UPDATE 13 March 2013:
I mentioned in my previous update that I wanted to adopt the cell-shaded style I use for my simple pinups taclobanon.deviantart.com/gall…
for full-blown pics. Originally intended as an option to a rendering style for my standard commissions, at this point I'm offering it initially and for a very limited period at $25*
apiece ($10 per additional characters, 4 characters maximum). I'm still working on a bunch of stuff so slots will be limited to just 4 pics. Turnaround time is about a month.
If you're interested, drop me a note or e-mail me at email@example.com with details of your request. Upfront payment only please.
Thanks and have a nice day!
PS: offer applies to new orders only.
_______________UPDATE 06 March 2013:
Just a heads up (or two):
1. Art style.
As I've intimated to some people, the simple pinups I've been doing is just a preview of change of direction than I'm planning to take art-wise. As soon as I'm comfortable with the cell-shaded style, I hope to adopt it for my full standard pics as well. But, no, I'm not getting rid of the regular full-shaded style immediately. In fact, and there would be a point when I'll be doing both styles side-by-side, giving the option to clients to choose which one they prefer, but eventually I will have to let feedback dictate which one I'll stick to.
2. Price Adjustment
. The second point would be about my price schedule. I've noticed that I have been spending more and more time on a single standard piece than I usually do. Comparing my new output with the old, it's become apparent why: new stuff just have more details, more refined lines and are, generally, better drawn. In any good day I could do up to 2 standard pics, but these days I can barely finish one. Hope it's a good thing, though, as I always try to give people their money's worth given my price range. Given that, and also for economic reasons (raising 3 kids is taking its toll financially), I intend to increase commission prices by April 1. I'm thinking $35 (minimum) for standard pics to start with, then graduate it up $40 towards the middle of 2013. Orders received/taken from hereon until March 31 will still be based on the current price schedule, but on a new one starting April 1. Hope it's fine with you guys!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the day!
[27 Jan 2013] Anyone remember the simple pinups I used to do in one of my old alternative accounts? Well, I've been itching to do a few more of those things. I tried reviving it a while back in this gallery but it I couldn't seem to get into the style at that time and so it didn't quite work out the way I wanted it. Lately, though I've been watching a few random episodes of anime on cable and it occurred to me that if I give it another go I might be able to make the style work and, eventually, even adopt for full illustrations.
Meantime, I'm thinking of offering it again initially at my old price. So if anyone's interested, I can do it for $15*
each. Single character and simple pose on flat or white background only. I have a few such pinups in my gallery but this is the style and general look I have in mind (from my inactive ~BragaDoom
Note that I won't be doing any rough drafts for this type of commissions (though minor corrections are okay) so please provide clear description and visual references. Limited slots, around 5-7, depending on how many orders I get for my standard pics. Upfront payment via paypal only please.
For inquiries about this type or my standard commission, drop me a note or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Edit: original post 27 Jan 2013]
I've done almost 3 batches of commissions since I my last update so a new entry is overdue! Most of the finished pics are already posted in my gallery. Others, though, will remain un-uploaded for now for different reasons (clients' request, pics with content which I feel are too explicit for DA , etc).
As to my current queue, I only have 3-4 pics to finish, and hopefully within the week, so for those who inquired, yes, I'm still open! Estimated turnaround time for the new batch will be 2-4 weeks.
My current offering will be still be standard commissions (details below) priced at $30*
. As usual that price is minimum and can increase depending on the number of additional characters and other details required. For $30 however, you will get the best art I can give for the money you pay for:
- Price: $30* (add $10* per additional character, vehicle or pet. Small silhouettes of persons, body parts, weapons, those little airplanes in the background, and other similar objects are not subject to additional fees)
- Max number of characters: 4 (including main). Please note that I'm drawing on an A4-sized canvass so the more characters there are on a page, the less detailed most of them are likely going to be.
- Background? Yes, but nothing too complex.
- Rough Draft Before Final? Yes.
- Payment Mode: Upfront via Paypal (email@example.com) or other money transfer methods
I regularly do superhero/adventure pics, but as you can probably glean from my submissions I'm also open to doing sexy and fun fetish pics, though nothing too explicit or sexual. Kissing/passionate scenes and tasteful nudity are okay, though .
As with the previous batches, number of slots is still limited to 10. Much more manageable that way.
For those wondering why I no longer post the list of commissions, well, it takes some effort to maintain and, since I only spend a few minutes in DA every time I go online, it's likely it'll just quickly become out-dated anyway.
The usual notes:
My standard commissions are for personal, non-commercial use only. You may post them in your blog, galleries, message boards, or make prints of them, but you may not use them for any commercial purpose, such as in sites requiring paid membership to view the artworks, book illustrations, prints for sale, and other uses for direct or indirect profit. If you plan to use the artworks for commercial purposes, please let me know expressly in advance so that we can draw up a binding agreement and, of course, agree on a commensurate per piece or bulk rate.
I also reserve my right to post the artworks in my personal sites, including my gallery, unless an artwork is covered by a non-disclosure agreement. I can, however, agree to temporarily hold off posting off artwork for certain reasons, like, for example, it is included in a story you are posting in your DA site and my posting of the art prematurely will spoil the story for others. Just let me know in advance, and I'll be happy to oblige.
Again, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for commissions. I can answer notes here in DA but I find e-mail best since I check it more often than my gallery, and organization-wise, the conversation thread feature of most e-mail services makes it easier for me to keep track of commission orders and descriptions. You should get a reply from me within 24 hours.
* All prices in USD