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Hey people! These are just some details about commissions. It's a bit of a running dA tradition for me (and several artists) now to open for HOLIDAY BUST commissions. This year I'm debating opening up in 10/15. There was a waiting list I had offline for people who'd wanted commissions. I unfortunately don't have it anymore so we'd have to basically start over.

Some history:

Back in winter of '05 I got this idea from :iconjakface: to do character bust commissions. I'd fallen into a bit of a financial crisis and it seemed like a great way to bring in some extra money. I ended up taking WAY more than I could handle though. 20 busts turned into 100... and took me a LONG time to finish them. When I opened for more a few years later I took them only a handful at a time.

So a bust is basically character profile. Usually they stop just below the chest. Each SINGLE character bust is $30.00 USD. They're sketched, inked, and colored in Photoshop CS2 at 300DPI. If you chanced a look through my gallery (I hope you did :3) you'll notice the way I complete each bust has changed as my artists skills improve.

Ordering a Holiday Bust Commission:

Step 1:NO NOTES PLEASE. When commissions open, simply reply to the journal entry with: HOLIDAY BUST COMMISSION PLEASE!. Just like that, in all caps. I'll skim the journal and respond only to these replies ^_^. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the same entry.

Step 2: Please Do NOT send anything until I respond to you. I'll reply with PENDING! and my paypal address.

Step 3: Your payment and ref/descript must be sent within THREE days after I put you in PENDING status. If I don't receive them I'll have to cancel your commission and move to the next person on the list. I'll do another run through to miss any cancelled commissions if you're still interested.

Step 4: I only need ONE to THREE reference images. Here's an example: nashya.deviantart.com/art/Holi… . This is really all I need. Just upload to scraps on dA or whatever host you choose and link it in Paypal If you don't have images a text file in place of the image is fine. Please try to keep all descriptions fairly short. Remember it's just your characters design from the chest up.

Step 5: I'm only able to accept Paypal right now. I'm sorry. Please visit www.paypal.com and set up an account if you don't have one. It's free and easy.

Please put 'HOLIDAY BUST/YOUR DA NAME' in the subject line and put your ref link in the notes. Send payments under PURCHASE and GOODS/SERVICES. Once you submit the payment, I will follow up with 'ACCEPTED'. There's nothing else for you to do after this. Unless you used the wrong email for me, I should get your payment just fine :).

So WHEN do I get my commission?

I haven't decided how many I'll take (if I get any at all). My goal is to take up to 5 a week and finish them one at a time then send them all out by 12/15. I upload the hi-res file to sendspace.net and send you the link via NOTES. I'll reply to the original journal with "COMMISSION COMPLETE".

So that's it!
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I'll be getting to these soon! Thank you again ^^!

Okay, HBC's are open now! I'm takinga few at a time until I fill my private quota. Thanks in the mean time ^^!

REMEMBER!

Each SINGLE character bust is $25.00 USD. They're drawn in pencil and ink, and colored in Photoshop CS2 at 350DPI.  Examples:</b> destiny-makers.net/junk/bust_0… , destiny-makers.net/junk/bust_0… , and destiny-makers.net/junk/bust_0… .

Step 1: First, NO NOTES PLEASE. Reply to the journal entry with: HOLIDAY BUST COMMISSION PLEASE!.

Step 2: Please Do NOT send anything until I respond to you. I'll reply with PENDING! and my paypal address.

Step 3: Your payment and ref/descript must be sent in ONE day after I put you in PENDING status.

Step 4: I only need ONE to THREE reference images. Example: nashya.deviantart.com/art/Holi… . Just upload to scraps on dA or whatever host you choose. If you don't have images a text file in place of the image is fine. Not too long though ^^;;. Thanks!

Step 5: I'm only able to accept Paypal right now. I'm sorry. Please visit www.paypal.com and set up an account if you don't have one. It's free and easy.

Please put 'HOLIDAY BUST/YOUR DA NAME' in the subject line and put your ref link in the notes. Send payments under PURCHASE and GOODS/SERVICES. Once you submit the payment, I will follow up with 'ACCEPTED'.
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It's that time again! The CURSED time! LOL!

Okay, so back in winter of '05 I got this idea from :iconjakface: to do character bust commissions. I ended up taking WAY more than I could handle though. 20 turned into 100... I'm not kidding. They're all here @ babydahl. It took me a LONG time to finish them too. I learned my lesson... I've been wanting to do more of these since that time, but I just never got around to it. Well, I feel up to it again so, uh... welcome to HOLIDAY BUST COMMISSIONS 2009!

Sooo... WHAT'S a bust commission?

It's a profile picture, usually shoulders up, of your character. Technically bust means chest.

Interesting! Tell me MORE!

Each SINGLE character bust is $25.00 USD. They're drawn in pencil and ink, and colored in Photoshop CS2 at 350DPI.  Examples:</b> destiny-makers.net/junk/bust_0… , destiny-makers.net/junk/bust_0… , and destiny-makers.net/junk/bust_0… .

Cool! So HOW do I get one?!

This is easy. I will open 11/28 so read in the mean time please! I've tried not to make this too complex. Last time I got extremely overwhelmed so I'm trying to be more organized ^^.

Step 1: First, NO NOTES PLEASE. When I open on 11/28 reply to the journal entry with: HOLIDAY BUST COMMISSION PLEASE!. Just like that, in all caps. I'll skim the journal and respond only to these replies ^_^. If you have any questions feel free to ask them here right now :D!

Step 2: Please Do NOT send anything until I respond to you. I'll reply with PENDING! and my paypal address.

Step 3: Your payment and ref/descript must be sent in ONE day after I put you in PENDING status.

Step 4: I only need ONE to THREE reference images. I made an example: nashya.deviantart.com/art/Holi… . This is really all I need. Just upload to scraps on dA or whatever hostyou choose, then you can link me in paypal! If you don't have images a text file in place of the image is fine. Not too long though ^^;;. Thanks!

Step 5: I'm only able to accept Paypal right now. I'm sorry. Please visit www.paypal.com and set up an account if you don't have one. It's free and easy.

Please put 'HOLIDAY BUST/YOUR DA NAME' in the subject line and put your ref link in the notes. Send payments under PURCHASE and GOODS/SERVICES. Once you submit the payment, I will follow up with 'ACCEPTED'. There's nothing else for you to do after this. Unless you used the wrong email for me, I should get your payment just fine ^_^.

So WHEN do I get it?

I will have all busts complete by 12/23/09. I'll be uploading the hi-res files to sendspace.net and I'll send links via NOTES to  you. I'll probably reply to the original journal with "COMMISSION COMPLETE" or something equally cheesy XP!

So that's it! Thanks in advance and wish me luck.
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Cool! I'm glad to see folks are interested XD! I'll be posting the details 11/23 and again 11/28 as reminders. I HAVE to know for sure who's absolutely getting a commission by 11/30. I'm trying to make this as easy as possible for myself XD;;. Thanks!

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11/19/09: Holiday commissions! Interested?

Hey, hey! Hope everyone's doing well. Staying warm and is dry-skin free.

I'm making really good progress on many of the commissions I was behind on. Save for a few sketches... But I feel comfortable enough to take a few more simple commissions for December.

Over at my :iconbabydahl: account I did bust commissions a while back. Remember these? *shivers* I've gotten much faster at them but they aren't painterly style anymore. It's cel shading (example: nashya.deviantart.com/art/Lord… ), so they're fun and simple and cute and I really like doing them. They would be $25 and completed by 12/23 so they can be ready by the 25th. I'll start them on 12/01. If you're interested please keep them in mind ^^. I'll post a journal specifically for this in the next week. Here's hoping I get some. I know funds are tight and art as gifts is like "Meh... >__>. I like it but... I could get OTHER things...". Heheh, so there's no hard feelings and I can always try again. I'll post examples of the new bust commissions and the process to get one soon.

There's nothing I really want for Christmas as far as new STUFF. Though feel free to send me gift cards to Starbucks XP! I'd like to pay off some medical bill debt I raked up the last year though... I was sick way too much... My gift to myself would be lower debt.

So thanks in the mean time XD! I know all I do is rant in journals now... I SWEAR I'm still an artist :O!
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I was HOPING to take busts this month but that's shot to hell. I'm netless for the time being. I'll post about bust openings again when I actually HAVE stable net. For the ones I'm working on I'll try to get them to you when I can. Thanks!
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I will be ready to take busts in July. Thanks!
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Here's the waiting list for December when I reopen for holiday busts. The busts will be $50. I'll be starting from the bottom and working my way up. I added them backwards by accident >_>. I'm only opening FIVE at a time and I'm only taking 50 total for the list for now. Only TWO slots per person for now. I apologize if I'd given you more than that before. The list's been adjusted. As I finish more slots will be opened TWO at a time so just keep watch. (Ya know, when I start doing them @.@...).

Just comment here and say "Add to wait list" if you want a spot for later. DON'T SEND ANYTHING YET okay ^^. Thanks!


WAIT LIST as of: 10/12/07 FILLED


1. :iconsilverneokitsune:
2. :iconsabelladona:
3. :iconnursenikki:
4. :iconemperial:.
5. :iconpaperfantasy:.

1. :iconchartreyu:
2. :icongermancitygirl:.
3. :iconzoanthia:
4. :iconchartreuse-tea:
5. :iconirrerasablesin:

1. :iconsweet-taboos:.
2. :iconsweet-taboos:.
3. :iconcatzilla:
4. :iconsirenz:
5. :icondjdragonblood:

1. :iconviviane-sea:.
2. :iconviviane-sea:.
3. :icondarkjediprincess:
4. :iconvampiric-chaos:
5. :iconcomatoze:

1. :iconcomatoze:
2. :iconsugahcat:
3. :iconbetatestedrobot:.
4. :iconaceinit:.
5. :iconaceinit:.

1. :icongermancitygirl:.
2. :iconemperial:.
3. :icondivi:
4. :icongyltharis:
5. :iconlastdove:

1.
2. :iconkrshna-rose:
3. :iconkitrazzle:
4. :iconaetherchild:
5. :iconirrerasablesin:

1. :iconkrshna-rose:
2. :iconpaperfantasy:.
3. :icondraiad:
4. :iconireth-isilra:.
5. :iconanimemachofae:

1. :iconhimmleash:
2. :iconmasterofveggies:
3. :iconaudley:
4. :iconbibly:
5.

(*Gets a chill*... Holiday Busts... o__o;;; the thing that started all of this ^^;).
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Okay I'm like... 3 busts short for round 10 and the obsessive compulsive perfectionist (and poor person) in me doesn't dig this too much. SO, to fill this picture-penny-less void and get some closure I'll take 3 more busts. I've got a LOT of other commissions to do so I'm giving up my two hour break I take to do these. Whoever pays first gets a slot. I really would like to start on these tonight so I can upload the half of round ten on Friday.

Since it's only three and part of round 10 these busts will be $30.

If you're interested please email your refs/descriptions, include you dA name, and paypal payment to masterdayhawk [at] hotmail [com]. (Please keep it simple and the images under 400k. URLS only please.)


XD;;; well damn...

Slot 1: neppa DONE
Slot 2: azarath DONE
Slot 3: Hanasu DONE


I will start a waiting list for December when I reopen for holiday busts if anyone's actually interested. The busts will be $50. I'd originally set the new price at $65 but after some debate and advice from other artist friends I settled on . Just comment here and say "Add to wait list" if you want a spot for later. DON'T SEND ANYTHING YET okay ^^.

WAIT LIST:!

1. :iconviviane-sea:
2. :iconviviane-sea:
3.
4.
5.

1. :iconcomatoze:
2. :iconkaiverta:
3. :iconbetatestedrobot:
4. :iconaceinit:
5. :iconaceinit:

1. :icongermancitygirl:
2. :iconemperial:
3. :icondivi:
5. :iconlastdove:

1. :iconmiaow:
2. :iconkrshna-rose:
3. :iconkitrazzle:
4. :iconaetherchild:
5. :iconirrerasablesin:

1. :iconaceinit:
2. :iconpaperfantasy:
3. :icondraiad:
4. :iconireth-isilra:
5. :iconanimemachofae:

1. :iconhimmleash:
2. :iconmasterofveggies:
3. :iconaudley:
4. :iconbibly:
5. :iconredshiftm:




(*Gets a chill*... Holiday Busts... o__o;;; the thing that started all of this ^^;).

Thanks!
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Okay, got one and half more rounds to upload ;D!

(Guh, this took me way too long to just get done. These busts were done ages ago too. I'm horrible. A failure even. ;w;... )

BUT yeah, almost done.
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Okay a million years later I'm done with all the busts. YAYZ!!! That only took, yeah a million years >o>;;;.

Anyway since this is roughly over 50 images I can't bring myself to email them all one at a time. SO if you have a bust and still need a hi- res version please drop me a note here with the title:

"CLAIMING BUST"

Inside I need  your email address and  your dA name. Yes, I know it's from you, this is for my own spazztic methods of organizing.

I'm uploading all of these (one by one :faint:) to sendspace and emailing out the link to each owner. You'll have to download it on your own time. PLEASE  be patient about this. It still takes a while to upload these files and send them all out. If anything I'll do them ten at a time.  Keep an eye out okay :D! The email will be coming from groove_organic [ at ] hotmail [ dot ] com .

:hugs you all:
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This is late coming because I wasn't even sure if I was going to ask and I know this is a bit informal. I'm asking if I, as the artist you commissioned, could sell prints of your bust and the upcoming convention Anime Central and from here on out. This only applies to the ones I've currently put online. I'll contact you directly if I plan on using yours after I get the go ahead to do so or not. The only writing on the front of the print will be my signature. There'll be a notice attached to the print stating that the pic was originally a commissions, © to whom ever it belongs, with a link leading back to your dA page.

If you do or don't want me to make reproductions of your bust simply reply here telling me if it's okay or not. These are you guys characters and I respect your rights to them and I wouldn't sell them without your say so.

Thank you ^^.
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WAIT before anyone gets excited I'm doing this out of general curiousity. I want to see who would want one when I open so I can guage how much work I might end up having. I only plan on taking 5 at a time anyway. So just reply here if come Fall you'd be interested in a bust ^^. The busts are $65 and a bit different from the ones I'm doing now too.

If I get a few I'll start a wait list to hold onto for when I actually do open.


Thanks!
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Alright after a lot of mental debate I've finally decided on a new price for the busts. First a bit of history about the busts.

Back in winter of '05 I was struck by a huge spell of bad luck. As in I was poor, lol. I take care of my mom, who's disabled, and my younger brother and in some cases all of my extended family. Times were tough and there were days I was afraid we'd be on the streets. Things have gotten a bit better what with my moms disablity compensation but it's not enough to get by on. I work a part time job too so I'm a busy bee. I took about 100 busts back then and I did them for cheap, $15-$20,  for the sake of making ends meet. I'm still doing those busts from '05 ^^;. But that's okay, I'm dedicated to finishing this work and I've come a long way since then. Gotta learn from your mistakes right?

So busts are now $65. Break this down in the cost of labor, about $10 an hour, roughly 6 hours worth of work. Give or take 30 minutes.

I put my all into everything I do and I just wasn't making enough for the amount work I did on the busts. That's my fault though. Ego aside I figured I could handle it. LOL, well I got an ego-check I guess ^^. But I do enjoy working on the busts. $15-$20 isn't much, to anyone these days, and maybe someone might feel my art isn't worth that and that's fine. Just don't commission me. In all of my efforts to keep it real, I will say there were days I just didn't work on art. I DO have a life and I do need a break some days.

If anything I'm busting my butt to catch up and I'm nearly to the finish line! To my bust commissioners I hope it was worth the wait, thanks for being so patient and understanding, AND again, you guys saved my ass back then. :hug::heart:!

Mushy stuff aside, if all goes well in about a month I can probably take a few more busts ^^.

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Old news!

^o^ just a bit of info for bust peoples and anyone that's curious about commissions.

I don't get to respond much to comments these days and I apologize for that but I DO get to read them so I'm not ignoring anyone or anything. I'm going to start emailing busts out very soon so just be a bit more patient with me ^^.

As for new bust commissions, right now I'm not planning on taking anymore after round 10. If I change my mind I'll make a journal about that. Sorry in the mean time to anyone that wanted one ;__;.

Bust listing:

This is the account I'll now house all of my bust commissions. Here's the current listing for them. My other main gallery is over at Nashya.

Bust Commissions

Rounds 5/10: COMPLETE

Round 6: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 7: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 8: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 9: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 10: IN PROGRESS: coloring
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  • Drinking: Lipton Green Tea/w citrus
^o^ just a bit of info for bust peoples and anyone that's curious about commissions.

I don't get to respond much to comments these days and I apologize for that but I DO get to read them so I'm not ignoring anyone or anything. I'm going to start emailing busts out very soon so just be a bit more patient with me ^^.

As for new bust commissions, right now I'm not planning on taking anymore after round 10. If I change my mind I'll make a journal about that. Sorry in the mean time to anyone that wanted one ;__;. The same goes with regular commissions. I'm full at the moment and will need a break after I finish them. I WILL put up a price list for future reference again though.

What else... Uh yeah I think that's it.

Bust listing:

This is the account I'll now house all of my bust commissions. Here's the current listing for them. My other main gallery is over at Nashya.

Bust Commissions

Rounds 5/10: COMPLETE

Round 6: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 7: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 8: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 9: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 10: IN PROGRESS: coloring
This is the account I'll now house all of my bust commissions. Here's the current listing for them. My other main gallery is over at Nashya.

Bust Commissions

Rounds 5/10: COMPLETE

Round 6: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 7: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 8: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 9: IN PROGRESS: coloring
Round 10: IN PROGRESS: coloring
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  • Reading: uh...
  • Watching: Full Metal Panic FUMOFU
  • Playing: Final Fantasy 12
  • Eating: honeydew melon
  • Drinking: Lipton Green Tea/w citrus