Information on Commissions and Other Sales by Gnotknormal / Gnot Ryune
General definition of 'Commission' in regards to artwork: "Artwork commission" generally refer to pieces of artwork purchased from an artist, of work that they themselves have completed on your behalf. This can include work created from scratch or work that has already been started by an artist beforehand. Commission work can include physical items, but the sale generally refers to the rights to the completed image, including in digital form.
General Terms of Service
:: Rights and Privileges
With completed artwork, you may;
Share it with others on your social media
Use as an icon/banner/display image
Use as character references
You may NOT;
Use for commercial purposes such as; selling on, selling prints of the image (including stickers), using in commercial projects such as games/webcomics and memes.
Remove my signature if it is included in the artwork
The above terms can sometimes be negotiated depending on the type of commission, but this may incur a further charge and a signed contract to affirm that both parties agree - particularly in the case of purchasing additional rights such as the right to sell on artwork or publish by the buyer.
Specific commission types may remove or add to the terms stated here - in that situation, the individual terms override/replace those in this section.
It is always appreciated that when sharing artwork, you refer/link back to the artist. However, if you have paid for a commission, I do not require this and simply ask for it as a kind gesture!
:: Payment and Arrangements
For direct purchases of commissions: payment is through PayPal. (At least) 50% of the charge will be due before I can start work. Please do not send me any money until the cost has been discussed.
For purchases through third parties (Ko-fi, fiverr.): payment is processed through the third party and must be received before work starts.
A sketch will be sent to the buyer to confirm and make changes before lineart and colouring is done.
Some types of minor edit are allowed after final piece is sent out (within the first month of sending). This will depend on the commission type.
No further edits will be done after this, though if you want a base colour image to then be fully coloured you can pay to have this done.
Images with backgrounds can be sent with and without it at no extra charge.
You may not take credit for my work. Please be respectful of the hard work artists put in.
References images are needed for both original characters and fan work. Please don't presume that I know the characters that you're referring to even when they are from mainstream media.
Where insufficient images are provided and artwork does not reflect the character as you intended, there will not be a refund.
I cannot replicate styles of someone else's work, I draw in my own style.
Purchases of fan art including my characters DOES NOT encompass a purchase of that character. My characters remain my own.
I reserve the right to withdraw from working on your piece at any time, in this instance I will issue a refund.
I also reserve the right to not explain myself should I withdraw a commission, but I would usually tell you.
Prices are subject to change at any time.
Content That I Can Do
Cartoons of real people (permission must be granted by that person)
Sexual nudity negotiable (I must be sure that you are over 18)
Will NOT do!
Complex armour without proper references
Any ILLEGAL images (I'm pretty certain that I don't need to elaborate on this - but if you need to know then ask)
Art of real people without their consent (unless they are a public figure)
Heavy drug usage/reference
This page last updated November 2022 - You'll find a more direct update of my work by following me on social media