Here you will find information about creating commissions and commissioning artists. If there are any questions you find are left unanswered, feel free to contact support or report a suggestion for it to be added!
Although commissions are mainly designed for artwork, they're not limited to it. You can commission other work as well, such as 3D models, animations, audio/music, crafts and so on.
Active commissions that have not seen any acitivity for a certain amount of weeks, will be automatically turned inactive. If you wish to reverse this, just change the status to active again by clicking the Managebutton in the extra actions menu on the commission.
NOTE! Itaku does not handle transactions for commissions between users! Both the artist and client should communicate between each other through private messaging on Itaku (recommended for safety), or however they find most suitable, and agree on the transaction method themselves.
Handling transactions is something that may be added in the future, once there is enough demand and a secure method can be implemented.
You can find commission listings under at home under the commissioning tab, as well as under the commissions tab on a profile of an user.
There you can use filters to find listings that are right for you (eg only adopt commissions, commissions only by people you follow, commissions containing certain tags, etc).
You can also find commissioning opportunities by finding artist that are taking commissions at home under the users tab.
There you can use the "Artists only" and "Comms open" filters to find artists who are taking commissions. If you find someone who you'd be interested in commissioning, you can check the "Commissions" tab under their profile, where you can find find information about the commissioning process and commission tiers/categories (eg portrait, fullbody, etc), as well as their past and currently active commissions.
You can then message the artist about your commission, even if the artist doesn't have any active commissions under the "Commissions" tab, but has "commissions open" marked on their profile.
You can also create a commission request, using the commission creation page. There, select "Fixed" and "Request" to make a commission request. Then you can set a price range, description, example/reference images, tags, maturity rating, etc. (Commission properties are explained above in General Commissioning Guidelines).
If an artist sees your commission listing and is interested, they may message you for further discussion.
As Itaku does not handle transaction/payments for commissions, you need to agree upon the transaction method yourself!
There are multiple ways for an artist to do commissions. The main way is to create a new commission using the commission creation page. There you can create a commission that suits your needs (eg an auction, offer, adopts, etc. Commission properties are explained above in General Commissioning Guidelines).button that you can find on the header. You will be directed to the
After creating a commission, you can manage it by clicking the Manage
If all the slots are filled with users, and all that's left to do is start working, change the commission status to "Doing", to indicate the commission is being worked on! Clients that see and are interested in your commission, may message you for further discussion.
As Itaku does not currently handle transaction/payments for commissions, you need to agree upon the transaction method yourself!
After the commission is finished, make sure to change the status of the commission to "Inactive" by clicking the Managebutton in the extra actions menu on the commission to indicate that the commission is now finished and no longer seeking clients.
If your commission ran out of time before you found any clients, or if you'd like to restart the commission, you can just edit the hours left and expanding the number of slots by clicking the editbutton in the extra actions menu on the commission.
Currently, there are some notifications related to commissioning:
As Itaku does not handle payments whatsoever, it is impossible for us to offer refunds in any shape or form for commissions on our behalf. Therefore its important to stay vigilant and use caution when you're about to accept or pay for a commission.
Some tips to avoid scammers:
Make sure to report all scammers, suspicious candidates as well as commission trolls to the admins to keep Itaku clean.