Terms of Service

The following is Celestina Art’s Terms of Service for non-commercial items.  Commercial items are subject to different rates and require a contract.  For commercial inquiries, please email james [at] celestinaart [dot] net.


I can be reached via FA note at JamesAlesto, or via email at james [at] celestinaart [dot] net.  I do not accept work via messenger, and do not give out my handles.

I will respond to all messages within 24 hours.

As the Artist

  1. I retain all rights to my work, regardless of any characters depicted.
  2. Clients may not use the art for profit, NFTs, Patreon/ Substar subscriptions, including for use as downloadable character packs.
  3. I will file a DMCA without notice against violations of my copyright.
    1. I exercise my moral right to my work.
    2. A client may not pay or barter with another artist to edit my work
    3. A client may color their art for personal practice, but they must clearly indicate what was edited by them.
  4. I decline to remove art from my gallery or keep art private for any reason.
    1. Clients are welcome to request an item be held back from posting for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, ect.)
    2. If a client is adamant a piece is pulled, they will have to buy out my rights for 5x the original commission cost.
  5. I reserve the right to decline or cancel a commission at any time without explanation.  (See refund policy.)
  6. I will not make prints of your art, but I will upload the full resolution for sale in art packs.

As the Client

  1. Clients retain all rights to their characters.  I do not claim ownership.
  2. If art is reposted by a third party, a client may file a DMCA on my behalf if their character is depicted.
  3. If a website refuses to honor this, please contact me, and I’ll file on your behalf.
  4. Clients may cancel a commission for any reason without explanation.  (See refund policy.)
    • Clients who file chargebacks without asking for a refund first will be reported to artistsbeware.info.
  5. The finished web version of the commission is welcome to be reposted anywhere the client wishes so long as proper credit is given to me.


All payments are due in USD via the payment method given on the live posting.

If a payment plan is available, it will be offered on the commission posting.

Refund Policy

If I cancel: 

A full refund will be given, and the client loses all rights to the work.  I may resell the art for a YCH.

If the client cancels:​ 

Refunds will be issued based on a percentage for “work not done”, rounded down if applicable. 

If I have not started, then you will be given a full refund.

Status of client work is documented in my queue.  Keeping the queue up to date is my job, and I will not hold a client to progress that I didn’t fill in.


Slot abandonment: 

Upon reservation of a slot, a client has 72 hours to deliver their prompt and send payment.  If they do not do so in this time frame, then their slot is considered abandoned.  Clients who do this multiple times face being blacklisted.

Commission Abandonment:

While your commission is in progress, if you do not respond to me after 2 months your commission will be considered ‘abandoned’. I will do my best efforts to regain communication with you by posting a Lost Contact on Aritsts Beware.

You will receive a final notice to contact me to pick your commission back up. If after 1 month, you do not respond to the final notice then your commission will be officially ‘abandoned’. You will not receive a refund, and will instead receive a credit for work not done towards a new commission.

If you do not respond to that email to claim your credit within another 6 months, then you lose rights to the credit entirely.