List of FAQ Contents:
2. Making a Request...
Will you do a specific scene for me?
If I'm open for requests, you can ask for one, and I'd be happy to make it! Scroll down to "MAKING A REQUEST..." to see details.
How will I know if you're open for requests?
Just check my profile page, if I have green or yellow icons about requests/trades, then I'm open!
I have a comic idea! Will you do it?
I don't do request comics anymore. It's just a personal thing. It's hard to bring to life someone else's type of humor. (It's like asking someone to draw in an art style that isn't their own.)
Can you render a picture of <Insert Character Name> for me?
Check my reference folder: [link]
Why don't you do more comics about <Insert Character Name>?
I do comics about people I can make jokes about. Sometimes, some of the characters just don't lend themselves to my style of humor as well. I try my very best to include as many of the characters as possible, so please don't feel left out if I forget RandomNPC08372 who you swear is your headcanon love interest and have dedicated several fan fictions to. It wasn't intentional.
Can I use your art for a project I'm doing?
Yes, you can use absolutely any of my Mass Effect art for any thing you want with only one exception:
You may NOT use my art in any form of protest or anger against BioWare (including RetakeME and similar groups).
You aren't required to credit me or ask for permission; I only require that you credit BioWare.
2. MAKING A REQUEST...
Here's what you need to know for making a request...
What information do you need from me, the requester?
Send me a note with the following information:
- Which character(s). (*If one of them is a custom character, see next question.)
- Which outfit(s)/armor for each character.
- The scenario.
Note 1: Yes, I do non-canon pairings. (Keep in mind that even though I'm known for being crass, I do keep my serious stuff pretty classy.)
Note 2: If your request starts with, "The whole crew doing..." I will frown. Try to limit the number of characters, if you could, please.
Can you do custom Shepards?
Technically no. I just use the default Shepard head.
However, I can customize the following:
- Skin Color.
- Eye Color.
- Hair Style.
- Hair Color.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. 0 dollars. 0 yen. 0 credits. 0 points. 0 souls of children.
If you'd really like to do something in return, we can do an art trade. (I also accept writing as art trades.) As for what? I dunno, you can draw your favorite panel from a comic of mine, or write a short story about my Shepard doing something, well, you know...ridiculous, or craft 10 Haikus dedicated to the appreciation of alien butts. Anything.
However, don't feel obligated. I'm just a sucker who gets pleasure from doing nice things for no particular reason.
Is there anything else I should know?
1. Just keep in mind I'm using assets from the game. There are some things I just can't do if I don't have the assets for it. If you're not really sure what's possible or not, visit my requests folder or just look at other stuff I've done. NOTE: I don't have Omega or the Citadel DLC on my computer, so I don't have any of those assets.
2. I don't do comics as requests. Sorry. It takes a lot of time, and it's hard for my brain. Single panels only, would you kindly.
3. Give me as many screenshots/reference materials as you can! It helps me! Also, I just like looking at stuff. My eyes...are like...yeah, gimme dat.
How do you do what you do?
The short story is that I pull out the models from the game's files for the PC version using Gildor's program UModel, then I import them into 3ds Max with a script called ActorXImporter. Then, I use the rigging already in place to pose, then render them with loving care, and throw in some Photoshop for flavoring. Delicious.
Can I do it too?
Totally. I made tutorials if you want to try it yourself: [link]
Can you just send me the models?
No. They're not my property, so I cannot distribute them. Also, if you have the game, you have the assets anyway. They just need to be put together. (If you want a custom prop that I modeled, that's fine, just let me know.)
What about a custom Shepard?
There is now a way to get custom Shepards imported if you have PC saves. The process is detailed here: [link]
I don't know anything about this process other than the fact that it exists, so don't ask me any questions about it. I won't be able to answer anything.
(NOTE: I cannot make use of this process as Mass Effect does not run on my computer. Therefore, cannot create the saves.)
Wait, what about YOUR Shepard?
The Shepard from my (older) comics actually uses Ashley's head.
(The Shepard from my newer comics uses the new Shepard head.)
Where do you get your ideas?
From the cloaca of a winged Salarian mermaid.
Really though...I'm just always thinking about random situations. Sometimes those situations are funny enough for me to write down.
How do you do those faces you do all the time?
For example, :iconimhappyplz: produces...
(You can write :iconAnythingYouWant: without actually making the icon if you stick an open and close bold HTML tag in the middle of it.)
Where do you get so many faces?
#Moar-PLZ-Accounts and ~Iconstore.
Are you on Twitter?
Yep. @AliciaYeargin is my Twitter handle or whatever. I try to make announcements there as well as here.
Are you on Tumblr?
Also, yep. It's here: [link]
Sometimes I post art there that I don't post on dA.
What does the B. stand for in your signature?
Answer is here in one of my comics: [link]