itsamellama: (Artistic)
[personal profile] itsamellama
Hello, I'm Mel! I'm a queer Filipina artist and writer who loves to create and experiment. I’d like to invite everbody to a brand new Icon Day! This is a crowdfunding event where anybody can ask for a free icon. People who tip will get additional incentives, including… more art! Interested? Be sure to read the rules before you make a request!
The primary goal of this Icon Day is to help me raise funds for my Moving Out Fundraiser, to help me extract myself from a toxic, unhealthy home environment. Please click on that link for more details and other ways to help, including products and services I can offer you! Every little bit helps :) Thank you so much for your help.

Requests will remain open until January 1 2, 2014.
We reserve the right to close the request window early depending on the number of requests. Please be willing to wait for your icon, as they are done in addition to other commitments. I may also ask my artist friends for help, and will give them a percentage of the tips should this need to happen. Rest assured, they will be done, as I have done this five times in the past! :)

Free icons start out as refined sketches with simple shading. People who tip will get their icons in ink with simple shading. If we reach the full color incentive, everybody gets their icons in flat and eventually fully shaded color!


Results of Icon Day 03, where Colored Icons for All were unlocked!

Art card tip incentive samples: chibi (left) and portrait (right), both done with ink and markers!

We'll be posting updates and works in progress in my Dreamwidth and tumblr blog under the tag "Icon Day".

If you tip, your icon will automatically be inked with simple shading! Some incentives are individual, and some are for everyone. Tips are what allow us to keep projects like these going. Thank you so much for your patronage!

If you tip:
• Please note that PayPal takes a small percentage from every tip (and also conversion eats up even more), hence we get a little less than what you drop into the jar. :o A little extra goes a long way for us! :)
• Please don't tip less than $1. PayPal takes so much from it that it almost becomes null.
• I am currently not accepting trades as a form of tips at this time. Sorry!
If you plan to tip but haven't yet, make sure to follow up when you have tipped. We may follow-up on this too!

My goal is to save up enough money to reasonably live on for a couple of months on my own. If tips reach…

$0 - We will draw a clean sketch icon with simple shading for everyone who requests before the cut-off! People who tip will get their icons inked with simple shading. 
$20 - REACHED! I get to treat myself to a nice lunch out!
$50 - REACHED! We will ink the icons of everyone who requests.
$100 - REACHED! All of the icon requests will be inked and flat colored.
$200 - REACHED! All of the icon requests will be inked, in color, and shaded.
$300 - REACHED! This will be enough to for me to live on a tight budget for a month. People who tip get a second icon. Either leave a request for both icons or let me surprise you based on your first request.
$500 - People who tip will get a third icon. Either leave a request for both icons or let me surprise you based on your first request.
$1000 - This will be enough to for me to live on a tight budget for three months. I will choose five random requests (no tip required) to receive a second, surprise icon based on their first request!
$???? - I shall reveal the rest of the exciting raffles, should we reach $1000 c:
I'll also hold a raffle for one extra icon for everybody who signal boosts! Each signal boost link counts as one entry.


In addition to their icon, I am offering Icon Day "Moving Out Fundraiser" exclusives, at special discounted prices! Anybody who tips at least…

$10 - Will get a simple digital chibi commission. This is 50% off from my usual rates!
$20 - Will get an art card portrait commission. This is $5 from my current art card rates.
$40 - Will get a laminated, die-cut, full-body bookmark of their character.
$70 - Will get a full-body digital painting of their character. This is an Icon Day “Moving Out Fundraiser” exclusive, and is discounted from my usual price of $100 per full-body digital painting!
$100 - Will get a sheet of 20 colored icons. This is an Icon Day “Moving Out Fundraiser” exclusive, and is discounted from my usual price of $10 per icon!

… and these amounts will be added to the tip tally, and my fundraiser total!

Please note that all art incentive prices do not include shipping fee. Shipping is $3.50 for registered surface mail and $7.50 via Xend courier.

THE MYSTICAL PASSWORD: The password for the form is Bunny Sparkles. Thanks for reading the rules before making your request. :)


NEXT INCENTIVE LEVEL: $500 = People who tip get TWO extra icons instead of just one!

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. :)

Or send to mel.g.cabral [AT] gmail [DOT] com, preferrably in USD!

You can also leave a tip via Gumroad!

Want to donate but can't use PayPal or Gumroad? Let us know and we can work something out. :) There's always bank deposits, meet-ups, and other possible payment options.

If you are interested in my other services, I also do more complex Art Commissions.

I've also got a Patreon where you can directly support my work. :) You can get Patron-exclusive sneak peeks, goodies, and commission discounts every month!

Any questions? E-mail mel.g.cabral [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Thanks everyone! Please spread the word!

All icons are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Date: 2014-12-18 12:04 am (UTC)
aldersprig: (Valran)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Me me me me me me me

I don't know who. I don't know who.

But me me me me me.

Date: 2014-12-18 12:04 am (UTC)
aldersprig: (Tairiekie)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Also, Valran looks awesome in pink.
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Date: 2014-12-18 03:41 am (UTC)
omnipotent: (More than a woman)
From: [personal profile] omnipotent
I sent a donation and I just filled out the icon request form, but if you would rather I were more specific in my "request", please let me know.

Date: 2014-12-20 09:54 pm (UTC)
annariel: Alex Kamal from The Expanse (Queen's Thief:Gen)
From: [personal profile] annariel

I'm trying to leave a tip via PayPal but when I click on "Click here to leave a tip" I'm just getting an error message. Any idea what the problem might be?

Date: 2014-12-21 10:24 am (UTC)
annariel: Alex Kamal from The Expanse (Queen's Thief:Gen)
From: [personal profile] annariel
Yay! Tipped, boosted, and filled out the form. Hopefully everything joins up.

Date: 2014-12-21 04:15 pm (UTC)
annariel: Alex Kamal from The Expanse (Default)
From: [personal profile] annariel
Tried again - I think Paypal was trying to use an expired credit card.

Date: 2014-12-31 09:20 pm (UTC)
rix_scaedu: (cat wearing fez)
From: [personal profile] rix_scaedu
Alas, PayPal is just giving me an error message - I don't get to anywhere that looks like I can send money when I click on the link.

Date: 2014-12-31 10:48 pm (UTC)
cxcvi: Red cubes, sitting on a reflective surface, with a white background (Default)
From: [personal profile] cxcvi
Also encountering issues with that link. Will try the direct method in a moment. Gonna be filling the form out on my phone, so may have issues getting it done.


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!