This is the first time I’ve ever done anything remotely like commissions before, hooray! Above are a few samples I’ve picked out of my lining/colouring styles (Just click them if you want to see them a bit bigger). If you’d like to see some more examples of my art, I’d be more than happy to provide you with them.
Below are the commission guidelines, so it’s important to at least skim the fuck out of these if you’re interested! I’m an introvert sitting behind a computer, probably just like you, so don’t expect there to be any sneaky fine print involved, either.
-Please do not erase my signature!
I will be signing my commissions (Which I need to get into the habit of doing in the first place) so don’t try to take credit for the things I’ve drawn for you!
I’d probably put it in a really difficult place to edit out anyway.
-I’m allowed to cancel/refuse an order if I damned well please.
If what you’ve asked me to draw is something I’m not confident with (though there’s a guarantee that I WILL try just for you), I may tell you so. I’m not a miracle worker, and there are definitely things that I’m not very good at drawing! There could be other reasons for me to cancel the order as well, but hell, I’m a pretty tolerant person, so until something of the sort happens to lead me down that road, I’m really not too worried about it.
-Go ahead and re-size/crop/etc. the image if you’d like.
I don’t know why you’d want to, but I have been asked if my drawings could be made into banners before, so I don’t see a reason in not adding this in here. I don’t care what you do to it as long as you don’t do embarrassing things to it!
Though I don’t know why the fuck you’d bother doing that if you’d be paying for it in the first place.
-My art style is my art style and it will continue to be my art style for obvious reasons.
You see those pictures up there?
I’m probably not going to change my art style if you ask me to impersonate another. I have a process of doing things, and if it’s out of my comfort zone, then there’s a chance it won’t turn out as good as I’d like it to. You’d be paying me for this, so clearly I’d put in a shit ton of work to make it look all nice.
-All characters are absolutely welcome!
As you can see, there is a Homestuck-oriented picture up there in my examples. I am in the Homestuck fandom, (as well as a few other fandoms too) but that won’t stop me from doing characters from other fandoms too! Whatever you ask for, OC’s, Fandom Characters, whatever, I’ll do my best to draw it for you.
-References make my life 100 times easier.
If you have a picture reference of what you’d like me to draw for you, you’re a saint.
Of course, it isn’t required, but I will obviously need some sort of reference or description on what I’m drawing if I’m going to draw it.
There’s a good chance I won’t be raising my concrete prices at all, considering my intention isn’t really to burn a hole directly through your wallet and set your trousers on fire. There’s also a good chance I won’t lower them, either! I’m not asking for very much in the first place.
However, if it’s a very challenging and/or complex piece of art, I might raise the base price up a tiny bit. That can be negotiated if need be.
For backgrounds, I’ll usually add another $10 onto the price, because they’re very difficult and I dislike them a lot. But I will draw them if that’s what you want.
If you’d like more than one character in the drawing, we can discuss the price change that it’ll impact. I don’t really have a set price on anything like that, so it’s easily negotiable and probably won’t be too hard on your wallet, either!
Full body shots:
I will gladly do a full body shot for you, but I don’t really know what I’d price that. I’d be perfectly willing to accept a price offer if you’re willing to give a price offer, depending upon just how reasonable said offer is compared to my average pricing.
Pretty please tell me if you don’t want me to upload your commission on my Tumblr or in any of my galleries. Tell me and I won’t upload them. I’d like to upload the progress on my commissions as much as possible to show that I’m still actively drawing, but I understand if you don’t want them to be spread around.
It would help if I had a way to get in touch with you!
When I’m finished with the main sketch of the drawing you want, I will want to send it to you. This is very important, considering how nervous I am about getting everything right. You can tell me if there are any errors, or if you want anything changed, and I will change them. It won’t hurt my feelings, I just don’t want you paying for a commission you don’t like.
This is also important because I may want to contact you with itty bitty little questions on details and colouring styles. It’s pretty good to communicate on that sort of thing.
The only payment site I use currently is Paypal. I probably won’t consider using any others. This one is perfectly fine, and I won’t be too interested in making a new account on a different site just for the special snowflakes that might want me to.
I’ll accept the payment from you after I send you the sketch preview of what the drawing will look like when it’s finished, or after I’ve made any changes to said sketch, so you know what you’re getting into, and aren’t paying for something you don’t want, which I’ve mentioned already.
When it’s time to pay, I’ll give you my Paypal information. It’s pretty simple.
If you want to commission me for lineart, please tell me beforehand if there’s a possibility that you might want it to be coloured at a later date so I can remember to keep the original layer files. I love colouring, so it’s really no issue, but still. That’d help a lot, and save me a lot of trouble of relocating things. If I don’t keep the original files (like if I save the file as .jpg rather than .sai, which is what I use) then the layers will no longer be intact, and I wouldn’t be able to colour your commission without going through the trouble of re-lining the entire thing. Eek.
Also, if you’re paying for a full colour drawing, tell me if you’d like me to include the lineart as a seperate image along with it. I won’t charge you for that, considering how easy it is.
Don’t be a douche. I hate douches.
That’s a pretty important detail.
Don’t be a douche.
Feel free to send me an ask if you’re not sure what you want to commission. It’s good to know if you’re at least interested. I’m pretty easy to talk to, so don’t be afraid to chat me up. I can even help you decide what you want to commission if you’re not sure what you’d like.
However, I don’t often check this blog (though I may start) so the wiser decision may be to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s the email address I will be using primarily for commissioning.
I also have a Skype, which I use quite a bit for its chat client, so you can ask me for my username on that if you’d like to, I really don’t mind! In fact, if you have a preferred mean of communication, tell me and I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to work things out in your favour.
Order form (An optional thing, but it’d help a lot to have it all in order and it’s really not that difficult to fill out):
Nickname (If you’re not comfortable with your URL/Name/Username being publicised when I post the final product):
Contact Email Adress/Other Contact Method:
Specific Commission Type:
Total Price of Commission (Unless negotiable):
Commission/Character Name (Optional):
Reference Images/Ref Links (Optional but welcomed!):
Notes/Additional Details (Do you not want me to post it on Tumblr? That’d be a good thing to put here):
If there’s any mistakes in this post, please tell me. It’s the same if you’d like me to explain a little further on anything, or if you have any questions. It won’t hurt my feelings or anything. I’m a tough dude.