It seems lately that the only time I open for commissions anymore is to raise money for charity. Well it is that time again!! I will once again be raising money for the Maryland Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge to support my cousin, Adam Hays. His annual fundraising goal is $10,000. I like to help him by doing the very best I can to raise a bit in his honor. Last year all of you helped me earn $2,800 for the cause, and I would like to attempt to do that again this year. Over the past 6+ years in support of this great cause, I have raised nearly $13,000.00.
From Adam's Facebook Page:
"The Fall weather is here and it's starting to get cold out...you know what that means. PLUNGE PREP TIME! The 2017 Polar Bear Plunge is around the corner and I am at it again for the 11th year in a ROW as a Super Plunger! 24 times in 24 hours...yep, I'm nuts. Who can deny any of what I do though...cuz its all for my fellow Special Olympics Maryland athletes! Last year I rose $10,250...can you help me get there again for my fellow Athletes? YAY PLUNGE SEASON! #PlungeMD"
From Adam's Personal Plunge Page:
"Thank you for supporting Special Olympics - Maryland. For 12 years I have plunged on behalf of my fellow athletes freezing as I have ran into the icy Chesapeake Bay 24 times in 24 hours. I'm going to be doing it again! All while raising a ton of awareness and funds along the way. Please show your support as I try to raise $10,000 like I did last year. Every little bit can help me reach my goal and continue the sports and programs that great benefit Special Olympics Maryland. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!"
To learn more about the Polar Bear Plunge go here: www.plungemd.com/
This year’s fundraiser will go as many in the previous years have. I will be accepting commissions of various kinds. Instead of drawing sketch after sketch feverishly like a crazy person (doing upwards of 400+), I am going to try something a little different. Unlike in previous years, my commissions will not be capped at solely $5 sketch commissions. That’s right! This year you can get any sort of commission you’d like! If you want just inks, I can do that. If you want just a sketch, I can do that. There will be a few levels, as outlined below, but I think this will offer more options for those of us trying to spend wisely. Last year I reached my goal in 3 weeks so if you have interest better get it in soon!
*Please keep in mind that ALL PRICES ARE PER SINGLE CHARACTER ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE A BACKGROUND. Each character counts as a commission. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONS YOU CAN REQUEST. YOU CAN REQUEST MULTIPLE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMISSIONS. EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR RAISED GOES TO THE CHARITY.
Flat Rate Prices and What You Get:
$5 – Loose sketch (sample: sta.sh/025biykl8idy )
$10 – Tied-Down Drawing (sample: sta.sh/021e04uxni1 )
$20 – Inks (sample: sta.sh/01ifmevrh0t9 )
$45 – Full Color (sample: sta.sh/0rz9kv7ju2f )
*all commissions are digital unless otherwise specified. Real Media can be arranged, you'll have to provide additional funds for shipping
$100 - Custom MLP Comic Cover (sample: twitter.com/Nanook1234/status/…)
I have the following blank covers:
· 1- Issue 11
· 4 each of issues 1-10 of micro series
· 6-Issue 35
· 1-Issue 25
Backgrounds and more elaborate pieces can be arranged, just ask. Prices may vary depending on what you want.
I will broadcast progress through commissions via Picarto (Except Comic Covers and real media commissions or gifts if specified) each night until they are done. I will post up right before I go live, but will probably be around 8PM Eastern Time (USA). I will likely send emails of final files in groups a couple of days after the piece is complete!
I draw cartoons (Mostly animals but have begun branching out to chibi people and cute things) If you like cartoons like Chipmunks, Pastel Horses (MLP), Care Bears, Furries, fuzzies and cuddly stuff, nerd stuff, cross-over things, and anything cute I am a one stop shop for arts. I only draw clean work. Please don't ask me to draw gore, porn or fetish stuff or anything weird...I will decline it.
If you’re unsure as to what I can handle, take a look at my gallery nanook123.deviantart.com/
I will be accepting these commissions until 12/31 or until I beat my goal, whichever comes first. Last year I beat the goal in 2 weeks, so you may want to get your order in sooner rather than later.
Here is what I will need you to do. First, you will need to write me an email to nanookcommissions (at) gmail (dot) com. Your email should contain the following information:
1. Your Name/Handle and your paypal address (This will help me match up funds to emails. I had a hard time with this in previous years.) Make sure I can identify you and your payment. These will fill up fast, and I don't want to miss anyone, especially if I owe something.
2. What types of commissions are you interested in? Be specific. Number them, make it easy for me.
3. References and details regarding your requests. This is the most important part. Make sure I know what I am drawing. I have to move quickly through these and will likely work in batches. I don't want to miss someone or spend a crazy amount of time trying to figure out what you want, nor do I want to have to do something again because I didn't understand.
4. Come to my stream channel: picarto.tv/AnimatedVisions and watch the art come to life!
Then, I will need you to Paypal the funds in full to my Paypal address nanook1234 (at) gmail (dot) com. Please make sure you note your Name/Handle or Email in the Paypal note so that I can match it up with your request. I know last year I had the worst time with this. It will take me about 30 to 45 days to get through all of them, but it is so worth it!
If you don’t want a commission and would simply like to donate to the cause, I thank you and I know Adam will too. Please spread the word and help me out! I appreciate shares and comments!
TOS: Commissions will be done in the order they are received. Please do not come on the stream begging to be moved up. I do reserve the right to refuse any commission and refund the donation if the subject matter is anything I do not agree with.