FAQ and Terms of Service
First and Foremost: before any real negotiations are made, please check to see IF I am open for the type of commission work that you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
q) Can I watch you stream?
a) Yes, I will post links to my stream activity on my blog here as well as social media.
q) Can I have free art?
a) No. If you ask online, the answer will always be no. Most livestream periods involve a request queue, which is the time to offer requests. In person with a paper and pencil, ask politely for a doodle and you’ll get a doodle, probably.
q) Why does your art take so long?
a) Because life also takes long. Anything from a week to a couple months could be the turnover, depending on what work is currently active. If you have a specific timeframe, please specify this in the first period of contact with me.
q) Will you draw ?
a) Strange is subjective. Why didn’t you just send me a commission form? If you wouldn’t take your (cool and privy) grandma to see it in a physical art gallery, no. Most other things? Not on request. As a commission? Lets talk.
q) Where can I contact you to actually talk to you about your art?
email: monster.commissions[at]gmail.com is my email for general art questions as well as work inquiry and other studio stuff.
twitter: @theMajorArcanum is the fastest way to contact me about art in general. It is my general Art Twitter, where I also repost art I find inspiring and want to share, as well as my own personal art. Please remember it is publicly viewable, and anything private should be sent through Direct Message. If you want to chat specifically about commissions, please hit me up at @_lycheecommish where I will start a tweet thread to show updates and such.
direct messages: Inbox messages, Notes, DMs, or whatever they are called are appropriate ways of initiating contact, however they are checked less frequently than email.
shouts and comments: Please don’t, that’s not a good place to talk about work, I use that for fangirling and local shoutouts and things.
text: Please don’t,, even if you are a friend with my number.
q) Can I repost the art you did for me?
a) Other than Weasyl: Yes, as long as you don’t try to pass it off as your own, and link back to my page when you do. If I send you a high-res image with no watermark, please do NOT use that version. Use the lower dpi version with the watermark for web uploading. On Weasyl: I will send you a collection offer, please do NOT repost.
q) Will you draw pornography?
a) What kind? I’ll draw whatever I’m comfortable creating as a piece of art. I am particular about what I support and broadcast, and while I support sex-positivity and healthy private sexual expression, It really depends on the situation. Helpful hint though: I usually won’t.
TERMS of SERVICE (ToS)
By commissioning me, you are agreeing to participate in a creative process. This is not like pressing a button and watching a robot assemble a box in a uniform fashion in a uniform time; there are fluctuations in time and creation. This said, once you have deposited either the full amount (or a down payment for any commission totaling over $30), you will be guaranteed a piece of art. In most all cases, this is the commission desired in the first place, but in disaster scenarios, this would take the form of a replacement work of art and a partial to whole refund of your money. Again, this is if something like a family emergency, living space emergency, school emergency, or things of that nature arise, and it is the exception, not the norm.
By commissioning an art piece of a value (I will assign the value, but after a purchase is made, I will not request more from the commissioner during or after the art is finished, unless the commissioner has discussed additions or adjustments with me during the process) equal to or above $30 USD, a down-payment will be required to ensure the effort and time for sketching and prepping, thumbnail-ing, etc. and to ensure the art will be paid for in full after it is finished. Upon aforementioned disaster scenarios, it is my (the artist’s) responsibility to contact you within 3-5 business days of the event in question to negotiate an updated commission plan involving potential compensation. If the event in question happens before the first drafting stage, your $30 USD down-payment will be paid back in full; if after the first drafting stage, you will receive an alternative negotiated compensation.
A commission’s work will begin after I receive a reference picture(s) or description of the subject(s) in question. From then on, I will begin work on the piece and check in at a limited number (2) intervals needed for specific details unique to each piece. Check-ins take place over email unless specifically negotiated otherwise by the commissioner. Preview screenshots will be provided attached to the check-in message. Online streaming is the easiest way to see the art in-person and comment on it as it is made, which informs my decisions. I post a link on my twitter and other platforms to every one of streams as they start. I will contact the commissioner through email if a stream is inconvenient.
After references have been submitted through email and full or down payment has been received, the sketching process begins. Midway through the initial sketch, posing and detail references may be discussed and settled upon ONCE, at my discretion. The commission will be completed in this way, if it does not require color. No other modifications, alterations or changes may be requested to the sketch or lines after this stage. If the commission involves specific colors, input from the commissioner is sought and changes to color pattern only are discussed and settled on at my discretion ONCE. No other modifications, alterations or changes may be requested after this stage. Personal modifications to any commissions produced by the artist are allowed, only if the modifying party includes a link or reference to the original being modified, and the artist of the original (see CC license at the bottom). Modifications may include: compiling into a reference sheet, color and light editing, .gif (or other animation) editing, creating a composition with multiple works, or other types of modification.
All work created by the artist Michaela F. follows the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial works license; this means you can share it, remix or re-render it with a credit to the original and a referral to the creator, but cannot charge for redistribution, and cannot use it as a product to profit or use for marketing licenses. Works on commission for said products intended to profit or be used for marketing licenses (e.g. logos, graphics and designs) are attributed and contracted on a case-by-case basis.