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(1) Character Portraits are CLOSED

(2) Chibi Commissions are CLOSED

(3) Digital Painting Commissions are CLOSED


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I'm getting quite a few people requesting commissions during times when my availability reads CLOSED.  I used to be able to juggle things to accommodate the demand, however, I'm now finding it extremely difficult to fulfill commissions AND my personal projects.  The availability of my commissions is off and on because I am trying to accomplish a long list of my personal projects and industry clients so that I can make enough room for client commissions.

So from this point forward, if my commission availability reads CLOSED and you still want one please note that the prices are *DOUBLED*.  For example, if you want a Character Portrait it will be $70, Chibi Commissions are $100, and so on.  The spike in the fee is simply because I'm trying to finish personal projects and I need a greater justification to make room for your commission.

If you need lower costs, please wait for commissions to OPEN.  An OPEN status means I have set time to prioritize client commissions and can offer lower prices at that time.

I promise you that they will OPEN!  Part of the reason I haven't been able to open them has been because so many people have been sneaking in with their commissions lately with their sneaky sneakiness!

I really hate to do this but I need to make sure that commissions stay fair for all of you and that I can get my own projects done.  Thank you so much for understanding!

For more examples, see my commission gallery!


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


Grumpy Gecko by TsaoShinSpicyCrap - Avatar by TsaoShinVelkss by TsaoShin


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

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.
  • If portrait commissions are open, 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:


Q: Can I request more than one character?  Do you charge extra for props, pets, etc?
A: For the sake of keeping costs low, please only request a single character.  It's harder for me to do character interactions and compositions with multiple figures.  Props and pets are fine.

Q: Will you do any character for these? Even popular characters?
A: Sure!

Q: Can I use this as my avatar, character portrait, Facebook profile, etc?
A: Go right ahead.  When I finish your piece it belongs to you and you're free to do what you want with it!


(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.
  • If chibi commissions are open, 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, and printed at high resolution. 




(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:

If digital painting commissions are open, 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.  In rare cases, I may take your commission on if I have enough time between projects and if your deadline is flexible.

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.

Q: Can I sell my commissioned piece (or) I need to use it as a promo poster/CD cover/YouTube Banner/etc (or) I'm an industry client.
A: If you intend to commission me for a piece that you plan to profit off of or you are an industry client, please note me to discuss commercial/industry prices.



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, please send me a note regarding industry prices and release agreements.

Thanks for your interest!


last updated: April 7, 2016
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:iconchief-scarneck:
Chief-Scarneck Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Holy crap, I want to commission you so bad!!!!
But closed and currently don't have money for it....sad face... :(
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
;o; I'm trying to make something available soon!
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:iconnitwitsworld:
Nitwitsworld Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
This is so perfect! I had an idea to commission you some fanart that's based on a Bleach Manga and let's just say that I've been dying to do a commission of a higher price on a Digital Painting!

As of yet. It's closed. 
But I'm going to wait until it reopens so that I could tell you what kind of fanart that I wanna see get made.

But let's just say that it will be more of a fusion crossover fanart of two females from different series from each other?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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:icontella1984:
tella1984 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
Is it possible to use some of your existing designs but still compensate you for them.  They would be for very very low volume material printing, ie 10m or so.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Send me a note with what you're looking for!
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:iconrampzy:
Rampzy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  New Deviant
when the commissions will be open? , I saw you were doing only pet/animal drawings are you do human drawings aswell?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I do draw humans also!  I'm trying to get to a point where I can open commissions soon ><
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:iconchlckens:
CHlCKENS Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Please, please let me know when the character portraits are open!! I'd love to get one! c:
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconjoce110:
joce110 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  New Deviant
Are you still taking Commission requests?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not yet :/
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:iconscaryscorie:
ScaryScorie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really consider you as the best artist on earth !!! I love so much your art !!
Never stop being amazing !! owo
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconramencet:
ramencet Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is amazing. Seriously, you are such a big inspiration to me.
Keep up the good work!! ;v;

excuse my icon lmao 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D 
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Rapt0rGam1ngMF Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Student Artist
When you don't have money for a commission: :icondragonmadplz: :icondragonmadplz: :icondragonmadplz: :icondragonmadplz: :icondragonmadplz:
:icondragonmadplz: :icondragonmadplz: :(
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
>< !
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:iconrapt0rgam1ngmf:
Rapt0rGam1ngMF Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Student Artist
:squee:
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:iconnightmarekellylion:
NightmareKellyLion Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang if only I had money and it was open... (It sucks being broke :P)
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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mal3Imagery Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye.  Saw your human chibis, very cute!  Tempted to get a commission from you once you're open :D
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconaclockworkkitten:
AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Good prices. I might keep this in mind. 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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SkinnyGreenKiller Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm confused, at the top of the journal it says you will accept points or paypal (for portrait) but in the payment details it say you only accept paypal, now am I just reading this wrong, or are you saying you will no longer accept my points? ^^; because I REALLY want a portrait of my character, and i'm planning on saving up points until this opens again.. :)
(I'm not sure how i'm going to save up anything, considering I NEVER get commissioned -v-)
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I accept points also :)  It's just that the points ones are limited to 3500 per transaction so I would have to break them up for anything over $35.  Paypal is easier for larger cost commissions :)
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SkinnyGreenKiller Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah, alrighty then, i'm going to see if I can save up some points then ^^
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:icontheoddone3:
TheOddOne3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, if only I had the money...
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconskyrim-fnaf-mutt:
Skyrim-Fnaf-Mutt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
saving up some money so I can get a headshot, and maybe a Opt. 2 Digital painting~
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconalaggi:
Alaggi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have the money so I'm going to try and snag a spot as soon as they open B))
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:icontobysanchez1:
tobysanchez1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Gonna do commissions soon?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying ><
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:icontwipplestoast:
twipplestoast Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2016   Writer
Hopefully I can catch when you open commissions again. I always miss them....I think it's been over a year now...:(
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aw I'm sorry >< Yeah it's been a while since I've opened them up :(
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:icondiscordwho:
DiscordWho Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to know about art trades? Yes/no?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Can't do any trade right now >< Sorry!
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:icondiscordwho:
DiscordWho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, that's ok! But if you ever can, please note me! It would be my dream to do an art trade with you!
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:iconbaalthien:
Baalthien Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
I would love to commission you! If you can let me know when you have commissions open again, that would be amazing.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'll put up a journal post when they are open :)
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:iconalaggi:
Alaggi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
so these are reopened after March?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm hoping to have them open toward the end of March.  I'm waiting on my preparations for some upcoming convention appearances ^^
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:iconalaggi:
Alaggi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
awesome! I'll definitely order after march then!
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Nitwitsworld Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Aww? I was too late to commission? :( I was gonna ask if you can make fanart of my Pokemon OC. (Right down to $200 dollars.) But I can wait until next time? :) Just keep up the good work, TsaoShin?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not too late! I actually haven't been able to take on commissions.  I'm looking to open in 3 weeks ><
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bujarluboci Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
are you taking new commissions?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not yet! Soon I hope :)
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