oh good, now I can have this on my dash too
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crystagenesis asked: I have a question about commission stuff, but it's more about the mechanics of commissioning? I want to commission people to draw my characters but I'm not an artist myself and I don't have any references of my original characters. What would you recommend for me to do to start accumulating a bank of references and designing my character. I want to be able to give lots of references because it's more helpful right? But I don't have any ... so ... any advice? Sorry for rambling.
There are many artists who have no problem taking character commissions with no references, so that might be the best place to start. If you’re not sure whether or not they’re okay with that, it never hurts to ask! I’ve drawn plenty of commissions from description alone, but it takes more time and effort than working from references. Having at least one makes the job easier for me, and cheaper for my clients.
You can also provide artists with materials to work with, even if you don’t have a composite image yet. Find photographs or existing art of people that have the hair style or color you like, pictures of armor or clothing that are similar to what you have in mind, and so on. You don’t have to bury them in reference material, but it really helps to have a starting point.
Once you’ve collected a few, even if they’re simple or sketchy, it will give the artists you hire in the future an even more solid foundation for their renditions, and you’ll start seeing more consistent results.
Hope that helps!
Currently I make resin skull jewelry which I’ve been selling in my etsy shop Skullery for a few years now. I’d like to expand and start producing a line of silver and bronze jewelry. I’ve spent the past 6 months learning how to make them and producing the examples you see here (and there’s more on the Kickstarter page).
Now I need your help! The equipment I need to cast these pieces isn’t cheap, so I need enough people interested in my work in order for me to buy the tools I need and start production.
I’d like to spread this as far as I can, so this post also doubles as a giveaway! Reblog this post to enter, no need to follow me, and when the project ends on June 1st I’ll pick three winners randomly for a bronze crow claw necklace, a bronze fox claw necklace, and a silver mini sparrow necklace (check out the project page to see them!). The first winner will have first choice, and so on. I have these pieces already made so even if the kickstarter isn’t funded you’ll still get them. And if you back the kickstart and win we’ll make sure you don’t get the same thing twice if you don’t want to.
Thanks for taking a look! If you cant back the project but want to help, spread the word! <3
really amazing ACCURATE (because it’s casted) skull jewelry. I hope you guys will give a bit of something!!
Look at those little sparrow skull studs!!!
I still can’t find my star studs soooo….
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