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-Commission Info and Terms of Service-

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-PRICES & TERMS OF SERVICE-
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Thank you for your interest in my commission information!  For any questions, concerns, or problems, please message me directly so that your question may be answered as quickly as possible.

What follows is a ‘ToS Fast Reference’ for a brief overview, followed by a more thorough description of my Terms of Service, specifications for the pieces I offer, and a form to fill out for Design-A-Character and Reference Sheet commissions.

My Privacy Policy Statement and my Refund Statement are at the end of this document.


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‘ToS Fast Reference’
-BY COMMISSIONING THE ARTIST, THE CLIENT HAS AGREED TO ALL TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAINED THEREIN. THE ARTIST’S TERMS OF SERVICE IS THE FINAL  AUTHORITY.-

-The artist maintains a PG-13 rating and retains the right to refuse any commission based on content
-The artist will maintain his style which is consistent with all pieces in his gallery / The artist will not change or ‘copy’ another style either by request of the client or to accommodate any particular character or design / The artist retains the right to refuse edits that are clearly requested against his obvious style and that would violate his artistic integrity
-Complex character designs will increase commission price
-The artist does not accept and will not adhere to a client’s personal ‘commissioning terms of service’ / The artist’s ToS is the FINAL authority in the commission process
-Deadlines must be discussed prior to payment and will incur a rush fee
-Preview sketches will NOT be sent for the following pieces - Sketches, Icons, Busts and Waist-Up Shots, Anthro & Feral Badges, & Chibis due to their simplistic nature
-If a preview sketch WIP is requested, it is the responsibility of the client to notify the artist of all desired edits at once
-Major edits will only be available on the sketch WIP
-The commissioner is allotted a total of three edited sketch WIPs until additional fees will be added to the price at a rate of $15 per additional edit
-The artist does NOT provided a ‘refined sketch’ in addition to the sketch WIP / If a ‘refined sketch’ is requested, it will incur an upcharge of $50
-After a WIP sketch is approved, the artist will NOT make edits to the completed Lineart
-The artist retains the right to refuse edits to the finished piece after the client has approved WIPs
-The client is NOT permitted to publically upload the full-resolution file / The client must only publically post a smaller-sized ‘display’ version
-The artist’s signature and watermark must remain visible on the piece at all times where the client posts the completed work / Removal of the signature and/or watermark will be counted as theft
-The client may request a refund at any time
-If the client requests a refund, the amount refunded will be based on the amount of work already put into the commission
-The artist retains the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission at any time due to personal decision based on the artist's ability to complete the commission in a timely matter, due to events in the artist’s personal life, or due to unsavory behavior by the client
-The artist retains the right to keep a Termination Fee of 60% of the commission price if a client requests a refund after work has been completed
-When a full refund is issued for a cancelled piece, the client does NOT retain the rights to the piece and thus cannot claim ownership / If the client is found posting or claiming the piece as their own, legal action will be taken - The artist retains 100% ownership of the cancelled piece
-By commissioning the artist, the client will be held responsible to all items in the Terms of Service whether the client has taken the time to read them or not



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The contents of these Terms of Service are as follows:

-What you can expect while working with me
-General Information
-Communication Information
-Edits
-Image Information
-Payment Information
-Refund Information
-Commission Reservations
-Artwork Information / Detailed specifications on all pieces offered //
-Other Commission Options / Sponsor, Gift, Original Characters, etc //
-Commission Openings / Journal Batches, Lightning Rounds, Your-Character-Here Auctions, etc //
-Commissioner Information Privacy Policy Statement
-Guaranteed Refund Statement


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What you can expect while working with me:

-Professionalism – I am Active Duty US Navy, Officer, and Aviator.  I am professional and proficient in all that I do, and my artwork is no exception.  I strive to perfection in my military work, and I carry this through to provide commissioners with outstanding works of art and service above and beyond the cut.  I love my military work, and I love making art!  You’ll find that I am extremely skilled at balancing my military career with my art.

-Proficiency – You’ll find that my Galleries show off quite a lot of dragons.  And while I do specialize in all things dragon, you’ll see that I am quite skilled with other creatures and subjects as well, including but not limited to: all feral and anthro character or creature renditions, dragons, furries, scalies, reptiles, avians, aquatic creatures, canines, felines, humans, sci-fi, armour, weaponry, and much more.

-Swift Correspondence – I respond to notes within a few business days of receipt.  I will answer any and all questions you may have in as timely manner as is possible for me, no matter how many you may have.  I am keen on providing commissioners and watchers alike with frequent Weekly Update Journals, (posted on all applicable art hosting sites,) that outline estimated wait times for pieces and responses due to training-related or life occurrences.  I also am active on Twitter and Tumblr, where I post to-the-minute pertinent daily updates that may affect commission work.

-Quick Turnaround – I am a 100% self-taught artist, and I strive to deliver high-quality work as quickly as I can.  My standard turn-around time is one week to one month, with frequent updates either delivered to you individually or general updates via my frequent Weekly Update Journals.

-Frequent Updates – After our initial correspondence when I confirm that your payment has been received, I will send you updates on when your piece is coming up soon in my queue, when I have started your piece, and, of course, when I finish!  I will do my best to give you an estimated time of when to expect the piece while we are still in our initial correspondence.  Please note that the completion time may depend on the style of the piece and any upcoming events with my military training. I am also very active on social media sites such as Twitter, (links at the bottom of this document,) and can be reached for questions on a wide variety of sites. I am not one of your typical artists who will ‘disappear’ with your piece!

-High-Quality, One-Of-A-Kind Work – You will receive a 100% original piece, created by me completely from scratch.  The only references you can expect me to use are any particular references to animal anatomy, etc, in order for me to make your piece as high-quality as possible, and any references of your character that you yourself provide.

-Friendly Service – I love what I do, and it’s because of commissioners like you that make this possible.  I will do my absolute best to make sure all of our correspondence is clear and kind.  I take my work very seriously, and please note that I tend to be concise in my communication, from explaining my pieces, what I will and won’t do, if I need any information from you, and if you have any questions for me.

I am happy to announce that I have a current track-record of 2500+ commissions completed within the past couple years, and counting!  My track-record and gallery speak for themselves!


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General Information

-The artist reserves the right to refuse a commission based on the limit of subject matter or depiction of themes or illegal activity or personal reasons
-The artist retains the right to refuse or cancel and refund a commission due, but not limited to harassment, bullying, threats, stalking, or other unsavory behavior by the client
-At any time the client may request an update of the commission or status in the queue
-The artist will maintain his style which is consistent with all pieces in his gallery – the artist will not change or ‘copy’ another style either by request of the client or to accommodate any particular character or design
-The artist retains the right to refuse an edit/design that will compromise their artistic integrity or violate their publically viewable style / Any instances of this will be brought immediately to the client’s attention to come to a solution
-The artist retains the rights to artistic expression and the limits of his personal style and will depict character(s) and design(s) how he best feels they will be expressed via pose, light source, lighting effects, etc
-The client may request any pose, light source, or lighting effects for their piece, which will be executed to the best of the artist's abilities
-The artist will not accept any commissions of copyrighted characters / The artist will accept commissions of fan characters and designs created by the client
-Complex character designs will affect the price, and up-charges will be applied accordingly / The client will be notified of any up-charges prior to payment arrangements
-Under no circumstances will the artist make available the original PSD files
-The artist does not accept and will not adhere to a client’s personal ‘commissioning terms of service’ / The artist’s ToS is the final authority in the commission process


Communication Information

-The artist lives in Eastern Standard Time in the USA
-The artist is Active Duty military, US Navy / Duty comes first, responses to notes, comments, etc will come after his real-life responsibilities are taken care of
-The artist considers himself a spiritual person / Religious practices and holidays may create short delays
-Communication concerning individual commission prices and content will be done via the private messaging system on the respective website the artist was contacted on / The artist or client may request the venue to be changed to a different website or to e-mail should the current venue prove cumbersome, to the artist’s discretion
-The artist will not chat or otherwise use social media IM for commission correspondence
-If the artist loses contact with a potential client prior to payment and cannot reach them prior to payment for a period of seven days, the commission will be cancelled
-If the artist loses contact with a client and cannot reach them after payment has been received, the artist will complete the artwork and continue to attempt to contact the client on the website where the initial correspondence took place, after which point the artist will attempt to reach the client on other websites or contact a friend of the client to alert them of the completed piece
-The artist reserves the right to ask any questions concerning the nature of the commission or the character(s) and scene(s) being depicted and may request further information or reference material of the client
-In the case of a prior or sudden responsibility, the artist will alert the client of his plans, as well as the estimated date of his being able to start/complete the piece if it differs from the previously given estimated wait time
-Deadlines will incur rush fees / The amount of the rush fee will depend on the amount of heads-up time given by the client
-If an event occurs that will prevent the artist from completing the piece at all, the client will be alerted and immediately refunded up to the point of which the artwork was completed
-If the artist is threatened or otherwise harassed during correspondence, the client will be reported to the applicable site’s staff immediately and authorities depending on the threat level and will be permanently blacklisted, no questions asked
-If the client refuses communication with the artist, the artist retains the right to cancel the commission and blacklist the individual from future commissions
-The artist retains the right to not answer personal questions


Edits

-Preview sketches will NOT be sent for the following pieces, Sketches, Icons, Busts and Waist-Up Shots, Anthro & Feral Badges, & Chibis, due to their simplistic nature
-If a preview sketch WIP is requested, it is the responsibility of the client to notify the artist of all desired edits at once
-Major edits will only be available on the sketch WIP
-The commissioner is allotted a total of three edited sketch WIPs until additional fees will be added to the price
-Additional edits following the third and final free WIP sketch will incur a charge of $15 per edit
-The artist does NOT provided a ‘refined sketch’ in addition to the sketch WIP / If a ‘refined sketch’ is requested, it will incur an upcharge of $50
-After a WIP sketch is approved, the artist will NOT make edits to the completed Line-art
-After the Flat colors are approved, the artist will NOT make any further edits to the piece
-The artist retains the right to refuse edits to the finished piece after the client has approved WIPs during the process
-It is the responsibility of the commissioner to provide any and all image reference material that they feel best represents their character or design / This material includes but is not limited to: their personal artwork, artwork done by others, artwork done by many others, an image compilation showing various elements of the design, clear written material, pre-made color palettes, fursuit, costume images, photos, etc
-Written reference material must be clear and concise, in bullet-point format, and include all information, including color information, (see ‘Design-A-Character’ Commission information for written information form)
-The artist will not 'copy' or duplicate another drawing or shading style
-The artist retains the right to refuse a request for an edit should it compromise their artistic integrity / Any instance of this will be brought to the client‘s attention right away should it occur to come to a solution
-Failure by the client to not make any edits during the sketch phase or to give any necessary information concerning references or details of the piece to the artist will be counted as a miscommunication and failure on the client‘s part and will not be held against the artist, and the artist reserves the right to refuse any edits
-The artist will not go 'hunting' for reference material
-The client has a time period of five days to request any small changes to the completed piece / The artist retains the right to refuse further edits beyond these five days / One small edit may be done to the completed piece per the artist’s discretion


Image Information

-The artist retains the right to display the image on any number of websites on which they are active
-The artist retains the right to categorize, label, tag, and describe the piece as they see fit
-The artist's original signature and/or watermark must remain on the completed image, including sketches, line-art, or otherwise that may be colored or finished by the client
-The artist owns the rights to the original piece of work and may reuse the work in advertising and/or promotional reasons / The client retains all rights to the character(s) or design(s) depicted
-The artist owns the rights to resize/reuse the image to create icons, wallpapers, signatures, banners, and other graphics for any purpose, such as promotion, advertising, examples of work, etc
-The artist retains the right to create prints for sale of the completed work / The client may, at any time, request that their piece not be made available for print
-The client may repost the image to their personal gallery/galleries for display or reference material as long as a link to the artist's page or original submission is provided in the information
-The client may request the full-resolution file at any time
-The client is NOT permitted to publically upload the full-resolution file size / The client must only publically post a smaller-sized ‘display’ version
-The client may request the piece to be created or resized to a certain dimension for printing or use as a desktop wallpaper, icon, signature, etc
-The client is required to provide credit to the piece no matter where it is used, including but not limited to icons, wallpapers, signatures, and other graphics whether these graphics are created by the client or by another party
-The artist’s signature and watermark must remain visible on the piece at all times where the client posts the completed work / Attempted removal of the signature and/or watermark will be counted as theft
-The client may request the image to not be posted publically / This will incur an additional cost of 60% times the Commission price
-Reuploading images by others other than the client and without the explicit permission from both the artist and the client and lacking proper credit will be counted as theft and just legal action will be taken against the individual(s)
-No edits by either the client or a third party are authorized to be made to the completed piece / Any edits done without permission from the artist will be counted as theft and just legal action will be taken against the individual(s) and the individual will be permanently blacklisted from further commissions
-The client may request the piece to be ‘upgraded’ to a more detailed shading style, background, or fuller reference sheet as applicable in the future, for the difference of the paid amount for the completed portion / Inquire for details on specific pieces offered


Payment Information

-All prices are in USD (United States Dollar)
-Quotes are valid for 30 days
-Payment via PayPal / Tips are accepted
-PayPal fees and sales tax are already included on all pieces
-The artist will not accept cash payment that is not USD / Any foreign currencies that are erroneously sent will be returned to sender immediately and the commission canceled
-Payment plans are available for extra-large pieces starting at prices of $150+
-Deadlines must be specified by the client and agreed upon with the artist prior to the payment, including a rush fee as applicable
-If a deadline is not specified by the client and agreed upon with the artist prior to payment, the artist cannot guarantee that the commission will be completed by the deadline and will not be held responsible


Refund Information

-The client may request a refund at any time
-The artist reserves the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission at any time due to personal decision based on the artist's ability to complete the commission in a timely matter, due to events in the artist’s personal life, or due to unsavory behavior by the client
-The amount refunded will be based on the amount of work already put into the commission
-The client will be given the option of the artist sending them the artwork up to the stage of which it was completed
-The artist retains the right to keep a Termination Fee of 60% of the commission price if a client requests a refund after work has been completed
-When a full refund is issued for a cancelled piece, the client does NOT retain the rights to the piece and thus cannot claim ownership / If the client is found posting or claiming the piece as their own, legal action will be taken
-The artist retains the right to post and display the cancelled piece as they see fit, and the artist retains 100% ownership of the cancelled piece


Commission Reservations

-Reservations are a way for a client to grab a GUARANTEED piece in the artist’s upcoming queue
-Reserved and paid commissions will be included into the artist’s full queue and completed alongside the other commissions
-The artist will announce via Journal approximately one week prior to a standard Batch opening that reservations are open, or clearly indicate on their front Profile Page if reservations are open
-Those interested must Note the artist outlining the type of piece they are interested in / The artist will reply to confirm if they are currently accepting reservations for that type of piece, and if so, will request more information to complete the piece when it comes up in their queue
-The reservation fee is an additional 60% of the total commission type cost
-The full price of the commission plus the fee must be paid in full prior to the artist beginning the piece / The artist will not begin any artwork until it is paid in full


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Artwork Information

~Subject Matter
-Nearly anything and everything
-Main skillset in dragons, fantasy creatures, animals, anthros/feral, & humans

~Icons
-600x600 – Painted, Gradient, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available
-Headshots of a single character/design
-Any expression available upon request
-If no expression is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that he feels best represents the character/design
-Glowing texture background is included

~Eye-Cons
-600x600 – Painted, Gradient, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available
-Side facing close-up drawings of the eye of a single character
-Any pupil/iris/eye shape
-Any type of skin color/texture, including fur, scales, leathery, etc

~Paw-Cons
-600x600 flat colored/silhouette style
-Angled to fit within square icon frame
-Any paw/hand shape
-Print may be interpreted by artist or the client may send the artist references of their character or of real-life examples of the species in question

~Tail Icons
-600x600 – Painted, Gradient, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available
-Any species/shape
-Any pose available upon request
-If no expression is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Glowing texture or transparent background is included

~Badges
-4x6” portrait-style badges and 2x3” bust-style badges available
-Painted, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available
-Waist-up for anthro characters, shoulders-up for feral characters and the 2x3” option
-Any species/design
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-If no preference for the font type, color, or background color or glow is specified, the artist will choose the design that they feel best represents the character/design
-The addition of props, clothing, or a different pose other than the standard will affect the price
-A hard-copy may be requested to be shipped to the client – they will receive the 4x6” badge on high-quality, glossy photo paper, including a fitting clear plastic holder and cloth lanyard – the 2x3” badges are printed on high-quality, glossy photo paper, including a fitting holder and metal clip for wearing
-The price of the hard-copy includes the cost of printing, the paper and ink used, the holder and lanyard, as well as shipping / Location will determine the cost of shipping

~Busts
-High-quality, single-character, shoulders-up busts
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-If no preference for the background color or glow is specified, the artist will choose the design that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-The addition of props, clothing, or a different pose other than the standard will affect the price
-Painted, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available

~Chibis
-Full-body, single character
-Classic big head, big eyes, small body
-Minimal details in shading
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Painted, Gradient, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Toony Style
-Full-body, single character
-Classic big head, big eyes, small body – more realistic proportions and styling than anime/manga style and chibis
-Minimal details in shading
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Painted, Realistic, Cell, Soft-Cell, and Flat Coloring available
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Sketches
-Detailed, digital, full-body sketches of a single character
-Minimal cross-hatching shading may be added
-Edges are generally light and grainy in nature
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture background or gradient texture fill included for display
-The commissioner may request the unflattened file to colour themselves, though the artist's signature/watermark must remain on the original artwork and must not be removed or altered in any way
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Digital Line-Art
-Detailed, digitally-drawn, full-body line-art of a single character
-No shading
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture background or gradient texture fill included for display
-The client may request the file to color themselves, though the artist's signature/watermark must remain on the original artwork and must not be removed or altered in any way
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Flat Colors
-Basic flat colours of a full-body, single character
-Clothing/props/accessories may add to price
-Minimal highlighting – ‘Not your average, everyday flats.’
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-The client may request the file to shade themselves, though the artist's signature/watermark must remain on the original artwork and must not be removed or altered in any way
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Cell Shading
-Detailed cell ‘hard-edged’ shading – classic graphic style
-Full-body
-Minimal gradients and highlights
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Advanced Cell Shading
-Detailed cell ‘hard-edged’ shading with additional layers of detail and highlighting
-Full-body
-Minimal gradients and highlights
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Soft Cell Shading
-Detailed cell ‘soft-edged’ shading – softer, more atmospheric/realistic feel than classic cell
-Full-body
-Minimal gradients and highlights
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Gradient Shading
-High detail in shading and highlights - full-body
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Realistic Shading
-Realistic and eye-pleasing, full-body
-Maximum detail via realistic shading, highlights, and textures
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Paintings
-Completely Lineless Illustrations – full body
-Highest detail in shading, highlights, and textures
-If no expression/pose is requested, the artist will choose an expression/angle that they feel best represents the character/design
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included
-Characters with only an Anthro reference can be made Feral, and vice versa

~Multiple Characters
-Additional characters carry the same cost as a single-character, full-body piece corresponding to the chosen shading style
-Pricing dependency on design complexity, clothing, props, etc same as for single-character pieces
-Texture or Speedpaint ‘Frame Breaker’ background included

~Speedpaint ‘Frame-Breaker’ Backgrounds
-‘Frame-Breaker’ background where extremities of character, (wings, tail, etc,) extend from frame
-Can be speedpainted scenery or simple color-matching texture
-If the client does not have a preference for scenery, the artist will depict a scene that matches and best displays the character
-Included free on most pieces

~Detailed Backgrounds
-‘Full Frame’
-Backgrounds include skyscapes, landscapes, forest settings, urban settings, etc
-Price depends on combined detail and complexity of background and number/detail/complexity of background elements based on the setting


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Other Commission Options

~Reference Sheets

~Build-Your-Own Sheets
-List how many/what kind of full body shots and head shots you'd like, and I will give you the price, or…
-Name your price, and I'll list your options
-Overall price is determined by amount of elements, complexity, and shading style
-Shading styles can be mixed and matched across included details on the sheet
-Can include as much or as little textual ‘diagnostic information’ on the character / Can be provided by the client or provided by myself
-Matching background, human silhouette, color swatch included free

~Ultimate Reference Sheets
-Full-character bios
-Include full-body shot, and numerous extra elements unique to character
-Include full bio and information on details / Extremely customizable / Inquire for quote
-Price depends on complexity and number of elements
-Basic elements include a full-body image and details such as paws, jaws, faces, wings, markings, etc, based on the character
-Texture background made to match the primary colors of the character/design is included
-Basic information such as name, species, height, weight, age, occupation, etc of the character/design must be provided by the commissioner
-For existing characters, the client must provide any and all current reference material and details to be included on the new reference sheet
-Reference sheet elements may be done with flat colors, cell shading, or gradient-shading and will subsequently alter the overall price
-Clients may choose to mix and match shading styles for various elements, and the price will be adjusted accordingly
-Can include as much or as little textual ‘diagnostic information’ on the character – can be provided by the commissioner or provided by myself
-Matching background, human silhouette, color swatch included free
-Per request, the artist will include ‘diagnostic’ or ‘scientific information’ to the reference sheet
-Please view ‘Reference Sheet Commission Information’ Journal for more detailed and comprehensive information, including the base prices and default details included to Anthro, Feral, and Anthro & Feral Ultimate Reference Sheets

~Design-A-Character
-The artist recommends beginning with a single-body commission to cement all details and colors of the character before adding details to create a fuller reference sheet
-Price depends on shading/line-art style of finished piece
-The client must provide an in-depth written description or provide any additional photographs for reference
-The artist accepts only descriptive information in bullet-point format
-The artist accepts visual references to help provide visual information in the form of images gathered from outside sources, (for example, a bird for the shape of the wings, a ram for the shape of the horns, a reptile/dragon showing scale shape and pattern, etc)
-Focused in helping designing a character/creature based on sketches, a phrase, a combination of creatures, or a story
-Design collaborations will begin with rough sketches followed with more detailed sketches with progress shots with each installment
-The client is allotted three free edits at the sketch phase and one free edit at the flat coloring phase
-The client may choose between a 'reference sheet' style view, (side-facing, full-body shot, recommended,) or a dynamic pose
-Reference sheet style view, (profile or ¾,) is recommended
-Design commissions may be combined with Build-Your-Own Reference Sheets

-Please fill out the following form / Copy and paste into a Note/Word document, fill in your character’s information or provide additional information, and copy and paste the completed form back in a message to the artist.  Please provide ONLY descriptive information, as concise as possible:

-Species -
-Anthro or Feral -

-Head Information
-Head/muzzle/snout shape -
-Horn shape and color(s) -
-Ear shape and inner color(s) –
-Mane/spine/fur tuft/feather shape and color(s) –
-Mouth/tongue color and tooth shape/color(s) –
-Eye shape/size/pupil shape/iris color/sclera color –
-Markings –
-Muzzle color –
-Chin/lower jaw color –
-Upper eyelid color –
-Nose shape/color –
-Neck length –
-Neck scales/under-color(s) –
-Mane/spine/fur tuft/feather shape and colors down spine/sides of neck –
-Accessories (if any) –

-Torso Information
-General build/physique –
-Scales/fur down neck or only on front of torso, shape and size –
-Mane/spine/fur tuft/feather shape and colors down back –
-Markings –
-Accessories (if any) –

-Limb Information
-Number of fingers on front and hind paws –
-Pawpad color –
-Claw length/color –
-Underarm/underleg color –
-Upperarm/shin scales/color –
-Mane/spine/fur tuft/feather shape and colors on shoulders/elbows/knees/heels –
-Markings –
-Accessories (if any) –

-Tail Information
-General length/size/shape –
-Mane/spine/fur tuft/feather shape and colors down spine –
-Anything on the tip, colors/shape –
-Scales/undertail colors –
-Markings –
-Accessories (if any) –

-Wing Information (if applicable)
-Feather/leather/combination –
-Size/shape –
-Ventral color(s) –
-Dorsal color(s) –
-Claw/spine color –
-Markings –
-Accessories (if any) –

-Additional Information & Details
-Please fill in as applicable in similar format as above



~Collaborations
-Price depends on shading/line-art style of finished piece and amount of work completed by the artist
-Options include from your sketch to my line-art, from your line-art to my flat-colored, from your flat-colored to my cell/soft/gradient shading, from your sketch/line-art to my lineless
-Please inquire for specific prices and details
-Anatomy and proportion fixes in the sketch-to-line-art collaborations may be requested at no additional charge

~Sponsorship
-Any price
-The artist sponsor may donate any amount to help the artist work on personal work
-The sponsor may request an image of a particular personal character of the artist or a fanart or a specific tutorial based on the amount of the donation
-The amount of control over the request of the sponsor is based on the amount of the donation, i.e; higher amounts result in higher control of the request and the more detailed a piece
-Artistic expression is at the discretion of the artist
-When the piece is finished is at the discretion/ability of the artist
-The sponsor will be featured in the information of the particular finished piece, as well as having the option of having their artwork featured in later journal updates by the artist

~The Artist’s Original Characters
-The client may request for their character/design to be in a scene with one or more of any of the artist’s original characters
-The artists retains the right to refuse any piece based on the content of the scene
-The same limitations to the artist’s normal work, (PG-13 in terms of violence/romance/content,) apply to all pieces including his original characters and scalesona
-The artist retains the right to refuse to draw one of his original characters in a scene where they would be blatantly out of character
-The piece will be counted as a ‘sponsored’ piece
-The inclusion of the artist’s original characters will be counted as additional characters and will be priced accordingly / Inquire for specific prices

~Gift Commissions
-Clients may pay for one another as a sort of ‘gift card’ for the recipient
-The artist will confirm receipt of the payment and keep records until the recipient of the gift contacts them to claim the gift
-The recipient of the gift may use up to the amount of the gift given or may use the gift to purchase a higher-priced piece or number of pieces, and will be required to cover the difference of the payments themselves
-Clients may go ahead and commission a gift for another individual – the client of the gift is responsible for informing the artist of any and all time restraints, including but not limited to when the piece should be finished by and when the artist is requested to publicly display the piece, keep it a secret for a period of time, etc


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Commission Openings

I will have clearly stated on the front of my Profile Page on my respective online art gallery whether or not I am currently Open for Commissions.  If my status is ‘Open,’ you may Note me at any time for commission inquiries.

If my current status is ‘Closed,’ there are other ways to get a Commission from me, including but not limited to:
-Journal Batches
-Lightning Round Commissions
-YCH ‘Your-Character-Here’ Auction-Style Pieces
-Experimental Pieces

~Journal Batches
*What is a Journal Batch of Commissions?
-‘Journal Batches,’ as I refer to them, are a handful of commissions, either random or specifically selected for a particular species or type of piece, that I open on a case-by-case basis when my schedule allows.  I open for a limited amount of slots of each piece, and these slots are first come, first served.
*How to I claim a Journal Batch Slot?
-Quick and easy!  Below my Journal, you will see several comments by myself saying things like, ‘Respond here to claim the Bust Commission Slot!’ or ‘Respond here to claim one Icon Slot!’  To claim those pieces, you only need to respond to my comment, and it’s yours!  I will respond to you confirming you got the piece, and will Note you shortly thereafter to request the information I’ll need to do your piece, (character references, pose, background, etc.)
*Why are you only doing Journal Batches these days?  Are you open for other Commissions on the side?
-It should come as no surprise that, as Active Duty US Navy, a Naval Aviator in training, I’m extremely busy, and my schedule changes as quickly as the weather does, (literally.)  Taking Journal Batches of limited slots ensures that I only take on commissions when I know that I’m able to, and that I maintain a small yet active queue.  This also means that I can do a lot of varied pieces while maintaining shorter wait times.
From now until a while, (or otherwise announced,) I will only be accepting pieces via Journal Batches for the same reasons outlined above.  I am often bogged down with many flights to prepare for that end up taking many more hours of study and preparation, which cut deeply into time to work on art.  I have found in the past that I would take on many, many large pieces, then suddenly have a dozen flights to prep, thus extending wait times as long as two to three months, which is WAY longer than my wait time has ever been, (probably more of a shock to me than it is commissioners.)  My training moves extremely quickly, like clockwork, and maintaining a smaller queue limited to Batches is the most efficient way I can balance both flight and my art for now.
*Why do you sometimes open for species- or piece-specific slots?
-This is mainly to diversify the types of commissions that I’m working on, and also to give lots of folks with many different characters to get a piece from me.  You’ll find that I will also open for new and different commission types as well that I don’t take on that often, from chibis to paintings to even ‘experimental’ pieces.  I will also sometimes hold Batches with slots for Design-A-Character pieces, Ultimate Reference Sheets, and Epic Scenes!
*When is your next Commission opening?
-Inshallah, it’ll be sooner than later!  I will be doing my best to post new Journal Batches once every month or two, training-depending.  My best advice to plan, as it were, is to just keep an eye on my bi-weekly updates, as I always touch on the status of my commission queue in them and talk about possible opening dates.  I cannot personally contact every individual who asks for a heads up when I’ll be opening.  Before each planned Batch, I will be posting an announcement journal approximately one week in advance, and then a last heads up journal the day before, outlining the pertinent information and also estimated time of the day when I’ll be opening.

~Lightning Rounds
*What is a ‘Lightning Round’ of Commissions?
-A ‘Lightning Round,’ as I call them, is similar in function and layout to a standard Journal Batch, except it is completely unannounced!  (With the exception of sneak-peaks and ‘heads up’ posts on my Twitter and Tumblr accounts.)  Unlike Journal Batches, these will not be preceded by a week-prior nor a day-prior announcement, and will typically have a smaller amount of slots available.  I open these as I have free time in between my schedule with my military training and other Commissions.  Note that these do not interfere with the current Commission queue nor pre-scheduled Journal Batches!

~YCH ‘Your-Character-Here’ Auction-Style Pieces
*What are your YCH Auction Pieces, and how do I get one?
-YCH, or ‘Your-Character-Here’ pieces, are a piece where I draw a basic sketch of a character or species, for example, a Western Dragon, with little to no body detail, i.e; minimal scales, horns, little wing detail.  The species will be in a specific pose, and you can place a bid to win that piece and have it finished with your character’s details!  There is typically a starting bid for a sketch, all the way up to 1st Tier ‘Auto-Buy’ option of a Realistic Shaded, Full Background piece, or a 2nd Tier ‘Auto-Buy’ option of a Painted, Full Background piece.  If an Auto-Buy Tier is not claimed, the auction will end on a specific date and time, and the piece will go to the highest bidder.  The piece will be finished to the colouring/shading style of the winning bid, and will match my standard commission pricing.

~Experimental Pieces
-An experimental piece is one in a style or done in a technique that I haven’t done many pieces or would like to try my hand at, and would like to open the stage to anyone interested in having their character done so.  Pricing and details are dependent on the experimental style I’d be interested in trying.  Openings are typically done in ‘Lightning Round’ style or casual Journal Updates.  Details and pricing are handled via Note.


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Commissioner Information Privacy Policy Statement

When entering into commission correspondence with me, you can be ensured that I, as the artist, will not give out any personal contact information, financial information, or personal information pertaining to the commissioner to anybody or in a public fashion.  I will also keep all of our correspondence private.  You may also request I keep your profile/online name anonymous.  I will also keep the price of your individual commission private.  Although my commission prices are quite stable depending on the style of coloring or shading commissioned, special prices in the forms of Reference Sheets or Design-A-Character commissions will not be released either publicly or to anyone who asks.  Those who do ask for a price will simply be answered with my general information.

All collaborations in the form of the private message system on the site where I am contacted on will be kept confidential and available to myself and the eyes of the client only.  I, as the artist, will not display private messages to the public in any way or form, such as an example of collaboration for other potential clients, or for any purpose, excluding evidence should I be threatened or harassed by an individual.  It is also incumbent on the client to keep all correspondence and my personal contact and payment information private. If the client is in violation of this term, the commission will be cancelled and the client permanently blacklisted and reported.


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Guaranteed Refund Policy Statement

Upon deciding to commission me, and after the payment is sent and confirmed to be received by me, the client is guaranteed to receive a complete refund of their payment any time prior to my beginning the piece.

If a refund is requested during the time I have begun the piece, the amount refunded will be based on how much of the piece is completed. The client may request to be sent the artwork that was completed up to the stage before the refund. The artist retains the right to keep a Termination Fee of 60% of the commission price if a client requests a refund after the commission has been completed

Your refund will be immediate and complete, no questions asked.  I WILL NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY until I have started your piece!  I take pride in ensuring you that your payment will be kept safe, and that I guarantee you will receive your piece, only with the exception of something extraordinary such as an emergency.


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Contact Information

I am an active member of and can be contacted via direct message, (Note,) on the following websites:
-DeviantArt - twilightsaint.deviantart.com/
-FurAffinity - www.furaffinity.net/user/twili…
-Weasyl - www.weasyl.com/~twilightsaint
-FurryNetwork - furrynetwork.com/TwilightSaint
-Tumblr - twilightsaint.tumblr.com/
-Twitter - twitter.com/Twilight_Saint
-FlightRising - flightrising.com/main.php?p=la…
-YouTube - www.youtube.com/twilightsainta…
-Amino - aminoapps.com/p/go7so
-FaceBook - www.facebook.com/TwilightSaint…
-FurryNetwork - beta.furrynetwork.com/twilight…
-Patreon – patreon.com/twilightsaint
-Instagram - www.instagram.com/twilightsain…


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Any and all questions or inquiries pertaining to any of the above information are welcome and encouraged.

Thank you for taking the time to read over my information.  If you are interested in commissioning me or have any questions pertaining to, but not limited to, the information on this document, please do not hesitate to ask me directly, and I will get back to you immediately.

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