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Alex Hoffman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Digital Artist/Game Designer

Current Residence: Massachusetts

Operating System: Korora Linux; Windows 7

I mostly dabble in anime/manga-style artwork and sprite editing. My software of choice is Paint Tool SAI for drawing and painting, and I use Photoshop CS6 for general touch-ups and graphic design stuff (in Linux I use Krita as my go-to SAI replacement and do the graphic-type things, of course, in GIMP). I also do some pixel art - for years in nothing but MS Paint, but now I use Aseprite for all my pixel needs.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Assassin - Nothing's Carved In Stone
  • Watching: Kyoukai no Kanata
  • Playing: Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

I've been thinking about doing this for a while...and now that I've just finished my last long-term freelance art job, I need a way to make some money until I find something else. So, I thought it couldn't hurt because I need money to pay for student loans, student loans, the occasional video game, and also student loans.

Here's the rundown:
  • Payments will be done via PayPal. USD ONLY. If you live outside the US we can negotiate the cost for currency conversion in private.
  • I will begin work only after I have received payment. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for completion.
  • Unless otherwise requested, I reserve the right to post a (low-res, watermarked) copy of the commission on deviantART, Tumblr, and keep for use in my artwork portfolio. Credit will be given for any original characters or concepts used.
  • On fanart: I will only do fanart for fandoms I am personally familiar with (examples include DBZ, Pokemon, When They Cry, Attack on Titan, Free!, etc). Feel free to ask me if I'm willing to do [x fandom] art if you're unsure.
  • No NSFW/adult content.
  • I reserve the right to refuse requests as I see fit.

If you're interested please send me a note with the following information:

  • Commission type (see below)
  • A brief description of what you're looking for
  • At least 1 reference of your character (if you have no image references, provide a detailed description - hairstyle, outfit, color scheme, etc)
  • A brief description of their personality (so I can understand them better)
  • Your PayPal name

If I accept the commission, I will respond with the price for it, as well as my PayPal information. When completed you'll receive a high-res .png of the finished image.

This is my first time doing commissions, so let me know if something is unclear or confusing.

Click the example images for full-size. (NOTE: some of my examples use greyscale screentones - this would count as 'base colors' price-wise, so just specify if this is what you'd like)

A bust or waist-up shot of your character.
Lineart/Base Colors: $10
Full-Shading: $15
Detailed Background: +$5 (please provide description)
Simple Background (color/texture/pattern): no additional charge, but please specify. Otherwise it will be transparent.

A basic fullbody shot of your character in a fairly simple and un-actiony pose.
Lineart/Base Colors: $15 + $5 for each additional character
Full-Shading: $20 + $10 for each additional character
Detailed Background: +$10 (please provide description)
Simple Background (color/texture/pattern): no additional charge, but please specify. Otherwise it will be transparent.

Dynamic Image
A more dynamic and engaging image of your character(s) - fight scenes, complex poses, funky perspectives, etc. Please note these are more complex pieces, and will take a longer to complete as a result.
Lineart/Base Colors: $20 + $5 for each additional character
Full-Shading: $25 + $10 for each additional character
Background: Negotiable depending on amount of detail.

Inking/Coloring/Shading Something YOU Drew
(Pardon the watermarks but I was paid for this and the original is not mine) 

Don't have a tablet? I'll ink or color a scan/photograph of your artwork. Note that this is a bit different from the other categories and prices may vary significantly depending on the original image - this can be negotiated privately.
Lineart/Base Colors: $10
Full-Shading: $15
[NOTE: If you provide me with CLEAN lineart and just want the image colored and shaded, the price drops to $10]
Detailed Background: +$10 (please provide description)
[NOTE: If a background is part of your original image you will not be charged extra for it to be included; this is only if I have to create a background from scratch]
Simple Background (color/texture/pattern): no additional charge, but please specify color scheme or general look and feel (gradient, texture, etc).

Character Sprites

NON-ANIMATED ONLY. This may change in the future, but for now I'm only offering static poses.
Entire Sprite: $10

Chibi/Derp Style

Can be a headshot, a fullbody, or even something actiony because I don't have to give too many fucks about anatomy.
Lineart/Base Colors: $5 + $5 for each additional character
Full-Shading: $10 + $5 for each additional character
Simple Background (color/texture/pattern): no additional charge, but please specify. Otherwise it will be transparent.  

The examples provided are all fairly recent and show my current style and capabilities. Feel free to browse the rest of my gallery keeping in mind that I've been on deviantART for a long time, and older work may not reflect my current ability.

(The female Pokemon trainer and Santadude in the 'Dynamic Images' examples are OCs belonging to VelkynKarma (used with permission). Everyone except the tiger in the 'IGNO Christmas Story' poster are joint intellectual property between myself and the forum members they're based on. Also the poster design itself is based on this Avengers movie poster, with permission from the artist. Any fanart in the examples is of course property of their respective authors.) 

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Son-Goten-Love Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Esjitu Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No thanks ^^; I personally believe that people should be entitled to ship whatever they want to. I myself may ship Goten and Trunks (which, let's face it, is pretty blatantly implied in canon), but that doesn't mean people can't ship them with Pan or Bra if they choose to. Dragonball is a wonderful series with many characters, and the female characters are all too few. Some people just like those ships, and that's okay (though I personally think shipping them with Pan and Bra is a bit squicky because of the large age difference). There are plenty of fine TruTen communities that don't revolve around putting down other peoples' ships, and I personally can't approve of a group that basically says 'my OTP is better than yours so GTFO'. That's just my personal opinion, but suffice to say I won't be joining the group. Sorry!!
Son-Goten-Love Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because people CAN'T ship them with Pan and Bra...
And yes, I exactly think so ("my OTP is better than yours so GTFO"), but the difference is that I don't really have OTP. I just hate those all motherfuckers, who make my favourite character (Goten) and his best friend a pedophiles. I find it SO disgusting... So why can't I join to group like this? I have my own opinion and I want to share it with everybody.

"I personally can't approve of a group that basically says 'my OTP is better than yours so GTFO'"
This way we can say the same about groups of Goten/Bra or Trunks/Pan fans.

Seriously, I can't understand this all 'big-like-hell tolerance', because it's not even tolerance. It's just "my opinion and your opinion". There aren't any exchange of views, so it isn't respect other's opinion. It just ignorance.

But ok, I understand. I leave you now.
Esjitu Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um...yes. Yes they can. People can ship whatever they want. There is no law that says people cannot ship Goten with Bra, and Trunks with Pan, or even Trunks with Bra and Goten with Pan. It doesn't really matter how you feel about the issue - people are 100% entitled to ship whatever the fuck they want, regardless of age, sex, or even blood relation. And there is nothing you can do to stop them.

I tried to be nice and civil with my initial response, but clearly that was a misstep on my part. But I understand - I was an underage weeaboo once, myself. I was militant regarding other people shipping things I didn't like. I can't say I'm entirely above you in that regard, but the difference is - I grew up. You will too, someday. 

The bottom line is - and I do believe I even said this in my initial response - that you are perfectly entitled to be in your group and personally dislike those ships. That's called the right to an opinion. But you know what else is? Gasp!! The right of other people to like the pairings you don't like!! The fact that you're standing up for your right to dislike those pairings but also saying people 'can't' ship them makes you a hypocrite. You feel free to enjoy your anti-Pan/Bra group, I can't - nor do I have any intention to - stop you. I even approved of several of my deviations to be added to the group. But I have no desire whatsoever to join a group myself that revolves around shitting on other peoples' rights to ship whatever they want. Which is why I will not be joining - though suffice to say, even if I was considering it before, your attitude would have certainly changed that very quickly. I never once said you had no right to have that group because that's your right and your opinion. But don't you dare tell me that mine is invalid, or that those of people who choose to ship Pan/Bra ships are either. 

Here's one last newsflash for you before I'm done with this conversation, because I can tell already that any further replies will just be the equivalent of arguing with a wall - they're all fictional characters. They're fictional characters from a universe where an anthropomorphic dog is king of the world and dinosaurs still walk the earth. Any 'pedophilia' or incest involved in Dragonball pairings is being held to the standards of our society, not theirs. I personally find it a little difficult to force my real-life worldview onto a fictional world where alien monkeys shoot energy blasts at giant space lizards, and alien slug-men asexually reproduce by shooting eggs out of their mouths. And since they are, shockingly, fictional 2-dimensional drawings, the people who do choose to ship 22-year old Goten with 10-year old Bra (or any other underage pairing in anime) aren't hurting anyone with their 'pedophilia'. Shotacon and Lolicon are common genres and don't invite their consumers to go out and molest actual children any more than all violent video games cause people to commit mass-shootings. Anyone who is 'corrupted' by fictional works in this manner is already mentally unstable and their actions should not be blamed on the media they consume. So if someone wants to ship Goten and Bra? They can go right ahead. The chances that they're going to be inspired to go out and get into an actual relationship with someone underaged is below 1%. There is literally no harm in someone shipping fictional characters of different ages, genders, races, or species (especially common in Dragonball). And if you don't like that, then that's great for you. You're perfectly entitled to keep to your anti-pairing dA group. But don't you fucking turn around and hypocritically declare other people not so entitled to ship whatever they like.

That's all I have to say on the matter. Not that I expect it to have gotten through to you in the slightest. But don't worry, you'll grow up someday. Puberty can be a confusing time!! You'll get through it :)
MakeStuffHapen Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav:
Malcer Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks 4 the fav! :)
Tsukichu Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya~ Do you by any chance take requests/art trades?
Esjitu Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not right now, sorry. I don't typically like doing requests because I hate feeling obligated to draw (I get that all semester long as it is) and would rather spend my time drawing things I want to draw, y'know? I currently have a lot of ideas piled up that I just didn't have time to draw all year long because of classwork, and I need to get back to a state of mind where drawing feels like fun, and not work. Maybe in the future!!
Thanks for the watch :)
Esjitu Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, Spirit Master looks quite interesting :D
Hey thanks for the fav! Please check my page to follow my new works here link [link]
I have enough money for Umineko now, and I tried to order the download version on the site the Witch Hunt links to, but it didn't take the card. I'm going to have to try another one later, I guess. It's pretty frustrating because I actually have the money now, lol.
Esjitu Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sucks. :( I bought the physical CD copy before these sorts of download purchases existed, so I don't know how reliable they are, but WH seems to endorse them. Hopefully it'll work out in the end. If not, I got my physical copy on Himeya Shop which...I just googled, and got their Twitter, but the site doesn't seem to exist right now o_o;
I decided to trust WH, and I used another card, and that worked! So now I have legal copies of episodes 1-4. I think at this point I'll just wait till episode 8 is put in the downloads and then I'll download all of Chiru.
I might buy a physical copy someday, just to have it, but for now I am happy with downloaded versions. I'm replaying episode 1 right now, I forgot how long it is! I can't wait to get to all the other episodes :D
Esjitu Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I got a physical copy before the downloads were offered, so who knows, maybe I would have gotten it that way too. Whatever works :D if you're rereading EP1, you should try it with the PS3's sooooo much better with the voice acting, gives it a great atmosphere :D
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