Look what Ben made for me! :D
Finally got around to finishing this. Some personal work I’ve been working on in between other projects.
I decided to show the skull view separately, mostly because I liked how his face came out and I really didn’t want to cover any of it up. :P
Colour bust commission for Canusky! It was meant to be a bust with flat colours but I kinda got carried away and made it all foncy.
I am still open for commissions. If you would like one, please check out my commission info here!
From Anostalgia series
2. Hot Dogs
5. Public Telephone
7. Filter Coffee
9. Shoe shine
Thread on paper
Commissions are open when the panel on the left of my tumblr page says “Commissions are now OPEN.” If they are not open, the text will say “Commissions are now CLOSED.” Please check there before messaging me! Thanks! :)
Note: I do not do porn. Sorry! It’s just not something I feel comfortable with.
- One rough draft for your approval (except in the case where the work itself is a sketch)
- One major edit such as a partial redraw of the image (for example, the pose of the arm should be different)
- One minor edit (for example, if your character wears boots with buckles and I drew boots with laces)
- In the case of colour images, the major edit covers things like adjusting the overall palette, changing texture on objects (for example, from shiny to matte) and partial recolours, as well as partial redraws.
- In the case of colour images, the one minor edit covers things like recolouring small/minor details like changing the colour of the character’s lipstick or changing the colour of socks, as well as a minor linework adjustment.
- A high res copy of your file to print or use as you wish
Edits which fall outside these specifications will cost extra. Sorry folks! Edits take time and effort and can end up stalling other clients’ work, which isn’t fair to them OR me!
Use of your work:
- I reserve the right to use the image for portfolio and marketing purposes, such as incorporating it in a personal art anthology or similar published volume
- I will not sell prints of your work unless you give me express permission to do so (and I will always ask first!)
- If you wish to sell prints of the work (for example, it is a character from your comic or show), you need to notify me of these intentions. Don’t worry, I don’t bite! I just need to have these things on document for legal reasons. :)
Here is my up-to-date digital commission price list:
(click hyperlinks for samples)
full body: $20-$30
per additional character: $7
with background: add $10
full body: $30-$40
per additional character: $10
add simple background: +$15
add complex background: +$30
full body: $45-$55
Per additional character: $20
with simple background: add $20
with complex background: add $35
COLOURS AND TONES:
full body: $55-$70
per additional character: $35
with simple background: add $35
with complex background: add $45+
I also offer flatting as a service. Please see this post for more info.
For FULLY PAINTED ITEMS, such as this piece, please contact me to discuss your commission, as the prices will vary from project to project.
I do take traditional commissions, but for obvious reasons, those are more complicated to price, so please message me to discuss!
Please note that the prices are basic figures only. If what you require falls in the same category but requires extra detail, or other work not covered by the basic price, those prices can and will be adjusted. Of course, it won’t happen without discussing things with you first! :)
Hey there!! My birthday is coming up on August 8th, and I’m a bit broke!
So if you’d be so kind, consider giving me some work so I can give myself a great birthday! Click here to check out my order form!
(And if you can’t afford a commission, please reblog this post. Thank you!)
Commission a talented artist! :3
BUT NO in all seriousness, thank you! You’re a sweetheart! ;O; Proportions are pretty awful to get down when you’re just starting out, and while there are a bunch of ways you can start practicing with it, it’ll be difficult to be absolutely precise. I still struggle with proportions occasionally. Fun fact: I don’t post all of my work. I only post the work that turned out okay aHA. So basically don’t be frustrated when every single piece doesn’t turn out. Here are a few tips.
Let’s use this picture of Laurence and Hugh because why not.
They’ve both got eyes, a nose, and a mouth, so why do they look different?
These lines are the generic way of mapping out where to put things together. I used this when I was starting out and it’s a helpful way of getting your hand and wrist to work together. At this point they both nearly look the same. I say this a lot, but I think it’s important: shape is what puts a drawing together.
Compare features of the face to help you figure out placement.
The bottom of his ear lines up right to the middle of his nostril. His tear ducts line up right at the corners of his mouth. Then you can get super technical and say, oh, the outer corner of his eye lines up with that fold in his collar and then from there you can see other things like the approximate distance from the edge of his mouth to that connecting line from the eye to the collar. They don’t meet so his mouth is smaller than the width of his eyes, etc, etc. Whatever works, man.
This is a favorite technique of mine so lemme use another example:
Eventually you get to the point where most of your proportional accuracy will come from just looking. You will eventually adjust your eye to see what makes a person who they are by the shape of their features.
Laurence has narrow, oval shaped eyes, while Hugh has more of a diamond shape. Not everyone has perfect almond shaped eyes. You can capture an entire character personality through their eyes alone, so shaping them out is extremely important.
The way you draw your lines is also important. Sharp and smooth lines will give your drawing personality. Reveals the character, in a sense.
Other things to consider: the shape of the nose.
Mads’ is flat and goes down in a steady slope, while Hugh’s juts out in a smooth, almost concave curve.
SHAPES SHAPES SHAPES. Use shapes and structure to find proportion.
I did a lot more than I anticipated omg. Oh gosh and I have a feeling I kinda just rambled and didn’T MAKE ANY SENSE AH. Let me know if you need more help or if I was speaking gibberish I am so bad at putting my thoughts into words aHHHH. But gosh I hope this was at least vaguely helpful. You’re a darling and thank you for your kind words!
Good luck on your artistic endeavors! /hugs
ho-ho-holy crap Lauren this is *amazing*. I thank the anon for asking this because I have the same problem and this is SO HELPFUL OuO
FAVING AND SAVING THIS FOREVER BECAUSE WOWEE.
lmao @ jack the art guru