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So, I haven't done commissions for about a decade now.  When I used to do them, I was regularly burned by customers, not paid/underpaid, harassed, etc., and it really turned me off to doing more.  I've also been extremely busy between my full time job and working on indie games on the side, so I haven't really had time to devote to anything else.  But I still get commission requests now and then, and I'm wondering if maybe I should give it another shot someday, maybe in a more limited capacity.  Probably something like $20 sketches focusing on headshots/busts and only taking one or two at a time.  Something I can realistically do in a reasonable timeframe and still make it worth my time monetarily.  I dunno.  What do you guys think?

This probably wouldn't happen until after E3 and TooManyGames since I've got deadlines to hit, but I'm considering it.  Would there be any interest?
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Splatoon
Amiibo Mod - Skyward Sword Zelda by souldreamx
Amiibo Mod - Skyward Sword Zelda
For my second amiibo mod, I wanted to try something a little more challenging than simple repaint.  Zelda from Skyward Sword is probably my favorite incarnation of the character, so I was wondering if I could transform the Zelda amiibo into this design.  I think it actually worked out pretty well!  I cut off and filed down the parts I didn't need, added on the new elements with Sculpey, and then gave the whole thing a new paint job.  It took quite some time to finish, but I think I really learned a lot working on it.  Unlike my previous mod, which was a gift, this one has become my personal Zelda amiibo that I've started leveling in Smash Bros.  :)

I've got a few more mods that I'd like to do, but I'm about to get started on a new game project, so free time is about to get pretty slim.  I'm hoping I at least get to finish the next one that I've started, though.  



Other amiibo mods:  
Gravity Suit Samus - souldreamx.deviantart.com/art/…
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Amiibo Mod (Repaint) - Gravity Suit Samus by souldreamx
Amiibo Mod (Repaint) - Gravity Suit Samus
I participated in a Secret Santa this year and had a big Metroid fan and collector as my recipient.  Metroid memorabilia is hard enough to come by as it is, and chances are he would already have the then-new Samus amiibo, so what do you get the Metroid collector who has it all?  I kept thinking back to my memories of Super Metroid and how cool the Gravity Suit looked, so I decided to focus on that and did the previously posted Super Metroid sprite needlepoint and this custom amiibo repaint to reflect Samus' Gravity Suit variant in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.  

I was debating whether or not I should upload this one since it's just a custom repaint, but I thought it came out looking pretty nice.  Also, as a pretty hardcore toy collector, it was tough for me to get over the mental block of altering a mint condition figure.  But since the figure (at least at the time) was still new and easy to find, I didn't feel especially guilty about it and actually had a lot of fun doing it.  The hardest part was getting the right color purple.  I went with a mix of three paints, two metallic and one glossy.  While I like the glossy look, I do wish the metallic flecks stood out just a little more.  Also, just for fun, I painted the glowing parts of her armor with glow-in-the-dark paint (which is really hard to photograph, but I tried to show it in the lower right image).  I mean, come on, who doesn't love stuff that glows in the dark?  

Thanks to the success of this little custom amiibo mod, I decided to try something a little more challenging next.  More on that one coming soon...  


EDIT:  She's finished!  Skyward Sword Zelda - souldreamx.deviantart.com/art/…
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Super Metroid - Samus Needlepoint by souldreamx
Super Metroid - Samus Needlepoint
Samus from Super Metroid.  Embroidery floss over plastic canvas.  Done as a gift for the 2014 VGMM Secret Santa.  This is my largest needlepoint project yet.  :)
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The Doctor by souldreamx
The Doctor

No, not that Doctor, but who are we kidding, Scully will always be my Doctor.

One thing I liked about The X-Files: I Want to Believe was seeing Scully in her new role as a doctor at Our Lady of Sorrows Hospital.  It’s the life she had originally set out for before deciding to join the FBI, and a life she had sometimes pondered over the course of the series.  But in practice, we see her viewed as a bit of an outcast at the conservative Catholic hospital, where her decision to use stem cell therapy to treat a seriously ill child is looked down upon by her colleagues and the boy’s parents.  It kind of parallels Mulder’s reputation at the FBI, only it’s her science rather than supernatural beliefs that put her at odds with her religious peers.  Brilliant and successful, but never quite fitting in.

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So, I haven't done commissions for about a decade now.  When I used to do them, I was regularly burned by customers, not paid/underpaid, harassed, etc., and it really turned me off to doing more.  I've also been extremely busy between my full time job and working on indie games on the side, so I haven't really had time to devote to anything else.  But I still get commission requests now and then, and I'm wondering if maybe I should give it another shot someday, maybe in a more limited capacity.  Probably something like $20 sketches focusing on headshots/busts and only taking one or two at a time.  Something I can realistically do in a reasonable timeframe and still make it worth my time monetarily.  I dunno.  What do you guys think?

This probably wouldn't happen until after E3 and TooManyGames since I've got deadlines to hit, but I'm considering it.  Would there be any interest?
  • Watching: Steven Universe
  • Playing: Splatoon

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Happy birthday :D
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Happy Birthday :D
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Happy Birthday
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Happy birthday. Have your cake and eat it too
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Happy birthday! :la::cake:
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:party::cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :cake::party:
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I appreciate the watch, thank you so much!
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FieryBirdyThing Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: on 'Timon and Pumbaa'. :)
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
happy belated birthday :D
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Happy Birthday, hope you have an awesome day.
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