These are the general rules of commissioning me, for all commission types. If you don’t follow these, don’t be surprised if your commission gets declined, delayed, or, if you’re really out of bounds, you get blacklisted. It is your responsibility as the customer to read this TOS in full and comply with it before attempting to commission me. You can click one of the links here to jump to the section you need, but if this is your first time commissioning me, I advise you to start from the top and read the whole thing.
I know, Teal'c, but it's for your own good!
Approaching me for Work
I'm always willing to hear your ideas on a possible commission. I don't really have an "open" or "closed" status, simply a queue. So if you're interested in something, you don't need to wait for me to "open slots". Just ask! The sooner you get your idea and payment squared away, the sooner I can start.
Before contacting me, please make sure you have read and understood this TOS, my prices for the type of service you'd like, and how to contact me properly. If you have a question that you could not find the answer to here, then please, by all means, ask.
REALIZE: This is a business relationship and should be treated as such. Do not expect me to be chatty towards you. I’m friendly, but I am not your friend. There is a difference. If you WANT to become my friend, hanging out in my streams and talking to me is the best way towards doing that, but I cannot guarantee that we will ever become friends. I am not actively seeking friendship. Please keep this in mind when dealing with me.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME VIA SKYPE, TELEGRAM OR ANY OTHER MESSENGER CONCERNING A COMMISSION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Email only. You will find the relevant information for contact and commissioning a particular type of work on the relevant page.
Pricing for different types of services can be found on the individual pages which feature them.
Please look at my prices first before you email me for a quote, to get an idea of the price range you should expect. If my quoted price seems too high for you, I don’t mind if you ask the reason, but I don’t haggle. The price is what it is for a reason. If you still want work done but can’t afford my quote, then your options are to either come up with a simpler idea or accept a lesser detailed version. I'm willing to work with you to bring your idea to life, even if it ends up being less detailed than originally planned.
Some other aspects of your requests might also incur a fee. Firstly, unlike some artists, I will never charge you extra simply for a mature/x-rated commission. I may discount some commissions for other reasons, but it is unrelated and never results in a “porn fee”.
Complexity: If your character is complicated or overly detailed in any way, there will be a complexity fee. Complex parameters can include but are not limited to:
-overly detailed or ornate clothing or accessories
-overly detailed or ornate markings
-most types of wings
-more than the usual number of limbs
-cyborg parts / robots
As with everything, I’ll judge complexity on a case by case basis. Your character with cyborg parts, for example, might be simplified, and that’s not so bad. But if it requires lots of little details like wires, rivets, screws, circuitry, etc, then that would be considered complex. And since each must be considered on a case by case basis, I cannot accurately list what the fee will be until I see the character/props/idea. It’ll be based on how long I think it will take me to complete such a thing compared to something more simple. But generally it will be a small percentage of the commission itself.
Extra Revision: Some types of commissions are stream only and any reasonable revisions can be made during the stream at the time for no extra cost. Some types will have WIPs sent out, and a certain number of revisions are allowed per WIP update. Any additional edits past those allotted will be charged hourly at $15/h. Once these edits are made, I will not provide the full sized completed piece until the additional fee is paid.
Content that is/isn’t relative to my interests: You can look at this in one of two ways. A slightly higher price for subject matters that I have little to no interest in, or a slightly lower price for work that is relevant to my interests. Whichever makes you feel better. It all means the same in the end. I’m all too willing to work with you to try and come up with a scene we’ll both enjoy. Depending on theme/scene/characters/etc, the price could swing $10-$20 in either direction. Stuff on my “will not draw” list will be charged absurdly because I obviously do not want to draw that stuff.
Privacy: Please see the Private Commissions section for further information.
Speed: A rush fee may be charged if you need a piece sooner than the estimated finish date.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOME OR ALL OF THE MONEY READY, and be prepared to pay up front, either full or partial in order to secure your commission. The longer you wait to pay, the longer it will take to start your commission.
I accept Paypal, Squarecash, Credit Card (via paypal, Square, or Stripe) and Amazon gift cards in most cases. I only accept cash at conventions, and I do not take checks.
NO YOU CAN NOT PAY BY SPIDER >:O
I will take and start work with a partial payment. However, I will only work on your piece at a rate of $15/h until the whole payment has been received. So if you give me $10 to start with, I’ll put about 45 minutes worth of work into the piece, and then stop until I get the rest.
I cannot give a true due date on a piece that has not been fully paid for. I put in my best estimate, but if you delay the rest of your payment, your piece will likewise be delayed.
Content Subject Matter
As the artist, I reserve the right to deny any commission request on the grounds that I am not comfortable rendering it, be it a subject that bothers me, or something of which I feel I cannot do justice.
I WILL draw:
- anthropomorphic characters including, but not limited to: humans, fantasy humanoid entities such as elves, faeries, trolls, etc, mythological creatures, and furries of most types.
- any rating, from G rated, straight to hardcore XXX.
- any sex or sex pairing. Male, female, herm, androgyne, mtf, ftm, etc etc.
- most fetishes, including but not limited to: bondage, footplay, size difference, tickling, spanking, torture, macro/micro, strapons, tentacles, sounding, oviposition, etc, though I do have limits.
I am not very good at, but can TRY to draw (though I still reserve the right to refuse if I think I can’t do it well):
- horses and bovines (and anthros of such)
- feral animals
Things that I don’t care for and probably don’t want to draw, but might be ok on a case by case basis (so please ask first):
- My Little Pony
- Ferals in sexual situations
- Internal/cutaway views of guts/penetration
- clean diapers on babies/geriatrics
- general peeing
- realistic fat/overweight physique
- mpreg (male pregnancy)
I WILL NOT normally draw:
Everything on this list CAN be bought with the proper incentive, but please be advised that additional fees will be applied, and you won’t like those fees at all. Please inquire about the fees via email.
- Scat (poopoo)
- watersports (peeing on another person)
- massive obesity
- hyper muscle
- cub (porn)
- babyfur/diapers on adults
- dirty diapers
- cock transformation
- dick nipples
- anal vore
- cock vore
- male birthing
- Sonic the Hedgehog, or anything relating to him.
- Characters that DO NOT belong to you, that you do not have permission to use.
If you do happen to pay me enough to draw any of the above, it will not be signed by me, it will not be uploaded anywhere by me. In fact, as soon as you receive the finished piece, I will delete any traces of it from my harddrives. If you lose it, you won’t be able to get it back from me.
If you don’t like my additional fee but are still in the market for that sort of art, I WILL NOT refer you to another artist who will do it. You are on your own.
Anything NOT listed above in any category is probably all right, but if you’re unsure, please ask.
Joint Commissions and Gifts
Joint commission requests must be accompanied by written permission from the owners of all participating characters. Email will suffice, but each participant must email me individually with their permission and proper reference sheets. The details of the actual commission must be discussed and agreed upon by all parties, compiled into one description, and an identical copy of the description sent via email by each party. This ensures that everyone is on the exact same page, and nobody is getting shafted by anybody else.
The price will be discussed with all participants, so each knows what their share will be.
Gift commissions will be done in the same fashion. In the case of a “surprise” gift, the buyer must submit proof that the receiver would like the art and the subject matter.
These proofs can include:
- link to their character TOS if they have one, or anything stating that random gifts are fine.
- links to other art of your characters together in a similar situation as the proposed commission, uploaded to *THEIR* gallery or in their favorites, no more than six months old.
- links to other art in their gallery of that particular kink/fetish with that character, if applicable.
- any other proof that you can provide that will allow me to make a reasonable assumption that the gift and subject matter is welcome.
If I don’t think the proof provided is enough, I’ll either request more proof or turn down the commission.
You may request a private commission if you do not wish for me to post the image online anywhere. However, I rely on uploading to bring in potential new customers. There is a fee of 50% of the total commission price added to the final cost if you wish your piece to be for more than a year.
You must request privacy anytime before the piece is posted, and make sure the requested fee is paid. Once I post the work online, you have forfeited your right to have it private.
Pieces may be requested to be temporarily private, as in the case of gifts or if it spoils a story you’re writing. There is no fee for this as long as it’s less than one year. Just be sure to let me know when I’m able to post the piece. If no date is given, I’ll wait no longer than three months before posting.
Queue and Turnaround Time
Once I have received payment, your slot will be listed in one of my trello queues depending on whether you purchased a Weekend Sketch or anything else.
The Main Queue is here: https://trello.com/b/uM0ZQoR2/mosa-s-art-queue
The main queue shows everyone who is waiting on a commission from me, and what type of commission they’re getting. Each customer’s “card” is updated as it progresses, and each update is timestamped. Previews are shown within each card as each significant stage is completed. Notes may be added about other smaller updates if applicable. (I am sometimes lazy about updating the WIPs on the cards)
Every type of commission has different turnaround times. Please check the page for the commission type you're interested in for more info.
If you absolutely need a piece by a certain date, we can work something out, but there will probably be an additional rush-job fee depending on how soon it is needed.
Progress Updates and Revision Requests
Different commission types have different progress updates and amount of allowed revisions. Please see the page for the commission type you're interested in for more info.
I find too many progress update emails to be a hassle and a workflow interruption, which is why I prefer customers to try and schedule stream times with me whenever possible, especially during the sketch stage. All reasonable edits can be done at this time.
If your type of commission requires you to see progress as the piece is created and you If you cannot make it to streams, you will still be emailed the final sketch proposal. Please get back to me ASAP if few or no changes or fixes are required. If the sketch needs large scale changes or just a ton of smaller changes, please take a day or so to study the sketch and make note of everything that needs changing, how it needs to be changed, and get it all down in one concise email. Please don’t rush this process and send me ten emails each with a separate fix you forgot about in the original email. This is confusing, and I probably WILL end up getting confused or forgetting something. But more likely I will tell you to resend all that information in one email.
If you require any WIPs past the approved sketch stage, you must let me know, otherwise I will finish up the image and present you with the final for your inspection.
The best way to see any additional updates is to check my queue. I try to update it any time I make any significant progress on a piece. If you have a trello account, you can even subscribe to your card, and you’ll be notified anytime I make an edit or update to your card.
I am pretty organized when it comes to keeping track of what I owe. You may contact me for a progress update at any time if you think I’m taking too long, but please be reminded that I DO know exactly who I have to do work for, and I have not forgotten about you. If I haven’t contacted you with an update, I don’t have anything significant for you, and that is what I will tell you. Please remember that I have more than just your piece to work on.
Above all, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know during the process if something is incorrect or needs changing. I want you to be happy with the finished product, or at least not dislike it due to mistakes that could have been avoided. I realize that some very unprofessional artists get upset and bullheaded when mistakes get pointed out and changes requested, but I can absolutely assure you, this will not happen here.
Once a commission has been completed, it will be uploaded to FA (and possibly my other galleries), pending approval. What I send you depends on the type of commission you purchased, so please check the relevant page for that information.
If I have made a mistake with your character, and the fault is my own (wrong color, missing accessory, anything that is clearly shown on the reference sheet that I somehow missed, etc), please let me know and I will fix it at no extra charge. If there is a mistake with the work due to poor or ambiguous references, then I may or may not charge extra for the revision depending on what needs to be changed. If it’s something that requires a major repaint, something that could have been avoided if you had been clearer in your description or should have pointed out during an earlier stage, I will charge for the fix on a $15/h basis, and you won’t get the fixed file until it is paid. Remember, this is my job, and if the mistakes are not my fault, you will need to compensate me for the additional time spent when I could be working on another piece.
Not required, but highly encouraged, is to fill out and post a feedback form, or a testimonial.
Also not required, but it would be nice if you would favorite and comment on the piece on my page of your preferred site if you are able.
Ignore the secret word at the bottom of the page. The real one is “teapee”.
I do not give out full refunds. I will only give a partial refund if you decide you no longer want a commission from me.
- If some work has been done, you will be charged for the time taken at a rate of $15/h. The rest will be refunded.
- If no work has been done, you will be refunded everything minus $5. That five bucks initially secured your slot.
- If you are generally rude to me, condescending, guilt tripping, or otherwise an asshole, and you manage to piss me off enough that I no longer want to finish your work, your refund is going to be very small. First I keep the hourly rate of which I worked on your piece. Then I keep $10, or 30% of what you would have gotten back (whichever is larger). I’m extremely laid back and easy to work with, and I can put up with a decent level of bullshit when money is involved, but I don’t tolerate being walked over, talked down to, manipulated, or badmouthed.
(Please don’t be frightened by the above paragraph. I’m a very professional person who does not get angry easily so unless you’re the type who is consistently finding that you’re pissing off artists often, we shouldn’t have any trouble.)
You, the commissioner, retain copyright to any character you ask me to depict. You may NOT make prints to sell for profit. If it is a traditional work, you may resell the original if you wish. That is up to you. You MAY upload the image to your personal gallery as long as proper credit and links are given back to my gallery.
I, the artist, retain copyright to the PIECE I CREATED containing your character. I may make prints for display purposes, or to sell for profit. I may use the image for advertisement purposes. I may post the image anywhere I see fit, or to not post it at all. I DO NOT own your character, and WILL NOT use your character for anything that is unrelated to the commission itself. This means I will never draw your character in any questionable situation without your permission, if I should choose to draw it outside of commission at all.
I encourage reuploading to your own gallery, as long as linking and proper credit is given.
You MAY NOT alter the image in any way without my permission. This includes:
-adding your copyright info for the character directly onto the image, unless credit for the work is given to me in the same place (also on the image)
-cropping or erasing out my signature (unless it’s for an icon, and credit is given)
-If you notice that I forgot to sign my work or accidentally wrote the wrong year, (hey, it happens sometimes when you’re a universe-faring feline), just give me a poke and I’ll fix it. I’ll never put an obnoxious watermark across your commission, even on the web sized, so my signature and a link to my gallery is all I need.
And I think that’s about it for the TOS! The secret keyword is “butterball turkey”