**-I don't really care to do backgrounds, I will, but I will increase the price based on time and difficulty.
***-Changes to final artwork:
I don't have a huge problem with this, but you get 3 'minor' changes/tweaks, and 1 major change. I will start charging more after that. Time, effort, etc. To avoid this problem, please be very concise in your description of what you want, include references if you have them in your commission request, and any details no matter how small they may be. Please see above for more information about how to do that!
Promotions, Discounts, Etc!:
-Referrals! Sending your friends or family or dog to me for business earns you a $5 discount on your piece.
General Information! (Its boring but kind of important)
If you are interested in commissioning me for work please take into consideration the following things.
Here are some helpful rules to guide you!
-I reserve the right to post the artwork to promote myself, which means that it may be posted on websites outside of deviant art. If you would like the piece to remain private, we can negotiate that. I will always retain the rights to my work, unless otherwise negotiated.
-Commercial Use of my Art: I've been getting this one a lot lately, and felt the need to add a section in. If you plan to use my artwork for promotional use, for a book cover, for comics, or anything like that, you need to let me know that upfront, and together we can work out the details of what you can and cannot do with my art. Usually all I ask for is a credit back to me, but it can change on a case by case basis, depending on what you need it for.
-Anywhere that you post the artwork needs to be credited back to me with, at the very least, a link back to here or to my facebook page, as well as my full name as the credited artist. This is just really a courtesy for me, and I appreciate it ever so much when my commissioners refer their friends and fans back to me.
-Workflow: This is a question I get a lot and I never know how to answer it. I try to offer up commissioners with a reasonable deadline for their piece, but the truth of the matter is that I work a day job. In fact, I work a full time day job. I would love to be able to one day support myself solely with art, but at the moment that just isn't possible. What this means for you is pretty simple: First, you may experience delays in regards to my responses to your requests and e-mails. Though I do check daily, I don't always have the energy to type a coherent response, so please don't freak out if I don't get back to you immediately. And secondly, it may take me two weeks or more to get a piece done, depending on complexity and size. It is actually quite difficult to find a 2-3 hour block of time in which I can just sketch some days. So please, be patient.
A good rule of thumb in regards to contacting me: Limit your 'check ins' to once a week.
-I reserve the right to turn down any request that I find offensive, or that may compromise me morally or legally.
-Payments through paypal, or google wallet only at this time.
-As always guys... please remember that when you send me a note.. I need you to be as specific as possible.. mostly to save time and confusion, and so I don't have to keep up with 500 1 line Note conversations and get your pieces mixed up. So just to give you a general guideline, try to include the following information in your first note to me (I am almost always open for commissions, or at least willing to consider them so please save me from having to answer that question too XD).
-Your name or alias (I feel awkward talking to people and referring to them by their username sometimes)
-What type of commission you are interested in (sketch, painting, other)
- Details of what you are looking for!
+ If you are commissioning me for a character concept please include all relevant details about your character (hair color, length, style/eye color/race/clothing style or costume choices/physical features (like tattoos or piercings). If you have reference photos... that's even better! Feel free to send me everything you have. I may or may not use it all, but it's helpful in the planning stages of the art.
+If you are commissioning me an environment sketch of some sort please include relevant details about the environment/space and references if you have them.
+Do you have a specific pose in mind? A lot of people commission me and they have such CLEAR ideas about what they want with art. I am fine with working towards that goal, but that also puts some responsibility on the commissioner. Unless you provide me with very specific details and references, I will feel free to use my own judgement regarding your character.
+A preferred method of contact for you. If Deviantart is your thing, awesome. If you prefer e-mail, well I have one of those too. Just let me know what works best for you.