HUH?!I knooow; it's been awhile. o_O I suppose another journal entry would serve far better to explain why (AGHHWHARGARRBL), but suffice it to say, I shall be open for commissions again henceforth!
*(If you noted me about one awhile back, I apologize that I am just recently pulling myself together, but I just want you to know I appreciate you all.<3 And if you are still interested, I'm happy to help! )*
So! I have no way to do this concisely, sigh, so please excuse my word-spewage.
What can you commission? I'm focusing this around portraits* right now, which I will do for $40 US (e.g. in the style of the portrait pack, pretty much all the portraits/commissions I have posted. I'm guessing if you're here you are already familiar with that! xD). Also we could probably arrange a bulk discount if you want more than one?! I haven't decided what yet, but some kind of package deal; lemme know if you are interested and we can work that out. ^^
*If you are interested in something other than a portrait, however, let me know! I don't have any official pricing for anything else at the moment but if there is interest I can try to figure it out.
I should be able to get through them pretty quickly; my estimation at the moment is <1 week. You can reply here or send me a note or email (email@example.com). ^^
WHY?!Why now? WELL. The short story is I have become responsible for two wee babes (and omg do children cost a lot O.O like so very much a lot), so all your proceeds will be going to ensure my nieces are fed/clothed/housed!
Oh, wait. Why do you want a commission?! Hm. So your original protagonist can smash through enemies (and/or chat up NPCs) in your favorite isometric games looking how you imagine them (instead of the closest approximation)! So ALL WILL LOOK UPON THEIR FACE AND DESPAIR (and/or 'swoon,' depending on how you're playing)!
HOW?!How does all this work, you ask? After acquiring the character details, I will go reference-hunting and then start a 'color sketch': basically an outline of the face+shoulders blocked in with the color blends I've selected. It's your opportunity to make sure everything is on-track and correct anything off-course, and once you send me the payment (US$ through Paypal) I will send a finished version back, and if there's any details that need fixing I can take care of that then.
(If there end up being a crazy amount of revisions/changes that veer from the original agreement I WILL NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS *ahem* I mean of course whatever you want but I may have to charge extra if it gets ridiculous. O_o)
BONUS~ until further notice~ anyone commissioning a portrait who is interested: I'm thinking of posting another portrait pack at maybe $2-$5 or something depending on what people would pay/how many portraits there are (feedback there is welcome if you guys have any input??), and anyone who would like to donate their commissioned piece for use in the pack will receive the other portraits in the package for free when it is released! ;3
WHO?!What does your character look like--ooh, who would play them in a movie? What is their quest? Their favorite color? Their favored method of kobold extermination? WHAT IS THE AIR-SPEED VELOCITY OF AN UNLADEN SWALLOW??! Wait, no, we can probably simplify this somehow.
**Link to lists of references/more info** <--I have collected so many images on Pinterest *and organized them* JUST FOR THIS PURPOSE x)(If you only have a vague description or aren't picky about some of these details, that's cool, too; I will do my best to help fill in the blanks! This is mostly because the time for you to be picky is right at the start, not halfway-through. ;D)
If you have no visual references nor a wish to look for any, then I will take the liberty of traversing my folders and gathering images I think match with your character (faces/expressions, armor/clothing, etc). But I do need a written description of some kind! I'm guessing you probably know the drill, but *colors* are very very important, since they influence all of my first steps a lot and are actually difficult to reconfigure once I have my palette balanced.
-Background color (if you have a preference: brightness/darkness can help set the atmosphere to reflect the personality/mood, otherwise I will choose something complementary to balance the other colors)
DETAILS-character class and/or what style of clothing or type of armor would they wear
-gender, age, race/ethnicity, distinguishing features?
-hair style/hair length/facial hair
-scars, accessories, jewelry, etc*
PERSONALITYI'd also like to know WHO your character is. You can describe their attitude/demeanor or give me stats/a character sheet for example, or *at the least* just let me know what sort of expression/mood they should have. This will help me in finding facial references, too. Your character is more than a collection of physical details; I want to peer INTO THEIR SOUL.
*If your character requires a lot of complicated accessories or details above the norm then I reserve the right to adjust the price accordingly depending on the time/difficulty!
WHA?!I think that sounds like a lot more information than it really is, haha. Hope you are still hanging in there! I just really like to get a feel for the character before I start so I know that I'm drawing them instead of simply someone that resembles them so they can be as accurate and 'alive' as possible, if that makes sense!
Thank you for reading, and please keep me in mind for any of your portrait-related needs!