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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 11, 2010, 9:48 PM
Just letting everyone know that I'm open for commissions. That hasn't changed much, but I don't exactly advertise it at all, so...

It's usually $20 per hour that it takes, but really? Anything would be great right now. I'm trying to pay my next month's rent for the summer, so that I can stay in Minneapolis without having to rely on my parents for all of that money, but...

p.s. Sorry, but I only do your original characters now (or someone else's, if you got their permission), or real life people. No fanarts.


♣ Commission status: Open! ♣

I price them by how long I think it will take me to finish it and the cost of the materials being used to create it. Even if it ends up taking longer to finish it than I had originally planned, you will not have to pay extra. The price also depends on how complicated/ detailed the piece you want is.

If you want to commission me, please e-mail me at Genaminna[at]gmail[dot]com or note me on deviantArt.

I will draw:
- Your own characters
- Tasteful [implied] sex, as long as no private parts are showing. (Breasts are okay); tasteful nudity of couples, etc.
- Basically anything else... except...

I won't draw:
- Graphic violence or forced sex (rape)
- Sex involving minors (17 and younger)
- Fanart (Exception: Only if you created the characters, yourself, or someone else gave you permission to use their character(s).)

~Materials and Pricing~
The range depends on the amount of detail, and the coloring choices used. Listed, starting from the cheapest. If you want mixed media, just let me know.

Black and White:

Sketches (pencil or digital)- $5 (15 mins.)- $40 (2 hours)
New DBZ-ish style? oh noes D: by genaminna Salikos--NKTR by genaminna Hey Arnold sketches by genaminna

Cleaned Pencil lineart- $6.75 (20 mins.)- $60 (3 hours)
Mucha-style GohanxVidel--WIP by genaminna

Pen and Ink (lineart)- $20 (1 hour)- $350 (17.5 hours)
HA-- Looks Like We Made It by genaminna Marihara-- Character model by genaminna What do you love me for...NKTR by genaminna

Pen and Ink (with Prismacolor Grey-toned markers, Digital Screentones, or greyscale shading)-
Greece and Japan's VideoGames by genaminna Karina- Into the Night by genaminna NKTR-- Prelude, page 2 by genaminna

Pencil Shaded- $20 (1 hour)- $350 (17.5 hours)
Realistic SSJ2 Gohan by genaminna Baby kid -- commission by genaminna Peter O'Toole by Genaminna03


Digital Coloring (Adobe Photoshop, Paint Tool Sai)-
Gohan vs. The Red Ribbon Army by genaminna NKTR gang-- celshade colored by genaminna Hey Arnold: Au Naturale by genaminna

Markers (Copic, Prismacolor)
Trunks' Date: What to Wear? by genaminna

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor)-
Almond and Pica-commish4Beyrob by genaminna Sammi and her Husband- Commish by genaminna Sing --pg.2 by genaminna

Traditional Painting (acrylic, watercolors, oil)-
Neopolitician by genaminna I'm not that delicate --NKTR by genaminna Mr. Jenkins' Dad-oil painting by genaminna

~When asking for a commission~

• Give me a description of what you'd like, being as detailed as you can. Then, I'll come up with a price estimate. Reference images are always helpful (but they're not required)! They just make my job easier, which means cheaper prices for you!
Also, let me know what style you want it in...!
• Tell me what sized paper (or canvas) you'd like the work on. The final version of inked drawings are done on brisol board. Sketches are done on sketch paper, Watercolors are done on watercolor paper; oil paintings are done on canvas or canvas board, etc...
• If you don't want me to send it to you in the mail (i.e.- if I'm just doing a digital drawing), then I'll take the shipping charges out. Let me know beforehand, okay? If I'm doing a traditional painting for you, you might as well let me ship it to you. After all that money you spent, I'd think you'd wanna have the "real thing," right?
• You get to keep the preliminary sketches/drawings too.

~Example Prices~

- 5" x 8.5" Pencil Sketches are $5-40
- 5" x 8.5" Cleaned Pencils are $6.75-60
- 8.5" x 11" Pencil Shaded drawings are $20-350
- 5" x 8.5" Pen and Ink drawings will be $20-150
- 8.5" x 11" Pen and Ink drawings will be $40-200
- 5" x 8.5" Colored Pencil drawings will be $60-200
- 8.5" x 11" Colored Pencil drawings will be $80-300
- 9" x 11" Watercolor paintings will be $90-350
- 16" x 20" Oil paintings will be $500-800
- 18" x 24" Oil paintings will be $600-1000

Of course, you aren't constrained to those sizes, but that's just to give you an idea. You can always just ask for an estimate and not have to commit to an actual commission. These prices depend on the size and complexity of the image. Just ask me!

~About the Progress~

• Once we do agree on the pricing, I'll require a 10% non-refundable deposit fee so I can start working on your commission. It goes toward your final price.
• When I am half done with the picture, and you are happy with it, I'll need at half of the full payment in order for me to continue. (If your image was $100... $10 would be the deposit fee, an additional $40 will be needed for the halfway price of $50, and then $50 again once I am done, and you are completely satisfied with it. Then I ship it!)

~Updates on Progress~

• Example: If you want a colored pencil drawing...
I'd take a picture of the w.i.p. and update you when:
1) You want changes in the drawing and I fix them.
2) The prelim sketch is finished**
3) When the inked version is finished
This is where I consider it half-done, so I'll require half the money.
4) Then, I do the final colored version. If you like what you see, you pay me the other half, and then I ship it.

**If you want to change something, it's better to ask while it's still a sketch. If you want to add something that wasn't in the initial picture, it'll cost a little more. Please be specific about the colors you want used.

I accept Paypal and money orders. Thanks for reading! ♥

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Tongari69 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I'd love to commission you, but when you say 'fanart' I'm assuming you mean you won't do characters from existing series, only original things, right?
genaminna Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, that's right. Thanks for your interest~
beyrob Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I would if I had some money XD
genaminna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's cool, thanks XD
VollendJatara-Jenny Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I understand the "no fanart thing" ( after all, charging people 4 some1else's characters [without their proper legal permission] would be like Google searching the "Mona Lisa", printin' it out, & saying, "I painted it"). However, fanart is a labor of love & SHOULD be free of Charge
(lest we 4get, Most of us FanArtists have a "disclaimer" Like:
" I OWN NOTHING that isn't Mine!", which never hurts ;D ).
I'll Probably put some of my original Art on Here 2 as soon as I can get a Digital Drawing pad & either buy a scanner or Test the 1 we already have 2 see if it still works. :D
genaminna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, good luck with your original characters. :)
And, well, people sell doujinshis, but... I don't know. I, at least, don't like doing it anymore...
DAv2003 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
May I ask, when you say $20 per hour you work on a commission, what's your average time frame for working on them? I'd like to commission you but I have to know how much I'd be spending first.
genaminna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm sorry about that.
I updated my journal with some more information. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
ArtisticParadigm Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you on the commisisons thing. I'm trying to do some right now but for low end amounts cause I'm afraid if I don't take those I'll get nothing at all xD

And my school's raising the tuition again so whoop-di-doo! Dx
genaminna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Geez, wonderful timing, college. :/
Well, good luck to you too, love! <3
ArtisticParadigm Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks hun <3333 To you as well!! :cuddle:
cuteswan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Darnit! I have some original character ideas but mostly it's their personalities which are sketched out, not their actual looks to any reasonable degree. I'll see what I can pull out of my flying feathers and see if it's enough to commission a basic sketch. You'd think with all of the detailed writing that I do that I could do this, but with fan-fiction I've been very lazy with full descriptions of the characters... Maybe it's time I take that up as a challenge: fully describe a few existing character in writing and then focus on imagining them visually.

It sounds like your parents are going to make sure that you don't starve or have to move into a shelter, but you're right that it's better to do as much as you can yourself. Most importantly I'm hoping that you can finish school without any problems.

Anyway, best of luck with in any case. Take care.
genaminna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'm just trying to do as much as I can on my own, first.
Hehe, that does sound like a challenge if you're up for it? XD...
Just let me know in any case!
Thanks again~
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