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In case I end up not doing too much else on this site, I'm going to just post up these new, improved, and updated commission guidelines on my front page, for everyone to check out whenever they want. Haha, about time I get paid at least a bit for all this awesome work that I do, because if I took free requests, I'd never get any free time left, am I right? :XD:

Anyway, the idea behind commissions, for those who don't know, is that you basically pay money for an artist to draw something of your choosing. After all, drawing is a skill that can be used to suit the needs of people who need graphics for anything from personal keepsakes to promotional images used to sell products, and it is a skill that deserves to be recognized on par with any other major skills in the real world, such as food preparation or scientific analysis. That's the way I see it, anyway. It's true that I do a lot of works for free on my own, but that's the thing; it's all stuff that I myself want to draw, and it helps me get practice so that by the time I can offer my skills for others, it's of the best quality that I'm capable of so they get their money's worth.

In my first commission journal, I offered to draw pretty much any number of characters with the option to have backgrounds or not, and the prices now go like so: $10 for a full body shot of a character, with $10 for each additional character. $5 if it's a waist shot or a small, easily drawn Pokemon, and an extra $15 for a detailed, painted background. Those factors still stand here. However, since that seems to be a bit too broad, I've decided to also offer some suggestions for people who are stuck on ideas on what to commission me for. And here they are!


 

:bulletpink: Avatars and Folder Icons for dA, as well as icons for Tumblr: Avatars for $5 each, Folder Icons for $5-$10 each, depending on complexity.

Examples: :iconamy-the-jigglypuff: Cecil's New Icon ::Commission Example:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff

PMD-E Team Folder Icons by Amy-the-Jigglypuff More Folder Icons by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Folder Icons For Epic Stories by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Icon Collection ::Commission Examples:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff

:bulletpink: Evolutions and Mega Evolutions: If you have a Pokemon character and want to see what they might look like at every stage of their evolution, this is the type of commission for you! Obviously, if they have only one form and don't have a Mega form, then they can't be applied here, sorry. $20-$45, depending on number of evolutions. Check out examples below for more detailed price guidelines:

Gandra's Evolutions ::Commission Example:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Ellie's Mega Evolutions ::Commission Example:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff

:bulletpink: Pokemon (and/or Trainer) Team Shots: Many of you who play the mainstream Pokemon games probably have a beloved team that you really enjoy playing with, and if you wanted to see a complete picture of all of them, and/or with their trainer, this is the commission for you! I know for a fact that I'm particularly bad at choosing teams of six that I like a lot, as I'm more used to picking out only one or two at most, so I'm really excited to be offering this for other people so I can draw such teams. $12-$24 for faceshots, $20-$50 for group portraits, and $20-$70 for full body group shots, all depending on number of characters. Check out examples below for more detailed price guidelines:

 Pokemon Team Face Shots Commission Example by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Neena's Team Portrait ::Commission Example:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Sarah's Final Team ::Commission Example:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff

:bulletpink: Couples/Kissing Pictures: Oh yeah, due to my experimentation with the romance genre, I'm also offering this one. Have a cute couple whom you'd like to see in the same picture? This is the commission for you! Obviously, kissing is about as far as I can go when it comes to depicting such things, so no NSFW stuff and whatnot. $20 for two full body characters, $10 for two waist up shots or short Pokemon shots. Oh, and by the way, I can also handle drawing yuri (couples with two girls), but not yaoi (two boys). Sorry, guys!

Couples/Kiss/Gijinka Meme Hybrid - Ryoshi and Amy by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Mission 2: Secrets From the Moon, Part 2-6 END by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Tarot Card for Amy and Ryoshi by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Gandra and Syaoran Arthur ::Commission Example:: by Amy-the-Jigglypuff

:bulletpink: Family Pictures: If you have an entire family that you would like depicted in a single picture, then this is for you! $10 per full body shot of each character or adult, $5 per half body shot/small Pokemon/child, and $15 for the addition of a super detailed background, as usual.

Happily Ever After by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Lightbloom Family Formal Wear by Amy-the-Jigglypuff



While my pencilling and initial inking styles are more or less uniform, when it comes to the final inking, coloring, and rendering styles, you can choose from plenty of options! You can pick one of the six in the picture below to the left, or even more (such as lineless flat colors or Sugimori style), if I've been able to successfully do it in the previous examples. Though if you want to know the two styles I have by far the most experience in, they are depicted in the examples to the right.

Showcase of Rendering Styles by Amy-the-Jigglypuff Comission Example - Moe Style, Anime Rendering by Amy-the-JigglypuffComission Example - Moe Style, Disney Rendering by Amy-the-Jigglypuff 

Also, possible discounts:

All the prices above assume that you order a commission that's in full color and rendering. If you want only a pencilled drawing, you can get it for only 1/4th the price, and if you want the inked version, you can get it for 1/2 the price. In addition, if you commission me to draw either one of my own characters or a Pokemon that I clearly have a lot of experience drawing already, such as Jigglypuff, Mawile, Chikorita, Elgyem, Beheeyem, etc., the price for them will only be $5 instead of $10.

Now, for stuff that I can't or won't do! Such things include...

:bulletpink: Oversexualized...well, anyone or anything. I'm okay with drawing people with maybe slightly exaggerated anatomy if need be, but if faced with drawing a Pokemon or creature who happens to have such assets when the official art clearly indicates they don't have any, I'm afraid I'll have to decline right away. This isn't a value judgment; I'm just being honest here with what I feel uncomfortable with.

:bulletpink: Extreme gore, blood, or NSFW stuff in general is also a no-no. Try to keep things at PG-13 and under, please. Basically, stuff that wouldn't require a Mature Content filter, as my gallery doesn't have any of that stuff and I like to see if I can keep it that way.

Sounds interesting? Have something you want to see me do a drawing of? Well then, the next steps are...

1. 
Send me a note with what you want to have me draw. 

2. I'll look it over and let you know whether I can draw it or not. If not, then too bad, but if I can, then I'll accept it and/or ask for more details.

3. Send me half the payment of the piece via Paypal.

4. I'll get to work on it as soon as I receive it and will send you progress updates via Stash at every stage of the art for corrections. (If the piece is a really fast one, like a $5 one, you can even watch via a Join.me stream if you have the time and make comments as I go along.)

5. Once I finish the piece and you're satisfied, send the other half of the payment via Paypal.

6. Let me know if you want me to publish it to dA or if you'd rather it be kept private to only you. If published, all commissions go both in my Featured folder and in my Commissions folder.

And that about does it! Thanks for reading! And if you know of someone else who might be interested, be sure to refer them to me!

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Journal History

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Amy Wu Donovan
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m an extremely active member AND admin of the group Pokemon-of-Avalon. I’m a comic artist who has been practicing since the age of 14, and I didn’t achieve my current speed until I was about 19, though I have been drawing all my life. Although Pokémon is but one of my favorite things, the sheer diversity of creatures in it, as well as the number of groups here on dA that have been created with a focus on creative storytelling, have made it so that the vast majority of my submissions have been Pokémon comics, pictures, and stories. Other franchises I like primarily include those of the science fiction genre, especially the Metroid series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Lilo and Stitch, Wall-E, Invader Zim, Ben 10, and other such things, though lately, I've also taken a liking to pretty much ANY good story, regardless of genre. But you rarely see art of those from me since it’s the Pokémon franchise that is by far the most suited to allowing you to create original characters in it. In particular, I like the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon style the best, not because of the mystery dungeon/guilds aspect of it, but because of the fact that Pokémon can talk and have personalities just as colorful and entertaining as people.

I actually have a crazy number of interests that aren't even begun to be listed, especially since I've started watching a lot of anime in recent years, so check out the "Interests" tab at the bottom of this spiel to see more. I also used to play video games a lot, but ever since I got into comic-making and storytelling, not so much anymore. Whenever my hands get tired, I either go running for 30 minutes to an hour at a time, or watch movies. I’m very much an introvert; whenever I’m by myself, I can concentrate for hours at a time and get stuff done.

Speaking of getting stuff done, I tend to submit a LOT of deviations in a very short time period compared to a lot of other people on this site, because I’m fast at art and tend to get a ton of story ideas at once. Only during those idea floods, though; all other times, there's no flood of art. You should also read ALL of the artist’s comments that I write on every deviation—though I tend to write a lot, they’re all full of useful factual information that reveals what usually goes on in my head when I’m writing and drawing these comics, pictures, and stories.

My current career goals right now include getting a job (any job that pays the bills that my skills are well-suited for, really) while continuing to do comics on the side as a hobby. Maybe later, I might consider graduate school in order to obtain some sort of job in graphic design. But if I can somehow obtain an actual job doing comics, that would be even better!

My storytelling style includes several prominent themes:

:bulletpink: Being suitable for all ages. For the most part. Originally starting out as a backlash against all the stuff that I realized that I didn’t like when I turned 13, the fact that making stories suitable for all ages will allow anyone to easily access it proved to be a powerful motivating factor, as well as allowing my work to stand out. And it's just a force of habit now, more or less. :lol: True, “all-ages” is a subjective term, but in general, you won’t see any blood, gore, or even any cuss words in my stories. Or if there are “cuss words”, they’re always either bleeped out like “@!#?$%” or with such euphemisms as “ZZZT”. (Note that since I've been testing out the romance genre as of late, there may be slight hints of adult themes now and again, but I strive to keep those as subtle as possible for the audience's sake.)

:bulletpink: Colorful characters. Now of course, ALL series have characters, but I like to make characters who have very diverse personalities, and if possible, have distinct speech patterns. This is an area which has drastically improved over my career as a storyteller; before, many of my characters pretty much acted like myself. Not so true today.

:bulletpink: Humor. My brain has a tendency to exaggerate story situations and character reactions to make situations hilarious, as well as looking into the personalities of the characters and figuring out what kinds of interactions are entertaining. Short stories and stories that don’t have any emotional or powerful themes in them tend to have such humor in sheer abundance to compensate.

:bulletpink: Emotional and powerful storylines. I might like comedy, but that’s not all my brain can dish out. My stories can be very, very dramatic, too. But I never, ever make my characters suffer true physical and emotional pain for no reason at all. Behind the pain, there is always a lesson behind it, and my stories, above all, serve to show everyone that, no matter how painful things get, it is possible to face the adversity, overcome it, and come out of it as a better person, stronger than you were before. I don’t know how many people facing difficulties in their lives who read my comics gain the courage to face them better, but if I can help even ONE person, then I’ll be happy.

:bulletpink: Diversity. While this might not have seemed as true in the past, nowadays, I don't like to limit myself to just being pigeonholed as being proficient in only the genre of "sci-fi manga aimed towards kids ages 8-12", at least in terms of what I am capable of. I like to experiment with as many story genres, inking styles, coloring styles, and if possible, pencilling styles to see what the effect of going with a new style has on conveying a story. However, I don't just strive for diversity in terms of stories and art; I also try to do my best to include diverse characters and/or species as possible, depending on the genre.



I now feel confident from all my experience in Pokemon RP groups to once again start creating original series! :D Though I still perform admin duties for Pokemon-of-Avalon and may do a bit of work for Auroris-OCT to experiment with new art styles. I look forward to improving my skills and seeing just how far I can go!

And though my financial situation is currently adequate, I can also take commissions from time to time for extra cash, just in case. An important point to know is that I only take payment in actual dollars; no points allowed (except for friends, as any and all points I receive will automatically go towards maintaining Pokemon-of-Avalon's super group status). Be sure to note me with exactly what you want, and wait for me to approve it before you send me the payment via Paypal.

More commission info here: fav.me/d7w4h5u

Stuff I despise: Any and all trollfaces, flagrant amounts of cursing, jerks, inappropriate material, inappropriate jokes, etc. I'll add more to this growing list of things to avoid whenever talking to me.

Oh, and one more thing... 日本語を分かりますよ。日本語もタイプすれば、自由に話しましょう!(I can understand Japanese, so if you can type it too, feel free to do so with me!)

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Thanks for the badge :) Check out my stuff if you want
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