Art Commissions

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In summary, art commissions are when you pay an artist to do art. Prices differ from one person to another, but I'd like to think my prices are fair. If you are too young to pay independently (ie: "I need my parent's permission") then we cannot do business.

You can contact me on whatever site you saw me advertise commissions, preferably in private, but the most convenient way is through email at moc.liamg|tra.sinulam#moc.liamg|tra.sinulam - it is to be used solely for commission work.



Details

These are my terms and conditions. It's not a long read, and it isn't filled with legal lingo, so please do read it. These are the rules you agree to when commissioning me.

Abridged version of details below:

  • Payment: Payment is made with PayPal or Amazon wishlist only. Payment up front, no exceptions. If you're just getting a price estimate because you're not sure when/if you're getting a commission, that's fine. Price can be affected by design complexity, if I'm designing anything myself, and if a deadline is required. If you wanna put more money into your commission for things like color or shading, extra payment is required but should be doable.
  • Designing: A few dollars are added to the overall price if you want me to design something from scratch.
  • Comfort Zone: It's okay to ask if there's any particular thing I'm okay with drawing, including fanart or my own characters.
  • Refunds: If you absolutely need your money back, I will keep a fraction of payment based on the work I've put into it so far, to prevent scammers from taking advantage - if the Amazon wishlist was your payment choice, there's more steps involved. No exceptions.
  • Process: I save the needed info and refs and will let you know if I have other commissions I need to work on before getting to yours.

Payment

Once we've worked out what you want, and a price is decided, you'll have to pay up front before any work begins. It's a full price up front, no "Pay some now, pay some later" deals at play. Because I don't want to be taken advantage of, absolutely no work will be done until the commission is paid for in full.

However, if you want to work out a price for future reference, and commission me at a later date, that's totally fine. I will try my best to hold onto that information for you, but it's up to you to get back to me when you're ready to start the commission.

If you've got a deadline (ie: I've been commissioned to do birthday/anniversary gifts), please let me know when it needs to be done before the payment is made - I'm likely working on other commissions, so if I need to prioritize yours, I will need to factor that into the price. If you've given me plenty of time, like several weeks, then it should be fine.

Small aside, if you want to upgrade (ie: Go from a sketch to something with flat colors), that should be doable, but some extra payment will need to be sent. The commission does not have to be in progress for this to happen, so if you commissioned something before that needs to be inked, that's perfectly acceptable.

Lastly… if you've decided to cancel before a payment is even made, then that's fine. Maybe the price is higher than anticipated, maybe something came up before you get to the point of sending the payment. Whatever the case, I would prefer you let me know that you're not going to be able to pay, so that I know the commission is canceled. I've had several people just cease communication without explanation, implying they've silently backed out - this is not helpful, it's an awkward ordeal.

Below are payment methods. There are no plans to work in other forms of payment, such as Deviantart Points or cryptocurrency.

PayPal is basically a virtual wallet. You connect it to a credit card and/or bank account in order to put money into it. Once we've worked out details and the price, I'll link you to the payment page. Once I receive a confirmation from PayPal that I've received your payment, our deal has been made. PayPal accounts can be made for free, but please read their terms and conditions regarding cards and banks.

Amazon is an online shop, which you will need a credit card to use - but an account is free. Once we've worked out details and the price, I'll link you to a wishlist with something that is equivalent to the price of the commission, and you can order it by doing this. Once I see that the item has been removed from the wishlist, which confirms that it's been purchased, our deal has been made. However, if you've claimed that the item has been purchased, and the item is still on the wishlist, I will require some additional proof such as a screenshot of the order history on your account or the confirmation email you received from Amazon regarding the order. Please understand that this rule applies to all customers and is not targeted to any one individual. If you can't provide these things, then unfortunately I will have to wait until the item arrives to confirm it's been ordered.

I've done plenty of commissions with Amazon wishlists and found that some people feel safer doing that than giving such information to PayPal, whereas others prefer the simplicity of using PayPal over an online shop, so it makes sense to me to offer both.

Designing

If you want me to design something for you, it will add a few dollars onto the price depending on complexity, since designing stuff from scratch can take more time than just drawing an existing design.

It really helps if you have a good idea of what you want and can also offer any kind of visual reference when possible, but I'm also fine with being given creative freedom if you aren't too picky about what you want.

Comfort Zone

When it comes to my art, browsing my gallery will give you an idea of my range. If you're unsure on something, don't worry about asking for it, just know that it's okay if I don't say yes. More often than not, I won't judge.

Also, if what you want is fanart, or even something involving my characters, just run it by me to make sure I'm okay with the idea.

Refunds

Before you go through with a commission, please consider whether your money can go towards something else, such as living expenses. It's awkward for both of us if you have to back out of a deal when some of the work has already been done. That said, I may also be the one who has to back out due to an emergency or situational reason, but I try not to let it come to that.

In any case, the general process will involve me providing a refund based on whatever work has been done (ie: If a sketch has been made, then I keep the amount of money that goes into a sketch).

In the event that you paid with an Amazon wishlist purchase, there's a couple ways this could go down:

  1. If the item has left the wishlist, it can be assumed it's been purchased. Otherwise, I'll need to see a screenshot of the item from your order history on your account, or the confirmation email you received from Amazon when purchasing the item. These are simple things for you to provide and also help me know exactly how much I need to refund.
  2. If you can't provide any of that, due to one reason or another, then the unfortunate alternative is to just wait for it to arrive. Once it's arrived, I have no reason to doubt you and will refund accordingly.

Please do not take it personally - while these rules have been put in place to prevent scammers who want free art, everyone who commissions me is subject to these rules without exception. Please don't try to be the random stranger who tries to demand special treatment.

Process

Once the deal has been made, I take a moment to gather appropriate information/references into a folder for future reference.

If I have a queue (meaning there are at least a couple other commissions I'm in the middle of), I will let you know that it may take me a little bit of time to get to yours.

I'll let you know how the image is looking with every step, meaning I will ask you how the image looks once I've put down a rough sketch, or once I've inked it. This is to ensure that it's all to your liking.


Below are my prices. They are presented in a range, with a lowest price and highest price, based on how much work will go into it. Please keep that in mind when we're discussing details and price. Oh and I'm using US Dollars (USD) for the prices.

Also feel free to ask if there's a type of commission I can do that isn't covered here. If you want a comic, however, I'm only going to do a page and it'll be limited to 2-3 panels and that will add to the price. Keep in mind that a comic involves drawing multiple things in each panel.

Chibi Sprite: 5+ USD

Priced at a minimum of 5 USD, with higher prices based on complexity. See details below.

Something I'm quite known for are these small sprites on DeviantArt. It'll be 5 USD or higher depending on how complex the design is, with the price being influenced by whether you're basing it off of an existing suit type (ie: A Rider from Kamen Rider Zi-O). Additional option parts, such as attachable armor, can vary in price, so we'll work that out - but it will likely be a dollar at least.

Keep in mind that due to the small simplistic sprite work, this isn't a good place to work out a design - it'd make more sense if you had a design already made that you want to see in this style. Not really a rule, just advice.


Large Sprite: 15+ USD

Priced at a minimum of 15 USD, with higher prices based on complexity. See details below.

Something I'm quite known for are these small sprites on DeviantArt. It'll be 5 USD or higher depending on how complex the design is, with the price being influenced by whether you're basing it off of an existing suit type (ie: A Rider from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid). Additional option parts, such as attachable armor, can vary in price, so we'll work that out - but it will likely be a few dollars at least.


Sketch: 5-13 USD

Priced anywhere between 5 to 13 USD based on complexity. Additional characters add 1 USD to the overall price.

These are the cheapest I have to offer. Sometimes, I like to add some kind of single color in there based on the color I'm using for the outline, especially if dark colors are involved. Feel free to request that if you explicitly want it, and also clarify what color you'd want the sketch in if possible. Otherwise I'll just pick whatever feels right.


Color Sketch: 14-17 USD

Priced anywhere between 14 to 17 USD based on complexity. Additional characters add 2 USD to the overall price.

I'm all over the place with these in the examples for this one, but basically… using the same logic from the above image, it involves adding a colored background and multiple shades of the one color. Shading may also be involved. We can work out details.


Flat Color: 18-24 USD

Priced anywhere between 18 to 24 USD based on complexity. Additional characters add 3 USD to the overall price, with complexity bumping it up further.

If you're looking for something nicer than sketches, these will involve inking (so, smooth black outlines) and color, but nothing beyond that. Good for character models and references. Transparent backgrounds are doable, and even some basic airbrushed kind of background. These tend to be things I decide on the spot. Once again, feel free to specify.


Character Expressions: 20+ USD

Priced at a minimum of 20 USD, with higher prices based on complexity. See details below.

It's kind of like an RPG graphic! These are 500 x 500 in resolution, and are intended to just show a character from the waist up (or higher, if they're larger), so those two things combined mean that it'll be easy to color and shade. I will compile all the images in a .zip/.rar file.

The idea is to make a single pose with alternate facial expressions. Additional poses may add 10 USD based on the complexity of the design. You could get as little as 1 or 2 expressions, or a max of 5, without affecting the price - but each additional expression beyond this will be an additional 1 USD. This was all decided based on general humanoid designs. Characters with less conventional features may require price adjustments, which is something we can discuss.

If you're not entirely sure about what kind of expressions you'd want, here are some suggestions:

  1. A default expression to fit the overall personality of the character
  2. Happy
  3. Angry
  4. Sad
  5. Scared

And if you'd like, a cheek blush is something that can be added to any of them to give a different vibe. Something scared with a blush could also represent embarrassment, for example.

If you'd like to add more expressions or poses to the commission while it is still in progress, you can, based on the prices given above. Even if the commission is over, I can still add expressions based on those prices, but a new pose would have to be treated as a new commission. Please understand.


Full Color: 25-35 USD

Priced anywhere between 25 to 35 USD based on complexity. Additional characters add 3 USD to the overall price, with complexity bumping it up further.

Inked, colored and shaded - the whole package. Basic background (using colors) will be provided. These are usually what people go for when commissioning me.


Gaia Memory: 15-25 USD

Priced anywhere between 15 to 25 USD based on type. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider W! There are three types involved:

  • Regular Gaia Memory (Silver tip, gold tip or T2 tip): This involves designing an emblem for it, unless you have one ready to go I can apply. The latter applies to Bio00's commission in the third example. These cost 15 USD.
  • Legend Rider Memory: This involves a Rider portrait with their full name, or their emblem with a shorthand name. The former will cost 20 USD, while the latter is 15 USD. You can get both together for 25 USD.
  • Dopant Memory: Same logic as regular Gaia Memories, but these come in one of the colors provided above. These cost 15 USD.

O Medal: 15-25 USD

Priced anywhere between 15 to 25 USD based on type. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider OOO! There are three types involved:

  • Transformation Medal: The types of animal medals used by Kamen Rider OOO. These will cost 25 USD if I'm designing it myself, but if you have a design worked out then the price can be lowered accordingly. At no extra cost, you can also get a Cell Medal variant which is just all silver.
  • Legend Rider Medal: A Rider emblem on a generic background. These can be done in the style of the toys (Single color design with metallic blue rim) or in the style of Movie Taisen Megamax (Two color design with gold rim). You get both for 15 USD.

Lockseed: 15-35 USD

Priced anywhere between 15 to 35 USD based on type. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider Gaim! There are three types involved:

  • Regular Lockseed: A fruit or nut Lockseed. I'm not interested in doing anything that I've already made, sorry. I just want to approach new ideas. These will be priced at 20 USD on its own, or 30 USD if you want both the closed version and open version.
  • Energy Lockseed: A fruit or nut Lockseed for the Genesis Driver. As before, I'm not doing anything I've already made. These will be priced at 25 USD on its own, or 35 USD if you want both the closed version and open version.
  • Legend Rider Lockseed: A normal Lockseed with a Rider head on the cover. These will be priced at 15 USD on its own, or 25 USD if you want both the closed version and open version.

Ghost Eyecon: 7-15 USD

Priced anywhere between 7 to 15 USD based on complexity. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider Ghost! There are three types but they only need to be separated into two categories:

  • Transformation Eyecon / Heroic Eyecon: Based on Ghost setting Riders and historical figures, respectively. If you just want the Eyecon on its own, that'll be 7 USD. If you also want alternate irises for the designation, the face design, and the finisher graphic, that'll be anything from 10 USD to 15 USD based on how complex it is. It helps if you have a design already made that I can finalize for you.
  • Legend Rider Eyecon: This involves the same prices above. Rider face, emblem, etc.

Rider Gashat: 18-24 USD

Priced anywhere between 18 to 24 USD based on complexity. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid! There are two types:

  • Transformation Gashat: This includes a Gashat for a Rider, a Gashat for armor, or the Legend Gamer Gashats which are based on existing games. These will come out to 24 USD for cover art drawn by me, 18 USD for Legend Gamer stuff where I take an existing game's artwork and adjusted it to fit into a Gashat. This DOES usually involve some editing to get it all to line up, after all.
  • Legend Rider Gashat: A piece of artwork of a Rider on a generic background. This comes out to 18 USD.

NOTE: While I've made belt display graphics for some of my own custom Gashats, that is not something I do for commissions.


Fullbottle: 8-25 USD

Priced anywhere between 8 to 25 USD based on type. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider Build! These are priced based on what you get:

  • Regular Fullbottle: It's 8 USD for a single Fullbottle, but if you want a pair, for those who want a Best Match, they'll be 15 USD. We can work out the price of additional Fullbottles.
  • Legend Rider Fullbottles: A monochrome character with colored background. These will be going for 15 USD apiece, but are 25 USD as a pair. We can work out the price of additional Fullbottles.

RideWatch / MirideWatch: 7-10 USD

Priced anywhere between 7 to 10 USD based on complexity. See description below.

The transformation items of Kamen Rider Zi-O! You'll get two images, one which displays the face, and one which displays the year with their emblem.

These are priced at 7 USD if all I'm doing is the default image, but if you want the alternate image which displays a date and emblem, it'll be anywhere from 8-10 USD depending on emblem complexity and whether I'd need to make one myself. A gif of scrolling text (depicting the preferred name and year) is included free of charge.

MirideWatches are also available! These are priced at 6 USD, because there is just one image involved. I don't have a template available for the open MirideWatch.


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