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Freelance Anime Artists on Bringing Client Visions to Life

We asked Anime artists about artist style, specialization, inspiration, experience, examples, client vision, personalization, formats, tools, custom work, client satisfaction, pricing, copy rights, requests
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What sets your style apart?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
I combine lots of techniques to draw. For the characters I use a simple drawing style, firm lines, and quite detailed colors, but emphasize good anatomy. But sometimes the color style depends on the client’s request. To draw backgrounds I prefer to use digital painting techniques, but sometimes I also use lines.
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What do you specialize in?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
I prefer to do illustrations and character design. Manga / comic is something I don’t do, because I don’t like something repetitive.
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Which artists or styles have influenced you?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
Might not related to my drawing style, but I admire Yusuke Murata, Artgerm, Inoue Takehiko, Makoto Shinkai, and Hayao Miyazaki.
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What is your experience in anime art?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
I have bachelor degree in graphic design but actually it doesn’t help much. Most of my skills are self taught and a little bit from internship in studio. At my time, there was no any specific school for illustration and such. So we Indonesian artist were mostly self taught, thanks to internet we can do it.
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Can you share standout examples of your work?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
Sure, this is my portfolios ranged from 3 years ago until today. As you can see, I also draw afro themed picture.
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How do you translate a client's vision into art?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
The process is pretty simple actually. First thing I must have is the character details, like outfits, pose and expressions. And then ask if they prefer kind of specific style. My favourite client is the one who provide picture references. And after all of that, I can estimate the cost and time.
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What customization options do you offer?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
There are a lot of customs I do, like fanart, couple drawing, turn the buyer into cosplay, turn real photo into anime drawing, and character designs.
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In which formats and resolutions do you deliver?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
Mostly I do the artwork in A3 size which is 42 x 29.7 cm 300 dpi. I can do upsize until A1 but of course that will cost more. I provide PNG file mostly, transparent background PNG, and for PSD file I charge more.
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What design tools do you use?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
I start my journey with photoshop and until now too. Becasue it’s really versatile for me to draw characters and painting backgrounds. I also use clip studio paint now because of the 3D figure feature which is really helpful and some brushes are unique. Sometimes I also use blender to make draft for background.
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Do you also create original custom art?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
Yes, actually I do that a lot. I can say that is what I do mostly in past years. In Fiverr Most of the buyer were individuals, and sometimes commercial work.
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How do you ensure customer satisfaction?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
To make every work successful, of course we start from a draft / sketch. And then updating every step of work and ask if the client have any revisions. I even offer revision after the order closed, but limited to minor revision.
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How is your pricing structured?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
The normal price start for a character. For more quantity of character I will give a bit discount. Additional cost added for background or complicated clothing, armors, or weapons. Moreover I charged more for commercial use and PSD file.
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How do you address intellectual property rights?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
It’s totally free for personal use. But like I said before, I charge for commercial use. With commercial use rights, client can sell and use the artworks in unlimited way.
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What type of requests do you accept?

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Deshen AdigunaAnime artist 29 days ago • Contact
Yes, I turn down comic works, nsfw, and furry. Well, I’m fine with the other as long as it’s not nsfw and furry.