Terms of Service
All commissioners will abide by these terms whether they have read them or not.
LAST UPDATED: 16 AUGUST 2020
- You fill out a quote here through Google Forms.
- I message you back through my email kludgeart[at]yahoo.com or Twitter @KludgesArt and thoroughly discuss your commission with you.
- After agreeing with my final quote, I send you an invoice to your PayPal email, and you make the payment. You will be placed on my public Queue.
- I will send you a preliminary sketch to give you an idea of what your commission will look like. You may request edits as you see fit.
- I complete the commission and send it to you for any last revisions.
- I accept payment through PayPal invoices. I do not offer payment plans at this time.
- I only begin work on your commission after I receive your full payment.
- If you do not send payment within 3 days, I will assume you do not want to go forth with your commission and will cancel our transaction.
- I will not issue refunds unless I feel that I cannot complete your commission.
- Tips are not required, but they’re greatly appreciated.
- I reserve the right to refuse a request.
- I will only draw in my art style.
- Sometimes, I might make slight changes to how I do something, but it will largely remain the same style—just look at my recently-posted art to get an idea.
- There are many kinds of content that I will draw, and many kinds that I will not draw—you'll just have to ask.
- I prefer drawing anthro animals (furries), but people and feral animals can also be drawn (they are not my strong points).
- I do not draw copyrighted characters (e.g., characters from TV shows, anime, video games, etc.) on commission, unless you do actually own them.
- I will not claim your character as my own. However, I reserve the right to use any art I created in my own galleries, portfolio, etc.—this includes working on commissions in public livestreams.
- You must own the character whom you are commissioning me to draw—or you must get written permission from the owner of whom the character belongs to (I will be a bit lenient if it is a gift for someone close to you, though).
- You may re-upload and redistribute your commissioned pieces, but you may not claim the original art as your own nor make profit off of it. Crediting me in reposts is the respectful thing to do, but I do not require it—unless someone asks you who the artist is.
- If you would like to use my art in merchandise or other products for purchase, we must have a discussion about it before you do. I will require a 10% royalty fee on all sales.
- Do not rush me, unless: we had agreed on a rush order with an additional cost, and I haven’t been updating you on the status of your commission.
- Minor edits by me can be arranged within a week of the piece’s completion.
- Minor edits are: the alteration of colors, adjustment of incorrect markings, and other small fixes. Larger edits such as changing the clothes or a pose after the artwork is complete will add a $10 fee to change, so make sure you are absolutely okay with the preliminary sketch that I give you at the start.
- You may not make edits to your commission yourself (cropping, adding a border, and applying a color filter are okay).
- Turnaround times vary, but you won't likely be waiting for any more than a month. I will keep you posted when I can, but do also keep a lookout on my websites for any possible emergency updates.
- You will be listed on my Queue, so rest assured that I will not simply forget about your commission.
- Free requests are only for drawing copyrighted characters (from TV shows, games, etc.), unless otherwise specified. I am somewhat uncomfortable with drawing them on commission.
- The availability of free requests may be seen on social media like my DeviantArt or Tumblr.
- You may fill out a quote if I am accepting them at the time. Expect a response from me within 3 days or less, otherwise assume that your quote did not come through successfully (reach out to me via email or Twitter if this is the case).
It almost goes without saying that commissioners who do not follow my Terms of Service will no longer be allowed to commission me in the future. However, I understand the chance of overlooking some information, so at first, I will see to respectfully contacting you if you violate any of my terms.
If you really do have the intent to scam from the start and somehow are reading this, I hope that you could turn from your ways and support artists instead of hurt them. There will always be a few bad apples in a community, but the rest of us artists work very hard and take pride in our art, and many even depend on making art as their sole income in order to live. Please understand this and do something better with your time. Why not learn a new skill or develop one of your characters?