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Adoptables and Character Design Usage

  • Any adoptable or character design commissions purchased from Traci Vermeesch comes with limited rights.
  • By purchasing one of my adopts, you are agreeing to follow these rules. 
  • These purchased characters are for your personal use.  You are free to change anything you want about them, give them a backstory, write stories about them, use them for roleplay, draw pictures of them, commission others to draw them, etc etc…
  • You may not purchase a character design or adoptable with the sole reason of killing them off in a single snuff or vore picture!  Just to be clear... I'm okay with you using my adoptables as one shot characters... such as a one scene cameo in your comic.  Hell, I'm even perfectly okay with you killing off one of my adoptable characters as long as they've been properly used in a story beforehand.  However, I am not okay with you buying them with intentions of just using them in one picture by killing them off for pure fetish fuel. Sorry to be like this, but I really detest vore and I've seen all sorts of drama surrounding people who have done this.
  • You may not purchase a character and use it for nothing but strange fetish pictures.  Not only is it awkward to stumble on a gallery of a character that I have designed being used for nothing but hardcore porn with lots of odd fetishes, but the design is still attached to my name and potential employers can stumble on it.  It has happened before and made me feel really uncomfortable seeing how a design that I put so much time and love into was being used.  Sorry to be so frank about this rule, but I do have a reputation as a clean artist, and don't want people to get the wrong idea. Please be respectful of this.  >_<
  • Please give credit for the design when it is used.
  • You may not use these characters for personal financial gain!  I’m okay with you using the character to sell a few prints or what not, but they are not to be used in commercial projects (anything you plan on selling more than 50 copies of) unless you have convinced me that the design has changed over 70% or a commercial license is purchased for the character.
  • You can use the character for pretty much everything else.  No, really.  They're yours.  Have fun with them.
  • If you break these rules, then I have all rights to ban you from every adoptable or character design service that I offer. 
  • Purchased adopts cannot be resold.  You may give them to a friend if you no longer want them, but they cannot be resold or traded for any type of currency.  I 'maaaay' be willing to bend this rule if you come to me and ask first.
  • Purchased adopts cannot be refunded. 

Really, I'm not an Ogre about this.  I genuinely do want my clients to be happy with their purchases and I am often willing to bend over backwards to do so.  Because of this, I am often willing to bend TOS rules as long as the client comes to me and personally asks me in a respectful manner.  I consider myself to be a pretty approachable person and I'm always willing to listen to a client as long as they aren't behaving like a jerk. 

If there's any questions about the adoptables that aren't answered here, feel free to ask.
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Cant-Sleep-Love Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
so i have a comic im writing that will be produced on my tumblr. it wil be posted free of charge and mainly used to improve my artistic skills and get my name out there. aside from having a few drawings of the characters set up as prints on da i will not be selling anything (unless it becomes huge. if that's the case ill note you when it does  lol)  do i have to buy a license to do this? i can credit you for the design in the description of every page i post containing the character i get from you
Ulario Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, you don't have to buy a license unless you're planning on selling over 50 copies or so.  :)
LoneninjaBlade Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So... does a book count as a commercial project? Meaning that, when I do finish the book that the character is in and want to publish the book, would I have to get a license for the character?

I just wanted to double check... ^^'
Ulario Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A book would count as a commercial project if you are planning on selling mass quantities of it.  (I'd say over 50 copies or so).  A license would be required at that point. 
I don't mind if you're just making a few copies to sell at conventions or whatnot.  No license would be required then.  :)

I'm just protecting myself from people who are just using my adoptables as an excuse to get a super cheap character for a large commercial project.
LoneninjaBlade Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okaydokay. Thank you .w.
FlyingFire Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
All of your terms are agreeable and honest. I especially agree with the death part. Though I wouldn't want the character to die if at all possible. I'd rather they had a long lasting 'life'.
Ulario Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I... don't think I'll ever understand clients who spend money on an adoptable with the intent on using them once in a vore/snuff picture.  Honestly, it seems pretty disrespectful to the artist and sort of reminds me of the d-bags back in my high school days that would vandalize student artwork.

Don't get me wrong, I really like seeing my adoptables being used in good storytelling so I don't mind the client eventually killing them off in their story as long as they were properly used for a little while beforehand and not just to flat out kill them off outright to satisfy a fetish. 
silverpaws2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if you adopt a egg,and when it hatches ou dont like it at all?
Ulario Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't do revisions or re-dos of eggs.  So blind character designs like this are always a bit of a gamble, whether they are purchased from me or another artist.  Although if you know and like my adoptable style, then you should know what types of adoptables to expect from me.  Most of the people that buy my adoptables keep this in mind and are very happy with the results.

If there are things that one does not like about their adoptable, then they are more than happy to change it themselves.

Benusamuneth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Can it be a living weapon, like soul edge?
Ulario Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, creatures based on organic forms only. Cyborgs and robots count for this.

I just don't have enough interest in doing swords or inanimate objects for these.
Benusamuneth Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
What about a robot that turns into a sword?
iWhitefang Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I have a question.

Do you have to wait for the egg to hatch or do you just buy it then it automatically hatches?
DeVoutNumelran Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got a question.

What if the character species you have in mind has a Unique way the egg is formed or seen? Like, for my species I created, their eggs are created by a mixture of Raw energy from the mother and sire.
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Ulario Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist

If you don't agree with adoptables then just move along and don't be rude.
T-Bone1987 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Photographer
I Can Be One
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