Terms of Service
like what you see? let's work together!
Everyone has ideas and I have some tools, let's make something together! anything you can think of, I can do, from environment drawings, character concepts, story illustrations to emotes, icons, gifs, and product graphics!
You can find some general information about basic prices below, as everything varies from project to project you can fill out the form at the bottom for a more specific quote. this page will cover overall questions about my process, styles, and other topics for my work or working with me!
After an initial message discussing commission details, I’ll send both an itemized list and/or a brief description of what was said of the commission that gives a basic overview and a quote of how much it would be. For one-time commissions over $500 usd we would be signing a contract. All project commissions and large orders are always under contract.
Sketches would start developing after, or midway payment has been sent. I keep clients updated at least once a week about the progress. We would be working together to make sure the sketches are headed in the right direction for said project. After a final ok, I work on finalizing the commission to a certain point depending on the order.
After a final check/ok from you and some other last-minute polish, everything would be ready! The files would be sent via email or google drive link!
I do require at least 50% upfront for orders over $200 usd, and 100% if under $200. I can do payment plans for larger orders over $500, but work would not start until 50% of the payment has been paid off. Final files will not be sent until the full payment has been completed. If a dispute with the payment has been created, the client will become blacklisted permanently and will not be refunded.
You have every right to terminate an order at any time, but if an order has started the linework/color stage there will be no refund of any type. If the termination happens before the linework/color stage you will be refunded 50% of the agreed payment. If you were on a payment plan and terminated the order and have paid less than 50% you will not be refunded.
All my work, without being notified, is meant for personal use. Please notify me if you plan on using your order for commercial use, as there are other factors that need to be taken into account for your order.
Copyrights & conditions
Majority of my work, I hold the copyright unless it's specified in the discussion Beforehand or in a contract. I do recommend that clients talk about intents for their orders, like wanting a design for a t-shirt. This gives a better idea of what's needed for the commission and its price.
Transfer of copyright will happen 14 days after the final files have been delivered and final payment has been sent. Copyright will not transfer if payment has not been completed or if the order has been terminated.
Violation of Copyright & Damages
If the client has decided to use work that was not released of its copyright for monetizable gain, they are in violation of our agreement. That client would be responsible for damages, which may vary from removing the commission from a store that was an item for sale or paying a percentage of profits made from the said commission. A cease and desist will be sent and a discussion will be started to clear up and correct this violation.
Liability & Fanart
I am not legally liable for the order content that is commissioned as that falls on to the client.
a client is being sued as a character from a show that has been trademarked is being used for the client's brand benefit.
I am only responsible for the creation of the work, that was paid for by the client. I would say to be careful when commissioning fanwork and only do so for personal use. Not commercial.
Contracts & Verbal agreements
Contracts will be given depending on the order. if any are interested in seeing the contract beforehand, I can send one of my basic contracts for an illustration. Contracts will be legally binding and will be treated professionally. If found that a client has knowingly altered a contract after sending it without informing the artist, the order will be eminently terminated and the client blacklisted. Contracts should only be altered after both artist and client, have agreed upon the change.
Verbal agreements are just simple text agreements for any order, and for smaller orders. A simplified version of a contract would be sent as part of the price quote and again in the invoice for the payment.
These are some general questions that i can give a simple overview for, but if you have some specific questions, please message me!
What do I need to start a commission?
Generally, I do require a description and references, more would be best put please restrict the text information to less than a full page (1000 words). Anything more would require a voice call/presentation.
what is your timeline/turnaround time?
Turnaround time does depend on the order but averagely for smaller orders 3-7 business days, medium orders 14-30 business days, and larger orders about 30-60 business days. All contract orders will have deadlines that will be pre-agreed.
What is your open/active hours?
My open/active days are Tuesday to Friday and Sunday, from noon to midnight central time. During open/active time i do commission work and respond quickly to cleints, but not during those times my responses will be slower.
What do you do/don’t draw?
I love drawing lots of things, lovely anime girls in cute outfits. Though I do have some limits, I do draw some lewd, tasteful/artistic nudity, and mild violence. I do not do pornography, fetish, or highly graphic material.
Generally, my content is pg-17
How many revisions can I ask for?
In the sketch stage, about 5 full revisions but I do try to work with you to ensure everything looks great. In the line/color stage, I limit revisions to 2-3 and none in the final stage. I work closely with my clients and we never have to do any full revisions in the line/color stage.
Can I post the art I commissioned?
Yes! Please put “artist: @theSamDS” or “art by TheSamDS”, or something along those lines.
Can I make merchandise with your artwork?
Please tell me when ordering that it’s for commercial use, not personal so I can adjust the order accordingly. Contracts may be involved depending on the order!
Do you do collabs or work with others?
Yes, i have worked with others and love doing so! Just send a message about a collaboration!
Can I make something based on your work?
Just please properly credit me, and if you ask me beforehand I can send you some of the og sketches and some other goodies! Would love to share your work around on my socials!
Can I commission you to make NFTs?
$3000 USD per NFT
paid fully upfront.
50% will be donated to help the environment.
i am not a lawyer, but these are my terms of service and notifying you about potential concerns that could lead to legal issues with any commissioned content that's used for commercial use.
by reading this, you have been advised, and if you have more legal concerns that I can not cover please talk to a proper lawyer.