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Hi there- I'm Andrew, and I'm a college student, freelance digital artist, and bird fan. While I like to experiment often, I primarily focus in character designing, illustrating, and pixel work.


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General art that doesn't fit in the other categories, from tiny fullbodies to completely rendered scenes.

Pixel art, including specialized themed pixels, pixel icons, and pixel fullbodies.

Character designs, from single fullbodies to reference sheets.


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General digital art, from smalls to full scenes. All pieces are rendered and clean to varying degrees!Please note that quite a few of these pieces are outdated. Working slowly on replacing them with more current art!

SMALLS
$35+
Small, fully coloured and rendered fullbodies with proportions made to fit within an icon's width. Primarily made for toyhouse and other sites requiring character icons.

HEADSHOT/BUST SHOT
$35+
No extra charge for patterned background, +$15 for complicated background (rendered scene)
A fully coloured and shaded headshot. Comes with a simple gradient background by default. Great as icons.

HALFBODY
$45+
No extra charge for patterned background, +$15 for complicated background (fully rendered scene)
A fully coloured and shaded halfbody (may extend to knee up, no extra cost). Comes with a simple abstract background by default.

FULLBODIES
$60
+$20 for partial background (scene elements implied)
+$35 for detailed background (fully rendered scene)
Fully rendered and coloured large fullbody. Comes with an experimental square background or gradient circle by default.

SCENES
Variable, starting at $85+
Bust/fullbody, fully rendered with a detailed background and foreground elements.

REFERENCE
Variable, starting at $50+
+$10 for extra, large scale details (eg; clothing reference, extremely detailed design) that require unique lines and/or more intensive work
+$15 for additional palettes/designs/new poses with unique lineart
If I'm designing something completely from scratch, please see my design section instead.
A fullbody (or more) of a pre-existing design, or an edit/species version of a pre-existing design. Comes with both a shaded version and an unshaded version.

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Art drawn with the binary tool! Good for decorating pages with, or as icons.

PAPER MARIO 64 STYLED PIXELS
$35+
Styled after the original Paper Mario's idle sprites, even using the dithered palette (by default, the character's original palette can be requested instead). Price fluctates based on character complexity/complexity of animation requested. All examples shown above would cost the base price.

BOUNCE PIXEL ICON
$25+
100 x 100 headshot/bust up pixel icon with a bounce and a blink.

FULLBODY
$65+
A fully shaded and rendered fullbody pixel. A small bounce animation (pictured above) can be added for free. Price fluctuates based on character complexity/if a more complicated animation is requested.

ANIMATED PIXEL ICON
PRICE VARIES DRASTICALLY, ASK FOR A QUOTE.
I'm not likely to do one of these if only because they take a ton of effort/time/the site I used to make GIFs is gone. However, if you want a quote/ping, just ask!
A fully hand animated smooth pixel icon, without shading. Price increases based on original frames, length, amount of character showing, complexity of animation requested, and complexity of the character.

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The thing you may very well be here for- character designs, redesigns, and more. All designs presented below (spare the small gallery of designs which don't fit my standard) fit my design standard: clean lines, colours, shading (unshaded version provided), palette and textile background. All of my designs are bound to my TOS; please read it before ordering.

The designs within this gallery above do not fit my design standard, be it because they're older, are collaboration designs, use a base, or are rougher- but they're here to provide variety.


SINGLE FULLBODY
$55+
(Redesigns of old designs created by me start off at $35).
A single fullbody of the design, including separate files (shaded version, unshaded version). Price depends on complexity of the design.

REFERENCE
$65+
+$10 per extra original (brand new lineart) fullbody
+$15 (and upwards for extensive detail) if the second fullbody is an entirely new design separate from the original design (eg; a dragon form for a humanoid character)
+$4 per extra detail (side drawings, elaborate outfits, etc.)
Shaded fullbodies alongside extra headshots, fullbodies, and busts to express extra information. Comes with one extra fullbody (generally facing the opposite direction of the original fullbody and shows off an outfit), an extra headshot, and 1-2 extra details if wanted by default.

DESIGN TOS


THE BASICS:

All of the following rules are the most essential, bare-minimum rules, and if broken, will result in an instant blacklist.Please credit me initially if reposting the design, and don't remove my credit off of Toyhou.se. I'm Nor at Toyhouse, Synoicus at Twitter and tumblr, and Kinquail at DeviantArt. I'm not on any other site art-wise, so if you see me there, that's not me. /:^)Please, do not sell the design for a higher price than what you had purchased for it. You're free to add the cost of the art you've made and/or commissioned onto the resale cost! Please, do not mass produce your own art only intending to resell the character at a high price. (Making a lot of art because you genuinely like the character is fine! It's only an issue if your only intention is to increase the design's worth.)If my design has my logo on it (usually on the side, like a signature), please do not remove my logo, be it by cropping, blurring, erasing, etc. This includes my old logo and my new logo!If you've obtained the design for free from me (trade, gift, raffle, draw to adopt, etc.) they may not be sold for any real monetary value, but they can be traded and gifted! (There are some exceptions, being if you genuinely need the money for an emergency situation. Please discuss this with me before proceeding, though.)As stated in my commission half of the TOS, none of my art is available to be tokenized/turned into an NFT/etc. If you do this, you will be both blocked and blacklisted, and possibly, warned about as most artists have a no NFT rule regarding their art as well.If you sell the character on a site I am not on, please link my TOS! And if the character already has a toyhouse, please notify me before deleting their profile, I use toyhouse as a personal masterlist.Copying and colourpicking my designs to create your own designs, or selling my designs without any authority to sell them is not allowed. I'm completely fine with inspiration, but 1 to 1 copies or copies that are over 85% similar, especially to make a profit are a no.

PAYMENT:

△ I'll need an email to invoice you with- I can either ask for one via Paypal, or Square.△ Please pay within 24 hours. I am willing to extend the time if you've communicated clearly why you could not or beforehand, but otherwise, the design will be put back on for sale/trade/etc. I may not make the 24 hour limit myself (I am a busy college student); you are fully allowed any hours that I am absent too to pay without an explanation.△ Trades involving art (sans some forms of art) must be done within a (relatively) timely manner- I'm very much willing to wait! But if it's taken you over six months without good explanation alongside other factors, the design will be put back up for trade.△ Please do not hide bids/offers- I'd prefer if you just stated 'sorry, I have to back out' or something along the lines- things happen!

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION / FAQ:

These rules are all just to provide clarity on what can be done/what cannot be done with my designs- I know it's a little bit long, but it's here to make things clearer (not everything here will be relevant to your situation). If you're looking for something in specific, try Ctrl + F to find what you're seeking.Q: Can I change the design?
△ Please feel free to change the design however you like! However, if you're making extremely drastic changes (large-scale edits, or completely new forms and/or lineart) will have to be drawn by you. Hueshifts and smaller edits are perfectly ok with the original art!
Additionally, even if the edit is drastic, please keep the two designs together and credit assigned to me for the original when selling/trading them.Q: Can I co-own a design of yours?
△ Co-owning is allowed, but will not be officially recorded by me, and will be managed by the people involved. I will not solve nor manage disputes.
Q: Can I make rules for a design of yours? (eg; "sell only to me, you can only sell once you've made 8 pieces of art", etc.)
△ Please don't add on any of your own rules (this includes regarding co-owning, payment, and/or trading) onto my designs that don't exist on this TOS. You can ask someone to ping you if they're selling/trading and smaller rules akin to that, but otherwise, no other rules can be added on by you.
Q: Can I make a species based off of your design?
△ Please ask me before making a species of my design, especially a closed (and for profit) species. I'd rather have you make an open species, but regardless of either, please ask me first, and if I give you permission, please credit me somewhere for the original concept- thanks!
Q: Can I split the design?
△ You may split the character into alternate forms; for example, you are allowed to create "Nor" and "Anti-Nor" and treat them as if they were separate characters, or make a humanoid form for a creature design. However, if sold or traded, the spin-off design must be sold/traded along with the original design. You may also assign design credit to yourself, but credit must primarily be assigned to me. Any extra art on these other forms is able to be added onto the base resale price, though!
Q: May I make sibling designs/designs related to your design?
△ You are completely free to create characters that bear some likeness to them (siblings, relatives, etc), but they cannot be clones of the original design, and the design must be approved by me if it's very similar (more than 85%) to the original design. However, you are allowed to sell/trade these designs as you have designed them, and are allowed to give yourself credit for them. They aren't bound to my TOS as you've made them!
Q: So on that note, what is considered "too close" to be a sibling design?
This guide was created quite a while ago, but still fits the general idea/expectations I have for a sibling design versus an alternate form. (This is a clickable link.)
Q: Can your designs be used as breedable designs?
Please, do not use my designs as "breedables" (designs used solely to make more designs to sell based off of the original design). Like above, you're free to make children/siblings/etc, but not for the sole intention of profit.
Q: May I make merchandise of the design/may I use your designs commercially?
△ Commercial use in the small/independent sense (eg; comics, personal/small scale merch, games, novels, charms, prints, etc) is completely ok (in fact, please show me! I think that's really neat!) Mass-produced/corporate commercial use (eg; mass-produced larger items such as plushes, t-shirts, funded campaigns, etc) will have to be discussed.
Ultimately, please try to be fair with whoever you're involving (including me!)

I THINK I'VE BEEN BLACKLISTED. NOW WHAT?

My blacklist is private, and your information nor identity will never be publicly posted online unless the circumstances are dire (eg; severe harassment, major monetary fraud, etc). If you've offered on a design of mine while blacklisted, you may not be responded to.If you ask why you've been blacklisted (civilly, and by DMs), I'll DM you back with why, and possibly photo evidence if you request it (if I can provide it- if evidence has been deleted/cannot be obtained, I'll do my best to explain, but I can't do more than that) and explain anything that you wish need be explained. Any designs of mine that you own will never be revoked, even if blacklisted, and will remain in your possession unless you haven't paid for them. Please be civil, I am completely open to discussing your blacklist status and I fully understand that people make mistakes.


COMMISSION TOS


ORDERING

△ Order via PMs on any site I am at (be it Twitter DMs, Toyhou.se PMs) or by email @ synoicus@gmail.com. You can do the latter on this site, here.△ Please do not pay me until I have confirmed I will take your commission.I only use PayPal or Square for payment, and only in USD. All payment must be upfront unless stated otherwise.△ If you need the payment to be split up for larger payments, I'm fine with accommodating as long as you discussed that beforehand. However, as long as payment isn't full, all WIP images will be watermarked and lower size than the full image.△ All prices are listed on this site- as shown, prices may vary based on complexity.

ERRORS, REFUNDS, AND MISTAKES

△ I will refund you immediately if you request a refund before I have started your commission. However, if I have started, I will refund you only by certain amounts depending on how far the commission has progressed. You will be given your commission in the state it was cancelled at, sans if the payment hasn't been met fully. Please be absolutely sure that you have the financial ability and desire for a commission before ordering!_If your commission has been lined with clean lines (around 25% finished), I will refund you 75% of your payment. If your commission is at least 50% done (at this point, it has been fully coloured and clean lined) I will refund you 25% of your payment. Anything further (at this point, your commission is practically at a finalized point), I will not refund you.△ If I am in any way unable to complete your commission due to any personal circumstances, I will explain why, and fully refund you.△ I will cancel your commission if payment is not received within 48 hours and the absence of payment is not explained for. It's completely understandable if there are technical and/or physical difficulties, so if you do encounter some, please inform me beforehand.△ I will correct any mistakes as asked for before the art is finalized; however, if you have not mentioned it before the art is fully finished, I will not correct it. Please be direct with what you want; if you have "implied" something, I may not be able to include it.If I have made a mistake due to an extremely unclear reference, I will not correct it.I will be able to change very minor changes for you, even at the end as long as they aren't too meticulous. If the request is unreasonably minor (eg; "this character's marking is three pixels off from how I like it"), I will not do it.

COMMUNICATIONS

△ Please communicate with me on what you want; and please be very clear. I want to be absolutely as accurate as I can be to your needs, but I cannot perfectly do as such without communication and details from you.△ I will communicate on the site/format you've messaged me on- I prefer Twitter over all as it's the easiest to go back and forth on, but I'll work with whatever I've got.△ I am very willing to work with you on custom designs to an extent beyond regular commissions. I care greatly about the designs I make and wish to ensure your custom is to your liking; however, if you are looking for a certain palette, please provide it to me beforehand.△ I am willing to work with written description with art only commissions to an extent- however, looking for a certain palette, please provide it to me beforehand.△ I am willing to work with written description with art only commissions to an extent- however, please bring along other materials to help me conceptualize what you exactly want (eg; a picture of a cheetah for a character with cheetah markings). If I make minor mistakes when given only text, I will not correct them.Customs are excluded from this rule, of course.△ I will send up to a maximum of 5 WIP images throughout the commission process that you have asked for. I will also send a few myself (they will not be counted among the 5 WIPs you can request) to ask your opinion before continuing onward with your commission.△ Don't be afraid to ask about the progress of your commission- however, please be civil while doing so.△ If you are not civil, your commission will be cancelled and your payment completely refunded. I may reuse the lineart, base pose, or design for other pieces as long as they don't breach your own copyright as a result of all finances being refunded. I may cut off contact or take further actions if needed. If the case is serious enough that I have to cut contact, I will not send you the artwork done within the commission.

RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS

△ As the artist, I retain all rights to the work done. I may use your commission as an example image for my commissions unless you've said otherwise. You may not use my work commercially unless talked about otherwise, especially if you're using it as an NFT.△ All character designs I have created are bound to the rules of my DESIGN section of my TOS.△ Do not claim the artwork as your own- please credit me if re-uploaded.△ Personal use of the artwork is completely okay, such as small stickers, prints, usage as an icon, and small edits are fine as long as my signature is not altered and credit is given.As stated in my design half of the TOS, none of my art is available to be tokenized/turned into an NFT/etc. If you do this, you will be both blocked and blacklisted.△ You are not allowed to use the artwork given to make merchandise, advertise, be it for profit or non-profit. The only "exception" is merchandise of character designs as stated in my DESIGN TOS.△ Do not remove my signature or edit it (via cropping, distortion, etc). This includes the alteration of both my logo and my signature.△ I will deliver the art via PNG files. You may request another image format, though.△ I will not give you the files (.psd, .csp, etc) of the artwork.△ If a custom wip is not to your liking, I may resell/reuse the scrapped design.△ I will likely post your commission to my various profiles. Please tell me beforehand if you do not wish for me to do so- if I cannot post the commission anywhere, please do not upload the image to a social media site. The only exception are sites for art/character storage, such as Toyhouse.

SUBJECT MATTER

△ I will be drawing in my style; I will not draw in any other style unless specified beforehand. Please be sure that you like my style before ordering a commission.△ I reserve the right to decline any commission, whether it is because I believe I cannot do the task successfully to my standards or I wish to not do the task. I may or may not specify why I have or have not.△ I make a lot of stylistic choices, especially regarding my shading style. If not specified otherwise, please note that I will likely alter your character's palette slightly in order to suit the needs of the image. Please tell me beforehand if you want me to retain the colours of your character (although my use of altered palettes is a staple of my style, your millage may vary if you ask for such)I may be willing to edit other stylistic choices; although I will not redraw the entire image.


I will draw the following:△ Animals (mammals, reptilia, aquatic creatures, anything, really), furries, monsters, humans, humanoids.△ Gore, ranging from blood all the way to guts/body horror. I will need greater communication if the latter is asked for, though.△ Characters that you do not own (including corporate owned characters, and other people's characters as long as you have had their permission for me to do so; I understand if the commission is a gift, so this is very case-by-case)△ Suggestive themes- like 'gore' above, though, I will need greater communication if asked for this.


I will not draw the following:△ Mechanical figures (mechs, mecha, cars, etc.) I'm genuinely not good at drawing them.△ Hateful material towards groups of marginalized individuals.△ Pornography.△ Any under-aged characters in sexual situations/pedophilic content/"adult" characters in sexual situations, and intense violence against young children to young teenagers (I will not draw 10 year olds with knife wounds in them)△ Any fetishistic art of any groups of people, especially marginalized and/or vulnerable groups.△ If I personally am uncomfortable with the subject matter, I will inform you that I will not draw it. Sorry if this happens.


Above all, please communicate with me and don't be afraid to ask things if you're uncertain. I'll do my best to meet your needs.

PLACE AN ORDER / GET A QUOTE / CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY


If you'd like to make an order or get an estimate, either contact me via DM/PM on Twitter, TH, or Discord (Coturnix#1701), or fill out the form below to send me an email. If asking for availability, just ask. I'll respond as soon as I can!


NAME: [Your username here]
TYPE OF ART: [eg; single fullbody design, fullbody pixel, etc. If ordering a custom, I'll send you a secondary form just for customs.]
REFERENCE: [Paste your reference/character's URL here]
MANDATORY DETAILS: [things that are absolutely necessary for me to know go here, for example, character details, backgrounds, etc.]
ADDITIONAL NOTES: [notes here]
Is this a gift? Y/N (if yes, please give me their username(s)).
Do you agree to my TOS? Y/N



ABOUT


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△ Andrew (or Quail if that's more your thing)
△ Chinese
△ 21 (Oct 27th)
△ Male (he/him pronouns)
△ Eastern Standard Time
△ Synoicus, Coturnix, or very rarely Excalfactoria on other sites.


Hi there! I'm Andrew, and I'm just a jack of quite a few trades who knows a slew of useless bird facts. I rotate my characters, useless information, video game people, and sad indie music around in my brain like a globe while attempting to do things that are actually relevant to the situation.I'm always learning new things, and I'm pretty much all over the place in terms of what my focus is- that's just the process of learning. If you need specifics, I particularly like art, music, natural sciences, and design work, while simultaneously dabbling in and out of other personal interests, like worldbuilding, or Wrangling For My Life With HTML.My favourite animal's the king quail (it's what this site's named after)!Nice to meet ya.

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Things that take up space in my brain, and one day, maybe, hopefully, yours if you feel like giving them a look.My energy and attention is fairly sporadic, so these come and go! Projects with set places to go can have clickable titles.


MORREMWorldbuilding project that mostly lives in my brain. A urban neo-fantasy world centering around the antics of Nihles and friends to experiment and play with RPG and adventure game tropes.THE LESS HE SPOKE(Currently on the backburner). Click and point mystery visual novel set in a fictional northeast coast city with heavy focus on character interactions and interrogative style puzzles....And perhaps more?