So my beyond-wonderful friends have all been trying to help me in any ways they can, but not a lot of them have any real means to help with all this family emergency stuff since everyone is in bad straights these days, but Miss Blum, the artist behind Downfall Studios (for whom I have been coloring comic pages for the past 3 months) is willing to help me with art commissions to raise money for my little brother's lawyer. Her art is really good in my and many friends' opinions, and I'll be coloring and shading and whatever else too.
This is going to be a pay-what-you-can deal, because we seriously need any and every bit we can get. We have about 4k out of the total 15k already squared away, but that's after selling cars, vintage rifles, a camper trailer, etc, so we're out of the big stuff and now we're just scrambling to do all we can to raise money for him.
I also found out earlier today that there's this thing they do in the jail called "books" where the inmates have to pay for toilet paper, letter-writing supplies, etc, so we're trying to keep money on his books so he's not totally lost in there. Some of us have visited him while he's awaiting court stuff, and it's just... he looks like a baby puppy in a cage full of rottweilers, and it's just not right. I'm yard-saling and bake-saling as much of my stuff as I can and so are the rest of us. There's going to be more yardsales for the next couple weeks as we do what we can.
Sorry, got distracted. Anyway, If you want to see any of Miss Blum's art, she doesn't keep up with her DA a lot, but you can look at any of our three comics to see her drawing styles, and she livestreams a lot, so I'm sure we'll both be livestreaming these donation pieces if you guys ever wanna watch. We're gonna make a special side-by-side Livestream page with a chatbox below them so we can work on our separate channels at the same time and you guys can watch both (or just one, or whatever) and chat with us.
As for prices, it's totally just pay what you can, but there will be more quality and work done for higher donations to hopefully make it worth your while.
$1 or less you get a sketch (which is still pretty good for her work)
$2 to $5, you get lineart
$6 to $10, you get colors
$11 to $15, you get a background (nothing insanely detailed, we can't be spending 3 weeks on a single pic, but like a room, furniture, scenery, whatever)
$16 to $20, you get shades, highlights, etc
$30+ we will digitally sign the piece, print it on glossy photo paper and mail it to you in a rigid document mailer via USPS first-class mail.
And she reminded me about how I design custom avatars/emotes for our comic characters, so I could totally make some for donation incentives. $2 gets an animated walking avatar, and every $1 after that gets you 5 emotes of that same avatar. We have over 60 emote options at the moment, and I make more every time I work on them. Custom set requests are fine. This is separate from and/or on top of the art incentives. Like if you donate $10 you can choose to get colored lineart, a walking avatar, and a set of 5 emotes. Totally fine. You choose what you do or don't want as your donation incentive, we're just trying to offer what we can to give you more reason to do it <3
None of this qualifies for VIP points or anything, this is a separate deal, but the Ziaki $5 coupon will apply to anyone who donates at least $20, and the $10 coupon will apply for anyone who donates at least $35
The only real rules are nothing crazy complex (mechs, robots, stuff like that) and nothing super explicit (no genitals showing anyway).
The process for sending the money will be to send it to my email in paypal (osoccer_babeo[at]hotmail.com) and send it as a [b][u]GIFT[/u][/b]. If you put anything in the subject/message area, just put that it's about helping my little brother, these aren't commissions, these are donation incentives/rewards/thank-you-for-helping-me-in-this-crisis's
Please spread the word if you can, every little bit helps <3