The Artist hereby sells or transfers the Commission to the Client at the agreed value written in the Commission Agreement prior to the Start of Work.
Full payments must be made prior to the Start of Work, or alternatively, a 50% up-front fee can be paid after the approval of the Commission Draft. In the event that payment is made in installments (i.e. 50% up-front), ownership of the Commission will only pass from the Artist to the Client on receipt of payment in full. The Commission will not be sent to Purchaser until the agreed payment amount has been received. The Artist will confirm payment once drafts have been seen and agreed upon by the Client; any further work on the Commission will be with-held until full payment received.
NOTE: All prices are specified as Great British Pounds (£GBP). It is the Client's responsibility to ensure that they have converted currencies based on current exchange rates. The Artist will advise what the full price including PayPal fees will be. A up to date calculator will be used to provide the full price and is the Purchaser's responsibilty to ensure this is correct.
3. DECLINE OF OFFERS
The Artist has the right to refuse any Commission request, without needing to explain the reason (however, the Artist will likely explain reasoning for decline out of courtesy).
4. PRIORITY OF OFFERS
Due to the Artist's demand, the Artist will prioritise each Commission request accordingly. Commission offers that fullfill payments first will have the highest priority. If the Artist has existing commissions in progress the Artist will make a resonable effort to advise this and provide a rough timeframe for completion.
NOTE: The Artist will not create any depiction of sexually explicit (i.e., “x-rated”, “pornographic,” simulated sex) materials, fetishes, or any form of hateful, racist or gory imagery.
5. ARTIST CANCELLATION OF COMMISSION
The Artist reserves the right to stop work on a Commission, or cancel a Commission request due to poor communication, rude/inappropriate behavior, an inability to effectively communicate in the English language, or a breach of these Terms of Service. Any work partially created or completed will be provided and a perentage of the payment will be refunded dependant on the number of hours already completed.
7. ARTIST COPYRIGHT & REPRODUCTION
By commissioning the Artist, the Client is purchasing the Artist’s labor only. The Artist retains all rights to the Commission, which includes but is not limited to: Distribution, reproduction, use of the Commission for Artist promotion (e.g. Profiles, Personal Space, Public Space); The Client may not distribute, reproduce, or otherwise profit from the Commission unless expressly agreed upon prior to comencement. The client may not edit, alter, or trace the Commission without the Artist’s expressed written permission, or as agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. Artist also retains full copyright for any preliminary designs and incidental works made in the creation of the Commission, unless otherwise agreed upon.
8. COMMISSION DESCRIPTION
The Client must specify the content of their Commission to the best of their ability prior to a Commission Agreement. A complex Commission will incur additional illustration fees, to be defined and agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. The Client must specify the desired display size of the Commission. Commission pricing details can be viewed here; all prices are as a guide only and may not represent the final price of a particular Commission.
9. DEADLINES & FLEXIBILITY
The Artist will NOT take on Commissions that have a) strict or short deadlines; and b) if the Client is not flexible on deadlines. This is due to the nature of the Artist's full-time PhD work and is non-negotiable. If the Commission is time-sensitive, a rush fee may be applied, to be defined and agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. The Artist, to the best of their ability, can give a general indication of how long the Commission will take to complete, and when the Client can expect to receive the finished product prior to the Start of Work. The Artist will inform the Client regularly or progress (including photos) or if changes to completion times have occurred. The Artist is not obliged to explain reasoning behind extensions or delays for the completion of a Commission, but will often do so out of courtesy.
If the Commission is defined as confidential in the Commission Agreement, the Artist will temporarily delay public display of the image at the request of the Client and as defined in the Commission Agreement until such time the Commission Agreement specifies public display is permitted. A Client may not request the Artist to complete a Commission without defining the time-span in the Commission Agreement to eventually allow the Artist to publicly display the image.
11. DIGITAL COMMISSIONS
Digital art Commissions will be provided to the Client via email or an online download location in .jpeg or .png format.