I'm Naira. I'm a 29 year old woman from Australia.
I currently use Photoshop CC and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD.
I'm known for liking goats and peanut butter.
My fursona is a wolf with a lil' goat tail.
I sold my fursuit so if you see it around, it's being worn by my dear friend Sian.
PLEASE READ MY FULL TERMS OF SERVICE.
BY PAYING ME, YOU ACCEPT THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Here are some main guidelines to follow when commissioning me:
- YOU MUST BE 15+ TO COMMISSION A G RATED IMAGE
- YOU MUST BE 18+ TO COMMISSION ANYTHING MATURE IN NATURE.
I WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING EXPLICITE ADULT WORK. NO GENITALS OR PORN. NIPPLES/ARTISTIC NUDE ONLY.
- YOU MUST PAY UP FRONT
LOOSE PAINTING AND BOTANICAL COMMISSIONS MUST BE PAID 100% UP FRONT. I am willing to negotiate a payment plan for commissions over $130, but an initial deposit of $130 MUST be paid up front.* Please ask.
I also only work for as many hours as I have approximately been paid for.
The commission will not be completed until full payment is made.
- I accept Paypal Invoice ONLY (If you don't have Paypal that's ok, I just need your email address and you can pay by credit or debit card through my paypal request. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE.)
- CURRENCY IS CURRENTLY USD! You can use this handy converter HERE.
YOU MUST GIVE VERY GOOD DESCRIPTIONS AND REFERENCE IMAGES.
I need these to be able to do your commission to my best abilities and produce exactly what you want so that you will be a satisfied customer. If you have left out important information, I will be sure to ask you for it.
* If you can not afford the deposit of $126 AUD up front, I am happy to accept smaller payments. HOWEVER I would not begin your commission until the first $126AUD deposit has been made.
These Terms of Service are relevant to NONCOMMERCIAL projects only and are subject to revising, editing, and additions without notice. These policies are based from some parts of the most recent edition of the "Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines" book, which have been referred to me by another artist.
1) Displayed base prices are subject to change according to the complexity, difficulty, size and medium of each individual piece.
2) Clear and concise visual references and/or description of characters must be provided by the Client. After which a preliminary quote will be provided by the Artist.
3) Payments for sketches, sumi-e and commissions 3HRS and under must be made up front in full before preliminary work begins. Payment plans are available for commissions above $126. The Client must pay a full up front deposit of $126 for commissions over $126. The client is allowed to pay off the $126 deposit in smaller deposits first and then negotiate a payment plan from then on.The Artist will only do the amount of work that has been paid for and the commission will NOT be completed until full payment is made.
4) If the artwork is finished before final payments are made, the Client will not receive the original paint/drawing or un-watermarked digital image of the commission until final payments are made.
5) Clients will have the opportunity to direct alterations of their commissions in the sketch and rough colour stages of the "SPECIFIC" option. No more than three full sketch revisions (or equal in terms of small alterations) will be made unless the Client wishes to pay for extra sketch revisions (at $42 per full sketch). Extra fixes as per the Artists mistake will be fixed on completion.
6) Critique and corrections for "SPECIFIC" commissions are welcome to ensure the best result. Commissions under said price are considered as small works, and thus time revising sketches is NOT factored into the price. Any mistakes made by the artist on any commission will be corrected free of charge.
7) The Artist reserves the right to reject critique pertaining to artistic skill or style preference (i.e. anatomy, coloring style, etc.) if said critique reduces the artistic quality of the piece.
8) If the Client wishes to cancel their commission during the sketch stage they will be refunded 80% of what they paid.
9) If the Client wishes to cancel their commission during or after the coloring stage they will NOT be issued a refund.
10) The Artist reserves the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission due to poor communication, rude or inappropriate behavior, inability to communicate in effective English OR if the artist chooses to due to certain circumstances such as injury, sickness or other grievances.
11) The Artist ensures the Client will receive email/private message updates on commissions when necessary. Clients are encouraged to check in when they feel it's necessary for updates, assurance or reminders. Public updates will also be made via the Artists queue page on NairasIllustrations.com.
12) The Artist will not handle depiction of illegal activities, offensive sexually explicit (x-rated) materials and hateful images. Explicite, fetish, artistic nudity, violence, gore, and humorously offensive work will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Artist reserves the right to reject any commission for any reason.
13) The Artist retains the right to display all commissioned work on any website, gallery, or journal. If the commissioned work is a time-sensitive gift the Artist may delay public showcase at the request of the Client.
14) The Artist retains ALL the rights to the commissioned artwork, including the right to make prints and merchandise. Rights can be negotiated for an added fee. The Artist agrees to ask before selling and be considerate to the Clients wishes.
15) The Client may NOT make prints of the artwork for resale, or profit from the artwork beyond the resale of a physical original painting or drawing (traditional media, not digital). The Client may resize or crop the artwork to create icons, wallpapers, or other graphics to be used in non-commercial digital format, but the Client cannot alter the artwork itself. The Client may also upload the watermarked version provided by the Artist of the artwork to their personal website or gallery, but credit is required, and it must not be any high resolution or unwatermarked version of the artwork. The Client may make prints for personal use. Written and signed Permission is required by rhe Artist if the Client wishes to print onto anything other than paper or canvas, such as t-shirts, phone cases or other such items.
16) The Artist may recycle sketches and preparatory works that were rejected by the Commissioner for other commissions or personal works.
17) The Artist will mail a digital print of the commission upon request of the Commissioner, but the Artist is not required to do this if the Commissioner does not request it. If the Commissioner does not request and pay for registered post, there will be no refund given if the print is lost or damaged. It is not the Artists responsibility to ensure it gets there safely.
18) The Client must be of legal age to commission the Artist. For G rated images the Client must be at least 15 years of age. For any image mature in nature, for example artistic nudity or violence, the Client must be at least 18 years of age.
19) The Client must read, understand and agree to all the above terms before entering into an agreement with the Artist. By sending the commission form and payment, the Client agrees to the above terms.
How long will it take for you to complete my commission?
Recently I have begun my journey as a professional illustrator, and have been getting more professional work for companies. These jobs have deadlines, which take priority over private commissions (such as yours!). At this stage I will try not to overload myself with furry commissions inbetween professional jobs, but please be aware that new jobs can happen quite suddenly with a dealine for next week and there may be times where I need to put your work on hold for some time to meet these deadlines. Your patience is extremely appreciated :)
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
Definitely through the contact form on this website or email
I get notifications on my phone when I receive an email, so even if my phone is on silent or not near me, I will still see the notification next time I look at my phone.
What do you use to draw with?
Currently for digital art either a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or Wacom Cintiq 13HD with Photoshop CC. For traditional, sometimes all acrylics, sometimes watercolour and coloured pencils, and sometimes just coloured pencils.
Are there any good cheap or free digital painting programs you'd recommend?
I highly recommend Paint Tool SAI, which has a free 31 day trial period and you can then purchase the license for approximately $69 USD (which is very cheap for a good quality digital painting program).
Or for FREE you can download Krita! It's a pretty awesome painting program and two of my fantastic local artist friends use it.
What are the things you WON'T draw?
There isn't much. I will however no longer be accepting graphic adult porn/nudity and most fetishes.
How long have you been drawing for?
What was your original inspiration for drawing?
Honestly, as long as I can remember. I don't really remember the original inspiration as I can't even remember starting, but around the age of 5-6 I was obsessed with drawing Bambi and other Disney animals, I loved illustrations in books and I loved my dads tattoo magazines! I'd sit for hours copying drawings I liked. I also began a lot of fanart from the videogames I liked such as Spyro the Dragon and Final Fantasy games.
How do you do fur? Have any art advice?
What tutorial/tutorialist has helped you out the most?
It's so hard to put into words and I DO intend to make some sort of video tutorial someday. But basically I fully paint the character to being almost complete, and then slowly with a lot of small lines, draw the fur by hand. I use finer fur in highlight areas as well.
All of my favourite tutorials and my advice on how to improve your art can be found below.
What first drew you to anthro art, as opposed to other styles?
I've always loved drawing animals and anthros (werewolves, yeaaah!) from cartoons and videogames since I was a child, so there's a start. I did go through a crazy anime phase for most of my teens and didn't fully discover anthro until 2009. My housemate joined a local DnD/Roleplaying club and he'd drawn an anthro or two, and a new friend he met there said he should join FA. Suddenly he starts drawing all these cool animal girls and I was like "maaaan I wanna draw that stuff! What's the website?" I never really got any feedback on DA with my crappy anime, but I started getting some nice comments and constructive criticism on FA! So that encouraged me a lot, and I also discovered that I'd always been inspired by some anthro artists who I didn't know I did! I just liked looking up werewolf pics on google image search when I was a teenager but didn't know the artists, and I found them again on FA!
What art piece would you love to see face-to-face the most?
Anything H.R. Giger! R.I.P :(
Why style of work is your favourite?
Realistic and semi-realistic. I love stuff with a lot of detail :)
Who's your favourite living artist?
I have SO MANY artists who inspire me, so here's just a list:
Who's your favourite "local to you" artist?
Would definitely have to be Zarathus, who is more like a neighbour in NZ :D
Have you ever been to art school?
Yes, I did 1 year of a Diploma of Illustration.
What do you enjoy drawing? What don't you enjoy drawing?
I love drawing the female figure, wild canines, tribal theme, ancient civilization themes, high/generic fantasy, gothic/medieval themes and outdoor settings. I don't enjoy anything modern/current, not modern buildings or clothings...I just find it mostly boring unless it's modern gothic or styled to have an older or futuristic style to it. I love drawing scifi, but I also tend to hate drawing technology hanaha. Such an odd combo.
I HATE DRAWING GUNS!!!
Would you ever want to consider doing animations?
NOOOOOOOPE not unless they're very small simple animations.