artist's Message Center, allowing them to accept or reject the request.


3. You receive payment, you deliver artwork

Artists can track their Commission transactions and generate real profit through My Earnings, garnering 80% royalty on each transaction. Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, via PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.


My Correspondence

The new My Correspondence page gives you access to all of your correspondence messages, including Commissions and Group requests. Comments and replies can also be left on accepted commission requests, for a more convenient experience for buyer and seller alike.


The 80% Royalty, Explained

DeviantART offers one of the few places on the Internet with millions of visitors interested only in the incredible depth and breadth of artforms presented by our deviants. And, the truth is, it costs money to run the site. The Commissions Widget alone required building a number of new technologies, as well as harnessing and tweaking existing features to work with the new changes. The 20% fee we charge helps build and maintain everything that's involved -- and there is more to come on this feature.

We're considering tiered fees in the future for people who reach monthly sales levels, and for Premium Members, but we'd like to see this spread onto the site before making those changes so we can accurately project where the breaks for the different levels should be placed. Anyone who chooses to use the widget will be providing us valuable insight and data that we will use to mold the future of the widget and the forthcoming Portal/search ability that will allow people to browse and discover artists who are offering commissions. For those who don't see the value in the widget, deviants still have the ability to provide commissions via the same methods they've always had.



Frequently Asked Questions


Coming Soon: Browse and discover artists who are currently offering Commissions.

We're excited to announce Commissions on deviantART, allowing artists to generate real earnings through custom creations.
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:iconmartin-iii:
Martin-III Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019   Writer
"Coming Soon: Browse and discover artists who are currently offering Commissions." - Six years later, is this feature still "coming soon"?  If it's here, how do I do it?
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:iconmothiwalker:
mothiwalker Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have been commissioned, but i haven't seemed to have gained any points?
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
how to deliver commissions to your requester?
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:iconsugarthe:
sugarthe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Student Artist
do we need to give money for deviant art?
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:iconsimon-michael:
Simon-Michael Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018
Why do you care what will happen with the money? You get your product why bother with questions? 
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:iconsugarthe:
sugarthe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Student Artist
because i once had a commission by a person who i knew and they never paid back which was odd.
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:iconrosewaterfairy:
Rosewaterfairy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Do you need a core membership to do commisions? I've been looking for the option saying that I'm open for them but I can't find it. 
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:iconpikmanz-forever:
PIKMANZ-Forever Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last time I checked, nope.
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:iconrosewaterfairy:
Rosewaterfairy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
Okay, thanks
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:iconpikmanz-forever:
PIKMANZ-Forever Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np!
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:iconangelvelvetyt:
AngelVelvetYT Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive done a commission but havent got the points
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:iconvoletforest:
voletforest Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Can you make shorts stories for commissions instead of art?
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:iconhello-darkness987:
Hello-Darkness987 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
How in the hell did you add pictures for the commissions
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:iconpegaite:
Pegaite Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you managed to get some pictures on your commission widget.. may I ask how you did it? T_T

EDIT: Oh! Never mind, I solved it 
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:iconmagicwaterz16:
Magicwaterz16 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, how do you send the art? Just post it as you normally would with your other arts or something else?
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:iconchampiondreamermusic:
Does this involve selling rights to use art, just buying it, or both? I'm confused. 
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:iconcactuslolatus:
Cactuslolatus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am opening of commissions!! If you are interested go to my ig account @merrylolatus!! I use it alot more than this! Make sure to watch or note and or do both! I appreciate it 💕💕 here are examples or my art: 
-Headshots
1514489866649 by Cactuslolatus  
-chibis
1514007902281 by Cactuslolatus  
-full almost bodies
1513558824141 by Cactuslolatus   
-busts
1512889578978 by Cactuslolatus  
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, just want to know how do you deliver commission to your requester?
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:iconcactuslolatus:
Cactuslolatus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaah i haven't been on here for some months but I send it through email!!
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for replying^^
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:iconcactuslolatus:
Cactuslolatus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!!
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, just want to know how do you deliver commission to your requester?
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:iconpigapigaaa:
pigapigaaa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello~

for digital commission I'll send them the file (HD Ver.) and as for traditional commission I'll send the scann version.
^ ^
thanks for asking :D
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
but how do you deliver file to your requester? thx for answering me btw!
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:iconpigapigaaa:
pigapigaaa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll send it to their e-mail or through Dropbox or Mega if they didn't have any e-mail ^ ^

You're welcome bby😘😘
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, just want to know how do you deliver commission to your requester?
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:iconheavenlyprince:
HeavenlyPrince Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
I just do it digitally. I just draw the artwork and post it for them to see since it's digital.
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx for replying! But do you use the commission widget? I would like to know your method
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:iconwindswirl:
WindSwirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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:icondommuni:
DommUni Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey there! i'm opened for any commissions x'3 (my first commission! so the price is little like 20/50 points!)

(i draw much things on undetale but i draw also manga or portrait (but in traditional art)

Digital art:
Fallen angel-Mizu [gift] by DommUni    Girl Realistic by DommUni   Eko- gift by DommUni  
Traditional art:
  movie Logan-Caliban by DommUni    man machine by DommUni   
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, just want to know how do you deliver commission to your requester?
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:icondommuni:
DommUni Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. I'm very busy for the moment so sorry if I'm late to reply ^^
Welp.. ask me on private message, send me link of u oc or person u want I draw and.. detail if u want :')
(Sorry if my English is bad xD)
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Minami-chi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Student
hey there i opened commissions to.with low prices of course.. 
if any of you guys have any interest for my art i really appreciate it
-Traditional and B/W only

Under the sea by Minami-chi Miku Kaito School AU Ver. by Minami-chi BANG! by Minami-chi
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DJune-y Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
COMMISSION! by DJune-y

Hi!I offer commission:)Hit me up if you're interested!Thank you :heart:
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, just want to know how do you deliver commission to your requester?
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:icondjune-y:
DJune-y Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Hi!I send work to the email address.
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx for replying! But do you use the commission widget? I would like to know your method
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DJune-y Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
No I don't use the commission widget.I was not even interested in how it works))Usually I disscus details with customers using e-mail or tumblr or notes here.Then we come to the general conclusions I send request on paypal for the payment.:))
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:iconhornbillkun:
HornbillKun Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx for sharing^^
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:icondjune-y:
DJune-y Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
Welcome :)
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NoUsernameIncluded Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello !

Im a small artists n I offer commissions on half body, headshots and busts <3

  DJ SONA by NoUsernameIncluded   Asher by NoUsernameIncluded   material boy by NoUsernameIncluded  
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sommerannie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Bunny Emoji-88 (Hello) [V5] Hi! I'm a starving artist and I offer commissions on head shots, chibis, full body and and half body! 
Roxas Sunset by sommerannie   Death in hand by sommerannie   Chibi ignoct by sommerannie  
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EsuChii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Looking for a cute chibi to put in your greeting card for you friends and family ?
leave it to me i i will draw you a cute chibi of any character you like starting from 5$ to 20$ 

5$ - Chibi drawing in base color can be in any pose.
10$ - Detailed chibi drawing full color can be in any pose.
15$ - Detailed chibi couple drawing full color and can be in any pose.
20$ - Detailed chibi couple drawing full color with Background can be in any pose.

add $5 for more figure.
Requesting in a batch will get a discount,  Thank you.


Commission by EsuChii 
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:icongatopez:
GatoPez Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
 I offer Commissions, I make "cute" illustrations, in color or lineart
Space viking vs zombie dinosaur... In the space by GatoPez    Efelante by GatoPez   Cold nigth by GatoPez   el gran cocodrilo by GatoPez   future warrior o algo asi by GatoPez  
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Putput-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Hey ho!
I'm a young artist from Switzerland and I offer Headshot, Halfbody and Chibi Commissions with a very low price!
Hit me up if you're interested <3
Have a Nice day and stay Pudding!
Pakeman Masta by Putput-Chan   Cherry by Putput-Chan   Akito being a precious Chibi by Putput-Chan   Rena //Elsword// by Putput-Chan   Liam and Lucy by Putput-Chan  
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MrPapaya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
I'm not special but I'd be willing to do work at low rates. Message me on here or e-mail me at hassamu17@yahoo.com
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