I have yet to write an actual, structured Terms and Conditions document, but I thought it is time I write a rudimentary one, to clear up some confusions regarding commissions. The most important stuff are under COMMISSIONING PROCESS and USAGE OF COMMISSIONED ART, if you are commissioning me, I strongly advise you to read at least those, since by choosing to commission me, you automatically agree to all of this. Commission pricing system is included so you can be sure I am not just pulling number out of my... back when I offer you a price
COMMISSION PRICING SYSTEM
You have two options to pay commissions, either via deviantart
points using the Commission Widget, or by PayPal
.When using the Commission Widget
, the following amounts may or may not have to be paid, either once or multiple times, depending on the individual request (with the exception of BASE PRICE), all prices are in dA points:
- BASE PRICE: 2250
- EXTRA #1: 1500
- EXTRA #2: 500
More information on what these prices cover can be found in the Commission Widget.
This payment option may only be used for fully finished, colored artworks. If you want a cheaper, faster option, the following types are available:
- Colored sketch: 700
- Monochrome sketch: 200
To commission me, you have to contact me either via deviantart notes
, or the email address email@example.com
, or via the deviantart Commission Widget
(in which case I might contact you in deviantart notes). The process consists of the following steps:1.
you contact me with a short, rough description
of your request (eg. "I'd like a colored fullbody of a character, with text reference, is this ok?" or "I was thinking of a fighting scene between two groups of Marvel superheroes.")2. I reply
wether I am available for such a request at the moment, and if yes
, what is the estimated time for finishing (eg. next weekend, this month etc.). Unfortunately, I might happen to reply no, as art is not my primary job, so I have a limited capacity for commissions.3.
If I accepted, it is time for you to send detailed references and description
of your request, and choose your payment method
. If the characters are from copyrighted material, you provide the title of the medium or the name of the original creator, and the name of the character.4. I draw an initial sketch
which I do not charge for
and calculate the price
for your preferred payment method.5.
You can approve the sketch, or you can ask for corrections before you do. If you are satisfied with it, you pay the price
now by a. points, using the Request Commission buttons in the commission widget b. PayPal, by giving me your email, and I send you and invoice, to pay.6. I keep you updated
on the process via notes or email.7.
I send you the fullsize, finished artwork
via email or by linking it from sta.sh.
USAGE OF COMMISSIONED ART
You are allowed to modify
the finished artwork to your desire. You are allowed to share
the artwork (original or modified) on any platform, with credit
(by naming me, "Gill-Goo" as the artist) and if possible, a link (gill-goo.deviantart.com).
I may or may not post the artwork on my own platforms, entirely out of subjective, personal choice, this is not indicative of the quality of the artwork you recieved. If I do post it, I will name you as the commissioner, and list the names of all characters with credit to their original creator and/or source medium. I will not own any of the characters on the image unlesss specified. If you do not want it posted, or do not want to appear as the commissioner, please inform me, otherwise, the former apply.
Artworks will be sent either via Google services (Gmail or Drive) or uploaded on deviantart's sta.sh. You are strongly advised to download the fullsize artwork for yourself as soon as you recieve it
, as I cannot guarantee it will be stored on the aforementioned platforms for any amount of time. I may or may not preserve a copy on my own personal computer.
DATA AND PRIVACY
Any data you provide me within Gmail, deviantart notes messages or PayPal (including email address, your real name, your username, reference images you send me, excerpts of the texts of your messages) might be stored on my personal computer for the amount of time I am working on the commission. No third party will access any of your data, and all of it will be deleted after they are not needed for the completion of the commission anymore. You personal data will not be used for anything other than reference for the artwork and lines in my commission to-do list and commission-related contacts.
Any messages you send me will be stored on the messaging service you used and the policies of said service apply to it.
If you are requesting age restricted material, I may ask you to tell me your age. I will expect you to be truthful and I will not take responsibility for a minor being exposed to age restricted material created by me, as I will not provide such for any person who gave me the information that they are under 18.
I will not ask for any additional data unless strongly needed for the completion of the artwork.
REFUNDSYou may recieve a full refund if
a. I was unable to complete the artwork for whatever reason and will not be finishing it at all, and I cannot even provide you any work in progress material other than the initial sketch which I do not charge for.
b. I was unable to complete the artwork to meet a strict deadline you have perviously informed me of, which resulted in you not being able to use the artwork at all, causing you significant harm (eg. forcing you to commission someone else for the work or delaying your project)
c. I completed an artwork that you are utterly dissatisfied of, despite you previously informing me of desired corrections which I replied to that I recieved it, but completely ignored.
(Shortly: if I cannot provide you an artwork which fulfills the purpose you asked for it to.)You may recieve a partial refund if
a. you ask me not to finish the artwork and send the work in progress instead. In this case, you will recieve the work in progress in fullsize, and will be refunded the price of the steps not completed.
b. I was unable to complete the artwork due to circumstances outside my controll but I have progressed with it and am able to send you work in progress material, which can be finished by other artists. The same refund applies to this as to point a.
b. the artwork took significantly longer than I initially estimated and told you, which I did not properly inform you of, which caused you some discomfort, but did not harm you in any other way.
c. you are not completely satisfied with the artwork due to me not being able to make a correction you asked for during the process or notice a detail, but the overall quality of the artwork is what you desired.
(Shorty: I provided you an artwork but it is not exactly satisfying.)You may not recieve any refund if
a. you did not previously inform me of a deadline you expected me to meet and I failed to meet it
b. you are utterly dissatisfied with the artwork but failed to ask me to make corrections during the process when you could have, or you do not accept me make the corrections afterwards
c. I could not complete the artwork because you failed to reply to me when I had questions which I needed to finish it properly
(Shorty: I completed the artwork but you are dissatisfied for reasons you could have entirely avoid.)
By commissioning me, you are expected to be aware of these Terms & Conditions, and I will assume you have familiarized yourself with it if you state it.