Terms of Service

Thank you for your interest in commissioning Crazdude!

Please take the time to read the Terms of Service below.

Also note: These rules apply to all past and future commissioners.

By commissioning me, you are agreeing to the following terms:
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Working with Crazdude:

If you agree to my terms, you follow my rules. Any other Terms of Service related to commissioning an artist are null and void upon agreeing to my Terms of Service.

I will treat you with respect, so please do the same for me.

  • I am a real person with real life obligations; events and emergencies come up from time to time. Keep in mind that delays may happen!
  • Nasty attitudes will not be tolerated – Your commission will be canceled, your money refunded, and you will be blacklisted.
  • I will always try to complete your commission as quickly as possible and will try to let you know when I’m busier than expected.

I want to make you happy and I want to learn:

  • I am determined to make you happy while learning something new; if the subject matter is new to me, I will work with you from concept to completion to make your commission perfect!

 

Payment:

  • No work will be done without payment – After coming to an agreement on the contents/features/add-ons of your commission, payment should be sent to reserve your spot in the commission queue and initiate the commission. 
  • Reserving a spot in the queue – Your commission will be added to the commission queue only if a downpayment is made. I will not hold a spot for your commission when there are customers making full payments upfront.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to monitor their own finances before commissioning me. As a professional artist, I am not a piggy bank for commissioners to deposit money until they need it for a future purpose. I will not refund commissioners who want to back out due to their own poor financial planning.
  • Logos – I require at least 50% of quoted fees upfront before work begins. The rest must be paid at the time of approval or can be done by the hour.
  • Paypal E-checks – I will accept E-checks but work will not begin until the transfer is complete.
  • Snail Mail – I will accept US Post mailed cash. However, it must be well hidden in a card so that it is protected from theft during the postal process. I will not refund money that is lost in the mail; commissioner sends at their own risk.
  • Three edits rule – Three edits are permitted to any commission after the sketching process. Beginning with the fourth edit, the commission is entered into the design payment process. Additional edits will be charged by the hour.
  • “No reference sheet” fee – With the exception of reference sheet commissions: for any character that isn’t described simply in a sentence (i.e. multiple piercings, odd coloration, detailed markings, hybrids or imaginary species), $20 extra is required upfront to cover the time needed to bring this character up to the expectation of the commissioner.
  • Two shipment attempts rule – My objective is to create art as my full-time job and part of that is meeting and exceeding expectations. If the commission fails to arrive at the address specified, I will pay for a second delivery attempt. If the package bounces back again at no fault of my own, commissioner will pay 3x the shipping cost to cover inconvenience, packaging, and postage costs of a third attempt.
  • TIPS – “To insure prompt service” – Tips are always appreciated. If you tip at the start of a commission, your commission will get a little extra care and I will expedite your commission in the queue.

 

Subject matter:

YES, I will/can draw:

  • All animals and hybrids with appropriate references
  • Scary and cute things
  • Foliage
  • Vore
  • Candy gore, plushie gore, actual gore
  • Latex, balloons, goo and melting effects
  • Family-friendly (i.e. feral, Disney-nude anthro) and some mature (i.e. pin-ups.)
NO, I will not:
  • Copy someone else’s style.
  • Copyrighted characters/species.
  • Color someone else’s line-art without the line-art artist’s permission.
  • Draw porn or genitalia.
  • Draw explicit hyper/inflation.
  • Draw glandular/sexual excretions.
  • Draw hateful artwork; racism, sexism, or other negative political or social propaganda.

 

Art styles:

Drawing/Painting:
  • Cartoons, semi-realism, and realism
  • Digital – Photoshop painting, Vector cartoons, Pixel art
  • Traditional – Watercolor paintings, Prismacolor Marker illustrations, Colored Pencil illustrations, Mixed media
Plushies:
  • Crochet Amigurumi
  • Sewn Plushies

 

Terminating the commission:

I reserve the right to refuse a commission up front for any reason and without explanation.

I reserve the right to issue a refund for a commission. This can be done if the terms of service are violated or if I am unable to fulfill the assignment due to other obligations. I will issue refunds but only if no work has been done. Once work is started, partial refunds based on time spent will be issued.

No refunds for completed work. My goal is to work with you to make the existing artwork better until you are satisfied.

 

What I will need from you:

As the commissioner, you must supply to me:

  • Relevant reference images for your pet or character up front when the project is paid for.
  • Whether this commission is meant to be a secret
  • Any other information I need to know (especially character changes if the reference sheet is not up to date.)

I will not be held accountable for information that the commissioner neglects to convey before beginning the commission. As much as I want to make things perfect, I do not have psychic abilities.

If the piece is meant to be a surprise gift, the customer must request upfront for me to keep the progress images secret in order to avoid ruining the surprise.

Any changes to the previously established commission specifications — i.e. change to the subject matter, content, or quantity of commission purchases — will not be granted after work has begun without additional charge.

 

Progress pictures:

Sharing progress pictures is my primary way of working with you as I complete your commission. I start just about every commission with a rough sketch. For most commission offerings, I send images at the sketching stage, inking stage, and coloring stage for customer approval before finalizing or shipping. I will often inquire about colors if working traditionally with a digital reference sheet. I will also check for preferences of pose or expression if these are not noted at the planning stage prior to payment.

Digital work that begins with a sketch will be very rough – just for a reference for me for pose and basic marking placement. It is not meant to be a perfect or accurate sketch as it will be completely redrawn in Adobe Illustrator. Reviewing a sketch for digital work should consist mainly of ensuring the general body shape, pose, and expression are ideal.

Progress pictures are often posted to my commission queue on Trello. In order to keep surprises secret, I can send progress pictures directly via email, private message, or Telegram.

Logos will be shown in various stages of completion until a final design is approved.

 

Delivery of goods:

  • For shipping of tangible commission orders (traditional artwork and printed digital badges), I require a full, real, human name and address. Otherwise I cannot guarantee the order will be delivered successfully.
  • I ship tangible commissions in a bubble mailer via United States Postal Service (USPS).
  • For applicable purchases, a USPS tracking number will be provided and can be checked at USPS website.
  • Additional cost is added for international shipments and bulky orders (books, prints, plushies.)
  • Sometimes I will be available for convention pick-up. Case by case basis will determine where, when, and how to contact me (phone, Telegram, or email.)
  • If ordering through the site for a convention pick-up, the shipping fees added at check-out will go toward travel expenses and bonuses like stickers or buttons.

 

Digital File Delivery:  

Digital designs and artwork that are approved will be sent in relevant formats (.jpg, .pdf, and .eps) to the email address provided (Paypal email) unless otherwise specified.

 

Posting WIPs and the final image:

When requesting a commission, keep in mind that my commissions are my way of advertising. If for any reason you will require that I NEVER POST the commission work, you will have to pay a “Privacy Fee” of $15+ depending on the commission. A plan can be made on a case by case basis.

The final piece and any WIPs may be submitted to one or all of the following of my accounts:

 

Sharing your commission:

As the artist, I have the right to create derivative works from commissions for our purposes of advertising. This includes but is not limited to: avatars, banners, and printed documents. Any canceled commission is forfeited by the commissioner to be used by the artist.

The “Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License” applies to the artwork created for this commission.

  • YES: You may use the resulting commissioned artwork for personal use (i.e. you may print it out to post on your wall, use as an icon or badge, site ID, etc.)
  • YES: You can share this work on your personal website, but please link back to one of my galleries so that proper credit is given – that way people can commission me for similar works and helps to dissuade people from attacking you for “stealing.” 🙂
  • NO: Derivative works (i.e. alter/trace/copy, repost, and claim as your work)
  • NO: Commercial reproductions (i.e. exchanging, printing, or otherwise selling my art for your personal gain on a mass scale.)

 

Regarding Logo Commissions: 

  • You will have ownership of the final logo design for use in any media application that is beneficial to your business.
  • I retain the right to use the final logo, or any versions of the logo created in the process, within printed and on-line portfolios, including promotional materials such as newsletters and advertisements.
  • By commissioning me for a logo, you give permission to use your full name, business address, and/or website address, for testimonial purposes on her website, or other business related media.