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Art Challenge: My Room by Rice-Lily
Art Challenge: My Room
30 day background challenge #1: My Room

I admit, I don't draw backgrounds as much as I should be. So this challenge is perfect motivation to get some practice in. I really suck at these 30 day challenge things but it's worth a shot. 

Update: 05/16/15 11:02am PST
I'm putting all commissions on hiatus as of today. I need to catch on the ones I already have on order and other obligations that need my attention. Keep an eye out when I open shop again. Thank you!

Hiatus Sign 
Update: 04/13/15 5:34pm PST

Please note

Gemsona Commissions are for fully developed Gemsona characters only! If you haven’t come up with a weapon design yet, it’s totally optional.

However, if you want me to [help] come up with the character design of your gemsona, please refer to my main commission journal. We’ll discuss more details via email.


Good News fellow Gemsonas and Steven Universe fans,

I'm opening up for Gemsona Commissions. If you'd like to have your Gemsonas drawn by me, now is the time to do it! :3

Send requests by Email:
with the heading "Gemsona Commission" 
Please send complete references of your gemsona as an attachment or link in your email. Also, indicate: "Full body" or "Half body"

Send form of Payment(s) to via:

Paypal Stamp 2013 by Roderic-Rodriguez

Hope to hear from you soon!
  • Mood: Stuck

Commission Status: CLOSED Hiatus Sign 

Contact Me at: or Note me :note:

Terms of Use
All commissions are for Personal enjoyment. They are not to be replicated, altered or used for any commercial purposes without written consent from the original artist.

 All produced artwork are copyright by me. Original Characters/Concepts belong to their respected owners/creators. 

I will draw...
  • Original Characters
  • Fanart/Fandom (Manga included)
  • Boys' Love/ Girls' Love [non-explicit and explicit]
  • Some Animals (rabbits, cats [family], dogs[family], horses, birds, dinosaurs!)
  • Machinery (Cars, especially. Mecha, Cyborg, Armor etc)
  • Men
  • Women
  • Children
If you're not sure, please email me

I will attempt to draw...
  • Anthro
  • Elderly (age range 60-90)
I will NOT ever draw...
  • Fanart/Fandom
    • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    • Motorcity- "Jukebox" (JuliexMike pairing)
    • Motoricty- "Cluck" (ChuckxClaire pairing)
    • Homestuck
  • Snakes I have an extreme phobia.
  • Discriminatory/Offensive material of any kind

Portrait Types
  • Chest-Up 
    • Black and White= $10 USD per character
    • Color= $15 USD per character
  • Waist-Up
    • Black and White= $15 USD per character
    • Color= $20 USD per character
  • Full Figure/Scene
    • Black and White= $25 USD per character
    • Color= $35 USD per character

  • Backgrounds
    • Simple= $5 USD per image
    • Detailed= $10 USD per image
Simple Background     Detailed Background

Manga Pages
  • Page Rate= $40 USD
  • Cover Art= Please refer to "Portraits Types" 
Cover Art examples

*One-shots Stories are typically between, but not limited to: 4-8 pages maximum. If your story exceeds the maximum, don't worry about it. The Page Rate Does Not Change.

      You must prepare a COMPLETED (Fully rendered and Colored) Reference Sheets of all characters with your Scripted/Story. (They can be in Story format or bullet point, just make sure that they are chronologically clear [Beginning, Middle, and End]. If you are struggling to keep your story within 4-8 pages, I'm more than happy to help you work it out. No worries.)

:star::new::star: Animation Commissions :star::new::star:

    Recently, I've gotten a request for doing small animations. So I'm making them available in my commission listings. Please provide references of what kind of animation you are looking for, as well as character references.

Little Icon Heads= $40 USD
Animated Gif: Ramune Edelwiss by Rice-Lily Animated Gif: Hino kit by Rice-Lily

Turn-Around Time (a.k.a How long will it take?) :star:Updated

For Illustration Commissions:
  • Unless there is a given deadline, I try to complete within 3-4 weeks maximum. For any reason, there should be any delay or a needed extension; I will contact you immediately.
  • Last-Minute Request Fee is an additional $50 USD on top of the Commission's Total Amount. 

For Animation Commissions: :star::new::star:
  • Each Animation project will vary and strictly a work-by-the-hour basis. There is no set Turn-Around Time for Animation Commissions. However, I intend to work as quickly as possible for simple gif animations.

Payment and Procedures

Paypal Stamp 2013 by Roderic-Rodriguez
  • Once we confirmed the total amount:
    • For larger payments: I prefer half of the payment up front and the other half after completing your commission.
    • For smaller payments ($50 below): send your payment upfront. 
  • I will include Paypal fees in the final payment amount.
  • For any reason you need to cancel your request before I start any sketches, you will be fully refunded.
I Reserve the Right to:
  • Refuse service to anyone.
  • During the sketch process, feel free to edit as needed. If you are still not pleased with the end product (hopefully, this won't be the case.) I will refund half of the first payment as compensation for labor.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to note me or email me at

Steven Universe: Invader by Rice-Lily
Steven Universe: Invader
Update: 05/13/15
I just want everyone to be aware that I've given VictoryDelxue permission to sell this print on his shop. I am compensated for every purchase made from this print. No need to be alarmed. Thank you all who are vigilant in keeping a look out for art thieves. 

I appreciate it very much!

Update: 04/05/15 Happy Easter!
I'm taking commissions on Gemsonas!
"You can’t hide the truth from Steven forever, you know?"
"We can try."

It's been a while since I've done some Steven Universe fanart. I hope to do more soon before school starts up again [and for the last time]

It's my headcanon that Peridot (canon) is a scout for an "Alpha" Gem, she warps from place to place, throughout the cosmos and conquering new territory for the "Alpha" Gem. So, Perry (also Peridot) and Blu try to fend off Peridot from destroying/conquering their home planet.

Steven Universe: Believe in Steven by Rice-Lily
Steven Universe: Believe in Steven
Update: 05/13/15
I just want everyone to be aware that I've given VictoryDelxue permission to sell this print on his shop. I am compensated for every purchase made from this print. No need to be alarmed. Thank you all who are vigilant in keeping a look out for art thieves. 

I appreciate it very much!

Update: 04/05/15 Happy Easter!
I'm taking commissions on Gemsonas!
Update: 01/08/2015

I'm very well aware of that there is a canon Peridot design from today's Episode of Steven Universe. Please note, I am not obligated in any way to change my original design for my character.

There are numerous Peridots, Topaz, Lapis Lazuli in the SU community and in the real world. Sorry to break it to ya, but there can be more than one.
Group pic time! I started this two days ago and it turned out pretty awesome. This is my first time drawing the main cast and Steven is just so much fun to draw. I also included my Original Characters too. Thought that'd be fun.


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Melodie Lapot
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Interested in Commissions? Email me at

Got tagged by Hanatagami 

1. You must post these rules
2. Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves
3. Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for 10 you tag
4. Choose 10 people and put their icons in YOUR journal
5. Go to their page and inform them that they have been tagged by you
6. Not something like "You are tagged if you read that"
7. You have to legitimately tag 10 people
8. No tag-backs
9. You can't say that you don't do tags
10. You MUST make a journal entry

    MY 10 FACTS:
1. I'm bisexual, at least I think I am. I'm more bi-curious.
2. I was born in America but I grew up overseas (Japan) in a early part of my life.
3. I just recently studied abroad in Japan for a year.
4. Initially, I wanted to be a novelist/writer. Not an artist.
5. Spelling/Grammar Nazi
6. If I weren't an artist, I'd be an Astronomer.
7. Used to be an Interior Design major.
8: Jeff Goldblum was my first celebrity crush. I was 7 at the time.
9. I make felt figurines.
10. I'm indifferent to peanuts, cashews, and pistachios. (I can't eat them.)

1. Do you have a bf/gf?
2. Who's your favorite hetalia character?
3. How many fanfictions do you read in a day? (If you don't, just say so.)
There hasn't been any new, well-written Motorcity fanfics, lately. If there were, 1-10. Depending on length, quality and pairing.
4. Favorite person who makes vines?
Don't really follow people on Vine. But when I see them on my dash, the worthy ones go on my junk blog
5. How many people do you hate?
Hate is such a broad, vague word.
Absolute animosity? 2-3
Disdain? 2-4

6. Love to eat?
all Asian girls are foodies.
7. Favorite food/drink/dessert?
Korean Chicken/ Melon Soda/ all desserts that won't kill me.
8. Got a crush~? ;D
9. Are you pervy?
Try to find my porn blog.
10. Your OTP?
MikexChuck (Muck)/ TexasxJulie (Texie)/ SupermanxBatman (SupesBats)/ SasukexNaruto (Sasunaru)

My questions for you:
1. What would your second career choice be?
2. Have you lived outside of your current city?
3. Most annoying question?
4. Where have all the cowboys gone?
5. What's your guilty pleasure?
6. Do you know what AOL stands for?
7. What countries have you traveled to?
8. Have you ever put on a puppet show?
9. Are you still close with your childhood bff?
10. How many people on your facebook are currently prego or had just given birth?

Tag: Kururu-Hama-Chan Kururu-Pon hino-kit Rincs raya nekonekoyama r3nisa lemannink LittleBunnyQueen WraTH017
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Hanatagami Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Hey I tagged you here:…   Please tell me when you've done so cause I wanna see!
Iyzeekiil Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's Criminal. CRIMINAL That this page doesn't have more views and attention, your art is incredibly vivid and indescribably emotive. Mixing together for a brilliant art style. 
Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
:iconohyoublushplz:  b'awww that's so sweet of you! I've still got a long way to go but I'm happy that you enjoy my work. Feel free to bring other people by to check it out! =3=
Xenvern Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You have the best Steven Universe fan art. I'm both at awe and jealous. 
Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
b'aww thanks! ^^;;
RGB-Oier-Mania Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Greetings! Great gallery!
Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you! thanks for stopping by
zwartekraai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Ive come up with a reasonable fantheory that should blow any haters of your Peridot (love her by the way) strait out of the water. You see it's never been conformed or denied that all gems have a differed stone  we only assume this since their named after their stones.
But since their is supposed to be an entire planet of them its seems much more likely that there are multiple gems with the same stone.
Its also possible that there for example is an Opel who is not a fusion of two different gems and that there is and Amethyst who is. 

Anyway those are just my ramblings keep up the good work.
Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
aww, thats so sweet of you! and yes, that's a pretty reasonable hypothesis. The universe is a vast place with innumerable possibilities, I like the fact that the show is slowly feeding us information about the Gems and their history, as well as the people of Beach City. 
zwartekraai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
what topic would you like to see the show expand upon more in season 2?
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