gatekeep.

Prices here apply for non-commercial use. For commercial commissions, the price is 2x-5x the base price.Open/Closed status applies to noncommercial commissions only. Commercial commissions are never closed.All prices listed are in USD. If paid through Goods and Services, the buyer will pay the additional fee.Commission lengths are as follows:

TypeDescription
HeadshotFrom the top of the head to the shoulders.
BustFrom the top of the head to the ribcage.
Waist-UpFrom the top of the head to the hips.
Thigh-UpFrom the top of the head to the knees.
Full BodyFrom the top of the head to the feet.

branding

TypeStarting Price
logo349
limited-use branding*149

* items not to be manufactured for sale (ex: jerseys)

chibi

LengthStarting Price
bust39
waist-up49
thigh-up59
full body69

neco & fumo

This is assumed to be a full body.

TypeStarting Price
neco39
fumo29

oil paint

LengthStarting Price
headshot199
bust239
waist-up299
thigh-up359
full body459

pen & ink

LengthStarting Price
headshot59
bust79
waist-up109
thigh-up139
full body169

*as pictured

soft paint

LengthStarting Price
headshot69
bust89
waist-up119
thigh-up149
full body179

vtubing

This is assumed to be a PNGtuber.
Contact me for Live2D vtubing.

LengthStarting Price
waist-up*59
thigh-up79
full body99

*as picturedComes with blinking, open + closed mouth, and 1 alternate expression.
Additional alternate expressions are + 19.

add-ons

Every commission comes with a solid color or gradient background.

TypeUSD
Background - Simple14
Background - Intermediate23-72
Background - Complex99-199
Complicated Character Design19-73
Exclusivity49-99
Specific Time Constraints39-99

There will be no physical copy sent to the customer unless explicitly discussed and agreed upon.The charge for physical work is as follows:

TypeUSD
Acrylic Charm33
Apparel - Tee43
Apparel - Tote39

You must be 18 or older to purchase a commission.
Commissions are not first-come first-serve. I reserve the right to refuse a commission.
Provide complete character references. I do not currently do design work.
Specify if there is anything you want or do not want beforehand.
Provide all needed extra info if possible. (pose, traits, personality, important info, etc.)
Character designs and colors may be slightly changed to fit my style.
You are allowed up to three major edits in the sketching stage and unlimited minor edits.
Once the sketch has been approved, no edits are allowed in the lineart or coloring stage.
I normally work on a 5x7 inch / 11x17 inch canvas at 300 ppi. Please tell me if you need me to work in another size, and I will accommodate that at no cost.
Size changes can not be made after I start on the lineart.
I will not currently do:
- Furries.
- Full armor. Ask if partially armored.
- Mechas / Anything fully mechanical. Ask if partially mechanical.
Full payment will be sent upfront before I start.
I refund:
100% of the commission if I have not started the work.
70% of the commission at the sketch phase.
40% of the commission at the lineart phase.
There will be no refunds if I have started the coloring phase, or if the commission is finished.
Ill manners and impatience will not be tolerated, and will be refunded as above.
I do not accept chargebacks or disputes. For any issues, please contact me and I will be happy to discuss.
If there is a chargeback or dispute, I take back all rights and can sell the artwork to new buyers.
You cannot claim to have created the artwork. Credit must be given to me, @mesugakl, when commissioned artwork is used. It does not need to be mentioned in a bio, but other individuals cannot be credited for my own work.
It is also acceptable to credit my brand, G8KP / Gatekeep for commercial work.
You may not sell the artwork to third parties.
For non-commercial use, I reserve all the rights to my work.
Do not upload the artwork to any boorus (ex: Danbooru) or train AI using my artwork. If I find that this has occurred, I take back all rights, including commercial, to my work.
If any of my terms have been violated, I will blacklist you and you will not be able to purchase from me in the future.

My portfolio is best viewed on a computer or desktop mode.

hello!

I'm Max, a Japanese illustrator from North Carolina!Prior to doing conventions, I spent two years at Parsons Paris studying fashion. Now, I use what I learned to make handmade apparel and art!I mainly specialize in fighting game art and rhythm game art, but I also have a soft spot for 2000s internet culture.

booth & merch photos


apparel

All apparel is handmade by me- down to the ink formulas themselves.

art prints

playmats

stickers

keychains


past events

Please click the button below to view past and upcoming events I have tabled at.


2024

EventEvent TypeLocationDate
Animate! RaleighAnimeRaleigh, NCJan 5-7
IchibanconAnimeConcord, NCJan 11-14
AP Anime Art MarketAnimeRaleigh, NCFeb 4
RRG Gaming Pop Up MarketGamingRaleigh, NCFeb 10
Genesis XSuper Smash BrosSan Jose, CAFeb 16-18
RRG Hidden Block PartyGamingRaleigh, NCMar 3
Playthrough Gaming ConventionGamingRaleigh, NCMar 16-17
MAX MODEFighting GamesNorcross, GAMar 22-24
Triad Anime ConAnimeWinston-Salem, NCMar 29-31
Stick DriftSuper Smash BrosHampton, VAApr 6
AP Anime Flea MarketAnimeRaleigh, NCApr 7
Texas ShowdownFighting GamesHouston, TXApr 26-28
Fayetteville Comic ConComicsFayetteville,NCApr 27-28
Anime CentralAnimeRosemont, ILMay 17-19
AnimazementAnimeRaleigh, NCMay 24-26
RRG Summer ExpoGamingRaleigh, NCJun 15
Pride Winston SalemLGBTQ+Winston-Salem, NCJun 22
EVOFighting GamesLas Vegas, NVJul 19-21
Greensboro PrideLGBTQ+Greensboro, NCSep 22

2023

EventEvent TypeLocationDate
Get Some Game MarketGamingCharlotte, NCJan 21
Camel City Collector's ConGamingWinston-Salem, NCApr 15
Tidewater ComiconComicsVirginia Beach, VAMay 20-21
Heroes ConComicsCharlotte, NCJun 16-18
Stick DriftSuper Smash BrosHampton, VAJun 17
Defend the NorthFighting GamesBrooklyn, NYJul 14-16
PatchworkSuper Smash BrosRaleigh, NCJul 15-16
HashtagConCosplayHerndon, VAJul 22
ShineSuper Smash BrosWorcestor, MAAug 25-27
Fairfax Comic ConComicsChantilly, VAAug 26-27
Summer JamFighting GamesCherry Hill, NJSep 1-3
Chemistry Queer Vendor MarketLGBTQ+Greensboro, NCSep 24
MoTownConAnimeMooresville, NCOct 7
Fayetteville Comic ConComicsFayetteville, NCOct 13-15
Rise 'N GrindSuper Smash BrosWaco, TXOct 13-15
East Coast ThrowdownFighting GamesStamford, CTOct 20-22
SC Comicon Jr.ComicsGreenville, SCOct 29
Winters TideSuper Smash BrosAsheville, NCDec 2
Gate City GrappleFighting GamesGreensboro, NCDec 4
Northeast ChampionshipFighting GamesCherry Hill, NJDec 8-10

hello!

I'm Max, a Japanese illustrator from North Carolina!Prior to doing conventions, I spent two years at Parsons Paris studying fashion. Now, I use what I learned to make handmade apparel and art!I mainly specialize in fighting game art, original art, and rhythm game art, but I also have a soft spot for 2000s internet culture and Japanese street fashion.

booth & merch photos


apparel

art prints

playmats

stickers

keychains

past events

Please click the button below to view past and upcoming events I have tabled at.

2024

EventEvent TypeLocationDate
Animate! RaleighAnimeRaleigh, NCJan 5-7
IchibanconAnimeConcord, NCJan 11-14
AP Anime Art MarketAnimeRaleigh, NCFeb 4
RRG Gaming Pop Up MarketGamingRaleigh, NCFeb 10
Genesis XSuper Smash BrosSan Jose, CAFeb 16-18
RRG Hidden Block PartyGamingRaleigh, NCMar 3
Playthrough Gaming ConventionGamingRaleigh, NCMar 16-17
MAX MODEFighting GamesNorcross, GAMar 22-24
Triad Anime ConAnimeWinston-Salem, NCMar 29-31
Stick DriftSuper Smash BrosHampton, VAApr 6
AP Anime Flea MarketAnimeRaleigh, NCApr 7
Texas ShowdownFighting GamesHouston, TXApr 26-28
Fayetteville Comic ConComicsFayetteville,NCApr 27-28
Anime CentralAnimeRosemont, ILMay 17-19
AnimazementAnimeRaleigh, NCMay 24-26
RRG Summer ExpoGamingRaleigh, NCJun 15
Pride Winston SalemLGBTQ+Winston-Salem, NCJun 22
EVOFighting GamesLas Vegas, NVJul 19-21
Greensboro PrideLGBTQ+Greensboro, NCSep 22

2023

EventEvent TypeLocationDate
Get Some Game MarketGamingCharlotte, NCJan 21
Camel City Collector's ConGamingWinston-Salem, NCApr 15
Tidewater ComiconComicsVirginia Beach, VAMay 20-21
Heroes ConComicsCharlotte, NCJun 16-18
Stick DriftSuper Smash BrosHampton, VAJun 17
Defend the NorthFighting GamesBrooklyn, NYJul 14-16
PatchworkSuper Smash BrosRaleigh, NCJul 15-16
HashtagConCosplayHerndon, VAJul 22
ShineSuper Smash BrosWorcestor, MAAug 25-27
Fairfax Comic ConComicsChantilly, VAAug 26-27
Summer JamFighting GamesCherry Hill, NJSep 1-3
Chemistry Queer Vendor MarketLGBTQ+Greensboro, NCSep 24
MoTownConAnimeMooresville, NCOct 7
Fayetteville Comic ConComicsFayetteville, NCOct 13-15
Rise 'N GrindSuper Smash BrosWaco, TXOct 13-15
East Coast ThrowdownFighting GamesStamford, CTOct 20-22
SC Comicon Jr.ComicsGreenville, SCOct 29
Winters TideSuper Smash BrosAsheville, NCDec 2
Gate City GrappleFighting GamesGreensboro, NCDec 4
Northeast ChampionshipFighting GamesCherry Hill, NJDec 8-10