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Welcome to the Art Requests Subforum of R&C


Before reading this annoucement, please make sure to first read the following threads:

What belongs in the Requests subforum?

This subforum is only for requesting, buying, or commissioning an artist to do original commissioned art. This can include original art of avatars, original characters, writing, and even music.
Art Requests Forum Rules and Guidelines


Welcome to the Art Requests forum! This forum is intended for members to request and commission artists to create original works of art. This can take many forms, from avatar art and sketches to poetry and music!


As a member, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the forum's rules before posting. Posting in this forum implies that you read and understand the rules and guidelines and that you accept responsibility for the appropriateness of your thread or post.


Navigation:
  1. Introduction
  2. General Posting Guidelines
  3. How to Report
General Posting Guidelines

Please be sure to follow the Terms of Service and Rules and Guidelines here, as in all forums.

Common violations to avoid:

    Plagiarism. Claiming another persons work as your own, or posting another persons work without giving proper credit are all forms of plagiarism. Plagiarism should be reported with the name of the original author and a link to the original work.

    Art theft. Claiming another persons work as your own or posting artwork that has been copied or traced from other people's artwork, or images created using other people's artwork without permission and credit is considered art theft. Art theft should be reported with a link to the original work.

    Scamming. Taking or attempting to take another member's gold, items or efforts, through false promises, deception, tricks or get-rich-quick schemes is considered scamming and is not tolerated on Gaia.

    Copyrighted Materials. Posting, requesting or linking to copyrighted materials, such as mp3s, movies, TV episodes or compute software is not permitted on Gaia.


Terms of Service violations may result in a warning or a ban on your account.


Offering to mail original commissioned art:

Gaia is not the post office! We have no way of making sure that someone mails something to you. This means that if you gave someone 500k for a painting, we could never verify that they did in fact send a painting to you or not. You could lie and say they didn't, or they could just never send it, and we couldn't tell. What this all means is that this just isn't allowed. You cannot sell real life items for Gold, even if they are original commissioned creations.

We also are not responsible for any negative consequences as a result of you giving out personal information. Please read Gaia's Safety Tips and do not share personal information on Gaia.

  • While artists can offer to mail the original version of the art, they must provide a high quality digital version. This means a scan or good quality digital photograph as would normally be expected to be received in R&C. Any artwork that cannot be transmitted in a functional form digitally cannot be sold.

  • Lousy webcam photographs that only serve to prove that an artwork is involved are not sufficient.


Essentially, offering to mail the finished art from a commission or auction should be treated as a bonus, and should in no way change the normal auction process nor the product required to be delivered on gaia.

Because of the requirement that the person must receive an accurate, good quality digital version of the commission, things such as plushies, cosplay items, statues, and so on CANNOT be sold in requests and commissions, because there it is clear that without the real life exchange, you are not receiving the actual, functional creation.


Clarification on offering real life commissions:

We know that many of you accept commissions for real money. After all, Gaia gold doesn't buy you ramen. However, please do not list your real money commission prices in threads, as this would be solicitation, a violation of Gaia's Terms of Service.

You are more than welcome to say as an aside in a thread or signature that you also do real life commissions, and then link to a personal web page, dev art, or email address to provide further information.

However please do not make this the focus of your thread or make a thread only for the purpose of this, and do not list prices or carry out real money transactions in your threads or via PM (or anywhere else on Gaia).


If you find Terms of Service violations, or threads that may need moved to a different forum, please use an appropriate report. The procedures for doing so can be found here.

You can find online moderators by following the "View Forum Moderators" link at the top of the forum.
How to Report

Abuse of the report system will result in a warning or ban of your account.

Report a Post

Use the User Image button when an individual post in a topic contains inappropriate content.

    Reasons to Report a Post:

    • The content of the post violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.

    • The content of the post is off-topic.

    • The member who made the post has a signature which violates the rules.


Report a Topic

Use the Report this Topic button at the bottom of the page when a topic is not appropriate for the forum.

    Reasons to Report a Topic:

    • The topic violates the Terms of Service or forum rules.

    • The topic is in the wrong forum and should be moved to a more appropriate forum.


If you need to contact a moderator via Private Message, please use the "View Forum Moderator" link at the top of this forum to find a moderator.



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