Sheriffs are back in town.
Or at least we will will be, a little later.
Let me lay out for you guys how I will be handling my grand re-opening. Those of you that remember my last re-opening should know the drill. Either way, read all the details below and you’ll have all the info you need to commission me when the time is right.
First and foremost, I have a new price chart. This renders the old price chart obsolete, so if you have a copy of that saved to your desktop or printed out and posted on your wall, be sure to update those accordingly. I’ll drop a link to it right here.
Lets start with changes to my commissions.
A few basic changes worth noting. I now no longer take lineart commissions. There wasn’t enough demand for them, so I’ve removed them. Another change is that I will no longer be providing the linearts for finished commissions to the people that buy them. It seemed like an unnecessary feature that most people probably just threw in the trash.
If you would like a lineart (the prototype image that came with your final copy) then let me know while you are ordering your commission. I can provide that for you if you really want it, but I will also charge a few extra dollars for the trouble. If you make no mention of requesting a lineart on top of your finished commission, I will assume that you do not want one. Asking for one after the commission is complete may not be possible, so keep that in mind.
On the prices front, I have raised them a little bit. I still think they are very affordable, but I raised the prices a hair to try and reflect how in demand these commissions seem to be. I will still be offering the Flat Color / Workz / Next Lvl pricing structure, so everyone can afford the kind of commission they want.
Those are all the major changes. Everything else will pretty much remain the same. The priority line will remain intact. If you want your commission sooner rather than later, and are willing to pay a little extra for the privilege, then the priority line is the place to be.
Ok, with that out of the way, lets set the timetable.
I’m going to tackle this in two phases.
Phase 1 – September 22
This is going to open the discussion channel floodgates. Starting on the 22, I will be open to people “pitching” me their commissions. Those of you who have worked with me before will be familiar with the back and forth that takes place at this stage. This is where you fire off idea’s, I shoot back questions and we get a good solid grip on what you’re asking for. This is also where I will offer you an official “price quote” so you know what you’re getting into before I start.
I’m geared up and ready to answer a literal tidal wave of notes from you guys, so that is why I set this up. Some commission details can be handled in a note or two, others might take six or seven. It all depends on the commission and how well we are able to articulate to one another. Starting in the early afternoon, I’ll be firing off notes left and right to see what needs to be taken care of.
I’ll reserve spots in line on my to-do list as I see fit during this process. I will probably show a little more credence to my regular customers to that end, but my priority commission stack will also be open for those who have the insatiable urge to cut to the front of the line.
If you’ve worked with me in the past, then you know I will have a lot of questions for you. In order to make the best commission end result possible, I need you to be as specific as possible about what it is you want. Give me context. Give me details, give me references if you have them. Unless you tell me to surprise you (which is perfectly fine, but you need to tell me that), you should be telling me what the time of day is, what kind of emotion the character should be feeling, and what kind of pose he/she should be in. If you need help deciding that stuff, let me know and I will work with you. If you just leave me to fill in the blanks, it’s impossible for me to know what you want out of your commission!
So if you want a spot in my commission line, get in touch with me starting on the 22nd, and we can talk shop. While we handle this, we’ll follow up to the launch of….
Phase 2 – September 28
This is actually when I will break ground to start working on commissions again. Normal, business as usual BroDogz blah-blah-blah.
Starting with the first two commissions on my priority list, and the first on my to-do list, I’ll begin knocking commissions out one by one.
So that takes care of that. I appreciate everyone’s patience on waiting for me to get back to this point. I’ll do my best to make sure your wait was worth it. ^^
I didn’t even know Mienshao’s could have the ability Intimidate.
So, as you could tell from this page, these two Pokemon have a little bit of… friction between them. While Mienshao embodies everything that is hard work, virtuous and spiritual, Weavile weighs in on the opposite end of the spectrum by being cruel, self-serving and bitter.
The two are constantly fighting proxy wars via the other Pokemon around them, with Weavile pushing those around her to be the worst versions of themselves, while Mienshao attempts to teach them to rise above and be better. It would appear our little Hero Buizel will be caught in the cross-hairs of their latest battle.
Stay tuned to see how that turns out.
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Back to the Beginning!
(Chapter 1 page 1)
I’m sure this all started out as a completely civilized and tasteful discussion between these two figureheads about their battling prowess.
LOL, stuff has a way of getting out of hand doesn’t it ^^
The commissioner has a shared copyright with the image, so be sure to refer to him if your planning on sharing this artwork anywhere else.
The premise was simple enough. A pair of powerful, proud pyrokinetic princess’s… princess-i… princesseseses…. Whatever. Two Royal Ramparts getting together to prove their worth in a little bit of a sparring match. Blaze is one of my favorite characters, and I know enough about her to never draw her backing down from a challenge. She’s burst jumping straight into the jaws of danger here, cooking a fireball for good measure.
Ember I am less familiar with. This is my first time drawing her and I think I did a pretty good job. She also strikes me as a confident individual, and being a Dragon probably means that it takes more than a torch to scare her off, so she’s dive-bombing right into the lightshow to prove she’s can take the heat.
I played with a bunch of special effects with this commission. The fire is obvious, but I am actually prouder of the background and zoom effects. It really draws your eyes in on the characters and makes for a really dynamic scene.
So, thanks again for the work FerrumFlos1st. I always value my repeat customers. It lets me know I am doing something right lol.
I’ll take a victory lap and pat myself on the back for crossing yet another character off my “Never Drawn” list. I pride myself on being able to draw any character and any style. If you’d like to test that claim, or even if you’d rather stick to Sonic or MLP, then feel free to hit me up for a commission. You should be able to find all the relevant info you need to get that Hedgehog rolling in the price chart below.
I was given exact poses and actions so I had to stay inside the lines with this one. It is an interesting test when drawing in this manner. While you always have “general” idea of what you are drawing I still like to let the image form organically. When going for an exact endpoint, you kind of force round pegs through square holes. It’s a nice testament of skill when you can pull it off however, and I think I did just that. *pats self on back*
Thanks a bunch to SonicTheCaptain for ordering this piece. If anyone else would like to order something from me, be sure to take a look at my Commission Price Chart!
Whoo-boy. This guy has been on my list since the day I first witnessed Caliburn ascend to its proper final form and I watched him cleave his way right through the heavens. The sheer amount of detail behind all that intricate armor makes him undeniably intimidating but I’ve tackled some pretty in-depth stuff in my time and I wasn’t about to back down from the ultimate incarnation of a Knight in Shining Armor.
There are a few pictures in my gallery that I look back on and feel the bone crushing cramps creep back in… this will no doubt be one of those.
So, onto the picture itself. I learned quite a bit from my past work with Metal Sonic – I’ve gotten the hang of how to handle and polish a lot of what you see here. If you look closely, I actually used quite a few of the same tricks. However, the thing about the Excalibur armor though, it that there is so much Gold. Gold here, Gold there, Gold everywhere. It’s almost impossible to know where one piece of Gold ends and the next one begins. The biggest challenge for this character comes with trying to color everything in a way that is bold and dynamic, while at the same time leaving space for each individual piece to be distinguished under closer examination. Not easy.
And then there is all the special effects. All the metallic sheens, the carved graphics and the legendary sword itself all need their own allotment of attention. It’s a lot to take in. Enough to make your time management skills spindash in place out of frustration.
Okay, enough rambling on the finer details. I love this variation of Super Sonic. Shoot, I absolutely adore it. I thought it was a great climax to the story of Black Knight and thanks to a stellar design he’s instantly recognizable and memorable. I relished the chance to put my own spin on this awesome set of armor. Eagle Eyes out there may notice some pretty cheeky references engraved in a few spots of Sonic’s suit. Kudos to the lot who can point them out in the comments section below.
I’m so happy I finally got to draw the guy.
So, I’ve got plenty of commission work to get back to. I’ll ice my wrists and see if I can’t get a massage for my poor knuckles then get back to the grind.
****Speaking of commissions. They are open again. Look at the price chart below and hit me up if you’re interested.
swung buy to continue a line of commissions I had worked on in the past. Here we have the resolution of an epic battle with Princess Celestia striking a decisive blow against her opponent, Malcontent. I’m always up for an action pic. Who does not love playing around with special effects and over the top pose work.
I am surprised by the amount of times I have had to draw this particular princess though. I have done a lot of commissions and it is amazing how often I am requested to draw this side character. If she is THIS popular that girl needs her own spinoff series or something! I’m certainly not adverse to drawing her, she is an overwhelmingly pretty canvas to work on.
Thanks a bunch to DarkMalcontent for ordering another piece from me. If anyone else would like a Commission from me, be sure to take a peek at my commission price chart.