Applicable from 18 November 2021
PURPOSE OF TERMS OF SERVICE(TOS)
Please read the TOS carefully before you(the Client) make a commission request, as it serves as an agreement between the Client and Artist on Payment Terms, Artwork Usage Rights, and other related matters. The TOS may also be referred to as “Terms and Conditions”.  By requesting me(The Artist) for commission artwork, you(the Client) would automatically be considered to have read, understood, and agreed to the TOS.
A copy of the TOS will be sent to the client after the client has contacted the artist, with the interest of commissioning custom artwork, and before there is any monetary exchange. 
The TOC may change without notice. 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OVERVIEW 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEFINITION OF TERMS
PRICE, COSTS AND PAYMENT
PROJECT STAGES
USAGE RIGHTS
ARTWORK OPTIONS
SAFETY AND PRIVACY
SUBJECT PREFERENCES

DEFINITIONS OF COMMON TERMS
Artist: The Artist, Juryzhuli
Client: The person(s) who engage the artist for a commissioned artwork
Commissioned Artwork: The artwork(s) which the client has engaged the artist to create for an agreed sum of money.
Subject: The person, animal, character, event or object intended to be drawn in the commissioned artwork.
Watermark: Any marking on an image that protects it from unauthorized usage

PRICES, COSTS, AND PAYMENT MATTERS
PAYMENT METHOD
PayPal is the only payment method accepted by the Artist

BASE PRICE
A base price is a minimum price for any particular option of artwork. Base prices are listed on the main commission information visual(s) to help interested individuals gauge how much they might need to pay for a commission. It is not the final amount as different factors are considered before providing a fair quotation.

QUOTATION
A quotation is a piece of writing, usually in email, from the Artist to show the Client how much a commission will cost. If the client does not agree to the stated price, the Client is free to either not proceed with the commission or negotiate with the Artist before any monetary exchange.

DEPOSIT
The deposit is a part of the full cost of the commission, which is paid before most of the work on the commission starts. The deposit is not refundable. The deposit is 50% of the quotation price.

BALANCE
The balance is the remaining cost of the commission after the deposit. The balance will include any extra costs, such as edit fees, rush fees and other additional add-ons. Prior to paying the balance, the client will only receive a lower resolution watermarked copy of the commissioned artwork.

EDIT FEE
Each commission comes with 3 edit rounds, where the client can request for minor edits to the artwork. Additional changes, and major changes(eg. pose) will incur extra edit fees. Edit fees will start from 10-20USD per round. To reduce edit cost, the client can consolidate their requests in one email, where it would be counted as one edit round.

CHARACTER DESIGN FEES
Fictional characters require proper visual references in order to draw them. If there is insufficient visual reference, the Artist may charge additional fees to design a character. To reduce this cost, the Client can put together an idea board/collage of separate images of what they envision their character to look like.

RUSH FEES AND RUSH PROJECTS
Rush fees will apply to any commission if the client sets a tight deadline. If the Artist feels that the deadline is too tight, the request will not be accepted. Rush fees guarantee the speed of completing the commissioned artwork but not necessarily the quality. Rush fees will apply to the final cost even if the client replies late or prolongs the commission beyond their stated deadline.

PAYPAL FEE
PayPal fees are factored into the total cost of the commission. There is no need for the client to pay more than what is requested by the Artist when sending money over. Any extra money meant to cover PayPal fees, whether intentionally or unintentionally, sent to the Artist will be treated as a tip and will not be refunded, unless it is above 10USD. In that instance, the client will also not receive the full extra amount of money back due to the nature of PayPal fees (eg. Client sends $10 by mistake, the artist will only receive $9.16, when the artist sends this amount back, the client will get back $8.35).

COMMERCIAL USE FEE
A commercial use fee will be added to the Commissioned Artwork cost if it is for business purposes. The Client must also inform the Artist if they want to use a previously commissioned artwork for business purposes.

CANCELLATION
Either party can terminate the commission at any point.
If the client chooses to terminate the commission after the deposit is paid, the client is not entitled to get their deposit back. The client will also not be entitled to any unwatermarked artwork made thus far.
If it is the artist that chooses to terminate the commission after the deposit is paid, the artist will discuss with the client if they prefer to either receive a deposit refund or the artwork made up till that point.

PROJECT DORMANCY
During the course of the commission, both parties should keep in contact with each other. Should the client be unresponsive for a period longer than three months despite contact attempts from the artist, the project will be considered closed by the client, and no deposit refund or artwork will be given. In such cases, if the Client wants to continue the project, and the Artist is willing to do so, the Client will need to pay the balance of the commission before the Artist can continue working on the Commissioned Artwork.

PROJECT STAGES
STAGE 1
The Client contacts the Artist with their commission queries or requests.
They should provide the Artist with sufficient visual references or clear written descriptions on what their subject looks like.

STAGE 2
The artist will examine the request. If the information from the Client is sufficient enough, and the Artist is willing to accept the request, the artist will provide the Client with a quotation and rough sketch.
The rough sketch will show the basic composition of the artwork, and may only contain a pose with gestural lines.  The artist will also send a copy or link to the TOS for the Client to read and approve.

STAGE 3

If the Client is happy with the rough sketch and agreeable to the TOS, they will inform the Artist to proceed. If the Client does not like the rough sketch, they should ask for alterations or a second rough sketch. If the Client is not agreeable to the TOS and or does not approve a sketch after two rough sketches in total are provided, the commission will not proceed any further. 
STAGE 4
The Artist will send the Client payment instructions.

STAGE 5
The Client will pay the deposit to the artist. The deposit is non-refundable. 

STAGE 6
The Artist will write to the Client to confirm that the deposit has been received and continue to work on the commission.

STAGE 7
Upon completion of the artwork, the artist will send a watermarked version of the completed artwork to the client as proof of completion. The artist will request the client to pay the balance to receive the unwatermarked artwork.

TURNING DOWN PROJECTS
The Artist has the right to turn down any commission request without stating reasons. This includes ignoring requests and/or messages entirely, particularly if the Client is deemed unsafe by the Artist.

USAGE RIGHTS
PERSONAL USE
Base Prices shown in the main commission infographic are for Personal use purposes only. This means that the Client must not sell the Commissioned Artwork in any form. If the client intends to sell the Commissioned Artwork or use it to promote a business, the Client needs to pay a commercial use fee to the Artist.

DISPLAY OF COMMISSIONED ARTWORK
Both the Artist and Client are allowed to display the Commissioned Artwork to the public, such as on the Artist’s portfolios. Both the Artist and Client are encouraged to credit each other whenever and wherever the commissioned artwork is shared. To help prevent other parties from misusing the Commissioned Artwork, it is best to only display watermarked versions of the Commissioned Artwork online. For Commissioned Artworks that include real persons or real individuals without celebrity status, the Client can inform the Artist to keep the piece private.
LIMITATIONS OF CLIENT EDITING COMMISSIONED ARTWORK
The Client can crop, resize, and apply photo filters to the finished Commissioned Artwork. If the Client wants to do more than that(eg. Get another artist to recolour the commissioned artwork), they should seek the Artist’s approval.

PREVENTION OF UNAUTHORISED USE BY PUBLIC
Similar to other images on the web, the Commissioned Artwork has a chance of being used in any manner by parties unknown to both Artist and Client. This is unfortunately impossible to fully control, even for big names and large corporations. One preventive measure both the Artist and Client can do is to only display lower-resolution and watermarked versions of the Commissioned Artwork online.

ARTWORK STYLE, SIZE, OPTIONS AND DELIVERABLES
ARTWORK STYLE
The Artist typically illustrates humanoid characters in a style similar to Japanese animation characters. The Artist also draws portraits based off photos in a less stylised manner. Depending on subject matter, facial features and body physique may be drawn slightly differently from one artwork to another depending on the artist’s interpretation of the subject, or client’s request.
ARTWORK SIZE OPTIONS
Sketchy artwork, and portrait options are drawn on smaller canvases. If the Client wishes to have larger-size drawings, they can let the artist know. The Artist will treat it as a detail add-on.
DELIVERABLES
All Commission Artwork will be delivered as digital JPG and PNG files only.
The Client will only receive the softcopy(s) of the Commissioned Artwork. The Client will not be given any working file of the Commissioned Artwork. This applies for traditional artwork. The Client will only receive watermarked images until the Commissioned Artwork is fully paid.
DURATION OF PROJECT
Each Commissioned Artwork will require different amounts of time to complete depending on different factors such as details, edits, size, delays in communication etc. As a general guide, sketchy artwork of one character may take around 1-2 weeks, while LineArt versions may take up to a month.
SUBJECT PREFERENCES
This is a general list of what the artist will accept or not accept to draw for commissions.
The artist may choose not to accept any commission if the artist is uncomfortable with the subject matter, or how the client wants the subject matter depicted.
The following subject matters are usually accepted:
Original Characters(OCs)
Fictional Characters(Fanart)
Real life people
Real and fictional animals
Fictional humanoid races(such as angels, mermaids, werewolves)
Subtle nudity and intimacy
The following subject matters are not accepted:
Depictions of real-life crime, cruelty, and violence
Any manner of discrimination towards real-life person(s)
Real-life individuals in inappropriate settings
Heavy gore
Heavy pornography
Religious/Cult subjects
Political subjects
The artist may have difficulty at drawing these subjects:
Mechanical items
Vehicles
Buildings

SAFETY AND PRIVACY
PREVENTION OF FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY
Emails and messages that the Artist deem suspicious will not be entertained.
FILE ATTACHMENT AND LINK PRECAUTIONS
The Artist will only accept and send JPG and PNG image files. The Artist will not accept any other types of file attachments. For documents, the Artist will only accept and send Google Documents and Google Sheets. The Artist will not accept shortened URL links and links that appear unsafe. All links and attachments will be scanned.
CONTACT METHODS AND VERIFICATION
The preferred method of contact is via email with at least one backup social media account(preferably active Twitter and Instagram accounts). The Artist reserves the right to ask for alternate ways to contact the Client, and verify the Client’s identity and commission request through these methods.
PRIVATE ARTWORKS
By default, the Artist has the right to display Commissioned Artworks online and offline, such as in portfolios. However, if a subject drawn in the Commissioned Artwork is a real person or real individual without celebrity status, the Client can inform the Artist to keep the piece private.
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