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(1) Character Portrait $35 USD payable via PayPal or 3500 deviantART points Points


Velkss by TsaoShinGrumpy Gecko by TsaoShinPockets by TsaoShin


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

This is a new option so bear with me while I work out the kinks!

Character portraits are digital paintings of a single character bust (head, neck, and some chest) in a loose painted style on a simple background.  Only one character per portrait piece (1 pet/prop permitted)!  These commissions are an interpretation of your character realized in my style so the colors, style, and anatomy may change from your reference.

To keep costs low, I do not provide a draft or drawing updates with a portrait commission.  However, I may provide one if I have questions about the accuracy of your character.

All portrait commission pieces will not bear my signature unless requested.


PROCESS:

  • Watch me so that you can see when commissions are open! I announce this on my journal.
  • Send me a deviantART note with your request.
  • Be sure to include a character sheet, references, or descriptions of your character.
  • I will confirm your commission slot and send you my PayPal account information for payment (or send points via deviantART).
  • I will begin your drawing after I receive the payment (make sure you include your deviantART name in your PayPal payment if using this option).  I will send a note to inform you that I have received payment and an estimate on how long it will take me to deliver your final drawing. 
  • Once I am finished, I will upload the painting to my commission gallery and send you a note!

CHARACTER PORTRAIT COMMISSION FAQ:

Soon!


(2) Chibi Commissions - $50 USD payable via PayPal 


Sea Breeze by TsaoShinAether by TsaoShinRaichu by TsaoShinPonacho by TsaoShinKeLou by TsaoShin


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Chibi commissions are digital paintings in my chibi style of a single character with a transparent background in PNG format.  These commissions are an interpretation of your character realized in my style so the colors, style, and anatomy may change from your reference.

In order to speed up the process, I typically do not provide a draft or drawing updates with a chibi commission.  However, I may provide one if I have questions about the pose or accuracy of your character.  If you require a draft, please make sure to request one but understand that it will add process time and delay a final product.

All chibi commission pieces will not bear my signature unless requested.


PROCESS:
  • Watch me so that you can see when chibi commissions are open! I announce this on my journal.
  • Send me a deviantART note with your request.
  • Be sure to include a character sheet, references, or descriptions of your character.
  • I will confirm your commission slot and send you my PayPal account information for payment.  Due to demand, if payment is not received within 2 days I will reopen the slot and remove your request.
  • I will begin your drawing after I receive the PayPal payment (make sure you include your deviantART name in your PayPal payment).  I will send a note to inform you that I have received payment and an estimate on how long it will take me to deliver your final drawing.  Typically, chibi commissions take 1-4 weeks depending on where your request is in the queue.
  • Once I am finished, I will upload the painting to my commission gallery and send you a note!

AVAILABILITY:

Due to demand, chibi commissions are open for a short amount of time until my queue is full (typically 10 slots).  Slots are available on a first come first served basis.  I make announcements when commissions are open on my journal.  Slots tend to fill within 6 hours.


CHIBI COMMISSION FAQ:

Q: Can I request more than one character?  Do you charge extra for props, pets, etc?
A: You can request more than one character but each one is $50.  Small props, pets, toys, etc are free.

Q: Do you draw humans?
A: Yes!

Q: Why are chibi commissions only open for such a short amount of time?  Can't I just request a chibi as a digital painting commission?
A:  I open slots when I have enough time between my personal work and my convention appearances and this doesn't happen often.  You're welcome to request a chibi as a digital painting but it will cost more since it includes the drafting process and a background.

Q: Why is the cost so high?
A: The cost is based on my hourly rate and demand.  I spend anywhere between 3-5 hours on a chibi.  They are not something that I rush through.  I treat each one with the same care and attention that I would give my personal work.  Completed chibi commissions are also fully released to my clients meaning that they can be built upon, used for promotion, printed, and even sold. 




(3) Digital Painting $150 - $200 USD payable via PayPal


OPTION 1 (LIGHT) $150:

What makes a digital painting light?  It fits these criteria:
  • 1-2 characters (not including props and pets)
  • Chibi style or simple design
  • Lower detail, less complexity
  • Simple background
$150 Light Style Examples 
Turtle and Squirrel by TsaoShinHoliday Mischief by TsaoShin
Cinbun by TsaoShin

OPTION 2 (COMPLEX) $200:
What makes a digital painting complex? It fits 1 or more of these criteria:
  • 3+ characters
  • Complex design or poses
  • Higher render complexity, more detail, or more realistic
  • Detailed background
  • Coat of Arms/Family Crests
$200 Complex Style Examples
Resting Under the Tree by TsaoShin
Stinson - Family Crest by TsaoShinAllied by TsaoShin
Dragon and Panther by TsaoShin


COST OPTIONS:

Unless you are doing a Coat of Arms or have 3+ characters in your commission, it is likely that you'll fall under the $150 range.  If you're unsure of the cost, please feel free to send me a note so we can talk about your idea and I can give you an accurate quote.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

All digital painting commissions include the final high-resolution finished image in JPG, PNG, or TIF format.  The average size of a commission is 18x24 inches.  If you need a specific size, please let me know before I get started.

All digital painting commissions include my drafting process where you approve each step.  The final result is a product that we have worked on together.

All completed commission pieces will not bear my signature unless requested.

You may build upon, color, and alter any sketch or lineart you receive in your commission package.  You may also display the commission and versions of the commissions you have built upon in your personal gallery so long as credit is given to me as the original author of your image.

PROCESS:

Contact me via a note or email with your commission request.  Please be as accurate as possible about your needs.  It helps to include your own sketches and references.  You can ask me about commission cost and details even if my status says that I'm closed.

I will provide a pricing quote and finalize details.

Once payment is received, I will create a loose draft of your idea and provide a thumbnail.  This is the time to make the most dramatic changes and alterations if necessary (poses, setting, additions, etc).  

If no alterations are made, I will move on and provide a cleaned up version with loose colors.  This is the time to make minor alterations.  If any major changes are made at this point forward, it may incur additional fees.  

Once approved, I will finish the painting and provide one more thumbnail when I'm finished for final touch ups (very minor additions such as glows, color modification, background elements) before sending the final high-resolution version.

See some of the process thumbnails for other commissions:

Cinbun by TsaoShin Process: imgur.com/a/nCBBc
Resting Under the Tree by TsaoShin Process: imgur.com/a/a4led
Allied by TsaoShin Process: imgur.com/a/DJPvI


PAYMENT DETAILS:

I accept payments through PayPal only.  Prices are in USD.

I will issue a full refund if I cancel your commission.

If you cancel a commission with me and work has been started, I will provide said work at its current stage of completion with no refund.  When you commission me, you are not only paying for a product but also to be placed into my schedule.

Payment is due after I send you a quote.  I will not start work until payment is made.


DIGITAL PAINTING COMMISSION FAQS:

Q: Why is there a big price jump from chibi commissions to digital painting commissions?
A: Digital painting commissions are projects.  You become my client rather than my customer.  None of my other commission options include the drafting and revising process that my digital painting commissions have.  I work extremely hard to create a finished product that we can both be proud of.  The price reflects the level of detail and time that goes into each of these pieces.

Q: What sort of things will you paint?
A: When commissioning me, remember to look at my gallery to see where my strengths are.  I prefer fantasy, animals, creatures, and organic elements.  Sci-fi, city scenes, mechanical, and robotics are my weaker topics so I may reject a commission of this nature especially if I feel that I will not do it justice.  Adult topics are acceptable if they are not disrespectful.

Q: How long does the commission take?
A: It all depends on how complex your commission is, where you are on the queue, and how quickly you respond to my draft approval requests.  The average completion time is 2 weeks.

Q: Can I get a print out of my commission?
A: If you pay shipping and handling you sure can.  I will also provide you the high resolution file so you're more than welcome to print it out at home!

Q: Can you do realism?  Can I commission a hyper realistic painting?
A: I can but you're asking me to work outside my current style so it might come out looking like pewp.  But hey, if you want to pay me to give it a shot I wont complain.



TERMS:

I reserve the right to decline or cancel any commission for any reason.

I retain the rights as the original author of your commission.  I may display the final product, drafts, and concepts included in the process of creating your commission as examples of my work in personal galleries including deviantART.  I will credit you as my commissioner and author of characters (where applicable) unless privacy is requested.

Total cost of a commission piece is based on the description of your needs.  Remember, you are buying my free time!  I could otherwise be out partying, playing games, saving Gotham, or hosting a cat party.

Your completed commission is completely yours to build upon, alter, change, etc.  You may do whatever you want with it!  If you intend to use the commission commercially and/or profit from it, you must sign agreements of release with me.

Thanks for your interest!


last updated: January 20, 2015
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:iconfairytalethepony:
FairyTalethepony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for the head shot character portrait do you do mlp's?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes :)
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:iconwinterflurry:
WinterFlurry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the way..  Would you accept points for the Chibis? 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I do accept points ;)
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:iconwinterflurry:
WinterFlurry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES <3
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:iconwinterflurry:
WinterFlurry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
When commissions are open again, I'm saving up!! XD your stuff is AMAZING. 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcavemanboo:
CavemanBoo Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey bud, I really just wanted to say thank you for being so cool and interactive with people on DA, I know you probably get it a lot, but I really appreciate that you take your time and reply to most (if not all) comments you receive, and I know you and I haven't talked much, (i'm really shy, but I'm trying to become more social recently) but I just had to say thank you! I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I'm sure everyone appreciates that you acknowledge them and justify them with a comment reply, even when it is something short, it is really awesome that you do! 

When I get back on my feet, I'd love to commission you to do a picture of my OC Kola one day, and I'm going to try to save up for it asap! 

Have a good day, bud! 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate that you took the time to write me this really nice comment :)

Love your OC by the way! Very creative and cute :)
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:iconcavemanboo:
CavemanBoo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome bud! Not too many people reply to comments, and a lot of people look up to you, so its really touching when you do reply :P

Thanks bud, I appreciate it! :P
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:iconlpsanimalslovelife:
LpsAnimalsLoveLife Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Now to save up points ;D
(this is gonna be hard work)
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconterrapin1174:
Terrapin1174 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Okay, totally not sure if I want you to do a WoW portrait because I have a hunter with an addition of collecting pets and battle pets or my Steampunk persona riding a Galapagos turtle!  Oh the choices!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds awesome!
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:iconterrapin1174:
Terrapin1174 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Or maybe my troll hunter with Pepe on her head?  Or holding the Elekk Plushie, both are COMPLETELY adorable!

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So tough to choose.  :D  When you have time available I would love to get my bid in! :D
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:iconmortthecat:
Mortthecat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
im going to commision you :.>
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconanimalover4six:
animalover4six Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Omg one day when I have more money I totally want to commission you!!!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconanimalover4six:
animalover4six Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Your art is so amazing!!;)
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:iconzoeygirl9000:
zoeygirl9000 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i need the moneys for these
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconpiqselmutt:
PiqselMutt Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
totally saving up! god i love your art so god damn much~!!!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Thank you so much!
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:iconc010r-da-fnaf-r0b0t:
C010r-da-FNAF-R0b0t Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really wish I could ask you to make a portrait for my character Shift, but I can't really pay with money... D: And your art is so amazing.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You could try to catch my Kiriban or one of my giveaway drawings!
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:iconc010r-da-fnaf-r0b0t:
C010r-da-FNAF-R0b0t Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, but is there a place you usually give those out?
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Emmacreatures Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hii there! First of all I want to say that you're art is pure amazement?! Its amazing!? My question is when are you open for commissions again? I WOULD LOVE ONE 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm hoping I can open them again soon :)
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:iconsupersonicepic:
Supersonicepic Featured By Owner Edited May 17, 2015  Student Artist
One chibi cost 500? Right 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
In points it's 5000 :)
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:iconsupersonicepic:
Supersonicepic Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Artist
Save that up for u ^^ I really what one X3 love your artwork
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:iconace-ler:
Ace-ler Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Artist
OO I might start saving up !
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconslawterthewolf:
Slawterthewolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
how many points for chibi
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's two payments of 2500 points so 5000 total :)
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:iconslawterthewolf:
Slawterthewolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
ok thx wanted to check
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:icongalaxysnow:
GalaxySnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey TsaoShin, I really love your artwork and your drawings but i have a question.
When you do commissions, what happens- they pay first or after you give the drawing to them? 
and i don't really know how to use paypal anyway.
i've always loved drawing and i really wanna get into it when i get an intuos pen and touch tablet, because then i can practise digitally. right now, i'm not really good at digital drawing at all, but i'm improving on paper.

actually this question is for anybody who knows, so that's that- 'when you get a commission, how or what is the payment process?'

Thank you very much for reading! ^^
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello!  I have the client pay before I start (I've been burned by finishing work then not receiving payment before).  Not everyone uses PayPal.  Some people will pay in DeviantArt points or with Google Wallet :)
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GalaxySnow Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh. Thank you. :)
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NostradamusT Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2015
Oops, it was closed. Uh, do you have a waiting list or such thing? I plan on order a $200+ digital painting and a $35 portrait, may be more, but I have doubt to get a slot on time, even if I focus on your journal everyday. Gosh, there are too many people waiting for a slot!!
I've read your digital painting commission FAQS and have a question, background of a room's interior and very detailed ornaments is your strength or not?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah they are closed right now sorry ><  Send me a note on what you're looking for as far as the room interior!
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NostradamusT Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Note sent  ^-^ 
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Jabril77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Can I purchase a complex commission I may need one or two possibly three .please contact me!!!!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm currently booked! I'm sorry!
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:iconlucain24:
Lucain24 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yo, I'll commission you when I come back..
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sure!
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:iconlucain24:
Lucain24 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How are you with sonic art?
Furry art?
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:iconcobaltthedragon:
CobaltTheDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, I'm going to need to wait for you to open these up again, I would definitely pay the $35 for a portrait like that.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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