For kiriban prizes...
It's not openly stated, because it SHOULD be obvious... but.
Since it's come up a few times.........
You get one.
Not two. Not ten. One.
It's supposed to be fun, not make me your art slave.
Also, for both prizes and requests--
Please don't leave things up to me.
I don't wanna figure things out for you.
I can understand if you have a few ideas, so you give me a couple to choose from... that's fine.
But if you just have two characters and ask me to have them doing whatever....
If something like that says, "You can decide," nine times out of ten, I'm already put off by the idea, and whatever you get is almost guaranteed to not be my best work.
This especially goes for OCs, or "altered" versions of existing characters.
For the love of Christmas, please give me a reference.
Because having to figure out YOUR idea or YOUR character for you makes me resent it.
And the picture won't turn out nice because of that.
(In this same area, please make sure that when you do give me a reference, it's correct. If I after I draw it, you suddenly realize, "Oops! I forgot to tell you, and it's not on the ref sheet, but she's supposed to have flaming chainsaws for hands." That's on you, and I'm probably not gonna change it.)
Requests are almost never open, anymore.
But I can be persuaded, if I like an idea enough.
If you do decide to send me a note, though, all I ask is that you at least TRY spell and punctuate things correctly.
I am far less likely to even consider the idea being presented if I get something like--
"hihi, i want u 2 draw my char 4 me she got pink hair an has 2 b makin out with ralph kuz they r n luv k thx"
I don't like having to decode things.
And don't try to give me that "I'm on my phone" excuse. I'm writing this from the mobile site right just now, and unless your phone is from 2002 (in which case, how are you on the internet from that, anyways?) it's not "easier".
I can understand if English isn't your first language. And I can also understand autocorrect.
Just please don't send me text language.
It's lazy, and I for some reason take it as a bit of an insult...
And even though I'm fairly certain that the only people who are going to actually read this are the ones that I trust to already know these things.......
Thank you for your time.