NEXT OPENING: TO BE DETERMINED!
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 CANADIAN [CAD]
3/4 to full body
greyscale ; no colour or shading
celestial themed by default
single character only
FLAT COLOUR [$165]
flat colour ; no shading
minimal to no background / flat colour
+$80 per additional character
flat colour; minimal shading
starry / cloudy background by default
can have quote of choice or graphic
single character only
OUTFIT REFERENCE [$250]
flat colour; no shading
base price includes three outfits
client can request specific outfits they've created or request artistic liberty
+$90 per additional outfit
bust, waist up, or full body [varies depending on environment]
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
+$90 per additional character
GROUP PRINTS [$80 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.
Off-Menu commissions are commissions for styles that I either do not or no longer list here on my price guide. Examples would be Character Reference Sheets or Icons. These are priced on a case-by-case basis.
Clients looking to commission something off-menu are encouraged to email me in advance to receive a quote. Quote prices are valid up until and including the next immediate commission opening. Quotes do not guarantee a slot.
Off-menu items can be selected within my Order Form under "custom / off menu" during my openings. Openings are posted to both Twitter and in my Telegram Channel.
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 sonas are Arthenos, Loke 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.
TERMS AND 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 email@example.com.
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.
This section addresses the character[s] owned or commissioned by the client[s]. All terms here apply only to individual, independent clients and their characters and not the characters or parties of established corporations, franchises, or other pop culture.Clients are not permitted to commission art of characters that they themselves do not have permission to use.If a client wishes to commission art with a third party's character, permission must be granted by the owner of that character.Deception regarding permission will result in the involved party to be blacklisted from future commissions.
SUGGESTIVE, ROMANTIC, AND 18+ CONTENT
This section addresses the character[s] owned or commissioned by the independent client[s] as well as established corporations, franchises, or other pop culture.Explicit, romantic or suggestive herein specifies actions [featured in artwork] that involve, but are not limited to: sexually explicit content, kissing, revealing clothing, suggestive/sexualized poses or expressions, and intimate affections.Clients are not permitted to commission art of characters that they themselves do not have permission to use.Depending on the content of the commission, clients may be required to prove their age with government issued ID or confirm their age in writing.Clients and their respective character[s] must be of legal age [18+] when commissioning art that is explicit, romantic or otherwise suggestive. By commissioning explicit, romantic or otherwise suggestive art, the client consents that they and their respective character[s] are of legal age [18+].If the commission is explicit, romantic or suggestive in nature and involves a third party, the client is responsible for supplying proof of permission and age from the third party. This proof of permission cannot be a written statement from the client, it must be written by the third party.Minors [under 18] and their character[s] are not permitted to commission, participate, or be featured in explicit, romantic or suggestive commissions.If the commission is explicit, romantic or suggestive in nature and involves a third party, all parties involved must be legal age [18+].Deception regarding age and/or consent will result in all involved parties to be blacklisted from future commissions.
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.
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.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.
COMMERCIAL USE / RESALE
Clients looking to have work marketed for profit must reach out to me and receive permission in written documented text.Clients are not permitted, under any circumstances, to use any part of their finished commission for non fungible tokens. Use of my artwork for advertising or profits associated with non fungible tokens or cryptocurrency is strictly prohibited.
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 generally 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.
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 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 invoice.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.
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you question isn't answered here, please email me!
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 much art direction or artistic liberty do you like when working on commissions?
A: I work best with a large amount of artistic liberty! While I can absolutely work with detailed art direction, if you're the kind of person that has a vision for something very specific with little wiggle room for liberties, my work may not be the best fit.
Here's a scale from Complete Artistic Freedom [Left] to Highly Detailed Art Direction [Right]:
Preferred art direction is specific, but still vague enough to work with and build upon.
For example: "I want my character standing in the middle of a huge intersection, facing away from the viewer. it's nighttime and rainy, people are crossing the street ignoring the character. Buildings surround the intersection. It'd be cool if the mist could have a rainbow sheen! Here are photos for inspiration!" [client would attach relevant photos of rainy intersections]
Art direction that may be harder to work with is hyper-specific. It's still doable, but I may not be able to fulfill every specific detail, such as:
"I want my character standing in the middle of Scramble Crossing from Shibuya at night. They are 5'9" and their fur colour is #B89188. They are facing away from the camera, looking up a little bit towards the sky that is peeking out between the buildings in front of them. It's raining but you can see the moon in one of the puddles on the ground. Rainbow mist floats between the crowd that is walking by them, ignoring them. The crowd includes - ..." - And so on. This is way too specific not ideal for me to work with. Hexcodes should only be given if your reference sheet is shaded with no colour palette to pick from.
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.
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: Do you have a pinglist / can you contact me directly when you open?
A: Sorry, I do not keep track of pinglists! It is also a tremendous amount of work to contact every interested applicant individually. Please check in on my Twitter or Telegram Channel for upcoming commission announcements.
Q: How do I pay / what is the payment process for commissions?
A: Payments can only be made through Square or Paypal invoice. Please do not send payments for commissions through my Ko-Fi.
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.