Please help! Deviant ToxicKiba
found an injured kitten, now named Magick, and needs help raising money for her medical bills. Here's an excerpt from her journal
: "Two days ago I found a Kitten in my yard that was limping pretty badly […] I want to take her in to a vet but I simply cant afford it right now. We don't have pets right now since I'm a firm believer if you cant afford a vet, you cant afford a pet. I am unemployed […] and none of the vets are willing to work out a payment plan or even look at her without being paid upfront."
To offer some extra help, I'm hosting a summer commission sale where you can get a sketch painting from me for just $5 with all proceeds going to Magick's medical bills
. Help a kitten get well and receive discounted art for your generosity!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING for a few quick "rules" before doing anything if you're interested. By requesting a slot reservation, you agree that you read these rules first.
1) Payment by Paypal only. Sending a little extra is by no means required but is much appreciated should you choose to. All proceeds will be donated to Magick's guardian.
2) I'm opening FIVE slots in this sale. To reserve a slot, please leave a comment on THIS journal and make it clear that you want a spot on the list. If you're one of the first five people to request a slot, I'll reply to your comment below confirming this. I will send you information shortly after that via note. If necessary, I'll start a waiting list.
3) I normally go through an outline sketch stage where the person commissioning me can request edits. As with previous sales I've held, I will be skipping this step in order to save time and thus accommodate more people. But please don't worry. If you request an attractive female with long dark hair and light eyes, that's what you'll get. I think this change is reasonable for what I'm charging.
4) Remember that the sketch paintings made for this sale will all be GREYSCALE (black and white) HEADSHOTS (shown from neck up) with a SIMPLE background (a solid or shadowed gradient, depending on what I think would look best). Portraits must be of your original character, a family member, a friend, or a pet. As with my regular Paypal commissions, requests for copyrighted characters that you don't own will not be accepted. For OCs or family/friend portraits, please keep jewelry, costumes, hairstyles, and markings reasonable. For pet portraits, any "normal" animal headshot is acceptable as long as it's a realistic animal that you actually have or had as a pet. (So no rainbow fantasy wolves with unicorn horns, please.)
If you're not looking for a commission but would still like to contribute, please click here
for information on how to donate. If you can't afford to donate financially, you can still help out by signal boosting this on your deviantArt journal. If you post this with a link to this journal of mine or to ToxicKiba's original journal post and leave a link to your post in the comments below, I'll enter you in a raffle where one person will be randomly selected to win a free sketch painting from me, no donation or payment required.
Adding this journal to your Faves would be appreciated as well.
Thanks to my friend V-o-L-T-a-i-C
who brought this to my attention in her journal
As a final note, I know that some people don't care for making donations to private individuals and prefer to give to "official" charities. If this is you and you're feeling generous, you can always donate to the ASPCA here
or to your local animal shelter where there are certainly plenty of other kitties (and other animals) in need of your help.
Thanks for reading!
[all reservations finished and sent]
[COMPLETE]•ACTIVE RESERVED SLOTS [CLOSED]
ROUND 2 [currently in progress]
[PAID]•WAITING LIST [CLOSED]
 [reserved for raffle winner]
*Thank you for the enthusiastic support! The waiting list is closed for now but if you'd still really like a reservation spot, please contact me and we can figure something out. •SIGNAL-BOOST RAFFLE NUMBERS
*Winner will be drawn and included in Round 4
This year's Pet Photo Contest is still coming and will be announced soon. Magick's need trumped my contest in importance.