Original Help Save Elfwood Offer (now closed)
Original Help Save Elfwood Offer
There's this amazing site for Amateur Fantasy and Scifi art called Elfwood. I have spent far too many
hours lost there. (Witness my bookmarks devoted entirely to that
site.) It's currently run by Thomas Abramson and lives on some
Salt Lake City, USA. Unfortunately, the site (which used to live at
Thomas's grad school in Sweden) now costs money. Thomas hoped to
finance his project via web advertisements, but it's somehow not
So... I'm trying to do my little bit.
- For a mere $10, I will paint an image for you.
- What you get
- It can be whatever you like, as long as there's no pornography.
Okay, so I'm not professional, but you will get the best my meager
talents can muster. And I will actually make time to do it.
(Occasionally people ask me for free things, but I can assure you, I'm
very very flaky about producing results.) Take a look at a couple of
other commisioned pieces to see what sorts of things you can get: Bria, Wisdom
cat, and Venus.
- I will spend, off and on, up to two weeks working on your
pic. In the mean time, you will get various sketches. After two
weeks, or when I'm tired, I will call it done and move on. I will
mail you the final jpg, gif, or tiff of your image upon receipt of
payment. (For other file formats, please ask).
- More time limits
- In the happy event that I get a lot of requests, I
will look at all outstanding requests and pick the one that looks most
intriguing to me. After it's completed, I'll again pick from the list
of outstanding requests.
- Legal stuff
- I keep all copyrights on the images. Legally, this means that if
I wanted to print up postcards with your request and sell them, I'm allowed.
Practically speaking, I'm too lazy. :-) It also means that you're
not allowed to sell the image I make for you. I will probably show off the
pic on Elfwood and here in my private gallery, but that's about it.
Please! I want you to paint my dream...
send me email with the
description of what you'd like. I'll select the first image on August
1st and continue for the next two months. If I choose your request,
I'll spend a little time with you to work out details of the image.
With any luck, this'll make Thomas $40, which is 5 times what he's
gotten in the past two years!
Here's to you Thomas! :-)
I'm not the only one who's doing this. Rivendog recently joined the
cause. Go visit her site and see what else you can get for almost free.
As of Sept 25th, I've done #1 and #2.
I'm nearing completion on #3. The last one has been claimed. I know I'm late
but #3 bribed me to do two versions...
Footnote: I'm not usually the type to do this kind of
thing (support causes), or draw on demand for that matter.
Make of it what you will...