1. Prices are subject to change according to the complexity, size, and medium of each individual piece.
2. Clear instructions and visual references and/or of the commission request must be provided by the client. After a review of the request, a preliminary quote will be provided by the artist.
3. Submitting a commission request does not guarantee a commission slot.
4. High quality reference images are to be provided by the client. All images must be Safe For Work (SFW) and contain no sexual or inappropriate content (see clause 14). Any breach of this in any image will result in the rejection of the commission, no exceptions. If additional reference images are sent after the commission has been started and a payment has been made, and the new reference images breach this clause, there will be no refund issued and the commission will be terminated.
5. The artist will not discuss commission work with the client via public forums, instant messengers, and private notes. All communication about the commission between the artist and client will be made through, bluekoinu@me.com, to ensure all information is consolidated to one secure location.
6. The commission must be paid upfront in full before work begins. The artist will send a PayPal Payment Request with the commission's final price once details of the commission have been confirmed and agreed upon with the client. 
7. Clients will have the chance to make direct alterations to their commission during the sketch rough stage. No more than two revisions or equal in small alterations will be made unless the client wishes to pay for extra sketch revisions (at $25cad per sketch).
8. Critiques and redline corrections for commissions above $250cad are welcomed to ensure the best result. Commissions under $250cad are considered small works and revising sketches are not factored into the price.
9. The artist reserves the right to reject critique and redlining pertaining to the artistic skill and/or style preference if said critique reduces the artistic quality of the piece.
10. If the client wishes to cancel their commission during the sketch stage they will be refunded 50% of what they paid.
11. If the client wishes to cancel their commission during or after the inking and/or colouring stage they will not be issued a refund.
12. The artist reserves the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission due to poor communication, rude or inappropriate behaviour, and/or inability to communicate in effective English.
13. The artist ensures that the client will receive email updates on a commission when necessary. Clients are encouraged to check-in when they feel it is necessary for updates, assurance, or reminders. 
14. The artist will not accept commissions for the depiction of illegal activities, X-rated materials, and hateful images. Non-explicit fetish, artistic nudity, violence, and gore will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The artist reserves the right to reject any commission for any reason. 
15. The artist retains the right to display all commissioned work on any personal website, gallery, social media platform, or journal. If the commission piece is a time-sensitive gift the artist may delay public showcasing at the request of the client.
16. The artist retains ALL rights to the commissioned artwork, including the right to make prints and merchandise. Licensing Rights to the artwork can be negotiated for an additional fee.
17. The client may not make prints or merchandise of the artwork, or profit from the artwork beyond the resale of a physical original painting, drawing, or limited edition print (this does not include digital media).
18. The client may resize or crop the artwork to create icons, wallpapers, or other graphics to be used in non-commercial digital format, but the client cannot alter the artwork itself. The client may also upload the artwork to their personal website, social media, or gallery, but credit is required and only the watermarked WEB version may be used. Artwork can also be used as emoji on Twitch and Discord unless otherwise stated by the artist.
19. Digital media commissions are permitted to print copies of the artwork, for personal use only. These prints may not be resold or put up for auction without the written consent of the artist. Any additional printing beyond the permitted agreement must be re-negotiated with the artist for an additional fee.
20. The client may not post or share any works in progress (WIP's), thumbnails, concepts, sketches, rejected designs of their commission. The artist can share or repost works in progress (WIP's), thumbnails, concepts, sketches, rejected designs of the client's commission for portfolio purposes.
21. The artist may recycle preparatory sketches that were rejected by the client for other commissions or personal works.
22. The client must read, understand and agree to all the above terms before entering into an agreement with the artist. By sending payment, the client agrees to the above terms.
These Terms of Service are relevant to NON-COMMERCIAL projects only and are subject to revising, editing, and additions without notice. Prices and policies are based in part of the "Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 13th Edition" book.
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