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(3) Digital Painting Commissions are CLOSED



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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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:iconnitwitsworld:
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 5 days ago  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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:iconbujarluboci:
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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:iconbujarluboci:
bujarluboci Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for reply.
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:iconwolfklng:
wolfklng Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have 100 dollars and i need, NEED to get a commission from you. I can't buy anything right now though. :/ maybe when I get my card I'll come back and see what I can get ^^
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^ sounds good!
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:iconnikfriiik:
nikfriiik Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can't wait for you to come back and do commissions. I L-O-V-E your work x_x
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I hope it can be soon ><
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:iconwarlegalomon:
WarLegalomon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Oh wow, I just happened to stumble into your DA page and wow!  Such amazing work and colours!  Lively and vibrant!  I am definitely placing you on my list of artists I would love to commission sometime!  (list is rather small so I'm happy to be able to add you to the list!)   I probably won't be able to nab a spot when you open up soon, but I am definitely going to be saving up some $ for when you do happen to open up next :-)   Your Pony piece is spectacular with the wings and scenery!  Such a very happy relaxing piece ^_^    If I have any questions, or need a price quote so I'll know the ballpark range to save, then I will be sure to contact you!   Best of luck with your upcoming flood of commissions and all your own personal works as well!  ^_^

I'm also on FA:  www.furaffinity.net/user/warle…
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Really happy you like my work :) I'm hoping to open commissions up again soon - I'm nearing the end of industry commissions that I've been working for a while now!
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:iconladyelita-arts:
LadyElita-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I differently would love to get something from you in time!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:icont1t1q1:
t1t1q1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Hi Eric! I'm just curious do you have a waiting list or such thing, or we may have to make a competition for places when you re-open these?
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! I'm going to try and open them up at the end of the month where I just have an ongoing list that people can add themselves to.  I feel really bad they've been closed for so long and I'm wondering if just having them constantly open with a queue would be best.  I'm trying to think of ways to make it fair ><
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:iconkilvan99:
kilvan99 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Hi there i would have multiple request at once (1 complex, 8 chibi). Would it be possible to fit it in or its impossible? 

Thanks!
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's possible to request multiple characters in a single drawing but do you mean like 8 different chibi drawings?  If that's the case I'll have to work out a plan but I can see it being possible as well :)
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:iconkilvan99:
kilvan99 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Yes well it would be for a board game. 1 main drawing (for the box) and 8 smaller drawing representing each possible faction (ex: roman, celtics,...) Also would be nice if we could make some kind of deal because it could be more than that. Anyway, keep me informed on how yo would like to proceed (if its possible!)
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah for a project like this it would probably be a bundle cost rather than individual piece cost.  My only problem is that I'm really pressed for time right now.  If you have a short deadline I wouldn't be able to help.  I do know other people who can fulfill your project needs if you need artwork faster :)
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astraIobservatory Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Hello sorry if I'm bothering, but do you have a date in mind when you re-open these? ;w; I am super interested in a portrait ;o;
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry it's been so long >< I really want to open these again soon - hoping like within a week or so :)
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:iconshadowswirl:
ShadowSwirl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Yay awesome :)
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:iconxxmonarchxx:
xXMonarchXx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I love your art so much, if I was to consider getting a complex style with 3-7 felines and a starry background with a waterfall and beautiful arrays of flowers that almost appear as a illusion
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Sounds like a beautiful idea :)
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:iconwinterflurry:
WinterFlurry Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saving up 5000 points for a chibi commish XD 
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:icontruf1r3hawk:
truF1r3Hawk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
If I had the money and the characters I would totally pay $500+ for a group style scene with a bunch of characters (kinda like the image on www.scottgames.com/ but maybe with less characters) I feel like you would do an amazing job if you did something like that. though all of your stuff turns out amazing anyway : P
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That'd be one mega picture!
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:icontruf1r3hawk:
truF1r3Hawk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
yeah : P but I feel like you'd be amazing at making something like that work, and it would also look amazing!
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:iconpandilli:
Pandilli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I hope you'll reopen them soon ;u;
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying >< !
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:iconpeacefulturmoil:
PeacefulTurmoil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is very beautiful! I have about 1/8th the money I need to order a commission, but they are spectacular! Hope your commission business goes well, though! <3
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icondillpickles12293:
dillpickles12293 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Is your commissions limited to what it on this page? because later down the proverbial road I would love to commission you for an music album cover
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can work with you for an album cover :)
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YinYangNeko02 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ssooooo I guess that 1 $ is equal to 100 points or am I wrong?

how much would it be for chibis then mmmm
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I believe so :)  They are 5000 points or $50
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:iconyinyangneko02:
YinYangNeko02 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you !
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:iconxxthewolfloverxx:
XxTheWolfLoverxX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
When i'm rich, I will commission you.
xD

Your just so amazing at art!
I bet it took forever to do stuff like that.
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconleiramoonlightpony:
LeiraMoonlightPony Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some day in the world, I will have points and I will request you. (?)

Some day. </3
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awh maybe you can get my Kiriban some time!
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:iconleiramoonlightpony:
LeiraMoonlightPony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Please, excuse me, but, what it's Kiriban? Xd
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's an achievement usually based on views to a page.  Sometimes the host will award a prize to a person for being a specific numbered visitor.  Sort of a prize for the millionth shopper kind of deal.  The info is on my profile page :)
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LeiraMoonlightPony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh..!

Okay (?).
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:iconfairytalethepony:
FairyTalethepony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional 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  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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES <3
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