On Requests

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Current Request Status:
:bulletgreen: Commissions: Open (but ask first)
:bulletyellow: Art Trades: Ask first
:bulletred: Requests: Currently closed, please see fav.me/d7tv49s for current requesting and details (Please keep requests to that journal entry, thanks!)


I am open to MLPFIM-style requests - they are free though I have no problem if you want to talk about any type of compensation (art trade, points, etc.) as well. Wink/Razz  (I will generalize prioritize those with compensation higher than others)

Example of past OC requests:
Request: Daystar by masemj  Request: 7camo7 Changeling by masemj Request: Lazy Flash by masemj Request: Forged Silver by masemj Request: Watermelon Pony by masemj

I can also do backgrounds and other more complex works like groups of three or more, or character reference sheets, but I prefer to only do these as commissions than requests due to time involved:

Request: The Vampony of Manehatten High (Coverart) by masemj  Commission Request: Fohlen Ref Sheet by masemj  Request: A Simple Game by masemj

I have also figured out how to use the templates and guides created by the Desktop Pony Team on DA for creating the Desktop Ponies-style ponies, so I can help create those too, eg:
DP: Litmus Paper Walking by masemjDP Request:  Silver Tongue by masemj

How to Request or Commission:

For requests, please refer to my current request thread (linked above) for instructions. Commissions and art trades should be brought to me in notes.

Assuming you want an OC character, I will need all character references, or something that I can work from to make the character (even something simple like from General Zoi's OC creator to specific color and hair/mane style would be good. 

I do need posing suggestions if you want a specific pose.  If you don't, I will try to work a generally nice standing pose that works for most characters. If you have a specific pose image in mind, please make sure to link it.

I will always send you final versions in notes to get your okay before posting.  Once okay'd, I will publish a high resolution image and SVG to my account unless you ask otherwise. If you would like watermarking please also let me know. I will license things as CC-BY-SA unless they are commissions or you ask otherwise. I can also provide any elements of the final vector separately if needed.

Pricing for Commissions:
My current pricing that I estimate for commissions is as follows:
- 100 pts per character (including any accessories, clothing, etc), assuming that the character is not complex. As a point of reference, I consider anything complex as going beyond any details the show has done, including if I have to extrapolate some ideas that aren't present in any references. This will be something to determine before I start work, so you'll know that . Additional detailing for such complex characters will be at least 50pt and up, depending on details.
- 100 pts for background elements or additional props. This will depend on how complex the background or prop is. A simple sky gradient with a cloud or two, or having the character sit on a simple stool, that's straight forward and I will not charge for that. 

I may ask for more if there is going to be some artistic aspects involved. For example, if you don't have a visual reference for your character but have described them in text, I may ask for a few more points to deal with the the artistic cycle to refine this character to your liking.   

I will state the price for commissions before starting them. Most of the time I will only ask for the points after the commission completed to your satisfaction, but I leave myself the right to possibly ask for some upfront for complex works (I've yet to do so).

Turnaround Time:
Vectoring is not my full time job. I will try to limit my requests and commissions to a load level I feel I can handle with my real life duties.  I am aiming to keep requests and commissions completed within about 2 weeks of the request, but this is not an absolute. I can try to help with any "rush" things, but plesae make this clear when asking.
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NinjaShadow-X's avatar

Do you only do MLP vectors or can they also be non-pony from other shows?

alvaxerox's avatar
Do you accept points for commissions?
Zacharygoblin55's avatar
I sure wish you could vector this of twilight and starlight standing their ground imgur.com/a/SMvBxsM
blaa6's avatar
Would pre-existing backgrounds like Twilight's library or Rainbow's house count as a 100 point bg?
WeekendRoses's avatar
Could you possibly draw Milana Roseta, my OC? weekendroses.deviantart.com/ar…
SalvatoreMasterDenif's avatar
Are your commissions still open? Sorry if I may be a little late. ^^
S-oujiiSan's avatar
May i have an art trade please? I'm bored, and i really want to have a vector of my and my new *ahem* someone important ^^

It don't have to be full body, a headshot will be ok for a couple. I could make you a lot of fan arts to match up the price ^^;
F20B10's avatar
I would definitely like to get in on this mate, if ye don't mind :U
ReignBeaux-XIII's avatar
Commissions open still?
cooldude154's avatar
can i have a request
6800's avatar
Can you do one OC vector commission ? :)
Heey. Call me a noob, but what are those 'points' that are standing at the prices?
masemj's avatar
It's DeviantArt points. If you go to the top menu on the dA webpage and look under "Shop" it shows you how to get points. It's *roughly* 100 pts for ~$1.
Ah thank you! Now I see it.

Could I make a commision for an OC of mine?
TrippyIceyDASH's avatar
Commission of my OC?
masemj's avatar
If you can send me details of your OC and what type of pose you'd want via a note, I can check to see if I can do that :)
TrippyIceyDASH's avatar
SweetieBot3000's avatar
Could I have a request?
timeywimeyponies's avatar
I'm going to have a joint analysis Youtube channel with a friend and we need several vectors of our OCs for the expressions, would you be willing to do the request or will I have to pay?
masemj's avatar
Can you send me a note with an idea of what you might need, OC references, etc? I'll have to take a look to judge that.
timeywimeyponies's avatar
Of course! I'll do that now. Also, do you do Cutie Marks?
masemj's avatar
Yes, I can do cutie marks  (even if you don't have a ref, just need enough of a description to go forward).
timeywimeyponies's avatar
Great! The description is a sword and shield with a pair of headphones circling it.
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