Commissions and Contact

COMMISSION & CONTACT INFO

Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

I have made a simple commission sheet that covers most of the basic info you might need if you are interested in purchasing my services. If you have any other questions, or simply want to email me don't hesitate to do so!

Detailed Commission Information:


This is a bit lenghty, but I would apprecaite if you went over it!
(It covers how to order a commission, what I do and don't, payment info, additional commission sheet details, and how my art process works)


How to order a commission:

When commission slots are OPEN you can claim your spot by sending me a direct message on my Twitter account, or by email. I would encourage you to send me an email as it's easier to keep track of it and I use it for professional work.

When ordering a commission, please state exactly what you want, and pin a reference sheet or image(s) of your character or subject you want to order in the said message (if it's fan art of a character you're unsure I know of, still pin an image). Please do not send me an empty message without an image of your character if you want an OC commission, as I need to evaluate if this is something I can/am willing to do.
Example: "Hello, I would like to order a waist-up halfbody shaded sketch of my OC (image attached) coupled with a simple background. I want him to have a sassy smirk on his face and the background should consist of fire and ice elements that look like birds."

NOTE: If you are unsure what sort of expression or pose the character needs to have, or what sort of background he/she should be part of, this is something I am willing to help you figure out, and most of my past works have invovled me doing multiple expressions/poses for characters if the client is unsure. Maximum satisfaction and deliverance is my highest priority and I will do everything I can to provide the results.

If this process of concepting takes more than 4 days and the client is indecisive, I will up the price. Again, just make sure to order in a way which clearly states which options from the sheet are you going for, and we will take it from there.

How NOT to order a commission:

"Hi, how much would it cost to do a couple of OC's of my characters?" or "Hi, I want to claim a slot, and then we can discuss matters later, is that okay?"

Such messages often lead to nowhere and are essentially a waste of time since I need to dedicate a lot of time and effort explaining the prices, process, and trying to figure out what the client wants without knowing if there is going to be an agreement at all.

I will NOT accept such requests, and messages structured in such way will be ignored.
When commission slots are CLOSED you can still send me DM's or emails with questions (when will your slots open next time?) I will not work with slot reservations, as things can be unpredictable with the client and I'm essentially robbing somebody else a spot. What is okay as well is asking me to let you know when the next slots are going to be open, if you wish to claim your spot then (but that doesn't mean it's going to be reserved for you automatically).

I am here to answer all your aditional questions, and don't be afraid to ask whatever you need to!

- What do I draw:

Character artwork - animals (pets, wildlife, extinct animals, famous critters etc.), fantasy creatures (dragons, griffons, etc.) , hybrids (anthropomorphic characters, monsters etc.) humans (fantasy/game/book/movie/TV show characters etc.)

I will not draw real-life people, gore, extreme NSFW fetishes, still life, vector art, graphic/logo design


- NSFW art:


NSFW stands for “not safe for work”. It is not my primary occupation but I will not turn down a NSFW request if it’s within my tastes/abilities. Ask me any questions if you’re not sure.



- Regarding art trades and requests:


I am open to art trades and requests but I am not obligated to accept them. Usually reserved for special occasions, or in form of art raffles, contests, birthday gifts for friends, etc.



- Transaction details and method of sending payment:


All transactions are done through PayPal. Once we have agreed on the final price, I will issue you a PayPal invoice.


- Payments:


For orders under $120, I take full frontal payments. For anything over $120, I will request a 50% deposit of the total sum beforehand, and the remaining 50% is paid just before I send you the finished piece.

The prices listed in my commission sheet are starting prices, and they may vary depending on the size and complexity of the image, and how much time it took for each painting to complete. A full render with a background and a character may rise up over $200/$300 or more if’s extremely demanding and takes a few weeks to complete - this will however depend on what you want me to do with it, and how far you want me to take it. You are in full control of the final price, I will only present you with options if you request so.
Most commissions end up costing as much as is stated in my commission sheet.


Please do not arrange a commission if you cannot pay on time, which is 24 hours after completion at the latest!


After the full transaction has been made, you will receive a full resolution image with my signature via email.



- Commission Sheet details and explanations:


Difference between simple and complex background:
In a simple background there isn't a lot of detail going on in the rendering of the said background. It can be anything from a simple colored backdrop against a character, to a more defined shapes like trees, natural elements like fire or water, buildings -basically anything as long as it's not very detailed.

In a complex background the shapes and shading of objects are more polished and refined, and an equal amount of work has been put into it as the characters in the foreground.
A complex background may or may not be blurred out of focus for the final result to give the painting a sense of depth if a client desires so.


Headshots:

A headshot is a drawing/painting of a characters head only (and a bit of neck). These are especially popular as they can be used as icons on a lot of social media platforms.

Busts:

A bust is a drawing/painting of a character's head, neck shoulders and chest.

Halfbody:

A halfbody is a drawing/painting of a character from the waist-up OR from thigh-up. Please state which option are you going for when commissioning.

Fullbody:

A fullbody is a drawing/painting of the entires character body. In some cases, feet or other extremities like hands may go out of frame if the composition of the image demands it/clients wishes for it. Please state if you want the 100% of the body shown in your commission or not.

Colored Sketch:

A colored sketch is a drawing in which the linework has been filled with flat colors with NO shading. Color gradients do not count as shading, and they are also applicable here.

Shaded Sketch:

A shaded sketch is a drawing in which the linework has been filled with flat colors and then slightly shaded, with the lineart left UNTOUCHED. Colors may apply to the lineart, but the main difference between this and a full painting is that the lines stay, and is not as shaded in full detail, but it's still aestethically pleasing and crisp looking. Basic shadows, key lights, reflection lights and colored shadows are also applicable in this type of work.

Full Painting:

A full painting is a fully rendered piece in which no linework remains and everything is shaded to crisp detail.
Brushes used will depend on the type of textures I am rendering, be it fur, leather, metal, skin, or similar. A full painting
has a multitude of shadows and lights depending on the atmosphere, mood and the environment.


3D Painting:
A 3D painting is a hybrid painting between 3D elements and traditional painting techniques. I’ve made this option for two reasons: first, it’s a good alternative for the client if they can’t afford a full digital painting, and I can produce it faster. With this method, a 3D model is used as a base, instead of a sketch.This is a common industry practice that cuts the workflow times to provide efficiency with quality results. Important to understand:  I DO NOT CREATE THE MODELS MYSELF.  I take existing, already finished models and work with that. If you would like to order this, please make sure that the model of your character already exists.

Example: game characters, or free, downloadable models. Please note that I do not simply pose a 3D character in an artificial setting and call it a day. I take it a step further and invest extra effort into it, because I want to achieve a digital painting feel with all of my works.

 


- Art Process:


If you’re ordering an artwork of an existing character (fan art), your own personal character, or something inspired by real life animals, please provide me with as much references as you can. References include: photos, reference sheets, other artworks, your previous commissions. If you cannot provide references, please be as descriptive as possible.


I don’t require a visual reference of your character if you’re giving me artistic freedom to draw something from my imagination, for example: “draw me a portrait of a blue dragon with yellow eyes and white beard”. I may charge more if the process of creating a character is long or demanding. Please communicate your wants and needs, especially in the early stages of the sketch, where making alterations and changes is the easiest.


You will be updated every step of the way, from start to finish.  For me it’s important that the process of creating something together is enjoyable and fun, and I urge any potential client to engage, isn’t afraid to express a dislike or like  towards the direction and that he/she understands the responsibility of cooperation and replying often. 


I will do my best to create your work as fast, and as best as I can - if there are delays due to technical difficulties or any other problems, I will always inform you. I extremely value your patience and understanding..

Please note that by commissioning me you are agreeing to my Terms of Service!



Thank you very much for reading, and I look forward to working with you! 


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