Adoptables, AuctionsWhat is an Adoptable Auction?
An Adoptable Auction it's like a normal auction, with an adoptable on the plate and the highest point/money offer wins. These are not 'first come, first serve' adoptables.
Is it the same thing as a Name-Your-Price Adoptable?
Both can cause a bidding war, but no, they're not the same thing. Auctions are more organized and have more terms to them that the NYP Adopts. NYP Adopts usually have a price range and not a starting bid, they don't have an autobuy, nor a minimum bid raise and end when the Adoptable Creator feels like it.
Bid = Money/Point Offer
Starting Bid/Base Bid = The first and lowest bid you can make for the adoptable (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Minimum Raise = The minimum amount of money/points that you need to add to a previous bid to beat it (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Autobuy/Buyout = The price that you need to pay to be sure to get the adoptable (usual
Adoptables, Buying AdoptablesBUYING AN ADOPTABLEAdoptables, Buying Adoptables1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Have an Adoptable Fund ready
Having some extra cash in your paypal or extra points in your dA helps you a lot in case you wish to purchase a limited hold-time adoptable. To avoid scamming, many adoptables artists ask for payment within a certain time frame (one or two days generally) and having a fund helps you when you see an adoptable you really want. Sometimes artists will let you put an adoptable on hold, but it's still better to ask first if the 'hold' option is available or not before claiming.
Find an Adoptable that you really like
Adoptables often come in sheets or maybe you follow a lot of adoptables artists and no one can deny that there's a lot of choice around dA. Since you finances are not unlimited, you might find yourself in the tight spot of choosing an adoptable over another. The point here is, you need to *choose*. Because asking both and then making one
Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables ArtistsTwo Steps to StartAdoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists1 year ago in Projects More Like This
Create a new account
This is not necessary, per se, but if you have in mind to do more than just one or two sheets of adoptables, it might be a good idea to start a new account. This way you won't spam your watchers' inbox, if they're not interested in adoptables, and you can organize your gallery in a better way.
Be a member of Adoptables Groups
dA is a big community and the sheer amount of new deviations every day makes it hard for your art to be seen. Considering that you just made a new account for your adoptables, you have basically no watchers whatsoever so how can you get the exposure you need to sell your characters? The answer is join Adoptables Groups. By doing this you can do two things, the first is submit your adoptables to their gallery and advertise them, the second is observing the trends, what people like to draw and buy more.
Adoptables, PricingMany people have asked me about this subject and while I did write a small 'Pricing' section in Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists, the requests have not decreased so I decided to do a Journal dedicated to it.Adoptables, Pricing11 months ago in Projects More Like This
Pricing is a tricky art because you need to balance three things, the Price/Effort ratio, the Price/Design ratio and the General Market Price.
This is what you think you deserve to earn and the price that you would put on your adoptable if you didn't take into account the other two aspects. This takes into account mainly two things:
Time spent on the adoptable
Obviously, spending five hours on an adoptable instead of one makes the price rise. Many artists use a hourly wage to do their commission prices, so you should time yourself when you do an adoptable, at
Adoptables, Customs What is a Custom Adoptable?Adoptables, Customs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's an adoptable commission that is created using a pre-set lineart or base and the colours/patterns of the adopter's choice.
How do I start making Customs?
Starting is easy enough, you just have to decide that you have the time to do them and be willing to work with another person to produce something together. A custom is not unlike a collaboration after all, you'll just be doing all the "arm-work".
How do I make it easy for myself?
First: Be prepared!
(Only works with programs that support layers)
The fastest way to "make it easy" is to prepare beforehand. This means having some kind of layered base ready to be coloured. It doesn't matter if it's your own lineart or someone elses, but having to do all the colour outlines *every single time* is just boring and time consuming. And if you want to offer lower prices, you can't spend hours on the outlines.
Commission Info -new/openCommission InfoCommission Info -new/open5 months ago in Personal More Like This
First and foremost, there are no refunds unless I fail to deliver the commission in which case I will contact you saying I will refund you.
Rules & Etc.
█ ▌Please be patient with me! It may take time.
█ ▌No refunds. Please be sure you want the commission.
█ ▌Please be specific when ordering! Image refs are the best!
█ ▌If you use the image anywhere, please link and credit me!
█ ▌You may not alter or redistribute your commission.
█ ▌Payment is upfront!
█ ▌WILL do females and males.
█ ▌WILL do animal features (but not complete furry).
█ ▌WILL do most things 8D
█ ▌WON'T do all out gore, violence, or adult content (artistic nudity okay).
█ ▌WON'T do copyrighted characters (fan-characters okay).
█ ▌If I'm not comfortable with something, I will let you k
~The LADY's Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!~**EDIT; 12/25** Registration is now CLOSED!! I'll be compiling names on a list tonight, and probably announce winners tomorrow morning (my family made more Christmas plans than I thought today!! ^^)~The LADY's Christmas Plushie Giveaway!!~6 months ago in Contests More Like This
Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!! :iconchristmastimeplz:
**EDIT; 12/10** Decided to extend the deadline a little. I love your answers so far!! Such a variety of characters. ^^
It's the Lady's favorite time of the year. :iconvictorydanceplz: I've been listening to the Peanuts Christmas soundtrack for days already; words can't tell how excited I am that the holiday season is here.
So, it's time to spread some Christmas cheer By means of another Plushie Giveaway!! :iconchristmasla:
I'm going to be giving away FOUR custom made mini plushies once again.
Unlike last time, however, they won't be limited to just Kuroshitsuji. It can be any anime or manga human-type char
Adoptables, Basics for AdoptersSince I've been asked these questions a lot, I thought to write some journals about it. This is from an Adopter's point of view.Adoptables, Basics for Adopters1 year ago in Projects More Like This
What are adoptables?
Adoptables are "characters" that you can purchase for your personal use. They can be animals, humans, objects... Anything and everything can be turned into an adoptable.
What exactly *is* it that I'm adopting?
You're adopting the *character* itself, not the design, not the art, just the character.
Take this adoptable:
Art = The drawing itself = Right remains to the artist
Original Species = The lines = Right remains to the artist, unless the species is for adoption too (Not valid in case of existing species such as wolves, cats, etc....)
Design = Black coat/Golden wings/Pattern on Tail = Right remains to the artist
Character = (Original Species + Design) = This is yours
You are basically adopting the right to use the character as a whole, species + design/pattern. Us
Journal Skin Commissions! CLOSED!!EDIT: Commissions are closed for a bit. I want to get all my commissions out of the way then focus on making some free skins. Then I will open up commissions again. so get to saving if you really want one.Journal Skin Commissions! CLOSED!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Don't let these scare you, this is just for the stupid people xD
1. Do not rush me. I will get it done as fast as I can but we all have off days, right? Just give me time and let me work on my own time. The more patient you are, the sooner it will be done. I hate to keep people waiting so I will always try to get it done asap.
2. Do not give me stuff to work with that you do not have permission to use. I can't be held responsible for your idiocy. If you're not allowed to use an image or art or brush, don't give it to me to use. Im not going to get myself in trouble for what you gave to me. If you can use it, use it. Otherwise please do not give it to me.
3. Feel free to be specific! If you have a certain look in mind, please try your best to specify ho
The Purchase Button and P2U DeviationsI'm so trying to avoid thinking about graduation, so I thought to explain this a little better.The Purchase Button and P2U Deviations8 months ago in Happenings More Like This
What are P2U Deviations?
They're deviations that ask you for a points' price to download their content, hence the 'Purchase' Button. Many of them are downloadable bases, but some are high resolution, unwatermarked versions of the previews everybody can see and favourite. In other cases, it's simply a way to pay for an adoptable or to purchase a custom, it really depends on what the deviation's owner wants to do.
Example of a P2U Base:
Can everybody use the P2U option?
Not currently. Right now it's available to Beta Testers only. This means you need a Premium Membership (paid account) and an active Beta Testing option (free). The dA staff has however said that this feature will be available to everyone and not just to Premium Users. This means that people just need to wait until all the bugs have been worked out and the Platform is released to the public. No, I
FAQThanks guys for helping me with questions to put here! If you have any more, feel free to send them my way!FAQ2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Basic Art Questions
What tablet do you use?
I use a Wacom Intuos5!
How long have you been drawing?
Uh I'D SAY LIKE ALL MY LIFE LKMDGKLG. But I only got serious about trying to improve when I was around fifteen? But then I'm just like ugh draws everyone facing to the left.
How do you know how to draw anatomy amazingly?
OH GOSH LKSDMGKLSDG. I REALLY DON'T ANATOMY IS SO HARD but I guess just a lot of prac...tice... yes... convulses. I've been a huge fan of stylized anatomy so sometimes my anatomy gets really... SHARP? Also I used to draw SUCH daddy long legs but I've toned it down now lksdmgl just god shoujo legs on everyone.
How long does a piece take you (maybe one adoptable?)
It really varies! I'd say an estimate of four hours? That's the minimum, I'd think... Even chibis take me a long time be
Pixel Chibi Commissions [CLOSED][Edit] - ASjdkfsldghWTF?Pixel Chibi Commissions [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just woke up, and holyshiznitssomanynotes :iconcannotevenplz:
I-I-I need to close it ;A;
Thank you those who sent me notes <3
Now i'll work my ass off to get them done soon!
Kay... I wasn't going to open coms until I finished the midterms (yeah, i'm in middle of it), but there are some issues that came up irl so I need to open ._. (Nothing severe, I think, but I just want to save up just in case.)
Also, for other reasons too: like, I think some of you know that i'm holding this project :iconpoke-pal:, so I should probably start saving up for making that art book if we're really gonna do it (Advertising: there are still few more pokemons available - if you're interested, feel free to send a note!)
So yeah, I'm gonna open pixel commissions... since i'm really into them again lately /shot
Please be noted that if you're interested in commissioning me, it might take a while to get them done (since i'm busy with school works and other cra
How to set up DA commission business-edI think I have given enough advices to different people of the same thing I might as well write a journal about it. (So I can be lazy and just pass the link to them later.)How to set up DA commission business-ed6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is for starters who wants to start their own DA commissioning business.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I won't say, because it soly depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
If you need more exposure, do fanart. After all, people would type and search famous series, not your name. If they do type your name, you are famous.
If you don't want to do fanart, the other option is draw the cliche-category.
Pirates are selling, draw pirates.
Angels and demons always sell
You get my drift?
HOW TO START
1. Setting prices:
if you don't kno
Adoptables, Writing an Artist's DescriptionA Good DescriptionAdoptables, Writing an Artist's Description1 year ago in Projects More Like This
Concerning adoption, a good description is always needed. It informs the purchaser about everything they need to know about the character and the adoption itself.
Basics of a Good Description:
Use proper grammar
A lot of deviants are *not* native english speakers and all the english they know is what they have been taught in school so try to use proper grammar. Talking and writing are not the same thing, 'your' and 'you're' do not mean the same thing and should *not* be written in the same way. Some mistakes or 'typos' can always happen, but as long as most of your writing is correct, the odd mistake is forgivable.
Unless you're a writer working on a stream of consciousness, periods and commas are not optional. (And remember that the first letter after a period is always capitalized)
No walls of text
Writing every sentence after the other without leaving spaces ever so often is
NEW PRICE LIST (again)Yes, finally I edited my prices for commissions and yeahNEW PRICE LIST (again)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
they are payable for that stuff I usually draw, how I think O_O
I calculated the point prices with this http://browse.deviantart.com/art/DeviantArt-Point-Calculator-252802121
and the prices are for ONE CHARACTER you choose. A BIT background is always possible.
so here we go.
Not full colored but digitally edited. can be drawn with pencil or digital (I use photoshop).
Also I can draw a bit background. a bit dynamic.
4$/ 3/ 320
(+ 2$/ 1/ 160 for each additional character!)
Waist up/ full body:
6$/ 5/ 480
(+ 3$/ 2/ 240 for each additional character!)
COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS
More detailed and dynamic. It's full colored. The lineart is drawn with pencil.
7$/ 6/ 560
(+ 4$/ 3/ 320 for each additional character!)
LOL ARE YOU KIDDING ME?:iconanti-adoptables:LOL ARE YOU KIDDING ME?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Because obviously every adopt artist just does re colors of one thing, according to them.
Sparkle wolves and pokemon.
Found this through *Cactus-Curses and *Im-Fancy.
Just to let you guys know.For those of you who don't really know me.Just to let you guys know.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
My birthday is NOT in a few days. Its set as my boyfriend's birthday. As we made this account together to just browse around and I ended up taking control of it for art stuffs.
lol, just thought I would throw this out there.
My birthday is Jaunary 1st.
Point Commissions:iconpointcommissionsopen: :iconcommissionsask: :iconrequestsask: :icontradesask: :iconcollabsask: :icongiftsfriendsonly:Point Commissions1 month ago in Personal More Like This
If your asking for a request its only can be a sketch
Gifts are only for friends in my friends list on my page
Head (Sketch, Not Colored): 5
Chibi (Sketch, Not Colored): 10
Body (Sketch, Not Colored): 15
Head (SAI) (Not Colored) 10
Chibi (SAI) (Not Colored) 16
Body (SAI) (Not Colored) 20
Icon (SAI) (Colored) (OneStyle) 15
+10 If Colored
+15 oints: If Copic markers (scents I'm still not used to them)
+5 oints: If adding extra characters
:star: ! You must give points before I do the commission or I won't do your commission ! :star:
:bulletred: Commissions are usually done by a 3 days.
:bulletred: I will NOT do background
2013 Pricing ListHello dear customers! now we're posting 2013 commission pricing.2013 Pricing List2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Custom Character Plushie 16"--->
Human or humanoid form:
Simple Plushie---> $ 95.00 (No detailed and not
much difference of colors and fabrics)
Medium Plushie----> $105.00 (Tuxedos an formal
Complicated Plushie-----> $125.00 (Armors, long
hair, many different colors and fabrics.)
*We are not responsible for taxes
If you're interested please note us ^^
Seeking CommissionsI'm seeking people with OPEN commissions.Seeking Commissions2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Link me to their commission journal/prices
Feel free to post other people too! No need to link just to yourselves~ Looking for long lists of artist who take commissions
Commission Feedback!totally stealing this from :iconnotdamien: LOLCommission Feedback!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
im really curious on how my commissioners feel about their commissions/ the overall experience! so if you have gotten a commission back from me before (oh my god i am so sorry first batch of commissions i ever did LOL) i would love it if you could fill out the little form below ;v;<33
How it works;
- Link to your commissioned picture(s), if you bought several && have the same opinion on all of them, just linking to one is fine. You must have your link to your commission from my gallery. Then, you either leave a comment, or a critique !
What you feedback on;
- How happy you were overall
- My attitude towards you
- If I was slow, or fast (Please consider how busy I was at the time you ordered)
- Anything else you feel others/I should know
Please be honest ;v;/<3
Commissions - Closed * LIMITED*Commissions - Closed * LIMITED*2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Who's been waiting forever to commission me? :iconmegustaplz:
Ahah :iconimsotiredplz: Sorry guys, this is just a small commission for those whove been waiting like; forever to commission me.
These are cheap! only 250 or $3 USD
these are just called Pockets~
Pocket chibi's have a honey glow, these are fully colored~
If you just want the honey glow but this big of a pocket;
It will be 150
There are only 3 slots!
Serious Commissions Only
please comment and link your oc you want me to draw; thank you!
Commissions(On hold now).I'm going to put them all on hold now!!!Commissions(On hold now).3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(I'm going to finish this last chibi one for now)
And maybe do some adoptables. uwu
or character buys.
I NEED MONEY :iconsawbplz:
STUPID BODY NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK..
Collaborative Commissions.Just making this journal for the sake of getting it out there.Collaborative Commissions.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really interested in doing commission collabs. I'd be up for really all sorts of commissions, chibi's especially. (I can do Humanoids, Anthros & Animals (Even NSFW v///v))
-I would only be interested in coloring OR lining if you provide a sketch (I am working on getting my drawing skills to an acceptable level so I don't feel comfortable doing anything other than those 2 things)
--I wouldn't be able to start anything until the last week of April/first week of May since I have a big to-do list and won't be considering adding anything else to it until it's cleared.
---You can contact me via note or skype (nadoptchan is my name, don't judge) if you're interested.
----I don't have any proper examples of my coloring style so if you'd like to send me lines to see how we would work together I'd be happy to color them ;w;b (Here are some 'eh' examples (Just to give you a taste of my style though I haven't put 100% effort into s
Im still looking for custom base orzYeahIm still looking for custom base orz3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just making a journal about it so its more organized orz
But yes I am still looking for an anime-chibi-esque custom adoptable base
So if youre interested please let me know? (dont be afraid to comment again if you already did on my poll)
I can pay in points and in cash as well!