Part 2 of my October commission work.
I think that this posts is fairly exemplary of my tastes as well. I like to attract commissioners that reflect my tastes. There’s lots of monsters and characters from all manner of nerdy places. Star Trek, Marvel, Shadowrun, and Gatchaman to name a few. There’s also original characters from the furry world. I have a taste for manimals, although it is just one aspect of my tastes.
I had to turn down a request to draw aliens from Mass Effect. Specifically because I haven’t played or seen any of that game. I had a hard time visualizing the design in my head. I own those games and want to play them, just haven’t gotten around to it. One of the blessings and curses of steam sales.
From a big gay nerd to another (or perhaps lady nerds who have a taste for the man-lovin’) thank you for enjoying my work.
I decided to take a large batch of commissions. 15 total, here are the results of the first half.
I have a soft spot for fantasy and fantastic creatures. Most of this weeks work has been in that theme. I’ve drawn everything from Orcs, League of Legends characters, Star Trek aliens, to giant egg laying penises. Enjoy, and look forward to the second half of this batch, coming soon. Read the rest of this entry
There has only been one commission I have ever taken money for and never completed. It was this. I got far enough into to realize that there was no way in hell the original price tag was going to cover it, but I was struggling so much with the lighting, I didn’t think I could finish it. Even if I had been paid more to finish it. If I remember correctly the commissioner didn’t even want to see the work in progress, so I just let it sit on my hard drive. I saw it recently and thought “damn, I should really share this. It wasn’t finished, but it wasn’t bad.”
So here it is.
A writhing tower of stone flesh in ecstasy flying through space toward a colorful nebula.
Of course, I’ve had unhappy commissioners before. In the previous case I never actually showed them the artwork, but sometimes I have people who are angrily unhappy with the work I gave them. Take this picture for example.I took a commission I didn’t want to do. Some kind of club goer getting hypno raped with glow sticks and fishnet mesh shirts. Bullshit through and through, so I did the hypno rape bit, but left out a lot of details. In the end I got… half paid for it, and I was just glad I didn’t have to draw something I didn’t want to. From now on I’ll do a better job of communicating my limits.
Before I started limiting myself to mostly black and white “finish it in one sitting” type artwork for commissions, there were some instances were I just couldn’t maintain my momentum with a picture. The commissioner would be waiting for ages as I slogged through an image, ultimately churning out something I wasn’t very proud of, but refined enough for the initial price tag.
Like this picture I did for a pal I honestly really like. He’s a good guy and an easy, not to mention helpful, commissioner. But I took forever to finish this character sheet of his goblin character. Still feel a little bummed about that, but hey… mistakes, try not to make them next time.
So a toast, to the only people I’ve screwed over in the business of drawing porn for money. Honestly there may be others, but I figure if no one says anything to me about it then it couldn’t have been that bad.