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About a year ago, I left my last job in the hopes of becoming a freelance illustrator. Doing concept pieces, personal commissions, and the like.
For a while, it was good. While I wasn't earning as much as I did in the call centers, I was able to help cover the bills, and support my family, particularly my parents. I was able to focus on improving on my craft, and lessen the stress brought about after several years of call center work.
A year later, I find that while my personal output has improved a bit, my income hasn't. I'm grateful for the projects that I've received, some of which I'm still working on, as those helped keep me afloat. Unfortunately, expenses haven't lessened, and I've had to deal with some services, such as my internet connection, being cut off due to late payments.
I find it difficult to ask for help. I keep telling myself that there are those in worse predicaments than me, and I should be able to take care of things myself. But the sad fact is, I can't. Not all the time. But the kind of help that I would ask for is not for donations, but rather work. I still want to earn what I receive.
So, please consider ordering commission work from me. Whether it comes from you, or if you can pass on word to people you know, I need the work more than ever before. My rates are there on my main page, and if you have any questions regarding a possible project, please don't hesitate to send me a question through the Notes.
For now, I continue on the projects that I currently have. I'm nearing the end of a particularly big one that has been a blast to work on, and I'm almost sad to finally complete it.
So, a very sincere "Thank You" to everyone who has supported me this past year. My clients, my friends and watchers, those who supported me with an encouraging phrase, and sometimes a critical kick to the behind. You are the ones who make this work more of a hobby, and I'm grateful to you all.
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These rates are effective 8 March 2014.
How to Order
1) Contact me through DeviantArt Notes with the subject "Commission", following the format below:
-Type of Commission (see the list below)
-Describe what you want to see in your commission.
2) If I accept your commission, I will contact you regarding the final price, based on your request and the rates listed below, along with my Paypal info for payment.
3) When submitting your payment to Paypal, please remember to mention your DA Username in the form, so I confirm your order with your request. Take note of Paypal's fees when submitting payment.
4) Once the payment has been made and confirmed on Paypal, your commission slot will be reserved.
5 ) Once I begin work on your commission, I will send updates via email regarding your commission's progress (especially for more complex projects).
6) Final artwork will be sent to you via your email address in a high-resolution file. A lower-res version will be posted on my DeviantArt gallery as well as my Facebook page.
Head and chest character shot.
Single full-body character sketch, with clean pencilled line art.
Single full-body character art, either fully inked with marker tones, or digital colors.
Design Package: $100.00
I help you design your own character! Final art package includes a turnaround set for your character (front, side and back views), and a full character shot.
Add-ons (For Sketches and Full art only):
Additional Character: $15.00 each (maximum of 2)
Detailed background: $20.00
Custom commissions: if you have a request that doesn't quite fit into any of these descriptions, let me know what you need, and I'll quote a price based on your needs.
Payment terms will be provided through notes.
Commission slots are reserved upon receipt of full payment
Final art will be delivered via email in a high-resolution format. If you wish to have the physical art delivered (for Sketches and Full traditional art), shipping rates will apply to the final pricing.
All art will become part of my work portfolio. I reserve the right to reproduce and display artwork for the purpose of promoting my art. Original characters commissioned will be labelled as such, and will carry a notation identifying the creator of the character. Characters designed by me will carry the notification, "Created by name, design by Jon Mallari".
No sexually explicit requests. Commissions are intended to be posted on my dA gallery, and as such, should conform to DeviantArt's regulations.
Nudity IS allowed, so long as it does not affect the first rule.
Fetish requests (bondage, furries, etc.) may be considered at the artist's discretion, but should not be in violation of the first two rules.