COMMISSIONS REOPEN: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Order FormCommissions are opened periodically via announcement. I post openings to Tumblr, Telegram, Twitter, Toyhouse and Deviantart. The date and time of upcoming openings is always posted in advance in 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 USD
i accept paypal, stripe, and square
PALE PORTRAIT $250
BIPEDAL OCS: FULL BODY
QUADRUPEDAL OCS: FULL BODY
✔ MINIMAL BACKGROUND, BLACK AND WHITE
✔ LARGELY DESATURATED WITH FOCUS ON SPECIFIC SATURATED COLOURS
this style focuses on a few choice colours with largely desaturated tones. if your character has vibrant colours, their colour palette WILL be desaturated to fit the theme.
FERAL / QUADRUPEDAL: $150
Single artwork on a stock image background [includes transparent background copy]. Also includes colour palette.I work best with some artistic liberty! While I aim to match your request as best I can, please note that I may take some liberties!When requesting a custom design, please include the following:
• SPECIES [+ anthro or feral]
• COLOUR PALETTE*
• OUTFIT OR ACCESSORY INSPO [if applicable]
• AESTHETIC THEME / VIBE [example: punk, angel, etc]
colours may vary slightly from your chosen palette in the final copy
Can be upgraded to a full reference sheet for an additional $200. See reference sheet section below for examples and what is included in a basic reference sheet.
Reference sheet options may vary depending on what is applicable to the individual character design. Reference sheets are limited to two full bodies and a single thigh-up view. Additional full bodies may require an additional fee.
all photography used is public domain / royalty free
ETHEREAL PORTRAIT $300
BIPEDAL OCS: WAIST UP
QUADRUPEDAL OCS: WRISTS / ANKLES UP
✔ NATURAL BACKGROUNDS [PREFERRED]
✔ MODERN / CITY BACKGROUNDSdefault background is cloudy and starry
can include a line of text, motif, or symbol at the top center above your character. i can design this motif for you. i will not permit hate symbols or other discriminatory symbols.
FASHION PORTRAIT $400
BIPEDAL OCS: THIGH UP TO WAIST UP
QUADRUPEDAL OCS: FULL BODY
BACKGROUND CAN INCLUDE PATTERNS, TEXT, OR ROYALTY FREE / PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES.
bring me an outfit, or i can design an outfit for your character. if i'm designing the outfit, please bring reference images of the sort of style you want. best results vibe with: techwear, e-boy / e-girl, punk, goth, Y2K and vaporwave aesthetics.
REFERENCE SHEETS $300
When requesting a reference sheet, please include the following:
• CHARACTER NAME
• DEMEANOUR [friendly / calm / smug]
• THE CHARACTER'S OVERALL AESTHETIC OR INTERESTS [video games, tea, gold, etc]
Reference sheets can include:✔ FRONT VIEW
✔ BACK VIEW
✔ ADDITIONAL FRONT VIEW
✔ PROPS AND/OR ACCESSORIES, MARKING DETAILS
✔ NAME, SPECIES, PRONOUNS
✔ COLOUR PALETTE
Reference sheet options may vary depending on what is applicable to the individual character design. Reference sheets are limited to two full bodies and a single thigh-up view.- ADDITIONAL FEES -
There may be additional fees if:- The character does not have an existing visual reference
- The character's design and / or markings are highly complex
- The visual reference supplied is shaded with no colour palette
- The client requests additional full bodies beyond the two full body limit
If your character does not have a visual reference I recommend colouring an adoptable base and adding notes for additional markings, hairstyles, or outfits.
IF YOU HAVE COMMISSIONED ME FOR A REFERENCE SHEET BEFORE I will gladly recreate an old ref for a discount! The character itself must be the same individual.
all photography used is public domain / royalty free
OUTFIT REFERENCE $450
+$75 PER EXTRA OUTFIT
BIPEDAL OCS ONLY, FULL BODY
BACKGROUND CAN INCLUDE PATTERNS, TEXT, OR ROYALTY FREE / PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES.
base price includes three outfits. i can design the outfits for you, or you can provide references of the outfits you'd like to have.
IF YOU HAVE COMMISSIONED ME FOR AN OUTFIT REFERENCE SHEET BEFORE I will gladly recreate an old sheet for a discount! Outfit quantity must be the same. Overall clothing must remain similar, some changes are okay!
+$150 PER EXTRA OC
✔ NATURAL BACKGROUNDS
✔ MODERN / CITY BACKGROUNDS
your character set in a scene of your choice. these pieces are very time consuming and can take a few months to complete depending on my queue.
please note that example artworks are from March 2022 and earlier. new illustrations may differ slightly in style.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Conversations regarding commissions must be conducted over email. If you are worried about not receiving emails, or cannot seem to reach me, please contact me either on Twitter or Telegram @ godbirdart as a last resort only. Please note, I may take a business day or two to respond. I am not in office on weekends.
- I will only ever reach out over email. I will not accept DM conversations over social media 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 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.
- The client is welcome to publish their purchased artwork on their own social media, in online art galleries, and in online character archives. the client may use, print, or crop their purchased artwork for private nonprofit use, such as social media banners, icons, backgrounds, physical art prints, or physical stickers. This is provided my credit stamp [signature] remains intact on the artwork.*if my signature is cut off due to the image being cropped, such as for a social media icon or banner, the client is not required to move or rewrite my signature on the cropped artwork.
COMMERCIAL USE / SALES
- 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 any advertising or profits associated with non fungible tokens, blockchains, or cryptocurrency is strictly prohibited.
- I will never sell/resell any of my work as non fungible tokens. If artwork I have created, regardless if commissioned or personal, is listed as a non fungible token or is being resold for cryptocurrency, it is stolen. Please report any reposts or resales to me promptly.
- I will not resell a client's commissioned work for profit without their written consent.*exceptions apply to: if the commission was abandoned or cancelled while incomplete in which case, depending on the amount of work done, a print may be repurposed or resold. Any elements that are the client's property [i.e, characters] will not be used in this resale/repurposing, and will be replaced with either my own or another client's character[s].
- 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 with 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.
- Clients can request final tweaks or changes if need be! Large changes that would impact the integrity of the pose or lineart may be subject to a fee.
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. Completed commissions are not eligible for refund.
- If a refund must be issued before the artwork is completed, the client will receive a partial refund. This will vary depending on the amount of work completed at that time.
- 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 their 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 regarding their payment.
- 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. Please note: Paypal fees may apply. Refund amount may vary depending on the amount of work done on the commission.
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 sporadically, but are announced in advance! 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 up to 8 hours. 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. 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 highly specific with little wiggle room for liberties, my work may not be the best fit!
Q: How will I know if I got a slot during your opening?A: Unless something comes up, I email back ALL the applicants after my openings! Once all clients have been emailed I will announce so on Twitter and in my Telegram Channel. Please note: some emails do wind up in spam by mistake.
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.
- zoophilic or pedophilic themescasual body horror may be permitted provided it isn't riddled with excessive blood and viscera. this includes extra limbs and multiple eyes. candy gore may be permitted, but please inquire first.
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 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! 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 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 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. If I'm waiting for feedback from you regarding your art, I have a specific column for "Pending Client Feedback" on my Trello. I do send follow-up emails roughly a week or two after the initial email has gone out.
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.