Hello! I'm Rebecca, though online I go by Rococospade. I'm a freelance illustrator with a plushie collection, a growing library, and a small army of cats. My favourite subjects to depict are fantasy characters with anime, videogame and fairy tale influences. I often lose myself in fantasy books, or the worlds of videogames like Bloodborne, Dark Souls or the Legend of Zelda series. When I'm not painting I can usually be found writing, playing a game, crocheting, or harassing my cats.A slight content warning: the gallery contains non-explicit artwork with violent, sexual or erotic, and horror themes. Please proceed with that in mind.If you'd like to commission me,
please fill out the form on my Contact Me page or send me an email with 'commission inquiry' in the subject line.
Terms of Service
Before placing a commission request, please read the terms of service. By commissioning the artist (defined here as contacting the artist with a brief, discussing and agreeing to the project scope, and paying the associated invoice or down payment), you the client are agreeing that you have read, understood and agreed to these terms. Any questions can be sent with initial commission briefs or by contacting the artist separately.
This artist operates by the laws of the United States of America, and the following TOS is written with that in mind.
⬩ You the client are agreeing that you are at least 18 years of age by commissioning the artist.
⬩ Visual references are strongly preferred, but written descriptions without visual references are accepted provided it is outlined clearly in the commission brief.
⬩ The commission cost covers the production of a custom digital artwork. Upon completion, a digital file of the original working size will be sent to the client. The commission does not include a physical artwork, but the client is licensed to print or display the artwork for noncommercial use.
⬩ Copyright of the artwork created is not transferred to the client; any commission fee, unless otherwise outlined, covers the cost of discussing and producing a custom artwork. Copyright is retained by the artist, and the client is granted a license for personal, non-commercial use of the image. If you would like to purchase the rights to an image you've commissioned or are commissioning, a separate transaction will be required.
⬩ The artist reserves the right to refuse any commission request for any reason.
⬩ This terms of service refers to personal use commissions only. For commercial use commissions, please contact the artist for a commercial contract at email@example.com
⬩ The artist retains copyright of the finished artwork as well as any materials or sketches created by the artist in the process of the commission. Clients are granted a nonexclusive right to print and display their commissioned work for non-commercial purposes. If a client wants to repost the commission to their social media they must credit the artist.
⬩ Clients are granted a non-exclusive right to save, share and non-commercially distribute work in progress images (wips) or supplementary materials created by the artist for the purposes of their commission after their invoice has been paid in full. If a client wants to post any materials created by the artist for the purposes of the commission to their social media, they must credit the artist.
⬩ If a client uses a personal-use commission for profit (such as selling prints or merchandise) they will be found in violation of these terms and will be blacklisted. They may also be pursued for damages.
⬩ Copyright of depicted characters is not assumed by the artist.
⬩ Commissioned artwork will not be used for prints or other merchandise without the express written permission of the client.
⬩The artist does not offer private (unpublished) commissions at this time. However if requested by the client, the posting of commissions can potentially be scheduled with a reasonable delay before posting, as determined by the artist (typically within one month of work finish).
⬩ USD payment, currently Paypal only. The artist will send you an invoice if your commission is approved. Please DO NOT send the artist money outside of Paypal invoices!
⬩ Full payment is required before a commission will be added to the queue.
A payment plan can be discussed if the commission's total cost exceeds $200. Final images will not be sent until the invoice is paid in full.
⬩Clients are responsible for commission costs, as well as communicating any delays in payment or concerns to the artist.
If a client is dissatisfied with their commission they are responsible for contacting the artist to resolve it before escalating to a formal dispute. Clients may be pursued for damages in the case of a fraudulent dispute or incomplete payment.
⬩Any communication between client and artist relating to this commission may be documented for the artist’s personal records and kept for a period of up to six months, for reference and to presented as evidence in the case of a dispute.
Cancellations and Refund Policy
⬩ Once sketching has begun, only half of the commission cost is refundable. If the commission has progressed beyond the 50% mark for a given piece, the piece is not refundable.
⬩ The client is responsible for prompt (within five business days), professional communication. If the client requires a delay, modification or clarification they are responsible for reaching out to the artist.
⬩ If the artist has to cancel the commission for reasons other than rude or inappropriate behavior from the client, the cost may be refunded proportionate to the amount of work unfinished (example: half the cost may be refunded if the work is 50% finished at the time of cancellation).
⬩ Clients are responsible for checking approval passes for necessary revisions. Work will not proceed without client agreement. If the client forfeits their approval passes, they are consenting to artistic liberty and understand that modifications on a finished piece may require additional charges.
⬩ Refunds will not be offered for in-progress or finished commissions the client deems unsatisfying.
References, Corrections and Revisions
⬩ A visual reference for anything central to the commission is required, unless the commission is for a concept design or reference. In the case of the latter, the artist recommends
⬩ Full payment before work begins, unless the cost exceeds $200USD. In the latter case, payment plans can be discussed at the client's discretion.
⬩ If a character's design is unusually complex as determined by the artist (MMO armours and designs will likely qualify), some details may be simplified or omitted or a complexity charge may be added to the estimate. If a correction is required due to artist error (example: the artist includes a key detail on the sketch stage but forgets to ink it during the next pass) it will not be charged for.
⬩ To qualify as an artist error the detail, colour, etc must be clearly visible on client provided references OR mentioned clearly in the brief. In the case of line art or colour errors, the error must be an omission of something included on the previous approval pass, or something the client could not reasonably predict would be missed (such as incorrect colours when the previous pass was uncoloured).
⬩If you the client do not provide clear references or briefs, you are consenting to artistic liberty on the details omitted.
⬩A clear reference is defined as clearly depicting at medium to high quality any details which are considered integral to the depiction or design of the character in question. If a character has an asymmetrical design, your reference will be expected to depict both sides of the design.
⬩Colours may be altered from provided references.
⬩A clear brief should include the mood of the piece and any relevant details (character species, build, coloration, personality summary, etc) as well as a note if the artist will be working primarily or totally from description.Otherwise:
⬩The number of thumbnails provided for a piece is dependent on commission complexity, and typically ranges from 1-3 for lower complexity works and 3-5 for higher complexity works. If more than 50% of the image, pose, composition or etc must be changed, it must be clearly communicated by the client during the thumbnailing stage.
⬩ The client is offered three (3) revisions (defined as changing up to 30% of the image per revision) free of charge for art that has not progressed beyond the sketch stage. Please carefully check approval sketches and bundle revision requests.
⬩ Once the sketch has been approved for line art, the three free revisions are only valid for minor changes such as expression changes or colour adjustments if they have not already been used on the sketch stage.
⬩ Revisions can be requested further but will be charged for at the artist's discretion based on size, complexity and estimated work time.
⬩ Due to the nature of character designs and reference sheets, the artist will be in contact regularly with wips and will not charge for revisions unless they require redrawing an excessive amount of the design (excessive in this instance meaning more than 30% of the design.)
⬩ In any case: the artist will not move forward between drawing stages (sketch, ink, flats, shades/final) until the client approves of the design or artwork. By agreeing to an approval pass, you the client agree that the artist has not missed any key details and may proceed with the work.
Time and Progress
⬩ In general most commissions can take up to 1-2 months to complete after they have been paid in full. This time can be shorter or longer depending on demand, complexity or outside circumstances*. This is an estimate. Please refer to direct correspondence for a more accurate time-frame
⬩ The artist will do their best to communicate any delays to the client as soon as possible (generally within five business days).
⬩ Once work has begun, the client can expect updates 1-2 times per two week period.
⬩ This artist does not offer speed orders or accept hard deadlines. Best attempts will be made, but there are no guarantees.
Commission & Contact Forms
Commission estimates are based on expected work time (including expected revisions) multiplied against my hourly rate ($40 USD).
Here are my current options for flat rate commissions. Particularly complex designs, or revisions beyond the ones outlined in my TOS may incur additional fees, which will be discussed with you during the commission brief and estimate.
If you'd like to discuss something different than what's currently available, please send me an email with 'commission inquiry' in the subject bar, or leave a message in the contact form below. Thanks for your interest!
If you're interested in one of the flat rate commission options I have available now, please fill out this form:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take requests?
I don't, but thank you for your interestDo you take commissions?
Yes, please see "prices" or "contact me" for detailsDo you do trades/collabs?
Sometimes! Please reach out if you're not sure. I prefer working with people on a similar skill level for collabs.What software do you use?
Clip Studio Paint 2.0 and Rebelle. More rarely Blender, Krita, and Corel PainterWhat tools do you use?
Watercolour, gouache, graphite powder and pencils... whatever I can get my hands on, really.Can I use your work in some way?
Commissions are for the client's use only. If you'd like to use one of my illustrations for personal, not-for-profit use (such as a digital wallpaper) please feel free. I am not comfortable with people using my original work for face-claims or RP content.Can I repost your work?
If you commissioned the piece, please do! Just credit me by linking to social media or this website. If you did not commission a work from me and you'd like to repost it on a site I don't use, you must credit me in the description and link to this site or my socials.Can I edit your work?
Please contact me before editing my work.Can I draw a fanart of your work?
Yes! I would love to see it if you do!