Commissions are now OPEN!
This has been a LONG time coming. I wanted to do this when I had all the assets I needed (Foal puppets complete, a Princess or two), but unfortunately a few days ago my second monitor busted, so that’s sort of lit a fire under my butt to get this done. Since this is my first time with any sort of public commission work, I’ll open up five slots for the time being to make it more manageable for me. If it turns out I can handle it, I’ll open up more.
As for what this means for my Tumblr, and comic, I’m still working on them! Don’t anyone fret about that, it’s just I need some extra cash at the moment, and my day job is far from delivering, so I’m hoping to supplement it a little with this. So take a look at the options and see what you like. I am working on a Princess Luna puppet, but don’t expect it to be done soon. As for the big question, NSFW or not? I’m going to keep my commissions Safe for Work only. There’s a few reasons for this (and me being against NSFW art is definitely not one of them), the biggest of which is that I am wholly inexperienced when it comes to NSFW content, and as such, I can’t promise the same sort of quality that I could provide otherwise. Another reason is mostly due to time, I can only work on a NSFW image at night, in the wee hours of the morning after everyone else has gone to sleep. If I had a second monitor, I could potentially risk it (as it gives me enough warning when someone comes into my room to minimize it), but as it stands, my main monitor is the first thing anyone’ll see when looking for me in my room… which could lead to some potential awkwardness. So yeah, NSFW is out for now.
Regardless, if you want to commission me, just drop me a message through DeviantArt, or either of my Tumblr’s, and we’ll work something out!
I should make mention of the process I go through when I do commissions. If you were to choose the full colour picture option, I will first do a sketch. I will then send that sketch to you for review, it’s at this stage that you can ask for big changes to the picture, say if you don’t like the pose, or think the background is wrong for what you envision. If all is good, I’ll ask for you to pay the first half of the final amount, and then get to work on finishing the rest of the picture. When I finish the picture, I’ll send a low-resolution, watermarked copy to you for final review, which is the stage you can request smaller changes, like facial expressions, etc. When we both agree on the final image, I’ll then send you an invoice. I’m doing this for book keeping reasons and I’ll have proof for when the tax man comes. The invoice should allow you to pay the money directly to me with no hassles at all. Then I will email you the final image at whatever resolution you want it at (the only limitation to this is if it crashes Flash when trying to export it).
The process for the other options is similar, except since they’re rather small amounts (10-15-20, etc), I wont require the first half of payment (nor will I send you a sketch unless you pick the Complex Pose option). I will however send you a watermarked version of the image when it’s done for final review, then I’ll send an invoice for you to pay the full amount, and then I will email you the final image(s) at whatever resolution you want it at.
Finally, on the front page of my DeviantArt (and mod blog on Tumblr), I’ll have a list of how many slots that are open currently. If you see a slot marked as pending, it means that someone has contacted me interested in getting a commission, but hasn’t replied with what they want. A pending slot is both available or unavailable, that is to say if the other four slots are taken, and one is pending, if someone emails me and we can set up a commission in time, that person will take that pending slot, and the person who was originally in there will get first dips on a newly opened slot, if they’re still interested. I think this is a fair system, and encourages people to set it up quickly, early bird and all that.
((Last time I’m reblogging this for now (I’ll probably try to re-reblog this once a week for the next few weeks or so). Just wanted to share some new information regarding the commission process and slot-status.))