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Avatar Specific Commissions :: Notice

I have very specific Commission numbers for Avatar commissions, versus others, because so much more work goes into them, especially if you want a complete custom skin pattern.
It is even more so if you want your own exclusive ikran (meaning, it will not be used in other pictures; only yours).

Here is an example of a Na'vi commission I did for someone, with their photographs and the resulting Na'vi:…

✩ How My Commissions Work ✩

Some General Notes:

- Most money is to pay for initial character creation. For Na'vi, this involves custom skins with unique dot and stripe patterns (you may forfeit the option of 'your own' dots and stripes if you've a tight budget).

- More than one character may be requested in any piece.

- You can have Pandoran animals featured in your piece! I do not have only Na'vi models. Animals I do have include: atokirina (tree spirits), ikran* (banshees--please see below), pa'li (direhorses), yerik (hexapedes), talioang (sturmbeast), fkio (tetrapteron) and nantang (viperwolves). This means I can do hunting pieces, attacking pieces, anything you might wish!

- For Ikran Only: Ikran are special for the Na'vi and, like them, no two look alike (this might apply to all Pandoran animals, but ikran go further in their coloration and patterns). If you desire an ikran, because it will involved custom skin creation, they will cost as much as a Na'vi character. Many hours of work goes into them.

✩ How Many Pictures Can I Get? ✩

The good thing about requesting a 3D art piece is that the commissioner can also ask for more than one portrait--a close up, a full body, whatever they want. I am happy to do multiple renderings of a character, in the same setting with different views or multiple settings. You would not be limited to just one and I would do as many as you like (spaced out reasonably) whenever I have the time. Generally, the cost you pay covers a full-body, a close up and a 3rd of your choice, generally with your character in the same setting/background. So you will get THREE pictures in the cost. Any additional pictures, or ones with completely different and complicated backgrounds, will cost $30.

✩ So How Much? ✩

As stated above, you get three pictures, but of the same built, because once one is done it is easy to do more. Especially if you want a complicated background, and after a more simple one.
So, here is some breakdown:

Na'vi Character with custom skin: $75

Without custom skin (I'll use one I have used on another character): $40

Addition of animals (not including ikran): Generally $5 each; except: tetrapterons (free); and viperwolves and palulukan, at $10.

Ikran (custom): $80
Ikran (not custom--will use a skin I already have with minor changes) - $40

Charges are in USD.

✩ What About Watermarks and Posting? ✩

On all of my art, including my commissions, I do include my watermark, lightly, on a discreet corner of the picture. Because you may wish to use your commissioned piece as a character portrait or signature picture (on Second Life or in message boards, for example) cropping which results in watermark removal IS fine.... HOWEVER, if you post the picture anywhere on the general Internet, such as in pinterest, please DO NOT crop it nor edit out my watermark. Last, you may post it on deviantArt ONLY if linking directly back to my own deviantart on the submission, with proper credit.


How 3D Commissions Work

With 3D art, not everything is created from scratch. Some items are bought, including the figures themselves which must be manipulated to get the right look, both physically and aesthetically (for example, setting skin and eye settings, lighting, background). For my own artwork I cannot create my own clothing; everything must be bought or found. Same with the hair, skin, and if I wish it, buying shapes for a figure to get a particular face. All that being said, here is how I have set up commissions:

- I have quite a library of stuff within DAZ (which is the program I use) but perhaps not everything I'd need for someone's character. Any prices I will charge would not reflect the work put into it, but items bought to put the picture together. Items I would want to buy for a particular picture--say, a very nice ranger outfit for a female character, or a particular hairstyle for a male--will have to get pre-approval from someone before I buy it. I will pick stuff from my library if possible but some pieces I might not feel I have, so I would ask the commissioner, "What do you think about me using this?" If they really liked it, I would then buy the item, say it's $15.00. If that is the only item I bought and everything else (skin, hair, props, background) came from my own library, the picture's price would also be $15.00. However, the items bought would not be limited to that single picture use and I might use it again in my own renders.

- I would prefer render requests of a fantasy/D&D sort, as this is mostly what I have in my library, OR, specifically requests for Avatar fan art (like OCs). However, I can and would do other pictures but depending on what's being asked for, I'd probably have to buy a few things for a particular piece (and this would add to the commission charge).

- Characters in general are $50, but this can change depending on Complexity. This includes two renders of the same general shot, though with different angles. One will be up close, the other full-body. Plain background. Detailed background will be $75. Adding on animals that need a lot of work will also be $30+, again depending on complexity.

- I'd like half of the payment up front. Paypal only.

The good thing about requesting a 3D art piece is that the commissioner can also ask for more than one portrait--a close up, a full body, whatever they want. I would be happy to do multiple renderings of a character, in the same or multiple settings. You would not be limited to just one and I would do as many as you like (spaced out reasonably) whenever I have the time. Also, more than one character may be requested in a piece.

If interested please drop me a note!


Jagen Sedai / Toshiha
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States

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This is going to be sort of a reference of what we know about upcoming characters in Avatar 2, and also all the clans of the Na'vi that have made appearances outside of the first Avatar movie.

:bulletblue: Upcoming Characters :bulletblue:
With their Actor Names in parenthesis.

Na'vi of the Metkayina Clan:

Tonowari (Cliff Curtis) - The Clan Chief (olo'eytkan) of the Metkayina
Ronal  (Kate Winslet) - Hm, perhaps the clan leader, or the tsahik? :o We can only guess, but I can't picture her as anything other than in a position of power.
Tsireya (Bailey Bass) - a female child/teen
Aonung (Filip Geljo) - a male child/teen
Rotxo(Duane Evans Jr) - a male child/teen

New Na'vi of the Omaticaya Clan:

Tuktirey (Trinity Bliss) - the daughter of Neytiri and Jake Sully, possibly their youngest child
Neteyam(Jamie Flatters) - the son of Neytiri and Jake Sully, possibly the oldest
Lo'ak (Britain Dalton) - the son of Neytiri and Jake Sully

Javier “Spider” Socorro (Jack Champion) - Not a Na'vi, but apparently a human kid who was born in Hell's Gate. This ought to be interesting!

:bulletblue: The Clans :bulletblue:

Now for all those clans -- there are a lot more than those mentioned in Avatar, and none were mentioned by name. However, different clans are featured and named elsewhere; namely through TORUK: The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil, and through Disney's Pandora website, where you can take a quiz/personality test to see which clan you'd fit in with.

All detailed information is taken from the "Pandoran Research Foundation".

Anurai Clan - Appearance: Avatar the Game (Wii/PSP version); TORUK - The First Flight
   Habitat: Jungle
   Specialty: Artisanal crafts
   Analysis: The Na’vi of this ancient clan are the artists of Pandora. Their musical ability is legendary, and their unparalleled craft work — instruments, visual art, and jewelry — lives on, throughout Pandora and even in the black markets of Earth. The commodification of this work is unfortunate, as the Anurai regard the artistic act as heavy with spiritual symbolism. The scavenged bones of dead animals are their chief raw materials, and they believe that the spirit of each animal “speaks” through the artist’s work, all the way down to individual strokes of an artist’s chisel. Even the simple act of re-purposing a death object, and making it sing, symbolizes the Na’vi principle that all states are harmonized.

Kekunan Clan - Appearance: TORUK - The First Flight
   Habitat: Mountainous/Jungle
   Specialty: Banshee riding
   Analysis: The Kekunan are the most skilled banshee riders on Pandora. Indeed, according to Na’vi legend, it was a Kekunan that became the first Ikran Makto (“Banshee Rider”). Naturally, this makes them a clan that prizes bravery above other traits, as they have at the center of their lives a treacherous climb to tame a banshee, and a hunting life hundreds of meters off the ground. Like the combat training given to the young Tipani, Kekunan children start preparing for banshee riding at an early age. And all Kekunan dress in bright, festive colors to match the vibrant patterns of their mounts.

Li'ona Clan - Appearance: Avatar the Game (Wii/PSP version)
  This clan is from a game, so not much is known except what's in game. (I am not considering it completely canon).

Metkayina Clan - Appearance: Will be the main clan in Avatar 2
  Habitat: Coastal/Ocean
   Specialty: ??
   Analysis: We only know what we can glean from interviews; they are known as the "Reef People Clan", and they use ilu (Pandoran version of a dolphin, but it looks much like a plesiosaur)as mounts. We know they will be the main clan in the second movie, as much of it "takes place in Pandora's oceans".

Ni'awve Clan - Appearance: Avatar the Game, mobile version.
   This clan is from a game, so not much is known except what's in game. (I am not considering it completely canon).

Olangi Clan - Appearance: Avatar (This is one of the many horse clans on the vast plains of Pandora; the name of the clan came from the Pandoran Research Foundation website)
   Habitat: Plains
   Specialty: Direhorse affinity
   Analysis: Vast plains cover much of Pandora’s land mass, and it is here that you will find direhorse clans like the Olangi. The clan is nomadic, following game on its seasonal migratory patterns across the plains and often sleeping under the stars. They claim this freedom of movement as both a birthright and a privilege, affording them as it does the chance to “see” so much of their world (in the Eywa-related sense). They depend on the direhorse for hunting, transport, and self-defense, and so have emerged as the moon’s premier riders.

Omaticaya Clan - Appearance: Avatar, TORUK - The First Flight
   Habitat: Jungle
   Specialty: Textiles and weaving
   Analysis: Even among the highly attuned Na’vi, the Omatikaya are extremely spiritual. They are known to reside in gigantic Hometrees over generations, and for celebrating their direct, personal connection to Eywa. They also celebrate their connection to each other; as Eywa represents the connectedness of all things, the Omatikaya place great stress on the bonds they share with their fellow clanspeople, prizing hospitality and a good meal above other, more warlike traits. As a symbol of devotion and self-abnegation before Eywa, their clothing is less showy than that of other clans — usually a simple loincloth, with limited adornments. But their large, intricate loom work is celebrated by other clans and humans alike.

Tawkami Clan - Appearance: Avatar: The Game (DS version), TORUK - The First Flight
   Habitat: Jungle
   Specialty: Botanical alchemy
   Analysis: We at the PRF have a special place in our hearts for the Tawkami, because they are the field botanists of the Na’vi. They have a deep desire to know the natural world (as it is the manifestation of Eywa), and a correspondingly deep knowledge of their jungle habitat — especially plant life. Using every part of the plant, from flower to root to essential oils, they can make potions for healing wounds, curing illness, directing the behavior of animals, and facilitating spiritual guidance.

Tayrangi Clan - Appearance: Avatar (It is strongly implied this is the name of the last clan we saw in Avatar)
   Habitat: Coastal
   Specialty: Banshee fishing
   Analysis: Like the Kekunan, the Tayrangi are expert banshee riders. What sets them apart, however, is how the clan has adapted this relationship to its coastal surroundings. Rather than hunt game from the air, Kekunan-style, the Tayrangi will ride their banshees out over the waters of the Easter Sea to catch aquatic animals. This means they have a deep knowledge of both the air and the sea, including underwater migratory and feeding patterns. As masters of their coastal territory, they are also some of the strongest swimmers on Pandora, and revere many of the large aquatic predators in their midst.

Tipani Clan - Appearance: Avatar The Game (PC/PS3/360), TORUK - The First Flight
   Habitat: Jungle
   Specialty: Expert warriors and hunters
   Analysis: Though all Na’vi are proficient fighters, the Tipani commit like no other clan, raising all children as future warriors and beginning combat training at a very young age. They are one of only a few Na’vi clans to have been observed wearing armor and helmets by researchers, and they are experts with a spear, prizing its versatility in both close- and long-range fighting. They are also widely considered the best hunters on Pandora — often they will stalk an animal simply to see how long they can do it without being detected. A natural stoicism helps in this; a Tipani rarely speaks, but when he or she does it’s with great weight and consideration.
Jake doesn't name two of the clans in Avatar, so we only know them as "Horse Clans of the Plain" (which can cover several, then; it is possible ) and the "Ikran People of the Eastern Sea"; this is very likely the Metkayina or Tayrangi clan.

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useless-machine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
woah, I thought I was already following you but I guess not! that's fixed now ;9
I love all your 3d orca art so much... the attention to detail on the models themselves is fantastic, and your color choices for the posed scenes are beautiful :heart:
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :D I really love your comic, too :)
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Nice gallery:)
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) (Smile) I invite you to my gallery:) (Smile)If you like my work, watch me :) (Smile)
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Oh my goodness, I'm so lucky I found you, I was looking for some beautiful art like yours!
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
iastSA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Do you still do 3D character commissions?
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do, yes :) Please PM me with details if you like!
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