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Oh, that cactus :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 8 0 Sketchdumb - car trouble :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 7 3 COMMISSION - The Hun :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 17 2 COMMISSION - The Fall Of Arkos :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 13 2 Practice sketchdump - original art :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 9 0 D-3 troop carrier with drones - Sketch Practice :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 12 0 'Which cactus?' :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 7 3 HEEEWW JAAAAAWWWWWWWN :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 9 4 Bring It On - Dom vs UIR Indie :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 16 10 ROCKET GOBLIN :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 7 3 Old Dema :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 3 4 The First Scout and the Lady Mother :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 15 3 Pendulum Wars - Fire and Retreat! :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 9 4 Swordpony - Vengeance! :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 13 2 Swordpony - broch detail :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 7 1 Sword tattoo for a friend :iconwisdom-thumbs:Wisdom-Thumbs 7 4

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Critiques


There's a great sense of kinetic intensity to this one thanks to the particle effects. One can easily imagine a storm of nearly invisib...

Commissions are now open! It is currently March, but I am booked by family members until April. I'm opening slots now, though, in case business is slow starting.


All commissions are to be paid USD through Paypal, up-front, using the e-mail address I will provide to you in Notes when I accept your commission. I will not accept DeviantArt Point payments for now. You must pay up-front and in full or I will not accept your commission.


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DISCLAIMER:

I don't draw pornography or fetish art.


If your commission contains a level of detail that will significantly increase the time and difficulty of the work, the cost of the commission will rise to accommodate. This will be negotiated prior to payment of the commission.

I retain the right to deny any commission prior to money changing hands. After receiving payment I will finish your commission within thirty (30) days, or your money will be refunded. Otherwise there are no refunds.
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MARCH SLOTS:


  1. [TAKEN - due by April 1st]
  2. [TAKEN - due by April 5th]


APRIL SLOTS:


  1. :iconlevyathyn: [TAKEN - due by April 21st]
  2. :iconaquaraptor: [TAKEN - derp I forgot to give you my e-mail derp derp]
  3. [  available  ]
  4. [  available  ]


DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

I am not psychic. Please be specific when describing what you want from your commission. I charge by the drawing. In other words, if you provide a vague request and are not satisfied with the results, I will charge you again to draw it again. So please explain the details to the best of your ability. Client satisfaction is my top priority, so I will discuss details through Notes, but I can't help you if you can't describe what you want.

Here is my pay scale. These add up. If you have questions, ask them in the comments.

  • Single character  - 
  • $5 for a bust or quick sketch
  • $10 for full character

  • Group  -
  • + $5 per additional character
  • maximum of five (5) characters total


  • Background  -
  • + $10 simple background
  • + $20 for detailed environment


  • Shading -
  • + $3 simple shading
  • + $8 detailed shading


  • Detail/Complexity  -  wild card (negotiable)



 EXAMPLES:


Female Marcus Fenix by Wisdom-Thumbs
Single character bust ($5), simple shading ($3)
Total: $8
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Head Cannon by Wisdom-Thumbs
One full character ($10), no background, simple shading ($3), detailed weapons and detailed equipment adds to price ($5).
Total: $18
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The Maid of Tarth by Wisdom-Thumbs
One full character ($10), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8)
Total: $28
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COMMISSION - The Hun by Wisdom-Thumbs
One full character ($10), additional character ($5), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8). Additional character is a partial silhouette, which shaves several dollars off the price.
Total: $30
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Swordpony - Roadmarker by Wisdom-Thumbs
No character,
detailed background ($20), detailed shading ($8). Due to the scope of the drawing, number of trees, and extra details like the skull, I would add an extra ($2) to round off the price.
Total: $30
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Bring It On - Dom vs UIR Indie by Wisdom-Thumbs
Group with full character ($10), second character ($5), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8). Character legs are hidden, which would normally reduce cost, but excessive shading bumps the drawing back up to full price.
Total: $33
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The Laydown of Troll by Wisdom-Thumbs
Group with full character ($10), additional goat character ($5), additional goat character ($5), additional troll character ($5), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8). Bird and background silhouettes count as extra level of detail, adding ($5) to the price.
Total: $48
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If you have any questions, I will happily discuss them in the comments with you.

  • Listening to: Digital Daggers - "Still Here"
  • Reading: nope
  • Watching: not a thing
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: too much
  • Drinking: pure caffeines

Activity


Commissions are now open! It is currently March, but I am booked by family members until April. I'm opening slots now, though, in case business is slow starting.


All commissions are to be paid USD through Paypal, up-front, using the e-mail address I will provide to you in Notes when I accept your commission. I will not accept DeviantArt Point payments for now. You must pay up-front and in full or I will not accept your commission.


--
DISCLAIMER:

I don't draw pornography or fetish art.


If your commission contains a level of detail that will significantly increase the time and difficulty of the work, the cost of the commission will rise to accommodate. This will be negotiated prior to payment of the commission.

I retain the right to deny any commission prior to money changing hands. After receiving payment I will finish your commission within thirty (30) days, or your money will be refunded. Otherwise there are no refunds.
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MARCH SLOTS:


  1. [TAKEN - due by April 1st]
  2. [TAKEN - due by April 5th]


APRIL SLOTS:


  1. :iconlevyathyn: [TAKEN - due by April 21st]
  2. :iconaquaraptor: [TAKEN - derp I forgot to give you my e-mail derp derp]
  3. [  available  ]
  4. [  available  ]


DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

I am not psychic. Please be specific when describing what you want from your commission. I charge by the drawing. In other words, if you provide a vague request and are not satisfied with the results, I will charge you again to draw it again. So please explain the details to the best of your ability. Client satisfaction is my top priority, so I will discuss details through Notes, but I can't help you if you can't describe what you want.

Here is my pay scale. These add up. If you have questions, ask them in the comments.

  • Single character  - 
  • $5 for a bust or quick sketch
  • $10 for full character

  • Group  -
  • + $5 per additional character
  • maximum of five (5) characters total


  • Background  -
  • + $10 simple background
  • + $20 for detailed environment


  • Shading -
  • + $3 simple shading
  • + $8 detailed shading


  • Detail/Complexity  -  wild card (negotiable)



 EXAMPLES:


Female Marcus Fenix by Wisdom-Thumbs
Single character bust ($5), simple shading ($3)
Total: $8
---
Head Cannon by Wisdom-Thumbs
One full character ($10), no background, simple shading ($3), detailed weapons and detailed equipment adds to price ($5).
Total: $18
---
The Maid of Tarth by Wisdom-Thumbs
One full character ($10), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8)
Total: $28
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COMMISSION - The Hun by Wisdom-Thumbs
One full character ($10), additional character ($5), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8). Additional character is a partial silhouette, which shaves several dollars off the price.
Total: $30
---

Swordpony - Roadmarker by Wisdom-Thumbs
No character,
detailed background ($20), detailed shading ($8). Due to the scope of the drawing, number of trees, and extra details like the skull, I would add an extra ($2) to round off the price.
Total: $30
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Bring It On - Dom vs UIR Indie by Wisdom-Thumbs
Group with full character ($10), second character ($5), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8). Character legs are hidden, which would normally reduce cost, but excessive shading bumps the drawing back up to full price.
Total: $33
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The Laydown of Troll by Wisdom-Thumbs
Group with full character ($10), additional goat character ($5), additional goat character ($5), additional troll character ($5), simple background ($10), detailed shading ($8). Bird and background silhouettes count as extra level of detail, adding ($5) to the price.
Total: $48
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If you have any questions, I will happily discuss them in the comments with you.

  • Listening to: Digital Daggers - "Still Here"
  • Reading: nope
  • Watching: not a thing
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: too much
  • Drinking: pure caffeines
Or at least I feel that way. I celebrated St. Patty's Day with my cousin, my sister, and her boyfriend. Long story short, I am never getting buzzed again. One drink per day, max, but only on holidays, and even then only if it's one parts alcohol to nine parts something else.

That aside, I've got a PayPal and I'm starting commissions tomorrow. Keep an eye out for my journal tomorrow for details.

Since I can't edit my previous journal, I'm throwing this feature in here:

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:iconvegito-princess: Vegito-Princess

Invader Zim Painting by Vegito-Princess I've chose these three not because they're flawless, but because they highlight your progress. This one in particular is good background practice. It's good to fill out the canvas or page, because characters don't exist in vacuums. They exist in environments. And you have a good habit of filling out your canvases, so I'm happy to see that your latest deviation continues that practice.

Arnold Schwarzenegger T2 cover by Vegito-Princess You can learn a lot from a good reference image. And references are always important, even to comic artists. References have taken you a long way. You've gotten a lot better over the years, especially at faces, as this sketch proves. There's just one thing you can't learn from references: why things are proportioned the way they are. For that you'll need to find tutorial videos and anatomy guides. Trust me, it makes drawing a lot easier. In the meantime, this is a good drawing of Arnold's best role, and great job on the hair!

Marylin Monroe Sketch by Vegito-Princess This is my favorite of your deviations. Good work on the shading, lots of volume. Great depth thanks to the difference between the blacks and the highlights. Hard work adds up! I can tell you were tired by the time you reached her fur wrap, which tells me you saved it for last, but that's good prioritizing. You've got a solid grasp on pencilwork, and you've learned a lot to come this far. Which tells me you'll only get better.

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So, next thing is that I'm slowly wearing out my welcome at the house of old family friends. They're great people, I owe them a lot. And they're about to have a family party, so I've got to get off the laptop!

Again, taking commissions tomorrow. Keep an eye out!
  • Listening to: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - "Timekeeper"
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: Karate Kid
  • Playing: old Gears games
  • Eating: THE MOST AMAZING COOKING
  • Drinking: cough cough eeeeeyyy
I got infected. It seemed like a good idea (and still does).

  • The first ten people to comment on this journal, I will add their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery to this list. I will also explain what draws me to those specific deviations.
  • The idea of this is not just to get a free feature, it's to share art around and spread it for everyone. You don't have to spread this around, this is just a fun way to start a discussion.
  • I'll start this list with the person who spread this to me. And if you know any artists who don't get their fair share of attention, go ahead and link me to their work. Let's spread the love and talk art!

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:iconzoarvek: zoarvek

Black Sun by zoarvek This one really stands out in your gallery. The fire pulsing in her veins is a great touch, and the background seems to be an exploding planet. Dare I say it? This is straight fire, yo.

The Night's Reaper by zoarvek The dark sister! It may be unintentional, but this art draws the eye around it in a spiral that ends on Luna's horn. Fibonacci Spiral! The twigs protruding in from the left fill out the image and imply a forest, while also keeping my eye from leaving the image.

The Wanderer by zoarvek Another painting that lures the eye around in a spiral, starting behind Trixie, moving down the beam of light, and swooping across the roses before I end on Trixie's face. This one is my favorite. I think you could have pushed it even further by exaggerating the movement of the wheels and the sway of the sign above her, but this is already a great addition to my Favorites. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before!

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:iconvelgarn: Velgarn

Shipping by Velgarn There's a special place in my heart for Sblorch the Orch (I'm sorry that's just how I read his name). This is his defining moment for me. Also, the text lines up perfectly, letting my eye drift lazily from beat to beat to beat. And the comedic timing is even better. The faces still make me snort.

Mature Content

Equestria Girls 3 - The Pick of Destiny by Velgarn
You clearly put a lot of effort into this, and it stands out as one of the few whole pieces in your gallery. I know it's based closely off the cover of the original movie poster, but you did such a great job that I've smiled every time I've seen it. Also, it looks like Fluttershy is censoring Demon!Sunset's boobage, and now I NEED to hear Ashleigh Ball and Andrea Libman cover "Tribute." Preferably the better version with the longer, sweeter "YEEE-EEEAAA-AAAGGHHHHHHHH-HHHHEHHHH!"

Kobolds by Velgarn This is true character design. Kobolds are such great little <bleeps>. I'm partial to them, having two especially memorable run-ins with them in Dwarf Fortress. And this is beyond a doubt my favorite depiction of them, ever. I had to Fave it the instant I saw it. Your description for this deviation primes the pump for a thousand video game ideas, and I now ascribe to this Most Glorified & Unified Kobold/Cobold Canon.

3:
:iconaquaraptor: AquaRaptor

Ominous Triangle by AquaRaptor Every once in a while, an idea comes along that perfectly merges two series into one perfect joke. And this is one such idea. 'Tis a blessing on us all. It's also so symmetrical I want to shout "OOO! OOOOOOO!" I've yet to find the episode you recommended in the comments, though.

Merry Christmin by AquaRaptor His face still says it all. Unless that red pikmin is a she. But either way! And because of the angelic pinkie, I hear heavenly harps and a choir every time I look into the red's eyes.

Giffany by AquaRaptor I like this one because you got her bow :iconjustrightplz: but also because you managed to give her bedroom eyes that are both cute and creepy. It fits Giffany. I only wish that you had more time to do more art!

4:
:iconskardart: Skardart

Gears of War Character Tally by Skardart Truly, if your character models were any better they'd be playable in Horde and multiplayer. I love how faithful you are to the details while still creating new designs, armor plates, and kit pieces. This character is the perfect showcase for your talent. She's definitely on the slim side for a Gear, but the backstory you wrote for her makes that interesting. Former glamour girl turned E-Day survivor turned soldier? Now that's a story! I bet she can out-duel three Grenadiers at once with that shotgun.

SiFFteR w TorqueBooM 01 by Skardart I love this character model because you took the time to pose him and create a background. Plus it showcases your idea for a heavy weapon variant of the Torque Bow. Siffter may have a lot going on with his character design, but it really sells me on the idea that he's an outcast who only survives the day-to-day by being a badass. If this guy was a boss fight, I'd probably die a lot and have fun doing it.

Random Locusts -subway sketch by Skardart Your sketches are really underappreciated (I should have commented on this one years ago). I love your style, and here you show a lot of range in your character design. You show great command of anatomy, pose, gesture, and even textures. And this sketchdump is my favorite of them all, because you drew cool monsters and one 30 foot tall crustacean from the paleozoic era.

5:
:iconwebkilla: webkilla

LARP 37: The latest and greatest by webkilla I've always had a fascination with LARP. There's a lot of cringe out there, but there's just as much win. This outfit is a win. And this outfit is more than art, it's practical art. I'd like to hear how you made it, and what materials you used. Whether you do backwoods roleplay LARP or large-scale field LARP, you've got the hair and the furs to look cool doing it.

StarReaver by webkilla Space mechs! Explosions! Wars among stars! You went all out with this piece, and that effort has not gone unnoticed. The explosions are especially energetic. I loved zooming in to find all the little combatants. Though the picture may be dated by years, it deserves to be called "a work."

Draw the muslim prophet day by webkilla Not only does this piece stand for something important, it's also hilarious original art. Even moreso because you actually live in the Daneland, where people have died for depicting Mohammad. Also, this face... It makes me chuckle. Great exaggeration. And most importantly, you made your stance on the issue clear in the description (in a mature fashion!).

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  • Listening to: Lord Huron - "Meet Me in the Woods"
  • Reading: Cloud and Proud
  • Watching: Funhaus is weird
  • Playing: old Gears games
  • Eating: very well thank you
  • Drinking: COUGH EEEEEEEE
Oh, that cactus
Private Vicky Leatherman knows she's pinned down. All three of her teammates lie dead in a row at her heels, including her best friend Simon, their corporal, and their sergeant. Any second now, that Velosian is going to peek over (or around?!) her cover. And then Vicky will be dead too.

Only the fire support team of Vicky's squad has line of sight to help, but they didn't understand her when she said "the one that looks like a frag grenade."

Vicky makes a snap decision. Miraculously, the Velosian doesn't shoot her. Was her gambit successful? All she knows is she has half a mag left in her rifle, two frags, and two smoke grenades.

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Big thanks to :iconfayelenefyre: for taking a stab at the "Which cactus?" conundrum. Since she had the only answer, I ran with it. And as it happens, her answer is the solution I dreamed of drawing. The deviation was titled "Which cactus?" for a reason, dudes!

But the scenario isn't over! Vicky Leatherman needs to decide whether to keep up the momentum and make a move, or hunker down and hope her support team saw her gunfire.

You decide Vicky's next move in the comments. No deadline. I'll choose whichever comment provides the most plausible solution. So think hard. Anyone can die.
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Sketchdumb - car trouble
I found an old sketchbook when I moved. It was barely used. This is my attempt to rectify that.
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Hugh-John
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Turns out this plz looks just like me: :iconcrybabyplz:

Hey there, I'm an aspiring artist who used to be a farmer and plans to co-write (and draw 100% of) a graphic novel in 2017. I'm not ready yet, but I should be. And I will be.

I grew up on Calvin & Hobbes, graduated to Gears of War, found delight in just about everything fictional, and (fair warning) I just so happen to like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I've introduced my kid brother to all of these, and while he thinks Pinkie Pie is just about the funniest thing ever, he much prefers chainsawing his way through Locust hordes. Proud of that lad.

As for what I do, I've been drawing since the day I could hold a pencil. I also write when I have spare time, and at the moment (decade?) I'm finishing a fanfiction. One day I hope to write novels and start my own webcomic on the side. Until then I plan to do a lot of job applications and commission art.

Remember that if you don't like what you see, you can always look elsewhere.
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:iconhispurpleness:
HisPurpleness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Thanks for the fave! You're awesome! :D
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Skardart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 4 Fav :)
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your models make me wish for more Locust War era Gears games! Great stuff.
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:iconskardart:
Skardart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yeah me too
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Hi Hugh! I wanted to say write thanks but ended up spending some time in your gallery to look at your very neat, detailed and very expressive works! sorry for returning this late but I really appreciate the time you took in commenting my works! :)

I am looking forward to learn more from your wonderful drawings!
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Ok, I'm afraid I mostly just have MLP stuff up right now, but I'm glad to hear I had something to offer in return for how much I learned looking at your stuff.
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
How are you?

Sorry for never really talking much.
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm doing fine! Busy with various things, usually. Right now the rain has hit us so hard that I'm out of work!
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
I hope you got a boat in case it floods.
Or at least are in a safe spot where it can't get you bad.

Are you still working on your stories?
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:iconwisdom-thumbs:
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed I am, if by "working" you mean "hobbling along."

Sorry for the late reply.
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