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Basic Pony Mare v2.0 by GatesMcCloud
:bulletgreen: Basic Pony Mare v2.0 based templates start at 5$(no points). They can be repurposed to fit OC's or canon ponies easily. These are meant more for simple profile pics with no backgrounds, but can include them for extra.

Twilight the Lost, Queen of Chaos by GatesMcCloud Queen Crystalestia, Sombra's Prize by GatesMcCloud Applejack, The Deceiver by GatesMcCloud Akhem the Twice Cursed by GatesMcCloud Wesklaforn, Delastrix of the Draconic Commonwealth by GatesMcCloud Anastashas by GatesMcCloud Guardians of Harmony by GatesMcCloud Starman Dx by GatesMcCloud
:bulletgreen: Non template based character pics start at 7$(no points) and scale with complexity, i.e., size, action, characters, detail, that kind of stuff. Non template based character pics are meant for non standard or unique characters (basically anything nonpony) who have to be made from scratch. These generally have simple backgrounds that are easy to make but do not necessarily require them. Backgrounds do factor in when determining estimates.

The Tree of Life by GatesMcCloud You're Interrupting Our Revenge! by GatesMcCloud Twilight's Library, Golden Oaks Library by GatesMcCloud Skitchverse Banner (working title) by GatesMcCloud Rainbow Dash's Room by GatesMcCloud Ponyville Train Station by GatesMcCloud
:bulletgreen: Character Scenes or just action scenes in general start at 20$(no points) and scale with complexity. These are generally scenes for characters, but more so these usually have elaborate backgrounds that make use of referenced sources. These are a significant time investment as making specific backgrounds is very time consuming and does factor into price. If you're unsure if the commission you're looking falls under this category just ask me during negotiations. I'm more than willing to work out which best fits what you're looking for. I provide, free of charge, any element or elements of the scene separated per request. I usually have to make characters separate from the scene so it's basically a free profile pic when you pick one of these.

Cutie Mark Crusaders 10k: The Lost 11 by GatesMcCloud Crisis of the Planes - Issue 1 06 by GatesMcCloud The Rightful Heir: Issue 3 - Page 04 by GatesMcCloud The Shadow of Grief 16 - 17 double page special! by GatesMcCloud Golden String Radio by GatesMcCloud Past Remnants by GatesMcCloud Boast Bypassed by GatesMcCloud Cutie Mark Crusaders 10k: Chapter 1 cover by GatesMcCloud  Royal Family Holiday 4 Full by GatesMcCloud Lu-na-oh!: Princess of Games - Battle Canterlot Tn by GatesMcCloud To me my watchers! 1000 watchers by GatesMcCloud
:bulletgreen: Comic pages and the like start at 30$(no points) and scale with complexity. These represent alot of work put into them, especially if I have to develop scenes or even write and panel stuff from just an idea. Please send me all the information you have for what you're planning when looking to commission a comic page or cover as it will help immensely in planning, and pricing. I can fully design any comic you have in mind and will offer discounts on multiple pages. If you'd like to hire me (Oh joy of joys!) for a comic series I'd be happy to negotiate.

Commission Gallery - Please check out my commission gallery to see what others have commissioned me for. You may find something similar to what you're thinking of. Otherwise check my entire gallery for anything that matches what you're looking for, it's extremely helpful in helping me design your commission.

:bulletred: My work is strictly PG-13 at tops for all subjects. If its pony based I stay true to the spirit of the show. If you're not sure just ask.

:bulletred: Color isn't an extra fee, I am a digital artist that makes use of vectors, so its automatic. Just make sure to tell me if you'd prefer black & white only. I charge solely on expected work time.

:bulletred: I use Paypal only, no points if you haven't seen the hints. Please, if you're underage, get your parents permission first and have them read my commission info, especially this section.

:bulletred: Payment is up front. Whereas you can get your money refunded, I can't get a refund on my time. So please, only ask me if you're committed.

:bulletred: I provide a free rough with my final estimates, but I will not provide future roughs for those that ask for a commission and then abandon it for another. I do not cater to window shoppers. Ask me for a commission only when you've decided on what you want, and when you're ready to pay. I do not delete my roughs, and will keep them on hand in case there is a problem.

:bulletred: Commission requests are through notes only, no comments. If you ask in a comment I will not respond other than to direct you here to my commission page. If you have my email that is a much quicker method of contacting me.

:bulletred: All commissions will be displayed in my commission folder when completed

:bulletred: My terms are non-negotiable. I try to be upfront with my restrictions and to inform you of what you're getting, if you do not agree with my terms them please look else where.

:bulletred: I swear to Vul you had better read this thing down to this line. I will not work with someone who chooses to ignore my terms and conditions. I act in a professional manner, I expect nearly the same from my patrons. There is a reason why its called important information.

:bulletred: Anything not covered will be during negotiations. Though I can't imagine what

I look forward to working with you!
Starman Dx by GatesMcCloud


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Shea Houser
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Floridian based artist, self taught with some college training. I work with many different mediums; flash, 3d modeling, traditional animation, penciling, and Photoshop. I have my own comic, Crisis Of The Planes, that I've been working on since I've been little. I also have various side projects in various genres. I do commission work and have done so for friends.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, check me out on Patreon.



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Thousandfoldfeathers Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Great art style. Keep it up!
:popcorn: :clap:
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Been following your CMC 10K series for a while, you have a pretty neat knack for storytelling and world building.  Looking forward to more :)
GatesMcCloud Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.
Quirkypegasy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where can I show my oc to have in the back round for the comics?
GatesMcCloud Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Click on the newest page of the Rightful Heir. Information regarding that and the link are in the description. Make sure to read it and to read the rules on the page following the link.
Quirkypegasy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I get a link? I can't find it.
GatesMcCloud Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have one handy for you. Read the description, it's right below the oc mentions and above the Links Below section.
hellfire1103 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Question can I do a fanfic about your story The Cutie Mark Crusaders 10k?
GatesMcCloud Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure. so long as it follows the same guidelines I do for my commissions, mainly the pg-13 part.
megabluex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
mlp EqG Rainboom (hug) plz mlp mane 6 (group hug) #3 plz HAPPY BIRTHDAYmlp mane 6 (group hug) #3 plz mlp EqG Rainboom (hug) plz 
RoyalFeline Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday~!!
LevelDasher Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! birthday cake 
Mercolo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconpinkiepieplz: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz:TO YOU TO YOU TODAY!
:iconpinkiepiedanceplz:I CAN'T BELIVE YOU'RE ALREADY A year OLDER!
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz:TIME SURE DOES FLY DOESN'T IT!?
:iconhappypinkiepieplz:NOW YOU'RE A YEAR OLDER TODAY!
TF-Circus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masao114 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Happy Birthday, Gates! :iconcake3dplz:
nikolai60 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
julian0123 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :D
Silverdiscord Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday birthday cake Birthday cake  icon Clapping Pony Icon - Discord 
ShadowLoverForever1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Happy B-day! :cake: :rose:
IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Happy Birthday! ^^
ProtanaArchives94 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
Swirly-Draws Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
Liepardmon555 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist
happy birthday.
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