Thank you for taking an interest in a commission from me. Below are the guidelines for requesting a commission. Please read these carefully to avoid miscommunication and possible disappointment. Please note that commissions account for single images only. Comic/manga pages are treated differently and will only be accepted when time permits.
Below are several paragraphs where I can read about specifics on commissioning me. I have separated them for the ease of reading and simplicity for rereference.
The first step in making a commission request, please send me an email (tonibabelony [at] gmail [dot] com) with the following contents:
The second step will be me accepting or declining the commission.
The third step and probably the longest, but probably also the most fun one, will come after payment of the invoice. This is where I start working on the initial sketch (first stage). This process might take a little while depending on my life circumstances, but I will do my best to work on it whenever I can.
When the initial sketch is done, I will send it to you for review. If there are any changes needed within reason, please let me know. In this stage, details for the outfit and such are usually very unclear, as this is mostly about the pose and composition of the commission. When approved by you, I'll move forward to the inking if the commission (second stage).
When inking is done, a similar process like the review of the sketch will be undertaken. Changes within reason can be applied if needed before moving on to the final stage, the colouring.
When the colouring is done, I usually consider the commission done. With this, a full resolution image will be sent to you in an uncompressed .PNG format. A 40% reduced resolution image will be released to the public on Pixiv in due time. This can be either done with a personal mention (link to your credentials, social media profile, etc.) or anonymously.
You are free to publish the commission anywhere you please in any resolution you like, except for monetary gains. For commercial usage of a commission, please inquire.
Themes can be a difficult or very easy topic. If you're familiar with my work, it's probably easy to think of what my preferences are. If not, please take your time to browse through my Pixiv or abandoned deviantArt galleries. Basically it boils down to this:
However, I still advice to check out my galleries to get to the nitty and gritty if you want to be absolutely sure.
Usually what you don't see in my work, I don't draw. However, these -non exhaustive, themes will be declined immediately without discussion:
Of course there are exceptions, but these can only be known when asking. If there is uncertainty, don't be afraid to contact me regardless!
I try to handle an as simple to use system as possible. Basically it's a base price for one character with additional increases depending on complexity and effort put into the commission. Prices will be handled in USD.
These are prices for full body shots. Other shots (waist-up, bust, head, etc.) are also possible and will be reduced in price due to the reduced effort. Prices may vary due to the complexity of the detailing. Patreon and pixivFANBOX supporters will receive a 10% discount. PLEASE STATE SO IN YOUR EMAIL (your name an registration on either platform).
All payments need to be completed in advance and only as a reply to the PayPal invoice.
Exempt from these pricings are commissions of a commercial nature. Please write me to inquire.
(last update 29-08-2019)
I will have five (5) slots available for commissions as an indication for if I'm available for commissions at the moment of seeing them. Slots are either open, occupied (indicated by a name or anonymously), or closed (usually no reason given).
Slots are occupied on a first-write-first-pay-first-serve basis. Slots aren't available for reservation without prior payment.
Available slots are stated below via my special Twitter feed. Slots are filled when payment is confirmed:
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