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Hi guys,
I just wanted to put up a TOS, as I may be offering some commissions in the future. Thanks for reading!

By accepting these terms, the customer agrees with all of the following.

Artist's rights
1. I hold the rights to all commissioned artwork unless the customer has purchased these rights. This includes the rights to use and redistribute personal commissions in any way (i.e.- display, prints, graphics, and merchandise). If a commissioner would not like me to use the image that they have purchased, they must discuss this with me upon ordering their work.
2. I have the right to refuse any commission, at any time, for any reason.
3. I have the right to set and change my prices at any time, for any reason.
4. I have the right to add, discontinue, and offer products and services at my discretion. The item or service you want might not always be available to you. The services that I offer vary based on my available time and the products vary according to availability.
5. NO ONE is allowed sell, mass produce, commercialize, redistribute, trace, alter or use my artwork without my express written permission.
6. I have the right to alter these Terms of Service at any time, for any reason.

Customer rights
1. The commissioner has the right to privately and publicly display the art for personal use. It may be posted to blogs and websites, used for personal site graphics, and kept in private folders.
2. The commissioner accepts that they may not publicly display the art without proper credit to the artist provided visibly alongside the work. Credit must be publicly available and easy to find. Please include my name and a link to my work.

What I enjoy drawing
I can't really make a list for this section because I really enjoy drawing all sorts of things. Characters are probably my strongest point and I'm happy to draw all kinds--Humanoid, Alien, Anthro, Animals, etc. I'm also happy to attempt different art styles.
Feel free to discuss your ideas with me, but please try and keep them relatively brief. While I have certain areas that are not my strong points (i.e.- vehicles, complex backgrounds, intense action scenes) I am willing to do my best to try new things as I am always looking to improve.

Will NOT draw
1. Images depicting children or young looking characters in a sexual or compromised manner.
2. Extreme depictions of violence and gore; but I AM fine with some horror-type work.
3. Some fetishes - Inflation, vore, bathroom fetishes, bestiality
NOTE: You may approach me with an idea if you're uncertain if I'll draw it. If I decline, please do not be offended or take it personally.

Know your artist's work
Before commissioning me, please make yourself familiar with my style and my specialties. Go through my gallery and look at my artwork. Be familiar with my strengths and weaknesses. I want to be able to produce a product you are happy with, but if you don't like the work in my gallery, then I may not be the artist for you.

Business Practices
1. Prices will go up or down depending on the complexity of the image being commissioned.
2. In order to keep myself organized and finish my commissions in a timely manner, I offer commission 'slots', which means I will only take an alotted amount of commissions at any one time. If you see that all my slots are filled up, please be patient and wait for them to reopen.
3. My commission slots are first come, first served. I will not hold spots for people.
4. I usually open up for specific types of commissions (i.e.- 1 character image, character busts, traditional or digital pieces, etc.) and will explain what these sorts of commissions will entail or offer. I usually try and show an example of the types of commissions I am offering.
5. I currently have no set schedule for when I will be open for commissions. All I can offer is that folks keep an eye on my journals or for other such announcements of open commissions.

Payment
1. I accept Paypal as my main method of payment. Other methods will be considered if your situation demands it. But for all intents and purposes, I accept Paypal ONLY.
2. I ask for full payment up front and will not start on an image until payment is recieved.
3. The cost of your commission includes the Paypal fees.
4. Please mark your payment as 'Services' when paying me through Paypal. I will be refunding any marked "gift".
5. If a commission is to be mailed to a client, shipping and packaging fees will be added depending on size and weight of the item being shipped. Extra fees will be added if the commissioner requests tracking and confirmation on their package.

My grounds for commission refusal and cancellation
1. Belligerent and rude behavior from a customer.
2. Excessive unreasonable requests that continue even after we have discussed them.
3. Failure to pay when payment is due.
4. Failure to understand, agree to, and abide by terms and conditions.
NOTE: These are only examples. I may cancel a commission for a number of reasons, but these are the biggies.

Things to keep in mind when commissioning me
1. You are entering a business pact with me, not a friendship.
2. While I appreciate folks commissioning me multiple times, this does not mean you will get special treatment or reduced prices from me.
3. Please keep interactions to email or elsewhere as specified by me. I will not give out private forms of communication, so please do not ask.

Based on (with permission) Makime 's TOS.
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Memokkeen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I base mine on yours/~Makime's? I just asked her as well, waiting for a reply. :)
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Katie-W Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
Doesn't bother me. It's mostly her permission you should ask for anyway. I asked her quite some time ago about using her TOS as a basis... So she might have forgotten about it since I haven't had a reason for a TOS until now. I'm not sure how much she uses DA.
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Memokkeen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did go ask her directly (with no mention of finding her through you) o:

...as to her activity.. yeah... well.. Just gotta wait and see.
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Kurumi-Lover Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh, my body is ready, but I'm not sure if my wallet is yet ; n ;
I gotta save up for this hnghh
That's really exciting that you're thinking about opening them up here though ; u ;
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional
Haha, that's OK! I'm not entirely sure when I will open at this point or what kind of commissions I'll be doing... But even if I only take a few commissions, having a TOS seems like a smart idea~!
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drakered Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done. :) Clearly stated and detailed. Will have to take advantage this soon. :D
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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Busiris Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Very thorough and professional, yes! I feel like it'd be great if it could always run as smoothly with every client and artist situation.
This reminds me that hopefully someday soon we'll do business again! It was fun. ^^
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional
Haha, well thank you. :) I like to try and make it as smooth and painless as possible. I know the whole 'commissioning over the internet' can be kinda frustrating and worrisome for people since some folks don't take it seriously.
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bittykitty Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know. And I like that it's all clearly stated. One day, when I have spare money, I'll be sure to get some artwork.
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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bittykitty Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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ZeneAmburo Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
What! :D I will definitely commission you. I will also be good and not break the ToS.
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional
A WILD EM ON DA! What is this?!

I'm pretty sure I can trust you. :P
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ZeneAmburo Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I KNO RITE. Actually I was thinking about you since a couple of my friends are out your way for a Microsoft conference. You should poke me on AIM when you get a chance.

But I dunno about that. I can be tricksty. You better get the money up front ;)
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional
Awh, the good ol' LAND OF MICROSOFT. Actually, Ben and I don't live in the condo right across from the big ass MS campus anymore, we have a house! (But we're not too far away.)

And yes, I will try and poke you on AIM when you're around!
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Icetex01 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree 100%
It nicly layed out
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taintedklip Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Hopefully I'll have monies saved up!
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional
Haha, well thanks! I'm not entirely sure when I will open, but I will post a journal when/if I do.
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CheckerboardPrincess Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a very lovely TOS.

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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional
Thank ya! Though I have ~Makime to thank for giving me such a good example.
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databank Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
CYA, always important. May I make some suggestions about the wording?
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional
Sure, feel free to send me suggestions in a note.
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MonochromeCrystal Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always good to have such terms laid out by the artist. Thanks very much!
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional
Thank you! Yes, it's super important for any artist taking commissions to have something like this, I think.
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MonochromeCrystal Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. Hope your day is going well and well wishes for the rest of the week!
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you! Same to you! :)
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JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh! Someday I'll have money! XD
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional
Aw, shucks!
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themakai Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
:w00t:
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional
Huzzah! She RETURNS
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themakai Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Dun dun dun!
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Digara Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I shall be sure to keep my eye on this.
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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