Welcome to Mowkie’s Little Siggie Shop! [Requests = 0 of 5 = ACCEPTING] Please be aware that this limit is to keep me from burning myself out. I will update accordingly! Hai! And a big, huge welcome to my shop! Now that my life as a new mom has slowed down ever-so-slightly, I find myself online more often. This means more time for me to do the things I love, including my writing and doing very basic works of graphic art. So welcome, welcome! I am Mowkie, and this is Vox Populi, The Voice of the People! But you already figured that out! Smarty! Here, you can request a number of things, from profile pictures, avatars (for you or your character), signatures, banners for your role plays, and NOW MAPS!!!! Based on what you provide, I take pictures from various sites (if I find the holder of a copyright, I always give credit to them...I just manipulate the pictures) and put them together in a fashion unique to the setting/personality. Note that I do this just for the fun...I love graphic art more than most things (save the few things I love more…it’s a tiny list, I assure you). Maps, however, are a completely unique design created from scratch by me using brushes that either I created or were created by other wonderful artists (find those at the bottom). Due to this, I will be charging a $5 fee for each map, as they take up to 24 solid hours of work to make and are large enough for you to print out and hang on your wall! Finally, please note that because I am a mommy of a young baby, I may slow down at random points in time without letting you know (though usually I'll let you know if I expect to be off my computer for quite some time), especially considering she's finally becoming mobile, meaning I'm going to be a bit more active in chasing her around and whatnot. If you're good with this, do be sure to look around! Interested? Make a request! But first, I do ask that you read the rules. Thank you! *IMPORTANT NOTICE* 1. - This shop is for PHOTO MANIPULATION & MAPS ONLY! I don't draw, paint, or anything else of the like for other people. I take pictures that you find or that I find for you and manipulate them into a scene that fits whatever you're looking for. They will NOT ALWAYS BE 100% ACCURATE! 2. – For maps, which are items that you will be spending your hard-earned moneys on, I will work with you until you are 100% SATISFIED, but you in turn must be willing to work with me. THIS MAY REQUIRE MEETINGS ON SKYPE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!!! We may need to share screens (where I show you my screen, so you see the map in progress) and tell me the minute details and where to put them. This will not require talking through the mic, but it will require a skype call. Do note that if you are not willing to work with me on this, don’t ask for the map, as I request the money in advance. This is to ensure that my hard work doesn’t go to waste, either. 3. - If you would like to try your hand at map making before requesting a map from me, I have a tutorial set up that gives you the basic rundown of how to build one! YAY!!! Find the link here. 4. - Though I am sure there are dozens of wonderful artists on this site, I would greatly appreciate it if your work is shared OUTSIDE of this thread. It's full enough with the requests coming and going. Thank you. ALL IWAKU RULES APPLY! Please be polite and courteous whilst posting on this thread. Fill out the Request Form with as much detail as you can possibly provide. FOR CHARACTER AVATARS: If your character has a sheet, please finish it and send it to me so I get a feel for the char and can create a better image for them. If all 5 requests are filled, please wait for me to finish all previous requests before asking for yours. You may post your request form, but it will probably be ignored until I'm through with what I already have. CURRENT requests that are being filled will be posted in the SECOND POST of the thread for easy tracking. As the artist, I reserve the right to place a watermark of some sort (it'll probably be tiny if there at all) on the art provided. This better ensures that people won’t stealing my work (though it is still a possibility). As the artist, I also reserve the right to refuse any requests. This will typically only happen if I feel I cannot help you or if the questions I ask you are never answered. If I refuse a map that has already been paid for, I will refund your moneys. I also have the right to revoke what is provided if it is misused. That just means don't edit what I gave you. If you have a problem with it, tell me. I save all PSD files. Note that for maps, this will not result in a refund, but it may result in copyright infringement charges. I take that stuff very seriously. Please don't post my work anywhere else on the web (unless using it for what it was meant for). Don't re-upload it or anything like that. I share a site with my mother especially designed for these images! Please give credit in your signature or post (it can be tiny) accordingly. I would prefer that this credit provides a link to the shop. Please use what I give you. I spend a lot of time on these, and I'd hate to see them put to waste. Please note that all work will be uploaded on a personal site for you. Enjoy the work!! XD **PLEASE NOTE: These are posted in no particular order, and some of them are up to seven years old. You can probably tell by the work done to them. Know as you look at these that I can probably give you better...and also know that at times, my work can be a little lagging. I'll probably warn you beforehand...>.>** Signature Sets (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Signature Sets (open) Signature Sets (close) Character Avatars (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Avatars (open) Character Avatars (close) RP Banners (Move your mouse to reveal the content) RP Banners (open) RP Banners (close) Iwaku Scrolling Banners (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Iwaku Scrolling Banners (open) Iwaku Scrolling Banners (close) In the off-chance that Iwaku is able to properly bring these back, here are some examples of the scrolling banners I've built before. Maps (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Maps (open) Maps (close) All Maps are of Partheus, my own world. I specialize in fantasy style, but I’m more than happy to experiment!! Form for Siggies, Avatars, and Banners ~ Username (That's you) Graphic Type (JPEG, PNG, or GIF? Siggie, Avatar, or RP Banner?) Size (Choose from the sizes provided below, OR give me a particular size you would like) Name on Piece (Is it your name? A Character's name? The title of an RP?) Personality (Give me the qualities/story you want your picture to show) Theme (Give me the setting and style you would like your piece to be in) Colors (What colors do you like? Which ones should I stay away from?) Pictures (Provide me with as many pictures as you can, and if you can't find many, give me the reign to search for them for you. *WARNING* You may or may not like what I provide) Model Name (If you have a particular actor/actress or model you’d like to use, provide the name here) Extra Text (want your piece to say something? Say it here! And spell correctly, for ze Mowkie copies and pastes!) Other (Anything I might have missed! Character Sheets should be posted here in a spoili!) Form for Maps ~ User Name Map Type (World, Continent, Island, or Local?) Size (If you don’t like the sizes provided, you may request a specific size in either inches or pixels) Name on Piece (What’s the name of the place?) Theme (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Futuristic, etc.) Specific Locations (This includes cities/towns, hidden spots, etc. – with each location name, give me the basic feel of where they are – North, South, East, West, etc.) Natural Formations (Mountains, Plains, Deserts, Rivers, Lakes…all that good stuff. Give names if they have them and a basic feel of them) Texture (This is what you’d like your map to appear on. Shall it be a piece of old paper, wood, metal, or something else, entirely?) Extra Text (Have a title that should below the name of the place? Put it here! Also, if you have a particular font in mind, please also put it here.) Other (If you already have a basic design, you can put that here to give me a much better feel for what I’m making.) The Map-Making Process ~ So, I plan to build maps in three stages. These stages shall be listed below. If this process does not work, I will edit accordingly, but this is my first attempt, so bear with me. The first stage will be a basic sketch with no actual land formations or shorelines as of yet. I will put various dots across the map to mark locations, which will have the names you have given me based on the generalized explanation provided. The more specific you are, the more accurate these should be. Rivers will be drawn out, a basic forest, mountain, and desert area(s) also given. This will be on a piece of graph paper, hand drawn, scanned onto the computer and then uploaded for you to see. This is where you start to give me pointers. IF I need to remake it, it will be redrawn, and this stage will be repeated as many times as needed. The second stage will be the most time-consuming. This stage will be my Photoshop application, taking a from-scratch file and rebuilding the landform using my land brushes. It will NOT be EXACTLY like the map that I hand drew, as I use premade brushes to build the outer edges of the shape. If you would like examples, I can show you the differences between my continents on paper and the finished product. From here, I will build the ecosystem locations by color and texture changes. I will also add the formations, such as mountains, rivers, etc. and towns/cities that have already been established. The third stage is the tweaking stage. This is the stage that you will be able to actually communicate with me as to where, EXACTLY, you want certain things. This is also the stage that I add the text, the background texture (if it’s not already added), the compass rose, and little extras to find later on. At the end of this stage, you will have a finished product, which I will upload for you. I will keep the files for necessary changes later on (if ever needed), which is a courtesy I keep for all my customers. XD Sizes (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Sizes (open) Sizes (close) Siggie Sizes--**NOTE** All profile pictures will automatically be 200x200 (Most Popular!) Character Avatar Sizes-- RP Banner Sizes-- Map Sizes -- World Map XL World/Continental Maps (Sizes in INCHES, not Pixels here...still width x length/height) Local Map Siggie/Avatar/Banner Request Form - Version to Copy (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Siggie/Avatar/Banner Request Form - Version to Copy (open) Siggie/Avatar/Banner Request Form - Version to Copy (close) Username: Graphic Type: Size: Name on Piece: Personality: Theme: Colors: Pictures: Model Name: Extra Text: Other: Map Request Form – Version to Copy (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Map Request Form – Version to Copy (open) Map Request Form – Version to Copy (close) User Name: Map Type: Size: Name on Piece: Theme: Specific Locations: Natural Formations: Texture: Extra Text: Other: I, as an amateur Graphic Designer, would like to personally thank all of the wonderful artists who are much, much better than me. Below is a list of the brushes I oftentimes use as well as the links to those who made them. ~Feathers~ mcbadshoes risingheart dark-dragon-stock dollieflesh-stock ~Birds & Feathers~ falln-brushes ~Map Symbols~ StarRaven Eragon2589 caltheychild ~Arcane Runes & Circles | Mist | Sparkles~ Obsidian Dawn ~Fonts~ dafont Credit also goes to the phenomenal artists whose work is chosen by the fine customers of this shop! I don't make the pictures. I just use them for something new. Also, a special thanks to my mum, without whom, I would not have Photoshop CS5 or the inspiration to be a graphic artist. She also makes her own brushes, which many times I have used, and some of the styles for the fonts I use.