G O D B I R D △ R T

expand your world. push your horizons out as far as they'll go.

please email me with any commission inquiries!

G O D B I R D △ R T

tobias | he / they | canada


hey! I'm godbird, but you can just call me tobias. I spend most of my time drawing and the rest of my time fussing over my hoard of plants.

my primary sona is Sebastian! My other two sonas are Arthenos and Octis.

While I mostly do furry artwork, I sometimes also do fandom art! You can find it over at SAUCECAT. It started as a side account to drop off the odd fanart as it got buried under my furry art, but it's kinda grown into its own thing now.

If you're a nazifur / racist or into zoo or pedo nonsense, fuck off.
I don't tolerate that shit. Full Stop. homophobes/transphobes are also not tolerated.

COMMISSION PRICING

NEXT OPENING: TBD

Commissions are opened periodically via Twitter and Telegram Announcement. Updates are posted to my Telegram Channel.

If you have questions about commission openings or Patreon, please direct them to my email, as I might not receive DM notifications on social media.

If you have sent a DM over social media, such as Twitter or Telegram, please resend your inquiry as an email.

PRICES ARE IN CAD [CANADIAN], NOT USD.


TELEGRAM STICKERS

$25 CAD PER STICKER

+$7 PER ADDITIONAL CHARACTER, PER STICKER
[no fee for YCHs]

waist up by default
can be full body, headshot, etc
flat colour; no shading
props okay
text okay

references for expressions are not required, but appreciated! especially if you want me to recreate a specific pose, meme, or expression.

clients receive the transparent 512 x 512 art file


HEADSHOT PORTRAITS

$35 CAD

headshot
coloured, some shading
client can choose expression or request artistic liberty
single character only

client receives transparent file AND file on a flat colour background


MONOCHROMATIC PORTRAITS

$100 CAD

3/4 to full body
greyscale ; no colour or shading
props okay
celestial themed by default
single character only


FLAT COLOUR PORTRAITS

$150 CAD

full body
flat colour ; no shading
props okay
minimal to no background / flat colour

+$70 per additional character


ETHEREAL PORTRAITS

$170 CAD

waist up
flat colour on character ; minimal to no shading
starry, cloudy or celestial background by default

can have quote of choice, artistic liberty quote, or no quote at all

single character only


VAGUE YET MENACING ANGELS

$190 CAD

full body
colour and shading

your character's design will be rearranged into a custom, abstract design based on their colour palette and appearance.

this is an artistic liberty style
client may request certain themes or elements [such as multiple eyes, wings, halos, etc]. designs vary between pieces. some angels may be more abstract, others more anthropomorphic. if you have a preference, please let me know when ordering!

single character only


NATURAL SCENE PORTRAITS

$250 CAD

bust to 3/4 body
FERAL CHARACTERS ONLY
colour, minimal shading
natural / forest setting

+$60 per additional character

please note, some elements used in this style of portrait are artistic style choice, such as:

prominent eyelashes
circles / "stars" placed along the linework


OUTFIT REFERENCES

$220 CAD

full body
flat colour; no shading
base price includes three outfits
single character

client can request specific outfits they've created or request artistic liberty

+$90 per additional outfit


PAINTED PORTRAITS

$130 - $200 CAD

bust: $130
waist up: $170
full body: $200

coloured and shaded; muted colours
greyscale / minimal background

+$70 per additional character


ILLUSTRATIONS

$275 CAD

waist up to full body
coloured and shaded

includes a detailed background setting
character colours may differ due to atmospheric shading

please note, due to the detail in these pieces they CAN take longer than my average turnaround time to complete

+$70 per additional character


GROUP PRINTS

$80 CAD PER MEMBER

waist up to full body
coloured and shaded

each member receives a transparent copy of their character's artwork. characters that are interacting, such as sharing props or hugging, share a single file between them. artwork can vary from waist up to full body, depending on the character's activity of choice [such as wading through water].

backgrounds are an additional $175CAD, split between the group members. this fee is waived if the group exceeds ten members.

please note, the average turnaround time for group prints is 4 - 5 months, depending on member count, edits needed, and the background setting chosen.

groups must elect an organizer for communications and relaying updates.

FREQUENTLY △SKED QUESTIONS

If you question isn't answered here, please email me!

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 2021


Q: How often do you accept commissions?

A: Commissions are opened periodically via Twitter and Telegram Announcement. Updates are posted to my Telegram Channel.


Q: How can I commission you?

A: Use my Google Form during my commission openings. This is posted to Twitter and Telegram at the time of my opening, and remains open for half an hour. Applicants are chosen via a randomizer to prevent overbooking and favoritism. Commission applications must ALWAYS be submitted through this form to be eligible for a slot, unless otherwise agreed. Exceptions may be made for group prints and long term projects.


Q: How will I know if I got a slot during your opening?

A: I email back ALL the applicants personally after my opening! Once all clients have been emailed I will announce so on Twitter.


Q: What don’t you draw for commissions?

A: I do not draw the following:

gore / extreme body horror / torture / self harm.

racist or otherwise discriminatory material / themes that could be harmful to others.

casual body horror may be permitted provided it isn't riddled with excessive blood and viscera. this includes extra limbs, multiple eyes, decapitation, and impalement. candy gore may be permitted but please inquire first.

I only accept SFW commission requests during my monthly openings.


Q: How do you prioritize your workload?

A: Patreon is always prioritized first. Patreon is time-sensitive and will always be pushed to be completed before the month rollover. Commissions not taken through Patreon will be worked on between and/or after Patreon work. Other items, such as giveaways, trades, and raffles will be completed as time is available after the preceding obligations.


Q: How do I pay / what is the payment process for commissions?

A: Currently, payments can be taken through Square or Paypal. Please request a quote ahead of time via email to have an accurate price for a commission.


Q: Can you explain your turnaround time? Does this mean x amount of days to finish per print, or all the prints in your queue?

A: My turnaround time estimates how long your print will take to complete after its paid date. Depending on the queue length and my availability, this turnaround may vary. Any interruptions on your print's progress [such as a planned holiday] will be emailed to you at the earliest convenience. Please remember that multiple prints, extra characters, and telegram stickers (depending on quantity) can take longer to complete.


Q: Do you accept custom orders?

A: I am open to taking some off-menu requests. If you are requesting a commission that would be considered off-menu (read: not listed in my available styles), please email me directly!


Q: I really liked [x] style you offered some time ago! Would I be able to order something like that?

A: Yeah, absolutely! Even if styles are taken off my page, it doesn't mean I won't do them at all ever again per se. Email me ahead of time for an accurate quote.


Q: What information do you need for commissions?

A: I need the following from you:

• A coloured reference WITHOUT SHADING. I may turn away reference sheets that have heavy shading or messy JPEG compression.

• Your billing email and contact email (this is how you'll receive any and all art regarding your order!)

• Your username from any (1) social media account so that you can be credited for the commission.

if for any reason you do not want your commission published, please mention so when filling out your form!


Q: It's been a while and I haven't heard from you!

A: Updates can take a couple weeks to send out. Please check your spam inbox first to see if any emails of mine have wound up there! If there's still nothing, you're more than welcome to send an email over at any time for an update on the status of your commission!


Q: Hey, you've finished my print but I'm not happy with (insert detail). Can you adjust it for me? Does it cost extra?

A: By all means, PLEASE bring it to my attention if you want a detail tweaked in your final print! Minor things such as colour swaps, missing markings, fixing a small line - I'd be more than happy to adjust it for you! Please note that larger edits such as adjusting the angle of an arm, turning a character's head or any adjustments that would largely impact the integrity of the original lineart may be subject to a fee to compensate for the additional work. This fee varies depending on the style of print and the amount of work needed to make the edit.


Q: You drew this Telegram Sticker for me last year, and I'd love to have it updated!

A: I can do that! If you have an old Telegram Sticker that is outdated, needs a change, or is generally just old, I'm glad to offer to redraw it! Redraws come at a discounted fee from my current Telegram Sticker pricing. To be eligible for a redraw fee, the update must resemble or be the same theme as the sticker being redrawn. So for example, if you would like a YCH hug sticker updated, the redraw must be another hug sticker. You can request to have another character drawn into the YCH slot, but this will also require an additional character fee.


Q: I commissioned you to do an art piece for me - but I've since lost the file! Do you still have a copy?

A: If you ever lose your print, please contact me and I'll see if I still have a copy! I also recommend checking your inbox history if we communicated over email for your commission as the attached final piece may still be there.


Q: I commissioned [x] print from you [insert time] ago and my character has changed, can you adjust the artwork?

A: Please email me first if you'd like to have artwork updated. There's a good chance I can fix minor edits, some colours and design features - however, anything that greatly impacts the lineart may prove more difficult. I do not keep layered files for longer than a week after a commission transaction has concluded. There will be a fee for the edit, fee varies depending on the work needed.


Q: How can I tip you for your work?

A: You can tip me directly through the invoice itself, or if you would like to tip after a commission you can do so through my Ko-Fi or Paypal.me!

TERMS △ND CONDITIONS

By purchasing a commission the client is automatically bound to these Terms and Conditions. This page may be updated periodically. First-person references, (I, Me, Myself) within these conditions refer to the artist of the commission transaction. Client will refer to the customer, or purchaser, of the transaction.

If a client has any questions about these terms they are encouraged to email their inquiry directly to godbirdart@gmail.com.

GENERAL

Acceptance of a commission is not guaranteed. I reserve the right to refuse a commission for any reason.Prices are subject to change. If a price for an item were to change after the time of purchase, the client will not be reimbursed or billed the difference.Clients are encouraged to review my FAQ prior to commissioning.

COMMUNICATIONS

For posterity, all conversations regarding commissions are to be conducted over email. Social media is not considered a reliable platform as things can be deleted or lost.I will only ever reach out over email. I will not accept DM conversations regarding commissions.

PUBLISHING

I reserve the right to display commissioned artwork for advertising and self promotion purposes unless the client explicitly requests their commission be private. This must be noted at the time of purchase or before the artwork is completed.The client is welcome to publish their purchased artwork on their own social media, in online art galleries, and in online character archives. This is provided my credit stamp [signature] remains intact on the artwork.The client may print their purchased artwork for their own personal use, provided it is not for profitable means.Clients looking to have work marketed for profit must reach out to me and receive permission in written documented text.Should the client wish to credit me, they may link to any of my social media, credit under the name GODBIRDART, or link directly to my website at www.godbirdart.com.

QUEUE

All commissions are listed on my public queue located here.Position in the queue may shift depending on payment or response time.Unpaid commissions that have exceeded ten days in the queue without response from the client, and if no other arrangements have been made, will be removed from the queue without notice and the order considered forfeit.Every commission is subject to my current turnaround time. Larger orders may require more time. Patreon content is prioritized as it is time sensitive.

ARTISTIC LIBERTY COMMISSIONS

Artistic Liberty herein is defined as a piece of artwork done entirely at the artist's discretion.Clients must be aware that any poses, expressions, themes or the like will be chosen by myself unless they specify a detail beforehand in the commission form.Tweaks and minor adjustments, such as markings, and colour shifts, may be made after the completion of the print.Clients must understand that any requested changes that would impact the integrity of the lineart will require an additional fee.As with all commissions, artistic liberty commissions are non-refundable once paid.

WORK IN PROGRESS UPDATES

Work in Progress updates [or WIPs for short] are mid-progress updates sent back to the client for approval before the commission is finished. WIPs are often sent after the lineart phase has been completed and before colour has been applied to the character(s). The lineart will always be the FIRST WIP sent back to a client as I do not create sketch layers.
If the client was not issued a WIP during the commission process, they may still request tweaks or adjustments once the final print has been sent back (and are encouraged to do so if they see any errors within their print!) Some print styles, such as the Monochromatic Portrait style, are largely lineart and thus are typically completed without WIPs.
If the client was sent a WIP and would like to make large changes to the artwork that would impact the integrity of the lineart after the print has been completed (such as dramatically moving a character's limb or readjusting the pose) a small fee may apply.

QUOTES

A quote is a PDF copy of an invoice that is emailed to the client.Quote pricing is redeemable up until the next immediate commission opening. Opening dates are posted on Twitter, and on Telegram, as well as on the main page of my site.

FINISHED ARTWORK

Finished artwork will be sent to the client through email. Clients are encouraged to check spam inboxes as some emails wind up there.The client may request adjustments to be made to the finished artwork within three (3) business days of its completion. This includes but may not be limited to: minor colour adjustments, minor lineart tweaks, detail touch-ups. Prints are immediately archived after this for organizational purposes.Finished artwork is kept on file for three business days following completion before it is archived. Clients are encouraged to save both the email containing the artwork as well as a copy of the finished artwork itself.

PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS

Payments must be made in full through Paypal or Square.The client understands that they are paying for the non-refundable time and expertise of an artist. Paid commissions are not eligible for refunds.Chargebacks issued by a client's financial institution, Square, or Paypal MUST be compensated by the client.Invoices are due within ten days of issue. If the client has not paid, or made other arrangements with me, then their order will be removed from my queue and their commission will be considered forfeit. A client wishing to resume this commission may be subject to an additional fee.

CANCELLED COMMISSIONS

A "Cancelled Commission" is an order of which either the client or myself have requested to terminate the business transaction.Commissions are automatically cancelled if the client has not communicated with me within ten consecutive days during invoicing phase. This does not apply if the client has made arrangements with me in written documented text.Commissions that have been paid for are not eligible for cancellation by the client.I, the artist, may cancel a commission at any time for reasons such as: conflict of interest or personal circumstance.If I must cancel after the commission has been paid for, the client will receive a refund through Paypal or Square [depending on their payment method] accommodating an email notifying the client of the termination. Refunds may be effected by Paypal fees.

GROUP PRINTS

this section applicable specifically to prints involving multiple clients for large-scale prints

Large scale prints have on average a 4 -5 month turnaround. This varies depending on the amount of individual characters and detail.All clients participating will be sent individual invoices. All clients must pay their respective invoice.Group prints are subject to the terms featured in the Payments and Refunds section above.