If you would like a piece featuring two or more characters, the base price is dependent on the type of piece - but the rule is $10 per additional character. This means I get to spend more time making you a quality piece!
If the setting you would like is going to be complex, there would be a $10 charge for the same reason.
7) I reserve the right to modify the price of a piece to more accurately match the amount of time I will be spending on it (this means it can cost more or less, depending on the complexity of the piece you are asking for). This allows me to prioritize quality and spend more time on the piece, and it allows me to lower the price if I think you'll be paying too much for a faster piece.
8) Nonhuman characters are perfectly fine!
Upon receiving a commission, I'll write up a contract detailing the project, the cost, and each party's rights to the image. Once we are in agreement, the project can begin.
At this point, I do ask that you send full payment before I begin working on what will be the finished piece. Once it -is- finished, I'll send you the piece in full resolution.
I reserve my copyrights. Commissioned pieces are not to be used commercially, unless otherwise stated in the initial contract.
Here's a sample of my artist-client agreement (ACA):
Upon receiving commission requests, I will always send you an artist-client agreement (ACA) immediately prior to starting to work on the piece. Here's a sample of what I send out - keep in mind that this is par for the course, and I reserve the right to modify the terms depending on what kind of project you're asking for,
This Artist-Client Agreement is effective (month, day, year - day of initial request)
BETWEEN: Aeratril Art (the Artist) as an individual based at their online profile 4eratril.deviantart.com
AND: dA user (you, maybe? ) (the Client) as an individual
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Full colored portrait of an original character, as appears in Client’s DeviantArt gallery and the references they have provided.
PROJECT TIMELINE: Artist and Client have agreed upon a deadline of (month, day, year - deadline).
ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES: Artist accepts the project and its associated responsibilities:
Satisfactory completion of the commissioned piece by or before the agreed deadline.
Sending a thumbnail of the sketch to the client for approval before the coloring process begins, and
Once payment HAS been made, sending the client the full and complete piece in digital format.
CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Client accepts the Artist’s terms of commission:
To pay the agreed amount in full (total USD $70) to the Artist via Paypal (to email@example.com) after the artist sends a preliminary sketch and before the artist begins working on refining the piece.
To keep the Aeratril Art watermark intact on the finished piece, and
To respect the copyright reserved by the Artist.
COPYRIGHTS: are RESERVED by the Artist. The artwork itself (as well as privileges of posting online) are the property of Aeratril Art. The Client has full privileges to post the piece to social media platforms EXCLUDING DeviantArt.com, Wysp.ws, Pixiv.com, or any other online platform meant primarily for sharing one’s original creations (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and other general social media platforms are permissible), under the condition that they credit the artist either by linking to a basepage (i.e. aeratril.deviantart.com or facebook.com/AeratrilArt/) or by mentioning in a tagline or a photo caption who the piece was made by.
Original character remains the sole intellectual property of Client.
Should these rights be infringed upon, the Artist reserves the right to take appropriate action to report art theft on any platform where the piece is posted without due credit.
I keep a spreadsheet of whose commissions I'm working on at any given time, so please feel free to ask for a status update! Once payment has gone through, I like to send clients updates as the piece makes progress to completion. You'll always get a sketch upon agreeing to the terms I send you.
I ask for payment up front after the sketch is sent so I don't end up with a finished piece that I can't post in case someone doesn't pay their bill.
Thanks for reading, and please let me know if you're interested or have any questions!