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EDIT 7/27/2014-  HEY GUYS.  After completing a HUGE chunk of commissions, I was finally able to adjust the waitlist :) Feel free to come check out your new slot.  If you are in the "Pending" zone, then I have already sent you a note or email.  If you are interested in a commission, feel free to ask to be added.  If you do not see your name on the waitlist and have already asked to be added, please let me know.  I will put you in the correct spot (I won't make you start from the bottom). 

EDIT: Added the waitlist, and current commission list so you can see where you are
 
NOTE: COMMISSIONS ARE OFFICIALLY REOPEN: ALL POTENTIAL COMMISSIONERS, please read through this information in its entirety and understand my policies before contacting me.  I don't want to be repeating information that is clearly outlined here.  If you have questions that aren't answered here, of course you may ask :) Especially be mindful of my updated "Wait-List" and "Commission Queue" sections.


Tattoo Designs- $50+
*My tattoo design prices now start at $50.  This is because tattoo designs require- most of the time- hours of back and forth conversations with the client, finessing, and tweaking.  Even designs that the client may consider to be 'simple' require quite a bit of planning. Please do not try and negotiate a lower price.
:star: General Pricing Guide (please note that this is just a general guide.  Any design could potentially be more or less.)
-Small designs- (forearm, ankle, ect.) $50-$65
-Medium designs (Calf, Arm, chest, ect)- $65-$125
-Shoulder designs- $75-$125+
-Half back designs- $100-$200+
-Full Back designs- $150-$300+
-Sleeves- $100-$250+
-RibCage/Long leg pieces- $100-$250+
If you have something in mind that does not fall under these categories, of course feel free to ask.

contact me for a quote

:Star: General Tattoo FAQ
Q: Can I use a pre-existing design for a tattoo?
A: ASK. PLEASE. If it is a commission, the answer is no. No exceptions.  If it is a personal design, the answer is maybe. I usually like a paypal donation in this case.  I recommend something along the lines of $10 (paypal: katylipscomb@gmail.com).  This allows me to keep creating and producing designs :) 

Q: Can I tweak a pre-existing design for a personal tattoo?
A: I'd rather you not.  Ask me and maybe we can work something out. 

Q: Will others be able to use my design?
A: I do not condone other people besides the paying commissioner to use the design as a tattoo.  I can not help art thieves who may try and steal the design.  To prevent this, I can place large watermarks over the design for an extra $10 or not post the design online for an extra $50.  The reason for these somewhat hefty fees is that I get continual business by posting my art online.  When I can't put a work online, I am not promoting myself which hurts my business :)
I do sell prints and merchandise of completed tattoos at conventions.  
I still retain the copyrights to completed designs. The tattoo design is still yours, but I hold the copyrights.

Q: How many revisions do I get when paying for a design?
A: I usually offer unlimited revisions to the initial sketch; however this comes with the understanding that, after a certain point, it is common courtesy to tip.  If there gets to be a point where I feel like I am putting more time into the revisions than I am getting paid, I may need to up the price of the design to continue working. 
Revisions to a finished colored piece are a bit trickier. I ask that commissioners are very specific when describing the colors that they wish to have represented.  I will go back and make color corrections if I have made a major flaw on my part (i.e. the commissioner asks for a blue rose and I paint a red one) or if the color correction is relatively minor (i.e. the commissioner would like the colors desaturated).  
I will not tweak sections of a tattoo's color for the sake of 'seeing how it will look'.  I can do this for an additional fee. Please note that this is normally something that should be discussed with your tattooist. 

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for what happens after I complete your design.  Where you go to get your tattoo design done, and who tattoos your design is YOUR business.  Please remember that it is best to carefully research tattooists to find someone whose work you admire.  Going to a rinky-dink tattoo parlor and paying $100 for a tattoo will 9/10 times produce poor results.  I am not to blame for this, so please do not try and complain to me if your completed tattoo does not look like the design I gave you. 
Howling Wolf Triad by Lucky978Rose Design by Lucky978Sparrow and Lily Design by Lucky978Lily and Rose Tattoo Design by Lucky978Dreamcatcher by Lucky978

Wolves and Icons Tattoo by Lucky978Mystic Fox Tattoo by Lucky978




9x12 inch illustration with no background- $50+
*These illustrations are not the same as tattoo designs.  There will not be the same level of back and forth conversation. If you wish for the same level of back and forth conversation, please let me know and I can get you a better price quote.  Multiple characters, full body poses and style will factor into the price.
Dragon and Wolf Color Splash Design by Lucky978Watercolor Wolf Design (on ebay) by Lucky978Rainbow Goldfish Print by Lucky978





9x12 inch with background $70+
Vertigo Commission by Lucky978Throwback Dragons: Haku by Lucky978




11x14 inch: 
No Background- $70+
Background- $90+

Space by Lucky978Space Narwhal by Lucky978

18x24- 
No Background- $100-175+
Background- $150-300+

My Tie-Dye Dragon by Lucky978Space Wolves by Lucky978Shades of Purple by Lucky978Regal Howling Wolf by Lucky978



Bigger Sizes, Obscure sizes, Canvas and More- Note me for a special quote


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 FAQ

*Note: DO NOT ORDER SOMETHING IF FOR ANY REASON YOU THINK YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY.
*PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE SENDING A COMMISSION INQUIRY*

Ordering
Ordering a commission is simple  
Just Follow these steps:
1) Read over my Commission page. Make sure to understand my policies, prices, ect.
2) Be sure that my commissions are open. This can be found with my Art Status information
3) Send me a note with what you have in mind (be as detailed as necessary), and I will get back to you as soon as I can with a price quote 


Miscellaneous Questions
Q: Why do you no longer have definitive prices?
A:  I find that each commission is different, and applying a strict price to something no longer works for what I do. 

Q: What's up with the huge price increase?
A: Please respect that these are the prices I need to charge to make commissions worth my time.  I have a very, very heavy workload, and commissions take a tremendous amount of time and energy. I will most likely not acknowledge comments complaining about how 'expensive' my prices seem to be. I think think they are perfectly reasonable, and that is really all that matters. There are many other artists on dA taking commissions, and I am sure with the right amount of research you will be able to find someone else who better suits your price-range. 

Will you draw anything?  
A: No, I will not. I will consider all commission requests, but please do not be offended if I turn away a commission.  I am still a student and there are some things that I do not feel confident enough to produce at an acceptable skill level.  I draw people, but people take me about 100x more energy and time than other subjects.  Because of this I charge A LOT more for them.  
I will not draw overly sexualized subjects. Cuddling, kissing, and nuzzling are perfectly fine.  
I do not mind drawing blood and gore.  Please no hateful subject matter though (send me a note if you aren't sure).
I do not depict self harm  (cutting, references to suicide) unless the meaning behind it is a positive message (i.e. overcoming self harm)
Always feel free to send me a note if you are unsure if the subject matter is something I will draw.  


Paying For a Commission

Star! Payment? How does that work?
I prefer to use paypal.  Even if you do not have an account, you can still use a debit card/credit card with Paypal. It is fast, easy, and safe.
I do not require payment in advance unless it is a pricey order.  For orders over $100, I require a partial downpayment after the initial sketch is complete so that I know you are serious about the commission and being able to pay.  Once I finish the item, I will post it on deviantART Stash with a watermark and ask for the payment.  Once I receive payment, I will send the commissioner a clean, unwatermarked version of the work and ship the original.  Failure to pay will result in your item not being shipped, and a possible auction/resale of your item. 

Star! What is Paypal?
Paypal is a safe, fast, and user friendly site for making online payments.  You do not need to sign up for an account to make a payment through paypal.  It is the site that Ebay, Etsy, and many other online stores use for their checkout process. 

Star! I don't have a card...I can't use Paypal.
If you are younger, and don't have your own debit or credit card, then perhaps ask your parents before making a purchase.  They might be able to help you, and make a purchase for you.  Always ask your parents' permission before making an online purchase!

Star! Do you accept payment plans? 
Unless the order is unusually pricey, I do not accept payment plans.  Be sure that you are capable of paying for a commission before it is ordered.

Star! Why do you not do point Commissions?
Art is how I make the majority of my money.  I can't make a real income off of points.  

Cancellation Policy

If an item is cancelled, it will not be finished or posted.  If you have already paid a downpayment for an order over $50, you will not be issued a refund.  Please, please, please do not order something that you think will need to be cancelled.  
Cancelled items that have been started will most likely be tweaked into other pieces, personal projects, or used in some other way. 

New Work Policy

Revisons  
All commissions come with revisions to the original sketch as long as the revision is within the confines of what the commissioner asked for originally. I am not, for example, going to redraw a tiger if the commissioner originally asks for a wolf.  I will of course tweak the pose, design elements, ect. 
Once the sketch is okayed, major revisions can NO LONGER be made.  The commissioner must make sure they accurately describe how they would like the commission colored.  
Minor color alterations can be made upon completion of the commission if I mis-color something such as a marking.  Images WILL NOT be entirely recolored unless for some reason a major mistake is made on my part. 

Watermark
Once I finish the image, I will present the finished image to the commissioner with watermarks.  This will allow the commissioner to review the commission and okay the final result.  Watermarks will not be taken off the image until the commissioner pays for the remainder of the commission.  If for some reason the commissioner refuses to pay the remainder of the commission, the commission will not be shipped and watermarks will not be removed. 

Waitlist
As you may or may not know, in the past when opening commissions, I have not had a waitlist.  I would simply take everyone who asked for a commission to a my commission queue.  This process is no longer working for me.  Now, I will be opening 3-7 commission slots at one time, and a waitlist.  While potential commissioners are waiting on the wait-list they are not tied to any sort of commitment.  Waitlisted people may back out AT ANY TIME.  Please be mindful of your spot on my waitlist (I will keep it here for potential commissioners to keep an eye on).  Once your name is near the top of the waitlist, be expecting a note or email.  You will have a 48 hour grace period in which you can reply to my note or email before I will move onto the next person on the waitlist.  If you miss my note/email you will only be bumped down 1 spot.  If you miss my note/email 3 times, you will be stricken from the waitlist.  Please note, organizing commissions takes a lot of effort.  I cannot do all of the legwork for you. Once you respond to my email/note, you will be officially place on the commission queue. If a downpayment is required, that will also be needed to move on to the commission queue. 

Commission queue  
There will be 3+ commissioners on the commission queue at all times.  I will try my little heart out to move through 3-7 people in a 1-2 week timeframe.  I cannot garauntee that speed though. Sometimes I work very fast and sometimes I work very slow. Commissioners on the commission queue are the commissioners whose artwork I am physically working on. 

BlackList
The blacklist is a list of people (not to be made public) who are not allowed to order future commissions for severe reasons.  There are very few ways to become blacklisted, as I am a pretty easy going person.
1. Refusal to pay- I have completed your commission to your liking, but you refuse to pay.  
2. Rude or Obscene behavior- I don't consider pickiness or strong opinions to be considered 'rude'.  Cussing (at me), name calling, abusive language... this is what I am talking about.
3. Other extreme circumstances that may become obvious to me if they arise

Current Commissions 
  1. Curious Kris (50%)

2. Patrick Rilely (Raven with Mysterious Background and haunted house, working on sketch)
3. Fiona Buckman (email, consulting)
4. dracos666 (wolf, otter, dragon tattoo)

PENDING (contacted but have not yet responded):

1. Jack Stevens (Pending)

2. owlloverjen (Pending)

3. Laura Daniela Pulido Daza (Pending)    

4.  Niccoll (Pending)

5. Chybo (Pending)   

6. Little Green Men (Pending)

8. BlaCk-FounTaiN-9086 (Pending)

11. sexyvamp

12.  scitzchick

13. Emma Soanes

14. Rachel Cooke- (Pending)

15. Adam Harris

WAITLIST




4. youkai45

5. delapsus1992

6. John (compass tattoo, email)

7. Penny Ballantyne (facebook)

8. Caris Lydia Yorkston

9. Mike Wohlrab

10. Vividi

11. Kelsey Bjork

12. Jayme Rider

13. Khamerta 

Terms and Conditions
Star! Please Note: I retain the right to use commissioned pieces on my website or anywhere else I see fit. I still retain the right to sell prints of commissioned work. Commissioned pieces are still copyrighted to me.  You may use a commissioned piece for anything personal in which you will not receive a monetary gain (i.e. tattoos, personal blogs, websites, desktops, ect.). If you are looking to use my work for commercial purposes you must have my consent first. You do not have the right to claim that you are the original creator of a commissioned piece. You may resell my original work, but you MAY NOT sell copies, prints, or other merchandise.
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destinyscurse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an idea for a possible tattoo design commision. The only thing I am not sure about would be size. How do you feel about drawing horses?
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smi1eyone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  New member
Hi, I have requested elsewhere on your page, but please can I commission an Orca in the style of your swirly wolf and how much would I pay if I wanted to request your swirly wolf as a tattoo please? I have a paypal account and can pay immediately.
Look forward to your response - both tattoos would be for my shoulder - just small.
Kind regards
Smileyone
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Aelorn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how informative this is. It was actually kind of entertaining to read. To be fair, I'm the kind of person who reads every letter of a label, and I usually read legal contracts before signing them too.
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NikkiSixxIsALegend Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
When I get PayPal... This is definitely happening!
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LounaMondstern Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
maybe someday...
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EbonySemira Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some day ;-;
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Asunanation Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
ive sent a note sorry i didnt see the commissions page first i hope your stil open for commisioners. thankyou
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crlensin31 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Make that a comission for a wolf tattoo
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crlensin31 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Hi Katy,
I'd love to commission you for a larger wolf piece with your beautiful colors.  2 wolves, or possibly instead 2 australian blue heelers.  11 x 14 size.  
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ochitsukaarashi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hey! You are our absolute favorite artist! We saw you at momo con and loved your work. We were hoping you could put us on your waiting list for a commission.
 
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