As of right now i will be pricing the buttons (2 1/4")(58mm) at $2.50 USD a piece, this is not inclusive of the shipping cost.
I will be more up to date with the details on this through my website at www.mint-tart.com from the blog there, as well as my tumblr.
A giveaway event is coming soon due to the new option available in my custom commissions. That's right! Dakimakura pillow cases will now be available in my commissions, as well as a new add-on option of button badges for some commissions. This giveaway event is open to all persons that are 18 years of age or older due to the FREE dakimakura that's being given away is nude.
GIVEAWAY EVENT DETAILS
Event Starts on Jan. 1st, 2016 and ends on Jan. 31st, 2016.
All you have to do is share the event through various of social media sites from this page: gleam.io/BMaUK/zerojigoku-daki…
Each option will give you 1 point into the draw, while referring friends will gain you 2 points.
All point options are available for daily points, so each day you share the more points you get, the more likely you will win.
There is only ONE WINNER!
The winner will receive 1 dakimakura pillow case, and 2 button badge designs. One button badge will be a “I came in like a pokeball” pikachu parody meme that went viral from my deviantart page in 2014. The second design will be random artwork from ZeroJigoku's portfolio.
About The Prizes
The dakimakura pillow case is a silky smooth case that's made from 100% polyester. This case is only one-sided and features a nude Au'Ra (dragon-like) anime girl.
Both button badges are metal and hand pressed. They are roughly 2” button sizes.
NEW INFO FOR CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
NEW DAKIMAKURA COMMISSION OPTION
Alongside of Chibi | Bust | Half Body | Full Body| print commissions will be Custom Dakimakura commissions. This option allows a person to have ZeroJigoku draw and design a one of a kind Dakimakura pillow case. Included in the price for this commission the customer will receive the design printed on a dakimakura pillow case and mailed to the mailing address they had provided. The mailing process of this option will take longer than the normal print commissions due to the cases are being printed by a third-party. However using a third-party for printing, ZeroJigoku will receive the cases and check them personally before mailing to the customer to ensure that quality is good.
NEW COMMISSION ADD-ON OPTION
As of now ZeroJigoku offers several add-on options such as lamination, color matte mounted, and hand-signed. Now there will be an option to have your custom commission printed onto a hand-pressed metal button badge. The button option is only available for Chibi | Bust | Half Body commissions, keep in mind that some cropping will happen. Even though some cropping will occur, the digital design of the button will be emailed to the customer before the print and making of the button. Changes of the cropping and such can be requested by the customer.
The buttons will be mailed along with the art print of the commission, the button will be in its own bubbled wrapped envelope inside the package with the art print. This helps to prevent the button from opening during transit and possibly damaging the art print.
This event is taking place off of my other social media accounts, and is open to 18+ persons.
P.S. its my first time holding any sort of event like this, and hope to do more in the future.
Ty for the personal wishes:
Christmas was great this year, finally got to come back to the states and have my family meet my son, as both my grandpas were in and out of the hospital. Sadly we werent able to come back in time for one of my grandpas to meet my son. Its been a really great visit overall, and I had received a button badge making machine for christmas as everyone pitched in to buy one. On that note, once I get back to singapore I will be working out button designs, as well as pricing for them so I can sell them off my website along with leftover acrylic charms from the Conventions last year.
I've been quiet busy with school projects, as well as working on developing my own style through several sketches to improve myself at drawing full body characters. Pretty much just a lot of side studying outside of school work.
Lately been working alongside with my eldest sister to try and get stuff ready so we can sell stuff online, I will be selling art prints/ acrylic charms and such. What you typically will see me selling at Cons when i do attend. But for now Cons are being put on hold until I can get a button machine, and get a decent acrylic charm manufacturer that is in SEA. Problem I am running into is just the whole translation from english to chinese and visa versa to find a good manufacturer in this region >w<;!
Hopefully sumtime soon I will be able to upload all the tons of sketches I have been working on developing during my studies
and yes I had a good bday, went to the aquarium here in SG found out that I bought the wrong tickets cuz they opened up a new one that I wasnt aware of. Still was wayyyy better then the one I had went to a few years back w@ Sadly my son fell asleep halfway through :< still was a great time thou.
Once my hubby decides to stop putting off the time my son is supposed to start school Ill start being more active again. Once hes off to school ill start up doing live stream on a daily bases for commission/doodle time, as well as Ill be able to do more NSFW pieces since I wont have a two year old looking at my screen every few mins.
So let’s talk Naka-Kon 2015 convention that will be held in Kansas City. This is a convention that I had went to during my high school years; it was my very FIRST convention I had ever attended. I had attended each year it was started since 2004 when it was held at KU Campus. Sadly I had stopped attending after leaving for college, and soon moving to Singapore.
I remember attending that first year, barely anyone was there but the one thing I remember was being in awe of those artist that were doing booths. I remember thinking how brave they were for having so much confidence to do that and even draw in front of crowds of people. The one thing that has stuck with me since then was that I wanted to do that someday. 11 years later and here I am trying to get a booth at Naka-Kon convention. I did get an email response back from them, but I am still waiting on the final response as to if I am accepted to have a booth in artist alley. Out of all the conventions that I could possible get a booth at here in Southeast Asia, I would give them all up just to attend and booth at Naka-Kon.
Anytime this month I can hear a response back from them, as soon as I do I will be updating here so that if anyone is in the USA and is able to attend then they could drop buy. I will be selling acrylic charms, some new designs I am working on along with Bookmarks, stickers and more. I am keeping my hopes up to hear a final yes from them!
Has anyone with a tablet ever had this issue before??
I just wanted to let everyone know that over at my redbubble shop; we now have duvet bed covers available! I am still in the process of fixing all my designs to fit on the covers, some are already done as of now. The duvet covers come in twin, queen, and king sizes; also if you did not know their are matching pillows/pillow cases that you can purchase as well.
*Has a big fear of dentist/doctors* >
Anyways..to deal with the pain I have been guzzling mouthwash religiously throughout the day, and popping pills when its too bad.
Currently I am installing windows on it, so hopefully this goes good, no funky errors and I am able to start drawing my heart out again, I do have a typography and digital imagine manipulating courses this semester so I might decide to post up works from those classes as well. I am really backed up on commissions so I will be posting up some of the commissions as well.
In the meantime, I am almost caught up with school work *phew* -w-; but I got a buttload of actual work for my hubbys company to do. Mainly doing logo and web design for his clients. @@; dunno if I will bother to post up that work here since I generally do not like this type of work lol. D: Iunno maybe if I am bored enough I will post just to show =w= we will see..
Anyways I have alot of catching up to do, soon I will have a new GPU for my desktop so I can start drawing digital work again. I no longer have a scanner (whole printer busted the day before the convention *gaaaay*) so even my traditional work at most I can just submit crap phone photos of them lol.
Anywho, the convention went pretty well since I was working alone up till the last 3 hours of each day when my hubby would come help so I could take a break. Thou I did get extremely dehydrated the first day, not to the point I was in the hospital but enough to make me terribly sick the 2nd day. I still stuck with it thou! Did the whole convention day even thou I probably looked like crap from feeling so sick. After the convention was over thou I started getting really sick, ended up running a high fever the next day that lasted for two days. Fever finally broke today, but I ended up with low blood pressure and my hubby rushed me to the doctor after I had almost fainted while making dinner for our son. Doctor pretty much prescribed me to intake alot of sugar to fix my blood pressure as well as tons of water and juice, or other sort of sugar drinks.
Besides all of that, I do feel I am better equipped with the knowledge and experience to improve in my own artwork and setup for artist alley at conventions. I am hoping I can attend more, as I had did a really great job this first time and hope I can improve the next.
FAM'2014 (funan anime matsuri) I will be there on June 14th - 15th with my own booth(#15) I have tons of stuff up for sale. I will most likely be doing live chibi commissions on the spot as well. come check stuff out or just say hi.
btw thats not even all of the products in those photos, I still have tons more :3
Could you please vote for it in the Steins;Gate art competition thats going on over at OtakuMode.com
Vote here---> otakumode.com/photo/4309293816…
Thanks so much guys! Hit the "SUKI!" to vote im trying to win the tshirt :>
So I am in the middle of prepping myself for upcoming FAM con and I have been doing 20 minute sketches, trying to get it to the point where I can ink+color them all in 20 minutes or less so that I am able to take in postcard sized commissions at the convention with no problem with time. So be prepared to see some uploads of a bunch of new sketches.
Feel free to suggest characters to be drawn, I am doing fanart since this is prepping for convention stuff.
Other good news, I was given a 10k grant for my school, but I had to enlist as a full time student instead of my current part time student status x.o Which ultimately means that I will not have any time to draw outside of homework time ;A; unless I were to skip a few nights of sleep during the week so I can draw new artwork for convention products etc. I have 3 more weeks left of this semester before I start as a full time student.
I did see tons of button badges, like almost every artist had those available D; which is sumthin I cannot invest in yet, have to wait about a month or two before I earn enough money from redbubble sales in order to try and get a machine. I was glad to see laminated badges, I was so unsure if those were even popular in this region, I knew of course they are in the USA. So I will be working on designing a few of these with chibi artwork.
I was a bit shocked seeing no one really doing any acrylic charms, I am assuming its becuz theres no one in this region even offering in acrylic charm printing/laser cutting services. The one I ended up going through for my own charms was all the way in the UK and yeah it was kinda expensive, but hopefully worth the investment.
It was really inspiring seeing all the different artist, and their work; and really intimidating for sure. Lol I feel like such a noob to some of those pros D: but I just gotta keep working my ass off to improve myself, and hopefully I will reach their standards.
I also think I might be able to do well selling customized hats? Anime/game related of course, I would have to order fleece for such stuff thou so its something I will be thinking about becuz that would be a big investment.