Policy|| Please read before commissioning
Looking to fundraise a bit so I can start working on a special breeding project with my Kuku, so I'm offering some super discounted commissions to the Toko and Kuku community (and others!) for a limited time!
If you are not comfortable with my T.O.S and/or are not going to agree them,
I suggest you to look for another artist.
You are only purchasing the digital file. Not a print of the art unless otherwise discussed.
I will provide up to four WIP pictures, one at the sketch stage, one at the inking stage, one after coloring, and a final WIP of the shading, though these will all be heavily watermarked for my protection. If you require sketches and/or wips, maybe I'm your artist.
I will send you the full resolution picture (via email or note, it will be a link to a dropbox folder, same as all of your WIP images), but my signature will remain on it. If you happen to need to re-upload the picture somewhere, I would appreciate if you only upload the image with credit.
Be sure to save the picture somewhere on your computer, usb memory, ect. I clean my Dropbox from time to time to save space.
If you want to order an illustration for commercial use, prices will need to be discussed. The following cases are considered commercial use:
♦ Reproducing and selling the artwork.
♦ When you receive profit in the medium where you're using it and/or as a way to get attention (like Patreon, You Tube videos, banner of personal site, business cards...)
I reserve the rights of increasing or decreasing the price of a quote after 30 days if I feel a price change is necessary or warranted due to whatever reason.
I reserve the right to cancel your commission at any point if I don't feel like drawing it or you have been proved troublesome in any way.
Do not ask me to draw in a different style. If you commission me it's because you like my work, not because your favorite artist is busy.
Even if the provided reference of your character has a color palette section, I will most likely modify those colors a bit to make them fit my style (it's just a slight change). However, if you want me to stick to them, please specify it on the form. The "Other" section is a good place for these matters.
As an artist, my art is constantly evolving, so there might be slight differences between the samples in my gallery and the illustration you will receive (lineart style, coloring method, composition...). They are very slight changes, but please keep that in mind.
By purchasing any of my services you're automatically accepting my Terms of Service and being obligated to follow them. As well as promising you won't request any Paypal chargeback.
COPYRIGHT / USAGE POLICY
As the artist I hold every right to the produced artwork, so I may do whatever I wish with it, in example;
♦ Post/display the picture anywhere I want (giving you proper credit as the owner of the characters).
♦ Promote myself with it in any place.
♦ Offer the digital files on Patreon, Gumroad and similar sites.
♦ Publish books with it.
As a commissioner you may:
♦ Repost the art on other sites with proper credit to my gallery/page (with no profit purposes).
♦ Print the art and even make whatever merchandising you want as long as it's only for your personal use and not for sale.
♦ Use it as decoration for your deviantART profile, Facebook avatar, Skype... as long as it's a personal account and you're not making any profit with it.
You are NOT ALLOWED to:
♦ Change, modify or use my works without my permission, aside from cropping for avatars/profile images.
♦ Reproduce the copyrighted artwork commercially (meaning making money of it in any way)
♦ Take credit for the art.
♦ Remove my watermarks/signatures unless cropping for a profile photo, in which I'd appreciate a link back to the piece in my gallery.
If you wish for your commission to not be uploaded anywhere on the internet I'll charge you an extra 30% fee of the total price.
If by any case you wish to "un-privatize" that commission in the future (so you can upload it somewhere), you just have to send me a note or message, however there will be no refunds for the extra privatization fee.
Only use YOUR OWN PayPal account
* You must own the paypal account - do not use your parent's account or someone else's, even with their permission.
WHY? This is to protect myself against the real owner of the account revoking a payment and causing me to lose money while taking on your commission.
In addition, I can only provide refunds to properly owned accounts.
I will only accept Paypal and deviantART points payments unless stated otherwise.
I require 25% of full payment before I start the artwork. 100% payment must be made before the full version of the piece will be sent to you.
Paypal payments will only be accepted in USD, unless I give you other instructions.
If you don't know how much prices are in your currency use this conversor: www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
I will send you an invoice instead of having you send me the payment right away.
You MUST include the statement provided below in the payment info. If you don't, I'm refunding your commission until you have done so
Statement: "I, USERNAME, accept your terms of service and I verify that the commission I am purchasing is 100% voluntary. I understand that there are absolutely no refunds after art has been started and a sketch has been approved."
Paypal fees are included. What you see is what you will have to pay.
If payment is not received in 72 hours after I've placed the invoice, you will lose your slot unless stated otherwise previously.
I will add you to my to-do list once payment is cleared and details are given.
Do not send me any kind of payment until I have confirmed I can accept your commission. Always wait for my instructions first, specially if you're paying with dA points.
For Point payments, please wait for my instructions. Sometimes I will make you pay through the Commission Widget and others using the Give button.
If you wish to tip me for doing a good job (as I know it is a custom in some countries) you can do it through my PayPal.me or the donation pool on my page. I will deeply appreciate it ♥
For auctions: DO NOT retract yourself or you may be blocked.
♦ On your first and second problematic transaction you'll receive a simple verbal warning.
♦ The next time you back down from the auction you'll be blocked and lose any future opportunities to bid in auctions from me.
HOW TO ORDER?
Send me a note or comment and I will send you a few short questions to fill out.
Send it to me in a note titled "Commission order" or something similar.
Wait for my answer so we can discuss any details if needed.
Google Form is in the works! Soon I will simply send you a link to a form to fill out!
I am very busy with school and a job outside of art, however I will try to finish quickly and keep you updated. ETA is 1-3 months from the moment I receive payment. If you have ordered more than one illustration or there's other commissions to be done before yours, the waiting time will increase. Check my To do list on my profile whenever you want for a status update.
The most you'll have to wait for your commission is 3 months (in the worst case, which is not the usual, but it may happen).
***This cannot be applied to Collab Commissions where I have no control over my partner's life and schedule, but again I'll do what's in my hand so you don't have to wait much.
I tend to work when I feel most motivated so that your commission is done properly and with best effort!
I will always inform you if something comes up and there is a delay with the art.
You may ask how your commission is going whenever you'd like, but as I stated before I only offer the four free WIP pictures, additional WIP pictures can be purchased for about $.10 a picture.
If you need your commission to be made by a certain date (example; the commission is a birthday present for someone) you must state it in the form. An extra fee may be charged due to giving your commission priority.
Once the picture is finished, I can do small changes such as color adjustments and/or adding tiny details I may have forgotten.
Any great changes will come with an extra charge. Such as an outfit change, character addition or subtraction, background change or anything that makes me have to redraw it completely.
If your reference was unclear to start with, then you are not allowed to do minor changes without a fee. Make sure to be clear in your order what you aim for.
I can refund 100% of the payment only if I have not started working on the sketch. Once I have started the sketch I can refund 50% of the payment. Once I reach the lineart stage, meaning I have an approved final sketch, there will be no refunds.
You have no right to cancel or demand a refund from the artist under any circumstances after payment are received UNLESS it has been over a month and you have not heard/seen anything, including uploads of other art.
If you file a chargeback against me, your right to everything I have ever made for you will be retracted and I have the right to sell the copyrighted artwork to new buyers.
Also note that you will be blocked and you won't be able to purchase anything from me anymore (commissions, adopts...).
Your name and info will be stored in my blacklist for future reference.
----- Any statement can be bound to change if discussed with me, the artist, prior to the commission. ----
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