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Not much has changed since my last journal entry - I'm still flying without a net, and as such it's totally time for me to make some noise about September commissions!  Hit me up if you'd like some HUGE!  :dance:

I've been slowly populating my tumblr account - the racier stuff I've been doing, somewhat surprisingly, isn't gaining much traction (yet?), and that's been kind of discouraging, but fan art seems to be doing well.  If you're interested in "R Rated" commissions instead of my usual brand of DA-friendly cheesecake then said commission will probably wind up posted there - there are already a few examples to check out! :meow:
  • Playing: Fortnite (Save the World)
I haven't heard from my (former?) billable gig in going on eleven weeks, the big sequence that had been keeping things going is done, aaaand... this is the first time in my life I haven't been able to pay rent in full.  I've started a very adult Tumblr to hopefully expand (hah!) viewership but that's going to take some time to build up steam.  I still have a few things to finish with my old webcomic before I re-tool my Patreon page, and there are some commissions in the pipeline, but at the moment I need either more or some serious luck on LinkedIn.  If you like my work, consider commissioning me! :fish: :heart:
  • Playing: Warframe & Guild Wars 2
My old billable gig has shriveled up to something that can't really be called a trickle.  There are a couple of ongoing sequences in the pipeline but to lower (or raise?) my stress levels and hopefully make the rent in a timely fashion I'm reminding y'all that I'm open for commissions! :fish:  Hit me up if you want some HUGE! :D
  • Playing: Warframe
There's currently a poll up on my webcomic's Patreon page, asking current supporters how they'd feel about my Patreon account shifting from being focused on a single project to being focused on... well... that and the kind of stuff I post here.

If you're already a supporter I'd appreciate your vote and comments; if you are not a supporter but would support HUGE WEIRDNESS and associated bio-punk via Patreon, please let me know with a comment on this journal entry!

Also... if all current commissions go through in time I'll make rent but it's looking like a near thing, so if you haven't commissioned me in awhile or would like to give it a shot, now is a good time! :eager:
  • Watching: Bojack Horseman
  • Playing: Borderlands 2
This year is off to a rough start - a couple of clients have delayed payment, which leaves me in the unfortunate position of either paying rent very late or not being able to pay it at all.  If you've been thinking of commissioning me, now would be a fantastic time to do so! :fish:

Plenty of space, first come first served!  Get 2018 off to a HUGE! start!
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
I'll spare you the details - the short form is it looks like, much like October, I'm not going to make rent (or bills!) without commissions.

The slightly longer form is that my regular billable gig continues to be lean and is historically all but nonexistant during the holi-daze, Webcomic hosting ate a critical chunk of change, and I'm still dealing with the fallout if this summer's mental health crisis.

I have a couple of commissions in the pipeline at the moment - I'll be getting those done as soon as I'm able and will be open for new work this week.  Get HUGE! for the holidays! :fish: :dance:
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
Work has become a desiccated husk of its former self... so I'd like to remind you that I take commissions!  I do not take requests.


Commission pricing for Illustration work, effective August 2017

These are the base rates. Multiple or conjoined characters or complex detail will take longer and will cost more.

$50 - Digitally inked color image with vector shading and a simple background or no background, as seen here!

$100+ - Anything more complicated. Like this, for example!


Content and General Guidelines

:pointr: There's a broad range of subject matter I'm up for drawing. My gallery is a great baseline for what I'm willing to draw, but it's not an absolute. I'm practiced with weight gain and pregnancy with mild amounts of weirdness; most of my commissioned work isn't stuff I would have drawn otherwise though it's broadly within the same sphere. :la:

:pointr: Unless the piece is explicitly agreed to be private, most completed work is submitted to my DA gallery.

:pointr: I reserve the right to turn down any commission.

:pointr: Some clients provide their own writing.  If you bring your own blurb I'll happily edit it and post it with the piece. I no longer provide creative writing as a service.


The Fine Print: $

:pointr: I take paypal and will give you my paypal address when we've agreed on a price.

:pointr: Please don't commission me if you can't pay me quickly. Work doesn't get past thumbnails without money changing hands.  If you're a new client I may request payment first.  The reason I typically do thumbnails first is some images are more complicated than others - we're not just settling on a pose and a shot composition, we're effectively haggling over labor.

:pointr: Please don't commission me if you don't have a good idea of what you'd like me to create for you.

:pointr: A commission takes a couple of days if my schedule is clear and if you respond quickly to email or DA notes. The work can take up to a couple of weeks if I'm busy.  The more complicated the piece, the longer it will take.  If I accept a commission and am paid for it I will complete it, especially if you have a history of paying in a timely fashion!

:pointr: Deliverables take the form of high resolution and web resolution jpegs or PNGs. A commission starts off as a discussion, evolves to thumbnails, then pencils, then inks and so on until finished. You'll get proofs at major milestones to make sure we're on the same page. This slows things down a bit but tends to result in satisfied clients and fewer revisions at later stages of the work.

:pointr: Individual frames of transformation sequences are treated as single commissions and are handled as such from a payment standpoint. If the sequence is to be posted as a complete composition then the final comp work is done after the sequence has been paid in full.
  • Playing: Overwatch
I started a Patreon page to help support my webcomic.  :fish:

If you'd like to support the sort of art you'll find in my DA gallery, the best way to do that is via Commissions!. :dummy:

Addendum: I've been extremely slow in answering notes and haven't actually done anything with commissions since creating this journal post a couple of weeks ago.  I can only juggle so many things at once and the part of my schedule that is traditionally allocated to commission work has been occupied by a contract for the past few months.  I had anticipated the work to be complete a couple of weeks ago and had started to schedule commissions accordingly, but things just haven't played out that way.  In the best case I'll be free this week (beginning of June).  In the worst case, I have no idea.  Either way the thing is so far behind the anticipated schedule that I figured I ought to say something here, as I'm now weeks behind where I'd thought I'd be.

I'll be with you as soon as I'm able! :ninja:
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Watching: ER
  • Drinking: Tea
I am drowning in work I haven't been able to make meaningful progress on in days and/or weeks, depending on the client.  I have been stretched far beyond my capacity to deal with anything and will not be answering notes, email, or other forms of communication regarding work, correspondence, project pitches, or anything I have not already accepted money for until my backlog is cleared and I no longer feel like I'm being crushed.

Thank you for your time.
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Watching: Orange is the New Black
2014 was a slow year for line art - the year finished out at 38 DA submissions, the lowest since 2005! :faint:

Clearly I need to be making more noise than I have been, which leads me to my point! Why not start 2015 with a commission? :thumbsup: Make 2015 a HUGE! year! :fish:

Thanks to everyone who commissioned me in 2014! :heart:
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Watching: Cheers
  • Playing: Metro 2033
  • Drinking: Earl Grey
It's been a slow year for work of all kinds and I'd sooner earn rent than borrow it... so I'd like to remind you that I do take commissions and I'd also like to ask you to open your wallet! :)


Commission pricing for Illustration work, effective November 2014

These are the base rates. Multiple or conjoined characters or complex detail will take longer and will cost more.

$40 - Traditionally inked color image with vector shading and a simple background or no background, as seen here!

$60 - Digitally inked color image with vector shading and a simple background or no background, as seen here!

$90+ - Anything more complicated. Like this, for example!


Content and General Guidelines

:pointr: There's a broad range of subject matter I'm up for drawing. My gallery is a great baseline for what I'm willing to draw, but it's not an absolute. I generally prefer weight gain or pregnancy with mild amounts of weirdness; most of my commissioned work isn't stuff I would have drawn otherwise though it's definitely in the same sphere. :la:

:pointr: I probably won't draw anything that you or I don't own the rights to (or have permission from the rights holder to create).

:pointr: I reserve the right to turn down any commission.
   
:pointr: Unless the piece is explicitly agreed to be private, all completed work is submitted to my DA gallery. "Adult" pieces may be censored or edited for DA depending on content... or may not be submitted at all, depending on the composition. :+fav:


The Fine Print: $

:pointr: I take paypal and will give you my paypal address when we've agreed on a price.

:pointr: Please don't commission me if you can't pay me quickly. Work doesn't go past thumbnails without money changing hands! Over the past few years I've tried a few different methods and have gravitated toward asking for the full amount on thumbnails for new clients and on pencils for established clients.

:pointr: Please don't commission me if you don't have a good idea of what you'd like me to create for you. I'm great at turning a pitch line or a scenario into a finished illustration - if tasked with coming up with that part as well I'm probably going to sit here and go "duhrrrrrrr" for awhile. :dummy:

:pointr: A commission takes a couple of days if my schedule is clear and if you respond quickly to email or DA notes. The work can take up to a couple of weeks if I'm busy. If I accept a commission I will complete it, especially if you have a history of paying in a timely fashion!

:pointr: Deliverables take the form of high resolution and web resolution jpegs or PNGs. A commission starts off as a discussion, evolves to thumbnails, then pencils, then inks and so on until finished. You'll get proof emails at major milestones to make sure we're on the same page. This slows things down a bit but tends to result in satisfied clients. :thumbsup:

:pointr: Individual frames of transformation sequences are treated as single commissions and are handled as such from a payment standpoint. If the sequence is to be posted as a complete composition then the final comp work is done after the sequence has been paid in full. :strong:

:pointr: Some clients provide their own writing; some seem to enjoy my descriptions as much as if not more than my artwork. I find creative writing to be much more of a challenge than drawing so if you want a written vignette to go with the image, fair warning - I charge a bit extra for any writing beyond a client credit and brief comments! :fish:
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Watching: FLCL
  • Playing: Lost Alpha
Flushing emo off the front page and getting the commission info link back where it belongs - WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT!

Seriously, Commission info is here! It is HERE!!
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Playing: Psychonauts
Message ends.

Addendum:

Depression is interfering with my ability to work and with pennies to my name there's nothing I can do about it but hope it lets up.
No, really!  Boobs!

New BE sequence in BE Bonanza #1, at The Process Store! :D

Also if you haven't bought Sophie & Tysh yet you should totally do that.  MORE SALES EQUALS MORE HUGE! :ninjaplot:
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Watching: Northern Exposure
  • Eating: Pinto Beans & Rice
I've mentioned here and there over the summer that I've been busy with a couple of HUGE! projects, and this is one of them!  Red Sophie & Tysh, my first full-color chainmail bikini action fantasy buddy comedy EXPANSION AND TRANSFORMATION COMIC!!!!1 :faint:

This ain't the usual gloom and doom I've been comic-ing over the past few years - RS&T is a silly little romp through transformation and expansion tropes, a self-contained story with plenty of room to EXPAND! if it does well! :heart:

Get yours at The Process store!  Fans of my TF and WG sequences will NOT be disappointed! There's HUGE all over the place! :D If you're really into transformation, be sure to pick up Transformation Madness, also in the store!  The sequence I contributed to that is one of the best I've done to date!

If the fact that I FINALLY MADE A TF COMIC FOR FANS OF TF hasn't already sold you, I'll be posting the cover and a couple of sample pages to give you some idea of what you'll be getting.

Everybody buy one!  It's cheaper than commissioning me directly and solid sales means MORE HUGE! :w00t:
  • Listening to: Photek
  • Eating: Pinto Beans & Rice

Technical Difficulties

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 2:04 PM
Working through nicotine detox and associated psychological fun.  Four days out and I'm finally focused enough to realize I should probably say something about it - I'm normally pretty prompt on commission comms but my response time on notes and email is currently days instead of minutes or hours.

Service will hopefully be restored this weekend. :ninja:

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Commission Info is here : If you're thinking about commissioning me, give it a read!
  • Listening to: Prime Suspect (US)
  • Playing: Fallout 3

Fun fact!

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 5:13 PM
All DA submissions in 2012 were commissions. :faint:

Though technically that's including the thank you art for Moonvamp. :ninja:

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Commission Info is here : If you're thinking about commissioning me, give it a read!
  • Listening to: Dual Survival
  • Playing: Fallout 3

Rate Card!

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 5:07 PM
Commission pricing for Illustration work, effective January 2013

This rate card is intended as a general baseline.  Typically, you contact me and tell me what you want.  If I'm up for it I'll send you a quote (based on these numbers but shaped by the requirements of the piece), and if you don't die of sticker shock then the ball starts rolling.  These are the minimum price tiers:

Digital work

50$ - inks + vector shading (quality varies)
65$ - digital re-ink, vector shading (precision work, my comfort zone and "baseline")
80$ - mask shading (proceeds through the previous tiers)


The above prices are for single-character-with-four-limbs-and-a-head images with basic backgrounds.  Complex backgrounds, multiple characters/heads, extra limbs etc. will cost more - how much more depends on the composition.  Sequence work may qualify for a volume discount, depending on overall complexity.

Note that these prices are a general guideline - I'll charge a bit more for high-detail images, and there'll be a bit of a discount for anyone willing to pay me to draw my own characters, a slight discount for repeat customers (depending on image complexity), clients in countries with favorable exchange rates, etc.



The Fine Print: Content and General Guidelines

- There's a broad range of subject matter I'm up for drawing.  My gallery is a great baseline for what I'm willing to draw, but it's not an absolute.

- I will not draw anything that you or I don't own the rights to (or have permission from the rights holder to create).

- I reserve the right to turn down any commission.

- Elements of sequences are treated as individual commissions and are handled as such from a payment standpoint.  If the sequence is to be posted as a complete composition, the final comp work is done after the sequence has been paid in full.  Financial assurance does wonders to speed sequences along.

- Multi-character illustrations are going to cost more than single character illustrations.  Multi-limb characters are going to cost more than characters with the standard complement of arms and legs and heads.  Hands and heads take the most effort to get right; complex anatomy can require reference and 3d mockups to visualize.

- Unless the piece is explicitly agreed to be private, all pencil and ink work is submitted to my DA scraps and most (nearly all) color work is submitted to my DA gallery.  "Adult" pieces may be censored or edited depending on content... or may not be submitted at all, depending on the composition.  I've created several private adult commissions over the past few years, and some of them were a great deal of fun!

- While pencil commissions are cost effective for clients, if they don't lead to digital work I have a very hard time convincing myself to bother.  I turned down pencil work a few times in 2012.  In all cases answer to the question "Will this be worth the time and effort?" was "No."  Conversely, the amount of digital work I turned down was near zero.



The Finer Print: $

- Don't commission me if you can't pay me quickly.  I've had a few pieces hit pencils or digital and heard back "oh, I can't pay you till $date."  I'm fine with talking through the setup of a commission in advance, but I'd prefer to do the work with the expectation of prompt payment.

- For new clients I'm likely to ask for half on thumbnails, with the remainder before shading is finished.  This is explicitly to establish trust and to keep unpaid commission time to a minimum.

- For repeat customers payment flexibility is an option - some have paid in full on completion, some have paid in full on pencils, some have had car trouble and paid in full weeks after the fact. The caveat is that this depends entirely on how the client / artist relationship develops.  Like all artists, there are some clients I enjoy working with, and some clients I work with.  Like all artists I need to eat, and in some cases advance payment can mean a full stomach and money for art supplies and a quick turnaround.

- The "OC discount" doesn't apply to pencils or inks - non-digital technical work is a flat rate.  The size of discount depends entirely on the complexity of the piece, the amount of time it's likely to take, and a bunch of other factors including the nature of the piece and how well we get on as client and artist.

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Commission Info is here : If you're thinking about commissioning me, give it a read!

AUGH BILLS

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:44 PM
BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Like KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! only instead of sperm whale allegories, essential services are maliciously terminated with zero tolerance for or interest in convoluted payment capability.)

Plain English?  Tis the season to commission this artist.  All proceeds go STRAIGHT to the balance sheet of utility companies.  Food happens after the electrics are defibrillated back into timeliness.

A bit of theater; always nice.

:ninja:

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Commission Info is here : If you're thinking about commissioning me, give it a read!
  • Listening to: Stargate Universe
  • Reading: Character Studio tutotrials
  • Playing: Fallout New Vegas
  • Eating: carbs

O_o

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:41 AM
I think it's kinda neat that DA's recent "more like this" feature seems to show my other deviations for most entries.  :giggle:

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Commission Info is here : If you're thinking about commissioning me, give it a read!
  • Listening to: Fans
  • Playing: EVE Online