Dark Chi Frenemies by ~AveryAnnarose on deviantART

I commissioned this from Avery, because she is basically made of awesome and win and because these characters have been lurking in the back of headspace for years.

You guys? Once I finish my auction fics, this is what I'm working on.

he can have favorites by ~Sunfreak on deviantART

but never play them by ~Sunfreak on deviantART

Artist Commentary

@antagonistes: Honestly I can't BELIEVE how well it's come out so far, my "of course I can draw robots!" was total bullshit. >>;;
@antagonistes: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. \o/ Seriously, being broke drives me to draw SO many things I never would otherwise. *see: robots, porn*
@antagonistes: . . . not in the sense of "robot porn". D:
@beckyh2112: You could probably draw that too!
@antagonistes: Really, the question is what WON'T I draw for money.

[Rin]: everyone loves soon <3
[Rin]: everyone does NOT love Emirate Xaaron
[Rin]: >:(
[Me]: I will gets to play Pee-Dee with Xaaron again! They will get -- too much shiny? -- to talk TF religion. <3
[Rin]: I am sure that will be awesome! <3
[Rin]: because you won't have to color him THREE COLORS
[Rin]: oh god why couldn't Marvel have put on some flames and shit or something X:
[Rin]: I feel so BAD FOR HIM
[Rin]: I drew them both, showed them to my brother, and he just gave me this LOOK
[Rin]: and went "Pee-Dee looks so much better than him"
[Me]: Oh god, let me find you scans of Flame.
[Rin]: and I cried
[Rin]: Flame?
[Me]: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Flame-Meltdown.jpg -- Flame! He's an Autobot mad scientist who hates Xaaron. Haaaaaaates.
[Rin]: see, now, HIM I could've drawn waltzing with Pee-Dee without feeling bad for him
[Rin]: Xaaron you need a repaint
[Me]: *giggles*
[Rin]: also some extra hoses and things
[Rin]: maybe like a gun turret or something
[Rin]: at least something NOT A RIGHT ANGLE?
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Jun. 29th, 2011 09:07 am)
So, what artist do I turn to for a commission or two, who is similar in style and quality to Wayward?
A year ago, I wrote a long post on my experiences commissioning art. I've done a fair amount more commissions since then with a variety of new artists.

Some tips for people who want to commission art:
- Have your materials on hand. If you're asking someone to do art of your original characters or fandom characters they may not be familiar with, have your reference images and/or text descriptions ready and include them with your description of what you want from the image.
- Be polite. This is a business exchange, and you being rude isn't appreciated by the artist.
- Expect professionalism from your artist. You are paying them your hard-earned money, so you have a right to be satisfied with what you are paying for. Not only that, you have a right to expect them to not take six months to produce your art. (An exception: if you are on a waiting list, and you knew it when you contacted them about the commission.)
- Know what your artist is comfortable with. Some artists will say up front that they don't draw mechs/anthros/kumquats. Some will also include that they don't draw slash or nudity. Sometimes artists don't realize they need to say something up front because it's never occurred to them someone would ask for something. If your art includes stuff outside their usual art-range and that you would warn for if it was a story, ask the artist if they are even comfortable with the concept before you get down to specifics. Be willing to accept them saying "no, I don't want to do this".
- Figure out the payment terms upfront. Are you paying them everything before they start work (I do not recommend this unless you know the artist quite well or are really pining for their work)? Are you paying half upfront, half on completion? Half upfront, half midway through? Installments? All on completion? Half midway through, half on completion?

I continue to learn from experience, as do we all, but hopefully I won't have to do another update post in a year.
beckyh2112: (Cattail Tea)
( Jan. 11th, 2011 03:23 pm)
I can't find the originals of my commissions from [livejournal.com profile] heatherbeast.

Crying is not going to solve the problem, but it seems like the best reaction right now.

ETA: We found them. They were hiding in someone else's stack of art instead of in my stack of art or the place I remember them last being.
beckyh2112: (Aries)
( Nov. 6th, 2010 08:20 am)

Ozai and Hakoda- Chain by ~weirdlet on deviantART

The world needs more Hakozai art. <3

don't you have a desk by ~Sunfreak on deviantART

This is possibly my favorite thing ever.
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Oct. 14th, 2010 07:14 pm)
'Cause I want to show off my pretties.

The Jade-Eyed Emperor by ~psychohazard on deviantART

The Jade-Eyed Emperor is an original demon-king character of mine that has a world I am noodling at. The world seems to be trying to fuse Nazca and East Asian mythos in weird and strange ways that make me go "I need to do more research". 'Cause research is my default when I have no idea what the hell I'm doing.

Psychohazard, by the way, is a great artist to work with. Not only does she do beautiful art, she's easy to communicate with, quite accepting of changes, and quite capable of taking text-descriptions and turning them into visuals.

Assimilation-verse Mai+Sokka by ~weirdlet on deviantART

Sokka and Mai from Assimilation. I've had this mental image in my head for a while, and it feels so good to pay someone to get it out on paper.

be your harbor by ~Sunfreak on deviantART

Adorable domestic Katoph! :D Katara/Toph is my favorite femslash pairing in the entire AtLA series, but it is so hard to find art and fic for. Very sad-making. But look at them! So cute! :DDD

Parental Lectures by ~ragedaisy on deviantART

This wasn't a commission, but I think it's awesome. The green-girl with the arm-tentacles is one of my Transformers OCs, Oikodomopolis aka 'Polis. (Let me tell you, if I were making her now, she'd be named Crossroads. However, her name has stuck to her despite a few attempts at a name-change.) The yellow truck-lady is [livejournal.com profile] lunatron's Alkali.
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2010 06:45 pm)
Argh, I want to commission something pretty but all the fanartist commission-takers I can think of don't have a quick enough turn-around time for me to do it without going nuts.
beckyh2112: (Default)
( Jul. 19th, 2010 08:00 am)
Oh dear God, fluffy Jackie/Valmont art with flower-blossoms and hugging and a fluffy title: Refuge.

beckyh2112: (Default)
( Feb. 13th, 2010 03:16 pm)
I'm in a femslashy mood for Valentine's Day. However, the art and fic is somewhat lacking.

So. Any artists out there interested in a few quick Avatar commissions?
beckyh2112: (Avatar: Earth Kingdom)
( Feb. 7th, 2010 10:56 am)
Well, of my recent fandom commissions. I've gotten a few original characters recently, but a) not all of them are finished, and b) I'm not sure how many people care.

Commish - Ketu for Chaos2112 by =AnimantX on deviantART

Ketu Reference Sheet by [livejournal.com profile] foxysquid, which includes both his normal'verse self and his Lightning at Sea self.

Chaturaji by LaviRavi: The four Dai Li captains (Xiang, Qin, Jae, and Liu) playing a game of four-person chess.

It's That Time Of Year Again by ~Sunfreak on deviantART

In case some of y'all ever suspected that I don't have the crazy...
Because it is glorious. And I love it. So very, very much.

Avatar AU - Bedrock - Ozai by ~spyridona on deviantART
One of the things I like to drop my money on is art commissions (that gallery is a mix of my commissions and various gift pieces from people, but you get my drift).

I also keep records of people I've done commissions with, how much I've paid, etc. To me, a big part of whether or not I will repeat-commission an artist is how easy they are to work with during the first commission. Especially since I have to give descriptions of my characters mostly in text, so things rarely translate perfectly in the first sketch.

I've commissioned mainly in two fandoms, Transformers and Avatar, with some random outliers of other strange things. I tend to commission fan-characters primarily. Sometimes I'll get scenes I've wanted to see or characters who I feel don't get enough fanart love.

Warning: image-heavy and hella long )
beckyh2112: (Lightning Strike)
( Oct. 10th, 2009 12:11 am)
Anyone out there you guys know of who take commissions for comic pages?

I've got a seven-page Long Feng vs. weeping angels script I'd like to turn into an actual comic sometime. Unfortunately, I have the art skills of a dead rock. So I'm trying to put together the data to plan for getting it done sometime after I have an income again.
beckyh2112: (Avatar: Ba Sing Se)
( Sep. 3rd, 2009 01:23 pm)
Apparently I'm very bored while I wait for Ryuu to finish packing.


[livejournal.com profile] tooth_and_claw finished my sketch commissions!

Zhao and Torao - Agni Kai

Song/Long Feng

Da Yi, Xiyu, and Jian out of uniform
I like having fic indexes. They make me happy. This one is going to have a lot of overlap with the Dai Li Fic Index; you can consider that one a more specialized version of this one.

This one is also going to be much tighter about the timing of when various events happen. Generally speaking, the year-headers indicate when something starts; several stories here span a year or more of time. Some stories happen more or less simultaneously or within the time-frames covered by other stories. I do the best I can with putting them in a linear order.

To keep this sane, I'm trying to only put in the stuff that is definitely, certainly part of my overall 'canon'. There is still a fair amount of stuff that can fit in but I won't list it here because I haven't decided yet if it actually does.

Also, I'm trying not to go too far forward with this yet, and am arbitrarily limiting the furthest 'future' here to little Ursa's birth.

There will be some fics by [livejournal.com profile] dark_puck on here, for obvious reasons. They will all be labeled as such.

Stories )

Also, I have art. Because I'm a commission-whore.

Art )
beckyh2112: (Avatar: Dai Li)
( Aug. 13th, 2009 12:33 pm)
My Dai Li ref sheets are all finished! All three courtesy of the lovely [livejournal.com profile] foxysquid and likely to be put to further use when I have an income again.

Hyo and Xin Wan )

Liu and Jae )

Xiang and Qin )


beckyh2112: (Default)
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