Q: What is a commission?
A: In this case, a commission is a personalized, one of a kind piece of digital art tailored to a client's request.
Q: What tools do you use to create your art?
A: I currently use MangaStudio 5EX and a 10" Turcom tablet.
Q: How long have you been offering commissions?
A: I started offering commissions in April of 2014 on DeviantArt. You can find me at mischiart.deviantart.com where I'm still very much active in the Deviant community.
Q: What is the process to have a commission done?
A: Simply review my commission information and fill out one of the Commission Request Forms on this site providing the necessary references. You will then receive a confirmation email from me within 48 hours with the total price and an approximate date for when your sketch is scheduled to begin. Once the sketch is approved by you, payment is required before moving to clean line work, then finally your fully colored piece. (Please refer to the commission page for revision limitations) Expect the total process to take roughly a week to complete.
Q: What references are required for a commission?
A: Visual references are required for every commission. This is very important as it clearly identifies what it is you are looking to have done and reduces revisions caused by differences of interpretation. These can include screenshot of your character, previously commissioned art or Googled references. Custom designs can be commissioned at an additional cost. Written descriptions are very important as well for identifying specific physical traits or important trinkets, tattoos, scarring, etc.
Q: Is there anything you won't draw?
A: My list of 'Will & Will Nots' are listed on the NSFW/Pin-Ups Pricing Form.
Q: How do you accept payment?
A: At this time, I only accept Paypal USD.
Q: When is payment due?
A: Payment is due via PayPal within 48 hours after approval of the preliminary sketch and before the clean line work begins. An invoice can be sent to you upon request.
Q: Will I get to see the progress on my commission?
A: Yes. You'll receive a rough sketch of your commission and once approved, clean lines will be sent to you before any coloring begins. Status updates of my current commission queue can be viewed at https://trello.com/b/stl2nWjK/commissions
Q: How long will it take to receive my commission?
A: Typically, I will limit my queue so that the turn around on each piece is roughly a week from sketch start.
Q: Can I edit or repost the commission?
A: You may crop or resize the image if using for an avatar or header image, etc. The image can be reposted for non commercial, non profit use with artistic credit and links to me. You do not hold the rights to publish and profit from your commission. You cannot use the image commercially without my written permission.
Q: How do you handle refunds?
A: Unfortunately, refunds are not given unless I am unable to complete your commission, so please read the commission terms carefully.
Quick note: I retain the right to use commissioned art in my own advertising as a way of displaying my work. I will never sell any image that is commissioned by you as you retain the rights to your own characters. You may request that I not use the image of your character for future advertising by written request.
If you have a question that is not covered in the FAQ, you may email me directly at AskMischi@gmail.com or use the form below: