You Take Requests? For What Exactly?

Here's how it works...You give me five bucks, you tell me what to draw, and I draw it. I'll email you the image and then I'll post it here for everyone to see (I offer no guarantees on quality). Everyone wins!

Three things you can't request--Hardcore porn. The materials/media used. Your money back.

I will reject money for any logo requests (personal or corporate), so please don't send them. I have friends that are graphic designers, and that is their job--I'm just a cartoonist.

This is for fun and funds, so the quality of the drawing will depend based on my interest in the subject matter, the approach I decide to take, and available materials. Please don't cheat the system, by asking me to draw 100 different likenesses in one drawing for $5. I'll probably just send your money back. All requests will be posted on the site as I get to them (please keep in mind that I do have a full-time job). Due to shipping costs, I will only mail out the original art to folks who have made more than two requests. Please keep in mind that due to the size of the scanner, some of the pieces are folded or trimmed. I retain the full rights to any of the art I create, but if you want to use it for something, just ask me.

John Gholson

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Ed Wood Jr and a monkey with 3D glasses"

Oh, man, did this one give me problems. First of all, there's apparently only two photos of Ed Wood on the internet (three if you count one single image I found from Glen or Glenda), and the two pictures look like two completely different people. Secondly, I scanned this about a dozen times, and it scanned wrong every single time. Major frustration. So, instead of my head exploding with rage, I used the scanner's screw-up in my favor, cropped the picture differently than I planned, and gave it a 1950's color scheme. Personally, I think it works, and I can always re-scan this, Ant Timpson's second request, later for his own use. Thanks again, Ant!

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