I'm gonna try to keep this simple, mostly so things are as easy for everyone involved as possible. Requests Guidelines:1:
Send me a note with the Subject Header "Art Request." Please don't leave it in comments. Notes I keep until the request is fulfilled; comments are removed from my Feedback Queue after I reply to them. That means the Note becomes a way for me to verify I completed the right request for the right person, and I can tell them it's done and where to find it. It's a lot easier than trying to find the right comment under the right Deviation.2:
Keep the request simple. Two characters max, basic description of their personality(ies), and a general idea of what you want the image to convey. Want something more specific than that? Check the Commissions Guidelines below, instead.3:
There are things I just won't do as a request. I can, and will, refuse a request that involves one of those things. It's nothing personal. Requested art pieces are things I'm doing for fun, not because I have to, so I make decisions on what I'll do on that basis. If it sounds like fun and the overall idea is pretty straightforward, I'll do it. If not, then I won't. 4 (Last guideline, I promise. ) :
I have a work schedule that's about a month deep, and I post things only once a week, so I can't really do requests on short notice. I have to work them into the schedule and then
do them.Commissions Guidelines:
Send me a Note with the Subject Header "Art Commission." This is for the same reasons as with requests, with two additions, which will be mentioned below.2:
Commissions can be made fairly complex, as opposed to requests which are best kept more simplistic. I will engage in some back and forth with you on it, however, so that I can not only achieve the desired outcome, but give you an accurate price quote. There are things I won't do, even to get paid, and I'll let you know if the subject you want falls under that category and why. The range of potential
subjects is vast, so making a list here would be downright impossible.3:
As noted in the requests, I have a work schedule that's about a month deep, and Commissions are taken on a first-come, first served basis (that's where at least part of my work schedule come from to begin with), so I cannot
guarantee that you will receive the finished piece in a shorter time frame. If you need it faster than that, for any reason, I may not be the artist for you.4:
And now we get to the important bit. It's not a guideline, as such, but more a meterstick so you know what to expect. The pricing and how to pay me.
In general, I give quotes, so everybody pays something a bit
different. This lets me be flexible and work inside of anyone's possible budget constraints.
That said, any single image will run about $50USD-$100USD, and take about 2 days on average to complete once it comes up in my schedule. Comics are $450 for black and white or $525 for full color, and take about a week to complete, sometimes more. These I try to have about a two week window to work on so that I've got some leeway.
After we've hashed out the idea and finalized it to your satisfaction, I'll send you my PayPal address or a PayPal Request to your Email, whichever works better for you, and not one minute before. Once payment has been received, your project will be considered locked in, added to the work schedule, and not subject to change. It will be completed as per our conversation prior to payment. All sales are final.
I will not give refunds. I operate on a shoestring budget at the moment, so I couldn't afford to even if I wanted
to. Maybe later I'll be able to offer that.
And that's my "guidelines" on requests and commissions, folks. It's a big block of text, I know, but these are somewhat important, and I'm a bit tired of having to type it out repeatedly whenever I get someone asking if I take requests.