Hello Earthling!My name is Ray (they/them)! I'm an artist and cartoonist who loves to draw original characters. I'm currently seeking work as a comic colorist, paid opportunities to create short fiction comics, and would love to contribute illustrations to art books. Content Warning
The artwork and comics on this site may contain mild adult themes. All of my explicit 18+ work is off-site with clear warnings.
If you're looking for my prehistoric fiction or academic work, please visit cavetoonist.com!


Content Warning: Some of the art in this gallery contains adult themes.
Clothed fictional characters kissing/touching. All characters depicted are over 18yo.


Personal


Commissions & Gifts


Digital Sketchbooks
Available for purchase on Ko-fi or become a patron to access these collections and ongoing sketchbook updates!

Zero G
A sexy scifi comic for Oh Joy Sex Toy!
18+ Adults Only


The Lore Keeper
A graphic novel in progress about a young artist who lived in Europe during the end of the last ice age.
This comic is currently on hiatus, but you can read a sample by clicking the banner below!

Colorist
I'm currently seeking work as a comic colorist! My rate is $60-$75 per page depending on the complexity of your project. I use Clip Studio Paint EX on an iPad Pro.
Samples
I'm the colorist for Help Wanted by Payton Francis! My work starts in episode 127 (Answers, Part 7).


Comics & Illustration
I'm interested paid opportunities to create short fiction comics and would love to contribute illustrations to art books. I'm also sometimes available for private commissions.


A Note About CreditIf your project is intended for children or all-ages (or it makes you more comfortable in general), I'd be happy to be credited using my legal name which is not associated with my mature work. You may contact me here if you'd like to avoid all mentions of Ray Starshine in your correspondence with me.

SKETCH COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!!
(all other commissions are closed at this time)
Commissions open rarely and my supporters on Patreon get first dibs!


Portait: $100 per character


Half Body: $150 per character


Full Body: $200 per character


Half Body Sketch: $60 per character


Full Body Sketch: $80 per character


Original characters (OCs) only!You must provide a visual reference of your character. I will not work from a description alone.Prices are for ONE character in full color with cell shading and a solid/simple background. (Two characters is double the price and so on.) If your character is very complicated (intricate tattoos, elaborate outfit, wings, etc.) I might charge a little more.PayPal (USD) only! You must be 18+ and have your own PayPal account to commission me. Payment is due up front.You will receive a 300dpi image and a web sized image for personal use (art print/profile pic/etc). You may not resell or create products for sale with the image. You may not mint the image as an NFT. I will not accept any NFT/crypto/blockchain related projects.I will draw:
- humans, antho/furry, mild erotica (kissing/touching fully clothed 18+ characters), robots, aliens, animals, etc!
I will not draw:
- NSFW, nudity, gore, hate, real people, vehicles, any character that isn't an OC, characters that originated from an NFT
I reserve the right to decline a commission for any reason without explanation.


How to commission me!Please email the following form to ray@raystarshine.com with "Commission for [your name]" in the subject line.Commission Type: (portrait, half body, full body, half body sketch, or full body sketch)
Reference(s):
Brief description of your character's personality:
Pose/Expression/Mood: (optional)
Twitter username: (if applicable)
PayPal address:
After I accept your commission I will send you a PayPal invoice. Work will not begin until the invoice is paid in full. Please allow up to 8 weeks for me to finish your commission.Feel free to email me with any questions!! :)

Welcome to Star Mail!

Star Mail is sent out bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. You can expect at least two small goodies or one big goodie in each mailing. Goodies may include: stickers, art prints, zines, mini comics, etc.

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Sign-up Bonus

Depending on when you sign up, your first Star Mail will have a bonus or perk! If you pay for two months before your first mailing you will receive a full set of goodies plus one small bonus goodie! (Example: You pay for November and December and get a bonus goodie in your January Star Mail.) If you pay for one month before your first mailing you will receive a full set of goodies as a perk! (Example: You pay for December and get a full set of goodies in your January Star Mail.)


FAQ

What am I paying for each month?
You are paying upfront for the production of the goodies I send in your bi-monthly Star Mail. For example, your November and December payments pay for your January Star Mail goodies. All of the billing cycles are listed below:
November and December: January Star Mail
January and February: March Star Mail
March and April: May Star Mail
May and June: July Star Mail
July and August: September Star Mail
September and October: November Star Mail
When will I be billed?
You will be billed the day you sign up and on the same day each month after until you cancel.
Do you accept PayPal?
No, sorry! Payments are processed via Stripe.
Why is Star Mail shipped bi-monthly?
Shipping Star Mail bi-monthly allows me some breathing room between mailings and more flexibility to work on bigger/longer/fancier goodies from time to time!
How is Star Mail shipped?
Star Mail is shipped in an envelope or flat mailer with basic postage (no tracking).
How do I change my address, update my payment information, or cancel my subscription?
You can change your address, update your payment information, or cancel your subscription by visiting the member portal.
What happens if I cancel my subscription before the next Star Mail ships?
It depends on when you cancel! If you cancel after a two month billing cycle ends, you will receive the following Star Mail. For example, if you pay in November and December and cancel your subscription after your December payment goes through you will receive the January Star Mail. If you cancel before a two month billing cycle ends, you will not receive the following Star Mail. For example, if you pay in November and cancel your subscription before your December payment goes through, you will not receive the January Star Mail.
What should I do if my Star Mail is lost or damaged?
Please email me with more details so we can come up with a solution! In most cases, I will send you a replacement free of charge.
If your question was not answered here, please feel free to send me an email!