Hey all! I don't usually write a lot of journals, but I've been thinking... I need to do something. I need to boost myself a bit, and I need to get out of my comfort zone! So, as such, I've decided that I'm going to potentially add a new commissionable piece; Ref Sheets!
Ref Sheets are important for characters of any fandom. They give other people a stable reference for drawing. Most of the time they're very official, with finalized colors and such. However, sometimes reference sheets can fall flat. Sometimes there's so much leftover space, sometimes there isn't enough back story or written information. Sometimes there's a bunch of unwanted stuff on a ref sheet and it's annoying! So I've decided that my ref sheets are going to be fully customizable. YOU get to pick what you want on there. You want lots of text? Go for it! Like those cool colors on your OC and just want a ton of drawings? Alright! I want everyone who gets a ref from me to be satisfied. However...
I have no practice.
Don't freak out.
I'm here to offer 3-- not 2, not 4-- FREE reference sheets. I can get some practice with placement and all that jazz, and you can get a free ref sheet for an OC!
OC must be finalized (I use the term loosely, I know no OC is ever truly done). I want you to get as much as possible out of the sheet, and if I do this sheet and A: I'm getting notes saying you've decided the eyes not green, but brown/the mane is now pink/your OC is a zebra now then it's going to be difficult to finish the art part. Just be content with the character's current design, please?
No alicorns. None. This is just a personal rule of mine. I may change my mind for one, if their story and design are really good. Speaking of...
STORY. Background info. Have some detail for your OC. Have a cutie mark story. Who were their parents? What was their childhood like? What are they doing with their life? Give me some meat to fill nooks and crannies with! Some fun facts! Half of a great OC is some background on them!
Please comment below with a link to your OC and a bit of backstory. (form for that below)
This is not 'first come, first serve.' This is putting the bid in for your OC. If I respond to your comment below this Journal, please note me what you'd like on your reference sheet (info on that below)
That's really all I have for rules. Now, getting down to the nitty-gritty:
The actual ref! As I said before, these sheets will be completely customizable. So, there will be several additional things you can place on your sheet.
The Base Sheet:
Full body reference of your OC in Front, 3/4 and Rear view
Blown up Cutie Mark
Three facial expressions
Short bio-- likes, dislikes, special talent, and place of residence
(These are the things that can be added to the ref sheet. Since these three sheets are free, add whatever you wish)
Elderly(or adult depending on the age of your character)
Grand Galloping Gala Dress/Suit
Nightmare Night Costume
Poison Joke Affect
Power Pony (please include powers and superhero name!)
Inverted (Form created by me)
EQG Rainbow Rocks R63/Genderbent
Extra Facial Expressions
Speed Trail (for pegasi/batponies)
Magic Color (for unicorns)
That seems to be it. I may or may not add more things as MLP continues to progress!
Like I said earlier, I'm giving 3 of these away! Please provide a link to your OC (which hopefully contains background information). If the link is only a piece of your character, then fill out this small blurb:Name of OC:
If this is interesting enough, you may have a shot! But I will want a lot of information!
EDIT: Only hours after creating this, I have an edit. There is no limit on how many characters you can submit! Just please, one OC per comment!
Good luck, everyone!