I'm not too strict with the message format, if you'd like to treat it like a freeform "Tumblr ask" then that's fine. Your request should have the following information:
- 1. The name of the character.
- 2. A reference image of the character.
- 3. A short description of what you want to see.
You can request my own characters, characters that you created or characters from a piece of media (e.g. a video game or animation). If it's a well known character, a reference image may not be needed; just let me know the creator, franchise or series the character is from. You can use multiple reference images to express your full idea, if necessary.
Take some time to look at my art gallery, including the sample art below, before submitting your request. Use your best personal judgement to decide if my work is for you.
There is no guarantee that I will draw your request. Requests may be ignored for any reason, including but not limited to:
- Duplicate requests (this does NOT mean a character can only be requested once).
- Requests without enough information.
- Requests with too many characters.
- Requests beyond the scope of a single drawing.
- Requests to modify or amend a previous request.
- Requests for "progress" updates.
- Requests made outside this form.
- Requests that are irrelevant or unrelated ("spam" and other solicitations).
- Requests with characters, scenarios and/or material I don't like.
No acknowledgement of your request will be sent to you. No time frame of completion will be provided. There will be no communication between us during the request process.
If I complete your request, it may be made publicly available on my website in a low-resolution web-compatible format.
No payment is required before, during or after completion of your request.
Terms of Service
YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND ARE OTHERWISE CAPABLE OF ENTERING INTO A LEGAL CONTRACT.
1. OUR RELATIONSHIP
You are making a Request for me as an independent professional to create an original work of art known as the Final Work without any obligation of completion. At the completion of the Final Work, in the event you are the copyright holder of any materials (including character designs) in the Final Work, you will be granted a license to use the Final Work. You are not purchasing physical or digital goods or items.
You agree not to use the Service for any activities outside of your Request for the Final Work, including any kind of abuse, harassment, denial of service or violation of United States and international law. I may report such activities to law enforcement authorities as appropriate.
There is no payment required to use the Service.
There is no guarantee any physical or digital goods or items will be delivered as a result of you deciding to leave a tip. Any payments received outside of the Service will be treated as a tip.
4. REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
No refunds of any kind will be issued. If you are unsatisfied with the accuracy or quality of the Final Work, no financial compensation will be provided.
If you breach these Terms at any point, your use of the Service (including your Request) will be cancelled. I reserve the right to cancel or block your use of the Service for any other reason, including none.
I reserve the right to cancel your Request without completion of the Final Work for any reason, including none, without notice to you.
I am free to make any changes I deem necessary to the Final Work after your use of the Service has been Finalized in order to correct any mistakes that I have made.
I reserve the right, in my sole discretion, to make changes to the Service or discontinue availability of the Service at any time.
6. FINALIZATION AND DELIVERY
During your use of the Service you will be given an opportunity to submit a Request, agreeing that what is submitted will be roughly as it appears in the Final Work. By submitting a Request, you also agree that it is free of mistakes and that I can progress with the work.
I make no guarantees the Final Work will be completed as a result of you submitting your Request, including the delivery of any physical or digital goods or items in any form or condition.
I am free to work on Requests in any order I choose, including Requests from others. I may work on your Request for as long as I deem necessary, or not at all.
I am free to deem the Final Work as complete and your use of the Service as Finalized at any time. I make no guarantee as to the accuracy or quality of the Final Work, or that it will be error-free.
Upon completion, the Final Work will be uploaded to the website of the Service for you to download, and may be distributed on my social media, without notice to you. At that point the licensed rights will be granted to you, if applicable. No physical goods or items will be delivered.
I make no guarantee the Final Work will remain available to download after your use of the Service has been Finalized. The Final Work may be removed from the website of the Service and my social media at any time without notice to you.
7. GRANT OF RIGHTS
With regards to the Final Work created during your use of the Service, in the event you are the copyright holder of any materials (including character designs) in the Final Work, I grant you a PERPETUAL, NON-EXCLUSIVE, NON-COMMERCIAL license to: upload to FREELY AVAILABLE online services; to MODIFY (excluding modifications that would remove my attributions/watermarks or harm the integrity of my art/business) or CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS THEREOF; and to COPY, DISPLAY or DISTRIBUTE the Final Work in print. I grant you the right to sub-license these rights, in whole or in part, to others. You and any sublicensees do NOT have the right to create NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) of the Final Work.
I will not sell the Final Work. I retain full ownership, authorship and exclusive rights to the Final Work, except for any materials (including character designs) in the Final Work that I do not own.
In any event of cancellation, ownership of all rights granted to you under this Term will revert back to me, and vice versa. Any grant of rights is contingent on Finalization of this Service.
You and I reserve all other rights not expressed in these Terms.
All terms that would logically survive the cancellation of this agreement will survive termination. These explicitly include the Refunds, Confidentiality, Arbitration, Jurisdiction, Severability, Warranties, and Force Majeure clauses. As previously noted: in any event of cancellation, ownership of all rights granted to you under these Terms, specifically clause 7 ("Grant of Rights") will revert back to me, and vice versa.
You and I both agree that we will not knowingly share any private information gained during use of this Service. The exception to this is any disclosure required to complete the Final Work and Finalize your use of the Service. Private information is: any names, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, dates of birth, or other information that could reasonably be deemed personally identifiable.
Any dispute under or about these Terms must be submitted to and resolved through the internationally binding arbitration provided by net-ARB Inc. (https://www.net-arb.com/). We will bear our own costs for arbitration. Any court may enforce the arbitration award.
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona in the United States of America.
YOU WARRANT THAT ANY PERMISSIONS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FOR THE AGREED USE OF MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY YOU FOR THE COMPLETION OF THIS SERVICE. YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY ME AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING LEGAL FEES) ARISING FROM MY USE OF ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED BY YOU.
I WARRANT THAT, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, THE FINAL WORK WILL NOT INFRINGE UPON ANY EXISTING COPYRIGHTS. I WILL INDEMNIFY YOU AGAINST ANY COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT JUDGMENTS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE. THIS SERVICE IS OTHERWISE PROVIDED "AS-IS", WITH NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
These Terms are intended to be severable. What this means is that if any of these Terms are deemed illegal and/or unenforceable, such a Term will be excluded to the extent of that illegality and/or unenforceability. All other Terms will remain in full effect.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither of us will be considered in breach of these Terms to the extent that the performance of our respective obligations is prevented by an Event of Force Majeure.
An Event of Force Majeure is: an act of God (such as, but not limited to, fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods, or rapture); war or hostilities; civil unrest; acts or threats of terrorism; discontinuation of electricity or internet not covered by the agreement concluded with the respective utility companies or ISP; circumstances reasonably similar to any of these; or any other unforeseeable circumstance beyond your or my control that would be unreasonable to take precautions against and which cannot be avoided.
As soon as it's practical following an Event of Force Majeure, the affected party (you or I) will provide to the other reasonable proof of the nature of the event and of its effect upon the obligations contained within these Terms.
"I," "me" and "my" refers to the owner and author of the Final Work and operator of the Service.
"You" and "your" refers to any person or entity that uses the Service.
"Final Work" refers to the copyrightable original work of art (or multiple works of art) that fulfills this Service as outlined within your Request.
"Service" refers to: a) the creation of the Final Work; b) the grant of a license, from me to you, to use the Final Work as outlined in these Terms; AND c) the electronic form used to make your Request.
"Request" refers anything you submit, post, upload, embed, display, communicate, link to or otherwise distribute using the Service prior to the creation of the Final Work.