Updated: January 1, 2013
Currently, if you want to commission me, please note me and request my status. I am not necessarily open or closed at any point, but instead I am taking commissions based on if I have time to take some on. So please, note me and I will get back to you ASAP Thanks!
Here is the most updated commission list:
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PLEASE READ THIS COMPLETELY IF YOU WANT TO COMMISSION ME!!! THIS IS ESSENTIALLY OUR CONTRACT!
All artwork from me will be DIGITAL WORK done on Photoshop CS5. All prices are subject to change depending on the amount of detailing required and if there is a special size requirement for your artwork. All artwork will be created at 300DPI and the working size for Full Body will usually be around 8.5 x 11 in.
Lineart only: $25
Flat Color: $30
Full color, cell shading: $45
Lineart only: $50
Flat color: $55
Full color, cell shading: $75
Lineart only: $60
Flat Color: $65
Full color, cel shading: $85
Lineart only: $75
Flat Color: $85
Full color, cel shading: $105
(these can be more complicated or less, or can be bigger. We can talk about prices depending on what you want, but these are the basic prices for what is shown in the example. Size will be 8.5 x11 300dpi)
Flat Color: $75
Full Color, cel shading: $125
Color Work or Line Work:
I am also available to do color work or line work. This means just doing the coloring on a project (ie. comic book) or just the lineart. Please note me about your project and we can discuss prices then.
I do not own a printer, so if you want prints you'll have to specify. If that's the case then I will have to quote you for printing/shipping.
A note on Prices
Even though my prices might seem steep to some, i do spend a sick amount of time on commissions. With full body images, I tend to spend about 6-8+ hours on it. So, I'm getting paid something like $8-$10 an hour (which in some places, that is minimum wage), most hired artist work at a per hour rate or atleast $20 per hour. So, I think you are getting somewhat of a deal in my opinion.
I would prefer to transfer payment through Paypal (you will get that address when you commission me) but I will discuss other forms of payment if needed. If you are paying via paypal, I will need your payment within 48 hours of confirmation that i will take your commission. If I do not receive it by then then I have the right to auction off your slot. Auctioning off your slot can mean one of two things. Either I will move people into your slot and your position on the list will go down OR if all of the slots are filled up, you will be removed from the list completely to make room for commissioners who have paid already. If you somehow send me the payment late and I got rid of your slot, then I will be sure to refund you immediately and inform you when I open for commissions again. I only accept full payments BEFORE I work on your commission.
It should be noted that your commission slot is not only based on first come, first serve. But also by who pays first. So, if two people ask for a commission on the same day, I will place the person that completed payment first higher up on the list.
Also, I work really hard on all of my commissions and I never put out something that I am not happy with (so this means that I typically try several versions) so any tips are greatly appreciated!
The prices quoted above are for non-commercial use. If you wish to hire me for commercial character design, the price is DOUBLE for non-exclusive use and QUADRUPLE for exclusive use. Non-exclusive use means that you have the right to sell the product commercially as much as you like, but I also have the right to sell prints and merchandise of the artwork. Exclusive use means that I forfeit all rights to profit from the artwork, though I am able to display it in my portfolio or on my website.
I retain all rights to all of the artwork that I create, but you are allowed to use your commissioned piece in any way you wish so long as it is for non-profit. What this means is that you may use and minimally modify the artwork for purposes such as your website, but that you cannot sell prints or any other form of merchandise using the artwork, nor can you sell the rights to the work to someone else. I, on the other hand, retain the rights to use any artwork I create for merchandise and/or my portfolio. This also means that I retain the rights to pursue legal action if I find out you are using my art commercially in any way without my knowledge or consent.
Please note, I have a job with Gaia Online that, during certain weeks of the month, I have to devote all of my time and artistic ability to. I also work for Fanimecon, so from Jan to May, I might be busy working on images for them as well. No matter what, these two will always take priority over commissions. My evenings and weekends are free for me to do as I wish, which may include personal drawings. So, please don't note me or email me every few days asking me when you will get your commission! I will try to keep you updated frequently on to how your commission is coming along and provide you with screenshots when requested/needed.
When you choose to commission me, you agree to the following:
1- To pay the full commission price upfront. Should you reconsider your commission after it has been started and wish to terminate our agreement, I will refund HALF of your payment to compensate for work done. If for some reason, I back out of the commission then you will be fully refunded.
2- To provide as much information as possible so that I, as the artist, can create what you are looking for.
3- Not to redistribute or sell any of the artwork commissioned in any way where you or a second hand party will make a profit from the artwork. (only applies to non-commercial work)
My preferences for commissions:
1. All of my drawings will be cel shaded.
2. I am a huge believer in creative liberty. So, while you are making me draw a specific charcter, I would prefer to have the pose and such up to my deliberation. Also, I would appreciate it if you weren't horribly offended if I made tweaks to the character here and there (say, a different hairstyle or a slight wardrobe alteration), I would, of course, let you see these alterations before submitting it to you and give you the chance to have them changed.
3. I will only allow three revisions to the image! Anymore than that is just ridiculous and time consuming.
4. I Might or Might Not post the commissions I finish in my gallery. So please dont bother me about it if I do not.
5. I typically do not show any sort of progress image. I usually just submit the final version to be juried by you and I will make changes then if it needs to be done. If you can not live without some sort of a progress image then let me know and we can work something out.
6. Things I will NOT draw: Furry, Mecha, a large amount of gore or violence. I keep getting questions on this, so i will specify. The type of Furry I will not draw is: The type that is completely covered in fur, has muzzles, etc but still walks around like a human. Think Khimari [link] or Wile E. Coyote [link] . But characters like Felicia [link] , Fran [link] , or Draenei [link] from WoW are on the more human side enough for me that I have no issue drawing them.
Okay, I think that covers anything/everything. If you have any other questions, please ask in this journal and I will add to this!