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 $3,000 for the cause. Over the past 8+ years in support of this great cause, I have raised nearly $20,000.00!
From Adam's Polar Bear Plunge Page:
This January, on my 13th year as a cold-water enthusiast, I will take on the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Super Plunge for 7,811 of my fellow athletes of Special Olympics Maryland! Last year, I rose $10,250 for Special Olympics Maryland and I want to beat that! Your donation will not only force me to plunge 24 times in 24 hours into the 34 degree Chesapeake Bay, but will also allow SOMD to continue to offer sports competition and training to athletes around the state at no cost.
Through my many adventures, Special Olympics Maryland has helped shaped me into the person I am today. The great people of this movement have continually helped our athletes show opportunity is not limited by disability. The next generation of the Special Olympics movement is coming, and it is led by the athletes. You can help spread the message of respect, kindness, and a unified community just by donating. I want to make a difference in that through this crazy 24-hour water event. Please help me reach my goal and help fund the amazing programs of Special Olympics Maryland today! Don't worry, I'll freeze, so you don't have too.
For more information on Special Olympics Maryland and other ways to support, please visit www.somd.org
To learn more about the Polar Bear Plunge go here: http://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 doing 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: http://sta.sh/025biykl8idy )
$10 – Tied-Down Drawing (sample: http://sta.sh/021e04uxni1 )
$25 – Inks (sample: http://sta.sh/01ifmevrh0t9 )
$50 – Full Color (sample: http://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 Comic Cover (sample: https://twitter.com/Nanook1234/status/645447786855538688)
I have the following MLP blank covers and I have a lot of other (various titles) in the event anyone is interested, feel free to ask me:
· 1- Issue 11
· 4 each of issues 1-10 of micro series
· 2-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 9:00PM 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 http://nanook123.deviantart.com/
I will be accepting these commissions until 11/15 or until I beat my goal, whichever comes first. Last year I beat the goal in 3 weeks, so you may want to get your order in sooner rather than later. I’m capping these commissions at $1500 this year. (half of previous years)
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: SUBJECT SHOULD BE 2019 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE COMMISSION
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: https://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 batches. 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. You can do what you want with the commissions as long as you post credit up and don’t sell them for money.