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Jagen Sedai, Toshiha
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
WoT Stamp: Red Ajah by xxtayce Slytherin House STAMP by CrystalLynnblud

:dance: Commissions! :dance:

For a while I have been musing about doing commissions, 3D-art wise. Since I have improved greatly in my 3D art and am learning new things I finally decided to open some up.

How 3D Commissions Work

With 3D art, not everything is created from scratch. Some items are bought, including the figures themselves which must be manipulated to get the right look, both physically and aesthetically (for example, setting skin and eye settings, lighting, background). For my own artwork I cannot create my own clothing; everything must be bought or found. Same with the hair, skin, and if I wish it, buying shapes for a figure to get a particular face. All that being said, here is how I have set up commissions:

- I have quite a library of stuff within DAZ (which is the program I use) but perhaps not everything I'd need for someone's character. Any prices I will charge would not reflect the work put into it, but items bought to put the picture together. Items I would want to buy for a particular picture--say, a very nice ranger outfit for a female character, or a particular hairstyle for a male--will have to get pre-approval from someone before I buy it. I will pick stuff from my library if possible but some pieces I might not feel I have, so I would ask the commissioner, "What do you think about me using this?" If they really liked it, I would then buy the item, say it's $15.00. If that is the only item I bought and everything else (skin, hair, props, background) came from my own library, the picture's price would also be $15.00. However, the items bought would not be limited to that single picture use and I might use it again in my own renders.

- I would prefer render requests of a fantasy sort, as this is mostly what I have in my library. However I can and would do other pictures but depending on what's being asked for, I'd probably have to buy a few things for a particular piece.

- I would like to buy at least one item per commission, that way I get something from each one, whether it be really cheap or a bit more pricey. (It would depend on what I am asking the commissioner to buy, and if they'd like it). I would do my best to keep prices under $20-25. Keep in mind this is for more than one picture! So I think it's a great deal for me and a commissioner.

The good thing about requesting a 3D art piece is that the commissioner can also ask for more than one portrait--a close up, a full body, whatever they want. I would be happy to do multiple renderings of a character, in the same or multiple settings. You would not be limited to just one and I would do as many as you like (spaced out reasonably) whenever I have the time. Though setting up a first picture takes a little while, I have been using DAZ for five years so my timing is pretty good, and follow up pictures are usually quicker to do. Also, more than one character may be requested in a piece. Price would still only apply to items bought.

If interested please drop me a note!

Current Residence: Japan
Favourite genre of music: I love Malice Mizer, Moi dix Mois, Marilyn Manson, Static-X, movie + video game soundtracks, opera, oldies, Japanese (trad.)
Favourite style of art: I admire good sketchwork :)
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: FFVII, Malice Mizer, Moi dix Mois, my own art

Na'vi Story and Art

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 12:59 AM
For those who have been watching me, I've been doing Na'vi art for quite a long time. On one hand it has come quite a long way--on the other, I still have a long way to go. While I have acquired, thanks to other artists, both creatures and machines from the Avatar universe of James Cameron, there is still a lot more I wish to get--creatures I am willing to commission for, but it's very hard to find an artist who is both able and willing to do so. I'm especially wanting to get my hands on an ikran, and the little flying lizard whose wings are lily-pad shaped when open.
But for now, my art seems to be stuck with Na'vi only, and hopefully soon, some humans interacting with them (in peaceful manners). I am also having quite the experience going between DAZ's original 3Delight render, and the new NVIDIA Iray. But one thing I have not figured out how I can do, is getting the Na'vi's dots that lovely luminescent glow. One day... it is a work in progress until then.

Along with this, I have also been working on a Na'vi story that takes place before the movie, and before the line of the PC game. I have not put up any of my writings about anything on the internet though. At least not my own writings, though I have RPed plenty. But I'm wondering where I would put it online--here, on dA, or somewhere else? I've never been one to read dA writings, and so I'm not sure if it'd be good to place it here. On the other hand, it might be good to have the story in the same place as the characters' portraits and other pictures. But how many, I wonder, might be interested in such a story?

Also, I recently did the same picture in both 3Delight Render (left), and IRAY (right):

Sa'nok si prrnen by DrowElfMorwen  Sa'nok si prrnen :: IRAY by DrowElfMorwen

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene


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johnathon-matthews Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HEY! :3 I finally got DAZ 3-D to work. Now, I just have to wait for people to ask for commissions so that I can buy more content to experiment with. :3 Btw, you don't mind if I ask if you could get me or make me a Na'vi skin and braided hair for a genesis 2 Male model? I want to experiment a little bit. Ooh and a tail as well :3 thank you.
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear you got DAZ working! However, I cannot make you a na'vi skin and nor can I give you a tail. You must buy and/or make them yourself. I'm literally not allowed to give them to you, but even if I could, I spent enough time on my own skins that I wouldn't give them away, either. Plus, it will be more rewarding if you do it yourself. As for the tail and hair, please just look in DAZ's store!
johnathon-matthews Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok Thank you anyway Drow ^^. It's too bad that people can't just give things away in DAZ but oh well, at least I can try and get free stuff each week from the freebies section. But once I get to making Na'vi skin, I'll be sure and make one ^^
johnathon-matthews Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*ugh* I keep trying and trying to download Daz3D but the website won't let me through to download it. Does your computer have to be windows for the DAZ3D program to work?
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually not sure about the Windows/Mac requirement... >.> But it is possible it may be a Windows only program. Is there no information on the website on system requirements?
johnathon-matthews Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I did and it does allow Macintosh. But it said it couldn't make a file directory on Daz and I had to abort the installation :( maybe I have to actually get the software from an online store.
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps there is something to download with DAZ to make it work on Mac? I think you should try posting your problem in the DAZ Forums. They're very good at responding as a community.
johnathon-matthews Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know...maybe I'll check to see.
EdselArnold Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thanks for the fave on Taishar Malkier!!
DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an amazing piece ... to say the least :D
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