Opps. I accidentally designed my own Precure spinoff while waiting on the internet to come back up. I’m pretty happy with how the costume designs came out~ I just wish I knew just how much Smile Precure incorporated fairy tales, because I was thinking a fairy tale theme might be super cute. I hate drawing ruffles.
But yeah, temporary project title is Glamor Pretty Cure or possibly Elegance Pretty Cure (or maybe Princess Pretty Cure) featuring Cure Tea, Cure Lemon, Cure Candy and the secret villain-turned-cure Cure Sky. Though now that I think about it, there’s a Cure Lemonade so I might switch Cure Lemon to Cure Sugar or Cure Cream. And then I might swap Cure Candy to Cure Petite to be more similar to Petite Fours. But yeah, it’s supposed to give off the image of a tea party: the tea which makes the event, the lemon that improves the tea, the candy that compliments the tea and the clear blue-sky day on which the perfect tea parties are held. Hence why I was considering the title Unity Pretty Cure as well. But meh.
Comments and suggestions are rad. I might draw up some character designs later once I pick fairy tales. I don’t look forward to drawing them in my style, though. @.@ It’s not cute enough. Oh! And Cure Tea is a pun! If you read it like the Japanese (Kyua Tchi or Kyua Ti) it sounds a lot like cutie! (Kyu-tchi or Kyuti)
|You're a good artist, I just think that some people might be put off by the fact that's it's handled externally outside of tumblr, or at least appears to be. Here's to hoping that more people will reblog it!|
Thank you Anon-san~ That means a lot to me. Most people kinda just nod and agree when I’m bashing my own art. Like, when I go people ask me what I’m drawing and I go “but I’m not very good” they just nod and agree. >.> And it’s like, I was being polite but uh… wow. Glad to know you guys think I suck.
But yeah, the giveaway and commissions are being dealt with from Tumblr on Tumblr as much as a possibly can, to make it more appealing to customers and easier for me. However with the giveaway, I used an external widget because I’ve seen a lot of things popping up where giveaways have been deleted, or people complaining about not being able to read the notes once there gets to be too many. It’s literally just a form where you input information, and it compiles it into a spreadsheet for me. It also lets me open it up for more than one entry for people excited enough to go the extra mile for things~
And commissions… only the payment is handled outside of Tumblr, because Tumblr has no payment systems. There is a decent bit of communication that has to happen over email, though, and here’s the reason:
When I was working with my first customer to get his account set up and payment put through, we had a lot of trouble communicating. Why? Tumblr was serial-eating asks. He had to send me his email at least three times before it finally got through, and I swear there were other messages eaten here or there. So instead, I provided my email on the purchasing page so people can contact me in a system where missing messages won’t happen as much because it’d be a tragedy to lose a customer because their message didn’t come through.
Also, it’s important for me to have customer email because I prefer to use invoices! To get around Paypal fees, I’d like customers to send money through gifts, but if they do that they can’t request a refund. So, if they don’t completely trust me as a seller or want to make sure they can back-out should things turn sour (which they won’t) or just want a paper trail, they can pay less than a dollar extra so that I can send them an Invoice. It leaves a paper trail for me and them and makes requesting and issuing refunds easy-peasy on both ends.
But yeah, thanks for your kind words and bringing up things that need addressing! It’s nice to know what concerns there are with the system so I can clear them up and make customers feel more comfortable. I understand that I rambled on a little too much, but I wanna cover every possible point to clear up everyone’s concerns. Thanks again for your feedback, Anon-san!
[What? I just recycled my commissions post? Darn straight. But that’s a matter of consistency not laziness~]
Reminder that I am still doing the thing. I right now have nine entries and ten prizes: that isn’t even enough to give things away. I really can’t afford to hand out all the prizes unless I can get at least three entries per prize. So that’s thirty or I have to cut prizes, and fifteen or I have to call it all off. ^^;; (For the three that entered, I’ll still give you something, but that’s it if it doesn’t get rolling.)
Oh wait, I wasn’t planning to give multiple prizes to a single person. So that’s actually like, thirteen entries now from five different people. So I have enough to give out one prize (first place prize) but need just one more person to be able to give out two prizes. Note that while the widget does ask for you email, I am not recording and have never had problems with that widget doing weird things with my email. (I’ve entered giveaways that use Rafflecopter before.) It’s just an easy was to ensure I don’t lose anyone’s giveaway entries and can easily pick a winner when it’s all done, so I can try to get the commission done by Christmas~~