The Art of Derangedleech

COMMISSION STATUS : OPEN
LAST UPDATED: 1/1/2023

Official site of Quinncy Apophis

I am a 27 year old artist who grew up with the woods savoring folklore intermingled with a love for colour and the macabre. I used to take weekly painting classes at a local studio where I received critiques and advice on my work before Covid hit. Now I rely on online courses through youtube as well as books and general studies.All information can be found in the links provided and any further questions you might have you can ask through email. ( [email protected] )

General Warning

Before commissioning, please be aware that my style changes as I advance, sometimes in very short periods of time. The best examples of what you will receive are the most recently shared art pieces on my sites. Most styles can be done at the request of the client if specified up front. If I am unsure if I can emulate it 100% I will show examples of what I can do. Quality of personal sketches are not an indicator of quality of commissioned work. I put maximum effort into pleasing my clients, and often go all out whereas personal pieces are less effort!My current programs are Paint Tool SAI, GIMP, and Clip Studio Paint on my laptop and an Ipad with Clip Studio Paint. I use a Wacom pen and touch bamboo tablet, and an apple pen as my tools. Traditional is whatever is on hand but I prefer watercolour or pen and ink, specifically fountain pens or the Mangaka Flexible for dramatic lines.

By doing business with me you agreeing to all terms and rules I have laid out automatically. Breaking of said rules results in an automatic blacklisting

Rules

  • If the art is not done for you, do not use it online or offline unless specified by me

  • Commissioned work is free for non-commercial use by the commissioner with credit given unless purchased specifically for commercial use

  • I will NOT draw real-living people unless they consent to me prior

  • I require an email to send the invoice to/payment through venmo up front. I wait for payment BEFORE starting your commission

  • Refunds are given 100% unless more than the sketch or partial/complete lines are done of the art, then it is 60-75% and what was drawn

  • I charge freelance taxes, which are 20% on top of commission price

  • Please send all information asked for if commissioning me. Email me for quotes or for specific projects!

  • I retain the right to deny business if I am uncomfortable

  • Complex characters may be subjected to additional charges (wings, mechanoids, ect) simply because of the additional effort/time

  • Traditional art can be mailed to you, customer covers shipping costs. This comes with goodies!

  • NONE of My art can be sold as NFT or crypto, commissioned or otherwise. If you see my art being sold as NFT's it is not me. I do not condone them

  • You do NOT have my permission to train, validate or test a neural network using my art. NO AI.

  • None of my art shall be used for distasteful acts such as pedophilia, racism, homophobia, etc. If I am made aware you will be automatically blacklisted

  • Any and all commissions are to be done at my own pace. If you need something done by a specific time please be up front about it upon first inquiring. Urgent works may inquire an extra charge

Q & A

Q: Can I commission you for art with your characters involved?
A: We can discuss upon commission inquiry directly
Q: May I use the art, either done for me or someone else, in my redbubble/society6 or other shop?
A: Not unless agreed upon prior. Any sign of this activity will have said shop reported immediately as it goes against my terms. Commercial work can be discussed and priced up front if this is your intention, so don't be dissuaded from looking for merchandise work!
Q: I received art from you but noticed mistakes in it after a few days. Can I get them fixed?
A: When a piece is done, you can ask for minor changes as we communicate back and forth for a few days. After that, no. Any large changes or things needing to be re-done after completion will be an extra charge, unless it was fault of my own. I give opportunities with WIP's for fixes during the commission process for larger commissions and commissions done without WIP's can be altered once for free and additional times for +15% of the commission price if I make any additional mistakes
Q: Can I commission you to draw something for someone else?
A: Of course! I adore drawing gifts for others, and it would be a honor to be able to draw something for someone else. This holds very true as well for pet portraits or memorials as well. However, I will not do NSFW unless the other has consented to it and all parties are over 18
Q: Are you open for custom design commissions?
A: Design commissions are open unless stated otherwise. They however have a slow turnaround as I do a lot of back and forth with my client to ensure they get the quality design they want. Inquire directly if you want to know more

Payment Process

Commission prices are all listed in USD
I charge a 20% freelance tax on top of the base price of all commissions
I am willing to do payment plans on all commissions over 100$ before taxes
When you give your commission information in your email, I will send you your invoice through Paypal. I can also accept money through Venmo @Derangedleech. Please do not send me any money directly as family/friend!Basic information will be sent with costs in the invoice (I will list extra charges that are previously explained (Complexity, props, background, taxes) to remove confusion. Once payment is received I hold onto it until final piece is completed and delivered to you in Hi-Res either through email or a Dropbox linkMerchandise work/Commercial work is a charge on top of the cost of the art and is discussed per-client depending on what it is. Advertisements will cost less than things that are sold like physical prints and items. Contact directly for quotes and inquiries

What I Need

To commission me please email/message me directly with a CLEAR idea, or at least a vague direction I can decifer!Feel free to ask anything that might confuse, or if you need help.Remember. What is shown on this website isn't all I can do, and if you have something specific in mind you can email me ([email protected]) and we can discuss pricing and specifics of your idea!

Commission Types

Please note that this is my most prominent style. If there is a specific style of mine you'd like to get a commission in, please email me directly and I can discuss pricing with youCharacters with extra limbs, mecha, general high complexity, backgrounds/props, or multiple characters in a single image will be an extra charge. I also charge 20% freelance tax on top of the commission price

Icons

Simple - 40
Detailed - 65
Simple icons come with either one colour bg or some symbols/emojis around the character to fill the space. Props can be added but no complex background. Detailed icons have environments and any props desiredPlease specify the style of icon, any emotion, or details I should know upon inquiring.
Pairs/sets of icons +75% for each connected icon
Complex background/props +10$ (Plants, environment, pets, items)

Drawings

Headshot - Sketch - 45 / Flats - 55 / Render - 70
Bust - Sketch - 65 / Flats - 75 / Render - 90
Fullbody - Sketch - 85 / Flats - 100 / Render - 145
My main type of commission is your character as a headshot, bust, or fullbody with a texture or photo background. Photo backgrounds do NOT cost extra and are either personal or sourced from Unsplash. Complexity of the character changes the price, all additional costs will be clearly explained up front including the 20% freelance taxBackgrounds are possible, and run an additional cost (Usually 25-50% of the commission depending on the complexity and how much is shown). Props are also welcome and are +15% of the commission base price. This includes plants, objects, pets, ectPhotobashing using the images on Unplash are free, however drawn in additional details (extra plants, new objects) will be an additional props charge

Other Art

Here are examples of the non-conventional work I have done with varying levels of detail. These are all priced differently and are just examples of what I can doIf you want to gauge costs, email/message me and I'll give you a quote for your idea. I am willing to work with budgets for projects and am flexible, or as much as I reasonably can be. I can do things as complex as scenes to as simple as charms/pin designs as well as reference sheets, terrariums, lineless, ectReminder that all my current art can be seen on my sites found below

Adopts

Adopts are a quick way to get a design from me for a discounted price and without the hassle of the back-and-forth. Prices vary highly on complexity and my personal opinion of their worth. In all of my galleries I have available adopts, and continue to make new ones as time goes on. I prefer to try to design each one individually instead of doing recolours, but sometimes I will make sets of a few, though the lineart is a one time use for the batchI will send the hi-resolution file of the adopted design to the new owner once purchased through email or a dropbox link. If you have a Toyhou.se I can also transfer it on there directly

Rules

  • Once you buy the adopt, you CANNOT resell it for more than you bought it for plus cost of extra art

  • Changes are OK, but please credit back to the original design

  • Stand-alone (non-recolour or species) adopt designs will NOT be replicated, so please do not ask

  • Payment MUST be sent before you can claim the adopt as your own. If you try to use it regardless you will be reported and blocked

  • I can add in minor details such as a headshot, genitalia (18+), a paw, ect for 10$ each

  • When you say you want the adopt and disappear, I will let the next interested party buy them. First-come-first-serve for the most part, unless you specify a need for a hold

  • All adoptables are to be credited back to me, and are NOT to be used for commercial works unless discussed directly. This may incur a charge depending on situation

  • All adopts come watermarked, and no, I will not remove the watermark. Please do not remove it yourself either. If this is an issue I apologize!

Design and Custom Creature Creation

Design work is something I have had a passion in for many years now, and I am happy to help bring a design you imagined to life with my own special flair and twists, or even simply design you something from the top of my head!
These vary in complexity and price depending on the amount of time and effort that goes into them
Moodboard adoptables are also available! They are where you send me a few images, a very basic prompt, and set me loose. Price is lower as it's a blind-bag for you. More information can be found below

Rules

Rules for designs differ slightly from those of adopts and commissions, and are as follows:

  • Once you buy the design, you CANNOT resell it for more than you bought it for plus additional purchased art

  • Changes are OK, but always credit back to the original design

  • Custom designs will NEVER be duplicated, nor will my original characters

  • Payment MUST be sent upfront. If you suddenly decide to back out of a design, or that it isn't what you wanted, I will keep the design for resale for my time and refund you. Designs are discussed and options shown so changes are to be made during the actual process through email and verifying as much as I can to be certain you like it. Once it's officially done, it's done. Abandonment of the design during the process will lead to me offering it up as an adoptable after refunding you. If you simply have me restart, however, I will either alter it far enough away, or simply discard the old design in order to keep yours original

  • All designs are to be credited back to me as their original creator, although you get all non-commercial rights to them. If you wish for commercial rights for ability to merchandise/sell, email me at [email protected]

  • Changes can be made however I ask to limit them to 3 "rounds" of fixes. Anything beyond that are +15% of the initial price. Mistakes on my behalf do not count, but please don't ask for changes that are simply aesthetic, like asking for wings last second instead of during the initial process. I offer plenty of time, and input, during the process for these changes

  • Please never be shy to be honest with me. I'd rather you turn down the sketch, than be disappointed later on!

Pricing

Moodboard Designs are always the base price, since I am given more free range with them (although commissioner gets a WIP and can ask for a maximum of 3 changes.) You don't need to make a moodboard either, you can simply send me pictures to work off of. Be aware this is risky, and cannot be refunded if disliked once complete as it is basically a blind bag! These have a 20% freelance tax on top of the base price belowMoodboards come with a Fullbody, headshot/detail shot, pelt, and palette
135
Custom designs are you coming to me to design an idea you have in mind. This works wonderfully for DnD characters, writers wishing to flesh out something visually, or simply someone seeking a fun new character. These differ from moodboards as you tell me almost all the detail and explain it to me as much as you can or want, and I draw it and toss in my own ideas and interpretations (Which can be changed if disliked)These are most often done as basic refs with one drawing of the character and a palette, or a full reference sheet. Both are priced according to the information below and prices vary depending on the complexity of what you are having me design. I will not charge someone wanting a generic white wolf the same price as a very detailed, multi-limbed monster. These have a 20% freelance tax on top of the base price. These are the starting prices:Fullbody (Front, Back, 3/4ths, ect) - 85
Headshot (Expression or marking reference) - 55
Details (paws/claws, wings, ect) - 30
'Pelt' colour chart - 10
Palette - Free
As is with all my work, please do not be shy to email/message me for a more specific quote and let me know exactly what you are looking for. Prices vary and I am willing to work with you!

Friends of the Artist!

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He also has a store where he sells his wares, check it out if you want something physical from this friendly worm!


WARNINGS: Gore/NSFW


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