Yes, I do accept some commercial work such as logos, illustrations, graphic design, etc. Commissioned work of this kind has an entirely different set of prices and conditions. Commercial commissions allow you to pay for certain licensing rights and licenses, such as the right to reproduce the work or to indirectly profit from it. Examples of this are sticker designs, CD covers, and other promotional material.
Please do not use the price sheet on this website as an indication of Commercial Pricing. Please email me to find out more about those services and my availability. I will need an abstract of the project to give an accurate quote.
For a number of reasons, edits can only be made during the production of the commission. Once artwork has been approved (during stream or with emailed samples) and emailed, it is considered Completed and no more work will be done on it. However, I do allow a number of edits to be done to personal commissions by the original clients. You can do the following:
Add your own color to Line Art and Sketches.
Color adjust and add text to finished works.
Crop works to suit your personal needs.
Please note that edited personal non-commercial works are still subject to the Terms of Service. Please do not use edited works for commercial use and do not edit works to change the nature of the commission (edit it to be pornographic, add hate speech, etc.) Please do not remove the credit information from the full sized works and if you are posting edited pieces publicly, please note you have altered the original.
I will always fix any of my own mistakes. Please review the artwork carefully before approving it.
I currently do not offer reference sheets.
If you would like to make your own reference sheet from my artwork, I recommend using Flat Color commissions for this. Let me know if you plan on using them for reference sheets and I can make sure the artwork is optimized for color clarity and detail readability, and can provide you with a transparent PNG for ease of construction.
I do not offer comic commissions.
However you can add comic style speech bubbles to your character commission.
I do not offer separate commissions for badges, but any commission type can be formatted as a badge. There is no additional cost to add text to the image as long as it is not hand drawn.
Please note I do not offer any printing/laminating for badges and you will only receive the badge artwork print-ready files. You must print the badge yourself.
Please note that badge commissions will ONLY receive the badge version of the artwork. If you would like both the badge version and the full format artwork without the text, it will start at an additional 50% the total price, and will depend on what kind of editing may be required.
If you are interested in a badge commission it must be ordered at the time of your commission inquiry. I do not offer edits to finished works. You are, however, free to edit your commission yourself to use as a badge.
All commissions are done during my regular stream schedule. You can find my current stream schedule on this website or on the stream page at live.tacorat.com. Commissions are done during the time or times you have scheduled with me in advanced, or at my earliest convenience if you are not attending. Most commissions are finished during one stream session but may take more than one session depending on the commission size and available time and scheduling.
Commissions can remain “private” under certain conditions. A Client can request the art not be posted to Public accounts such as FurAffinity or Twitter, only on the condition that the Client does not post the image Publicly as well. If the Client posts the image publicly, the agreement is void. The Client can also request a grace period, in which I will refrain from posting the image publicly for a predetermined amount of time (example: a surprise for someone’s birthday next month).
To keep a commission private indefinitely, the price of the commission will double. This charge covers the cost of producing the work off-stream in my off hours. Please note that this fee is nonrefundable if you decide to eventually post your piece publicly. If you are thinking about having a Commission remain private, please review these terms and discuss it with me.
Some commissioned works are not regularly posted to my galleries. This does not mean the commissions are private, it is only a curatorial choice. All Commissions that are not designated private retain the option of being posted publicly by myself or the client. Private commissions are subject to the same TOS as other Commissions and are not considered Commercial Work.
Commercial Work is exempt from this specific fee as the cost of the project includes any NDA.
No edits, including upgrades, will be allowed after a commission has been completed.
The only exception is Sketches. Sketches can be used as base drawings for finished works such as Line Art, Flats, Basic, Deluxe and Painted.
If you wish to change the type of commission you want to get, please let me know ASAP and prior to paying your invoice. If you anticipate wanting a different commission but cannot afford it at this time, please hold off until you are ready to purchase the commission you actually want.
If you want a copy of the Line Art from your Flats, Basic or Deluxe piece, it will be an additional $25 for single character and $45 for a pair and must be purchased at the time of the commission. If you want one additional color edit of your Flats, Basic or Deluxe commission, it will be an additional 50% the total cost and must be purchased at the time of the commission. Example of this is wanting two different color versions of a character’s fur for the same piece.
I do allow Personal Commissions to be posted to Patreons and similar services as long as they are not exclusive paid rewards. Please note that unless it is Commercial Work, commissions posted to services like Patreon may be posted elsewhere and may not be exclusively hidden behind paywalls.
I prefer to not do commission work that is exclusively fan art of an existing IP or trademarked character you do not own. I WILL however incorporate aspects of trademarked material into an original work. Examples: Your character cosplaying as an IP, a fan character of an IP, your character from a playable race in a video game, your character inserted into an IP, etc.
Part of the reason for this is I do not offer “style replication” and I can better interpret characters and create better quality artwork when I am not working under the specter of faithfully representing an established IP/TM fandom. There are also some legal gray areas for profiting off of certain IPs and trademarked material that I would rather avoid. Fan Art is often plagiarized which I would also like to avoid.
YES! It is the Client’s responsibility to send me up-to-date reference material each time they commission me. Even if your reference material is art I have made for you recently, I make no assumptions that it is up-to-date info UNLESS you send it to me as a reference. Each new commission email is its own “work file”. All information about your commission goes through that email, including reference material. After your commission is complete, emails and works are archived. Alterations due to out-of-date reference or incomplete info are not offered! Don’t risk it!
If you have no artwork or other visual references of your specific character, please provide an accurate written description instead. You can also include other visual references, such as photographs or other art that depict what you are trying to convey (hair styles, clothing, markings, pose, etc). Be sure to be precise and concise with your written descriptions. Do not make your description too long (only a few paragraphs) or avoid adding info that has nothing to do with the commission. You can also do a list of character traits which makes the information much more readable.
Attending a live stream event for your commission if you do not have any pre-existing artwork is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. You can schedule a specific time during my usual stream days.
REMEMBER: For Line Art, Flats, Basic, Deluxe and Painted you will only get one shot to change the drawing, and one shot to change the colors (through email) if you do not attend the stream. Sketches have no approval phases and you will only receive the final work. Please keep this in mind if your character is new or you are a new client.
Due to the amount of work it takes to make alternate versions of works, no alternate versions that require any editing of the line art or drawing will be permitted.
If you want a copy of the Line Art in addition for your Flat, Basic or Deluxe commission, it will be an extra $25 for single character and $45 for a pair. This is for all commission styles that use Line Art and is not applicable to Painted commissions or Sketches. If you want a full sized copy of the sketch you will need to purchase a Character Sketch.
Depending on what is being altered, I may offer one alternate version of colors starting at an additional 50% the total price. ONLY alternate colors may be considered, NO alternate versions of the drawing or line art will be accepted. Alternate versions MUST be purchased at time of the original invoice since no edit will be allowed after a commission is finished.
While I will not accept sexually explicit commissions, I do accept most NSFW reference material.
However, I highly prefer SFW or edited reference material. You would be doing me a great favor if you only provide SFW material or censor NSFW material.
I DO NOT accept NSFW photographs.
Timelapses are recorded and uploaded to my Twitter account at my own discretion and cannot be requested at this time.
Only one invoice is issued per commission transaction, and only one person can be the payer of a invoice. If you plan on sharing the cost of a commission with someone, decide who will be responsible for paying the invoice and have everyone pool their money with that person.
Pieces start getting exponentially more complex the more characters you add. I’ve chosen to keep pieces to one or two characters because I have a better idea of how much time and effort that will cost, and as a result, can better estimate the cost. This helps keep the price of pieces predictable. Pieces that contain multiple characters tend to also have multiple owners, and coordinating more than two people for a stream appointment, confirming changes, gathering input, etc becomes considerably more taxing.
Because I prefer to focus on character art/design, I have opted out of making full spread background scenery. Similar to the reason I do not offer more than two characters, the addition of involved background scenery makes the pricing and time commitment unpredictable. I prefer to accept pieces I know I can complete within one or two sessions. Instead of backgrounds, I offer vignettes, which are incomplete scenery elements that are near the immediate vicinity of the character. This gives the impression of background scenery without having to render an entire scene.
On occasion I may accept a project that will have 3 or more characters or more complex backgrounds but it will be very rarely and at my own discretion. Please note that these pieces will not conform to my price list and could easily double the starting base price.
Small personal items the character is holding/wearing/interacting with usually will not cost extra. These are things like cellphones, mugs, books, etc. A large amount of small personal items or particularly detailed personal items may incur an additional fee.
Larger or more complex props will incur an additional fee. These are things like weapons, instruments, tools, etc.
Some small characters/creatures may be priced as a prop. These may be things like swaddled infants, some small pets/familiars, etc.
Fees for props will depend on the number and complexity of the props as well as the complexity of interacting with them. (example: holding an instrument may be slightly cheaper than playing an instrument.)
Vignettes are usually props or environmental scenery near the character and has its own price structure outside of personal props. These are usually things like furniture, plants, signage, and other setting pieces that the character may or may not be interacting with directly, but which embellish the area nearest to the character.