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(1) Character Portraits are CLOSED

(2) Chibi Commissions are CLOSED

(3) Digital Painting Commissions are CLOSED


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I'm getting quite a few people requesting commissions during times when my availability reads CLOSED.  I used to be able to juggle things to accommodate the demand, however, I'm now finding it extremely difficult to fulfill commissions AND my personal projects.  The availability of my commissions is off and on because I am trying to accomplish a long list of my personal projects and industry clients so that I can make enough room for client commissions.

So from this point forward, if my commission availability reads CLOSED and you still want one please note that the prices are *DOUBLED*.  For example, if you want a Character Portrait it will be $70, Chibi Commissions are $100, and so on.  The spike in the fee is simply because I'm trying to finish personal projects and I need a greater justification to make room for your commission.

If you need lower costs, please wait for commissions to OPEN.  An OPEN status means I have set time to prioritize client commissions and can offer lower prices at that time.

I promise you that they will OPEN!  Part of the reason I haven't been able to open them has been because so many people have been sneaking in with their commissions lately with their sneaky sneakiness!

I really hate to do this but I need to make sure that commissions stay fair for all of you and that I can get my own projects done.  Thank you so much for understanding!

For more examples, see my commission gallery!


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(1) Character Portrait $35 USD payable via PayPal or 3500 deviantART points Points


Grumpy Gecko by TsaoShinSpicyCrap - Avatar by TsaoShinVelkss by TsaoShin


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Character portraits are digital paintings of a single character bust (head, neck, and some chest) in a loose painted style on a simple background.  Only one character per portrait piece (1 pet/prop permitted)!  These commissions are an interpretation of your character realized in my style so the colors, style, and anatomy may change from your reference.

To keep costs low, I do not provide a draft or drawing updates with a portrait commission.  However, I may provide one if I have questions about the accuracy of your character.

All portrait commission pieces will not bear my signature unless requested.


PROCESS:

  • Watch me so that you can see when commissions are open! I announce this on my journal.
  • If portrait commissions are open, send me a deviantART note with your request.
  • Be sure to include a character sheet, references, or descriptions of your character.
  • I will confirm your commission slot and send you my PayPal account information for payment (or send points via deviantART).
  • I will begin your drawing after I receive the payment (make sure you include your deviantART name in your PayPal payment if using this option).  I will send a note to inform you that I have received payment and an estimate on how long it will take me to deliver your final drawing. 
  • Once I am finished, I will upload the painting to my commission gallery and send you a note!

CHARACTER PORTRAIT COMMISSION FAQ:


Q: Can I request more than one character?  Do you charge extra for props, pets, etc?
A: For the sake of keeping costs low, please only request a single character.  It's harder for me to do character interactions and compositions with multiple figures.  Props and pets are fine.

Q: Will you do any character for these? Even popular characters?
A: Sure!

Q: Can I use this as my avatar, character portrait, Facebook profile, etc?
A: Go right ahead.  When I finish your piece it belongs to you and you're free to do what you want with it!


(2) Chibi Commissions - $50 USD payable via PayPal 


Sea Breeze by TsaoShin Aether by TsaoShin Raichu by TsaoShin Ponacho by TsaoShin KeLou by TsaoShin


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Chibi commissions are digital paintings in my chibi style of a single character with a transparent background in PNG format.  These commissions are an interpretation of your character realized in my style so the colors, style, and anatomy may change from your reference.

In order to speed up the process, I typically do not provide a draft or drawing updates with a chibi commission.  However, I may provide one if I have questions about the pose or accuracy of your character.  If you require a draft, please make sure to request one but understand that it will add process time and delay a final product.

All chibi commission pieces will not bear my signature unless requested.


PROCESS:
  • Watch me so that you can see when chibi commissions are open! I announce this on my journal.
  • If chibi commissions are open, send me a deviantART note with your request.
  • Be sure to include a character sheet, references, or descriptions of your character.
  • I will confirm your commission slot and send you my PayPal account information for payment.  Due to demand, if payment is not received within 2 days I will reopen the slot and remove your request.
  • I will begin your drawing after I receive the PayPal payment (make sure you include your deviantART name in your PayPal payment).  I will send a note to inform you that I have received payment and an estimate on how long it will take me to deliver your final drawing.  Typically, chibi commissions take 1-4 weeks depending on where your request is in the queue.
  • Once I am finished, I will upload the painting to my commission gallery and send you a note!

AVAILABILITY:

Due to demand, chibi commissions are open for a short amount of time until my queue is full (typically 10 slots).  Slots are available on a first come first served basis.  I make announcements when commissions are open on my journal.  Slots tend to fill within 6 hours.


CHIBI COMMISSION FAQ:

Q: Can I request more than one character?  Do you charge extra for props, pets, etc?
A: You can request more than one character but each one is $50.  Small props, pets, toys, etc are free.

Q: Do you draw humans?
A: Yes!

Q: Why are chibi commissions only open for such a short amount of time?  Can't I just request a chibi as a digital painting commission?
A:  I open slots when I have enough time between my personal work and my convention appearances and this doesn't happen often.  You're welcome to request a chibi as a digital painting but it will cost more since it includes the drafting process and a background.

Q: Why is the cost so high?
A: The cost is based on my hourly rate and demand.  I spend anywhere between 3-5 hours on a chibi.  They are not something that I rush through.  I treat each one with the same care and attention that I would give my personal work.  Completed chibi commissions are also fully released to my clients meaning that they can be built upon, used for promotion, and printed at high resolution. 




(3) Digital Painting $150 - $200 USD payable via PayPal


OPTION 1 (LIGHT) $150:

What makes a digital painting light?  It fits these criteria:
  • 1-2 characters (not including props and pets)
  • Chibi style or simple design
  • Lower detail, less complexity
  • Simple background
$150 Light Style Examples 
Turtle and Squirrel by TsaoShinHoliday Mischief by TsaoShin
Cinbun by TsaoShin

OPTION 2 (COMPLEX) $200:
What makes a digital painting complex? It fits 1 or more of these criteria:
  • 3+ characters
  • Complex design or poses
  • Higher render complexity, more detail, or more realistic
  • Detailed background
  • Coat of Arms/Family Crests
$200 Complex Style Examples
Resting Under the Tree by TsaoShin
Stinson - Family Crest by TsaoShinAllied by TsaoShin
Dragon and Panther by TsaoShin


COST OPTIONS:

Unless you are doing a Coat of Arms or have 3+ characters in your commission, it is likely that you'll fall under the $150 range.  If you're unsure of the cost, please feel free to send me a note so we can talk about your idea and I can give you an accurate quote.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

All digital painting commissions include the final high-resolution finished image in JPG, PNG, or TIF format.  The average size of a commission is 18x24 inches.  If you need a specific size, please let me know before I get started.

All digital painting commissions include my drafting process where you approve each step.  The final result is a product that we have worked on together.

All completed commission pieces will not bear my signature unless requested.

You may build upon, color, and alter any sketch or lineart you receive in your commission package.  You may also display the commission and versions of the commissions you have built upon in your personal gallery so long as credit is given to me as the original author of your image.

PROCESS:

If digital painting commissions are open, contact me via a note or email with your commission request.  Please be as accurate as possible about your needs.  It helps to include your own sketches and references.  You can ask me about commission cost and details even if my status says that I'm closed.  In rare cases, I may take your commission on if I have enough time between projects and if your deadline is flexible.

I will provide a pricing quote and finalize details.

Once payment is received, I will create a loose draft of your idea and provide a thumbnail.  This is the time to make the most dramatic changes and alterations if necessary (poses, setting, additions, etc).  

If no alterations are made, I will move on and provide a cleaned up version with loose colors.  This is the time to make minor alterations.  If any major changes are made at this point forward, it may incur additional fees.  

Once approved, I will finish the painting and provide one more thumbnail when I'm finished for final touch ups (very minor additions such as glows, color modification, background elements) before sending the final high-resolution version.

See some of the process thumbnails for other commissions:

Cinbun by TsaoShin Process: imgur.com/a/nCBBc
Resting Under the Tree by TsaoShin Process: imgur.com/a/a4led
Allied by TsaoShin Process: imgur.com/a/DJPvI


PAYMENT DETAILS:

I accept payments through PayPal only.  Prices are in USD.

I will issue a full refund if I cancel your commission.

If you cancel a commission with me and work has been started, I will provide said work at its current stage of completion with no refund.  When you commission me, you are not only paying for a product but also to be placed into my schedule.

Payment is due after I send you a quote.  I will not start work until payment is made.


DIGITAL PAINTING COMMISSION FAQS:

Q: Why is there a big price jump from chibi commissions to digital painting commissions?
A: Digital painting commissions are projects.  You become my client rather than my customer.  None of my other commission options include the drafting and revising process that my digital painting commissions have.  I work extremely hard to create a finished product that we can both be proud of.  The price reflects the level of detail and time that goes into each of these pieces.

Q: What sort of things will you paint?
A: When commissioning me, remember to look at my gallery to see where my strengths are.  I prefer fantasy, animals, creatures, and organic elements.  Sci-fi, city scenes, mechanical, and robotics are my weaker topics so I may reject a commission of this nature especially if I feel that I will not do it justice.  Adult topics are acceptable if they are not disrespectful.

Q: How long does the commission take?
A: It all depends on how complex your commission is, where you are on the queue, and how quickly you respond to my draft approval requests.  The average completion time is 2 weeks.

Q: Can I get a print out of my commission?
A: If you pay shipping and handling you sure can.  I will also provide you the high resolution file so you're more than welcome to print it out at home!

Q: Can you do realism?  Can I commission a hyper realistic painting?
A: I can but you're asking me to work outside my current style so it might come out looking like pewp.  But hey, if you want to pay me to give it a shot I wont complain.

Q: Can I sell my commissioned piece (or) I need to use it as a promo poster/CD cover/YouTube Banner/etc (or) I'm an industry client.
A: If you intend to commission me for a piece that you plan to profit off of or you are an industry client, please note me to discuss commercial/industry prices.



TERMS:

I reserve the right to decline or cancel any commission for any reason.

I retain the rights as the original author of your commission.  I may display the final product, drafts, and concepts included in the process of creating your commission as examples of my work in personal galleries including deviantART.  I will credit you as my commissioner and author of characters (where applicable) unless privacy is requested.

Total cost of a commission piece is based on the description of your needs.  Remember, you are buying my free time!  I could otherwise be out partying, playing games, saving Gotham, or hosting a cat party.

Your completed commission is completely yours to build upon, alter, change, etc.  You may do whatever you want with it!  If you intend to use the commission commercially and/or profit from it, please send me a note regarding industry prices and release agreements.

Thanks for your interest!


last updated: April 7, 2016
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:iconmaxicrisp:
maxicrisp Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
Such amazing work. I'd love to commission a piece from you once you have the time. I've got some Dota 2 characters that I'd love to combine with you style.

Is there any way that you can have some sort of notification when you're accepting work on pieces again? :)
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I usually put out a journal entry when things are open :>
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:iconmesoonsubeta:
MESOONSUBETA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! Do you know when these might reopen ;o; <3 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really hoping soon ><
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SophiaBlackmoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Student Writer
Hello! I think I'd love to purchase a portrait of my night fury Ryden  Ryden ref by LarkaNightShade
I understand if it's double X3 I just love your night fury art <33 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for your interest! I'm currently not accepting commissions!
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janelleleah18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
Hello :) i would like to purchase a few lightstyle digital paintings. I understand customs are closed but its states I can pay double to still get them? Is that something we can please discuss? Your work is absolutely incredible. Thanks so much! 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! Yes you can still request them now though I am planning on opening commissions soon actually! Send me a note to let me know what you're looking for
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:iconternonadime:
TernOnADime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
AAH! I can't wait for these to open
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:>
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:iconternonadime:
TernOnADime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Hey, so you mention in this journal that we may note you when commissions are not open in order to get quotes for the future. Would this be acceptable?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yup!
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:iconternonadime:
TernOnADime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Bangin! I'll be in touch
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:iconpastelpupper:
PastelPupper Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I know what i'm saving up for when they're open :o
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Soon!
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:iconwickedgreenkiller:
WickedGreenKiller Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Still exited about these opening, I still have the 3,500:points: required for a portrait >w<
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Soon!
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:iconwickedgreenkiller:
WickedGreenKiller Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
>w<
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:iconjuugonart:
JuugonArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When will your commissions be open again? I'd LOVE to commission you!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not until March!
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:iconjuugonart:
JuugonArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oki, i'll keep an eye open for them!
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:iconfrenchfry207:
Frenchfry207 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i saw that it was closed, ( should have check it in the first place XD) but let me know when it reopens! i'll put the challange on hold ^.^
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! It'll be announced on my journal :>
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:iconfrenchfry207:
Frenchfry207 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really?! thats awesome! thank you so much!
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:iconamaylawolf:
Amaylawolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Is it still open?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm closed at the moment!
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:icondragonuva:
Dragonuva Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Would you offer something like chibi but rather a normal full body commission without a prominent background? And if so, how much would ye chaaarrrgge?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm it'd probably be $50 I think
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:icondragonuva:
Dragonuva Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Oooh! May consider it when I got the cash. Wink/Razz 
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MakeFunJoe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious, do you accept points? Because I rarely have cash it seems when you're commission are opened, and just grind up on points so I can build it up and be able to finally have one done by you. ^^
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I do have point commission prices also :>
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:iconmakefunjoe:
MakeFunJoe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine showing or linking please? I couldn't find it ^^;
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's the first option in this journal post! :>
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:iconmakefunjoe:
MakeFunJoe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright ^^ I'll take a look!
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XxRadioactiveHeartxX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is absolutely phenomenal. I'll DEFINITELY be ordering a digital painting and/or chibis in the future.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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XxRadioactiveHeartxX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! That tutorial with the Bowser painting and demonstrating the art process was SO helpful.
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:iconlumatome:
LumaTome Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Seems like I'll have to play the waiting game, I want one of those digital paintings.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Glad you like my stuff!
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:icondra-the-dragon:
Dra-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welp, Time To Start Getting Points.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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:icondra-the-dragon:
Dra-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I Will End Up Getting One Of That Headshots Of Yours!

Just Not Today lol
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:iconashdragon93:
AshDragon93 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey TsaoShin, i just wanted to ask you but do you know when you will be opening your commissions again, i would really love to get a drawing done from you very soon :) 
please let me know when you can 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying super hard to open slots but my schedule is so booked up at the moment.  I'm hoping that I can get a few going in a few weeks ><
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AshDragon93 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh okay no problem :), i wish you all the best of luck with it 
oh awesome :D , i look forward to seeing if you do open them soon 
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FuriousCharizard Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oml why
I'm so broke
Your art gives me life.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
aww ><
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FuriousCharizard Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
rip ;w;
( I WAS NOTICED YE)
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:iconcandyiguana:
candyiguana Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Aww, I don't have PayPal ;~; (or any points) It would've been nice if I had either so I could do a commission .-.

(the chibis are irresistible)
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aww ><
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