Icon Day is an event that I occasionally run, where you can get a user avatar for free, or for a tip! There are also additional pictures you can get along with your icon, as tip incentives. If this sounds like fun to you, read on!
Requests Are: OPEN! Requests will close when I wake up on Friday, August 29th.
What will I get? You will get a 100 x 100 pixel icon made in watercolor and ink, scanned in, with a thin black border added. The original art is not mailed out, but you will get a high resolution (300 x 300 pixel) version as well. Both will be delivered to your email!
Free icons in this batch will be ink and one color of watercolor – you can choose, or I’ll choose one for you!
If you tip, your icon will be in ink and full color! If your character is largely one color, this will still include the colors I use to shade and make the picture pop, and a choice of background color if you’d like!
When will I get it? Icon Day batches take me a few months to complete. This depends on the size of the batch, and my schedule. I’ll be able to announce an estimate when the request window closes.
Here’s where I include a little note – I know my limits, and if the number of requests nears it, I reserve the right to end the request window earlier than planned. However, fear not! I have drawn literally thousands of icons for folks in the past, and the icons always get done!
Here is a link to the last batch: http://djinni.livejournal.com/502656.html
Let’s Help My Friends! I will be donating 50% of the tips from this Icon Day batch to my friends Gwyd and Squirrel’s fundraiser. They are groovy folks who are in a crummy financial situation. You can read more about this here – http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
When the request window closes, I’ll send over their 50%. If you’d like to contribute directly to the gofundme fundraiser, awesome! However, please note that the gofundme page has separate rewards, and does not count as a tip for Icon Day incentives.
My 50% of the tips goes to cover my time – I am a full-time freelance illustrator, and work on the icons along with my various other projects.
Some Rules – I will keep this quick, since most of it is on the form. One icon per person. Request and reference links should be all-ages appropriate. No adults-only content or themes. No fanart or pictures of copyrighted characters or based on celebrities/public figures/real people who aren’t you or your friends. No themes based on copyrighted media properties – no Dr. Who costumes, company logos, etc – sorry. One character per icon. A pet or other small, additional critter is fine.
Linked Icons – One popular theme is to have two icons be linked, so the characters are touching noses, etc. I can do this! Both people should fill out a separate request, and in the notes, mention that this is to be a linked icon and include the email address of the person whose request should be linked to yours! I will email the finished files to you both.
Tip Incentives – If you send a tip of any amount, your icon will be in full color! Here are some other tip incentives. Some are for everyone, based on the total number of tips, and some are additional pieces of art that you can get along with your icon. Finished incentive art will be mailed out to you!
$100 – if tips reach this amount, I get a pizza. :B eta – goal reached!
$300 – if tips reach this amount, I will pick five random requests to receive a second, surprise icon based on their first request. No tip is necessary to win. eta – goal reached!
$500 – if tips reach this amount, I will pick another five random requests to receive a second, surprise icon based on their first request. eta – goal reached!
$1000 – if tips reach this amount, I will draw a second, surprise animal icon for everyone who tips. I will pick the animals and color scheme – it’s a surprise pet! eta – goal not yet reached, but I’m editing this to say that thanks to a few generous, direct contributions to the gofundme page, their fundraiser is now at $700 – the most pressing bill. So now we’re raising money to go toward back payments on their housing fees. Hurray!
Animal Bookmark – I have been drawing animal bookmarks lately, and they are very fun. If you would like one along with your icon, you can have one for a $20 tip. This bookmark features one to four animals who are non-specific characters – you name the species and a couple fun details like a prop, if you’d like. You will receive a laminated bookmark in the mail.
Character Bookmark – Same as above, but with one to four animal/non-humanoid versions of specific characters, or one humanoid character drawn in a vertical pose suitable for a bookmark. These are $40.
Page of 24 Icons – I offer pages of 24 icons (drawn at 1.5″ x 1.5″, same as the requests) as a commission option, and if you’d like one now, in addition to your request icon, your tip will go towards the tip tally! These are $100, and I will contact you to get the details of each icon on your page.
The Animal Password – the password on the form is rhinoceros. Thank you for reading the rules before making your request. :)
The Form – To request an icon, fill out this form! The results will be visible only to me. If you have any problems with the form, you can email your info to email@example.com. Do not leave your request as a comment, though – this is a change from how I’ve done things in the past, so please take note, and help me keep things organized! :D
Tip! Please use the button below to send your tip through paypal. You don’t need a paypal account; you can use a debit or credit card.
Updates: This post and daily updates on the tip tally, etc will appear on my blog – www.thestorydragon.com as well as on my tumblr and livejournal pages, with links appearing on my twitter feed. You can keep up to date through any of these sites!blog @ thestorydragon.com
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And if you have any questions or comments, you can reach me through any of those sites, or send an email to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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