Among other images I commissioned Nix with there was Detective Pikachu in noir style: his partner was shot, his wife left him and took the kids, he is drunk half the time etc… You know, Detective Pikachu from the game, not the movie. At least the original voice and the fact that Pikachu wasn't at all agile made me think of such image. Actually, while I was waiting for her to finish (which took some time), someone made an entire animation of basically what I wanted to see.
A commission I asked for half a year ago. I saw giant ears of a gigantamaxed Cinderace and thought of Terriermon, so I asked ZiPo to draw Terriermon who painted himself to look like Cinderace. He instead made Terriermon only paint the yellow parts, the rest of the Cinderace's design is made up by a skarf and a pair of socks, which is fine by me. The version with no paint blotches was a bonus. The artwork also has two easter eggs I somehow managed to notice right after waking up.
Nearly 3 years ago I was working on something for a website I admin. I don't remember what I was doing, but it was very frustrating because the said website uses UcoZ CMS. It's actually a pretty good general purpose free (with lots and lots of ads until you pay them) CMS for people that don't really know how to manage a website. Nobody likes the fact we have to use UcoZ, but at this point migration to a “real” CMS would be pointless, so we clench out teeth and deal with it. Besides, usually I'm the one who is frustrated with UcoZ the most, since I manage the technical part of the website, nobody else has any problem with it. Also the website is pretty much dead, but at least I keep it functioning. Anyway, I was doing something, got frustrated and commissioned Nix* to draw my pokesona unleashing his rage upon UcoZ. I had no idea how to portray a CMS, and it seems she decided to just use their logo.
Quite some time ago I was reminiscing about an episode from a show called Yeralash, specifically “Что делал слон?". I was also thinking about pokemon, then it struck me, that the word “Napoleon” sounds very similar to “Vaporeon”. So I commissioned Nix to watch the aforementioned episode and draw pretty much the main joke from it, except featuring Vaporeon.
P.S.: It's been a long time since I used Hugo, thank gods I wrote a documentation for the theme I made, otherwise I'm not sure I would've been able to post another entry properly.
Chyrp pretty much died (last update in 2016), Chyrp Lite‘s codebase is too different at this point (I have custom feathers, custom image processing and probably a few other things, and I don't remember at all how I did any of it), and having a website with an outdated CMS is a major security hole. I've heard of Jekyll, but hadn't thought much about Static Site Generators until I encountered Erik McClure's website (through a link to Pony Clicker). I saw what he did with his blog, though about what I needed for my blog and eventually decided to migrate to a static website. I had a choice between Jekyll and Hugo. Jekyll required a Ruby environment and had some dependencies, while Hugo was written in Go and was compiled into a single binary. Also SlackBuilds had Hugo and didn't have Jekyll. So Hugo it is.
I commissioned Nix to draw Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf giving you chocolate for Valentine's Day. She even finished it by this year's Valentine's Day, so I wasn't as sad on that day.
I saw my friend's character doing the meme and gradually I wanted the same for my pokesona. So here it is. As you can see, this was drawn by Nix.
I commissioned Nix to draw me a Terriermon the way models pose in shampoo commercials. I had that idea every time I was thinking about that image ZiPo drew as my website logo and that I vectorized in order to engrave it on a thermos (I think it actually fits a cup more since it's more wide than it is tall). She thought I was talking about my character, and I didn't object, but I did ask her to make a version with a regular Terriermon. Apparently, she considered it the primary version, because it's the one she posted everywhere and it has the highest resolution. Although it's a simple colored sketch, so not much detail is lost in other version.
Just 19.5 months after placing the order Nix started drawing my commissions. This is the first one out of currently 11 (!) that I put into her backlog. Some of those aren't even relevant anymore… Anyway, my first commission was my pokesona as a member of Team Skull from Pokemon Sun/Moon.