Hello and welcome to my Waterlily Cover Art Shop ! This is the new version of my previous Waterlily Art & Edit Shop. You can always visit the old thread to see all of my art examples I decided to start fresh, and I have implemented some changes and new things. Please note there are now:
- Requirements: this is the first step to getting your order accepted
- New and extended rules
- New system of placing orders: You will now fill out an external form, so this thread isn’t cluttered with requests.
I am keeping one of my most important principles, and that is, I will accept orders based on who sends their order first. I will not be picking, based on what (or who) I like.
I also don’t judge, or care about how popular you are or how many reads does your story have. As long as you meet the requirements, you can get an art from me! (This is also dependent on how many spots I have opened. I recommend placing your request as soon as you can :))
To see all of my examples, scroll through my old thread.
Why are there now these requirements?
The first two are about my art not being used. People either discontinued their story, never published it, or ordered same art somewhere else. I’m not too stuck about crediting me in every single chapter of your story or something, but I want to see my art being used. Not put aside.
The second case I often had to work with was incomplete forms, people requesting with any information they wanted. I then had to ask them for more complete information…
You have a published story. It can either be the story you are requesting an art for, or any other story written by you, published and searchable in the Episode app.
You have not ordered the same art from another artist.
Thread hopping is very disrespectful and it demotivates us! If you have already ordered, for example a small cover for story XY, DO NOT order small cover for story XY from me as well!
If I find out you’ve been thread hopping, you will be banned from my shop and I will inform the other art shop / artist as well. And, I don’t care about excuses.
Perfectly filled-out form.
I only accept fully filled out forms. Incomplete forms will be deleted and not considered as request. I do not have time to contact everyone to fix their requests.
No mafia stories.
Sorry! Mafia stories aren’t my cup of tea, and I don’t feel comfortable making art for them. Hope you understand.
Aaand it’s not really a requirement, but if you can follow my IG waterlily_epi
Read all rules
Common sense rules apply.
All my art is unique and made by me. No copying, stealing, tracing, claiming my work as yours.
For splashes, please credit me as “art by @goldenwaterlily”.
If I put credit on the art, and it remains visible while you use it, you don’t need to add any additional credit.
For covers, please credit me in the first chapter of your story.
You don’t need to credit me in every.single.chapter. The first one will do.
When sharing on Instagram or social media, I appreciate if you tag me .
It is not required, though.
Use my art
If you change covers like socks, don’t bother ordering. If you’re not sure if you will publish your story, don’t order.
Please do not remove my credit from art.
If it bothers you or you feel like it’s distracting, let me know and I will provide you with version with no credit. Of course then, you must credit me through readerMessage or at the end/beginning of chapter.
You can place only one order at a time.
At the moment, you can choose from: Splash , Small Cover , Large Cover or Cover Set (Small + Large Cover in matching design, with the same pose)
Feel free to request changes to your art!
I am happy to make any smaller adjustments, but please nothing drastic like adding character or completely changing the scene.
If you don’t like the result , tell me.
I won’t be mad. I treat everyone as my customers, and I want you to be happy with what you ordered. Let me know what you don’t like, and we will work something out.
Please do not rush me.
I don’t have much time, and usually complete an order within 1 - 2 weeks.
First come, first serve.
If I receive more request than I have announced free spots, I will apply the “First come, first serve” rule. I will not be picking requests based on what I like. Of course, I will first check for requirements – all orders that don’t fulfil them will be deleted, and then the first requests will be picked.
I have the right to decline any request.
I will provide you with a reason, though.
I strictly use 100% free images .
Most of my images are sourced from Pixabay.com. This is a pet peeve of mine, and I am very careful of what images I can and cannot use. And I expect the same from you . If you provide me with an image (like background) you want incorporated into your art, you must confirm that this image comes from free images source and you have a right to use it and redistribute it (since you are sending me the image, that is redistributing or sharing)
Do not give me other artist’s art as an example, and don’t provide my art as an example for another artist!
Do not give me a cover made by another artist and say you want similar. No. Go request to that artist. Similarly, don’t provide my covers to other artist as inspiration!
(However, if you provide me with, for example, a sketch of a pose you would like, that is acceptable. I won’t make a copy of it, but I can make a similar one if I’m capable)
I only work with Limelight
And I only make art that includes characters. Meaning, I won’t make a text-only splash.
PLEASE fill out the form thoroughly. Orders that do not meet the requirements will be deleted and not considered. Requests that are accepted will be tagged and added to the waiting list.
Don’t forget to read the rules and requirements so I can accept your order.
Request form help
If you have trouble filling out the request form, here is a little manual for the fields that might be confusing. If you still have trouble, DM me.
Note: Don’t forget to read the description text. It is the small text right under fields title.
Due date (in case of a story that is entering a contest)
This applies ONLY for stories entering a contest. Use the contest’s deadline, and I will try very hard to make your art before the deadline. (The deadline should be no sooner than in 4 days, so I have enough time to make your art.)
What graphics do you want to order?
You can only choose from what you see. No, I will not make anything extra, and no you can not order more that one type.
Final description or your “vision” of the scene
You can drop any details you want here, how do you imagine you art to look. Based on this, I will choose the overall mood, background and other elements.
Do you want to upload some images?
You don’t need to write out the details if you have character cards, outfit details images, or anything else. Choose “Yes, I need to upload images!” and image uploaders will appear. Unfortunately, you can only upload 1 image per uploader. If you have more images, use more uploaders. There is 5 uploaders, so you can upload 5 images.
If you are uploading backgrounds, props. overlays, or similar: I only accept high quality images!
You must agree to all rules. If you uploaded images, one more acceptance field will appear.
I confirm I only uploaded images I have rights to use.
You can read about this in the “Rules”. This only applies to backgrounds etc., if you only uploaded character cards or outfit screenshot, just check the box, you have nothing to worry about
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