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#1 greyf0x

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

Commissions are currently open.

Hi, my name's Grey, and I do Guild Wars 2 art commissions! If you need to send me mail, use "Grey.7319".

This thread contains a few examples of my work, but if you would like to see more of my art, please check my Official Forum Thread, GW2 Guru Art Thread or DeviantArt. Please use those threads to discuss my art, and this one to discuss/request commissions. You might also want to check my previous GW1 Art Thread and Commissions Thread

If you like the look of my art and would be interested in a drawing/digital painting of one of your Guild Wars 2 characters, please read on.

Interested? Show me your character!
I will need the following for any commission to be considered:

• Screenshot (an additional close-up screenshot of the face is also helpful)
• Character Name (important, so that I can contact you in-game)
• Character Profession (not always evident from screenshots)

If you want to go the extra mile, giving me further information about the character would help me put more life into the art. This could include the character's personality and story choices (Noble/Ferocious, Priory/Vigil etc), or even more detailed RP stuff, such as:

• Character's age
• Favourite weapons/armour (I can draw you with any gear you like, you don't need to own it!)
• Favourite pet (especially important for rangers)
• Favourite in-game locations
• Any other role-play information you can think of


How I choose commissions:
As I only have a limited amount of time to spend on commission, I expect there will more requests than I can sensibly fulfil. Consequently, I will need a selection process.

I will try to prioritise earlier requests, however it will not be a strict "first come, first served" system. Ultimately, I will choose commissions which interest me artistically, that will lead to better work. For example, if I have done 3 human female commissions in a row, I might decide that I'll take a male charr commission over another female human.

If I decide that I would like to work on your character's commission, I will try to contact you in game to discuss it further. We can discuss potential gear choices (if different to the screenshot), poses, locations, mood etc. If I can't get hold of you in-game (perhaps because of different time-zones) I'll message you via PM. Once we've agreed on a general direction for the art, I'll let you know the cost, and and an estimate on how long it will take.

Pricing:
GW2's economy is still young and the value of gold is still finding a balance. My initial prices are shown below. I've tried to make these open to as many people as possible, but I need to find a balance between making them affordable and making them worth my time.

5g: Rough sketch / portrait
10g: Detailed sketch/Simple painting (quick shading, no background)
15g: Full Character Painting (simple background)
20g: Full Paint + Background

Payment:
Before I begin work on paid commissions, I will send you an in-game mail requesting half of the total gold fee. I'm aware that this requires a certain degree of trust on behalf of the commissioner, but I hope that my previous commissions and reputation will show me as trustworthy. Once the  payment is received, I will get to work on the image. Once complete, I will post a low resolution (watermarked) preview of the piece, and request the remaining payment via mail. Once final payment is received, I will provide the full resolution image.

Extras:
In addition to the image itself, I'm happy to discuss extras and special requests. These might include:

• Forum Avatars + Signatures
If people would like their finished image converted into a forum avatar or sig, I can do that free of charge. All you need to do is tell me you want one, and provide the image dimensions (Usually no larger than 100x100 for an avatar, and around 300x100 for a sig), and any text you would like (character name, guild name etc).

• Extras/Special Requests:
Text and general messages you want displayed in the picture will be free of charge, just tell me what you want and where you want it, and I’ll stick it in. I'll try my best to accomodate other special requests and discuss pricing where appropriate. In general, I'll be more than happy to talk to people about what they want from a picture, and if anything is unclear with my pricing guides, or if you want something that doesn't fall into these categories, I'll try my best to sort it out.

Edited by greyf0x, 16 November 2012 - 05:13 PM.


#2 Tasonish

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Ako Kamigishi
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Favorite location: Frostgorge Sound
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#3 Daz

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

Name : Dazola
Profession : Ranger
Weapon : The longbow in the pose shots below, if there is another bow that takes your fancy from a challenge perspective then go with it! Fellblade would've been a close second, but I think it'll look better with a bow!
Armor : Check this screenie: Here
But can you do the Duelist Shoulderpads seen here , thanks!
Character shots : Here
Colour scheme about the same, royal purple and a stoney white/grey.
I'd love the brown bear in there as well if thats possible, included a shot of him roaring.
Pose : Something like this or this. Ignore the arrow derps, but maybe something like me shooting over the bear as he's roaring perhaps?
The Character name and the DVDF logo at the bottom would be great, and if you could sort a sig/avatar version for me as well I'd be grateful!
I've not really got a favourite area, so whatever backdrop you want really!

Thanks a lot!

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Edited by Daz, 01 October 2012 - 07:20 PM.


#4 0siris

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

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Name: Raine Icefist
Profession: Warrior
Age: 25
Favorite weapon: Greatsword
Favorite Armor: None (I'm not a fan of any of the current armor skins)
Favorite Location: Anywhere with a diving board/goggles. (Lions Arch, Kessex Peak, Malchor's Leap)


Don't let Raines' looks decieve you. A man once died in front of her from fear before she even had a chance to raise her weapon. Her ferocity is matched only by the methodical and thought out approach with which she begins her engagements.

I have a very interesting idea with regards to pose and setting. I was thinking about something like this:
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She could be holding a piece in her right hand as if preparing to move it, and a malicious smile. I also thought about switching out the chess pieces and making them a sort of polymock themed, but I don't know how well that would work.

If you are interested, feel free to message me here or in-game.

Thanks!


Here is my comission from GW1 if anyone is interested. I was very impressed. Grey does phenomenal work.

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#5 JasmineMcCoy

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

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• Character Name: Jose Dustwhisper
• Character Profession: Necromancer
• Character's age: 21
• Personality: Noble
• Favourite in-game locations: Lion's Arch
Short biography and personality info (since everybody else adde theirs :P):
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Edited by JasmineMcCoy, 04 October 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#6 Morag D

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

ooooh exciting :3

this is Eryn:
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She's been around since GW1, where (to cut a long story short) her obsession with her tormented spear caused her to nearly fall into darkness and become a Margonite; Kormir stopped the spread of the corruption and since then, Eryn hasn't aged.

Having always been a lone wolf, she took refuge with the Norn after the fall of the gods, and although she is shorter than most, her hunting skill and quiet determination earned her the respect of this proud people. Time has closed many wounds, and the acute pain of war and loss from her days as a Paragon of Elona has dulled to a distant ache. She now acts as a Guardian to those in need of help.

Name: Eryn Shadowmane
Race & profession: Norn Guardian (sign of the Snow Leopard)
Character traits: (physically) strong, withdrawn, at times melancholic and/or moody; impatient (silent fury in the face of incompetence); joined the Priory to extend her knowledge but can be stubborn and stand-off-ish when provoked
Looks: dark skin, near-black hair with a purple sheen, purple eyes; white face paint/tattoos
Favourite weapon: Greatsword (glyphic or Fellblade)
Favourite location: loves snow and few people

Face ref - looks to be in her late 20s
Armour ref (T2 Norn cultural with the pauldrons from Cathedral of Flames)
Tattoo ref

in real life, Eryn would look like Rhona Mitra


Unfortunately I'm too poor to commission you for ing money at this point so I'm trying for the free one(s), but I'm always happy to art trade if you so wish :D

Edited by Morag D, 02 October 2012 - 06:04 PM.


#7 greyf0x

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for all the posts guys.

Right now, the two that catch my eye are Jose Dustwhisper (because I'd like to try a Charr!) and Eryn. I really love your backstory Morag, definitely winning me over. 0siris, I really love the thought you've put into your pitch, great concept and perfect screenshots! I might save it for a while though, if only because I've just finished a human female, and wouldn't mind getting some variety in the portfolio. Loved working on your old commission btw, that was one of the first ones I was really proud of :)

View PostMorag D, on 02 October 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

Unfortunately I'm too poor to commission you for ing money at this point so I'm trying for the free one(s), but I'm always happy to art trade if you so wish :D

Fortunately I'm doing my first few commissions for free! Of course I wouldn't turn down some reciprocal art if it came my way :P

Edited by greyf0x, 03 October 2012 - 04:29 PM.


#8 Eon

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

Wow, your art looks amazing from the thumbnail you posted. I'd love to apply for a request! c:
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Close-up of bow:
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Name: Colour
Profession: Ranger
Age: Early-mid 20's
Weapons/armor: What's shown in the images is fine :)
Favorite Pet: Polar Bear
Favorite Location: The Pale Tree, since it's where the sylvari are born (and it's absolutely beautiful there)!

Unfortunately, I can't provide too much roleplay information as I haven't thought it through enough--but I hope what I've given will be enough! Just a side note: I use celestial dye, but it comes off almost tinted green in this lighting.

#9 Valentius

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

These look so good! Must apply :D

Character Name: Valentius Averin
Character Profession: Guardian
Screenies!
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Character Age: 25
Character's Favoured Weapon: Sword in left hand. Blue magic flame in right (Guardian style xD)
Character's Armour: Armour Worn by Logan Thackery as seen below, though if possible with the white tabbard made black.
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Favourite Location: Divinity's Reach by inside the temple to the Six Gods.
Personality: Valentius, born and raised in Ebonhawke, is a noble of House Averin with black hair and blue eyes. He stands a bit taller than most men, though there a definitely on occasion men taller than himself. He considers himself a devout follower of Dwayna and Balthazar, wielding their magic to fulfil his quest to protect the innocent from the dangers of the world. He can at times be rather grim, he has had to carry the pain of his parents death at the hands of the Charr, since the age of three. He is a part of a large group of people whose job it is to dispense justice to all realms and people regardless of class,race and gender. While doing this he wields his sword in his left hand (being left handed) and blue flames in his right, magic courtesy of his faith in both Dwayna and Balthazar. These flames can either heal the innocent if Valentius so requires or harm his enemies. He is a noble person, however the pain he bears, can at times leave him little sympathy for any Charr. An issue he is trying to resolve.

#10 Morag D

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:05 AM

View Postgreyf0x, on 03 October 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

Right now, the two that catch my eye are Jose Dustwhisper (because I'd like to try a Charr!) and Eryn. I really love your backstory Morag, definitely winning me over.

YAY :D awesome

View Postgreyf0x, on 03 October 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

Of course I wouldn't turn down some reciprocal art if it came my way :P

if any character ref would, say, find its way into my inbox, some reciprocal art may well be created ;)

#11 Rukioish

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

If it's still free, I'd like to jump on the boat.

Name: Hati Grayarrow
Age: 20
Profession: Ranger
Weapons: Sword/dagger dual wield.
Pet: Arctodus (his name is Fury)
Location: Wayfarer Foothills
RP info: Noble, Order of Whispers Lightbringer. (if you can draw him with the OoW weapons that'd be sweet.)
Screenshots: Posted ImagePosted Image

Hati Grayarrow grew up in the Plains of Ashford, learning survival skills from his mother. When the Blood Legion came looking for new recruits, Hati fled to Wayfarer Foothills. There he met his companion, Fury, however, Blood Legion eventually tracked him down and conscripted him. When he first met with the Order of Whispers, he saw a chance to escape the legion, and quickly joined. Now a Lightbringer, Hati travels across Tyria helping those in need and combatting the dragons on every front.

#12 Konig Des Todes

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Damn, how did I not catch this sooner? I'd like a commission of my sylvari, Kierra.

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(For face, see: http://wiki.guildwar..._Characters.jpg - side note, those are BWE faces so they're not 100% accurate to current, but I forgot to get close up face pictures during character creation for release and I don't know how to get a good close up...)

Character Name: Kierra
Character Age: 5
Character Profession: Thief
Favorite Weapons: Typical daggers, Living Shortbow, and/or dual Sephis Swords from GW1
Favorite Armor: See image above; though I'd like it slightly modified to match the description in the spoiler below.
Favorite location: None in particular, though she's spent most of her life in Kryta.
Personality: Captivating

Full character biography: (currently, that is)
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If you want to go the extra mile, you can include either her two sisters or Agares:
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If the free commissions are up, I don't mind paying, though it may take a bit to get the full amount of gold since I'd prefer a full body (6g I'd be able to get easily, 10g however will take a tad bit of time) - if you want to charge more for the extra characters, I don't mind depending on price. :)

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#13 Racthoh

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

Attached File  RacthohSyl.png   1.11MB   28 downloads
Character Name - Racthoh Demini
Profession - Guardian
Favorite Location - Lornar's Pass, any place kinda snowy
Other role play information - Racthoh is a veteran of many wars, a feared opponent on the field of battle. He fights out of necessity, not for the desire of conflict. His weapon is an extension of his own being and is constantly found gazing into the emotionless visage found in the steel of his blade.

Didn't want to fiddle with my dye combo too much so I just grabbed an older picture to get a better idea of what his "ideal" armor set would look like in better detail (the third picture there). The first and second would be how I want his look to look like, but the third is how I'd like it dyed. I hope that makes sense. :P
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#14 Hailfall

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Realise the thread is a little older but I am giving it a bump as I would really like if it you could draw my Shala.

Originally Shala was a human Necromancer (as can been seen here : http://www.guildwars...113&postcount=5 )

Her love for the necromancy arts took her to Oola who was also trying to combine Necromancy with Golemancy. Secretly she experimented herself at an old golemsuit graveyard, where the old golems were discarded if they were no longer useful. What Shala did not know was that in the old golemsuit that she was trying to reanimate was the corpse of an female Asura. The experiment failed and Shala blacked out only to awake not in her own body but that of the asura.

This was just a set back to her quest, she will eventually, just like Oola combine Necromancy and Golemancy.

Charactername: Shala Jarias
Character Age: 30ish (although Necromancy stopped the aging process)
Class: Necromancer
Looks: Red dreads with a black hairband to keep them out of her face, under her mask she has pure white eyes, has several tribal-like scarifications on her body, inked with blood

Screenshot of her:
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#15 greyf0x

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

I hope to post a pic (or two) this weekend, and after that I'll be closing free commissions and updating the costs :)

#16 Hailfall

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

Darn too late for a free commission haha, then I just gotta save money for a commission I guess xD

#17 Darcy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Name: Whaff
Hair: dark red
Eyes: pale green
Profession: Engineer, College of Dynamics
Weapons: pistol/shield and rocket turret
RP info: busy exploring the world; insanely curious, joined Order of Whispers because they ferret out secrets. Currently exploring the world of the Norn.

screenshots: http://s177.beta.pho.../library/Whaff#

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#18 greyf0x

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

First free commission / practice thingy done!

Jose Dustwhisper out for a spot of ghost-busting ^_^

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Edited by greyf0x, 11 November 2012 - 01:55 PM.


#19 Morag D

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

hahaha this is brilliant!
"Why - *stab* - won't - *stab* - you things - *stab* - stay dead??"

#20 JasmineMcCoy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Thanks a lot, Grey, love it :D

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Thanks for the kind words folks. I'm opening commissions for in-game gold now (a little extra pocket money towards Twilight won't hurt). I've updated the initial prices to reflect the current market. If you've already posted a character bio + pics, let me know which of the commission options you're interested in (sketch, full body portrait etc).

If you haven't posted any info yet, but would still like a commission, feel free to post one now! I won't be working in strict chronological order, so everyone can submit characters, I especially look forward to those with a strong story/bio, along with clear screenshots :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:42 AM

Actually willing to pay for a full body no background ^^ if willing

• Screenshot
--- http://i609.photobuc...tions/gw067.jpg - Full armor view
--- http://i609.photobuc...tions/gw068.jpg - Close up
--- http://s609.beta.pho.../gw070.jpg.html - body tattoos
Character Name: Kerli Koiv (yes named after the Estonian signer <3 and inspired by the song below)
Character Profession: Norn Guardian
Character's age: 25
Favourite weapons/armour: Sword/Shield -
http://www.guildwars...ior-weapons.jpg i couldnt find the post of this on GW2 fan content but i really loved the concept of these <3
Favourite pet: She has a Snow Owl that follows her around, doesnt fight with her just watches and keeps her company during down times
Favourite in-game locations: Kodan Homestead
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But she loves the snow
• Any other role-play information you can think of:
She was a trouble maker for her parents growing up, but she was an excellent hunter and tracker. When her mother pasted away she decided to grow up and take care of her little sister. As she got older her hunting and combat skills catch the eye of a leader. He was enchanted by her beauty and grace in combat, and her respect and dignity towards her opponents, and invited her to join in the Mist War. At first she was worried about leaving her sister and how she would react, if she would die in this fight, but knew she was needed and headed off.

Thinking of an angelic pose like this
http://www.flickr.co...may/6584777487/
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http://i609.photobuc...tions/gw066.jpg

Also i chose those tats because they reminded me of wings and are located on her hips, shoulders, and ankles. I think it would be AWESOME if you can make it look like the tattoos are coming off her skin to give her wings\

Video Inspiration that describes and inspired her - Kerli - Zero Gravity (wont like me post the link :c)

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>.> would have had this posted sooner but sPvP called xD
Also do you record your drawing 83 i love watching ppl draw either live or on youtube
im stalky like that <3

Edited by foxytemptations, 12 November 2012 - 12:49 AM.


#23 MalachiS

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:03 AM

Hello Grey! Huge fan on your work, remember you from Nolani Academy of Arts back on Guru1 :)

I'm interested in purchasing a Full Paint w/background

Characters Name: Ilithyia Del Tora
Characters Age: 22
Fav Weapons: Her favorite weapon is her Dusk, as she's on the seemingly never ending quest for the legendary Twilight.
Fav Pet: She has a small orange Tabby that follows her around Lion's Arch whenever she's in town.
Fav In-Game Locations: Ilithyia is most fond of Lion's Arch and the surrounding beaches. She can often be found adventuring along the coast line when she's not battling the forces of Orr :)
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Bio: Ilithyia is a young woman of Krytan and Canthan descent. Ilithyia isn't quite certain what became of her parents or if she has any remaining family. Growing up on the streets of Divinity's Reach she's fended for herself from her earliest memory. After the death of a close childhood friend she decided it was time to escape the city and see the world for herself. Find out who she was, where she was from, where she was going. She has since found herself leading the fight against the hordes of evil through-out the land of Tyria with her new found family, her guild. Though she's found a purpose in this she still searches for clues to her past. She's noted for being strong-willed and passionate.

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#24 Viatrix

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

If only I had all that gold! Love your works, can't wait to see more!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:41 AM

I wish I could afford those prices your work is so good...




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