I'll get to that in a second.
First in news, I got a scanner finally after being a professional for 6 years... So I've posted new stuff on my blog and will continue to do so with scans from my sketchbooks. This is probably the first art done with physical media in years that I've published, so take a look!
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So unfortunately there was some confusion as to the experiment I wanted to conduct a couple months ago, which was to paint an original character in exchange for a 12 month subscription. I was going to choose the character that was most interesting to me and do that one, but someone accidentally paid for me immediately thinking that whoever paid first would get the commission.
To be fair, I'm going to draw this person a character for paying because it can't be refunded. That doesn't apply to anyone else, so don't think you can just be all willy-nilly paying for my subscription and I'm gonna draw something for you >:E
However, to ALSO be fair to everyone else I'm going to choose another one to do in exchange for a 12 month membership... That way I won't have to pay for another 2 years!
So here is how it goes: DON'T PAY JUST YET. Submit original characters linked to this journal entry in the comments section. Next month I'll pick one based on my interest, and that Deviant gets to pay me 30 dollars for a commission. Lol. I know this sounds pretentious, but 30 bucks is a bargain compared to my normal rate for artwork! I really do a better job when I'm excited about what I'm working on, so really this is to make sure that I deliver quality work to you. Don't be insulted if I don't pick yours, it doesn't mean your character is any less original or interesting; this will be based on my mood and taste at the time, so a lot of it is luck! Also, don't bother submitting unless you plan on paying 30 dollars, cuz you'll be paying upfront.
I'll finish it within a month at the most after payment.
You can already have past image reference for your character, or an interesting description with suffice. add links and such, whatever you need to make a case. You can use drawings done by yourself, or past interpretations done by other people as reference. I don't mind reinterpreting characters based on written description as well. I'm most interested in the concept of the character than how well it's been executed by other people.
EDIT 3/5/12: I should also mention that I am approaching this more from a concept art/pin-up point of view, not a full-blown illustration. Any background work will be minimal, or none at all if not necessary. I'm limiting this for time restraints.