-Single character sketch: $15
-additional characters: $10 each
-Black ink: $20 + $10 per add. character
-Colored ink: $40 + $20 per add. character
-black ink and color: $60 + $25 per add. character
-Colored ink and color: $100 + $30 per add. character
-Add plain gradient background: +$10
-Complex background: +$20 and over, depending on level of complexity
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RULES REGARDING COMMISSIONS
-SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE IF YOU WANT A COMMISSION. IF YOU LEAVE YOUR COMMISSION REQUEST IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW. IT WILL JUST BE IGNORED.
-Nothing over an R rating. Violence, nudity, and other risque stuff is okay, but I won't draw anything that would be considered pornographic or overly violent (if you're unsure, just ask me and I'll tell you). In addition, I won't draw anything racist, sexist, homophobic, or anything else of the sort. Again, if you're unsure whether or not your idea falls under these categories, just ask me and I'll let you know.
-You are not required to tip me, but if you feel obliged to do so be my guest.
-Once everything is settled and your commission is finished, all payments are to be made up front before receiving your commission. I know it sounds like I don't trust any of you, but I've been stiffed in the past and I want to avoid that.
-Should you change your mind on commissioning or something happened to me that would prevent you from receiving your commission (computer crash or something), you can either wait for me to finish or ask for a full refund.
-If you really, really, really want a commission from me but don't have the money, don't complain about it to me in the comments, and especially not in PM form. They will also be ignored.
-Last but not least, if you don't want to commission me and simply want to donate money for me as a token of goodwill or an attempt to seduce me, my Paypal e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alright, that's it! Just send me a private message and I'll get to work as soon as I can. If you have any questions regarding commissions, please write it in the comments section below.
I only started it a couple days ago, so right now there's not much to look at. But I'll be posting up random sketches, scribbles, scraps, doodles and other stuff there. Think of them as the delightful celery sticks to the all-you-can-eat buffalo wings that are my deviantART pieces.
What is wrong with me
So if anyone else finds one of my drawings somewhere on the web uncredited, please inform them of where it came from. All I ask is that you not be hostile about it.
As a self-proclaimed nerd, I ask my fellow nerds: what the fuck is wrong with an attractive girl calling herself a nerd? I'm sorry, I wasn't aware there was a test to take. You'd think this pudgy douchebag and others who think like him would welcome the pretty ladies into the fandom with open arms. But no, some people just haven't grown out of the "girls have cooties" phase. And people wonder why nerds are all stereotyped as socially maladjusted male virgins.
No no, that's probably a bit to harsh. I think what's really going on is that nerdy things were once a long time ago exclusive to nerdy people, especially computers- because back in the day turning on a computer was like trying to ready a jet for takeoff, and only the most reclusive brainiacs knew how to operate the damn things. Nerds, geeks, pointdexters and all the others at the bottom of the social ladder took to escapist fantasy and fiction in the form of comics, video games, tabletop RPGs, and sci-fi/fantasy movies to escape the social pressures from real life. But nowadays anyone with at least one thumb can operate a smartphone. The Nintendo Wii proved that you can sell games to anyone of any demographic with the right marketing. Everyone and their dog uses the internet. Comic book movies are more popular than ever, even to people who haven't so much as skimmed over "Archie". Having an affinity for "nerdy" things just isn't as special as it once was.
Now, to me, that's totally fine. In fact, I welcome it wholeheartedly. Every fandom is more fun with more people in it. It's just business after all; the more people you can appeal to, the more money you can make. But for some nerds, they see all these newcomers, these outsiders, these FAKE NERDS who are invading their fandom, the fandom they personally invested so much time, effort and experience in, and it PISSES THEM OFF.
And I ask you: Why? What are you losing other than some kind of "special" status? You're not part of some elite club. You're not a Freemason. You're just someone who really likes books and toys more than average, and for some reason, you've got a stick up your ass about other people not liking the same things to the same degree as you do. Here's a news flash, Dorkamus Prime: other people can like the same things you do for different reasons, and there's nothing wrong with that. A buff biker guy can love Spider-Man. An old lady can clear whole servers in Call of Duty. Your little sister probably knows more about Spawn than you do. In the end, it's all about toys. Either let others play with their toys the way they want to in peace, or pick up your stuff and go home.
For that matter, why is it always a virus these days? Is it because it's more "realistic"? Well how the hell are shambling cannibalistic cadavers any more realistic? Fuck realism. The more sense something makes, the less terrifying it can potentially be. Why not have zombies be created by beams from televisions and computer screens? Or by wearing clothes with some weird new detergent used on them? Or from reading a book of dark magic? Something more original than the standard "aim for the head" slackjaws that plague our media today. And that's another thing: why should their only weakness be from getting shot in the head? EVERYTHING dies when you shoot it in the head. It'd be more terrifying if they couldn't be killed- slowed down, but never entirely stopped. Y'know, just like death itself (WHOOPS SLIPPED ON A BANANA PEEL SPILLED SOME SYMBOLISM UP IN THIS BITCH).
The other day I was at a sporting goods store, and over in the firearms section I saw a bunch of paper targets with zombies drawn on them. That's what zombies these days have been reduced to: target practice for the trigger-happy. There are many reasons why the zombie apocalypse is so popular- a chance to go back to simpler times, boredom/hatred of modern society, prime wanking material for abandoned building enthusiasts, but some are just waiting for the chance to shoot at a living human target without it actually being a living human target. The movie "Paranorman" ruthlessly tore this particular slice of the fandom a new asshole in the second act (spoilers ahead): as soon as the townsfolk see the zombies arrive in town, they immediately gang up on the ghouls, ruthlessly beating the ever-loving shit out of them- not because the zombies were threatening to hurt anyone (which they didn't even suggest), but simply because they were zombies.
Which is why I encourage everyone out there who loves horror and especially zombies- don't always go with formula. Encourage those who breathe new unlife into horror and eschew those who stick to "what sells". Let's bring zombies back to life.
In other news, I'm going to be shifting my artistic focus more towards original artwork. For the longest time I've felt my non-fanart pieces haven't been getting enough love, so I'm going to try increase the quantity and quality of my own original drawings. Don't worry, I'm not going to completely stop drawing pony comics and other fanart, I'm just not going to draw it as much.
With that said, I'm also going to be opening all my current original pieces up for critique, so if you feel my drawings can improve in any way just tell me! Please be as brutally honest as you can when doing so, if you please.
Now, I like playing the part of an unstoppable badass with a minigun in both hands sitting on a throne made of naked cheerleaders, but when that's the only option I'm given, it starts to become boring to the point of being almost totally off-putting. Getting a rich chocolate cake for your birthday is awesome, but getting a cake three meals a day every day for a year will make you want to strangle yourself with your own pancreas. Not to mention the obvious negative message it sends to its audience: "Ladies, you gotta dress like strippers if you wanna be as good as the guys!" Well if the pin-up look for lady characters isn't going away any time soon, why not balance it out with some sexy dudes as well?
So to all the ladies reading this, I ask you: what physical traits do you find sexy in male characters?