Another drawing of Mako from earlier this week that I applied #8 from this palette meme to. The colors are a lot darker and more subdued than what I’m used to and I actually enjoyed it a lot! I even eliminated the highlight color from the palette because it was too much contrast for the mood I had going.
The daffodil is a reference to this piece of mine (which I’m still really proud of, pff). Also, halos continue to be really useful design elements in terms of directing attention towards the head, and so I continue to use them gratuitously in all my works.

Another drawing of Mako from earlier this week that I applied #8 from this palette meme to. The colors are a lot darker and more subdued than what I’m used to and I actually enjoyed it a lot! I even eliminated the highlight color from the palette because it was too much contrast for the mood I had going.

The daffodil is a reference to this piece of mine (which I’m still really proud of, pff). Also, halos continue to be really useful design elements in terms of directing attention towards the head, and so I continue to use them gratuitously in all my works.

I got a request for Mako Mori in palette #4 from this meme around….. six weeks ago? BUT HEY, I finished it eventually! I imagine Mako and Raleigh occasionally go for vacations and Raleigh takes copious amounts of pictures of Mako doing various things while Mako happily obliges.
(Trans heart shirt because my headcanon Mako is a proud trans woman)

I got a request for Mako Mori in palette #4 from this meme around….. six weeks ago? BUT HEY, I finished it eventually! I imagine Mako and Raleigh occasionally go for vacations and Raleigh takes copious amounts of pictures of Mako doing various things while Mako happily obliges.

(Trans heart shirt because my headcanon Mako is a proud trans woman)

gqutie:

Sorry for the wait, everyone! This week threw me a bit of a curveball combined with the slightly more difficult topic of this weeks comic. It’s funny how I end up feeling bad about sometimes feeling good about parts of me.
[Note: I like calling my boobs that because it sounds cute and silly, but not everyone likes to use that to describe themselves! Some people don’t like talking about their chests at all, so be considerate, and ask if you’re unsure!]

gqutie:

Sorry for the wait, everyone! This week threw me a bit of a curveball combined with the slightly more difficult topic of this weeks comic. It’s funny how I end up feeling bad about sometimes feeling good about parts of me.

[Note: I like calling my boobs that because it sounds cute and silly, but not everyone likes to use that to describe themselves! Some people don’t like talking about their chests at all, so be considerate, and ask if you’re unsure!]

A commission from Jess to draw one of her characters from her webcomic! Kitiara is definitely not a superhero with water powers, nope.
Want a neato art of your own (or just want to boost)? Check out my commission page!

A commission from Jess to draw one of her characters from her webcomic! Kitiara is definitely not a superhero with water powers, nope.

Want a neato art of your own (or just want to boost)? Check out my commission page!

gqutie-blog:

gqutie:

I imagine the compliments people react to with surprise and/or disbelief vary a lot depending on who they are and how they’ve been raised. My feelings about my appearance have improved, but in terms of traditionally valued intelligence, I still feel like the very promising kid whose grades have been slipping ever since. Being called smart catches me off-guard a bit.
PS: I’ve been receiving a lot of zine requests, and yes, they are sold out, sorry! I promise I will be releasing new zines in the future! Keep your eyes peeled!


This week’s comic! A little bit late due to an internet kerfluffle, but enjoy!

gqutie-blog:

gqutie:

I imagine the compliments people react to with surprise and/or disbelief vary a lot depending on who they are and how they’ve been raised. My feelings about my appearance have improved, but in terms of traditionally valued intelligence, I still feel like the very promising kid whose grades have been slipping ever since. Being called smart catches me off-guard a bit.

PS: I’ve been receiving a lot of zine requests, and yes, they are sold out, sorry! I promise I will be releasing new zines in the future! Keep your eyes peeled!

This week’s comic! A little bit late due to an internet kerfluffle, but enjoy!

Infamous Second Son got me so bad, fanart was bound to happen at some point. I couldn’t recommend this game enough.

Infamous Second Son got me so bad, fanart was bound to happen at some point. I couldn’t recommend this game enough.

Took an hour and a half to destress and color a bust of Raphael from my sketchbook. The palette is #85 from this set plus a random number generator, but I’ve actually done an angel in purple before, which amuses me.

Took an hour and a half to destress and color a bust of Raphael from my sketchbook. The palette is #85 from this set plus a random number generator, but I’ve actually done an angel in purple before, which amuses me.

gqutie:

This comic came about because I was thinking about how little street harassment I’ve experienced, but then I realized that the majority of the harassment I have experienced, and all of the times it was queer-specific harassment, was when I was with another queer friend.
Both of the examples are things that really happened.

gqutie:

This comic came about because I was thinking about how little street harassment I’ve experienced, but then I realized that the majority of the harassment I have experienced, and all of the times it was queer-specific harassment, was when I was with another queer friend.

Both of the examples are things that really happened.

gqutie:

Getting a greater understanding of my gender identity was a catalyst for a number of things in my life, and my understanding of my sexuality is another of them.
To everyone who’s send me messages, I appreciate them all full heartedly! I realize I’ve been very slow in answering, just know that I have read them all.

gqutie:

Getting a greater understanding of my gender identity was a catalyst for a number of things in my life, and my understanding of my sexuality is another of them.

To everyone who’s send me messages, I appreciate them all full heartedly! I realize I’ve been very slow in answering, just know that I have read them all.

rritchiearts:

Cuties- a figure in the style I use for my comic GQutie [$15 sketch/ $30 full digital]

Bust- a figure from the chest/shoulders up [$15 sketch/ $30 full digital]

Full figure- a figure from head to toe! [$20 sketch/ $40 full digital]

Simple illustration- an illustration involving a figure and other elements with stronger decisions about composition, color (for full digital pieces), and typography [$30 sketch/ $60 full digital]

Complex illustration- a illustration involving multiple figures and other elements with involved decisions about composition, color (for full digital pieces), and typography [$40-50 sketch/ $80-100 full digital]

Comic- a single page of panels telling a story with involved decisions about composition, color (for full digital pieces), and typography. [$50-$60 sketch/ $100-120 full digital]

I can draw a great deal of things, but my specialties are the human figure and poster-style illustrations (light on environment, heavy on type). I do pinups, but no explicit material right now, sorry. Payments are through Paypal only. I have the right to refuse any commission for any reason.

Contact me at ritchierr[at]sbcglobal[dot]net. If you have any questions, please ask!

FAQ:

Q: Why aren’t you offering line work commissions?
A: My process doesn’t work that way. I usually go straight from the sketch into developing the shapes, colors, and lines all together. There’s no middle step with just the line work.

Q: Does the line-heavy/largely grey style you use in GQutie count as full digital?
A: Yep! It looks simple, but the decisions I make in terms of what kinds of screen tones to use, where to put them, and where to use the spot color require the same amount of thinking as a full color piece.

Q: Are the sketches going to be as messy as in your examples?
A: No! The example sketches I used were sketches I made in which the final was going to be digital, so I focused more on getting the gesture down than being super neat. For pieces where the sketch is the final, I will do the gestural stuff in blue pencil and a slightly tighter sketch in graphite.

Q: Why the prices?
A: I base the prices of my work on a $20 an hour scale for skilled labor (for example, roughly how much a certified welder will earn) to an average of the amount of time I spend on each kind of piece. If you are still concerned, feel free to take a peek at the Design Guild’s Pricing and Ethical Guidelines book for a look at the industry standards.

Q: What’s the process for doing business with you?
A: Contact me with what you are thinking about, including any questions and extra ideas you might have. I will respond with a quote for the price of the piece and any concerns I might have, and we can negotiate until we come to agreement on what to do. For the cuties, busts, and full figures, I’ll ask for full payment and then give you the piece. For illustrations and comics, I will ask for half upfront, and half before I give you your final piece. I’ll give you the sketches to look over and approve before heading to the final. I may ask extra if you want a piece done quickly or if you want last-minute changes or more than three changes during the sketch phase.

Q: Can I have a print of my commission?
A: I’m not going to have access to a high quality printer this summer, so no, sorry!