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Please visit my following webpage to see my current commission projects and their progress! Thank you!…

Sushi Dog art contest held by my friend!… 

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3 deviants said deadline May 23rd!


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Whitney Shimoi
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I am a professional plush toy designer and creator. I design my own patterns and am more than happy to work with you! I put emphasis on quality and detail, and take great efforts to create something I am proud of. I love a good challenge and truly enjoy taking on all kinds of commissions.
I'm also a trained painter, with my Bachelor's in Oil Painting. If you have the time, please check out my painting page as well over at WKPawprints

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by :)



New Commission Process and Hiatus

Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:30 AM
Top Bird

Following up on my last journal, this should clarify everything.
***And just a heads up in advance so I don't get flooded with notes right now XD I am still going to wait until April or May-ish before I take on anything new***

I will no longer be keeping a waitlist

If you would like to commission me, please send me a comment, note, or email at any time! If I am able to take your commission on at the time you ask me, I will! If not, I will ask you to wait a bit longer and try me again later :) A good way to know when I'm ready for new commissions is to keep an eye on my trello account:… ~ This is where I keep my current paid commissioners orders and progress. If it starts to get low, I'll likely accept your order. Note that I do accept payment plans according to my terms here: Commission Terms of Service - Updated for 2015Payment Plans
 I do accept payment plans (partial payments, layaway, etc.), however I have a few conditions that must be read and agreed to. I will have you sign a copy of these terms stating that you agree to them prior to beginning your payment plan.  The terms are as follows:
Payments for Payment Plans may NOT be made by cash. Any other of my accepted payment forms are fine (see below).
For Original Characters (OC's): Payments may be made at any time, in any amount, but work will not begin on your commission until full payment of your quoted commission price is received.
For Fanart Characters or Generic Humans/Animals: I require at least a 50% down payment to begin work. After down payment is received, I will begin work and you may continue paying off your quoted price in any amount at any time until completed. Once I have finished your plush, you will have 3 months to complete full payment. If you do not complete your payment p
  But full payers usually have priority.

In the event that I am running low on work and don't have many people messaging me at the time (or I just feel like taking on a bunch of work), I will start an Open Call for Commissions Journal on here and on FA. This will be different than first-come-first-serve. The Open Call journal will be open for one week's time, and during this week you may send me an "application" of the commission you would want me to do. This would include the size, style, character refs, etc.  At the end of the week, I will look through all my applications and pick the ones that I want to do most. If possible, I will do them all.
You do NOT need to wait for the Open Call journal to ask me for a commission! Again, you may ask me at any time! I just might not always accept.

In summation:
:bulletblack: No more waitlist. Message me for a commission any time!
:bulletblack: Sometimes there will be Open Call journals, but you don't have to wait on these to ask me for a commission.
:bulletblack: Payment plans are still welcome. International shipping always welcome.
:bulletblack: Price Quote inquiries are always open.


And a short status update to finish off this journal - I will be taking a short 1-2 week Hiatus from plushing to get all my tax and licensing documents in order ^^; I just moved to Baltimore this past October, so there's still some of that legal paperwork I need to figure out. And inventory. Oh god inventory.

I'm aiming to be done by the end of February so I can enjoy my springtime months without all this riding on my back. I'll still be checking dA and FA to answer questions, but progress will be stopped for a short time.

Just a mention section to give my previous waitlisters a heads up:
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PippinCoyote Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Professional General Artist
Hey again, I can't finde the page where we talked about quotes? Just wanted to hear if you found out about a price for the refs I sende you. :) 
Hope to hear from you, sorry for asking again too. ^^'
WhittyKitty Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just sent you a note ^^ Thank you for waiting!
TheForestChronicles Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Artist
may I ask  when commissions are back up. how much a medium sized custom would be?
WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm hoping to be able to take on lots of new orders by the spring time <3 April-ish.

And I'd be happy to quote you! But I'd need a bit more specific information, like what exactly you're interested in getting. I create all kinds of things from animals to ponies to humans, and all levels of difficulty, so the pricing is very dependent on what you're interested in.

As a very general loosely-based quote, I tell people expect about $15 per inch of size (not including tail lengths).
Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Teacher! i dont suppose youll put up a sitting pattern for  canines up for sale will you? i have alot of issues making sitting patterns and i cant quiet understand them :c
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