Commissions are always open
a guide to commissioning myheartpumpspiss
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First: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: commission) with the following info (this is ALWAYS your first e-mail, do not ask me if I'm open):
-What tier comm you want ( sketch, paintsketch, painting)
-A reference of the character/s you want drawn
-A brief description of what you want them doing. Doesn't have to be overly detailed, just give me a general direction. or go buck wild with details if you prefer. For image sequences, you must give specific directions for each one.
-You need to be able to speak English well enough to get your ideas across.
-My inbox is a professional environment. I don't mind casual language but leave personal problems and baggage outside. Treat me with respect, and I will do the same to you.
Second: I’ll accept or deny the commission. Denials are extremely rare so in general, don’t expect it. I usually confirm the pricing with you at this stage. This draft stage is free of any charge and there is no obligation to pay until I am finished with the work.
Third: I'll start work. This begins with a first draft sketch that demonstrates that I understand what you want. You approve this and I finish the work, possibly updating you as I go along depending on how complicated the piece is. This is rare however, and I usually just get it done in one sitting if possible. I'll send you the finished piece for approval, and make any changes if I goof something up.
If at this stage, you're not satisfied....it depends. Sometimes it's something I can fix, sometimes I just suck at drawing! Let's talk it out and see if we can come to an agreement.
Licensing: You have the right to distribute or display or print the art in any non-profit capacity you wish. If you make money off distributing the art, or if you use the art in a for-profit production or project......well actually I don't think I can do jack shit about it. But please be nice to me. I'm poor. As for me: I own the rights to display the art wherever I want (unless I agreed to keep it private). I doubt this is legally binding in any way but it's my best effort for now.
How do I contact you?
email@example.com e-mail only!
What should I include in the first e-mail that I send you?
In the first e-mail that you send me, you need to include the following information
The commission tier you want
A ref of the character/s you want drawn
A brief description of how you want them drawn and any art direction you might have. It can be as detailed as you like, but it needs to give me a general direction to go in. For image sequences, you need to give specific directions for each one.
How do I pay?
I’ll send you a paypal invoice.
When do I pay?
When I’m finished.
When can I expect the work to be done?
Within a month. If it takes longer I’ll let you know and you can decide to drop it or not.
I can’t pay in full right now
Save up and then contact me. I’m not doing payment installments. Do not ask me if I am willing to take half now and half later.
Can you design a character off a description?
I can give you a one off take on it. If you want iterative design tweaking, you can pay $15-20 per iteration.
Can I get a sketch and upgrade it later?
Will you do comics?
If you have a script, a widely accessible premise, and at least a thousand dollars? yes.
Your prices are too expensive for me
I really don’t care, hire someone else.
The tone of this FAQ is scary and mean
I’m sorry! I just want this to be short and to the point!
Pricing and examples