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Journal Entry: Tue Jun 11, 2013, 9:41 AM



Commissions are currently on hold until further notice. I will still work on the commissions that have already been ordered, but I will not take any new orders for a while. Thank you.


So it's taken me pretty much forever to open my commissions, but I finally did it! Keep in mind this will be my first time openly allowing commissions that involve real, actual money so I'll probably iron this journal out later down the line.

Things I will draw
:bulletgreen: Pixel art is a thing that a lot of people seem to want from me, so it would only be logical if I made these open for commission.
:bulletgreen: I also do full-blown illustrations, too!
:bulletgreen: I'll do comics as well, as long as they're kept to a relatively short length. (No full-blown novels, please)
:bulletgreen: I'll do simple flash animations, too :)
:bulletgreen: Check out my gallery for a general idea of things I will do.

Things I won't do
:bulletred: Flat-out porn and weird fetishy things. I'll draw fluff and pin-up-y things as long as it's kept relatively PG-13, but if you would be embarrassed to show it to your grandmother, chances are I won't do it.
:bulletred: Sculpture and traditional paintings. Supplies and shipping are expensive, and setting up a workspace for these things is a pain in the ass. Not to mention I don't feel confident enough in my abilities to sell these.
:bulletred: wordy-things including poetry, literature, and typography. If any of you guys watch me for these things, I have to wonder how in the world you found such things in the first place, because I just flat-out don't do them.
:bulletred: Robots! Anglular, perspective-y things are not my forte. Simple robots are fine, though-- I just don't want to draw mechs or anything.
:bulletred: Graphic design. I know nothing about this, so I won't be able to make web layouts or logos or anything.

Payment methods

I take payment in a number of different ways:
:bulletgreen: Paypal
:bulletgreen: Credit card
:bulletgreen: Debit card
:bulletyellow: dA points via the commission widget (though this is kind of a pain in the ass and it costs 10% more to compensate for the 20% that dA takes off transactions)

:bulletred: I do NOT take payment through the mail; there are too many risks associated with it, and I do not feel comfortable sending people my home address.

If you know me IRL and we see each other fairly often (like in class or something) then you can also pay me in person with cash. :)

Prices
I don't really have set prices for my commissions yet. Instead, I think I'll start by charging an hourly work rate, at $8 USD per hour. This can be subject to change. Payment is due when I've finished your commission. I'll send you a note with my payment information when I'm done.

Below are some rough estimates of common types of commissions. Please be aware that prices can go above or below the estimated range, depending on how simple or complex your request is. I can give you a more accurate price if you describe exactly what kind of commission you want.

rough sketch
Bonus Commish: GinxShan by medli20

$8-16 USD

Simple digital drawings
Thaxter T. Mortimer by medli20Commission: Ryze by medli20Nostalgia by medli20

$16-24 USD

Illustrations with more involvement
Floaties by medli20Hello, Mallory. by medli20TF2: Badwater Basin by medli20

$24-64 USD
(There is more variety here due to the number of variables that affect the amount of time involved. Examples of such variables include but are not limited to backgrounds, materials, and level of activity within the image itself.)

150x150 animated pixel thingies
Commission: Eeyrie by medli20Tendon pixel by medli20Jamming on the guiTARDIS by medli20

$24 USD
(limit one character per pixel thingy. Any more than that and it complicates the animation cycles, causing movements to look somewhat glitchy and sloppy.)

50x50 avatars
Free Icon: Bulbasaur Cabbagepatch by medli20Free Icon: Do a Little Dance by medli20Commission: Mercury by medli20

$8-16 USD

Larger works of pixel art
Candelabra by medli20Waker of Winds by medli20Commission: Henshin A Go-Go Baby! by medli20

$24-48 USD, depending on size and complexity

Other works
Obviously there are all kinds of other types of work that I haven't listed here. Contact me if you'd like to order a thing but the price isn't listed.

Or, contact me if the price IS listed, but you want a more precise estimate.

Things that make life easier.
:bulletgreen: Notes! It's far easier to keep track of a note than it is to keep track of a comment on a journal or something. 
:bulletgreen: Progress thumbnails! If you want me to send you WIPs of your commission, let me know! That way, if something is turning out in a way that you don't like, I can change it sooner rather than later. It's also easier for me to change things earlier in the process as well, so this is pretty helpful. :) If you don't request any WIPs or progress thumbnails, I'll assume you don't want any.
:bulletgreen: Livestreams! If you want me to livestream your commission, let me know! Please bear in mind, though, that I won't be available to livestream at all hours in the day. I do have to do basic things like eating, sleeping, and showering.
:bulletgreen: Reference! Reference is absolutely wonderful. Also, please don't just send me visual references-- if you're commissioning a character I'm not familiar with, please give me a brief description of their personality, the way they interact with other characters you may also want me to draw, maybe a preferred pose, etc. This eliminates a lot of guesswork on my part and speeds up the process significantly.
:bulletgreen: Do-overs! If you're not quite satisfied with the end result of your commission, let me know! I'll do my best to fix it.

Slots
Slots will re-open as soon as they're finished, so check back later if they're full right now. I think I'll limit it to one commission per person at a time. If you would like one commission now and more later or cancel at any time, then that's A-okay. :) 

Progress key:
:bulletred: = awaiting orders
:bulletyellow: = basic order placed, awaiting reference/details
:bulletgreen: = Ready to start
:star::star-half::star-empty: = commission started. Filled stars indicate approximate progress.

The-Angle-Of-Sorrow :star::star::star: (Done, awaiting payment)

4. Oops there is no fourth slot, but if any of the above three slots are open, you're more than welcome to take it :)


NOTE: If you are unable to pay via Paypal, PLEASE let me know in advance so that payment arrangements can be secured beforehand. Thank you!




medli20 awaaaaaaaayyyyyy! *whoosh*
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:iconflyteck:
flyteck Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really hoping I can burn some of my money here some time
I'm too poor to be spending money on art but I just can't help myself *u*
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:iconcitira:
Citira Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
can i order? or are you still on hold?
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:iconhyperanimator:
HyperAnimator Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey there! 
Are your commissions still on hold?
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:icontheshadowhatter:
TheShadowHatter Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Writer
hopefully you read this sometime soon and update your journal whenever these aren't on hold anymore. would be awesome to get an animated pixels from you.
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:icontaffytoots:
TaffyToots Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interested in the $24 animated pixel :O
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:iconringoiplier:
Ringoiplier Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the 150x150 animated pixel,How much would that cost in points?
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:iconlemongum2713:
LemonGum2713 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can you do for me a 50x50 pixel avatar icon? How much is it?
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:iconcarniv0red:
Carniv0red Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
may i ask how much would a  150 x 120 pixel icon be in points?

Im sorry im bad at math ;-;
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:iconmakaruu:
Makaruu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
do you draw animals?
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can, but I'm not very good at drawing them lol.
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:iconmakaruu:
Makaruu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
would there be any price difference? c:
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:iconidera:
Idera Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-facedesks-  ; n; no money... only points... 
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MUST SAVE MY POINTS ;A;
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:iconcolornova:
ColorNova Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
ah, i must ask but uh, how much would the icons be in points? i have quite a bit, but i don't want to start making plans over something i can't afford or if you won't accept them.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I convert points on a 88 point-per-dollar basis (standard 80 points-per-dollar conversion plus 10% to compensate for the amount dA takes off commission widget transactions)

so an $8 commission would be 704 points, and a $16 commission would be 1408 points. 
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:iconcolornova:
ColorNova Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
and i'm guessing that a fairly easy icon would be around 704 points whilst more complex icons would be the latter. hmm... i could afford either, yet i'd still have to figure out what i'd want first. i know the character i'd like to have but ah.... hm....
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep. If it was ridiculously-easy, though, I could go cheaper. :P

Either way, my slots are all currently full ^^; Sorry about that
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:iconcolornova:
ColorNova Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
it's quite alright. i'll ask later when they are open, then UwU
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:iconphloxebutt:
PhloxeButt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh goodness me this is certainly exciting! i will have to wait till the slots open but i'm ready to commission an animated pixel from you oh no *v*

i do have a question. lets say you have a character than cycles through different forms. would there be any possible way to commission you for a 50x50 pixel of it? there are four forms currently uvu i would really love to commission a 150x150 but i wouldn't know if it was possible nor if i would be reprimanded for how much that would possibly set me back aha uvu
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure, I can do that. There's currently a slot pending because I'm not sure if the person is interested in ordering a commission or not. If it turns out they're not interested, I can give that slot to you, if you'd like.

I'll probably be able to do that, but it depends on what method you want me to use in order to animate your character cycling through all their forms. If they fade to a solid color in order to do it, the cost would remain relatively low: 
with 4 forms, I'd estimate this to cost around $24 USD.



...though if you were to order a more complex, frame-by-frame animation of the whole transformation sequence, it would cost a quite a bit more:

 (not my work, but I don't have anything in my gallery to serve as an example)
With 4 forms on a 50x50 canvas, I'd estimate $48 USD.

All that said and done, however, I could probably animate you the same things above for much cheaper if I did it all in Flash, rather than with pixel art. Flash takes considerably less time for me to use, since it's easier to animate with. I won't be able to get it to look pixel-y, though, if you're okay with that.

Here are some examples of my work in Flash:

     
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:iconphloxebutt:
PhloxeButt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i personally would prefer pixels! i am in loooooooooooooooove with them uvu
UM ok so this is the character: phloxebutt.weebly.com/uploads/…
i call his "transformations" glitches! it's called genetic glitching. so i would assume there to be sorta like the fading animation but for it to get bright like if it were electricity rather than shadow ?? i do hope i'm explaining this right. but what happens is he sometimes randomly glitches into his other forms. a electric spark envelopos him or for more cute purposes a puff cloud would cover him and he'd pop back up as the next form uvu

but wah please do tell me if they don't accept it i'd definitely want to snag the slot *v*
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They actually declined their commission, so the slot goes over to you :D 

It sounds like something I can do, but I actually need to leave the house right now, so reply back to this comment and I'll get everything set up for you as soon as I get home :)
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:iconphloxebutt:
PhloxeButt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh gosh i'm really sorry for the late reply! but i would love to get the slot *v*
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem, I've been on a trip for the past few days anyway lol. Note me with the details of what you want and I'll try to get that squared away for you :)
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:icontheshadowhatter:
TheShadowHatter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Writer
I'll have to consider this sometime when payday comes. been waiting so long to get a cool animated pixel just need to save up for it now.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well when that time comes, just let me know and I'll do what I can to get you a slot :)
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:icontheshadowhatter:
TheShadowHatter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Writer
looks like I have a few bucks to spend after paying some bills so if you have a slot open I'll take it, if not then I guess I'll wait until you're open again.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My slots are currently full; sorry about that ^^;
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:icontheshadowhatter:
TheShadowHatter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Writer
it's fine no worries...another time
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:iconspac3d3ad:
SPAC3D3AD Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist
can i ask for a commission? i only have points
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I can take points, but it costs a LOT of points compared to most other point commissions. What kind of commission were you looking for? I can give you an estimate.
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:iconspac3d3ad:
SPAC3D3AD Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
the pixel one please :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Which pixel one? I offer a number of different pixel ones :o
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:iconspac3d3ad:
SPAC3D3AD Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
um..some like this one medli20.deviantart.com/art/Com…
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Something like that would be $24 USD, or 2112 points.
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:iconspac3d3ad:
SPAC3D3AD Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconimdeadplz:
damn it! it looks so cool..... i badly want one..but all i have is 84 points!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, sorry to hear that ^^;
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BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I must commission you! I haven't acquired a PayPal quite yet, but I do have these points I can throw at you! :dummy:
Expect a note from me whence your commission slots open once again. .u.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconachriya:
achriya Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I'll definitely have to commission you one day when I'm not broke and you have open slots.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkojireru:
Kojireru Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ah, I'm not sure how up-to-date you keep your slot list- are you accepting more commissions right now? I would very much love to get an animated pixel from you! They're incredible!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oops yeah sorry I forgot to update this since I was too eager to finish eating

Sure, I'll reserve a slot for you if you'd like :) 
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:iconkojireru:
Kojireru Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Yes, I would love that! I'll shoot you a note with reference pictures soon!
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:iconazure-art-wave:
Azure-Art-Wave Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How much is a animation of a pony?

Of this pony [link]

The BLUE pony with BLUE glasses!!!!
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Depends on what kind of animation you want; I offer a few different types.
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:iconazure-art-wave:
Azure-Art-Wave Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm like this [link]

But a pony, that I sent you the link the BLUE pony
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, an animation like that would cost $24 USD. My commission slots are all currently full right now, though, so you'll have to wait until I finish the ones I've got waiting.
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:iconazure-art-wave:
Azure-Art-Wave Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
$ 24 USD... so how I can give it to you??? I just know how to give points...
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
afldjflaj sorry for the late reply OTL;;

You can pay via Paypal, or if you have a credit card or debit card, I can email you an invoice that will let you pay that way. 
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