If the client has a problem with any of these statements, they may be changed if discussed with the artist prior to the start of the client's commissioned piece.
1. GENERAL TERMS a) All drawings will include a subtle signature that the client may not remove. b) The artist retain rights to record the drawing process and post it on Social Media platforms for self-promotion and her portfolio. c) Prices are subject to change based on demand. d) The artist has the right to reject any order that she do not feel comfortable drawing for any reason. 2. PAYMENT a) Currency accepted: USD. Payments are currently only available through PayPal. b) Commissions can be paid either 100% upfront or split: 50% upfront and 50% after Phase 5: Finalization. The commissioned piece will not be delivered until payment is received. c) Payment cannot be sent until after the commission proposal is accepted. The artist will notify the client of the commission proposal status and finalized status and request the client's payment.
3. PROCESS AND DELIVERY
I will notify you when I have started on your commission and you, therefore, lose the rights to a refund (see point 7 further below for more info on refunds)
While I'm working on your commission I will make reviews with you to make sure I make it just right for you!
The amount of reviews depends on the complexity of the work.
During the reviews, you will see work-in-progress and these images will usually include a watermark and be smaller than the finished piece.
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.
If anything comes up that will slow the progress of the initially estimated delivery time I will let you know asap.
Once the piece is finished you will receive the full-resolution image. Note that currently there is no physical product. Depending on where you live, we can arrange to print your artwork. Just ask :)
You get 1 revisions per Phase from Phases 1-4 on the commissioned piece included in the price.
A fee will be added for each additional revision outside of the allotted per-phase amount.
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 / USAGE POLICY
I, Alexi Molinari (the artist), claim the rights to the produced drawing, not the buyer. Therefore I am allowed to use the copyrighted artwork to:
Promote myself with it everywhere
Publish books with it (artbooks, etc.)
Display it everywhere to my liking (website, social media, etc.)
Post it wherever I want
The buyer is allowed to:
Use the commissioned piece for personal use unless agreed otherwise (you can upload it on all your social media profiles, forums, etc.)
Print the artwork and claim the character(s) as their own, but not the artwork itself.
Use the artwork to promote themselves. You are not forced to give me credit when you post it but it is very appreciated.
Use the artwork on their Youtube channel and in monetized videos as long as the artwork itself is not the main subject for the earnings.
The following is considered copyright infringement:
Reproducing/using the copyrighted artwork commercially - means making money off it in any way.
Claiming the artwork as your own
Removing my signature from the artwork
Altering the artwork without my consent.
I reserve the full rights to the image and it's use/distribution unless otherwise agreed upon (rights to the image for your own non-personal use may be purchased at any time).
6. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
The Artist and Client agree to communicate (at minimum) at the end of each Phase.
If you have a problem with anything in regards to the commissioned piece please tell me right away so we can find a solution together.
I am willing to change some of my terms for you if you ask before I start on your commission. If you, e.g., do not want me to post your art anywhere, we can discuss this.
7. REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY
The buyer is not allowed a refund once I begin the Planning Phase (1) of the commission.
If for any reason I am unable to start your commission you will receive monies payed thusfar.
If you cancel your order before the Planning Phase (1) you will receive 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.
If the buyer breaks any of the points stated above they will lose all the beforementioned rights to the artwork commissioned by me, Alexi Molinari (the artist), and I will have the right to profit further from the commissioned artwork in any way I see fit. If you have a problem with any of these statements, they may be changed if discussed with me prior to paying your commissioned piece.
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 (Dimensions and resolution of the of final drawing and other files are discussed in the planning phase.
Final file formats are usually PNG or PDF
COMMISSION PROCESS: (Example of a Full-Color Commission) - The Artist will ask for clarification on the information received from the client. - The Artist accepts the commission (if rejected, the process ends here and the Client is notified). - The Artist contacts the Client notifying the Client of the Commission approval status. - The Artist Requests payment. - When Payment is received, the Artist begins the Planning Phase.
1. Planning Phase
Feedback and revision
2. Drawing Phase
Refine sketch into drawing
Feedback and revision
3. Initial Color Phase
Feedback and revision
4. Detail Phase
Final review: leads to more revisions or approval!
Image is approved.
If not fully paid up-front, second payment is due.
Artist contacts client to request payment before files are delivered.
Final image files delivered in the agreed-upon format after payment is received.