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Commission Status: 3 SLOTS OPEN!

Contact Me at: MelodieLapot@gmail.com 

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.

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

I will draw...
  • Original Characters *Encouraged! pink heart pink heart 
  • 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)
If you're not sure, please email me

I REFUSE to draw...
  • Snakes I have an extreme phobia.
  • Discriminatory/Offensive material of any kind
MUST HAVE:
  • Include your DA Username in your email so I can identify you and contact you when needed.
  • Any past or present references of your character(s), if you want me to modify certain details, please include photo references as well. Short bios are helpful (250 words max).

SMALL ILLUSTRATIONS: New *
  • Close Up (Chest Up):
    •  $20 (b/w) per character in illustration
    •  $30 (color) " "

  • Medium Shot (Waist Up):
    • $40 (b/w) per character in illustration
    • $50 (Color) " "
Backgrounds:
  • Simple Backgrounds + $10
  • Complex Backgrounds + $20

Close up (Chest Up)  Medium Shot (Waist Up)

FULL ILLUSTRATIONS  New *
  • Full Shot (Full Figure)   $75 (b/w) | $90 (colored) per character in illustration
    • Backgrounds:
      • Simple +$10
        Complex +$20

  • Common Requests: Character SheetsNew *
    • Type A: Full Turnaround   $200 (b/w) | $250 (colored) per character (subject matter)
      • 3/4 front, profile, 3/4 rear, back
        w/ color swatches
    • Type B: Half Turnaround  $150 (b/w) | $200 (colored) per character " "
      • 3/4 front + 3/4 rear + 2 headshots (profile + 3/4)
        w/color swatches
    • Type C: 3-turn Turnaround  $175 (b/w) | $ 225 (colored) per character " "
      • 3/4 front, profile, 3/4 rear
        w/color swatches
  • Concept Art: $200 (b/w) | $250 (colored) per page New *

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

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 AND publicly announce it on my Status Update.
  • Last-Minute Request Fee is an additional $50 USD on top of the Commission's Total Amount. 

Payment and Procedures 

  (MelodieLapot@gmail.com)
  • Once we confirmed the total amount:
    • Send total payment upfront. 
      • Can I pay 1/2 now and 1/2 later?
        Due to the paypal fee rates, I don't recommend this method because the fees do not add up to the same amount if you would have paid in full in one transaction.

        Example: Say you bought a $100 commission.
        $100 (paid in full)= You pay: $103.30 (w/ paypal fees).
        If you pay 1/2: $50; you pay: $51.80 (w/ paypal fees).
        51.80 + 51.80 = $103.60 in total as opposed to $103.30 if you paid in full.

        I do not want my clients to pay more than they ordered and I do not want to charge more than I need to but if you insist on paying 1/2 now, 1/2 later, I will comply.

    • I will include Paypal fees in the final payment amount. (Feel free to use the Paypal Fee Calculator to determine your total payment.)

    • Check the box "No Shipping Required" before sending your payment.

  • For any reason you need to cancel your request before any sketches process, 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 cancel a commission half way through the process, I will refund half of the total payment as compensation for labor.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to note me or email me at MelodieLapot@gmail.com




  • Watching: Craig of the Creek
  • Playing: Ikemen Sengoku, Monster Hunter World,
hello commissioners, 

I apologize for the long wait in the last few weeks, I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Here's a list of commissions received; sorted by date commission was received and their current up-to-date status:

Sign Emoji-05 (Ok or money) -Paid
Email Send -Needs to send payment
 LAST NOTICE
 BLACKLISTED

Current status in BOLD
  1.  Open
  2.  Open
  3.  Open

 BLACKLISTED  

*Warning* Do not accept commission requests from the following:
 
  Evergem
  (Failed to send payment) 
Great news, everyone! As of May 23rd, I am now a Master of Fine Arts in 2D Animation, meaning that I am eligible to teach (after I get some years of industry experience under my belt, of course.)

I can't begin to tell you how relieved I am that everything is over and done with. The review committee were very impressed with the work overall. There was some miscommunication as to what to include in the presentation compared to the Thesis Booklet I put together beforehand but they were very pleased with what they saw. I was really sweating bullets when it took over 10 minutes to deliberate my fate but they came back and awarded me my official Masters Degree. 

One of the members also added that during the Spring Showcase at the Academy, recruiters from Illumination Entertainment came to him asking if he could recommend any storyboard artists and he asked me if I'd like a referral and I instantly said, "Yes, please." Even the Head Director of the Online Department, David Nethery, offered to give me a letter of recommendation whenever I needed.

I don't usually have lasting bonds with my teachers nor leave much of an impression on them but I'm really happy that they've given me such support these past three years and saw the potential in my work. I'm eternally grateful to them and everyone who stood by me. 

I'm still searching for all the storyboard and story artist positions I can find through LinkedIn, Indeed, Ziprecruiter, etc. If anyone has any leads or offer any advice I could use in this new venture, I would really appreciate it.

I'll be uploading all the work I've done very soon. I'm also reopened for commissions and this is will be my main source of income for the time being. There's a lot planned in the upcoming months ahead and I need to recover and refocus from this whole ordeal. 

That's the update for now.
  • Watching: Craig of the Creek (go watch it, it's darling)
  • Playing: Lots of Otome games
Commissions have reopened! New Prices! Limited Spots!
Hey everyone, 

Long time no talk or update or anything else. Life's been pretty busy in the last two years and a lot of progression has happened. Grad School is over by May and that means Job hunting begins! After three years of training, I'm excited to get my foot in the door. I'm aiming for a Canadian Studio as my first choice but no guarantees that I'll ending up starting there. Of course, I'll try studios closer to home but it's just a back up plan.

Next, a few announcements!

I'll be reopening for commissions again; however, there will be a price increase and limited spots available. Expect an official announcement sometime in late May or early June.

My webcomic Here in the West is now available on Taptastic as well as the original site on tumblr: hereinthewestcomic.tumblr.com/ I'm absolutely gracious to you all who are excited about this project and I apologize for the longest wait. It's been nearly impossible to find time to work on it while handling a thesis as well but rest assured your patience will be rewarded.

That's all the updates I have for now, see you all soon!
  • Watching: Craig of the Creek (go watch it, it's darling)
  • Playing: Lots of Otome games

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Melodie Lapot
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Interested in Commissions? Email me at MelodieLapot@gmail.com

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Great news, everyone! As of May 23rd, I am now a Master of Fine Arts in 2D Animation, meaning that I am eligible to teach (after I get some years of industry experience under my belt, of course.)

I can't begin to tell you how relieved I am that everything is over and done with. The review committee were very impressed with the work overall. There was some miscommunication as to what to include in the presentation compared to the Thesis Booklet I put together beforehand but they were very pleased with what they saw. I was really sweating bullets when it took over 10 minutes to deliberate my fate but they came back and awarded me my official Masters Degree. 

One of the members also added that during the Spring Showcase at the Academy, recruiters from Illumination Entertainment came to him asking if he could recommend any storyboard artists and he asked me if I'd like a referral and I instantly said, "Yes, please." Even the Head Director of the Online Department, David Nethery, offered to give me a letter of recommendation whenever I needed.

I don't usually have lasting bonds with my teachers nor leave much of an impression on them but I'm really happy that they've given me such support these past three years and saw the potential in my work. I'm eternally grateful to them and everyone who stood by me. 

I'm still searching for all the storyboard and story artist positions I can find through LinkedIn, Indeed, Ziprecruiter, etc. If anyone has any leads or offer any advice I could use in this new venture, I would really appreciate it.

I'll be uploading all the work I've done very soon. I'm also reopened for commissions and this is will be my main source of income for the time being. There's a lot planned in the upcoming months ahead and I need to recover and refocus from this whole ordeal. 

That's the update for now.
  • Watching: Craig of the Creek (go watch it, it's darling)
  • Playing: Lots of Otome games

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:iconkhamoda:
Khamoda Featured By Owner May 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
I really love your gallery!🌟🌟🌟
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Rice-Lily Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Aw, thank you so much!! ;o; I'm glad you stopped by!
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:iconkhamoda:
Khamoda Featured By Owner May 15, 2018   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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GrungeWerXblack Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Fantastic work here! Please continue to share! :)
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Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much, I do my best!
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MultyInterest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
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juneopal10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
donate points and speard the word 
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Quimpoop Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY <3
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Happy Birthday
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Pucca2000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :iconsmilecakeplz:
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