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Katie's Storybook Project: Get Commissioned

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 3, 2013, 9:54 AM
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Hello, everyone! Most of you probably remember last January when my little sister Katie was hospitalized for pneumonia and I hosted an event encouraging people to draw pictures for her. It was an overwhelming success, and Katie was thrilled when Dad showed her the pictures in the hospital.

Katie by MissLunaRose

During the project, FARTYTREEFROG and Freecakebadges were kind enough to donate 3,000 points for Katie (in total). I'm using these points to pull together this storybook project.

Details (please read all before commenting)

The Book
"The Magic of Love" is 14 pages long, including the cover, and I'll commission 17 illustrations for it. The characters are some of Katie's favorite (human) OCs. If you'd like to read the paragraphs that describe your illustration, you may ask me for them at any point in time.
Theme: Love is the most powerful form of magic.

The Magic of Love Character Sheet by MissLunaRose TMOL sketches by MissLunaRose The Magic of Love Height Chart by MissLunaRose

Final Product
Since this is a community initiative, I'll show everyone the result. The final illustrated book will be posted as a PDF for everyone to read! :w00t!:

In the PDF, there will be a clear link to each deviation. (Either the pictures themselves will each be a link, or if I'm too technically inept, I'll caption the pictures with their titles and make links in the captions or Artist's Description. So come up with an awesome title for your piece, just in case!) I'll also make a copy for Katie.
I will not use your picture in any other way.

Donating Points
If you'd like to help, feel free to donate points (please mention that it's for Katie). It will help make sure that I can commission enough people to hopefully finish the project by her birthday.

:iconfartytreefrog: :iconfreecakebadges: :iconexorcised-knight: :iconlacewinged-beauty: :iconskyzera: :iconcommissionangel: :iconreedflower101: :iconantarescr302:
Current total: 3455 :points: Excuse me while I go roll around in my happy tears.

Pictures from "Draw for a Child" last January

The Pictures

Each picture has a number in front of it; you can use the numbers to tell me which one(s) you'd like to draw.
:) = Nobody has been commissioned to draw this picture yet. (It's up for grabs.)
:eager: = Somebody is working on this picture.
:w00t!: = This picture is posted!

Sky: Sunny with very little or no clouds, about noon
Surroundings: A warm, hilly, grassy area; any trees are deciduous (i.e., leafy and not needly)

Pictures without Backgrounds (6)

:new: 0. :w00t!: Christy grins devilishly and elbows Amirra, who blushes and places her hands over her mouth in surprise. Princess Rose and George may or may not be visible in the background, laughing and probably holding hands. Taken by spyu98

1. :w00t!: (p. 2) Waist-up shot of the bandit, annoyed with a very cranky expression Taken by pineapplehunter

2. :w00t!: (p. 4) Princess Rose is pleading with George, and she looks like she might cry. George looks at her and doesn't seem to understand. He is dazed and holds her crown in his hand. Taken by EvranaWolfsong

3. :w00t!: (p. 5) Bust shot of Amirra and Princess Rose. Amirra looks victoriously off to the side; she has just had an idea for solving a problem. Princess Rose, who has just stopped crying, looks hopeful. Taken by CanisLupusDingo…

4. :w00t!: (p. 10) Bust or head-and-shoulders shot of Amirra. She looks startled: she has just come up with a good idea for helping Princess Rose. Taken by Rbananas

5. :w00t!: (p. 11) Approx. waist-up shot of Christy holding Doll. (Doll may or may not be visible in the picture.) Christy wears an expression that says "Seriously?" since she can't believe that her friends haven't thought of something. Taken by EliDir

6. :w00t!: (p. 11) Princess Rose joyfully hugs Christy (possibly lifting her off of her feet). Christy, holding Doll, grins. Taken by Rbananas

Pictures with Basic Backgrounds/Effects (8)

7. :w00t!: (p. 1) Princess Rose and George run in the hills; George is holding Princess Rose's crown up high in the air and Princess Rose is trying to get it back. Both are laughing. Taken by lythre114

8. :w00t!: (p. 2) In a valley: The bandit yells at Princess Rose and George. George is silent, and he holds Princess Rose's crown in one hand. Princess Rose looks angry because she thinks the bandit is being unreasonable. Taken by misayuu

9. :w00t!: (p. 5) On a hilltop: Princess Rose is trying to speak while crying and catching her breath, so as you can imagine, it isn't going well. Amirra, concerned, is gently encouraging her to explain why she is so upset. Taken by Chinquary

10. :w00t!: (p. 6) Alan's room (plain wall or basic furniture background): Princess Rose and Amirra have just come in the room, out of breath. Alan looks concerned; he can tell that they have a problem. Taken by BenevolentRose

11. :w00t!: (p. 7) Alan's room (plain wall or basic furniture background): Princess Rose and Alan kneel on the floor across from each other with an open book between them. Alan is explaining something important to her. Amirra listens; she may or may not be in the picture. Taken by lythre114

12. :w00t!: (p. 9) Alan lies on the floor of his room, exhausted. Amirra brings a blanket to spread over him. She can be spreading it or holding it in the picture; it doesn't matter. She and Princess Rose look worried because they still can't solve their problem. Taken by lythre114

13. :) (p. 10) Princess Rose and Amirra sit on the front steps of their house. (It's a simple house; you may draw it however you like.) Princess Rose is red-faced and ready to cry. Amirra looks sad too; she doesn't know how to help Princess Rose. Claim rescinded

14. :w00t!: (p. 12) In a valley: Princess Rose kisses George (Disney style, nothing gross). Amirra may or may not be visible, smiling in the background. This is the most romantic part of the story (and therefore Katie's favorite part), so feel free to play up the atmosphere! Taken by EliDir

Pictures with Harder Background/Effects (3)

15. :w00t!: (p. 3) In a valley: The bandit does a dramatic magic spell in which dark clouds gather and green light is involved. (You can invent the rest. Have fun!) The spell is to make George stop loving Princess Rose. The bandit wears an evil, delighted grin, while Princess Rose and George watch, afraid. George is holding Princess Rose's crown at the time. Taken by Pheoniic

16. :w00t!: (p. 4) On top of a hill: Amirra is practicing a magical spell involving pretty colors of light. (It would be visible to passersby.) The details are up to you! Princess Rose, very upset, runs up from behind to talk to her. (This picture is horizontally wide... I need it for the bottom of a page.) Taken by pineapplehunter

17. :w00t!: (p. 8) Alan's room (plain wall or basic furniture background): Alan does a magic spell that will tell him something important about Princess Rose. (You may invent the shiny details. Have fun!) Alan and Princess Rose are kneeling across from each other, and there is an open book between them for Alan's reference. Amirra watches. This will be a full 8.5x11 page! Taken by babygpanda

How to Join
Comment or note me to let me know (a) that you're interested, (b) which picture(s) you'd like to draw,* and (c) what your commission prices are. (A link to them is fine.) If I believe that the price is reasonable and affordable for me, I will officially commission you to draw your desired picture(s). I'll pay you once you're done, but if you are uncomfortable with this, I would be willing to pay a percentage up front.

For your sake and mine, let's say that one person can sign up for up to 3 pictures.

*I'll double-check with you to affirm that you didn't accidentally pick the wrong one.

If it helps, this is what I can pay on average.
:bulletblue: 80 :points: per backgroundless picture (the first category)
:bulletblue: 165 :points: per picture with easy background (the second category)
:bulletblue: 400 :points: per picture with complex background (the third category)

If I have points left over, I'll commission even more art for Katie! If I run out of points, I will attempt to draw the remaining pictures by myself in time for Katie's birthday.

If everyone finishes their pictures in 2 weeks (by March 16th), the book will be ready in time for Katie's birthday!

Project: Commissioning 17 illustrations for a book for a child
Illustrations: Humans, occasional magic
Goal: To make a little girl smile

It's about time I was able to get this posted! I'll try to be online as often as possible to contact everyone. :) Thank you.

Edit: All slots are taken! However, I'm going to have some extra points, so please comment with your commission info if you're interested in taking a commission from me. I'll probably ask for these same characters.
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AnimeGirlAnshu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I m Late. :'(
I really hoped to draw something but have joined in today only
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   General Artist
That's okay! :hug:

I have some points left over, so I'm going to hold a contest at some point. If you still want to draw for her, you can always enter it! :)
AnimeGirlAnshu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Just notify me? :)
ctang15 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm late :iconnoooooplz:

Ah well, hope the project goes well and Katie likes it :aww: Can't wait to see the finished version myself :dummy:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :hug:

I'll actually be holding a contest for her (since thanks to several very generous donors, I have a lot of points left over), so technically you can still draw something for her. :)
EliDir Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the second one! [link]
Pheoniic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My situation is the same as EvranaWolfsong! :O
...I thought I would have more time today but tiredness has set in and I need to pack all my things to go back to college again. ^^; (That includes my entire workstation)

That being said, I am in the refining part of my process..and I could probably submit it now as it is and it would be okay.
(All the major elements are blocked in and shaded.)
But I need to polish it a bit more before i am ready to post it.

I'm quite proud of it so I hope you like it when I finish it tomorrow! :la:
My Apologies!
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
I understand. :glomp: I can't wait to see it!
Pheoniic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yup and I'm done! :D

I hope it works functionally for the page. Like placement of the text and everything. :XD:
...It's a vertical drawing after all.

Also nearly everything is editable and on its own layer (including my signature) so if you want any modifications I can do so! :la:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
It works perfectly. :)
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