L I F E U P D A T E
Time for an update ! I hope you guys are all doing well and in the places where spring has shown it's face, I hope you all enjoy it !
Over here things are getting more colorful and green again, I really love this season for things getting back to life again. Plus, I'm feeling way more energized :] I really need that though as my life once again entered a period of some serious busy times. That's why I'm telling you guys about what's keeping me busy right now. I'd feel guilty if nobody knew why I'm getting slow / uploading less in the upcoming months xD
So, last monday I started my second internship. We have to do three internships before graduating so that's why I'm on an internship right now (; It means I am working full-time, 40 hours in a week though. Plus we also have to do some work outside of those standard hours (like meetings or work which have to be done for deadlines). Next to that, I'm travelling 4 hours everyday due to railway maintenance. And then there's the meetings and the report I have to do for school. So that means I'm incredibly busy for the next three months T_T... There's also some other stuff going on in my life with family so I might be a bit absent due to that as well.
I'm just letting you all know so that nobody will feel offended if I reply extremely late to submissions, gifts, comments and notes. I try to answer them as much as possible in the evenings if I get the chance (: I'll be online more in weekends so saturday and sunday will be the days I'll be the most active online :>
C O M M I S S I O N S
And the second part of this journal, I'm open for commissions again ! I have had a couple of requests / notes from people who asked me when I'll be open again and I truly have been off-track for a while with commissions. So I decided that even though I only will have time in the weekends, I'll be open again (: I won't take many of them this round though to keep the waiting-lists short. I don't like to let people wait ages so I'll take the commissions in small groups.
If you are interested in commissioning me, please keep the following things in mind:
I'll only be able to work on your commission in weekends (saturday/sunday) due to me working 40 hours fulltime for my internship.
I won't take commissions with strict deadlines this time around (birthday gifts or other types of gifts which HAVE to be done before a certain date). Because of the same reason I named above.
Please read my policy first before you decide to commission me to see if I'm the right artist for you to work with:
Commission policy/general information
[The amount of commissions I take at a time depends on how busy I am in real life. I don't want to create endless waiting lists as it won't make people happy if they have to wait very long. And small lists makes me able to fully concentrate on a commission without feeling pressure to work through a huge list. It will only make me rush things so I keep the lists small (; ]
What paying method do I use ?
I only work with paypal (www.paypal.com)
Types of commissions and prices
Rules and things to keep in mind
Realize that it takes a lot of time to edit parts when a drawing is already close to being fi
I will work in the order of the people who noted me. So if you noted me first, you'll be first in row to receive your commission (; (Unless I'm waiting for a response, I'll be working on smaller commissions in the meantime (; )
If you didn't get a slot this round, try note me again when I open up for the second round (: I can't garantuee you a slot already for the next round to keep things fair for other people.
I hope you all understand !
The upcoming months I'll mostly be working on improving on things rather than uploading a ton of finished works. There'll be some fan-art and random drawings of my own characters and commission work. I'll try to get some full pieces up as well if I find the time (: I also added a small section below here in my journal called "Offline activities" to show the dates that I won't be online/on vacation/gone so that you'll all know when I won't be active a lot this spring/summer (:
And I just wanted to say that I've had a couple of awesome conversations/comments in these past couple of weeks. You guys know who you are ! I'm truly having some awesome conversations these days about the most random things. They make my days :,D
- A u t l a w
C O M M I S S I O N S L O T S
1. Reference sheet
2. Clean sketch
Can I use your characters and other work for RPG sites ?
NO. Never. I am very careful with my artwork being used on other sites as many of them include characters of other people (commissions, trades etc). Plus my own characters mean the world to me. So I'd appreciate it if they are not used on other sites.
Do you do requests?
No, It would be unfair towards the people who commission me. I do make a couple of exceptions for CLOSE friends though.
What drawing programs do you use?
I use Photoshop CS6 and Paint Tool Sai. Usually, I work on backgrounds in Photoshop and do the line work in Paint Tool Sai.
What do you use to sketch?
It varies. I use my Bic Cristal ballpoint pens the most though when it comes to sketching traditionally. I still use the Pentel mechanical pencils a lot as well. And recently I started sketching with the Pentel Pocket Brush as well.
Where can I read about your characters?
I have an account on Charahub where I store all the background information about my characters. You can find my account by following this link: charahub.com/user/Autlaw
What canvas size do you use for digital work?
I always work above the 3000 x 3000 pixels, and for the biggest paintings I use 5000 x 5000 pixels or above (:
What inspires you to draw what you draw ?
I get inspiration from pretty much anything and anywhere. I mostly get inspired by nature (landscapes, clouds, animals etc), by people I've seen in my life or who are close to me, various anime series and artists I look up to have also inspired me for a huge part, and of course a lot of artists here on deviantArt who inspired me to start drawing (;
Do you go to art school ?
Nope, I once applied to go to one but I changed thoughts and went in another direction to study Urban Design (: I am still a self-taught artist
Do you have skype ?
Yes I do, though I'm hardly online as I pretty much always have got something to finish or do xD Once in a blue moon I'll get online :,D I'm still more of a note-person, so don't be afraid to note me if you want to talk c: