Masked Shapeshifter: Natyu

Masked Shapeshifter: Natyu

-Who is it?
-Well, it’s Natyu.
-I know it’s not me, who is it!?

This character’s name is a pretty obvious pun – it sounds like “not you,” which is a play-on-words referencing the fact that he is a shapeshifter! I created this character a while ago and I’m happy to be able to post it now.

Natyu

I thought about coloring this picture, but I feel that it works best in black and white, kind-of like my Agent Evelyn illustration. Natyu is wearing a uniform similar to the one Sourelise wears, because I created them to exist in the same story. Natyu is disguising himself as a crew member of the same ship Sou works on. How sneaky!

The shape of his mask is a bit like an upside-down apostrophe, or half of a quotation mark, which is supposed to play into the fact that he copies others’ forms by shapeshifting. Almost like how you… copy someone’s words… by quoting them? Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch. However, the next part of his mask makes a little more sense – it has a mouth, nose, and whiskers like a cat! A COPYcat, one might say. Haha… heh… ehhhh. Still stretching? Yeah? Okay. Moving on…

I like how this portrait came out, especially the hatching to add some dramatic shading and the broken glass effect that cuts it off at the bottom. I like doing cool things like this when I do portraits! I think it’s fun to have the picture fade out or come to an end at the bottom in a more exciting way. Let me know what you think of this character in the comments. For everyone getting out of school, happy summer!!

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Creepy Illustration: “Trick of the Light”

Creepy Illustration: “Trick of the Light”

The day after I originally drew my pumpkin girl, I decided to make another creepy creation. This one is a little more scary than the previous illustration, but it’s still in a cutesy cartoon style like most of my other drawings! I wanted to play around with a person and a shadow that had something “wrong” or “off” about it. While the discrepancy here isn’t exactly subtle, I still think this picture gives off a creepy vibe!

Trick of the Light
A spirit in the shadows, or just a trick of the light? I’ll leave that up to you. 😉

It was really fun going back and coloring this piece, the line-art for which I did a long time ago. I’m experimenting with cel shading techniques, which are a bit difficult with a mouse, but I think the shading on this piece turned out well! I’m really happy with the small details I added in the hair. What do you think?

It took a long time for me to be completely happy with this piece, but I think it’s worth it. If I could change one thing, I would have gone back and made the canvas size a bit bigger, because the composition feels a little cramped as it is. I probably won’t change it, though, because if I kept nitpicking and making little changes, I’d be at this for several more hours!

Going back and cleaning up/coloring my old art has been really fun so far, and I’m excited to continue this process. I’m glad I can finally show you all more of what I’ve been working on over the school year! If there’s anything you’d like to see me draw more of, leave a comment and let me know. Or, if you want something more specific, go ahead and commission me! Thanks so much for your continued support. ❤

Higher-Res Sou Icons

Yesterday, I posted my updated commission page in preparation for this summer! In the upcoming months, I hope to spread out to other art and picture-oriented websites including DeviantArt and Instagram to increase my presence on social media. But all that is beside the point! With my new commission page, I included examples of different types of backgrounds and art styles I can do. For the subject, I decided to use my character Sourelise, who I had already drawn in my regular style a few months ago. Since the examples I included were rather low-resolution, I decided to re-post them today in case you guys want to see them more clearly!

Sou Icon - Paper Cutout Cutie
This is the first, in the style of a cute and simple paper cutout.
Sou Icon - Complex Style
This is the second, with a more angular and complex style of drawing!

I hope you guys enjoy these new versions of my old character icon and look forward to my increased activity this summer. See you again soon!!

NEW Commission Process & Examples!

― SO YOU WANT TO ―

⋙ Commission Me? ⋘

Yes - We're Open

Sounds great! Right now, my commissions are OPEN, so you are free to commission me any time you like.

▼  IMPORTANT!  

Guidelines, prices, and other information can be found below! Please read thoroughly if you’re not familiar with how I do things.

• Character Illustrations •

• Close-up (top of shoulders to top of head): $1 base amount*
• Medium (torso to top of head): $2 base amount*
• Full-body (entire body): $3 base amount*
+$1 to total for ink only
+$2 to total for ink and color
+$1 to total for any complex backgrounds or scenery
+$1 to total for every additional character in the illustration
*Base amount includes a pencil sketch with no/minimal color.

 

“Sourelise” • Close-up • Ink & Color • Simple Background • $3

Art Style 1: Simple, curvy, cutesy. Very little detail. Blush. No hatch shading.
Art Style 2: In between. My usual style. (Example given is less recent than others.)
Art Style 3: Complex, angular, serious. More detailed. Hatch shading. No blush.

• You can mix and match elements like blush and shading if you want! Also, if you want me to try a different style than the ones above, I’m more than willing to give it a go. •

Simple BG Style 1: Flat color background. Paper-textured outline around character.
Simple BG Style 2: Gradient color background. White “shadow” behind character.
Simple BG Style 3: Flat color background. White angular outline around character and a defining shape behind their head.

• These backgrounds don’t have to go with the art styles they’re demonstrated alongside! Keep in mind that these are quick examples. You can go without a background, or request other types of simple backgrounds for no extra cost. •

All prices are subject to future change, and may differ slightly depending on details and difficulty of your order.

 

• Logos & Typography •

• starting at $1 – Prices will vary depending on complexity and desired medium. If it includes a character, I’ll charge it like a character illustration.

cxsmicz - Name Banner

“Cxsmicz” • Completely Digital • Simple $1

Battery Life

“Battery Life” • Partially Hand-Drawn • Simple • $2

Digital logos are easier for me • I will charge $1 as a base price.
Partially hand-drawn logos are harder • I will charge $2 as a base price
More complicated lettering/pictures will cost more

All prices are subject to future change, and may differ slightly depending on details and difficulty of your order.

 

― PROCESS ―

Step 1: You contact me and tell me that you would like to commission me, and give me the details of your order.

Step 2: I let you know that I can do your commission and tell you what the price will be.

Step 3: If you are willing to pay that price, you pay me half of whatever that is before I start. Make sure not to send payment until I have confirmed that I can and will do your commission!

Step 4: Once confirm that I have received half of the agreed-upon price, I will begin working on your commission as soon as possible. If I am working on other commissions, you will be placed on a waiting list. I will keep you informed about your place on the list.

Step 5: I will send sketches and progress updates periodically, and you can tell me what to do or change. Up to five free changes during the sketch / design process. Once inked, it will cost extra for any changes.

Step 6: Once I am finished, I will let you know and send a watermarked, low-resolution version of the finished product to show you that I have kept my end of the deal.

Step 7: You will pay me the other half of the agreed-upon price.

Step 8: I will send you the unwatermarked, full-quality piece of artwork. You will then own the character / piece of art that has been sent to you and will be able to do whatever you like with it.

REGARDING REFUNDS: Please do not bypass me and go directly through PayPal for a refund. If you change your mind, need your money back, etc. then please just talk to me and I can personally get you a refund. I will communicate with you as soon as possible.

― RULES ―

⋙ Commission Do’s & Don’ts ⋘

👍 YEAH, I CAN DO THAT: 👍

• Fursonas and other species (as long as they’re relatively humanoid)
• Experimentation with other styles (upon request)
• Comic strips (I’ll charge them like character illustrations)
• Big projects (as long as you understand that they will take a long time)
• Line and color your sketches/drawings

👎 NAH, I CAN’T DO THAT: 👎

Sexual content (no-no parts and naughty bits) •
Excessive gore (losta blood n’ guts) •
Detailed animals & machinery (I can try but I can’t guarantee accuracy) •
Photorealism (don’t even get me started) •
Accept payment in anything other than USD through PayPal* •
*And no, I don’t do art “for exposure.” 😉

 

👉  ALSO IMPORTANT: 👈

You CAN’T turn around and re-sell my artwork to other people, but you CAN use commissions that you purchased from me for commercial purposes, such as a monetized YouTube channel or a business logo.

This does NOT mean you can use my other artwork for such purposes – ONLY pictures that you have DIRECTLY PURCHASED from me. Thanks!

 

I have the right to decline any commission that I feel is offensive or that I am otherwise uncomfortable with.

 

― CONTACT ME ―

 Send an Email or Google Hangout invite to mixquest101@gmail.com
• PM (private message) me on WordPress
• Find me on DeviantArt at with the username Prinnamon