Firbet Makes

Bethany Bronwyn Curtis

Freelance Illustrator
Paints in acrylic and digitally, specialises in nature illustrations.


About Me

Firbet Makes

Bethany Bronwyn Curtis


Hi, I'm BethanyI'm a mixed media illustrator who uses both traditional acrylic paintings and digital illustration to create my artwork. Though I can also work with them apart from each other.I love creating artwork relating to nature and gastronomy, especially together. Artwork that brings joy and positivity to world is what I aim to create with bright colours and bubbly charactersCreating illustrations which can educated others is passion of mine. Whether they're for recipes, history, or culture I welcome any opportunity to create something others can learn from.

Email me at: Firbetmakes@gmail.com

Mediums

Mixed Media Artwork


Artwork made using a combination of acrylic paints and Digital editing. Comes out with a thick looking style and heavily textures

Digital Artwork


Artwork made using the digital art app procreate. used to achieve effects and artwork which would be difficult to achieve in acrylic. Has a clean style accentuated with texture and effects.

Traditional Artwork


Artwork made using a combination of acrylic paints, inks, markers, and airbrush. Thick styles utilizing colour and shape to achieve bold outcomes

Animation


Artwork made using the digital art app procreate. Used to create short looping animated gifs and looping images

Zine Contributions

Support Me

Much of my artwork is available as keyrings, prints, and much more. Check out my store for my full range of products

Donations


For a small one time donation use ko-fi. Any support is truly appreciated.

Zine Contributions

Aspec Journal Zine: History and Mythology


Release Date: TBA
Role: Cover + Merch Illustrator

20x20: A Hikaru no Go Zine


Release Date: TBA
Role: Page + Merch Illustrator

A Tie that Binds: A Yu-Gi-Oh! Holiday Zine


Preorder Date: 2021 November 26th - December 20th
Role: Page Illustrator

Duel Dish, Activate!: A Yu-Gi-Oh! Cookbook Zine


Preorder Date: 2021 August 30 - October 10
Role: Page Illustrator

Project Sakura: A Yu-Gi-Oh! Zine


Preorder Date: 2021 September 18th - October 18th
Role: Tea Tin Illustrator

Heart & Soul: A YGO Signature Card Zine


Preorder Date: 2021 March 14 - April 03
Role: Page Illustrator

Lacquer Zine Vol 1: Necrobeat - A Free Yu-Gi-Oh! Zine


Release Date: December 2020
Role: Page Illustrator


Full Colour Illustration 
Colour Sketch£15
Bust£25
Fullbody£35
Background£60
Landscape£80

Specialised 
Colouring Sheets£15

YGO! Card Art 
Base£40
Extra Character(s)+ £10
Detailed Character+ £20
Detailed Background+ £20

Extras 
Extra Character+ £10
Mixed Media Illustration+ £10
Animated Gif+ £20

Email me specifics for projects that do not fit any of these


Fine Tuning

Payment can be either paid fully after the rough sketch
Or 50% at rough sketch and 50% at finished illustration
This is to ensure mutual trust in fulfillment of the transaction on both sides.Please keep in mind the price of illustrations are subject to change depending on complexity and timeframe.I will charge extra if you want large changes to illustrations after you have confirmed the refined sketch.Payment will be taken over paypal using their invoice service, if you have any problems please let me know.I will only start the commission fully when I am paid in any amount. l will send you your desired outcome(s) over email when I’m paid fully.

If you have any problems with anything during the commission you can contact me over email.
I can also give updates if you request one outside of my regular updates.
My primary method of communication is with my email -
Firbetmakes@gmail.com
Or Discord -
FirbetMakes#4359
Let me know if this is a problem!


I Will Work On:

No Thanks:
Anything NSFW
Any Fetish
Anything Racist, Homophobic, Transphobic, Acephobic, Pedophillic, Hate Speech, ect.
Explicit / Intense Gore
Kissing ( makes me uncomfortable, I'm sorry )
Okay!:
Anthro / Furry
Fanart / Original Characters
Cartoon / Candy Gore
Mecha


Terms of Service


∙ If you break a rule or do not pay for a commission I will refuse your future commissions.∙ I hold the right to refuse a commission if I feel uncomfortable with it.∙ I won’t copy or trace another artist's work for you.
(illustrating in a similar style to an artwork is fine.)
∙ No artwork you commission from me can be reproduced or used for commercial profit without my written
permission. You can ask for this permission after the commission is complete, if you haven't already asked.
∙ If you post my work online for display please credit me.∙ Please do not drop out of a commission without warning


Communication


Discord ID: FirbetMakes#4359

Example Email

To: Firbetmakes@gmail.com
Subject Line: Commission :D
Main Body: Hi I'd like...
- Brief discription
- Size of the piece
- The Level you want
- The Extras you want
- (For Fanart) Characters Name + Series
- Any Extra Notes
Attachments: Reference Images / Sketches
And I'll get back to you to confirm I've got the email :D


Email Me

Resume

Firbet Makes

Bethany Bronwyn Curtis
Freelance Illustrator
05/1999 | United Kingdom, Gloucestershire

Experience


Our Man in the Moone
Animator / 2019 - 2020
College Commissioned

Hay Festival
Banner Illustrator / 2019
College Commissioned

Hay Festival
Workshop Instructor / 2019
College Commissioned

Atlantic Games
Miniature Painting / 2016 - 2018
Commissioned

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Pop-up Shop Vendor / 2017 - 2017
Volunteer

Black Heart Creatives
Jewellery Design / 2015 - 2017
Commissioned


YGO Charity Zine 'Project Sakura'
Tea Tin Illustrator / 2021 - 2021
Contributor

YGO Charity Cookbook Zine 'Duel Dish, Activate!'
Page Illustrator / 2021 - 2021
Contributor

YGO Free Zine 'Lacquer Zine Vol 1: Necrobeat'
Page Illustrator / 2020 - 2021
Contributor

Education


Hereford College of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Honours - BA (Hons) in Illustration, 1st
2017 - 2020

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Merit
2016 - 2017
UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, Distinction
2015 - 2016


Software - Meduims

Painting
Acrylic, Inks, Acrylic Markers

Digital Editing
Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

Skills

Illustration
Character Design
GIF Animation
Storyboarding

Mixed Media Artwork

Digital Artwork

Traditional Artwork

Animation

Projects

"Madeleine and Latte" Book Concept


My final major project of my final year at Hereford College of Arts.For this project I designed and illustrated a non-fiction children's book concept based around world foods. I created a final set of 10 illustrations for a 20 page zine.I also created a set of book mockups to showcase how a finished book may look like.My full progress was documented on my university blog.



2021 A-Spectrum Pride Wolves


A yearly tradition to draw wolves on pride month in support of aspec identities.This year I expanded the identities drawn to include smaller identities in the aspec community.8 identities are displayed with the middle wolf representing the whole community.The scene was formatted so that each wolf would have an A3 section to themselves.



A-spec Journal Zine 2021 Edition


During 2021 I illustrated a cover for the Aspec Journal Zine.




Inktober 2021 Colouring Book


Each year during October I take part in the online challenge inktober where I drew 31 illustrations using fineliners and markers.For 2021 I decided to draw 31 colouring pages featuering animals and food.



Inktober 2020 Zine


Each year during October I take part in the online challenge inktober where I drew 31 illustrations using fineliners and markers.For 2021 I decided to draw 31 storybook pages of a short original story.