Risu

Professional product designer and freelance illustrator

With a M. Sc. in Industrial Design, I have been a freelance illustrator and designer for 5 years with over 10 years of practice.

This portfolio focusses on illustrations within the anime and manga style and my specialization: merchandise design.

For commission requests - for private or commercial purposes - feel free to contact me via social media or e-mail below.

Illustrations

Commercial Commission for Figuya.com

Featuring their OC and mascot Figuchan

The commission included a design for the backside of a postcard print and the illustration will be printed in an upcoming artbook.

Snow Miku 2019

Digital art piece for a group project of my art circle 'Momoiro Syndrome'. The illustration was printed as a bromide for an idol-themed rally at Dokomi 2019. Outlines were used for a colouring book project.

The full-body drawing has been used to produce acrylic standees as merchandise as well.

Lunatic neko's 10th Anniversary Artbook

Guest art entry featuring her OC 'Inari'

Original Washi Tape Art

This piece was made with mixed media consisting of watercolours, washi tape, stickers, stamping ink, and digital edits.

Book of Dreams Zine

I participated as a page artist, the theme I had chosen was 'childhood dreams'

Original Art: Food Illustrations

Very first designs of my own merchandise series 'CupBunCcino'

Café & Street Food inspired dishes where dairy components of a dish take the shape of bunnies

Digital Commission Art

A fanart commission feat. LLSIF's Maki as a Christmas present, made in 2020

Merchandise Showcase

CupBunCcino Series

A variety of original food illustrations where some ingredients take the shape of little bunnies.

Merchandise produced includes enamel pins, keychains, stationery, apparel, and more.

Cookie Cutters

I found a new passion for 3D printing through my work as a product design engineer and I enjoy modelling and printing cookie cutters from food safe PLA material.

Cutters are sold in my Etsy and custom commissions of characters have been popular as well.

Acrylic Charms

A selection of designs that have been produced as acrylic charms.

I enjoy producing them in batches/series and making use of the properties of clear acrylic to simulate a see-through effect of glass.

Miscellaneous Merchandise

A selection of different merchandise I have had experience with, including washi tape, acrylic standees, stickers and sticker sheets, 3D printed jewelry and more.

Commissions Status: WAITLIST OPEN for private use commissions / COMMERCIAL REQUESTS OPEN

Please read my terms of service here: Terms of Service

All requests should be made via e-mail to [email protected] please!

Some smaller non-commercial commissions can be found and purchased via Ko-Fi as well, see ko-fi.com/risupon for more!

Current Turnaround Time: New commissions will be done in late August! Commercial work may be finished earlier!

E-MAIL TEMPLATE

Here is a template form you can fill out when you send me a commission request:

Commission type: e.g. digital/traditional/washi tape style - bustshot/waist-up/full-body/icon/shikishi style - fully rendered/lineart - clean style/pencil style (refering to my posted artworks for style reference would help!)
Add-ons: e.g. background, props, mascots, clothing details
Pose & Expression: including any visual reference is appreciated (even emojis can help), text description is fine too! This step is not necessary but it would help a lot if you have an idea, stick figure sketches are welcome,too!
Deadline: only include if necessary, otherwise I will finish the commission in a timely manner that is fit for me. Rush fees might apply
Include the following in the attachments: Visual references (coloured prefereed) and PayPal e-mail for the payment. Commercial commissions may discuss with me here how they would like to pay me (bank transfer preferred).

PLEASE NOTE: A visual reference is a must! If there is none in the attachments, your commission is automatically rejected but I will not reply to you. You may submit the same request again once you have a reference.

PRICES

Note that prices below are base prices/minimum values for non-commercial commissions with one simple character in a simple outfit and no background at all! Prices are likely to go up.

Prices for add-ons like backgrounds, extra characters etc. and commercial use licences are mentioned below.

Digital Commissions

You can choose between a clean lineart style and pencil lineart style

Bustshot - 60€+
Half-Body - 90€+
Full-Body - 120€+

Chibi Drawings

You can choose between a clean lineart style and pencil lineart style

Chibi Base Price - 60€+
Background Elements - +15€

Includes one extra export with transparent background!

Made as an acrylic charm - +15€ & shipping, includes 3 copies of the charm

Animation - starts at +20€, please inquire more examples from me!

Icon Commissions

You can choose between a clean lineart style and pencil lineart style

Fully rendered - 35€
Doodle style - 20€

Includes one extra export with transparent background!

Animated icon - +20€ (Experimental & discounted! Only 1 slot!)

Traditional Commissions

It's been a while since I have drawn traditionally due to me being around abroad for college but I am willing to draw anything traditionally as well!

Will work on more recent examples soon, therefore the prices below are slightly discounted! Prices will be adjusted depending on paper size! Feel free to discuss them with me if you are planning to frame them!

Sketch Drawings:

Headshot - 30€ (A6) / 35€ (A5)
Bustshot - 35€+
Half-Body - 50€+
Full-Body - 70€+

Coloured accents are free!

Full Renders:

Bustshot - 60€+
Half-Body - 90€+
Full-Body - 120€+

Shikishi Style Commissions

Traditionally drawn lineart with painted golden frame on drawing cardboard (300g/m²)

For real shikishi boards, please inquire me and ask what sizes I have in stock but there will be added material costs of ~5€!

Lineart - 40€+
Lineart w/ colour pencil accents - +5€
Lineart coloured with one copic colour - +15€

Full colour with watercolours - 70€+

Traditional Art: Washi Tape Style

Mixed Media with watercolours, ink, pencils, stamping details, and accents/shading with washi tape

This is a very intricate and time-consuming process requiring many resources, therefore I only offer 1 slot right now and only accept requests if I feel like I have the right material to work on it!

Simple washi tape pieces to come in the future!

Bustshot - Half Render: 80€+ / Full Render 100€+
Half-Body - Half Render: 100€+ / Full Render: 150€+
Full-Body - Half Render: 120€+ / Full Render: 180€+

Background - simple ones from tape, stickers and stamps included in the price! If you wish to have the background completely blank, let me know!

Rendered Background - starts at +20€

Full render example on the left, half render one below

Cookie Cutters!

Includes me making the 3D model and one print for you in a colour of choice if in stock!

Comes with cleaning instructions and my preferred recipe for sugar cookies

Character Face Cutters - 60-70€
Mascot characters/animals - 35€+
Simple custom shapes without stamp - 15€+

Additional 3D print - +3-7€/each, depending on size

ADD-ONS / EXTRAS

Background: starts at 5€ for simple ones made with brushes; 30€+ for realistic background and environmental lighting reflected on the character
Props/weapons: starts at 10€, depending heavily on complexity
Pets/mascot charas: starts at 15€ depending on the complexity (Note: I DO NOT draw hyperrealistic animals!)
Extra characters: Prices depend on how additional characters are integrated. If a second character has the same focus as the first one (e.g. couple illustration), it's the full commission price on top of the first character. Are additional characters implemented more out of focus or in the background, prices will be adjusted and decreased accordingly. I will handle this on a case-by-case basis.
Rush fees: Will be calculated depending on the given deadline but it is generally a percantage of your total commission price.

COMMERCIAL LICENSES PRICING

Commercial pricing will be discussed individually, please send me an inquiry via e-mail! Nonetheless, here are some general guidelines to give you an idea!

1.5x price: semi-commercial copyright and publishing use (e.g. use for Twitch / Youtube assets (any ad-supported site), etc.) - this applies to any use where you are trying to monetize your content in the long run! Vtuber assets belong in this category, too!
2x price: commercial use when the artwork is not the bulk of the product but plays a substantial role (e.g. promotional material, CD cover, game assets, cover illustrations etc.)
3x price: commercial use when the artwork is the bulk of the product (e.g. body pillow, postcard/prints, merchandise, etc.)

Commercial Prices for other services (3D-modelling, Graphic Design, Product Design) need to be discussed individually.

TERMS OF SERVICE & RULES

Please read my ToS carefully before ordering a commission that is not through Ko-Fi!

Rules

Payment accepted via PayPal or SEPA bank transfer (for EU customers only)Full payments are due immediately after we have confirmed the commission details and after I made a rough concept sketch for you. I will not start working on your requests before I have received the payment.For non-commercial/private commissions, prices above 80€ can be paid in split payments, but you must be specifically ask for it and I will not work on your commission until it has been completely paid offAll prices stated are BASE prices and are very likely to go up depending on complexity, detail, additional props or pets unless you have a rather basic character designThere will be 3 checkpoints: Sketch, Lineart, Colouring 90% (not all appliccable at all times, depending on commission type!)One free revision is allowed at each checkpoint to the respective step. For example, if we are at the colouring stage, I cannot change the poses anymore for free, this should have been done in sketch. I can neither change anything anymore in the lineart but I can change colour hues, certain patterns on clothes or add details if specified. Any other revision out of schedule will cost you additional 10€/feature.
Digital commissions will be delivered by e-mail with one high resolution (300 dpi) and one in upload resolution (62 dpi) and if applicable you will receive additional PNGs (transparent background) as wellTraditional commissions will have added tracked shipping costs starting at 5€ within Germany and 8€ outside of Germany.Any specific requests to commission other work than illustration and others offered above can be inquired via e-mail as well, e.g. graphic design, product design, 3D modelling requests (Yes, I offer those too, just not too specifically in this portfolio)

Terms of Service

I keep the rights to reject commission requests (even on Ko-Fi, you will be refunded in that case) if I do not feel comfortable that I can fulfill your request for whatever reasonBe aware that I will keep the copyrights to the artwork, meaning I can repost them websites and reprint them in artbooks with credits to you if applicable (if you want to stay anonymous/not mentioned, you will have to let me know!). This applies especially if you commission me to draw (or 3D model) fanart where none of us have rights over the characters.If you commission me to draw your own OCs, I still have the copyrights to the artwork but I will not reprint them as single products for profit, however I might have them printed non-commercially or in products where your commission is not the bulk of the product, e.g. flyers or art collection books.Requests will receive a reply within 5-7 business days with me stating if I am willing to accept them or not. If my slots and time are limited, commercial commissions will always be given priority over requests for personal art.No refunds, especially not after I have started with your commission already!You may inquire me anytime via social media or e-mail on the status of your commission but replies might take 2-3 business days and messages might get lost, especially on social media, so you are very welcome to ping me multiple times if it's urgent! However, be aware that I will always initiate a conversation if there are updates and the time I spend on discussing over no updates can be better invested in something else ;) So please refrain from asking me for an update every few days, thank you!I do not spend all my work hours per week only on drawing commissions, I also work on fulfilling orders from my shop and more! If you see me on social media or doing personal art, it does not mean, I neglect your commission, it just means, I am taking breathers so I can give my best when I get back to your commission :)

DO's & DONT's

DO

Both fanart and OCs are welcome!Any bishounen / bishoujo /shoujo characters are in my comfort zone = best results!Kemonomimi are & any humanoid version of your furry friends are greatHumanoid Fantasy characters, e.g. elves or designs with horns etc.Cosplay portraits are ok, too!

DON'T

Full FurriesReal people/animalsManga portraits from RL photosVery young (babies) or very old charactersVery buff characters with lots of toned muscles or a large body typeMechas

I am ok with stepping out of my comfort zone here and there, I especially enjoy and want to draw more male bishounen characters but you cannot go wrong with asking me to draw cute girls! While I enjoy challenges, leaving me (and any other artist) in their comfort zone and expertise will always guarantee you best results :)