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TERMS OF SERVICE

Please note that the terms of service on this page apply to PERSONAL COMMISSIONS only. 

PERSONAL COMMISSIONS
Personal commissions cannot be used for commercial use after they have been delivered (for example, you cannot receive a personal commission and use the artwork for prints, shirts, posters, magazines, book covers, or any other avenue that generates revenue from the artwork as this would be considered commercial).

SAFE FOR WORK

I consider my artwork to be SFW (Safe For Work) and because of this, any artistic nudity will be censored and artistic nudity will only be drawn if it is not pornographic in nature. I can depict scenes with violence and blood but I will not draw extreme gore. I will not draw anything that promotes discrimination.

 

COPYRIGHT & SHARING
I retain full copyright ownership of the commissioned artwork. I reserve the right to post sketches, process guides, videos, tutorials, and the completed artwork to my website, art accounts/social media accounts, and Patreon. You may request a Private Commission where neither the finished artwork nor any stage of the commission is shared online, however this commission type is subject to a Privacy Fee.

TURNAROUND TIME
I am often juggling several projects at once, so please allow 1-3 months for me to complete your commission. Many of my commissions are completed well before that, but life happens and sometimes things come up that can delay the work so this is a safe estimate I like to provide. If you have a deadline for your commission please communicate that before I get started so that I can prioritize accordingly. Please note that Character Design Reference Sheet commissions can take much longer because these require a lot of back and forth communication and many revisions.

 

TERMINATION

I reserve the right to decline commissions without explanation. I reserve the right to cancel an in-progress commission at any point and for any reason. You may receive a partial refund if this occurs. Please refer to the Refunds section of this document for more information.

FILE TYPES
My commissions are digital artworks, and generally they will be delivered as a .PNG or .JPG/.JPEG file to the commissioner. If you require the .PSD file that will need to be agreed upon beforehand and may affect the price of the commission.

 

NO ALTERATIONS

You may crop or resize the artwork as needed in order to use it for icons, banners, wallpapers, and other non-commercial graphics. You may not edit the artwork itself without my permission. You may not remove my signature from the artwork without my permission.

NOT TO BE USED IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES

My artwork cannot be minted as an NFT or included in any blockchain technology.

NOT TO BE USED IN MACHINE LEARNING
My artwork cannot be included in a dataset used to train AI technologies.

WHAT I WILL DRAW

WHAT I WILL NOT DRAW

Humans / Humanoids
Animals / Creatures / Monsters
Flowers / Plants / Botanical Art
Natural Landscapes / Fantasy Environments
Skulls / Skeletons

 

NSFW
Extreme Gore
Sci-fi / Futuristic Styles
Vehicles / Mechs
Real People

PAYMENT

All payments will be taken in CAD via PayPal or Credit Card. The commission must be paid in full before I will start working on it. Your position in my queue is based on (a) when the invoice was paid and (b) if the artwork has a deadline. As soon as the invoice is paid your commission will be added to my queue. Payment plans are available for commissions over $300 CAD.

REFUNDS

You can receive a full refund on a commission up until the point where you have received the first concept sketch from me. If you have received the first sketch from me, you are able to receive a 50% refund if you would like to cancel the commission at this stage. Once colouring has started you will go longer be able to receive a refund.

PROCESS

I will provide a minimum of 2 updates before sending you your final finished artwork. The first update will be the concept sketch and the second will either be flat colours or a colour concept. In most cases, I do send more than 2 updates on your commission as I work on it.

 

For the first update, I will provide you with a black and white concept sketch for your commission, and you will have the opportunity to request revisions. Please ensure that all revision requests are made during the concept sketch stage. Once the concept sketch has been approved, any additional revisions may require additional fees. However, I will be happy to correct any mistakes at no additional fee at any stage of the commission process (for example, if I miss an important accessory). There will be no fees if I ask for your input on a change that I would like to make.
 
After the concept sketch is approved the second update will be my colour plans for the piece. You may ask for colour adjustments at this stage. Once the colours are approved I will begin work on shading and details. I may provide more updates than the ones I've listed here, especially if I would like your input.

Here are some examples of the black and white concept sketch, the colour update, and the final illustration:

Akiko Rough Sketch.jpg
Akiko Flats.jpg
Akiko Web.jpg
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