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Tue Oct 21, 2014, 5:08 PM
STATUS
Commissions are currently closed.
I am not accepting any more requests to be added to the waiting list.
Next commission opening: 2019.
Thank you for your interest :heart:

By commissioning me you are agreeing to my rules - make sure you read through this journal properly!
I reserve the rights to all artwork made by me, to upload and distribute with credit to the client where it is due.
As a client you may not claim the artwork as your own, remove my signature or reupload my work for profit.

Beneath you can find:

Prices and examples
YCH auctions
What I can do
What I won't do
What do I need from you?
Payment and refunds
The waiting list and how to commission me



PRICES AND EXAMPLES



Character portraits


Half body portrait of your character. Choose between lineart and painting style.
No custom backgrounds!
Non-sexual nudity is okay, for other NSFW topics see Full illustrations.

Lineart style: 50$
C: Anierous and Lori'vaen by The-Moonbound C: Velestra by The-Moonbound C: Ysildr by The-Moonbound Lyanthel-sm by The-Moonbound

Painting style: 85$
  C: Lucille by The-Moonbound  C: Thrandra by The-Moonbound C: Ken'Si by The-Moonbound
  
Extra character details: 10$ and up


Full illustrations



Tier I : 100-150$
Illustration done in lineart style, including one character and
a background simple to moderate in levels of detail.
Price varies depending on complexity, starting at 100$,
Additional characters can be added for $75 each.



Tier II: 150-200$
Illustration done in painting style, including one character and
a background simple to elaborate in levels of detail.
Price varies depending on complexity, starting at 150$.
Additional characters can be added for 100$ each.

YCH (Your Character Here) auctions are hosted on my Patreon. All patrons are welcome to bid on the auction.
The size/composition of the auction can vary from month to month; between singles and couples, half bodies and fullbodies.
The basic rules such as gender/species restrictions, starting bid and minimum bid increment and such are stated on the preview itself, but please note that my usual commission rules always apply (for instance, I will only take upfront payment). Your Patreon pledge do not count as a discount towards your winning bid.
It's treated exactly as a normal commission with the exception that the pose is already decided and it surpasses the waiting list. Keep in mind I still have projects with deadlines to finish though :)

If you are interested in bidding, please read my commission rules before placing a bid.

Standard starting bid: Varies, from 50$
Minimum bid increment: 5$
Standard autobuy: Varies



What I can do:

Most things that are not listed beneath 'Won't do'! My main subject and interest is humanoid characters from fantasy settings, and I also love drawing OCs, couples, pinups, elves, demons, romance and softcore erotica :)

If you are interested in commissioning me to use the art for commersial purposes, such as book covers, CD covers, promotional art for games/stories/etc, please note that I charge extra to sign over the rights of the artwork to you. You can't claim that you are the creator of the artwork, and I retain the right to upload the artwork (with proper credit to you) to my various platforms. Please contact me privately if you are interested in commissioning me for commersial purposes.


What I won't do:

Bullet; Red Mecha/robots/most sci-fi content
Bullet; Red Some NSFW content. (Full list of Won't do's HERE)
Bullet; Red Ponies, furries and anthros (features like ears and tail is okay).
Bullet; Red Real life people
Bullet; Red Styles different than my own (for instance anime, comic book style, etc)

Please don't ask me to copy another piece of art but with your character in it instead.


Please note:

Bullet; Yellow Elaborate character designs (many/large tattoos or scars, detailed/complex outfits) come with an additional fee starting at 10$.
Bullet; Yellow In-game armor sets are subject to close interpertation.
Bullet; Yellow My Patreon work with deadlines take priority over commissioned work.
Bullet; Yellow I reserve the right to upload an alternate version of a commission without things like tattoos/large scars/fetish elements, that better suits my portfolio.


What do I need from you?

Title your note or email 'Commission'. Please note that I will not work from merely a written description! Google images/screenshots are fine, it doesn't have to be art of your character. In the case of multiple characters, a brief description of their relationship is required.

My commission form can be found HERE! Please note that I don't accept incomplete commission forms. This is the minimum info I need to be able to draw for you!

It's up to you to provide correct information about your character - avoid sending me references for instance of different hair colors and not specifying which one is correct, or which outfit is desired. I don't want to have to send you 3 emails to figure out exactly what you want because you weren't clear about it.


Payment and refunds

Payment is done through PayPal. After we have reached an agreement, I will send an invoice for full payment. When the transaction is complete, I will begin to work.

You will receive two WIPs to approve of. The first is a clean, uncolored sketch, and after you have approved of if you'll receive another WIP with flat colors. If you wish to change something, you must do it before you approve of each WIP - after your approval, I will no longer make changes to the previous step.  Max 2 revisions during the sketching phase - please either be specific or give artistic freedom.

After you've approved of the second WIP I will continue with shading, and then you'll receive the finished picture!

Please keep in mind that I rely on consistent communication while I'm working on your commission. It is up to you to reply in a timely fashion when I send you WIPs. If you know that you will be absent or unable to reply, let me know in advance. If I don't hear back from you within a few days to confirm a WIP, I will begin to work on something else. If the delay in response is far too long, I reserve the right to cancel your commission.

I don't do refunds unless I'm unable to finish your commission, so make sure I am the artist you're looking for before commissioning me. If I have to cancel your commission, you will be refunded for the amount of work not completed.


The Waiting list and how to commission me

I open up for commissions 2-3 times a year, usually staying open for a few days before I close again and pick the slots. Depending on the kind of requests I receive, the number of slots can vary.

If you're in a different timezone - don't worry, I don't pick slots on a first come, first served basis so as long as your email/note reaches me before I close, it will be considered! I always announce when I open up well in advance on all my platforms - you can't miss it if you keep an eye out ;) I'm not open for commissions outside of these time periods.

You can read about the details of how I pick the slots HERE.

My freelance work goes by a waiting list. The slots are arranged randomly upon accepting commissions. You are welcome to ask me for an update on how the queue is moving along, but for simplicity's sake I keep my queue public on the front page of my DeviantArt profile beneath the commission sheet. If your slot is coming up and you'd like specific details, send me a private message!

I will contact you 2 days before the slot officially opens up so we can discuss the details and send payment. Should I receive no answer from you within a few days, you will be removed from the waiting list.

If you are unable for any reason to claim the slot, please let me know and we can work something out. You cannot hold onto a slot when it's your turn without proceeding - I rely on a steady pace to work and can't make any exceptions for this rule. I'm sorry about the inconvinience!

I reserve the right to remove a client from the waiting list should they behave inappropriately towards me or in the comment section of my submissions.




Still have questions? Contact me and I will gladly answer them! :)


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:iconcydeth:
Cydeth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Your art is beautiful. I wish you were willing to do art for book covers, because I love your work.
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much :D Maybe one day I will, but right now I'm just not sure about the legalities of doing commersial work, what I have the right to and such, so I prefer to not get tangled up in anything I don't fully understand :)
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:iconcydeth:
Cydeth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Entirely fair! With the other artists I've worked with I just gave permission for them to post it on social media and the like, but I'll admit I'm not fully conversant with what needs to be done, either. I still may try to commission you at one point, since your art style is perfect for the characters in one of my books.
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, that's fine, I've done several commissions of characters from books etc :D I just draw the line where my artwork could be used and published somewhere, where it could make a profit for the commissioner. If a client would want, let's say, just a portrait of a character to visualize them better and never publish it in a book, artbook, use it for a game, etc, then it's absolutely fine :)
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Nano4K Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
i wonder if it possible to do her one day.  WoWScrnShot 010216 160539 by Nano4K

x3
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I don't see why not :)
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:iconnano4k:
Nano4K Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
maybe because her hair is HUGE x3
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:iconliannahighseeker:
LiannaHighSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I get on the waiting list please!!!
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My commissions are currently closed, but feel free to send me a note or an email when I open up new slots :)
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:iconspicy-porcupine:
Spicy-Porcupine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The urge to nab a December spot is strong
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't resist ;)
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:iconspicy-porcupine:
Spicy-Porcupine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The main thing is, which character should I get?
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stare 
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:iconspicy-porcupine:
Spicy-Porcupine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconalvarina:
Alvarina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed that you're not accepting commissions at the moment. Just curious, do you got any ideas of when you will open up again? :) (Smile) 
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I don't have an exact date, but I'm hoping to open up a few more slots on the waiting list in September :) I had to close it because it was just getting too long, but it should be more like 3-4 months then instead :)
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TexanJoeDA Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Was wondering for future reference, would you be open to doing work on Star Wars The Old Republic MMO characters?  

They are like fantasy characters...just our swords glow.  hehe  :D

Thanks
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, generally Star Wars isn't really my thing - it depends on the overall concept of the idea though, I'm not ruling it out :)
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:iconfairyolive96:
FairyOlive96 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heya hunny, can you please add me to your waiting list again :D! <3
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, ofc :D Could you send me a note and tell me briefly what you had in mind please? :)
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:iconfairyolive96:
FairyOlive96 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing, sweetie!!
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:iconhezaah:
Hezaah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Taking again commission? o: 
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I'm open for requests again :)
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:iconhezaah:
Hezaah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
oH SWEET! I will send you a note/mail with information thank ^^
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, awesome :D
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:iconhezaah:
Hezaah Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey want to know! If I ask a bust with two characters with simple BG, it will be 45 or 50$? ^^
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there :) The backgrounds I offer for bust pieces are included in the listed price, as they are such small pictures (compared to a fullbody/halfbody piece) and thus bound to be simple :) So a bust with two characters would be $46 ($23 per character) :)
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:iconhezaah:
Hezaah Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ok I see. And for know, if I ask a pet in the commish, you take more or not?
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on what kind of pet it is, how large it is :) Most likely it would be between $5-10.
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:iconamberlynnl:
AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
m maybe next time i'm gonna commission someone..
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:fistbump: 
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:iconladylirriea:
LadyLirriea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wanna commission you one day
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome :D Hope to hear from you when that day comes :)
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:iconladylirriea:
LadyLirriea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 i have a character you would enjoy drawing but it would take some saving up
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, that sounds lovely :) I feel you there regarding the saving :D
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:iconfadedlightning:
FadedLightning Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it! I've got no money spare this month :(
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll still be here in months to come :D
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:iconfadedlightning:
FadedLightning Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know :) It's my birthday at the beginning of August so I'll have some money spare then
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah, awesome :) It's always nice to get money for your birthday, so you can decide yourself what to spend it on :)
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:iconfadedlightning:
FadedLightning Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is and it's my 20th too! There's a few things I do actually want like a few different book series like the GoT ones, the LotR ones and the Hobbit books but money is always nice.
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that's lovely, congratulations in far advance on that :) Money is always nice, but I'd def recommend the GoT books. I'm a fanatic book fan, so I'm biased, but they are great.
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:iconfadedlightning:
FadedLightning Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks hun <3 It is and I really wanna read them because I know books always contain more detail than the films/tv series.
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd def urge you to buy them then :D They are so wonderful SO MUCH LUFF 
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:icontheburning1:
TheBurning1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I want one! :)
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe :) Fill out the form ect and I'll have a look at the request :)
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:icontheburning1:
TheBurning1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Which form? I may have overlooked it
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here it is: Commission form :)
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:iconspicy-porcupine:
Spicy-Porcupine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For future references, do you charge extra for an extra character
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:iconthe-moonbound:
The-Moonbound Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A second character would be 50% extra, but say something like a baby or a small animal (a bird, a cat, a puppy, as long as it remains small) would be less :)
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:iconspicy-porcupine:
Spicy-Porcupine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, good to know :)
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