Greetings and salutations!
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 you helped me earn $2,500 for the cause, and I would like to attempt to do that again this year. Over the past 5+ years in support of this great cause, I have raised nearly $10,000.00.
From Adam's Facebook Page:
"Please Support Me as I Super Plunge in the 2016 Polar Bear Plunge!
Man, its November already...and guess what? Only 2 months away from the 20th Anniversary of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge! I will be Super Plunging for my 11th year in a row....That's 264 Plunges throughout my Plunge Life. Why am I this nuts? Because I love to give back to Special Olympics Maryland. Yes, I know its a bizarre way of thanking them, but a little cold for 24 hours is nothing for the 20 years I have been part of this organization and getting to experience and grow into a confident young man who not only loves to play sports and keep physical, but understands that I am Adam Hays, a brother, son, friend, co-worker, Camera/Editing guy, Global Messanger, Torch Runner, Athlete Delegate, etc., FIRST; a person with an intellectual disability SECOND.
Coincidently to my 20 years of being in Special Olympics, as I said this is the 20th Anniversary to the Plunge. As a Super Plunger I need to raise $10,000, and I need your help to reach it. You're support will help create and continue the amazing sports and events that focus on showing the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities through sport. We need to continue and improve all of that though and with your help to get me to the $10,000, you'll make our organization so much stronger. I will be freezing for 24 hours, but you'll make me feel so much warmer through love and support. Please help me show my thanks by donating! #PlungeMD"
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. Instead of drawing sketch after sketch feverishly like a crazy person (doing upwards of 400+), I am going to try 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.
*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 )
$20 – Inks (sample: http://sta.sh/01ifmevrh0t9 )
$40 – Full Color (sample: http://sta.sh/0rz9kv7ju2f )
$100 - Custom MLP Comic Cover (sample: https://twitter.com/Nanook1234/status/645447786855538688)
I have the following blank covers:
1- Issue 11
4 each of issues 1-10 of micro series
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) each night until they are done. I will post up right before I go live, but will probably be around 8PM 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) 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 12/31 or until I beat my goal, whichever comes first. Last year I beat the goal in 2 weeks, so you may want to get your order in sooner rather than later.
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:
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. 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.
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 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! *I’m looking at you more popular artist friends and famous people I am friends with!*
TOS: Commissions will be done in the order they are received. 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.