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Commissions open again,important changes in policy

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:43 PM
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! NO RUSH!

:bulletred:First of all, the most important thing, policy changes:

-I take one, maximally two small commissions at a time. The reason is that I don't want to create endless waiting list again. Plus, my time is limited so I want to be more flexible with my commissions

-Commissioners will be picked by me, the whole process depends on my free time, size of commission and/or interesting theme. The best thing you can do is to remind me about your request in every "slots open again" journal. Please, be patient with me, I'm working really hard to keep up with everything.

-Journals about slots are going to be posted rather frequently, after every commission I'm done with.

:bulletred:EVERYTHING is accepted. Be it suggestive art, R34, whatever.

:bulletred:+10$ to basic price for porn:bulletred:

Feel free to suggest desired art style, based on what you can find in my gallery ;)

Paypal Stamp by artist4com Western Union stamp by mukuro-sama

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:bulletred:DIGITAL ART:bulletred: (fully digital or based on pencil sketch, it depends on the subject and, well, my feels about specific piece)


40$ full body Octavia's Creed by FoxInShadow
Coffee tattooed by FoxInShadowFirebrand by FoxInShadow

each additional character +10$
+30$ extra for detailed background The Last Unicorn by FoxInShadowMake It Bun Dem (Flutter Rex remix) by FoxInShadow
Coding is Magic by FoxInShadow

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:bulletred:TRADITIONAL:bulletred:

:bulletred:Currently working with copic markers and watercolours, can mix it with digital edit as well (and most likely will do)

:bulletred: optional shipping of original art as registed priority letter. Price depends on your place of living

each additional character +10$

25$ sketches Happy Birthday, Arkane! by FoxInShadow
Whom the Gods Fear by FoxInShadowLord Kir and Servant by FoxInShadow
50$ Copic markers+ watercolours Just smile by FoxInShadowChrysalis ACEO by FoxInShadow

  • Listening to: wubs
  • Reading: Thoreau,
  • Watching: ponies, of course
  • Drinking: Coffee, as always
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:iconmasterzehnny:
MasterZehnny Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GAH, I would commission, but I cannot pay in moneys :c
Sorry......
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:icongrimrubix:
GrimRubix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Are there still open slots? I would like to have a piece made.
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:iconesteempunk:
Esteempunk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be very interested in a commission. 2 character sketch with no or minimal background.
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
This can do, that's 35$. Please note me and send me all the details
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D4nte357 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Would you allow suggestive art of an OC and Coffee? Some people are possessive of their OCs and I wanted to know if you'd let 'Fee have fun with ponies other then Blaze'.
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:iconmonstrgod:
monstrgod Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wish you could do :points: commissies -_- sadly i have no moneys
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:iconalayer:
ALAYER Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Question, remember this picture?
[link]

Well, I was thinking of something like that with my OC

And now the real question:
How much would it cost a comision of just the head of my OC with the right iris yellow instead of blue? Just the head no full body.
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Digital Artist
My old, basic price for headshot was 20$, so I guess I could go with that
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:iconfalloutfire:
FalloutFire Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
can I ask you what is the biggest size you can do?
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Digital art: any size you wish for, you can even print it on poster ;)

And... well, traditional art might also be pretty damn big, I used to paint pieces on A2 paper and poster-sized paper as well, so it's all up to you :D
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:iconfalloutfire:
FalloutFire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well I know what I'm saving for, hope to speak again with you in the future thanks for the info
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:iconwhysteria:
Whysteria Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The prices aren't horrible, I wouldn't pay them because I have already found amazing artists whos work I LOVE and are really cheap but to each their own. Your work is nice so you charge what you want, if people don't like it then don't pay it. And I want to find the mcdonalds Magic3W is talking about, $70 in 5 hours flipping burgers? That's $14 an hour, sign me up
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:iconstoneyblues:
StoneyBlues Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not mush changed, but price is good.
But again, all my money goes to my music and sound-producing hobbies. Damn
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:iconlou-sifer:
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't wanner come with a bad excuse for not making a commission. But god help me I still would very much like one anyway :3 some day...
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:iconkillrict:
Killrict Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
to the neigh-sayers, there are many books on commission pricing. For example, "Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines".
And according to that (and my sister, the professional artist) with a track record like this he could charge $75/hour of painting. This, my friends, is a bargain.
and as soon as I have a concept, I'm very interested in buying a commission. I have a friend who needs the pick-me-up.[link]
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:iconthecowardandfool:
TheCowardAndFool Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
If I had the money to spare I would consider getting one. I know I would get what I payed for, even or because it is rather pricey. :shrug: You're good enough that you'll likely get the commissions you want, best of luck and if your still open in a few months maybe I thing about it again
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:iconaurora-gale:
Aurora-Gale Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I find it incredible that your artwork is this wonderful and detailed and you don't ask for more in return for your work.

On F.A. it's routine to see artists at your level price over $100 for a black and white line drawing with no background.

I hope some day you will be taking commissions when I haven't already spent my whole paycheck on bills x.x... Ahh think how much money we would all have if we didn't have to eat, or...bath...or need electricity...

I hope it isn't rude to say I hope I can throw moneys at you next time when I am a small percentage less broke..
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:iconthatnightmarenyxilis:
Same pricing for extra characters on traditional, is it also the same pricing on the complex backgrounds with the traditional?
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't think I'd be taking complex traditional backgrounds right now. Too much work.
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:icondasdaq9537:
Dasdaq9537 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get the idea that a lot of people are thinking that these are too expensive, but I say that they are defiantly worth it, :) good luck with this!
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks :thumbsup:
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:iconshakfar:
shakfar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I think the price tags on your commissions are just fine. You do really amazing work and as a fellow artist i understand how much time goes into these. And people, depending on how fast one works, this wouldn't even be minimum wage for him. So please try to understand. <3
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
THIS ^
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:iconap0st0l:
Ap0st0l Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jak czytam te ceny, to aż... Mam ochotę dalej uczyć się rysować kucyki.
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:icon0fthelion:
0fTheLion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm... I know what I'm asking for from my friends when my birthday rolls around...
:iconlunahuzzahplz:
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:icontosus:
Tosus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh dear... Worth every penny, but pennies I don't have right now.
Oh well, someday?..
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Commissions are open constantly, no worries. Just let me know later :)
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:icontosus:
Tosus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I will! Once I have enough money that is...
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:icondraknirv:
Draknirv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy balls to the wall Batman these things are expensive!!!! What are they semiglossed and dipped in gold or some shit? ;~;
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
No. I pay for my room renting with them. Savy?
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:iconelalition:
Elalition Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say that's a sketchy way to pay the bills, but it wouldn't surprise me if you had more than enough commissions to see you through. xD

Next time I have a few bob lying around I'll see if I can't squeeze one out of ya.
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:icondraknirv:
Draknirv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well then I hope you have buyers with a lot of excess income.
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A-T-Uniltiranyu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
$25 sketches with +$10 for each additional

if I do the math... I would pay $75 for Arkane's Gift now :/
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Nah, you would pay about that much anyway ;]
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:iconorhblin:
Orhblin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*looks at title* well hello commission *looks at prices* well goodbye wallet.
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Welp, I have to make a living out of something...
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:iconrazer1103:
Razer1103 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I know commissions aren't something like bananas, or digital downloads, (I'm talking to you, iTunes/Origin.) where lowering the price will make more money because you get more sales, but, perhaps if people think the price is a little steep, you could cut it down a little bit so you actually can make a living.

Would you rather earn $100, and make one person happy, or earn $150 and make three people happy?
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:iconautumnwindfoxy:
AutumnWindFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Last time I checked, earning money wasn't about "making people happy". Well... unless that people are close to you. But not this kind of story. You know, people working full-time jobs are paid for their time. Same here.
Beside that, he still can make three people happy but earn 300$. I know (almost)free or cheaper things are better, but only as long as you're paying, not being paid.
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Razer1103 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
"Last time I checked, earning money wasn't about "making people happy"."
I dunno..is it? It might be to some people. I know one of the popular questions on the personality part of job applications is if working is about helping people or just making money.

"he still can make three people happy but earn 300$."
My example relies on if his prices are high enough that he won't get as many commissions. And who knows? Maybe he does like making people happy when taking commissions. I know I would.
I know for as fact as well, if I was to commission someone, I'll commission someone whose aim is to make me something I'll be happy with, not just take my money.
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AutumnWindFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And of course anyone would say it's about making people happy. Is that answer honest? I don't think so. Try to make a living out of just making people happy.
And well, this is not a must to commission this or that person. It's ones free choice. And I'm sure he creates things that makes people happy and is happy himself because he loves doing what he is doing.
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:iconfoxinshadow:
FoxInShadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
You know, it turns out that commissions keep me busy enough and I spend sooo much time on them (also, I'm popular enough to always have somebody to work with), that unfortunately, I must become cold and calculating and look at myself. I have to make a living, end of story
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:iconrazer1103:
Razer1103 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I mean, if you get enough sales to be working as long as you feel comfortable doing so, then by all means, make the price as high as you like, if people are willing to pay it.

I don't know the numbers, because I'm not you and I've never taken commissions, but say, if you could only take 10 commissions a month, you best make $75 on each one and earn $750, than make those same 10 commissions for $30 each and only make $300.

You have to find that reasonable balance that makes you enough money, and has a steady amount of sales rolling in.
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Magic3W Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
You know? I personally prefer people who know what their comfortable price is. I prefer spending twice as much on a commission and knowing it's in good hands than saving a few bucks, after all if it's bad or you don't like it it's not worth it. If a commission costs twice as much it means the artist can spend twice as much time with your work, it'll be twice as encouraging for him/her and you'll like it twice as much.

I've been working with commissions for professional projects and I know to appreciate a artist that knows how to work. Fox is one of them and I hope I can work with him in the future.
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Razer1103 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I know it seems that way, doesn't it. FoxInShadow is a fantastic artist, so this doesn't apply so much for him.
But there are no rules when setting a price for your art, so just because Mr. Trop-cher charges $300 per commission, doesn't mean his art will meet that value. He'll whip up something in 3 hours and leave you disappointed.

FoxInShadow's prices might be perfect. I don't really know. I'm just too poor to consider commissioning anyone.
I've read a bit of the comments, most of them are about how they think it is overpriced.
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:iconmagic3w:
Magic3W Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Of course, I'm not talking about Commissions at a rate of 300$. I know 70$ for a commission is higher than average but it's not that extremely overpriced, if you check out artists like *falvie you'll notice he's not that expensive. If you want cheap commissions you'll have to check out for other artists, I can name you a few (their art isn't bad at all but it's certainly not FiS). For example *Sintakhra or ~thekc are two great examples...

What most of people think isn't relevant here, an artist is no machine, he doesn't produce art. As far as I know 70$ are about 5 working hours at McDonald's, when including training, experimenting and the actual work on your commission an artist spends more time working on each piece than this. He's not doing this for a hobby as he's paying the bills with it.
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Orhblin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it's okay. i will accept your prices if you understand i can't afford it ^^ have other commissions anyway :P
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