Commission Info

Terms of Servcie

Thank you for your interest in commissioning me! Below are my commission ToS just so we're all on the same page!DISCLAIMER
➼ By purchasing my services (art), you automatically agree to the following conditions.
➼ Please read this entirely and carefully. I will refuse your commission if you do not agree to these terms.➼ If you are not comfortable with my Terms Of Service and/or are not willing to agree to the conditions, you may not request a commission.➼ I do not allow my art to be used for AI purposes and alike. Please do not upload it to any AI sites as this could compromise my artwork.➼ NFT usage is strictly forbidden.➼ Using my art as/for an AI learning tool/AI Art is strictly prohibited.➼If you have any questions, please contact me

01. General Terms

➼ You, the Client, will be expected to first read my ToS and understand my general Commission Prices.
➼ You, the Client, may display my work on external sites as long as it is visibly credited and linked back to me.
➼ You may not upload or host my work in any gallery that is intended to display your own work only.
➼ You may not claim my work as your own.
➼ Please only upload the signed file publicly unless otherwise discussed.
➼ You may use the Artwork for personal use including but not limited to: avatars, phone or computer wallpapers, and personal website/profile displays.
➼ You reserve the right to print or create an otherwise physical reproduction of the Artwork as long as it is for your PERSONAL use only (ie. NOT for sale).
➼ You may not use the Artwork for redistribution or external projects, commercial or non-commercial (i.e. t-shirts, mugs, public flyers, etc.) unless otherwise discussed.
➼ You are NOT authorized to change, modify, edit or use my works without my permission.
➼ You are NOT authorized to trace over my Artwork in any way, including the use of the artwork as a “base.”
➼ Any harassment in an attempt to bargain for a commission (a ‘slot’) is not tolerated. This includes inappropriately worded comments on my profile, as well as private messages. I reserve the right to place anyone on the blacklist over harassment.
➼ Clients who have commissioned and/or received work before this ToS has gone into effect are still bound to its contents.
➼ These clients are permitted to include signatures and/or watermarks indicating the Artwork is my intellectual property. Credit in some form is required.
➼ By placing an order, you agree to these terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully.
➼ By commissioning me, you are purchasing my service as an artist only.
➼ I reserve the right to post your finished artwork in my social media accounts for any reason at a reduced resolution and heavily watermarked. You will receive a larger version with my signature hidden somewhere in the image that will not distract from the overall piece.
➼ I reserve the right to decline any project or client for any reason.
➼ I reserve the right to refund you the full amount paid if I no longer wish to work on your project for any reason. The amount paid, however, will be forfeited by you if you abuse or harass me, and I do/will save all conversations with potential clients.
I do not do the following:
➼ Furry/full anthro, heavy mecha/heavy armor, pedophilia, incest, fetish art (barring light BDSM) or anything else that makes me uncomfortable.

02. Commercial Usage Agreement

➼ If you, the Client, wish to order a commission for Commercial use, the total price of the commission, as well as any other royalties, will be agreed upon upfront.
➼ The minimum price increase 50% of the original price, meaning half the base price of the original piece. However, I reserve the right to charge more if I deem fit.
➼ The following cases are considered commercial use: Reproducing and selling the artwork, publicly or privately, cases where you receive profit from a medium/platform where you have posted my artwork, (eg. Patreon, YouTube, Twitch, a personal site, business cards etc).

03. Copyright Agreement

➼ I reserve the right to sign and/or watermark my own work. I will send you a full resolution image (by email or via google docs), but my signature will remain on both versions of the artwork. One will have a more prominent signature while the other a bit more blended into the drawing.
➼ You are responsible for protecting your ownership over rights to a character design made by me by creating a copy image with your name added as well (ie. through a watermark) when uploading on external sites.
➼ I retain all copyright over my work, which includes the right to redistribute, reproduce, or use the image as a sample for sales or self-promotion unless otherwise agreed upon. In the case of a Public Commission, I may do whatever I wish with the art (eg. post it to other sites such as Instagram) but will give proper credit to you for ownership of the character’s design.
➼ In the case of a commission, I will not claim the rights to a character design unless it was one of my own designs. Therefore I will not reuse/resell the Artwork for personal or commercial projects unless.

04. Privacy

➼ If you wish for your request to be private, it must be stated during the ordering process.
➼ I reserve the right to charge a fee if I deem fit.
➼ The privacy request entails that I am not allowed to share any WIPs on social media, nor am I allowed to stream the process of the commission anywhere.
➼ However, this also means that you must refrain from sharing any such spoilers yourself.
➼ This is especially important to consider if you are a Vtuber and want me to keep assets private until your debut.
➼ The NDA fee usually starts at +5% of the total quote, but it might differ. The bigger the project the bigger the fee.

05. Rush Fee

➼ Rush fees are at least + 25% of the commission. Fees might vary depending on the project and the timeframe provided.
➼ Estimated project completion times changes based on the commission type. Rough estimate will be listed in the Commission Form.
➼ However, in some cases, I am able to accept a rush commission that would bring your queue up forward significantly.
➼ Dates provided are subject to change, details are to be discussed should the client have set dates.

06. Revisions and Feedback

➼ I will send two WIP (‘work in progress’) images, one of the sketch and one during the base color phase.
➼ These images will come in the form of .jpg or .png files as an attachment in the email or a DM.
➼ The responsibility is on you to ensure your order contains the details you want me to follow.
➼ I am not responsible for any unsatisfactory element of the finished design if no feedback was given to amend it.
➼ I will only send a guaranteed WIP for the Sketch, but you are free to request a WIP at any given time.
➼ Up to three major revisions can be made during the sketch phase of the commission. No revisions during the lineart. And two minor revisions during the base color phase of the commission.
➼ Each time I send a WIP to a client, I ask the client to provide feedback to me.
➼ Changes will only be made at the sketch stage. Color corrections will be made at the color stage.
➼ Any changes to the character or subject will be subject to a fee, and the fee will depend on the nature of the change.
➼ I will not be held responsible for any changes in ownership of the said character.
➼ After the order is completed, minor changes such as color adjustments are allowed if the missing or inaccurate elements are my faults (e.g., I overlooked details provided in the order).
➼ In the absence of feedback from the customer, any changes to the final piece will be subject to a fee.
➼ I will not redraw a completed commission unless payment is received for a second order.

07. Refunds
& Chargeback

➼ I can refund 100% of the payment only if I have not started working on the sketch.
➼ Once I start the sketch there will be NO REFUNDS.
➼ I can only refund around 80% if there are errors in Stripe/Paypal fees, taxes and/or transfer fees.
➼ If I cancel a project, I will reimburse the lost fees and refund 100% unless the reasons are due to abuse or harassment by you to me.
➼ If we agree on a payment plan and I start the commission after the first deposit has been done, I will not refund your said deposit if you back out of the Payment Plan.
➼ You are NOT authorized to issue a chargeback for any reason.
➼ If for any reason your Stripe/Paypal account malfunctions or authorizes a refund request without your knowledge, you must contact me as soon as possible in order to resolve the issue.
➼ You are required to contact me when you need to cancel a commission request.
➼ Purposefully issuing a chargeback without contacting me to cancel/refund a project will result in immediate blacklisting for you as well as your email address, and anyone sharing your Stripe or Paypal accounts, including side accounts.


➼ I usually take up to 1-3 days to respond to your initial order inquiry.
➼ You reserve the right to set a deadline for your commission. This deadline must be disclosed prior to payment.
➼ I have the right to decline a project if there is too short of a time allowance. I reserve the right to take up to 1 week to begin work on your project.
➼ If you did not alert me to a deadline, you must not send reminders until this 1 week buffer period has passed. Reminders will be ignored if they relate to work that I have prioritized above your project, including other commissions and gift art.
➼ If due dates are discussed, it is also the clients' responsibility to ensure prompt communication. I will not be held responsible for late delivery.
➼ No harassment over my work speed will be tolerated, regardless of the time that has passed.
➼ I will work on commissions randomly. This means I will work on the piece I'm the most inspired/ comfortable with at the moment.
➼ You reserve the right to be notified of any delays.

09. Final Product

➼ There may be slight differences between the samples on my socials and the illustration you will receive. My art style is constantly evolving and changing, and I use several different brushes all the time in order to achieve different effects. The result is that I do not always remember what brushes I used on previous pieces.
➼ The commissioner must respect that my artistic style cannot be altered.
➼ I reserve the right to reject critiques pertaining to artistic skill and stylization, and if the critique reduces the artistic quality of the piece.
➼ Credit to me, the Artist, is required when you post or use it on another platform.
➼ You, the Client, are responsible for saving any information, images, and other digital data I provide.
➼ Any file you paid for will be available from me for a finite time only. I take measures to preserve most files for up to 3 months. However, I cannot guarantee against computer failure or accidental deletion or loss.
➼ I am not required to post your project in any public space, and if posted, I am not required to keep it there indefinitely. I have the right to delete or remove any public project, even if you paid for it, as you should have your own copy for personal use.
➼ Feedback of the final product is permitted after completion of the piece, through private messages or comments. I am not above making small tweaks (colours, design details mission, lines not properly cleaned up, etc) to finished art, though I reserve the right to refuse changes that I do not have the time or are outside the scope of a small tweak.
➼ Any comments that are rude, inappropriate, inflammatory, and/or non-constructive will result in blacklisting and cancelling your project, and you will not be entitled to a refund.

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