Terms and Conditions

1. General terms

  • Prices are subject to change based on demand.
  • I have the right to reject any order for any reason.

2. Payment

  • Currency accepted is either USD or AUS and is  to be paid through PayPal.
  • Commissions can be paid either 100% upfront or split 50% upfront and 50% after sketch approval.
  • Don’t send me any payment before I have agreed to give you a slot and requested you to send me the payment.

3. Process and Delivery

  • The time it takes to finish your commission varies 1 week – 3 months depending on factors such as health, the complexity of the commissioned piece, other work, and con seasons.
  • Once the piece is finished you will receive the full-resolution image along with a web-friendly size. Note that there is no physical product. Depending on where you live, we can arrange to print your artwork. Just ask 🙂

4. Revisions

  • You get 3 rounds of changes on the commissioned piece included in the price.
  • A fee will be added if you want something changed on the final drawing – unless a misunderstanding from my side has been made.
  • If you wish for me to change something in the drawing you have previously approved, I will charge you a fee to change it. The amount of the extra charge depends on the change you want me to make and is usually based on an hourly wage.
  • If your reference is unclear to start with changes will come at an extra charge.

5. Copyright and Usage

I, Tess (the artist):

  • I reserve the right to cancel and refund the order at any time for any reason.
  • I retain all copyrights over the commissioned artwork.
  • I will NOT claim the intellectual property (IP) of the commissioned artwork.
  • I will NOT profit further from the commissioned artwork unless you (the customer) break any of the terms.
  • I reserve the right to post the commissioned artwork online, in my portfolio as well as in publications such as art books.

You (the customer/commissioner):

  • You may upload the commissioned artwork on any website and social channels.
  • You may NOT make profits from the commissioned piece (reselling, redistributing, uploading to POD-services, make prints, etc.)
  • You may NOT alter the commissioned artwork without my (the artist’s) consent.
  • You MAY be allowed to sell the artwork if it is a part of an Adoptable. Please discuss this with me prior to paying for the artwork.
  • You retain the rights to the intellectual property (IP).
  • You may NOT use the commissioned artwork for commercial purposes.

The following is considered copyright infringement:

  • Reproducing/using the copyrighted artwork commercially – means making money off it in any way not excluded from these terms.
  • Claiming the artwork as your own
  • Altering the artwork without my consent

In some cases, the commercial rights to the image may be purchased.

6. Cancellation and Refund Policy

The buyer is not allowed a refund once I started working on the commission.

  • If for any reason I am unable to start your commission you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel your order before I started it, you can get a full refund.
  • If you are getting a refund, do not request a Paypal chargeback. I will transfer the money back to you myself.
  • If you request a Paypal chargeback at any point when you were not allowed to ask for a refund you will lose all beforementioned rights to the commissioned piece and I will have the full right to profit further from it in any way. I will decline the chargeback and supply Paypal with our conversations in which we talk about the commission as evidence that I have completed work for you. Furthermore, you will be blacklisted for commissioning me again.

7. What do you get?

  • Drafts/mockups that you must decide which one I should continue with (depending on the complexity of the commission there might be fewer or more drafts)

  • Sketch and/or final sketches that you must accept before I continue the work

  • Insight and involvement in color plan (depending on the complexity of the commissioned piece)

  • Full-resolution file (approx 210 x 297 300 DPI) of final drawing and a smaller version for internet upload. Final file formats are usually PNG.