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  • Listening to: CPU fans...
  • Reading: Head lines
  • Watching: Dr. Who? Say it isn't so!
  • Playing: DOA 5 Ultimate
  • Eating: InflammaCORE
  • Drinking: Bancha
OK, so I may have gotten two or three requests in my note bin regarding commissions. I have been hesitant to pursue them because they were not very cut and dry. Meaning, people wanted me to illustrate for the long term, or join them in their project (without pay); things like that. I apologize if anyone has sent me a request and I have appeared to ignore it. Maybe read my description of what I am prepared to offer and see if it matches your request.  If it does, I apologize, maybe I misunderstood and you should re-send it.

The only thing I have time for, or feel the audience could really afford, are character pinups. Things like, "Draw this character! Draw that character!" I can do that, with relative ease.  Anything too complicated and we're going to have to draw up a contract and things are going to get pricey.

At conventions it has been pretty simple:

$15.00 quick pencil sketch (can be full body character or characters) on 9 x 12 drawing paper (85lb)
$35.00 Full Pencil Render. That means a clean pencil work with shading and details. 9 x 12 Bristol Board Vellum.
$45.00 Ink Render. Comic style inking, full detail. 9 x 12 Bristol Board.
$60.00 Ink Render + Copic Marker coloring. Same as ink but with color! Typically, there will be no background, if there is, it's out of my good graces and will likely be colored pencil.
$80.00+ Ink + Copic Marker + Airbrush. This is a full on illustration. 9 x12 maximum size on illustration board. Ink and copic colored characters with an airbrushed background.
$150.00 Full acrylic painted and airbrushed work. This is a very realistic illustration. It requires a full pencil render, plus several layers of acrylic paint and finally airbrush and any other media I think is appropriate to get the realistic effect desired.

Now, if things need to get bigger, then we will need to discuss things as time and material begin to increase.

So, thoughts on this or should I give up asking for commissions on DA?
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: CPU fans...
  • Reading: Head lines
  • Watching: Dr. Who? Say it isn't so!
  • Playing: DOA 5 Ultimate
  • Eating: InflammaCORE
  • Drinking: Bancha
I have succeeded in posting all the associated art that I created this summer for the Animefest convention. I really want to create more art over the course of the year, but sadly I see that slipping away each day I don't draw. I have other side projects and then there's trying to make money. I just need the time and time is something I am rarely given.

Some things to look forward to, I have been writing a book regarding my 10 year research on vintage dip pens. I have written the bulk of the chapters and taken numerous macro photos of the pens. Now I just need to piece it all together and edit it. I have also been blogging about the pens. I have two good posts thus far: vintagenibs.blogspot.com/2014/… and vintagenibs.blogspot.com/2014/… . I also have a fairly successful shop on Etsy if you are in need of vintage pens: www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteAppleMu… . And as always, should you have any questions about vintage pen nibs, do not hesitate to ask! :)

Recently I decided I may want a change in career. I really want to do art...but maybe what I might be better at is teaching. I know a massive amount of traditional techniques; some that are long forgotten. Maybe that is what I will focus on this year...

Furthermore, I would like to say that I will be trying to worm my way into more conventions. Expect to see my art at A-Kon's Art Show next year.
A Fairy by Snigom
A Fairy
Copic Multiliners, some copics, and Steadtler non-photo blue and red pencil, on Dick Blick Drawing paper 9 x 12.

Something I doodled at con once. I decided it was good enough to sell at auction.
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AnimeFest 2014 - Art Show Badge by Snigom
AnimeFest 2014 - Art Show Badge
Character was inked using 4001 Pelikan black ink, some copic markers, and prismacolor pencils. The background was 100% created in photoshop using photographs and textures I made myself.

I really was not able to fit the Geisha Yuki into a steam punk setting.  So I created a rusted out, old carriage for her to haunt.
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AnimeFest 2014 - Operations Badge by Snigom
AnimeFest 2014 - Operations Badge
Copic Multiliners on Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Board 9 x 12. Scanned in and colored in Photoshop. The textures were created by photos that I had taken.

This is the Operations Badge for the AnimeFest 2014 convention. The theme was Steam Punk. I had some trouble with this one because my ideas were too broad and the execution didn't seem to hit the correct mark. Although I am proud of the hidden Voight Kampff machine. :)
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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: CPU fans...
  • Reading: Head lines
  • Watching: Dr. Who? Say it isn't so!
  • Playing: DOA 5 Ultimate
  • Eating: InflammaCORE
  • Drinking: Bancha
OK, so I may have gotten two or three requests in my note bin regarding commissions. I have been hesitant to pursue them because they were not very cut and dry. Meaning, people wanted me to illustrate for the long term, or join them in their project (without pay); things like that. I apologize if anyone has sent me a request and I have appeared to ignore it. Maybe read my description of what I am prepared to offer and see if it matches your request.  If it does, I apologize, maybe I misunderstood and you should re-send it.

The only thing I have time for, or feel the audience could really afford, are character pinups. Things like, "Draw this character! Draw that character!" I can do that, with relative ease.  Anything too complicated and we're going to have to draw up a contract and things are going to get pricey.

At conventions it has been pretty simple:

$15.00 quick pencil sketch (can be full body character or characters) on 9 x 12 drawing paper (85lb)
$35.00 Full Pencil Render. That means a clean pencil work with shading and details. 9 x 12 Bristol Board Vellum.
$45.00 Ink Render. Comic style inking, full detail. 9 x 12 Bristol Board.
$60.00 Ink Render + Copic Marker coloring. Same as ink but with color! Typically, there will be no background, if there is, it's out of my good graces and will likely be colored pencil.
$80.00+ Ink + Copic Marker + Airbrush. This is a full on illustration. 9 x12 maximum size on illustration board. Ink and copic colored characters with an airbrushed background.
$150.00 Full acrylic painted and airbrushed work. This is a very realistic illustration. It requires a full pencil render, plus several layers of acrylic paint and finally airbrush and any other media I think is appropriate to get the realistic effect desired.

Now, if things need to get bigger, then we will need to discuss things as time and material begin to increase.

So, thoughts on this or should I give up asking for commissions on DA?

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Brandon M.
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: The mystic portal of slime covered toads
Favourite genre of music: 80\'s, Trance, Punk, 70\'s, and Classical
Favourite photographer: Ana McKinney
Favourite style of art: Realism, Digital Painting, Inked Art, and Traditional art.
Operating System: XP-Pee
MP3 player of choice: WinAmp it really whips the lama\'s @$$
Shell of choice: Uh....nut shells?
Wallpaper of choice: Fucia and toadstools
Skin of choice: Freshly oiled
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin Martian, and Shane Gooseman (Galaxy Rangers)
Personal Quote: Uh-huh, yeah....sure....whatever
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Snigom Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
^__^  Thankee :D
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Jovianwolfgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I been wanting to ask but do you post on here when you be able to do commissions or do prefer having notes send to you?
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Snigom Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, sending a note means the subject of the commission is private and not subject to trolls and negative comments ;) :)
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Jovianwolfgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Thanks, Snigom. When I get the free time, I'll possible send a note to you.
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raccccy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
brandon mckinney im so sorry i read your name as bread monkey
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Snigom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL!!!  I like Bread Monkey better! O_O
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Jovianwolfgirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Hi, I just wanted to let you know the commission you did for me during Animefest of this year. Came in today, and it was will worth the wait for it. Thanks for the commission!
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Snigom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, I am glad you liked it! :) I was able to scan it in so I may post it here and mention you in the comments. :D
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SyelliaProject Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some one shared your tutorials here : imgur.com/gallery/iGcYg

I don't know if they had your permission or not, or if you are cool
with others sharing your work, but just making sure you know. :)
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