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Hi! Welcome to Double Backstitch Arts! You can just call me Backstitch if you like.
I make... things. Lots of things. Plushies, cosplays, props, swords, art, many sorts of things. Most of you are probably here about the plushies though. I do what I love, and I really love to create stuff.
And it turns out, people dig getting stuff made for them. So here we are! More info can be found in my FAQ below. Any unanswered questions? Note me! I really do love to hear from you, and can always take a moment for a friendly chat.
Have a gander at the things in my gallery and whatnot, and thanks for dropping by!
Questions that have been Asked Frequently, and answers to them.
Q: HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR PONES? A: BAM fav.me/d8vvop8 That do anything for ya? ;D
Q: Just how big are your ponies? A: Well my price list has the numbers, but this could help put things into perspective fav.me/daicj03
Q: Commissions, how do they work? A: About a week or two before I open up, I post a journal saying when I'll be taking new plushies on. Then on that date and time, you send in a note and I pick four-ish jobs, and then I close until I'm done with those. That doesn't mean you have to wait until I'm open to ask about prices or details for a specific plush, those you can ask about any time.
Q: "So does "COMMISSIONS CLOSED" mean I have to ask extra nicely...?" "I want a lifesize pony. Here's $15. Or better yet, it's my friend's birthday, can you make one for free?" "How do you do that thing you do that makes you different from everyone else, i.e. your rumpybutts or 3D lashes? I want to do it too." "Can I have your patterns pretty please?" "Do you take dA points?" "Are you single? " A: No. Except for that last one. That one is yes.
Q: So... Favorite soda? Favorite music? Favorite show? Favorite movie? Favorite game? Favorite pony? A: Dr. Pepper, most anything 80's and classic rock, either G1 Transformers or G4 MLP, Transformers: The Movie (1986), either Duke Dukem 3D or FallFancy Sev'n, and the Great and Powerful Trixie.
Q: Can I draw your OCs or draw my pony with him/her? A: Generally yes. I'd appreciate being asked first, but for the mostpart I love seeing art of my ponies :3
Q: Ok... So do you do more than plushies? A: Yup! I draw, I sculpt a little, I make cosplay parts (think wings, goggles, armor bits), I do a little of a lot. Curious if I'm the person to do what need be done? Don't be afraid to ask ^ ,^
Your question not here? It could be, if you ask enough! Note me anything you've got that's not covered here and I'll be glad to answer it.
Commissioning D. Backstitch and You!
So you want to hire me to make your plush dreams come true? Fantastic~! I can make almost anything you could want plushed. Feel free to ask for any level of detail or additional accessories/outfits, because I do those too for a reasonable price. Tell me what you want, because what you want is what I want to make.
For ponies (my most common work) some things to think about are expression for the eyes and mouth, and possibly the pose as well. If you don't specify a pose, I'll default to normal standing, which is usually pretty poseable on its own. Other options are rump size, which I've got fans who like both "show accurate" that's simple and elegant, and then boosted which has some extra oomph. Manes can be done complex or simple, complex being multi-stranded 3D adaptations of characters' flat shapes and simple being the more single-piece show-accurate style. I do 3D eyelashes, which a lot of people like, but I can make the eye embroidery flat too. Recently I've started putting a layer of vinyl over the eye as well to give it a reflective glossy sheen, which also protects the embroidery. Again, some like it and some don't. It's completely your choice ^ ,^
Normal size commissions are CLOSED! Large plush commissions are currently CLOSED! Art commissions temporarily closed!
Note me if you have a price inquiry for a special job, otherwise general pricing can be found here! fav.me/d8vvop8
Firstly thank you everyone who submitted entries to the contest, you are all wonderful and if I could, I'd make you all winners. However, I only have limited time and places open for the winners of this year's contest, and they are thusly mentioned.
First place: "A Moonlit Race" by Paper-Cities The artist demonstrated considerable effort in the drawing and story but also in exploring and learning about the characters' stories and how they interact. The highest points you can ever score in these things is by notably taking interest in the characters and then basing a creation around them. The short story setting the scene and the image that it goes with really set this later entry as the highest mark. They win the first prize of a beanie of their choice~!
Second place: "Rainbow Powered Double Backstitch" by BlackCatSamurai It's rare you see a physical representation of lil' Dubbstitch, and never have I ever seen a rainbow power version of her. This entry gets big points for the physical nature of it, plus the careful consideration that was made when choosing how one would adapt my monochromatic pony into something fabulous. For her efforts, she wins the service of my hands to draw her something to her liking.
Third place: www.furaffinity.net/view/22092… "I'll be home for Hearth's Warming" by avalon487 on furafinity If you were around for my last contest, this guy. This guy is good stuff. When he writes, he really makes me feel like my characters are something a bit more than just ponies in my head. Really, he's got some true talent. He's fabulous, and he wins a sort of fabulous me drawing for him.
Fourth place?!: "Dubby's Christmas Party" by lemonthecombustible Okay so there wasn't supposed to be a fourth place for this tier, but Lemon here just went all out with this one and I couldn't leave it out. She even sent me the hard copy of it, and it's so gorgeous in person. Her extra efforts award her an art of her desiring by my hand.
All other entries really were dearly appreciated and will be compiled into a collage submission like my previous one. Thanks again everyone, and let's do this again some time ^ ,^