Terms and Conditions
Payments must be made in the filling out of the Commission Agreement prior to the Start of Work, or alternatively, a 50% up-front fee can be paid after the approval of the Commission Draft. In the event that payment is made in installments (i.e. 50% up-front), ownership of the Commission will only pass from the Artist to the Client on receipt of payment in full. The Commission will not be sent to Purchaser until the agreed payment amount has been received. Payment method is determined as written in the Commission Agreement prior to the Start of Work (i.e. bank account transfer, PayPal, Venmo, Cashapp). The Artist will confirm payment once drafts have been seen and agreed upon by the Client; any further work on the Commission will be with-held until this agreement is made and payment received.
Decline of Offers:
The Artist has the right to refuse any Commission request, without needing to explain the reason.The Artist will not create any depiction of sexually explicit (i.e., “x-rated”, pornographic, simulated sex, or sexual arousal) materials, fetishes, or any form of hateful or racist imagery.
Artist Cancellation of Commission:
The Artist reserves the right to stop work on a Commission, or cancel a Commission request due to poor communication, rude/inappropriate behavior, an inability to effectively communicate in the English language, or a breach of these Terms of Service.
Artist Copyright and Reproduction:
By commissioning the Artist, the Client is purchasing the Artist’s labor only. The Artist retains all rights to the Commission, which includes but is not limited to: Distribution, reproduction, use of the Commission for Artist promotion (e.g. Profiles, Personal Space, Public Space, as defined in the Definitions section herein, etc.); or as it applies to new Terms of Service agreed upon in a "Transfer of Copyright Agreement" as defined in the Client Documents. The Client may not distribute, reproduce, or otherwise profit from the Commission, beyond the resale of the original, [traditional art] Commission, or as it applies to new Terms of Service agreed upon in a "Transfer of Copyright Agreement." The client may not edit, alter, or trace the Commission without the Artist’s expressed written permission, or as agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. Artist also retains full copyright for any preliminary designs and incidental works made in the creation of the Commission, unless otherwise agreed upon.
The Client must specify the content of their Commission to the best of their ability prior to a Commission Agreement. A complex Commission will incur additional illustration fees, to be defined and agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. The Client must specify the desired display size of the Commission, regardless of whether the Commission is completed digitally or traditionally. A large display size will incur additional illustration fees, to be defined and agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. Commission pricing details can be viewed here; all prices are as a guide only and may not represent the final price of a particular Commission.
The Artist will NOT take on Commissions that have a) strict or short deadlines; and b) if the Client is not flexible on deadlines. If the Commission is time-sensitive, a rush fee may be applied, to be defined and agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. The Artist, to the best of their ability, can give a general indication of how long the Commission will take to complete, and when the Client can expect to receive the finished product prior to the Start of Work. The Artist will inform the Client regularly or progress (including photos) or if changes to completion times have occurred. The Artist is not obliged to explain reasoning behind extensions or delays for the completion of a Commission, but will often do so out of courtesy.
If the Commission is defined as confidential in the Commission Agreement, the Artist will temporarily delay public display of the image at the request of the Client and as defined in the Commission Agreement until such time the Commission Agreement specifies public display is permitted. A Client may not request the Artist to complete a Commission without defining the time-span in the Commission Agreement to eventually allow the Artist to publicly display the image.
Public Display and Use:
The Client may display the Commission in Profiles as long as the Artist’s name (“Nadyia Duff Art”) is prominently displayed along with a link to nadyiaduffart.com or "@nady_art" for social media accounts. Additionally, any Profile display of the Artist’s Commission must notify the Artist, unless already defined in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. The Client cannot display a Commission outside of Personal Space or in a Public Space unless the Commission is executed under new Terms of Service agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to Start of Work. The Client must obtain written permission from the Artist prior to displaying the Commission in a Public Space if not already defined in the Commission Agreement; additional fees may apply.
Digital art Commissions will be provided to the Client via email or an online download location in .jpeg or .png format (PDF possible); this does not include the Commission native files (e.g., .psd, .tif, etc.), unless agreed upon in the Commission Agreement, or thereafter, the Client obtains written permission from the Artist. Files will be of highest resolution and include both signed/watermarked and un-watermarked copies of the finished product. The Artist is not responsible for the cost of shipping a Commission (traditional art Commissions or any digital media device [e.g. CD, DVD, flash drive, etc.] or print of a digital art Commission) unless signed and agreed upon in the Commission Agreement prior to the Start of Work.
Traditional art Commissions will be provided to the Client via postage and shipping. The Artist and Client will negotiate on which party will pay costs and expenses, including insurance, for the crating, packing and shipping of the [traditional] Commission for delivery to the Client. For domestic shipping, the Artist may be more willing to pay for postage fees and framing for small-scale commissions. For medium and large-scale commissions, or international Clients, the Artist will often expect the Client to pay for framing, mounting and shipping fees. These fees will be determined during the Commission Agreement prior to the Start of Work. A printed "Certificate of Authenticity" will be provided to the Client with the physical copy of the Commission. Additionally, digital formats of the final Commission and Certificate of Authenticity will also be provided to the Client as .jpeg, .png or .PDF files.
The Artist may have access to photograph or share the Commission at no expense to the Client and upon reasonable notice to Client.
Damages, Theft, Displacement:
The Artist is not responsible for any damages made to the Commission [traditional or digital print] except for those inflicted at the fault of the Artist or during the Artist’s possession. The Artist will contact the Client should this occur. The Artist is also not responsible for any theft or misplacement of the Commission. The Artist will ensure packaging of the [traditional or digitally printed] Commission is safe and secure, and will provide postage and tracking details to the Client once the Commission has been posted. The Client accepts all possible risks once the Commission Agreement has been signed and payment made. If damages have occurred, the Client must notify the Artist within seven (7) days of receiving the Commission, and must provide evidence of said damages. If the Commission has been damaged but the Client wants to retain ownership, the Artist will refund 50% of the full amount back to the Client or as negotiated. If the Commission is stolen, lost, or perished during transit, the Artist will refund 50% of the full amount back to the Client or as negotiated [traditional and digital print]. Any damages or misplacement caused at the fault of the Client or during the Client's possession will not be refunded. The Artist is not responsible for rectifying online plagiarism or Copyright infringement of the Commission by other parties if a "Transfer of Copyright Agreement" was made.