"Do you take requests?"
Simple answer: no.
Long answer: if it interests me.
My submissions conform to my interests which may (not) align with yours. Featured Gallery
contains my regular work; Creation Chronology
provides insight to future submissions; and Creative wish list
provides insight to my creative interests and aims. My health
means I am less likely to accept requests. The following is to clarify how I approach requests; you have been warned.
- DeviantArt policy
- Any request must conform to DA policy.
- I read and understand the policy conservatively; i.e. I take a better safe than sorry approach.
- 'Pornographic' material is restricted by DA (see vladen13's reference guide).
- I like the character design and the outfit.
Character combinations are 'lore plausible' or coincides with my preferences.Theme
- Just liking the character is insufficient.
- I have a narrative theme in my current work.
I use nudity sparingly and usually self censor.
- Fitting this narrative makes it more likely for me to accept or attempt.
With mature themes I aim for tasteful.Achievability
- My creative interest in nudity is limited.
- Model(s) have to be in my possession.
- Downloaded models are in the various XPS folders in Faves.
- I do not intend to search for resources.
I intend to honour the conditions of use some model porters have.Model rigging varies.
- I cannot claim familiarity of all franchises.
- Searching for something I am unfamiliar with is time consuming.
- Working links may sway my decision.
I won't use models from companies who exhibit an aggressive IP protectionist stance.Provide details.
- Certain rigging makes posing difficult.
- Minimal requirement: character(s) and theme.
- Vagueness allows me to explore my creativity and comfort levels.
- Vague ideas can usually be adapted to suit my creative interests.
Pose references can be considered for inspiration.
- High levels of detail may make it closer to your conception
- Increases difficultly and potentially off-putting.
- Subject to my interpretation of provided details.
It is within my skill set.
- Images designated as stock are fine.
- Still subject to conditions of use.
- Direct copies or character swap of another Deviant's work will be avoided.
- This should (hopefully) evolve over time.
- I've encountered many unresolved issues during my usage of Blender. It's not all smooth going.
XPS or Blender?
The less work involved the easier it is to use Blender. My Methodology journal entry
will give an idea of how involving the Blender process is. To use Blender the idea would ideally use models I've already prepared (Introducing... series, Prop:____ * and Setting:____ *), or be a model I will likely use again. There's little motivation for me to prepare a model for a one-off use if I'm not interested in it. And rendering in Blender can take hours depending on the complexity of a scene. Read the descriptions of various pieces for those details to see how long something can take.
If I'm happy enough with the XPS results then I will likely recreate it in Blender, however No.1
is over seven months in the making (at the time of writing). I'm fairly proud of this piece but I've encountered a lot of problems with it in Blender, and only sporadically have a look at it to find the solutions. Minor pose discrepancies between XPS and Blender may mean the Blender version comes out differently (compare Back to back: Christie and Christie'
to Back to back: Christies *
In essence, you could consider the XPS version as a work in progress. How long the Blender rendition will take though will depend on various factors which are unique to the intricacies of Blender. I may even change certain aspects between the two - No.4
still requires a satisfactory background which I intend to change if I ever see the right setting.
My response to a request are as follows:
- Accept: I am confident of doing it.
Attempt: I am not confident in completing it.
- Passes policy, character, theme and achievability criteria.
No interest: I am not excited by the idea (at the present time).
- Passes policy, character and theme criteria; fails achievability criteria.
Reject: I am not interested.
- Passes policy critieria; fails character or theme criteria; may (not) pass achievability criteria.
- A possible back burner idea to be used in future, though not guaranteed.
Planned: I have plans to do this.
- Fails policy, and/or fails both character and theme criteria; may (not) pass achievability criteria.
No response: I can't be bothered to reply.
- Not a high priority;
- may require additional resources not in my possession;
- requires more skill than I currently possess.
- You caught me at a bad time due to health issues.
Please understand the following
- I choose my tools. Be aware of my use of XPS and Blender as noted above.
- I don't create any resources. At most I can just about manage posing.
- I don't have a time scale for completion if I accept.
- I prioritise real life duties.
- I frequently change what I do to avoid creative burn out and lack of interest.
- This is a hobby I do for enjoyment.
- I submit things I am happy to share.
- I consider it a bonus when people express an interest in what I do (Fave, download, view and comment).
- My lack of skill is not an indication of time and effort spent.
- It does indicate a lack of intelligence....
- Request via a Note and not a comment.
- I may remind you to send a Note, but I won't chase you for it.
In summary: I accept requests if I like what is being requested, models are in my possession, and I think I can do it. Blender usage requires more time if I'm happy enough with it.
All this is to clarify my selectiveness. It is best to consider your idea as a suggestion: "Have you considered...?" rather than "I want to see..." I judge all ideas on their own merits.
By all means send a Note with details of your idea; the worst that can happen is I reject the idea.FootnoteRevision 6Revision 5Revision 4Revision 3Revision 2Revision 1