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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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  • 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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Snigom
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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:icontwistedmentality:
twistedmentality Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
ty for the fav!
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LookingGlassArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thank you for sharing your talent and I am glad to have come across you :D
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Snigom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I am glad to have positively impacted you :D
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Ceresta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite! :)
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Snigom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Anytime.....anytime.....:)
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Retro7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015   General Artist
Yosh Happy B-Day dude, hope you've been well! :cake: See ya at A-Kon or Animefest! :party:
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Snigom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy! Your art is significantly improving!

I will be at Animefest, but not Akon.  Although I plan on submitting art to Akon's art show.
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Empress-Ryzal Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omedetto!^_^
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Snigom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Empress-Ryzal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problemo.:)
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