Character Artist for Hire (design, sprites, illustrations, etc)

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Character Artist for Hire (design, sprites, illustrations, etc)

#1 Post by MGO » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:20 pm

Hello, everyone! My name is María Jesús Gormaz and I'd like to offer my services as a character artist and illustrator. I'm available for both long and short projects.

As for my experience, I've been working on a visual novel project for six months now as a character artist doing the characters design as well as their sprites with multiple expressions, pose and outfit changes. I've done character design commissions for other clients as well, drawing armors, animals and even logos. I'll post some samples below:

Sprites:

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Animals:

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Expressions:

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Character art:

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Concept art:

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You can also check my full portfolio here: http://mgo.artstation.com/

Prices:
- Sprites: Headshot: 25$ Bust: 35$ Half body: 50$ Full body: 70$
- Expressions: 5$ each.
- Pose change: From 10$ to 15$ each depending on the ammount of elements that need to be changed (head, arms, hands, feet). Full redraws count as a new sprite.
- New outfit: 15$ each.
- New hairstyle: 10$ each.
- Animal sprites: From 20$ to 60$ depending on the complexity of the animal (eg. a little rat vs a big tiger). This doesn't include anthropomorphic animals (a.k.a. furries), they go on the normal sprites section.

I also offer a Character Design Service. The prices vary from $70 to $100 per character depending on what the client is looking for. If the client is on a low budget and just needs a few designs suggestions, for $70 I can offer a package with 6 options. For $100 I can work for an entire day and add modifications to my suggestions as requested by the client, offer suggestions for the details (i.e. jewelry and accessories on the clothes) and so on.

You can contact me here or at mjgormaz@gmail.com

Thank you!
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#2 Post by Lydwine » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:47 pm

Your work is just amazing ! This is exactly what the style I imagine for my VN !
If I hadn’t so many charactera and if I had money, I definitly would have hire you.

Well, I will still put your mail in my contact information, if I suddently earn a huge amount of money.
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#3 Post by MGO » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:12 am

Lydwine wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:47 pm
Your work is just amazing ! This is exactly what the style I imagine for my VN !
If I hadn’t so many charactera and if I had money, I definitly would have hire you.

Well, I will still put your mail in my contact information, if I suddently earn a huge amount of money.
Thank you so much, Lydwine! I'm glad you like my style ^^ Hope everything goes well with your project!

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#4 Post by MGO » Wed May 16, 2018 3:22 pm

Updated, as I added a character design service.

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#5 Post by MGO » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:50 am

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These drawings are great. 0_0 you're on the same level as the top professional illustrators. Check it here mobile design development.
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#6 Post by click » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:21 pm

Hello, your art is gorgeous! May I know if you do CG works as well?

btw it seems that the expressions image links are broken.

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#7 Post by Bryy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm

Your lines and colors are super fantastic.Do you do discounts for certain numbers of images per order? Also, do you do monsters?

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#8 Post by MGO » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 pm

click wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Hello, your art is gorgeous! May I know if you do CG works as well?

btw it seems that the expressions image links are broken.
Hi! Yes, I also do CGs. They follow a similar pricing to the ones for the sprites, and I charge an extra for backgrounds depending on the complexity, details, etc. For CGs and illustrations I usually offer discounts when multiple characters appear in the same picture so it isn't as expensive.

Thanks for letting me know about the links, I'll have to fix them when I return home.

If you want more information or my terms of service, etc, you can always contact me at mjgormaz@gmail.com or check my portfolio at mgo.artstation.com

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#9 Post by MGO » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:30 pm

Bryy wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Your lines and colors are super fantastic.Do you do discounts for certain numbers of images per order? Also, do you do monsters?
Hi, Bryy! Sorry for just checking your email now. I can draw monsters, and I can also design them. They follow the same price as for animals sprites unless they are really really complex (like a colossus, a mecha or something), the price would go up a little.

I don't do discount for multiple sprites, but I do for multiple characters on a CG or illustration

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#10 Post by Bryy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 pm

What about humanoid or humanoid-like Furries?

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#11 Post by MGO » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:59 pm

Bryy wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 pm
What about humanoid or humanoid-like Furries?
I can do them but it depends on the design.

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#12 Post by Bryy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:16 am

What do you mean, if I may ask?

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#13 Post by MGO » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm

Bryy wrote:
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What do you mean, if I may ask?
Well, sometimes I can be a little picky about furries. Like, for example, I have no problem drawing characters like Scias (Breath of Fire) or Neko-sensei from Princess Tutu, or cute ones like Aggressive Retsuko, but I'm not very confortable doing other types of characters, like Lola Bunny, Tiger Tony, or any sexy or muscular furry in general, and furries with a face that looks too human for them (like Starfox characters).

I'd say my normal standard is that the head remains as animal as possible, without human-like hair or human-like eyes/faces.

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#14 Post by Bryy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:24 am

MGO wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm
I'd say my normal standard is that the head remains as animal as possible, without human-like hair or human-like eyes/faces.
Thank you for that. It clarifies greatly.

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#15 Post by Preseva » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:02 pm

Thank you for your work on The Miller's Daughter. I'm thrilled to have the character art done and it is really time I shared my experience!

I first hired María Jesús Gormaz in August 2017. For the past 14 months she worked on the character art for my project, almost daily, creating a total of 30+ sprites for 19 characters, several alternate costumes, and dozens of expressions. She came up with inspired character designs for new characters and faithfully reproduced the ones that had already been designed. I don't think I could have had a chance at finishing such an ambitious cast without her.

I cannot stress enough how professional and dedicated she is, often finishing sprites faster than I could draft commission outlines. Even though her turn around is fast, she cares about the quality of her work and takes pride in it. She was quick to respond to emails and had clear communication. She worked equally well with full creative control as she did when following highly specific instructions.

There is always a great deal of uncertainty for VN creators when it comes to finding that ideal artist that is high quality, fast, easy to work with, and reliable enough to see a long term project through. After a year of working with her, I can attest that she is indeed all of those things. I certainly look forward to working with her again in the future.

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