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EDIT 2:  I'm now closed for prompts.  Thanks for participating, everyone!  I will be working on the remainder of the sketches as I have time tomorrow and possibly Friday.  I should have the lot of em completed by the end of the week.  

EDIT:  Thank you to everyone for your prompts!  I will be getting to the rest of you who commented tomorrow (I may do another sketch or two tonight, but mostly I'll save them for tomorrow because I want to make sure I give each sketch a good amount of attention).  Hope everyone has a good night.


Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

This is the new, revamped Free Sketch Day.  There are loads of new tip incentives both collectively and individually, and some new rules.  Please be sure to read everything detailed below!

Free Sketch Day is now a two day event!  From 10 a.m. Tuesday until 10 p.m. Wednesday, I will be taking one word prompts.

FSD will always be free of the obligation to pay, however, I am going to be instating a number of new tip incentives both collectively and individually, as detailed below.


Current Tip Tally: $20

Tip tally amounts (collective tips):

$0-- Everyone gets one free sketch based on a one word prompt.
$25- Everyone either gets 2 sketches based on one word prompts, or 1 digitally inked sketch based on a prompt.
$50-- Everyone gets 2 digitally inked sketches based on one word prompts.
$200-- 1 out of the 2 digitally inked sketches for each prompter will be fully colorized.
$300-- Everyone gets 2 digitally inked and colorized sketches.
Individual tipper incentives (Please take note that I can only ship in the US at this time.  If you live in another country, I will be able to send you a download, but I just can't afford to send out prints that will cost $13 or more to ship):
$3- $10-- One 6x4 unframed Photo Print of your choice and a high res download.
$11- $30-- Two 6x4 unframed Photo Prints of your choice, or one 10x8 unframed Photo Print and high res downloads.
$31- $80-- Two 10x8 unframed Photo Prints and high res downloads.
$81 and up -- One 10x8 Framed and Matted Photo Print (standard frame, standard matte) and high res downloads.
(Images may be resized or cropped to fit the print sizes)

A few important notes:

1)  I'm going to stop taking fan art prompts, or interpreting prompts as fan art, just to be legally safe.

2)  If you leave a prompt, I would be very grateful if you spread the word about FSD in whatever way seems best to you.  I'm not going to make it a requirement, but more people visiting FSD means a greater likelihood that everyone will be getting color sketches!  

3)  I'm not going to be creating artwork in real time anymore, as I'm going to be holding this over a two-day period.  I will, however, get to each request in a reasonable amount of time (which will vary depending on whether or not it is a quick sketch, a digitally inked sketch, or a color sketch).  

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.  January's winner was [livejournal.com profile] minor_architect, who will be receiving this illustration when completed:
 

And that's about it. Have at it!







Some sketches from previous FSDs

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Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

But this time, I'm going to be doing things a little bit differently.

Free Sketch Day is now a two day event!  From 10 a.m. Tuesday until 10 p.m. Wednesday, I will be taking one word prompts.

FSD will always be free of the obligation to pay, however, I am going to be instating a number of new tip incentives both collectively and individually, as detailed below.


Tip tally amounts (collective tips):

$0-- Everyone gets one free sketch based on a one word prompt.
$25- Everyone either gets 2 sketches based on one word prompts, or 1 digitally inked sketch based on a prompt.
$50-- Everyone gets 2 digitally inked sketches based on one word prompts.
$200-- 1 out of the 2 digitally inked sketches for each prompter will be fully colorized.
$300-- Everyone gets 2 digitally inked and colorized sketches.

Individual tipper incentives (Please take note that I can only ship in the US at this time.  If you live in another country, I will be able to send you a download, but I just can't afford to send out prints that will cost $13 or more to ship):

$3- $10-- One 6x4 unframed Photo Print of your choice and a high res download.
$11- $30-- Two 6x4 unframed Photo Prints of your choice, or one 10x8 unframed Photo Print and high res downloads.
$31- $80-- Two 10x8 unframed Photo Prints and high res downloads.
$81 and up -- One 10x8 Framed and Matted Photo Print (standard frame, standard matte) and high res downloads.
(Images may be resized or cropped to fit the print sizes)

A few notes:

1)  I'm going to stop taking fan art prompts, or interpreting prompts as fan art, just to be legally safe.

2)  If you leave a prompt, I would be very grateful if you spread the word about FSD in whatever way seems best to you.  I'm not going to make it a requirement, but more people visiting FSD means a greater likelihood that everyone will be getting color sketches!  

3)  I'm not going to be creating artwork in real time anymore, as I'm going to be holding this over a two-day period.  I will, however, get to each request in a reasonable amount of time (which will vary depending on whether or not it is a quick sketch, a digitally inked sketch, or a color sketch).  

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.  January's winner was [livejournal.com profile] minor_architect, who will be receiving this illustration when completed:
 

And that's about it. Have at it!






Some sketches from previous FSDs

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Today's Free Sketch Day is now closed; comments on this entry will be set to screened.  Thank you as always to everyone who participated!  I will continue working on prompts throughout the day as I have the time; I will get to all of you by tonight.  

Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the (somewhat) weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

So, come on in, make yourselves comfortable, and leave your one word prompts. I will create a free sketch for every prompt left. You can leave more than one prompt if you want, but do be aware that I'm only one person and that there are others waiting for sketches as well, so please be reasonable and considerate with the number of requests. :)  Today, as I have to handle a caretaker shift for an unwell family member, I will need to close for prompts at 3 pm CST; at that point I'll start screening comments for this post.

FSD (Free Sketch Day) will ALWAYS be free of the obligation to pay; however, I am going to add a Tip Jar to the bottom of each weekly post. The funds accrued from these tips will go to funding finished digitally inked and colorized artwork.  

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.

And that's about it. Have at it!









Some sketches from previous FSDs

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[livejournal.com profile] minor_architect won the Prize Drawing yesterday!  This person will receive a digitally inked and colorized image based on the below image (click to enlarge):




As no one voted for the next crowdfunding pieces, I will begin work on these three:

  

The first one (the landscape) will be digitally painted, and the other two will be digitally inked and colorized.  
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So, to give a bit more variety, I thought I'd test working three crowdfunded pieces simultaneously. I will be doing two digitally inked and colorized pieces and one digital painting. And you guys get to vote on what I'll be doing!

So, go check out my last two FSD compilation posts, linked to here, and vote for three images each. The winners will be the next projects I commence with. Voting closes at 10 p.m. tonight, and results will be announced tomorrow at 10 a.m.

January 17
January 31
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It's time for the January FSD Prize Drawing to win a digitally inked and colorized illustration based on one of the FSD sketches listed in the below links.

Follow the links, choose one sketch that you would like to see completed, and then come back and comment on *this* entry with your choice. I will then write down all the applicants, place the names in a cup, and draw one name at random to be the winner. The winner will receive a link to the full sized image when it is completed.

January 4
January 17
January 31

Have at it! Good luck, everyone! Winner will be announced tomorrow at 10 a.m.
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Here are the sketches from today's Free Sketch Day.


Several large images under cut. )

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Today's Free Sketch Day is now closed; comments will now be taken to screened.  I will continue finishing up the last of the prompts today as I have the time-- I promise I'll get to each and every one of you by the end of the day!  Thanks as always for your participation, and hope you guys have a good evening.  :)

Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the (somewhat) weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

So, come on in, make yourselves comfortable, and leave your one word prompts. I will create a free sketch for every prompt left. You can leave more than one prompt if you want, but do be aware that I'm only one person and that there are others waiting for sketches as well, so please be reasonable and considerate with the number of requests. :)  Today, as I have to handle a caretaker shift for an unwell family member, I will need to close for prompts at 3 pm CST; at that point I'll start screening comments for this post.

FSD (Free Sketch Day) will ALWAYS be free of the obligation to pay; however, I am going to add a Tip Jar to the bottom of each weekly post. The funds accrued from these tips will go to funding finished digitally inked and colorized artwork.  The last completed piece was "Frozen;" however, as it was not fully funded, the full sized image was released only to contributors and prints posted for sale on ImageKind.  

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.

And that's about it. Have at it!







Some sketches from previous FSDs

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Well, the sinus infection seems to have eased up a bit.  Still feeling a bit "bleh" but mostly better, I hope.

Will probably do Free Sketch Day next week, and Character Portrait Days.  I might also start a new crowdfunding project based on FSD prompts, but I might do that the following week instead.  Or maybe I can start work on two or three of the runner-ups that were voted for?  What do you guys think?  Several projects in the works at once, so people have an opportunity to fund and/or follow the ones they like the most?  Yes, I'm still trying to figure out the best way to work this crowdfunding model.  It's sort of new territory for me in practice, though I've been familiar with it in theory for some time.

Edit:  Also, I'm considering what to do about the exorbitant shipping rates on Zazzle.  Since I went ahead and bought a paid account on there, basic shipping is free for me, so I may just set up a page for people to pay here and let me manually ship their prints and other orders, rather than have them pay insane shipping rates.  Much cheaper for people wanting prints and such.


Caught up on the last of last week's character portraits today.  Both of these are [livejournal.com profile] timelord1's characters.   Left is "Firthlun" and to the right is "Adonais."  As always, click for larger versions.




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Today's Free Sketch Day is now closed.  Comments are now screened.  I will continue finishing up the prompts that were left today, and will post them as comments here and to a separate entry later.  Thank you to all who participated today!

Good morning (or afternoon, as it were), friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the (somewhat) weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

So, come on in, make yourselves comfortable, and leave your one word prompts. I will create a free sketch for every prompt left. You can leave more than one prompt if you want, but do be aware that I'm only one person and that there are others waiting for sketches as well, so please be reasonable and considerate with the number of requests. :) I'll stop taking requests at 5 p.m. CST; at that point I'll start screening comments for this post. Also, please allow time for me to get to your prompt, especially if there are a lot of prompters. I will make every effort to get to all of the prompts today; barring that, tomorrow. Again, it depends on how many prompts I receive.

FSD (Free Sketch Day) will ALWAYS be free of the obligation to pay; however, I am going to add a Tip Jar to the bottom of each weekly post. The funds accrued from these tips will go to funding a finished piece, either a refined drawing, an ink-and-color drawing, or a digital painting depending on how much has been put in the Jar. Note:  My current crowdfunding project is a digitally inked and colorized piece,"Frozen," so all tips will go towards that piece unless otherwise specified by the contributor. 

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.

And that's about it. Have at it!








Some sketches from previous FSDs


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Voting is now closed.  Taking comments to screened.  Thank you so much for participating!  "Frozen" is the winner; I'm currently writing an entry for this crowdfunding project, so say tuned!

As most of you know, I've held weekly Free Sketch Days off and on for the last couple of months. They have done quite well, actually. You guys have some wonderful prompts! I've had to put them on hiatus for the time being due to some very time consuming family issues, but things are starting to even out slightly, so I may be able to resume them next Tuesday.

I'm still sort of learning my way around the crowdfunding business model, and have tried a number of things with varying degrees of success. One thing I had hoped to accomplish with Free Sketch Day is a number of completed, crowdfunded works of art, based on your prompts.

So, today, I'm going to hold a vote. I'll post links to each sketch compilation post from the first FSD, so you can vote on which one you'd like to see as a crowdfunded piece. Tomorrow, I'll count up the votes. The one with the most votes will be opened up as my next crowdfunding project, a digitally inked and colorized piece of art.  

The piece that is chosen will be completed in stages that will be posted to this blog. The first five dollars will fund digitally "penciled" line art, refined from the sketch. When funding reaches $20, I will complete the digital inking. When it reaches $40, I will complete the colorization and post a high resolution image for everyone to download. Contributors will receive a complimentary small (6x4) photo print from Zazzle of the completed image unless otherwise specified. Other print sizes will be available for separate purchase as well.  (If you contribute, please let me know in a PM if you want the complimentary print, and if so, where to send it!  Also be sure to specify that you're contributing to this particular crowdfunding project so I can keep track of everything.)

(Please be aware that even though I've done some fan art sketches for FSD, I can't take them on as paid projects, so I won't include them in the vote. Also, "Transcend" was completed already for a prize drawing, so that also will not be included.)

Here are the links:

http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/14641.html#cutid1
http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/19043.html#cutid1
http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/21261.html#cutid1
http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/23007.html#cutid1
http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/24647.html#cutid1

Please place votes in comments on this entry. One vote per person, please.  :)

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Eep!  Too much going on in this household lately-- I completely forgot to post the Sketch Day Prompts last night.

So, posting them now!


Several large sketches under cut )

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Today's Free Sketch Day is now closed.  Comments on this entry will now be screened.  Thank you so much for those who participated!  The images from today's FSD will be gathered into a seperate entry and posted here later tonight.

Edit 2:  We did have to take my grandmother to the ER, but my parents went with her.  FSD will remain open until 5 p.m. as per usual.  :)

Edit:  It's looking like I may have to take my grandmother to the ER today, and I've been unable to sit down for more than a minute or two at a time so far because I've been caretaking for her, so I don't know how much I'm going to be able to handle here today.  I'm going to opt out of advertising for today's FSD in other communities just in case I can't get to everything, but I'm going to keep it open here for prompts as long as possible until 5 p.m.  If I have to leave, though, I'll need to close early.  My apologies to my returning prompters and all of you who have shown your support for FSD in the past!  I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

So, come on in, make yourselves comfortable, and leave your one word prompts. I will create a free sketch for every prompt left. You can leave more than one prompt if you want, but do be aware that I'm only one person and that there are others waiting for sketches as well, so please be reasonable and considerate with the number of requests. :) I'll stop taking requests at 5 p.m. CST; at that point I'll start screening comments for this post. Also, please allow time for me to get to your prompt, especially if there are a lot of prompters. I will make every effort to get to all of the prompts today; barring that, tomorrow. Again, it depends on how many prompts I receive.

FSD (Free Sketch Day) will ALWAYS be free of the obligation to pay; however, I am going to add a Tip Jar to the bottom of each weekly post. The funds accrued from these tips will go to funding a finished piece, either a refined drawing, an ink-and-color drawing, or a digital painting depending on how much has been put in the Jar. (For pricing, see This Post) If funding is successful, the prompt that will be used will be decided by you in a vote!

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.

And that's about it. Have at it!









Some sketches from previous FSDs

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Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] timelord1, who won the prize drawing!

You'll receive a high resolution, digitally inked and colorized version of your prompt, "TARDIS," in about a week's time, give or take.

Hope you enjoy!


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Yesterday's Prize Drawing is now closed and comments will be taken to screened.  Thank you for participating!  

Good afternoon, friends!

So, here we are nearing the end of December, as well as 2011. This month has been a rocky one for my family and me, but we've all gotten through it more or less intact. I didn't hold as many Free Sketch Days as I'd hoped, but when I was able to, I was very excited about the turnout and the wonderful prompts given.

And today, being near the end of the month, it's time to hold my monthly prize drawing! The prize is a free digitally inked and colored image of your choice, from this month's Free Sketch Day posts (which I'll link to here). Anyone is eligible to apply-- just leave a comment here and state which sketch you would like to see completed. Tomorrow morning, I will write down all the names on scraps of paper, put them in a bowl, shake them up a bit, and draw one name at random. The winner will be announced in the morning, and I will create and email him/her a full-color, full sized, high resolution piece of art based on the sketch of their choice from this week's FSD. (Please allow at least a week for completion of the image; I'm a very busy gal!)

Here are the sketch compilation posts for this month for the FSDs held since the last prize drawing:

12/27-- http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/24647.html

12/13-- http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/23007.html

11/29-- http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/21261.html

Choose any one sketch from these links and comment on this entry to apply for the prize drawing.


As always, I take private commissions for finished pieces. Also, any tips accrued on this page at any time will (unless otherwise specified by the tipper) go towards funding finished artwork that will be voted on by all of you when the cost of completed work is reached. There is currently $3 in the Tip Jar, so another $17 will fund a completed, detailed black and white drawing; an additional $37 will fund a digitally inked and colorized illustration; and an additional $97 will cover a simple digital painting.






I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday season!  Until later,

Amyla

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Today's Free Sketch Day is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! Comments on this post will now be taken to screened. All of the images from today's FSD will be gathered into a single post sometime this evening. Also, don't forget that you can commission any of the sketches you see here (with the exception of the sketches based on television shows and such, due to copyright reasons) as finished artwork. Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

So, come on in, make yourselves comfortable, and leave your one word prompts. I will create a free sketch for every prompt left. You can leave more than one prompt if you want, but do be aware that I'm only one person and that there are others waiting for sketches as well, so please be reasonable and considerate with the number of requests. :) I'll stop taking requests at 5 p.m. CST; at that point I'll start screening comments for this post. Also, please allow time for me to get to your prompt, especially if there are a lot of prompters. I will make every effort to get to all of the prompts today; barring that, tomorrow. Again, it depends on how many prompts I receive.

FSD (Free Sketch Day) will ALWAYS be free of the obligation to pay; however, I am going to add a Tip Jar to the bottom of each weekly post. The funds accrued from these tips will go to funding a finished piece, either a refined drawing, an ink-and-color drawing, or a digital painting depending on how much has been put in the Jar. (For pricing, see This Post) If funding is successful, the prompt that will be used will be decided by you in a vote!

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.

And that's about it. Have at it!









Some sketches from previous FSDs

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Here are the results of today's Free Sketch Day.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated and helped to spread the word!  We had a wonderful turnout today.

Several large images under cut. )
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Free Sketch Day is now closed; comments on this entry will now be screened.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated!  The sketches from today's FSD will be gathered into a separate entry later tonight.  :)

Good morning, friends list, visitors, and lurkers! Once again, it is Tuesday, which means that it is the weekly Free Sketch Day that I host on this blog.

So, come on in, make yourselves comfortable, and leave your one word prompts. I will create a free sketch for every prompt left. You can leave more than one prompt if you want, but do be aware that I'm only one person and that there are others waiting for sketches as well, so please be reasonable and considerate with the number of requests. :) I'll stop taking requests at 5 p.m. CST; at that point I'll start screening comments for this post. Also, please allow time for me to get to your prompt, especially if there are a lot of prompters. I will make every effort to get to all of the prompts today; barring that, tomorrow. Again, it depends on how many prompts I receive.

FSD (Free Sketch Day) will ALWAYS be free of the obligation to pay; however, I am going to add a Tip Jar to the bottom of each weekly post. The funds accrued from these tips will go to funding a finished piece, either a refined drawing, an ink-and-color drawing, or a digital painting depending on how much has been put in the Jar. (I am currently holding a Holiday Sale-- for pricing, see This Post) If funding is successful, the prompt that will be used will be decided by you in a vote!

Also, once a month, I will hold a prize drawing for one piece of free digitally inked and colorized artwork based on the FSD prompt of the winner's choice.

And that's about it. Have at it!









Some sketches from previous FSDs

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