The First Commissions Project, originally known as The Star Army Commissions Project was one of the unique features and benefits of the Star Army Role-Play. Its mission was simple: to ensure all active characters in the SARP got quality artwork. As Wes said, “Every interesting character deserves a good portrait, and we all want to see Star Army more illustrated and beautiful.”
To make this happen, however, had costs; most artworks cost around $15-$80. Wes stepped up and put a large amount of his own money into commissioning artists. Any actively participating role-player who had been here for a month or more was eligible to get a character portrait drawn. Commissioned art is copyrighted to StarArmy.com.
The Commissions Project produced a huge number of artworks but also was tremendously expensive. A key issue was that the amount of portraits was limited and so only select players would get the benefit of it. Another issue was that characters and their players are transient and might go inactive, making the art go unused, and even active characters' art was often hidden from the public because it was only on an obscure character page. In January 2012, the First Commissions Project was canceled due to the above concerns the high cost of character art and due to other items in Star Army's budget that needed more. Before the cancellation, Wes ensured every character still on the list got art.
See also: Chibi Commissions Project.
The following rules were in place for operation of the project:
If you would like a character portrait, please edit a link to your character's wiki article (preferred) or approved biography post. If an artist has already been requested to do a particular work, it should also be noted in parenthesis. Please note that older and more notable characters might be given priority when assigned to artists (we want to spend money on the players we know are sticking around first, no offense) and that inactive characters should be removed. Preserve the order. Only edit onto the bottom of the list.
Anyone has the right to remove a character that:
The amount spent on the project is unknown, but it guesstimated to be over $4000.
This list in not comprehensive.