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NekoStar

A note about commissions...

Okay so... maybe i'm the outlier here, but I have a moral that makes me have to ask a character's original artist/creator if it's okay if I do NSFW art of their character (unless the creators are from a large company or studio.)

I feel I owe it to the individual artist to ask them for permission to draw their character in such a way. I know some artists are okay with just drawing whatever regardless of permissions, and it's a hot-button issue between two artists I follow, but for me, I have my own characters I wouldn't want to see NSFW art of, so I feel like it'd be hypocritical of me to not care about another artist's wishes.

That said, if you commission me, please only ask for characters owned by large studios/companies, or your own OCs.

Thanks for your time and consideration~
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Added: 3 weeks, 1 day ago
 
productofpain
3 weeks, 1 day ago
I have the same moral golden rule as you, don't feel bad :) better to be safe then in trouble lol
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Thanks. I had an argument with someone who thought the artist should be 'honored' that someone even wants to draw their character, but... I disagree lol.
Nevon
3 weeks, 1 day ago
This is completely understandable.  \o/  I mean.  Isn't it a golden rule to have permission to draw any art of someone's original character anyway?  I'm pretty open about my characters and gift art is lovely, but at the very least if you don't ask permission then you should get something that wouldn't offend anyone.  

Either way I agree with this stance you have.
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Thanks, yeah that's MY thing like... I have a BUNCH of characters that are a-ok to be drawn lewd, and I would be flattered to see art of them, but I have others that not even I draw lewd (Or rather, I draw em 'ecchi,' but to this day have never shown the 'naughty bits.') So I feel like a certain... mutual respect between artists is preferable.
Stratus
3 weeks, 1 day ago
i assume you're willing to make exceptions for us getting art with our significant other's OC's
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Of course! Tho even if you're best friends, or SOs or whatever, I'll still ask the character's creator for permission, just to be doubly sure. :3
Xida
3 weeks, 1 day ago
That's perfectly sensible. Too many people have been using commissioned work to be creepy.
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Thx, and I mean, it may just be an attraction to the character, and I get that but I think there's also an unspoken line of respect for the artist that needs to remain uncrossed. Like if that artist is already drawing pr0n of that character, then I mean... It's perfectly fine to assume that's okay haha.
Nu11
3 weeks, 1 day ago
I respect that stance.
I've got characters with distinct personalities, and suddenly seeing your wholesome character, or your homebody electra suddenly fucking a bunch of randoms is a touch aggravating.
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Right. Like if I create a character specifically for lewds is one thing, but if they were never intended to be seen in a sexual light, OR if I just choose to have them /tease/ but never show off anything, I feel like that's my choice and upholds the character's integrity.
Nu11
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Aye.
I think the worst examples are when you have sort of a small, community driven effort, and suddenly some group comes in trying to push their fetish.
This character is now a femboy, this girl's a huge slut, and that guy's a cuckold.
No reason, no back story, no effort. Because they don't care.
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Katia Managan x Gumball is a good example lol. (Not that I personally mind the very odd combo, it's just relevant.)
Nu11
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Not aware of that one. Is it a forced ship going around a lot these days?
NekoStar
3 weeks ago
Sorta?
AwkwardFerret
3 weeks, 1 day ago
What counts as a large studio? Do Toby Fox's Undertale characters count? He's only one guy with a few artists working with him, but he's quite famous regardless. Not trying to be a smartass, I'm just trying to get a clear answer, as I actually agree with you for the most part here.
NekoStar
3 weeks, 1 day ago
I think if they're large enough to where there's either a very small chance I could contact them or they likely won't notice my question or respond, then the point is moot. Like, in this example, I don't think i'd bother asking, I doubt my message would get seen or responded to. Like, if it's someone who I can realistically make the effort to reach, then I'll try. If that makes sense? :p

In this particular case, I saw them posting on twitter like an hour before I asked them, and they seemed to just be an artist, though many twitter followers, so had hopes they'd respond. I made the decision that if they didn't respond in a few days, i'd post it since I couldn't reach them, granted if they contacted me after the fact and told me to take it down, I would.
FlechetteOiseau
3 weeks, 1 day ago
I've been with this stance since day one, and it makes me worry about the day I'm asked for a 'gift' commission. I'm gonna need consent from all parties, my dude, I can't make an exception because it's their birthday and you're madly in love.

Hell, I feel weird about commissions with my characters as gifts from a friend.
NekoStar
3 weeks ago
Yeah same tbh, I've been pretty good at it up til now, I just didn't realize it wasn't their character til I had already finished. Just before uploading I contacted the original character's creator tho for permission, and she said it wasn't okay, so... after trying to find a solution that'd make my work not go to waste, in the end I just refunded the money, and the pics won't see the light of day. :/
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