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Gallery of Goodwill

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Hello everypony!

I am proud to present to you today a pet project turned reality, supported by a initial band of brilliant and kind artists and Poniverse!

This project, which I call the Gallery of Goodwill, is meant to spread a little joy and inject some cheer to people who need it, as well as supporting and showcasing some of the talented artists this fandom has to offer.

In a nutshell, the project works like this: If you want to spread a little cheer to someone, you can put forward a request to get an artist here to draw for you. The artist gets paid out of a donation pool, everypony's happy! I hope that people will see the good in this, and help spread a little bit of cheer!

 

UPDATE:
We have come out of hiatus! Check out the annoucement for more details in the thread below or in this dA link!

 

https://mlpgalleryofgoodwill.deviantart.com/journal/GoG-is-Back-717862935

 

How the request process is going to work is rather simple. You need to put a request up on the thread below, and include some information:

Your friend’s name

We have your name on the post, but it’ll be good to know who you are asking this artwork for. You don’t need to give their real name, only their username or online handle.

A brief description of their situation

You don’t need to go into all the details, or write a calamitous tale, but we appreciate if we know the context of the situation.

A description of the commission

Well, we need to know what you want drawn! Describe it, but include the references later when your request is confirmed. However, all requests must be within reason, as this art will be displayed publicly in MLP Forums and other sites. This means no NSFW or 18+ artwork, please. Any requests like this will be instantly denied.

Which artist you want to work on this

Here’s an upfront disclaimer: You may not always get your first pick of artist. It isn’t  fair to any one artist if we suddenly load them with 20 requests while the rest don’t have much to do. So it’ll be best if you give a selection so we can try to fit the request in.

 

The type of art will come later when we confirm with you which artist will be taking up your request.

 

In addition to this, I do some 3D printing in my spare time, and there miiight be customised 3D printed goodies for those who are quite generous. We will also be open to more artists who would want to contribute in this way, so you might want to keep your ears open.

 

I think it’s best if I spent some time addressing the burning questions some of you must have:

Spoiler

Who is overseeing this event?

I’m going to be curating the Gallery of Goodwill. Lady Kiriness is providing technical assistance on behalf of Poniverse. No frills, no spills.

 

How long will the event last?

The Gallery of Goodwill will end on June 14 or if the fund is completely drained before then. So make sure to join up soon!

EDIT: The Gallery has been extended through the summer! Hooray!

 

Who qualifies for a commission?

Anyone you can think of! This isnt meant to be locked away, but to be shared amongst everyone. So it doesnt matter what it is, if you think that person would like some art, go right on ahead!

 

Do I need to donate to ask for a request?

Nope! You are welcome to request without giving anything. Of course, we would encourage giving a little to help others have the same experience as your friend, but there is absolutely no need to do so!

 

Can I get an commission for myself?

Unfortunately, no. As much as we would like to share this with everyone, its hard to control if everyone rushes in here looking for art for themselves. Dont worry, im sure someone there cares about you!

 

I’m an artist and I want to help out! How do I do it?

Well, I am running the Gallery of Goodwill with Lady Kiriness' assistance, and we are open to any artists that want to come in and join in the party. However, since we have to balance the project out, we will need to check if we have room for more. We are also open to artists wanting to contribute donation rewards too, though it’ll need a little more discussion. Just send us a PM.

 

What’s this about goodies for the generous?

Yeah! I will be contributing some time to make some stuff for donation rewards, and we will be open to artists contributing to donation rewards, so watch this space!

 

Current goodies:

 

Skysweep

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7911vej7qhpns4z/IMG_20170315_063009.jpg?dl=0

Inspired by the style of Wonderbolt badge, I have 3D printed a Pegasus, Unicorn and Earth Pony badge that can be painted to match your OC’s race and colour scheme!

I’ll make one for you if you donate more than $60, and I will ship them in batches because of my limited time. In addition, I have a little thing I’ll do, too: For every shipment, if you are the most generous pony, I will make all three badges for you so you have a full set! The others can be generic or of the same style as your OC -- it’s up to you. Subject to availability, of course, as I’m an active servicepony spending most of my time in camp. So you’ll want to grab one before it’s gone!

 

How do donations and payments work?

And now an explanation from Yellow Diamond!

 

Hey there! There are two ways you can contribute to the Gallery of Goodwill. The first option is available to members of MLP Forums: simply donate through the following donation page.

The second method is for those who wish to donate but don’t have an account on MLP Forums: please send a payment to https://paypal.me/Poniverse. You should leave a note with your payment saying that you’re giving money to the Gallery of Goodwill.

Each donation to the Gallery of Goodwill is essentially held in escrow by Poniverse, as per our commission policy (read about it here!). When an artist finishes a commission, the payment is processed and sent directly to the artist via PayPal. I should note that 15% of each payment will go to covering transaction fees and maintenance costs. Your generosity is very much appreciated!

 

My friend needs help but isn’t a Poniverse member -- Can I still give them some cheer and make a request?

That is absolutely fine! This project is open to everyone! However, for simplicity's sake, I’d ask that you post your requests on the main thread in the Commissions section of MLP Forums so that it’s easier to track your request and ensure nobody is forgotten.  

 

But I’m not a Poniverse member! What do I do?

There are ways around this, of course. One is you can sign up for a membership, which is free and easy. We also now have a Deviantart group you can join as well! 

http://mlpgalleryofgoodwill.deviantart.com/

 

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us. Otherwise, thank you, and enjoy!

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Do you have to donate to get a request? If so how much? (Sorry Im a little confused since I've never done this before)

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skysweep, if a person is facing a hardship a requester is aware of, but the requester doesn't want it publicly stated or acknowledged, can a request be made via PM instead of in this thread?

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Do you have to donate to get a request? If so how much? (Sorry Im a little confused since I've never done this before)

 

You dont need to donate to request anything. However, we still appreciate if you are able to give so that others can have the same joy as your friend. But if you really are tight on cash, then its totally alright. Just request away.

 

skysweep, if a person is facing a hardship a requester is aware of, but the requester doesn't want it publicly stated or acknowledged, can a request be made via PM instead of in this thread?

 

Of course! You can PM if you dont want it publicly heard whatsoever. Its just that the request itself (the details of what you want drawn) need to be here for tabulation. Otherwise, the details of the hardship can be shared privately. 

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I’ll make one for you if you donate more than $65,

 

Does this mean total, or at once? 

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I quite love this idea, and I'm kind of disappointed that it hasn't been taking off as much as I'd hoped it would!

 

If I may, I'd like to put in my own request, for my girlfriend, Alex (AKA Mercury). (I believe she goes by LadyMercury on MLPF.) As of late she's been struggling with depression mainly caused by problems with her roommates, and not much that I'm able to do has really helped with that. It's really bringing her down from what I can see, and I hate being helpless to do much since we don't live together :( I'd love to get her a cute piece of art to make her smile for a little while, but I can't really afford it myself due to my own problems that I won't go into. I think she'd love a normal pony style drawing from either Naiya the Brony or Ariida-Chi. I'm not sure too much what I'd like the content of the piece to be - generally I give artists a fair bit of freedom when I commission them! If I get accepted, though, I may be able to come up with a bit more concrete of an idea.

 

Thanks for considering my request!

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Does this mean total, or at once? 

 

Oh! Well I dropped the donation amount a little (I know by $5 isnt a lot but still) and may do so more, and to answer your question, yes, its a total running tally for each person. So if you give $30 today, and $30 tomorrow, it still counts as $60 to me. 

 

I quite love this idea, and I'm kind of disappointed that it hasn't been taking off as much as I'd hoped it would!

 

If I may, I'd like to put in my own request, for my girlfriend, Alex (AKA Mercury). (I believe she goes by LadyMercury on MLPF.) As of late she's been struggling with depression mainly caused by problems with her roommates, and not much that I'm able to do has really helped with that. It's really bringing her down from what I can see, and I hate being helpless to do much since we don't live together :( I'd love to get her a cute piece of art to make her smile for a little while, but I can't really afford it myself due to my own problems that I won't go into. I think she'd love a normal pony style drawing from either Naiya the Brony or Ariida-Chi. I'm not sure too much what I'd like the content of the piece to be - generally I give artists a fair bit of freedom when I commission them! If I get accepted, though, I may be able to come up with a bit more concrete of an idea.

 

Thanks for considering my request!

Sure! Ill be sure to add your name to the list and see if Naiya or Ariida will take this up. 

I quite love this idea, and I'm kind of disappointed that it hasn't been taking off as much as I'd hoped it would!

 

If I may, I'd like to put in my own request, for my girlfriend, Alex (AKA Mercury). (I believe she goes by LadyMercury on MLPF.) As of late she's been struggling with depression mainly caused by problems with her roommates, and not much that I'm able to do has really helped with that. It's really bringing her down from what I can see, and I hate being helpless to do much since we don't live together :( I'd love to get her a cute piece of art to make her smile for a little while, but I can't really afford it myself due to my own problems that I won't go into. I think she'd love a normal pony style drawing from either Naiya the Brony or Ariida-Chi. I'm not sure too much what I'd like the content of the piece to be - generally I give artists a fair bit of freedom when I commission them! If I get accepted, though, I may be able to come up with a bit more concrete of an idea.

 

Thanks for considering my request!

OK! Naiya has agreed to take on your request! So might want to think about that solid request, also maybe some ref pics and such. 

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Yay, I'm so glad to hear that!

 

Here are a couple of references of her:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/81618929973198848/292735921563107328/1469667628.valkyrie_ec_017_nopony435.png

https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2016/10/22/1279110.png (Bonus picture of AppleDash!)

 

Now, the art idea... It all depends on how many characters I'm allowed to request! Because my ideal idea would involve her laying on her back with AppleDash (https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2015/7/17/938451.png) laying on his belly on top of Mercury and pressing his nose against hers, with about the same size proportions of the second reference picture up there.

 

But... If that's not possible, then my second idea would be just her curled up sleeping with a thought bubble that indicates she's dreaming of lemon merengue pie (it's a bit of an inside joke between us :P)

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Yay, I'm so glad to hear that!

 

Here are a couple of references of her:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/81618929973198848/292735921563107328/1469667628.valkyrie_ec_017_nopony435.png

https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2016/10/22/1279110.png (Bonus picture of AppleDash!)

 

Now, the art idea... It all depends on how many characters I'm allowed to request! Because my ideal idea would involve her laying on her back with AppleDash (https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2015/7/17/938451.png) laying on his belly on top of Mercury and pressing his nose against hers, with about the same size proportions of the second reference picture up there.

 

But... If that's not possible, then my second idea would be just her curled up sleeping with a thought bubble that indicates she's dreaming of lemon merengue pie (it's a bit of an inside joke between us :P)

Sounds interesting....

Also, Ariida has expressed interest too, so which artist would you want to do this?

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Sounds interesting....

Also, Ariida has expressed interest too, so which artist would you want to do this?

 

My preference is Naiya still! (although I expressed interest in both because I love both styles of art, so no offense to Ariida :P)

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I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post it here or in the other thread, but I donated $100 at 7:58 EST.

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On 4/5/2017 at 8:27 AM, Artimis Whooves said:

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post it here or in the other thread, but I donated $100 at 7:58 EST.

Anything related to the GoG should be posted here.

Of course, thank you for the donation. Here's hoping it can go to good use soon! :)

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I don't know anyone who particularly needs it so I have no requests but I just donated $100 at 13:11 GB time so good luck ¦)

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I can't believe this thread isn't active. This seems like a great idea!

So, I have a friend over on the EQD Forums who goes by LeonBrony17. He's been having a rough go of things in life with bullying, especially with his parents. So, about a week ago, he told us his parents came home unexpectedly and were planning on staying for three weeks (so, until June 21st). Because of this, he won't be able to do anything pony related until then, and is probably going to come back even more depressed then he already was.

I thought it would be nice if I could surprise him with a picture of his OC when he got back, as a sort of Welcome Back present to get his spirits up. Here's a picture of it: 21gVkXG.png

 

I do have a slight preference towards Midnight Scribbler for drawing him, if he's available. But all of those artists are awesome. I'd be fine with any one of them.

Thank you all so much for doing this. It's nice to see ponies looking out for one another. I really think Leon's gonna love this present.

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5 hours ago, ShadowDash13 said:

I can't believe this thread isn't active. This seems like a great idea!

So, I have a friend over on the EQD Forums who goes by LeonBrony17. He's been having a rough go of things in life with bullying, especially with his parents. So, about a week ago, he told us his parents came home unexpectedly and were planning on staying for three weeks (so, until June 21st). Because of this, he won't be able to do anything pony related until then, and is probably going to come back even more depressed then he already was.

I thought it would be nice if I could surprise him with a picture of his OC when he got back, as a sort of Welcome Back present to get his spirits up. Here's a picture of it: 21gVkXG.png

 

I do have a slight preference towards Midnight Scribbler for drawing him, if he's available. But all of those artists are awesome. I'd be fine with any one of them.

Thank you all so much for doing this. It's nice to see ponies looking out for one another. I really think Leon's gonna love this present.

Hiya!
Well it is what it is. We try to support others as much as we can still.

I see, well I will be certain to add your request to the list, and thanks for your support!

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5 hours ago, skysweep said:

Sure! Do you want to request one on his behalf?

sure, I don't know what he'd want though.

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On 6/20/2017 at 1:05 AM, Artimis Whooves said:

sure, I don't know what he'd want though.

Well, youre welcome to take your time to figure out. A surprise request for him can be just as exciting!

@Artimis Whooves However we do need to have you actually request so we can log things. 

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Hello, I would like a request done for my friend Techno Universal. He's been a really wonderful help for me over the last few months, and it would mean a great deal if I could get this done as a surprise for him.

I would really like it if it could be a picture of our OCs standing next to each other on a grassy hill, wearing large and fluffy capes that are flowing in the wind.

My OC Celestial Flight (she is an alicorn in the RP)
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and Techno's Oc Techno Univeraal

image.jpeg.813c7ffb2cff10013f748228caa67

 

If this could be done, that would really wonderful :)

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20 minutes ago, Celestial Flight said:

Hello, I would like a request done for my friend Techno Universal. He's been a really wonderful help for me over the last few months, and it would mean a great deal if I could get this done as a surprise for him.

I would really like it if it could be a picture of our OCs standing next to each other on a grassy hill, wearing large and fluffy capes that are flowing in the wind.

My OC Celestial Flight (she is an alicorn in the RP)
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and Techno's Oc Techno Univeraal

image.jpeg.813c7ffb2cff10013f748228caa67

 

If this could be done, that would really wonderful :)

Okay just to let you know that if you want the image to be a surprise then I recommend you PM @skysweep about it! It's like I'm doing the request for you over PM! :)

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Hello I would like to make a request for my cousin chaosprincess. She has been going through some rough times as of late so maybe having a picture of both of her ponysonas would help cheer her up. I really do want to keep this as a suprise to her. What I really think she would like is a picture of both her ponysonas Laurel and Chaos standing back to back on their hind legs with their hooves crossed References will be below

Laurel

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General Info

Height:She is a short adult pegasus

Coat:light brown

Mane and Tail color:dark brunette

Mane and Tail type: Naturally curly

Eye: She has twinkle eyes. Which it means she has gems for eyes. They are a dark brown.

Cm:59a251a447a12_Laurelcmcomplete2.thumb.jpg.de4a65ece974d35e2d3f9a701fb0cc73.jpg

Here is some references just the blush lines I put on the headshot were intended to make her look cute but other people have mistaken it as makeup which she dosent wear.

59a2518cad0e2_Laurelscolors.thumb.jpg.57b0efc4e5e687203873a56544a67d99.jpg

591dfa253f75c_LaurelComplete.thumb.jpg.d54f33972d7df6b16e28379580457c37.jpg

 

Chaos:

Spoiler

General Info

Height:She is a short alicorn

Coat:gold

Mane and Tail color:black and red

Mane and Tail type: Naturally curly

Eye: She has two different colored twinkle eyes. Which it means she has gems for eyes. The right eye is gold and her left eye is red.

CM:59a25198dcc48_ChaosCMcomplete.thumb.jpg.2df25e459fd252e8d558e388577d154b.jpg

Here is some more references she just dosent wear King Sombras armor.

59a2517d39da3_ChaoticColors.jpg.9c87461ad1b338db695a81e3747a40a9.jpg

 

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Here is the pose  thumb.png.0ecd6ff90573ef206fdb2967c19e10d6.png

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone, 
Unfortunately due to the lack of donations, we will be temporarily closing requests.
We appreciate that everyone supports this idea a lot, and I am glad this is the case, but we run primarily off the generosity of the people who support this project. Without the funding of donations, we would be unable to support artists the way we do with a fair payment for the work they do. 
 

We really appreciate that if you really like this idea, and if you can, that you give what you can so that we can continue sharing cheer and helping artists. 

There is also a reward program we run, if you werent already aware:
https://mlpgalleryofgoodwill.deviantart.com/journal/GoG-Reward-Scheme-696307344

You get some nice goodies, and we get the funds we need to support the artists in what they do, we all win! 

I hope everyone can find that extra bit of generosity to chip in and help us. Thank you all. 

 

 

@Celestial Flight @PrincessOfCompassion
 
I have logged both of your requests, but it would be on hold until we can procure more funds.

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5 hours ago, skysweep said:

Hello everyone, 
Unfortunately due to the lack of donations, we will be temporarily closing requests.
We appreciate that everyone supports this idea a lot, and I am glad this is the case, but we run primarily off the generosity of the people who support this project. Without the funding of donations, we would be unable to support artists the way we do with a fair payment for the work they do. 
 

We really appreciate that if you really like this idea, and if you can, that you give what you can so that we can continue sharing cheer and helping artists. 

There is also a reward program we run, if you werent already aware:
https://mlpgalleryofgoodwill.deviantart.com/journal/GoG-Reward-Scheme-696307344

You get some nice goodies, and we get the funds we need to support the artists in what they do, we all win! 

I hope everyone can find that extra bit of generosity to chip in and help us. Thank you all. 

 

 

@Celestial Flight @PrincessOfCompassion
 
I have logged both of your requests, but it would be on hold until we can procure more funds.

Well really I would be donating a lot here if I was living in my own home and I could supply funding but annoyingly it's pretty much impossible for me to donate here because of my current real life situation. Like I have no PayPal account right now and I probably won't be able to create one until I'm 18 plus I really am extremely annoyed of how I can't donate here! :)

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