TOS update by Tethys

I've been sick, so I'm a little behind on work and correspondence. I'm working on catching up now, but I'm still feeling pretty gross so things are going to be a little slow for a few more days. While miserably curled up on the couch rewatching Star Trek Voyager for the 6345th time, I did a big update of my terms of service. If you plan on commissioning me at some point, please give these a read just to make sure we're on the same page:

http://spotted-leopard.com/tos.html

I mostly wanted to clear up some things about sketch commissions vs. flat/full color, revisions, and how to handle high resolution files, since I've encountered some confusion about that lately.

Everyone should read the terms in full before commissioning me, but tl;dr the reason sketch commissions are significantly cheaper than those with lineart even though they're often pretty polished is that you're only getting a low-res image. The size you see them in my gallery is pretty much what you get, sometimes it'll be 10-20% bigger but that's about it. That is the size I draw them at. There are also no WIPs for sketches, and revisions are only available if I messed something up, so be specific about what you want and double check your references for accuracy!

Another problem I keep discovering is that people are uploading the high-res version of their commission. PLEASE DON'T DO THAT. That is for your eyes only! I provide a scaled down version for a reason. If you think it's not big enough, just tell me and I'll gladly provide a bigger one that we're both comfortable with. Finding the big versions reposted to places like e621 where anyone can just download it and make unauthorized prints is really upsetting and potentially harmful to my business. I'm going to try to make this clearer when I send off finished commissions, but please keep it in mind, and if you've done this, I would really appreciate it if you could swap the smaller file in as soon as possible.

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask me! I'm open to suggestions/critique on the updated terms in case something sounds weird. I wrote them while sick and may well have overlooked things or phrased them badly.

TOS update

Tethys

11 January 2015 at 13:25:54 MST

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