itsamellama: Mel making a puffy face (Default)
Currently on mobile, so sorry for lack of images right now!

But as I mentioned in a previous entry, I'd like to try opening one slot at a time for art commissions - I'm still trying to feel it out while I juggle work + thesis + part time work, but my current offers are:

icon: $10
art card/ACEO: $20
icon sheet (15 icons): $100

Let me know if you'd be interested, and I can add you to my public queue! :D

Thank you!
itsamellama: (Artistic)
I'm thinking of officially opening commission slots sometime in January as I'll be away or busy or most of December 2015, but I'm thinking of opening the following kinds:

* icon commissions, $10 each
* digital colored sketch portraits, $15
* traditional portrait art cards, $20
* icon sheets (15 icons), $100 each sheet

Would anybody be interested? :D I'll probably need to put up more recent samples of stuff I can do now... I need to get more tiny-size pens and brushes too...
itsamellama: (Artistic)
Would any of you be interested if I opened the next Icon Day within the next few days and left it running till New Year's, maybe, to help raise money for my moving out fundraiser? I was also thinking of putting add-ons like the usual ACEO/art cards, and maybe a sheet of character icons at a discounted rate...? And maybe keychains, either acrylic or shrinky dink? I can't promise live streams yet, as I don't know what my living situation will be next year, but that's also something I would consider.

And, yes, I'm now open for art and writing/editing commissions, though I can safely begin work on them in January 2015 if that's okay. I'll also be sending out all bracelets/art bought for the fundraiser in January to avoid having them get lost in the mail due to the holiday mail frenzy.

I'll be updating my fundraiser tomorrow! I am contemplating doing stretch-goal type things if we reach the first goal soon. *muses*
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So sorry for the wait on this. I always underestimate this time of the year...

Long story short: I got buried under a ton of freelance commitments, and a lot of them started later than projected! So they caught up with the time my school semester started up again, and, well, I have three demanding classes I've been desperately trying to juggle, plus six-hour day job. It's really my own fault for biting off more than I can chew, but I have already refunded/let go of a lot of projects for my own health because Responsibility.

I currently owe different people: two promo icons, a custom beach-color paper bead bracelet + delivery of a rainbow one, a black and white illustration, a shaded two-character with background illustration, and a hand-painted notebook.

And then there's Icon Day. I've asked my boyfriend to help me finish the icons, and the remaining notebook order. His style is fantastic, I really hope you'll all like it!

I won't be open for art commissions until January 2015, at the very earliest. I still need to see just how much work I have, school and freelance and day job and otherwise, I have to face by the time that semester rolls around. So, yes.

Thank you so much as always for your patience.

(Lesson learned: best time for me to hold icon days is anywhere from December to January, ahahaha. Obviously I cannot hold one in October because I still haven't finished what I owe from last time, since I held the second Icon Day earlier than last year... I might make it a grand yearly thing instead with a bunch of promo commission options + free icon ahahaha, who knows?)
itsamellama: (Artistic)
Hi everybody! I've added Headshot and Waist-Up options to my original Iron Artist Commissions post. Here's my current price list:

Headshots:
Sketch: $5
Inked: $8
Color: $12

Waist-Up:
Sketch: $8
Inked: $15
Color: $20

Full Body:
Sketch: $10
Inked: $20
Color: $30

These commissions are bigger than icons and ACEOs, but are smaller and a little simpler than my regular commission rates. I also heavily use creative commons references (which I will cite!) hence the discounted prices. :D

Let me know if you're interested in anything by leaving a comment here, on that entry, or by sending me a PM. :)

Thank you!
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Color Palette Art Prompts
Thanks so much to everyone who's prompted me so far! If you'd still like to get a color palette request in, please feel free to ask - I will leave the post up indefinitely. I will probably get started next week though as I am currently pressed for time with writing work right now.

I am particularly excited to draw Joan Watson prompts (squee!) but if there's a specific prompt you really want to see happen, consider sponsoring one or two? :3

Pay What You Want Icon and ACEO Commissions
I've still got 7 slots left for icons and 10 slots left for ACEOs. Pay what you want for monochromatic icons or ACEOs. Pay at least $5 for icons and $10 for ACEOs for full color and inked goodness!
itsamellama: Mel making a puffy face (Default)
Stolen from [personal profile] nan



Leave a prompt and a palette number and I might draw a free digital doodle request with those colors. However, I can't guarantee every prompt will be filled. I'm more likely to do it if it's also a thing I am interested in.

I will, however, definitely draw any sponsored prompts whether they're my fandom or not. Tip what you want ($1+) for a color palette-inspired doodle - detail and size will depend on amount tipped. :) You can sponsor other people's prompts too.

Let's see, my fandoms off my top of my head are (adding to this as I think of them):
Black Jack
Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney (no spoilers for PW5 Dual Destinies please!)
Ghost Trick
Pushing Daisies
Elementary
Pokemon
Digimon
Bust-a-Move/Bust-a-Groove
Klonoa
Sonic the Hedgehog
Gitaroo Man
Final Fantasy VII
Sailor Moon
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Attack on Titan
Hourou Musuko
Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Dragonball Z
Cyborg 009
Brave Fencer Musashiden
Threads of Fate
Valkyrie Profile
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
Cyberteam in Akihabara
Saber Marionette J
Professor Layton
Daft Punk
Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Avengers, etc.)
Akazukin Chacha
Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X
Gregory Horror Show
Space Channel 5
Eretzvaju/Evil Zone
Shadow of Memories/Shadow of Destiny
Rival Schools

I have too many fandoms, so just try and ask - I might happen to be a fan of it too.

Current Prompts
None right now!

Tip Jar!


You can also leave a tip via Gumroad.

You can also support me every month via Patreon!



Other Promos
I'm also doing Pay-What-You-Want Icons and ACEO! I've still got lots of slots open.
itsamellama: Mel making a puffy face (Default)
Just to let you all know I accidentally left out some info re: last post.

Pay what you can for an inked icon with monochromatic color added! Let me know what color you want! :)
$5 or more will get you my usual fully colored and shaded icons.

Thanks folks! Sorry about that.

♥ ♥ ♥ Pay What You Want, What You Can for Icons and ACEO Art Commissions! ♥ ♥ ♥

(a.k.a., help me practice for Icon Day, and also afford tuition for the upcoming schoolyear!
itsamellama: Mel making a puffy face (Default)
Let's try something a little different!

I'd like to get a little practice in drawing tinier and in traditional media for my next Icon Day, so here's a little offer from me to you.

THE OFFER
1. Pay what you want, what you can for an inked icon with monochromatic color of one character!
Pay at least $5 and have it fully colored and shaded!

2. Pay what you want, what you can for a monochromatic pencil shaded art card/ACEO! Either a portrait or a chibi. (You can even ask me to do it in a color other than gray ;3)
Pay at least $5 to have it inked!
Pay at least $10 to have it fully colored and shaded!

These are hugely discounted from my usual rates, so grab them while you can…!

I'll be taking promo orders until slots fill up. Please be willing to wait for your order/s.

SLOTS
Icons
1. [profile] thebonesofferalletters - White/Hispanic man - PAID, not started
2. [profile] thebonesofferalletters - person w/ cat mask - PAID, not started
3. [personal profile] aldersprig
4.
5.
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10.

ACEOs
1.
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SAMPLES

Under the cut because they're big! )

HOW TO ORDER
• You can claim more than one slot.
• Tell me what character you want. Please provide me with visual references (preferred) or a written description. I may simplify character designs if needed.
• Send me payment! Click here to pay via Paypal. | Click here to pay via Gumroad.
• Wait for me to finish your commission. :D

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

OTHER OFFERS
1. Iron Artist Full Body Commissions are still going on! $10 for sketch, $20 for inked, $30 for full color!
2. I'll color your existing black and white icon for only $5, too!
3. Need something more complex? My regular commission rates can be found here!

LIKE MY WORK?
Signal boosts are always appreciated, as is anything you could put in my tip jar.
You can also support me via Patreon! :)
As always, thank you for your support! ♥
itsamellama: (Artistic)
Since someone asked and I figured some of you might be interested too :) This starts my summer art commission promos!

Did you get a black and white inked icon from me in the past Icon Days? Want to see it colored and shaded? For $5, I can make it happen! Just tell me what icon you want colored, link me to your character's color references (or remind me if it was in your Icon Day comment) and send me payment via the links below. I'll get right on it. :)

Click here to pay via Paypal.
Click here to pay via Gumroad.

As a sampler, my colored icons look like this:



As an aside: yes, I do offer inking/coloring commission services for other people's art, provided that I have that artist's permission to do so.

Thanks a bunch! Do let your friends know, especially if you know anybody who got an icon before~ ♥
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Hey all! I've decided to let people give me written character descriptions for the Iron Artist Challenge too. You can also tell me a pose you have in mind even if you can't find a stock photo for it - I'll try to come up with it :) I'm interested in getting a posing reference app which these sketches can help pay for, too, so…!

Current slots are as follows:

SLOTS
10 … for now!

1. Halley T. ( + ink upgrade) - waiting for payment
2. [personal profile] babylon_house - waiting for payment
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5.
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Claim a spot HERE!
itsamellama: (Artistic)
Hi folks! My art resolution for this year is to draw more full-body figures. In line with this, I decided to start an Iron Artist challenge to help me practice and offer you promo commissions at the same time. Cool, right?

Full bodies and waist-ups will be discounted sketches where I will be using pose references that I try to match as closely as possible. It's sort of like a Pre-Pose commission where there's an existing pose and I will draw your character in it. :) If you are okay with this, we will proceed~

RULES
• Each Iron Artist commission will cost the following, per character:

Headshots:
Sketch: $5
Inked: $8
Color: $12

Waist-Up:
Sketch: $8
Inked: $15
Color: $20

Full Body:
Sketch: $10
Inked: $20
Color: $30

• You can claim more than one slot.
• Tell me what character you want. Please provide me with visual references (preferred) or a written description. I may simplify character designs if needed.
• For waist-ups and full bodies: Select a pose! Please choose stock that is free for commercial use, ex. SenshiStock on deviantART. Leave me a link to it :) Or if you can't find a photo, describe it for me and I'll try to find the closest reference.
• Send me payment!
Click here to pay via Paypal.
Click here to pay via Gumroad.
• Wait for me to finish your commission. I will send them as 600px files. Yay!

SAMPLES
Click to embiggen!

 photo ironartistexample1WEB_zps2393bd4b.jpg  photo ironartistexample2WEB_zpsf2b73ffc.jpg  photo ironartistexample3WEB_zps1ff74aa6.jpg

(Stock used: One, two, hammer time!.)

SLOTS
10 … for now!

1. Halley T. ( + ink upgrade) - waiting for payment
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

FINISHED
1. [personal profile] babylon_house - Cutie Archery pose
2. [personal profile] fififolle - Gecko Parkour pose

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)

I am also open for regular commissions. Please find my rates here. :)

If you like my work, please consider throwing a tip in the tip jar (PayPal or Gumroad) or supporting my work via Patreon ♥ (It would help, as Paypal fees + conversion rates eat quite a chunk of what I make…!)

itsamellama: (Artistic)
Hi all! This is my last call for my promo chibi commissions for only $10 each! This offer is only open until January 1, 2014. Grab a slot now! Please signal boost, and let's dance!

Samples
Click for full view!


Thank you!
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Hello! I'm dropping the price of my promo chibi commissions from $15 down to only $10 each! I'll only be offering this until the end of December 2013. Grab a slot now! Tell your friends! Let's boogie!
itsamellama: (Artistic)
Hello! Would anybody be interested in some simple digital chibi-style commissions? :D They'll go for the promo price of $15 $10 (as of December 20, 2013) each this month, for a limited time only~! That's below half of what I'd usually charge ; v ; They will be delivered to you as 800px max files at 72dpi.

I'm opening 15 slots~ turnaround time is anytime from now till March 2014 at the very latest, depending on workload.

Samples
Click for full view!


Rules
• Please keep your character designs/descriptions simple! if you have a complicated character, i reserve the right to simplify them. or, i can work on them for you at my regular rates if you want the extra detail.
• No background, but flat color/gradient requests are free c:
• In this case, I will take payment up front. I will not start w/o payment!
• One person can take more than one slot.

Reason for this sale: there is something very nice I would like to save up for as a long overdue Christmas gift for myself ; v ; ;;; I hope I make it in time!

Alternatively, I'm also taking art commissions at my usual rate here~ I also hand-paint personalized notebooks. I can even do jewelry commissions, some of the paper bead variety, and arts & crafts commissions, and graphic design (logos, calling cards, etc.) :3

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your time! ♥

(P.S. If you can't buy a commission but would like to throw a tip my way, you can do so via either my PayPal donation button or Patreon! Even a signal boost would go a long way. ♥)

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I've posted a Lost Contact post over at artists-beware on LJ but got no bites. Hopefully somebody on my DW list knows them?

[personal profile] jetsilver commissioned me a while back for some pet portraits which actually started last year, on an auction for the benefit of a dear friend of mine. Then she asked me to work on more commissions, which she has already sent the downpayment for. My last contact with her was, IIRC, sometime in January 2013 when I asked for the go-signal to color a piece I inked. I wasn't too alarmed at first as our e-mail exchanges did tend to be sporadic, but until now I have received no reply from her after several follow-ups. Last I heard, they were moving/fixing up a new house?

If anybody has talked to them recently, please let me know! I'm quite worried…!
itsamellama: (MelAiken Tickles!)

Hey everybody! I'm helping my partner, Aiken, start taking art commissions online. Check out these sweet samples! (Click to full view!)

 photo Tornado-DigitalPainting_zps4fd4cf37.png  photo MostAwesomePlayer-DigitalPainting_zpsf11e4d39.png

 photo Sora4-FullColorChar_zps35c2b86b.png  photo ArchBishopChibiCommish5-FullColorwithBG_zps2e48b37c.png  photo BarukiFullColorChar_zps32d337bf.png

He's also offered to share some of his earnings with me for my therapy fundraiser. Sweetest boyfriend ever, or sweetest boyfriend ever? ♥

It would mean the world to me if you could check out his commission page and reblog/signal boost/spread the word with you friends! :) Thank you so much for your time!
itsamellama: (Artistic)
DreamWidth (and LiveJournal) gets to be first. :)

I'd like to practice drawing quick full-bodies straight to paper with my brush pen (or with minimal sketching if at all possible), and perhaps raise a bit more money for my mental health therapy fundraiser. So! I've decided to try a flash commissions sale for tiny art.

This sale will be open until 11:59pm of SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 (Manila, Philippines time.) Artwork will be delivered within 1-2 weeks, maximum of 1 month.

SAMPLES AND PRICES:



$6 will net you one inked tiny, toony (possibly chibi), simple full-body done with a brush pen.
$11 will net you a flat colored version of the above with colored pencils or markers or perhaps something else entirely, perhaps with minimal shading if it suits it...!? (Whichever is more convenient for me at the time.)

RULES:
‣ Please make sure your character design is not too complex. I reserve the right to simplify any characters considering the tiny size of this commission.
‣ For this round, send me visual references of the character you want, please. It can either be one picture or you can gather several different pictures of different parts of your character. If you can combine them all in one picture with labels/description, even better!
‣ I pick the pose. The pose can be specified or changed for an additional fee.
‣ Send me payment! I'll start as soon as I can. My Paypal is mel.g.cabral [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
‣ You may order more than one commission at a time.
‣ No slots system, just ask and I'll let you know if I can do it.
‣ Only one character per commission.
‣ You will get an 600px maximum .PNG file of your commission.

That's it! :D

QUEUE:
None so far.

Want to leave a tip instead? Click the tip jar below to leave a tip directly via PayPal! You don't need an account to do so. A debit card or credit card works just as well. :)



Tips, donations, and signal boosts are always greatly appreciated! ♥
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Ahhh I'm finally done with my half! Just Layne's to go before I make the master post and replies. Last I talked to her, a lot has been going on in her life (including getting sick), but she's doing her best! I believe in her...!

EDIT: Oh perfect, the image was broken. Hope it's fixed now.
itsamellama: (Artistic)


Getting there! I'm technically near my quota as Layne and I had agreed to take on half of the total number of icons, which comes to around 9-10 each... except that mythos' icon was assigned to Layne and I accidentally forgot that, so... oops?

Chipping away at this a little at a time seems to be working well. :D For any of you following the tag who see your icon in there, please let me know me know if you need me to fix anything at this stage. :)

I might ask a couple of you for photo references as I come upon yours, as I have discovered I work much better with visual aids than text descriptions, ahaha... I might have to tweak my next Icon Day rules to account for that.

Hello!

I'm Mel, a Filipina artist and writer. I'm an MA Creative Writing student working on her own projects at the same time. Nice to meet you!