Jenna Fowler

Artist & Illustrator

Posts from the ‘Personal’ category

It’s that time again…

What time is that? The time that Jenna gets off her butt and actually posts! I’ve got 17 posts queued up right now, which should last through the next couple months. Two posts a week starting tomorrow! Also–holy crap, I’ve worked more the past several months then I thought I had.

Also, you’ve probably noticed that I have a new link: JennaFowlerArt.net. I’m also going to be redesigning the site soon too, so look forward to that as well.

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Commission Sale!

Hey all! So, at the end of next month I’m going to be needing a bit more money than usual. The finances for an already planned trip has become unexpectedly tight. Also, school loans are coming in soon. Eesh. So, yeah! I’m needing to raise a few hundred dollars in the next few weeks.

So, in return for helping me out, you’ll get a commission for cheaper than usual! I’m also offering some unique deals. Take a look!

First of all, all of my commission prices are at 15% off. You can see a break down of them below.

Other than that, I’m offering cheap as hell sketches. They will be full body, of one person, no background. They will be a little messy, though. If you’re wanting a super detailed character, then the details might be a bit less refined. If you’re looking for something really detailed and clean, please look for the prices above. I will be offering these for 15$ each. Here’s a couple of examples!

    

  

I’m also offering digitally painted portraits. These are only done if you have a clear picture for me to go by. If you’re wanting me to do an original character, please look at the prices above! These will be offered at $30 each. Here’s some more examples!

          

Some notes:

  • I only use Paypal. If you don’t have a paypal account, that is perfectly fine! All you need is a debit or credit card that I can bill. It’s totally private and safe.
  • All of my artwork is done digitally. Meaning you get a digital file of it, not a printed version. (Unless you want it printed or done in a traditional media. If so, email me and we’ll talk it over.)
  • These offers are for personal commissions only. If you’re looking to order something that will be published or resold somehow, please email me and talk to me about it first.
  • If you’re buying something as a gift for someone else, and have a deadline you need it done by, PLEASE let me know!
I would love it if you would email me, if you’re interested in any of the above offers! My email is JennaFowlerArt@gmail.com. Just email me with what you’re wanting, and we’ll chat about it. If you can’t order a commission, I would appreciate it if you would share this post and spread the word. Thank you so much! 

Information about commissions.

I’m a full time artist. I don’t have a “day job”. This is what I do, and what I’m passionate about. I do get some published work on occasion doing illustrations for books, but that’s not exactly reliable. I need to start taking in steady commissions to survive.

Also… this is for private commissions! Meaning one person is buying it, to enjoy for their own sake. If you’re looking to commission me for artwork that will be published or resold somehow (Covers, interior art, pdfs, etc.), that’s a whole different matter. If that is the case, email me! We’ll work out reasonable prices.
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Things to keep in mind when ordering:
-EMAIL ME ORDERS. You can post comments, tweet me, or whatever with questions, but all orders that are not EMAILED to me are invalid. I keep a very detailed record of my commissions, and it’s easier to keep things organized if they’re all in the same place. My email is: JennaFowlerArt@gmail.com

-More information is better. I like knowing what your character is really like, not just their appearance. Their personality, background, and any other special quirks will help me bring out their charm better. Feel free to send (short, please) narratives about them. Reference pictures are GREATLY appreciated as well.

-I only accept paypal. You do not need an account to send money through paypal, just a credit card.

-You do not have to pay when you order. HOWEVER, people that pay up front will always get top priority, even if you ordered before them. Thus, it might take longer for me to finish your artwork if you don’t pay ahead of time. Either way, you must send the payment before I will send you the finished product.

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Some other things to know:
-Published artwork will always take top priority, since they have deadlines I have to meet.

-The above prices are not law. They are guidelines. I’m always open to negotiation, if you feel like your commission is simple enough to warrant a cheaper price. Don’t be afraid to ask me for discounts. Just keep in mind I might (and probably will) say no. Likewise, I reserve the right to charge more if I feel like your request is too complicated.

-Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or order something you think is silly. I’m actually a pretty nice person. This is a business to me. I’m here to help, provide, and make you happy with quality artwork.

-Unless you ask me not to, I reserve the right to upload your commission to DeviantArt, and/or onto my website.

-You cannot remove my signature from your commission. Your copy will not be watermarked.

-All commissions are DIGITAL. If you’re looking for something traditionally rendered, feel free to email me and we’ll negotiate prices.

Thank you!

(Web)comic Idea! And mini rant.

I’ve been wanting to do a (web)comic for a long time. To create a visual story. I finally feel confident that I can dedicate the time and resources to it. I need something to do in between things I get paid for. Me and my fiancee, Will Rotenberry, have come up with a basic idea. He’ll be doing a lot of the writing and research, while I draw it and design characters and such. I say (web)comic because I’m not 100% sure if it’ll be an actual webcomic, but since I hiiiighly doubt it’ll be published, we’ll probably put it online.

I always knew that I wanted to do a story with a heroine as the main character. I also wanted to do something historical. As I’ve been thinking about this for a while, a lot of thoughts have come to me. Whenever I think back to period stories (mostly movies), there’s always some strong, smart, rebellious female. Despite the time being a male dominated society, she somehow comes off as a woman that just doesn’t give a damn. All of the men end up falling for her because of it, and all the women want to be like her, or are jealous of her. And why is she like that? Because her father let her be, or let her become “educated”. I honestly cannot think of any historical story that doesn’t have that set up. That she’s only that way because her father wanted a boy, or her father let her learn and do what she wants, marry who she wants. And hey, that’s fine. I’m not saying those stories are invalid. But it just seems a little counterproductive to depict a strong independent woman that was created by a male figure.

Especially when you look at real history. There were plenty of women that went out there and faced the world, and were not only independent, but heros. And they didn’t do it because their fathers “said it was okay”. They did it because they discovered that they could. I’ve read a lot of stories about women in various wars the past few days. Real women that defended themselves, their familes, land, and country.

I think it’d really be interesting to explore the development of a heroine that felt real. A girl who overcomes not only the dangers threatening her, but the society that is trying to push her down. And why does she do it? Because she somehow discovers her own strength, and realizes that she is strong enough, no matter what anyone else says.

…Anyway. That’s my kinda feminist rant. Let’s get back to the actual comic.

So, it’s set during the American Revolution. So early/mid 1700s, not sure the exact date yet. The over arching story will likely be divided up into shorter ones. It’ll revolve along this small group of militia that travels around. The heroine isn’t the leader of the group (her brother is), but the stories will mostly revolve around her. The first short story will be about her joining the group and going to save her brother. (We’re still working out the story, that could very likely change.)

I know what you’re thinking. American history, what a bore. But there will be some supernatural elements to it as well. Nothing big. Very very low fantasy elements. Basically, the fantasy elements will revolve around various regional myths and urban legends. As they travel around they’ll encounter various things. Sometimes it’ll aid them, sometimes serve as an antagonist. I’d love for this to be a social story. We have the first few ideas worked out, but once it gets more popular (hopefully), I’d love for people to send in their local myths, urban legends, and ghost stories. I’m always a fan of group story telling and people collaborating on something. Plus it’d  be cool to find out those lesser known stories! And I don’t just mean native american folklore. It could be anything, and very likely will have other cultural references as well. Stories that came from the settlers that traveled there. (Thank you for the inspiration, American Gods!) The stories will mostly focus around the Appalachian region, though. We want to keep it as realistic as possible, and not hop around from Virginia in one story, and California the next. But yeah. Hopefully it’ll be pretty interesting. We haven’t worked out the story very much yet, as I said. We’re still considering antagonists.

I already see some potential issues people might have with it. One being the depiction of Native Americans, and then slavery… Really, they won’t play a huge part in the story. And when they do, it’ll be in a pretty vague sense. We want to keep this pretty accurate, as far as how settlers at the time saw and understood things. (Things they don’t understand seeming “supernatural,” which fits into the low fantasy setting anyway.) As accurate as possible without coming off as offensive. I think it’ll be a thin line we’ll have to walk, when the time comes. But I think we’ll work it out. As I said, it’ll mostly just focus on the militia.

Anyway! So here are some test sketches I’ve done of the main character. I don’t have a name yet. But I have a fairly clear image of her in my head, so wanted to get it down at least. I want her to seem very natural and realistically proportioned, but still beautiful and strong.

 

Hopefully people will be interested in the idea. I think it has a lot of potential. It probably won’t be realized for a while, though. It’s still in the baby stages of development. But I wanted to put it out there to get people’s feed back anyway. 🙂 Let me know what you think. Want to see more? Think it’s a stupid idea? Concerns? Things you want to see?

Finally!

I think I finally figured this thing out! I’ll be using this at my portfolio site, and likely use the blog as well. That way people can keep up to date about my artwork!