So what's "this"? My fellow CYStians, I want to draw your beaming bright faces. Or scowling visages of evil. Or whatever you want. Specifically, I'm offering to do shoulders-up portraits in (my best attempt at) any non-realistic style. These can be you, or your favorite roleplaying character, or your celebrity crush, or, again, whatever you want.
In the event that I get more requests than I have time to draw, I will pick the ones that I feel like doing. Apologies in advance if that's not you.
To increase your odds, a provide detailed description or (preferably) one or more images for reference. Feel free to be as specific as you want... "Something like [image], but with the hairstyle from [image], glasses like [image], and a blue shirt instead of red" is fine. "[image] but in the style of [image]" is fine too.
Stylistically, I'll attempt anything short of full-on photorealistic rendering, but bear in mind that on the spectrum from "noob" to "pro," I'm an amateur at best. Example:
Again, I'm currently offering free PORTRAITS, suitable for use as avatars, but if you like my style and you want a full- or partial-body commission, tell me what you want and make me an offer. $$$ via Paypal trumps points, but if I like your concept a lot, I might just do it for free.
Last but not least: I reserve the right to use any image I create in my hypothetical portfolio, posts on social media, etc. Please include how you want to be credited, if you care about being credited.
So, whooooo wants me to draw them?
Another chibi Hitler! ^_^
It... It's fucking beautiful! I love it!!! Thank you so much! I shall add it to my ever expanding collection. You can never have too many chibi Hitlers. ^_^
ooh who drew the first one?
A certain adorable llama that I haven't seen around in awhile. ^_^
Congrats Morgan! Can you please draw me a capybara wearing an impressively-sized turban?
If you do want my attempt at drawing it, let me know, but I think this is a better outcome!
that looks so majestic holy shit
I'm sure this is awesome, but this link won't open for me.
That is indeed glorious, thank you
A thing of true beauty. ^_^
With a little speech bubble coming out of her mouth yelling "Kek!" ^_^
And the apple on her head should be bigger! ^_^
She's beautiful! Kind of reminds me of someone, but I can't quite put my finger on it... Cricket, maybe? >.<
I can see the example. It looks awesome by the way! Had no idea you were so talented. Now I wanna see you and MHD have an art battle. :p
Edit: Also, I just saw an example of MHD's recent work, and yeah, I'd get my ass kicked. Damn but she's gotten good!
She is most definitely awesome, but you could hold your own! Your art is awesome too. ^_^
A lovely princess with two cricket antennas. One on either side of her head, holding a brown leather briefcase in one hand, with a handgun in the other if that isn't too much.
Wavy shoulder length brown hair.
Let me know what you think of this sketch. Very easy to make changes now, not so easy after I ink & color it!
It looks great! I would like to see it inked and colored up if you're going to be doing so.
She looks pretty, and with a gun. Pretty and dangerous.
No shading yet. Let me know what you think! Color changes and/or minor tweaks are still doable!
She's adorable, I hope she doesn't discuss anything unwholesome!
It's very beautiful, thanks. I think it would look even more cool if the hair was darker, and the eyes as well. More field cricket than house you could say.
However, what's here sure is good.
Thank you for the art.
Hope you approve, but if not, let me know!
My sona, to the surprise of no one. (Furred time's the charm?)
Time to be incredibly selfish and get someone to draw the charter that's easiest for me to write: Gawn.
If it would be possible, after you've completed every other request since seeing a Muslim Capy along with two ahem related individuals is gonna be cool for everyone and not just me, I'd like to request a headshot of Gawn with her face split down the middle with a sword.
Like this image: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StaringThroughTheSword
On the left Gawn would be a much younger blue Tyfling with blue eyes and curly hair. She should barely have her horns. Much like the first image in this doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11OYQO8_iCPMbL2fTgbEM4oSMLoRjQBa5AkDAAsRMYAE
On the right she'd look more like the second picture. Blue eyes turning green ect. This should be a more grizzled Gawn, who looks older, there should be little to no reflection in her eyes and she should look somewhat sad.
Obviously this is a huge ask and honestly I'd be happy with even line art of this character. Fuck if someone took a crap on a canvas and called it Gawn I'd probably thank them. This is a super cool thing to do for the community so have my humble thanks.
Just realised Brad wants their fursona, making me feel infinitely less guilty
Also two things:
1) The character looking directly at the 'camera' so the sword is exactly centred would be cool.
2) Google claims these images are 'non consensual sexually explicit content' for some reason. Truly this level of pornography should never be allowed on the site and I apologise profusely.
Truly this shows my expertise at image implementation. Let's try again.
If this works it's a win for blind people everywhere.
Can't wait! Thanks!
Okay, tell me what you think of this. Also, does her skin tone change between versions like it does in the ref? And neither is what I'd call blue, with the younger being a pinkish purple and the older being a purpley gray. I can make her what I'd call blue or I can match the ref, just tell me which!
Damn! She's looking badass! ^_^
Woah! She looks awesome, just how I pictured her while writing: that transition is absolutely amazing!
As for skin tones: yes I just realised the reference is a pink in the first pic. I'd much rather it be a light pinky-blue before transitioning to a purple-grey like in the second image. If it would be possible I'd rather the 'younger' Gawn's side had the same colour eyes as in the reference and the 'older' grizzled side's eyes be green like in that reference too!
What colour are you thinking for the background?
Note that this is NOT done, there's basically no shading, except on the eyes. Now would be the time to correct any color issues, or request any other changes. Unless you REALLY like it like this, I am going to adjust the proportions so her head is a little smaller and/or her body is larger. She's just got a bit of a bobblehead thing going on, IMHO.
As for backgrounds, I always work against gray, but I'm open to doing whatever you'd like... short of an epic battle scene (sorry, but I really want to get this done by 2022!)
She's so cool!! When I'm painting minis I find the shading band highlighting to be the most fun step: is it the same with 2D art?
Bobblehead Gawn, while not canon, is cute. It would be more appropriate to the setting if her body to head ratio was slightly more equal, but apart from that she looks awesome! Skin colour and everything else is looking good to me.
As for the background would it be possible to have a muted blue on the 'younger' side of Gawn (the one with blue eyes) that slowly transitions to a green as it approaches the 'older side' of her (the one with green eyes). If possible the transition shouldn't be too noticeable or bright as not to detract from your wonderful work, just enough so that it would be visible to someone looking specifically for it. No epic battle scenes required!
Thanks for your hard work and measured response to feedback!
Shading is my least favorite part, at least until I get better at it! But hopefully this is an acceptable result (and if you see anywhere that could be better, especially if you have specific suggestions, please do let me know!)
I took a stab at the background, but if it's not what you had in mind I'm happy to either try again, or to provide a PSD so you can fiddle around with it in the editing software of your choice.
Merry Christmas, if you celebrate it!
Makes sense I suppose, since in my medium it's 'he he ink splodge' but in 2D you have to actually put thought into it (or at least I assume).
It's more than acceptable, it's amazing. I'm awful at 2D stuff so I don't have any suggestions really, only than the praise it deserves.
Background is perfect, pretty much what I had in my minds eye. Now I want to see some sort of GSR animated series. Overall this is totally impeccable.
Merry Christmas Morgan, and happy new year if you go in for that stuff!
Jerry says: WHITE SAIL! ^_~
(But if you'd like a different flag, I can do that)
This brought me back to simpler times for a moment, then wrenched me forth to the present. I feel ten years older than I did minutes ago.
A (2-dimensional) marble bust of yours truly, if you please.
It could just be lines of a napoleonic-looking bust if you'd like it to have the very cursed effect of me editting in a marble texture later, but it's probably better if it's just a pale stoney color.
I think it's perfect! ^_^
It's fabulous! I'm going to put it on my desk immediately.
When given something vague, apparently my impulse is to make it vaguer...
Oh, how fun! Can you make a Shadow Dragon? I don't have many specifics, but I world prefer the main colors be black and purple. You can just Google "shadow dragon" and use the first image as inspiration. Whatever you come up with I'll make my avatar. No need to credit me or anything, it's your work.
I think it's gonna come down to how many more people want one, and also if I pick up speed at all. Slow owl is kinda slow, so far.
Congratulations on winning NaNo, Morgan! That's a lot of words to write in one month.
If possible, could you digitalize the main character of my upcoming storygame? I'm not much of an artist but I did a rough sketch (link here). The necklace could be blood-red, each boot would have a skull, and I'd like the colour theme to be based on a black, dark grey, and red palette. Of course, do feel free to use your artistic interpretation, and change things as you see fit. The picture is more for ideas than anything else.
Edit: The character is only faceless because I'm not good at drawing facial features lol. And as for credit, I don't think it's necessary.
Unfortunately, full-body characters without accompanying bribes offers of compensation are currently going to the end of the queue, where they may-or-may-not get drawn before I get distracted move on to other projects. It's a fun design, though, so I hope I do get to it!
No worries, there are quite a lot of requests and time is limited, after all. Enjoy your non-writing break!
me in cowboy hat
also morgan just for you I will break my vow of one project at a time and draw something for you
that is if you even want me to
example of my epic art
Would you rather draw a character from a reference image, or go from a vague description? Obviously my personal preference is for as much reference as possible, but I hear some artists actually like having creative freedom. XD
Thank you :)
I think the expression is just kinda blank y'know like frogs do
forg go blep
And for the reference, anything is fine! I think a visual reference would be good, but if you've got a character you want drawn that doesn't have a ref yet I'm totally fine with a description.
Also I'm best with humans and humanoids, but I can do some creatures.
Another case where I assembled my reference and thought: I can't top that.
Let me know if this looks like a kappa to you.
That said, it's still super easy to change if you don't. Let me know what you think and I'll attempt some shading!
Glad you like it!
Now with 95% more shading:
If it is perfectly okay, i would request a plague doctor. Mainly the mask and a hood. If the mask could have a metallic tint that would be preferable. Thank you-M
Just the hood please.
I thought this was going to be an easy one, but I really struggled to get to this point (and I'm still not happy with it.) Let me know what you think.
Perfection. I do apologize that it was a struggle, but you should definitely be happy about it. I know I am.
Let me know what you think!
The background and torso do help make it amazing. There is no need to do bust style as this was the perfect touch. Once again thank you.
Not happy with this, but I figured I'd let you decide. Feedback of any kind is appreciated.
Let me know what you think, and then I'll do some shading!
Feel free to try again. My effort will scale with yours!
That's a bit of an unknown concept to Ace unfortunately. Maybe you can do a better job of explaining it than anyone has done before.
But it's perfect! ^_^
Can please you draw me a penguin dragon? Thanks <3
Is that a penguin with the head of a dragon, or a dragon with the head of a penguin? ^_^
Head and feet of a penguin, body of a dragon.
This is a truly amazing creature. It's very rare in life that I'm confronted by something that I immediately love yet will also haunt my nightmares
Finally, something for Sent to ride into battle
Hi! I'll do an art exchange for a drawing of Hatter! if you'd like. :~)
I don't have any preferences, although I always love to see what costumes others come up with for her. :~)
Let me know what you think of this. I'll do some shading if you approve of the overall color scheme. Critical feedback would also be very welcome, I'm in this to improve!
Oh my goodness I love it! especially the coat!! And the snowball and the tights. . . So cute!
Pretty sure it's MHD appreciation all year round given how many comms she's gotten from just about every drawing she's ever made.
I thought it was gonna be a regular annual event!
It could be held at the start of every March like the previous one!
Hatter, now with just a smidge of shading.
Wow, that's so cool!
Sooo cute! Thank you!!
draw an Corgi in a tuxedo being all sophicticated as we all no I am
Yes please, I would love to see that!